Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Program offered by Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) does double duty.
How so? It helps out nurses and it helps out rural healthcare. It's
a win-win for everyone!
Twenty percent of the U.S. population live in rural areas, but
only nine percent of physicians practice there. The Rural Nurse
Practitioner Scholarship Program (RNPSP), now in its twenty-second
year, supports nurses who want to become nurse practitioners and
serve in rural communities.
There will be five scholarships, worth $4,000 each,
granted this year to nurse practitioner students who agree to
practice for two years in an approved rural area in Illinois. The
program is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau and the illinois
State Medical Society.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be Illinois
residents and be a Registered Nurse accepted or enrolled in an
accredited Nurse Practitioner Program. Funding is provided by the
Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program.
According to Mariah Dale-Anderson, who heads
up the program for IFB, "This scholarship has helped many qualified
applicants hurdle financial needs or borderline academic barriers
to receive a medical education. In all, more than 55 students have
benefited from loans and reccomendations to the University of
Applications are available at county Farm
Bureaus® throughout the state, on the Rural Illinois
Medical Student Assistance Program website at RIMSAP.com, or by
writing Mariah Dale-Anderson, Special Services Manager, Illinois
Farm Bureau, PO Box 2901, Bloomington, IL 61702-2901.
Applications are due May 1.
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