A loan repayment program for health professions students interested in practicing in underserved communities in West Virginia, this program helps keep good talent in state.

West Virginia Health Sciences Scholarship Program

The Health Sciences Service Program is a loan repayment program (not a financial aid scholarship) for health professions students interested in practicing in underserved communities in West Virginia. The program makes approximately 15 awards each academic year to students enrolled in West Virginia healthcare education degree programs.

  • $30,000 for medical and dental students.
  • $15,000 for students training to become nurse educators, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, clinical psychologists, public health practitioners, and clinical social workers.

Awards are made based on a competitive application process and the recommendations of an advisory committee. Funds are provided to participants once they begin practicing and provide documentation regarding their educational loan balances.

Additional Resources

This document was created to inform health professions students about the many financial incentives they may qualify for. It divides programs by discipline and provides a general overview of each program. The table of contents bellow shows you which pages each discipline’s programs can be found on. Some programs listed cannot be served concurrently with the Health Sciences Service Program.

How to Apply

Application Period Closed. Opens again in August of 2024.

Contact Information

Michelle Ruppert M.A.
Health Sciences Program Administrator
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV  25303

Phone: (304) 558-0530
Email: HSSP@wvhepc.edu
Fax: (304) 712-9343

Program Application

Service Obligations

How It Works