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North Carolina Medical Society Foundation Community Practitioner Program

Who It’s For: Primary care physicians, physician assistants, and family nurse practitioners in the state of North Carolina who agree to work in a health professional shortage area for at least five years.

How to Apply: You can apply online through the program’s website.

What Loans Qualify: Any loans (including federal, state, and private) that were used to pay for the relevant healthcare degree and were taken out from a qualified lending institution.

How Much?: Varies according to educational level and available funds. The average grant is generally no more than half the education debt, up to a maximum of $70,000.

Anything Else I Should Know?: You can search for qualifying health professional shortage areas here.