funding, medical education, rural residencies

Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship

The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors a scholarship for medical student and resident members introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia. Applicants must either be a third or fourth year medical student in an approved U.S. program or residency program, and be a member of the ASA. Application StepsFill out the scholarship application and submit along with… Continue reading Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship


Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition

*NOTE: applicants must be based in one of the 54 ARC-mandated counties in Eastern Kentucky* Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR), in partnership with the Cabinet for Economic Development's KY Innovation Office, is hosting the Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition, presented by Community Trust Bancorp., on June 24 in Hazard, KY. Finalists will take the stage… Continue reading Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition

funding, medical education, public health

Institutional Funding Opportunities

Provider's Clinical Support System Grant for Universities (SAMSHA) Funding to support graduate-level education for students in medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and other eligible advanced practice nursing programs with a focus on treating opioid use disorders and prescribing medications for opioid use disorder in office-based settings upon graduation. Anticipated award amount up to $245,000 per… Continue reading Institutional Funding Opportunities

funding, public health, rural health issues

AMerican Rescue plan to reach every U.S. County

On , March 11th, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan as a COVID-19 stimulus package into law. The American Rescue Plan will distribute more than $130 billion to local governments, including almost $9 billion for rural county governments, plus additional funds for the cities located in those counties. Additionally, The American Rescue Plan… Continue reading AMerican Rescue plan to reach every U.S. County

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“Choose Virginia” Scholarships

The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (VAFP) Foundation is delighted to announce one new medical student scholarship and one new resident scholarship annually for assistance with education loan repayment. Many medical students and family medicine residents in Virginia have expressed an interest in staying in Virginia after their graduation to complete a family medicine residency… Continue reading “Choose Virginia” Scholarships

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Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment

Are you a health professions student wondering how you are going to afford your education?  Or a rural provider trying to recruit new practitioners? If so - we have two great guides for you! First are the presentation slides from Head for the Hills from Justin Crow's Getting the Most from Federal & State Loan Repayment… Continue reading Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment

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Conference Scholarships

VRHA has funds available to assist students who wish to attend the  VRHA 2015 Annual Conference.  Any full-time student studying a health-related profession may apply. Funds will cover conference registration fees. Completed forms must be e-mailed to on or before September 4th.  Winners will be announced on September 11th. Download the application form and… Continue reading Conference Scholarships