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Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program
February 2, 2018 by: Lesley Gooding
Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program

NURSING SCHOLARSHIP                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APPLICATION AVAILABLE                                                         February 2018


            Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program.  There will be five scholarships, worth $4,000 each, granted this year.


            The scholarship program, now in its twenty sixth year, helps encourage and develop the pool of rural health practitioners to help meet primary health care needs in rural Illinois.  Students who receive scholarships agree to practice for two years in an approved rural area in Illinois.


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.


            Applications are available at county Farm Bureaus® throughout the state, on the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program website at, or by writing Donna Gallivan, Program Manager, Illinois Farm Bureau, PO Box 2901, Bloomington, IL 61702-2901.  Applications are due May 1.


            For additional information, contact Donna Gallivan at 309-557-2350, or via e-mail at