LOAN ASSISTANCE REPAYMENT PROGRAM (MDC-LARP)
Who may apply: Practicing dentists.
How to apply:
Complete and file an MDC-LARP application
available from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
(DHMH). Contact DHMH by calling (410) 767-7899.
When to apply:
Eligible field of employment:
You must be a Maryland resident. You must have graduated
from an accredited US dental school. You must have a valid
unrestricted license to practice dentistry in Maryland and
be employed full-time as a dentist in Maryland providing care
to Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients in
Maryland. You must have at least 30 percent of your patient
population as MMAP recipients. You must have outstanding eligible
higher education loans. You cannot be in default on a loan
or have incomplete service obligations.
This award is not based on need.
Dentists may receive up to $23,740 per year for each year
of obligated service up to a maximum of 3 years of service.
RENEWING AN AWARD
You may renew your award up to two years.
You must sign and return a promissory note stating that you
will remain employed full-time as a dentist. You must agree
to maintain at least 30 percent of your patient population
as MMAP recipients. If you hold this scholarship with any
other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform
your service in consecutive years.
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