NHSC switching schools

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  1. GrignardsReagent

    GrignardsReagent Just an average medical student Bronze Donor

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    Hey all,

    I have a quick question. If I filled out the NHSC scholarship for one school and I submitted it. Now I got accepted off the waitlist for another school. Am I just SOL? Can they change it post deadline?
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
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  3. simpler2

    simpler2 person 10+ Year Member

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    This is an interesting situation. Of course, you should contact NHSC as soon as you have definitively chosen your school to address with them directly. The only reason the school comes into play is that NHSC gets financial information directly from your school to know how much your tuition and cost of materials expenses will be. I never go the impression that priority is given to applicants based on school cost (possibly years applying for scholarship though), so don't think it should be a big problem as you were more selected based off of your application and not your school.
     
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  4. jeannie514

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    Anyone else with info on this? They state that switching is strongly discouraged but.... must happen pretty commonly.
     
  5. GrignardsReagent

    GrignardsReagent Just an average medical student Bronze Donor

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    Just a heads up. They said I cannot change schools as it voids my application. so SOL I am.
     
  6. GrignardsReagent

    GrignardsReagent Just an average medical student Bronze Donor

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    And the complete troll. They did offer me the scholarship. Maybe now I can get it changed?
     
  7. ProspectivePostPreDent

    ProspectivePostPreDent

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    Could you elaborate? What ended up happening?
     
  8. GrignardsReagent

    GrignardsReagent Just an average medical student Bronze Donor

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    I was notified that I was a finalist and that is when I asked them about changing schools again and after getting a few "no"s from the customer service people I finally got them to send the request to an actual person in the NHSC. When it got there I was notified that yes in fact I can change schools so I accepted my contract. Now just waiting on the final decision which I assume is a given but I am actually not sure tbh.
     
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