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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Nurses

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

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: Jun 1, 2020
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
Scholarships for students pursuing registered nursing or licensed practical nursing degrees who agree to serve at a medical facility in Kansas upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Sponsor: Kansas Board of Regents
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Simulation Education Training Program
Funding to enhance nursing education and strengthen the nursing workforce through experiential learning opportunities, including the use of simulation-based technology to improve the health of patients, families, and communities in rural and medically underserved areas experiencing diseases and conditions that affect public health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who agree to serve as faculty at eligible health professions schools for a minimum of 2 years.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Virginia Nursing Scholarship Programs
Virginia scholarship program for students enrolled in nursing education programs to become registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse educators, nurse practitioners, or nurse midwives.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2020
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity
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, 2020
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department
Alaska Supporting Health Care Access through Loan Repayment (SHARP I)
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals in exchange for working in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2020
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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, 2020
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program
A distance learning opportunity available to rural nurses designed to increase knowledge base in prevention, identification, and assessment of diseases related to agricultural work exposures. A 50% nonprofit registration rate is available for nurses working for nonprofit organizations, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, government agencies, and educational institutions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: AgriSafe Network
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness
Funding for research focused on identification of the key barriers to effective end-of-life and palliative care health literacy in diverse settings and populations, and to create novel strategies, interventions, and models of care to improve health literacy, with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with serious, advanced illness and their families and caregivers. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 8, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services