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NHSC Scholarship Application: Letters of Recommendation Tips

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NHSC Scholarship Application: Letters of Recommendation

The application for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program requires two letters of recommendation – one academic and one non-academic. 
These letters should provide a detailed description of your performance in school; education/work achievements; community/ civic or other non-academic achievements; ability to work and communicate constructively with others from diverse backgrounds; and interest and motivation to serve underserved populations through work experience, course work, special projects, or research.
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Academic Letter of Recommendation: If you are currently enrolled in the health professions training program, the recommendation letter should be from the Department Chair, faculty advisor, or a faculty member of that academic program who can attest to your qualifications.

If you have not started the training associated with the scholarship, the letter should be from the Department Chair, faculty advisor, or a faculty member of your most recent academic program. 

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Non-Academic Letter of Recommendation: The letter should be from an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s professional, community, and/or civic activities, especially those related to underserved communities. 

The recommender can be an employer or previous employer, community leader, colleague, or anyone who has knowledge of your interest and motivation to provide care to underserved communities. The recommender must not be a family member. 
A couple of key reminders: 
  • All recommendations must be completed online through the online application portal by the application deadline. 
  • The letter must have a handwritten signature and be on letterhead.
  • If the requirements are not met, your application will be deemed ineligible. 
  • If you decide to request a different recommender, login to the online application portal to cancel your initial request and enter the information required to select a new recommender.
  • For additional details on letters of recommendation, please review pages 48-49 of the Application and Program Guidance.

Get Your Questions Answered!

Use the information below to access these helpful events for NHSC Scholarship applicants.
NHSC Scholarship Application Q & A Session
Thursday, April 26, 20183:00 - 4:30 PM ET(by phone & online)Phone: 1-888-469-1602        Passcode: 8126706Access Link 
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NHSC Scholarship Application Q & A Session Tuesday, May 8, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET(online only)
Access Link

Helpful Resources

Remember - the deadline to submit your application is Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 PM ET.

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