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NHSC Launches Students to Service Application

September 19, 2014— The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Sept. 16 launched the 2015 application cycle for the Students to Service (S2S) loan repayment program. The application closes on Nov. 13, 2014.

The program is open to medical students in their final year of school who are planning to pursue a career in primary care and are committed to working in underserved communities. S2S award recipients receive up to $120,000 tax free during residency training in exchange for three years of full-time service or six years of part-time service. In the past three years, 80 percent of applicants have received an award.

The NHSC will be hosting an Oct. 1 technical assistance call on the S2S application process; additional information is available on the NHSC website. The NHSC also offers a Jobs Center to allow applicants to see the kinds of sites where S2S participants serve after completing their training.

The S2S program was established in part due to $1.5 billion in mandatory appropriations provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148 and P.L. 111-152). Without congressional action, the ACA’s NHSC Fund is set to expire after the 2015 award cycle. More than 50 NHSC Stakeholders sent an April 7 letter urging Congress to provide a sustained, long-term investment in the NHSC [see Washington Highlights, April 11].


Matthew Shick, JD
Director, Gov't Relations & Regulatory Affairs
Telephone: 202-862-6116


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