The Health Resources & Services Administration's National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program is now accepting applications. The program offers dental students in their final year of school loan repayment assistance in return for service in a community of need.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 1.
Students who are selected for the program may receive up to $120,000 in tax-free loan repayment, in addition to a competitive salary and benefits, for three years of full-time service in communities with limited access to quality health care. Students may also choose to serve part time for six years, according to NHSC.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- A U.S. citizen (U.S. born or naturalized) or a U.S. national.
- Enrolled as a full-time student in the final year at an accredited medical, nursing or dental school.
- Pursuing a primary care career, including dentistry.
NHSC said it will prioritize awards "based on the likelihood that applicants will remain in an underserved community once their service is complete and disadvantaged background."
For more information on the award amount, eligibility and service commitment, visit the S2S LRP website.