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Rural Health
Funding by Type: Educational Opportunities and Fellowships

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

Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
A one-year fellowship designed to prepare physician-leaders who will work to improve the capacity of the healthcare system to provide access to high quality care for historically marginalized populations. The program provides academic training and coursework, including an MPH or MPA. Physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2022
Sponsors: Commonwealth Fund, Harvard University
WWAMI Region Target Rural Underserved Track
A longitudinal curriculum and educational track offered by the University of Washington School of Medicine that assigns students to underserved rural and small city sites within the WWAMI region.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2022
Sponsors: University of Washington School of Medicine, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
Rural Experiences for Health Professions Students Summer Experience Program
A program that places clinical psychology, master of social work, physician, physician assistant, medical laboratory science, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, nursing, physical and occupational therapy students from South Dakota in a 3 or 4-week experience with preceptors established in rural areas of South Dakota.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Application Deadline: Dec 30, 2022
Sponsor: Southeast SD Rural Area Health Education Center
NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors
Fellowships for master's degree-level addictions counseling students from minority backgrounds. For the purpose of this program, minorities include racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, and military groups.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2022
Sponsor: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation
Utah AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Utah that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and urban underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Utah
Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2023
Sponsor: Utah Area Health Education Centers
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% scholarship is available for nurses working in nonprofit organizations, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, government agencies, and educational institutions. A full scholarship is available for nurses from Illinois and for nurses from Missouri that work in Rural Health Clinics, government agencies, academia, and nonprofit organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2023
Sponsor: AgriSafe Network
AgriSafe FarmResponse On-Demand Course
Online, on-demand course that provides training on competencies that are necessary to provide appropriate mental healthcare for agricultural producers and their families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AgriSafe Network
Alabama AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Alabama that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alabama AHEC 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
American Board of Telehealth Self-Paced Certificate Programs
Self-paced online certificate programs for healthcare students and professionals in the areas of CORE (Clinical, Operational, Regulatory, and Ethics) concepts of telehealth; telebehavioral health, and teleprimary care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Board of Telehealth