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
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
$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.
Disadvantaged Students Scholarship ProgramThe 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 ProgramThe 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 ProgramThe 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:
- Massachusetts Conrad-30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program Overview
- Medical Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) Database
- Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Database