Arkansas Rural Practice Scholarship program
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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses
The Rural Practice Scholarship program provides
forgivable loans for Arkansas students who are enrolled,
accepted, or alternates for the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and who agree to
practice full-time primary care medicine in a rural
community in Arkansas after completion of their
education. The purpose of the program is to increase the
number of physicians practicing medicine in rural
communities in Arkansas by allowing students who receive
rural practice loans during medical school to have the
loans converted to scholarship grants based upon a 4 year
service agreement in an approved community.
Participants are required to follow the
Rural Practice Curriculum, participate in
AHEC Scholars, and are encouraged to join the Rural
Medicine Student Leadership Association.
Eligible applicants are residents of Arkansas with
financial need who are enrolled, accepted for admission,
or accepted as an alternate for admission to the
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of
Qualified practice communities must be less than 20,000
in population and more than 20 miles from a community
with more than 20,000 in population.
Primary care includes:
- Family medicine
- General internal medicine
- General/internal Pediatrics
- General obstetrics/gynecology
- General surgery
- Emergency medicine
Amount of funding
Based on funding availability, up to $16,500 per academic
year for 4 years of medical school.
The current funds available allow for up to $12,000 per
academic year in 2021-2022.
The service requirement for forgiving loans is 1 year of
service for each year the loan was awarded.
Links to additional guidance,
program fact sheet, and the
application are available on the
Completed applications may be mailed or delivered to:
Tammy Henson, Administrator
Rural Practice Programs
University of Arkansas College of Medicine
4301 West Markham, # 551
Little Rock, Ark. 72205
Applications may also be turned in at the in-person
informational meeting on March 11, 2022.
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