Are you applying to the NHSC this year?

  • Yes

    Votes: 48 64.0%
  • No

    Votes: 12 16.0%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 7 9.3%
  • already got it! :)

    Votes: 8 10.7%

  • Total voters
    75
Jan 20, 2019
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Does this scholarship just pay for tuition & fees, and not living expenses like rent, etc? I'm aware of the monthly stipend but just wanted to be sure.
Also, is there a way to see the statistics? In other words how many people receive the scholarship vs how many apply. Thanks!
 

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Does this scholarship just pay for tuition & fees, and not living expenses like rent, etc? I'm aware of the monthly stipend but just wanted to be sure.
Also, is there a way to see the statistics? In other words how many people receive the scholarship vs how many apply. Thanks!
This scholarship is tuition and fees, a yearly “books/supplies stipend” and a monthly “living stipend”. The monthly stipend this yr is $1383, which CAN go towards living expenses. According to one of their webinars, approx 155 awards will be given this year (out of over 2000 apps)—historical acceptances vs applicants were around 8-10% (i think they used to report this in their program guide, but i can no longer find the chart that says this)
 
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Pearl E. White

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May 20, 2014
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Anybody starting class soon? I will have started before credit checks begin :(
 

Moocille

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Jan 26, 2019
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Anybody starting class soon? I will have started before credit checks begin :(
Our orientation starts July 23, classes begin July 29th. I’ve gotten all my financial aid done to go ahead and start with loans...if I get this I’ll be ecstatic, but I’m not stressing over it.
 
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Pearl E. White

5+ Year Member
May 20, 2014
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Naples, FL
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Dental Student
Our orientation starts July 23, classes begin July 29th. I’ve gotten all my financial aid done to go ahead and start with loans...if I get this I’ll be ecstatic, but I’m not stressing over it.
Same. That’s the best mindset to have.
 
Aug 21, 2018
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Hey all, I was wondering if anyone received the scholarship who didn't put their name, social and applicant id on the supporting documents! Just realized we were supposed to and now I'm super nervous I won't be in the running. Thanks!
 
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As I am trying to set up an account with credit karma to see receive notifications about a credit check I am unable to create an account. I am afraid that I may not have a credit score yet (I am a recent grad). Anyone have any experience with this? I am wondering if it will be seen as a negative thing on their side if I don’t have a score at all. Thanks!!
 

cooliyak

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As I am trying to set up an account with credit karma to see receive notifications about a credit check I am unable to create an account. I am afraid that I may not have a credit score yet (I am a recent grad). Anyone have any experience with this? I am wondering if it will be seen as a negative thing on their side if I don’t have a score at all. Thanks!!
You may have a score. If you’ve ever had a loan or credit card, you have one. I really don’t think it would be an issue if you didn’t though. From what I understand, they are looking for defaulted loans and other bad marks on your credit score.
Side note: I would recommend starting to build your credit. You’ll need it later in life. Just get a credit card and only use it for gas or something that you know you’ll never miss a payment on.
 
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Moocille

Medical Student (accepted)
Jan 26, 2019
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You may have a score. If you’ve ever had a loan or credit card, you have one. I really don’t think it would be an issue if you didn’t though. From what I understand, they are looking for defaulted loans and other bad marks on your credit score.
Side note: I would recommend starting to build your credit. You’ll need it later in life. Just get a credit card and only use it for gas or something that you know you’ll never miss a payment on.
Second this. To build credit automatically without stressing about it, get a credit card, put some small recurring charge on it, like your $9.99/mo Hulu account, then set up automatic draft through your bank to pay off the balance every month. Every year or so, request a credit line increase, but don’t increase your spending.
 
Apr 9, 2018
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Hey all, I was wondering if anyone received the scholarship who didn't put their name, social and applicant id on the supporting documents! Just realized we were supposed to and now I'm super nervous I won't be in the running. Thanks!
did you try calling customer support and asking if they'll still consider the application?
 
Aug 23, 2017
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Yes I did, and they said it may hurt, it may not, it completely depends on who reads your application!
Yikes, that's concerning.. But I read from the Q&A sessions that only name and concentration was needed on the documents, so that's what I did. Hopefully it won't disqualify us. :(
 
Dec 16, 2018
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Yikes, that's concerning.. But I read from the Q&A sessions that only name and concentration was needed on the documents, so that's what I did. Hopefully it won't disqualify us. :(
Don’t be too concerned. I called them before submitting and they told me that the info only needed to be on our personal statement and vita.