The deadline to apply for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program has been extended to May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The program awards up to $50,000 in exchange for a two-year commitment to provide health care, including dental care, at approved sites in high-need, underserved areas. Recipients are also eligible to extend their service and potentially pay off all of their educational debt with continuation contracts.
As part of the Biden administration’s stimulus package, the Health Resources and Services Administration received $900 million in new funding to support, recruit and retain qualified health professionals through the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps programs. The ADA advocated for the funding to be included in the stimulus bill, which is called the American Rescue Plan, and is encouraging dentists and dental students to apply for National Health Service Corps opportunities.
For more information, visit the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce webpage.