I got the finalist letter today, but I'm traveling so I have had lots of time to think about consenting to accept the scholarship if they offer it to me. It would be an amazing opportunity to have school paid for, but would I be substantially limiting my options after my payback time by taking the scholarship?Hello all,
I received the scholarship last year as a dental student and I hope to clear a few things up... My status never changed from "under review"-- not even after I received the award email. In mid-late August I received a notification that I was a finalist-- they made me submit a form stating that i'd accept the scholarship if offered, and i consented to a credit check... then on 9/23 I got my award letter. If you don't receive a finalist letter, you won't likely get the scholarship... And all people that got the finalist email that I know got the scholarship. Also, don't worry about the number of scholarships they offer... 3 people in my class alone received it! Good luck!
Worst case scenario is that you decide you have another specialty passion aside from gen dentistry or peds... If so, you're still obligated to the nhsc for your contract (but you can specialize after that). I can't tell you how many of my classmates wish, in retrospect, that they had done the NHSC or the military route... I just talked to a dentist this past weekend that graduated with 280k I'm debt and is paying 3500k a month in student loans and having to work 6 days a week just to stay right side up on his loans... And he'll have to do that for 9 more years to pay off his loans... Yuck!I got the finalist letter today, but I'm traveling so I have had lots of time to think about consenting to accept the scholarship if they offer it to me. It would be an amazing opportunity to have school paid for, but would I be substantially limiting my options after my payback time by taking the scholarship?
I hope not, but there's a very good chance that all offers have been sent. Those high on the wait list may still receive offers if some people decline. The chances of being high on the wait list are slim however. Has anyone's application status changed on the portal? Mine hasn't changed since I submitted my application. I also never received any emails, not even a confirmation email.did all the offers go out fri
I could never understand this. They make you sign a bunch of things, but caution you that it "doesn't mean you got the scholarship." So....what DOES it mean??I received a call from them today making sure I had received the email. I said, "Yes ma'am, I'm getting the signature now." She said, "So you're accepting the award then?" I said, "Yes ma'am."
Be a shame to go through that conversation and get nixed...
If you're interested in the scholarship, keep trying for it. I got it on my second attempt.Congratulations! Unfortunately I did not receive an email. That's probably a bad sign for me. However, I am happy for all of the finalists.
No, I'm male, middle class and white.For you guys who received the scholarship, I'm interested in applying this coming cycle. Were all of you who received it considered "financially disadvantaged" if you don't mind me asking? And what do you guys think made your application stand out? I really want to do all I can to get this scholarship this year. Any help is greatly appreciated!
The volunteer experience is the same question I have been asking. I know that they only give out 50 to dental students. Here is the link to the website http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ or just google NHSC!Do you need substantial volunteer experience in helping the underserved in order to get this scholarship? Does anyone know about how many people apply per year and how many actually receive it?