Medical Student Financial Services
External funding can be found in a myriad of places! This page will encompass external gift aid (grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid).
Outside scholarships are not affiliated with institutional funding and require time and effort when it comes to applying. They can be found anywhere and everywhere! One option is to reference other medical schools' financial aid office webpages to
see what they may have found that we have not!
For your convenience, we do our best to maintain a comprehensive list of outside scholarships that are catered toward medical students specifically, and/or include graduate health professions students.
View master list of external scholarship opportunities...
NHSC Scholarship Program
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Health Professional Scholarship Program
The Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) provides financial assistance to students receiving education or training in a direct or indirect health-care services
discipline (Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38 occupations); and assists in providing an adequate supply of such personnel for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). HPSP helps the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) meet its need for qualified
health care professionals for which recruitment or retention is difficult.
Loan Repayment Programs
Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Primary Care Practitioners
The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Primary Care Practitioners is funded by the State of Vermont, through the Department of Health, and is
administered by the UVM Larner College Of Medicine Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. The program's goal is to ensure a stable and adequate supply of primary care practitioners to meet the health care
needs of Vermonters.
There are three types of applications for eligible physicians (Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine/Adult Primary Care, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Psychiatry, Geriatrics):
- “Retention” Application: For primary care practitioners currently practicing in Vermont;
- “Recruitment” Application: For practice sites recruiting a new primary care practitioner; and
- “Job Seeker” Application: For UVM Medical Center residents and UVM LCOM graduates (regardless of residency program location) in their final year of training and seeking employment in Vermont as a primary care physician.
Eligible work sites are primary care practices (ambulatory/outpatient) or urgent care sites or outpatient mental health/substance use disorder settings or inpatient mental health settings or employees (paid) who work at a free health care clinic
The Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program
The Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program (SELRP) provides financial assistance to physicians in the form of a loan repayment to recent graduates of an accredited
medical or osteopathic school, and are currently enrolled or matched to a residency identified as a shortage by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The loan repayment is $40,000 a year with a maximum of $160,000. In return the recipient
would agree to serve in a clinical practice at a VA facility for a period of 12 months for each $40,000 of loan repayment with a minimum of 24 months of obligated service.
NHSC Loan Repayment Program:
Licensed primary care clinicians in eligible disciplines can receive loan repayment assistance through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP). In exchange for loan repayment, you serve at least two years of service at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program
To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, HRSA launched the HSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP).
The most effective treatment for opioid addiction is a comprehensive approach that incorporates medication and behavioral health counseling.
The program supports the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths.
NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is for providers working to combat the opioid
epidemic in the nation’s rural communities.
The NHSC Rural Community LRP will make loan repayment awards in coordination with the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). This will provide evidence-based substance use treatment,
assist in recovery, and prevent overdose deaths across the nation.
Which NHSC program is right for you?
Check out the loan comparison page...