New Mexico Higher Education Department
The award is for a forgivable loan of up to $12,000 annually, renewable for three additional years providing the student reapplies each year.
Varies, approximately 20 awards disbursed annually.
The Allied Health Student Loan-for-Service Program is a state program, administered through the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), established to help increase the number of allied health professionals in areas of New Mexico which have experienced shortages, by making educational loans to students seeking certification or licensure in an eligible allied health field. The award is based on the financial need of the student. The Health Professional Advisory Committee will screen applications and rank individuals based on the applicant’s academic eligibility, ability to describe the need for the program, and intent to work in a designated shortage area as approved by the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Students will receive award or denial notification by August 1. Recipients of this award must agree to a service contract to provide one year of service for each academic year of funding. Failure to meet the obligation may result in severe principal and interest penalties.
The application opens every year on May 15th and closes on July 1. To apply, students must complete the New Mexico Medical Student Loan-for-Service application and complete a Free Application for Fed ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.