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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    Health Resources and Services Administration
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    www.hrsa.gov
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    To increase the diversity of the health professions workforce and the
    number of providers working in underserved communities, HRSA provides
    funds to accredited U.S. health professions schools providing scholar-
    ships and low-interest loans to students with financial need.  Many who
    benefit from these programs are racial and ethnic minorities who are
    under-represented in the health workforce.  These groups comprise 25% 
    of the U.S. population, but less than 10% of many health professions.  
    HRSA health professions loan repayment, scholarship and loan programs 
    help to encourage and enable clinicians to work in underserved areas.

    If you are a student or health professional looking for scholarships, 
    loans or loan repayment, please visit: www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/
    Following is a list of some of the school-based scholarships and 
    loans available:

    HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENT LOAN (HPSL):  Need-based competitive 
    program.  Must pursue degree in dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, 
    podiatric medicine or veterinary medicine.  

    NURSING STUDENT LOAN (NSL):  Need-based competitive program.  Must 
    pursue diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing,
    and apply for aid through participating school.

    LOANS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (LDS):  Need-based competitive 
    program.  Must be enrolled in and apply for aid to participating school 
    of allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric or veterinary medicine; or in
    dentistry, optometry or pharmacy.

    PRIMARY CARE LOAN (PCL):  Need-based competitive program which requires 
    loan recipients to serve in primary care.  Must pursue degree in 
    allopathic or osteopathic medicine and apply for aid through partici-
    pating school.  

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (SDS):  Need-based competitive
    program.  Must be enrolled in and apply for aid to participating health
    professions program.

    NURSE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:  This selective program helps to 
    alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by 
    certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional
    Shortage Areas (HPSAs).  The program provides nursing students with 
    financial support in exchange for a commitment to serve at least two
    years in a qualifying NURSE Corps site.  

    To apply for any of these programs, contact the student financial aid 
    office at the school where you intend to apply for admission or where
    you are enrolled.

    YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A LOAN OR SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIBED ABOVE,
    ONLY IF YOUR SCHOOL PARTICIPATES IN THAT PROGRAM. 

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