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Scholarship / Other Programs

The League has assembled a comprehensive listing of programs for candidates interested in scholarship and other placement opportunities. Please click on the links below to obtain more detailed information.

» Disadvantaged Students Scholarship Program
» National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
» Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Employment Program
» University of Massachusetts Medical School "Learning
  Contract" Program

» US Health and Human Services Exchange Visitor Program

Disadvantaged Students Scholarship Program

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs.  For more information, please visit the site below:

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program is awarded to future practitioners who are interested in working with the medically underserved. The scholarship pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years. Education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation. Recipients also receive a monthly living stipend which is taxable. For each year of support the students receive, they must serve one year in a federally designated health professional shortage area (HPSA) of greatest need. There is a minimum of a two year service commitment which begins upon completion of residency or training. Eligible providers include those enrolled in fully accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical schools and those studying to become a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, physician assistant or dentist. For more information, please visit the sites below:

Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Employment Program

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) supports employment requests for J-1 visa physicians. DPH assists health care facilities located in federally designated medically underserved areas with physician recruitment by supporting J-1 visa waiver requests. As part of this program, foreign born doctors will be permitted to remain in the United States and receive a waiver of the foreign country residence requirement if they spend three years working in geographic areas where there is shortage of doctors. Federal law authorizes DPH to support no more than 30 J-1 visa waiver requests per federal fiscal year. For more information, please visit the sites below:

University of Massachusetts Medical School "Learning Contract" Program

The University of Massachusetts School of Medicine (UMMS) offers students a "learning contract", which defers payment of two-thirds of tuition. This contract requires the student to commit to at least four years of full-time employment in primary care, public or community service, or in a medically underserved area. This program is only for UMMS medical students who are state residents. For more information, please visit the sites below:

US Health and Human Services Exchange Visitor Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Exchange Visitor Program accepts applications to request waiver of the two-year foreign residency requirement. Physicians with J-1 visas must agree to deliver health care services for three years in primary care or mental health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). For more information, please visit the sites below:

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