The NHSC and Nurse Corps programs provide scholarship and loan repayment options to qualified primary care medical, dental, and behavioral health clinicians – including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and behavioral health providers – in exchange for providing care at a qualified site in an urban or rural area with provider shortages. These scholarship and loan repayment awards supplement existing salaries/contracts, in order to entice our brightest minds to serve in needy areas who may otherwise be driven to pursue more lucrative paths in order to pay off their student loan debt.