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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Occupational therapy

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

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
North Dakota AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in North Dakota that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Dakota Area Health Education Center
Oregon AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Oregon that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Area Health Education Centers
South Dakota Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
A monetary incentive to health professionals who complete a 3 year service agreement at a rural facility in South Dakota. Facilities apply for matching funds to help with their recruitment efforts.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Virginia AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Virginia that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority
Western Professional Student Exchange Program
Program that allows students in specific western states and territories to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.
Geographic coverage: 15 Western states, as well as U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program Inactive
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, 2019
Sponsor: College Foundation of West Virginia
California Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for allied healthcare professionals practicing in designated counties of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Oct 8, 2019
Sponsors: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Professions Education Foundation
Maryland Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for Maryland residents who provide public service in Maryland, such as nurses, counselors, teachers, lawyers, therapists, and social workers that serve low-income, underserved, or underrepresented populations.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission