You can apply to the NHSC Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. dental school.
Type of Funding: Federal
Term: The Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year. Applicants chosen to receive the scholarship are notified no later than September 30.
Range of Funding: The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs and provides a living stipend. Scholarship payments other than the living stipend are federal income tax-free. The NHSC helps scholars find a practice site that's right for them. When in service, scholars earn a market-rate salary, paid by the employing facility.
Obligation: In return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community. For each year of financial support (up to four years), the student agrees to serve one year (minimum two years) at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural or frontier community across the nation. Service begins upon graduation (and completion of primary care residency training for doctors and dentists).
- Be a U.S. Citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. National.
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student.
- Be attending or accepted to attend school of dentistry accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation located in a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
- Be eligible for federal employment.
- Not have an existing service obligation.
- Submit a complete application.