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Rural Health
Funding by Type: Loan Repayment Programs

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

Texas Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals
Provides loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals practicing in mental health professional shortage areas of Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Georgia Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who agree to practice full-time in a rural community in Georgia for at least 1 year.
Geographic coverage: Georgia
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsor: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
Georgia Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program
Loan repayment assistance for dental education student loan debt in return for a commitment to practice in underserved, rural areas of Georgia.
Geographic coverage: Georgia
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsor: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
Georgia Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP)
Loan repayment assistance for physician assistants who agree to practice full-time in a rural community in Georgia for at least 12 months.
Geographic coverage: Georgia
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsor: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
West Virginia Health Sciences Service Program
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: Nov 1, 2021
Sponsor: College Foundation of West Virginia
National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for medical, nursing, physician assistant, and dental students who agree to provide services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas of greatest need.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Nov 4, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for researchers that are not employed by the NIH. Loan repayment awards are based on an applicant's potential to build and sustain a research career, not to support specific research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 18, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness Programs Early Application Cycle - Rural Physicians and Rural Mental Health Professionals
Loan forgiveness for certain health professionals who agree to practice in a health professional shortage area in Minnesota for at least 3 years.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2021
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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: Dec 1, 2021
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP)
Loan repayment assistance for physicians who agree to practice medicine full-time in a medically underserved or rural community in Georgia for at least 2 years.
Geographic coverage: Georgia
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2021
Sponsor: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce