Scholarships and Loan Repayment
Scholarship and loan repayment programs help healthcare professionals to pay for school tuition or pay back student loans. The programs available to providers in Colorado offer payment in exchange for a service commitment to a rural or urban underserved area. The facilities eligible include rural health clinics, private and non-profit clinics and Community Health Centers serving vulnerable populations. Scholarships are funds awarded to students before or during school and loan repayment are funds awarded after school, once a provider is in-practice.

There are several scholarship and loan repayment programs available in Colorado. Below you will find information on the Colorado Rural Outreach Program (CROP) and the Marva Jean Jackson Rural Community Health Scholarship administered by CRHC as well as other programs administered by partner organizations. A Loan Repayment Grid which summarizes and compares each program is also available.

For assistance finding a job eligible for loan repayment, visit the Colorado Provider Recruitment (CPR) Program
website.

Scholarship Programs

    Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Professions Scholarship Program
    This program is administered by the Central Colorado AHEC and provides tuition to graduate level health professional students in exchange for a service commitment once program is completed.

    Marva Jean Jackson (MJJ) Rural Community Health Scholarships
    The MJJ Scholarship program supports rural "grow your own" efforts. It offers grants of up to $1,000 in matching dollars for a rural community member’s tuition to healthcare professional school, training program or continuing education course.

    National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
    NHSC’s scholarship program provides tuition for up to two to four years of medical school or other eligible healthcare professional training programs in exchange for a service commitment once program is completed.

    One Medical Group Scholarship Program
    One Medical Group offers a new approach to health care that combines people-centered design, smart application of technology, and a team of talented providers who have the time and tools necessary to make smarter decisions. One Medical will award a $10,000 scholarship to an exceptional third-year medical student with a passion for primary care. Applicant must be a third-year medical student with an interest in pursuing primary care.

    CO Scholarship Program Summary

Loan Repayment Programs

    National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
    NHSC is administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and offers financial support to primary care providers. NHSC’s loan repayment program provides up to $30,000 in exchange for a service commitment.

    National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Program
    The NHSC Students to Service Program is also administered by the US Department of Health And Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and offers loan repayment to medical students (MD and DO) in their last year of school.

    Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC)
    CHSC is administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Primary Care Office (PCO) and offers generous student loan repayment in exchange for service at clinics serving Coloradoans in greatest need.

    Colorado Rural Outreach Program (CROP)
    CROP strengthens the ability of Colorado's rural communities to recruit and retain healthcare providers. It provides grants of up to $10,000 in matching dollars that can be used for the payment of educational loans of healthcare professionals employed in the community.

    CO Loan Repayment Program Summary

    Faculty Loan Repayment Program
    This program is administered by HRSA and offers loan repayment to health professions faculty from disadvantaged backgrounds up to $40,000 in exchange for a service commitment at an accredited health professions university.

    Nurse Corps
    Nurse Corps is administered by HRSA and offers loan repayment to nurses of up to 60% of their loan debt for their commitment to caring for the underserved in exchange for a service obligation.