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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Emergency department and urgent care services

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program
Loan repayment assistance for certain health professions students who are in the final year of study and who agree to practice in an underserved or rural area of West Virginia upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
Sponsor: College Foundation of West Virginia
Kansas J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Kansas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2021
Sponsor: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Arkansas Community Match Rural Physician Recruitment Program
A financial incentive for physicians who agree to practice primary care in rural areas of Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Dec 25, 2021
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Kansas Bridging Plan
Loan forgiveness for resident physicians working in primary care and psychiatry who agree to a 3 year service contract to work in rural areas of Kansas.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Sponsor: University of Kansas Medical Center
Arkansas Rural Practice Scholarship program
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.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Programs
Illinois Underserved Physician Workforce (UPW) Loan Repayment Program
Funding to assist communities in recruiting physicians to their nonprofit healthcare facilities in Heath Professional Shortage Areas in Illinois. Practice location sites register and agree to sponsor any provider who wishes to be considered for the program. Providers may apply for loan repayment in return for service at an approved site for at least 2 years.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Center for Rural Health
Louisiana Physician Placement Service: Rural Scholars
Residency and fellowship placement assistance for health career students in Louisiana, with an emphasis on physicians committed to practicing primary care in a rural location in Louisiana following residency training.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center
Oklahoma Physician Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for primary care physicians who agree to practice in approved rural communities in Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: State of Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission
Tennessee State Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Tennessee, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
Vermont J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Conrad 30 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Vermont, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Vermont
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Office of Rural Health and Primary Care