Congratulations to our National Health Service Corps Scholars

Congratulations to our National Health Service Corps Scholars

Congrats to our National Health Service Corp Scholars

Year after year, UofL dental students demonstrate their academic excellence and commitment to service through health care. Some of the brightest minds at UofL will apply their passion for health to help some of the most underserved communities in the country as part of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).

ULSD students Colten Butler, Dick Einerson, Matthew Free, and Logan Schuiteman will receive a  scholarship that pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and  a stipend in return for a commitment to work at least two years at an NHSC- approved site in an underserved community. Service begins after graduation (and completion of primary care residency training for doctors and dentists). The NHSC has thousands of approved sites located in urban, rural and frontier communities across the U.S. The Corps will provide technical support to scholars as they search for the site and community that is right for them.  While serving, scholars earn a competitive salary, which is paid by the NHSC-approved site.

The NHSC Scholarship application process is highly competitive. The NHSC received more than a thousand applications from hundreds of schools from across the country. Less than 15 percent of the applicants received the scholarship award.

UofL ranked among the top 20 schools with NHSC scholarship awardees. We congratulate these outstanding students and wish them all the best as they prepare to serve where they are needed most!