Attention Students and Recent Grads…Conference Scholarship Application

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Attention Students and Recent Grads…Conference Scholarship Application


Northwest Illinois AHEC is sponsoring 4 scholarships* for students who live in their service region** to attend the Illinois Rural Health Association’s Annual Educational Conference August 10-11th at the Keller Convention Center in Effingham. *Scholarship includes Holiday Inn overnight accommodations August 10th, $40 gas card and conference registration fees, which include all meals. Attached please find a detailed Conference agenda and workshop descriptions.

Eligibility: Students from the following counties**: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Henry, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Mercer, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.


Criteria – Students currently enrolled in or who have graduated within the past 12 months from a health professions program (medical billing and coding, medical school, nursing, physician assistant, allied health or related fields such as rehabilitation, health education or social work) and have an interest in service to rural health and who otherwise would have to pay for the conference out of pocket (without reimbursement from employer).


Please contact IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn 217-280-0206 with questions
Applications submission deadline is July 15th, 2016, and should be submitted via email Please attach your essay on the next page of this form. Do not send multiple attachments. Recipients will be notified by July 25th.

Application Form


Student Applicant Name:

Program of Study: Graduation Date:

County of Residence:

Educational Institute: GPA:

Email: Phone:

Please explain your interest in rural health and why you would be a good choice to attend the Conference (please use next page, no more than 250 words). 
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