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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.

Indian Health Service Preparatory Scholarship
Scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled in undergraduate or preparatory courses in preparation for entry to health profession schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation Health Care Scholarship
Healthcare scholarships for individuals currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited Kansas school in a healthcare field. Preference will be given to current hospital employees, particularly those working in a hospital that is licensed for 25 or fewer acute beds.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Sponsor: Kansas Hospital Association
Louisiana Healthcare Workforce Collective Impact Grants
Grants to organizations working to implement educational, recruitment, retention, and related programs to meet pressing needs in Louisiana's healthcare workforce.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Missouri Health Professional Nursing Student Loans
Forgivable loans for students pursuing careers as licensed practical nurses or professional nurses in exchange for service in an underserved area in Missouri upon completion of education.
Geographic coverage: Missouri
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsor: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Missouri Nurse Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for advanced practice nurses and registered nurses who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Missouri.
Geographic coverage: Missouri
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsor: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Washington Health Corps Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for primary care health professionals who agree to practice in a shortage area of Washington.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsor: Washington Student Achievement Council
Delaware State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a medically underserved area of Delaware for a minimum of 2 years.
Geographic coverage: Delaware
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
Sponsor: Delaware Health Care Commission
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness
Funding for research focused on the barriers to end-of-life and palliative care health literacy in diverse settings and populations. Research should result in 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 7, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
3RNet Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas and assists employers in recruiting and retaining health professionals in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
Alaska AHEC Scholars Program
Multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Alaska that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce