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Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois State Medical Society
Oct 1, 2020



The Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program provides loans and/or recommendations to University of Illinois Medical School students who wish to specialize in family practice or another primary healthcare field. Recipients must agree to practice medicine in an approved rural community in Illinois for a period of one year for each year that financial aid is taken, upon graduation. Freshmen applicants receiving a recommendation must commit to a five-year practice period.


Only University of Illinois Medical School students are eligible. Students must be willing to specialize in family practice or another primary healthcare field and work in rural Illinois after graduation.

Applicants must be:

  1. Illinois residents
  2. In the fourth year of college or have a bachelor's degree
  3. Have the signature of the county medical society president or secretary on the application
  4. Have the county Farm Bureau president's signature on the application

A list of approved primary care residencies is available on the RIMSAP about us page.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Loans of $6,250 are available per semester with a maximum of $50,000 for four years of medical school. The interest rate is 4%.

Application process

A link to the RIMSAP brochure is available on the program website.

Submit an application to the address below by November 1 to be considered as a candidate for the medical school enrollment the following August.

Illinois Farm Bureau
1701 N. Towanda Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61701-2050

Applicants must also complete the required American Medical College Admission Service Forms. AMCAS applications must be submitted by October 1 in order to be on record with the University of Illinois by November 1.

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Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Physicians · Primary care · Illinois

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