NM Allied Health Loan-For-Service

Awarded By:

New Mexico Higher Education Department

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Number of awards vary annually
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of New Mexico.
  3. Must intend to practice medicine within a designated health professional shortage area of New Mexico.
  4. Must attend a public, post-secondary institution in New Mexico.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  6. Must be a high school graduate or older.
  7. Must demonstrate financial need.
  8. Must enroll at least half time.
  9. Must be enrolled in a health profession program leading to a degree or certification.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The purpose of the Allied Health Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of physician assistants in areas of the state which have experienced shortages of health practitioners, by making educational loans to students seeking certification/licensure in an eligible health field which include the following: Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech-Language Pathology Audiology Pharmacy Respiratory Care Laboratory Technology Mental Health-Social Services Emergency Medical Services Nutrition Dental Hygiene As a condition of each loan, the student shall declare his/her intent to practice as a health professional in a designated shortage area within the state of New Mexico. For every year of service provided in a designated shortage area within New Mexico, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.

Application requirements for the NM Allied Health Loan-For-Service are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • FAFSA
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • School certification
  • Acceptance letter
Additional Information:

Award Amount: No more than $12,000 per year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $12,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, July 1, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, July 1, 2023

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. No incomplete/ late submissions will be accepted. Applications are available every year beginning May 15th.
About New Mexico Higher Education Department:
Contact Information: Karen Kennedy, Financial Aid Director
Address: Financial Aid Division 2048 Galisteo St. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

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