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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 Health Service Corps Stipend Program
Provides a stipend to eligible health professionals during their last two years of training or residency in return for a service obligation of a minimum of 2 years in an underserved area of New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2021
Sponsor: New Mexico Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for undergraduate and graduate health professional educational loans in return for full-time clinical service in Indian Health Service programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2021
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Florida Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Loan repayment assistance for nursing personnel who agree to serve in areas of Florida where there are critical nursing shortages.
Geographic coverage: Florida
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Tennessee Rural Residency Stipend Program
Offers a stipend to primary care physicians studying in Tennessee residency programs or physicians with Tennessee affiliations who are in out-of-state primary care residency programs. Recipients must agree to practice in a rural/underserved area of Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Wisconsin Health Professions Loan Assistance Program (HPLAP)
Loan repayment assistance for primary care professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Sponsor: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Arkansas Rural Health Scholarship
Scholarship program designed to assist healthcare students in Arkansas with education costs while encouraging them to serve and practice in underserved rural areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2021
Sponsor: Dr. Rhys Branman
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
Alabama Board of Medical Scholarship Awards
Forgivable loans for students enrolled in an Alabama medical school who agree to practice primary care in a pre-approved medically underserved community in Alabama upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: State of Alabama
Alaska Health Care Professionals Workforce Enhancement Program (SHARP – 3)
Direct incentive payments and loan repayment assistance for a wide range of healthcare professionals in exchange for working in an underserved area or with underserved populations in Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Doctors for Maine's Future Scholarship
Scholarships for eligible medical students who enroll in a Maine-based medical school and agree to work at a Maine healthcare facility upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine