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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.

    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):  Funds participating schools to
    offer long-term, low interest loans to needy students enrolled full-
    time or half-time in dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric or
    veterinary medicine.

    NURSING STUDENT LOAN (NSL):  Funds participating schools to offer long-
    term, low-interest loans to full-time, disadvantaged students pursuing
    a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing.

    LOANS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (LDS):  Funds selected schools to
    provide long-term, low-interest loans to disadvantaged students who
    pursue a degree in allopathic, osteopathic, podiatry, dentistry,
    optometry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.

    PRIMARY CARE LOAN (PCL):  Funds participating schools to provide
    long-term, low-interest rate loans to full-time, needy students to
    pursue a degree in allopathic or osteopathic medicine.  Students who
    receive a PCL must agree to enter and complete residency training in
    primary care within four years after graduation; and practice primary
    care for ten years or until the loan is paid in full, whichever comes
    first.

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (SDS):  Provides grants to
    schools who use the funding for scholarships to students from
    disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions programs.

    NURSE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:  Students accepted or enrolled in a
    diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program
    can receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs.
    In exchange you must work at an eligible facility with a critical
    shortage of nurses-a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF)- upon graduation.

    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.