Armed Forces Health Profession Scholarship Program
This program can provide full funding for tuition, fees, and reimbursement of all mandatory expenses in addition to a living expense stipend. In repayment for each year of assistance, after completion of residency training (military or civilian), you serve as a practicing physician/officer in your branch of the military (minimum of three-year commitment).
Air Force: http://airforce.com or call 1-800-GO-GUARD
Army: http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/medical/corps_benefits.jsp or call 1-800-USA-ARMY
Navy: http://www.navy.com or call 1-866-NAV-RECR. Or you can contact the Phoenix recruiting office directly by calling Erin R. Ocker at (480) 261-1528.
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP) offers primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid, while earning a competitive salary, in exchange for providing health care in urban, rural, or frontier communities with limited access to care.
NHSC LRP participants serve at one of more than 17,000. NHSC-approved sites located in federally designated Health professional Shortage areas (HPSAs). a higher HPSA score indicates greater community need so the NHSC LRP offers two levels of loan repayment awards:
Up to $60,000 to primary care providers practicing at an NHSC-approved site with a HPSA score of 14 or above in return for a 2-year full-time commitment or 4-year half-time commitment.
Up to $40,000 to primary care providers practicing at an NHSC-approved site with a HPSA score of 13 and below in return for a 2-year full-time commitment or 4-year half-time commitment.
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Additional Scholarship Searches
There are a number of scholarship sites on the web students can search. We have listed a few here to get you started. Scholarship searches should always be free. We never recommend that you pay for a scholarship search.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: http://www.hsf.net/scholarships-home.aspx.
Admitted students are encouraged to complete the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarship Application. Many of the scholarships offered by the College of Medicine - Phoenix are need-based and will also require that the student complete the FAFSA. The financial aid office will contact admitted students with directions on completing this application. This application is typically available late in the summer.