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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Financial aid for health careers

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

New Mexico Nursing Loan for Service Program
Forgivable loans for nursing students who agree to practice in an underserved area of New Mexico upon completion of their education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department
North Dakota RuralMed Program
Offers medical students at the University of North Dakota full tuition in the form of a forgivable loan in return for a 5-year service agreement to practice in rural areas of North Dakota upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2021
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program (RCHIP)
Student loan reimbursements or stipend payments to assist rural communities in recruiting non-physician healthcare professionals who agree to serve in a medically underserved community of Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2021
Sponsors: Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas State Office of Rural Health
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)
Loan repayment assistance for substance use disorder (SUD) professionals to provide direct treatment and recovery support services in an approved SUD treatment facility.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) Site Application
Apply to be an approved Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program site to receive assistance with recruitment and retention of qualified SUD clinicians and paraprofessionals.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for dentists in Maryland who provide care to vulnerable populations in the state, including Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
Sponsors: Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Higher Education Commission
Kansas State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for certain health professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Kansas.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarships
Scholarships for students residing in rural areas who are currently enrolled in a master's level counseling program and are committed to practicing in rural communities after graduation.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation
Oklahoma Nursing Student Assistance Program
Forgivable scholarship loans for Oklahoma students pursuing nursing degrees in return for agreeing to practice in Oklahoma upon graduation, with an emphasis placed on practicing in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: State of Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission
Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program (MRPIP)
Loan repayment assistance for physicians who agree to practice in underserved areas of Montana.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2021
Sponsor: Montana University System