The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has just announced the launch of a brand-new Loan Mitigation Pilot Program. The program, organized by the ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program Task Force, will fund 6 successful candidates $50,000 to reduce their loan burden over 3 years. Year 1 awards will focus on individuals historically underrepresented in medicine, who for this program are defined as those individuals who self-identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
- The 5-year program offers financial support for trainees entering the field of nephrology, focusing on those historically underrepresented in medicine.
- Six candidates will be selected for the first year of the program (2021).
- Each successful candidate will receive $50,000 over 3 years towards the repayment of eligible student loans.
The application period for this program opens June 16, 2021 and closes July 28, 2021. More details regarding applicant eligibility and the application process can be found here on the ASN website.