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    Scholarship/ Arkansas

Name of Program:

Rural Practice Scholarship Program

Program Web site:

http://medicine.uams.edu/for-medical-school-applicants/rural-practice-programs/rural-practice-scholarship-program/

Designation (Fund Source):

State

Eligible Specialties:

Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, General Internal Pediatrics, General Ob/Gyn, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Geriatrics.

Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Practice medicine in a qualified rural community in Arkansas. One year of service for each year of funding.

Who Can Apply:

Any bona fide resident of Arkansas who is enrolled, or accepted for admission, (including Alternates) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

Deadline(s):

January 5th of each year

Repayment/Scholarship terms:

For each year that a student participates (up to four years), they receive $12,000.00 toward their tuition (total $48,000.00). It is repaid through a service commitment.

Amount of repayment per year of service:

For each year of service in a qualified community, $12,000.00 along with that year’s accrued interest is converted to a scholarship .

How to Apply:

Application is submitted to the Rural Practice Program Administrator

Additional Information/Comments:

Contact person(s):

Name, title:

Tammy Henson,  Administrator, Rural Practice Programs

Agency name:

University of Arkansas College of Medicine

Address:

4301 W. Markham, #551,
Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone:

(501) 686-5354

FAX:

(501) 686-5873

E-Mail:

tahenson@uams.edu

   
   
 

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