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.
> The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
> Disadvantaged Students Scholarship Program
>National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
> Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Employment Program
> University of Massachusetts Medical School "Learning
> US Health and Human Services Exchange Visitor Program
$1,000 award to a student pursuing a medical-related course of study who has been affected by substance use disorder.
- Deadline is June 30, 2019.
- For more information, click HERE.
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:
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:
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:
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
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: