Accepting applications for NC Rural Promise Scholarship

The North Carolina General Assembly, recognizing the mission of the UNC School of Medicine, and the opportunity for alumni to care for the health of our population, has allocated support to create the North Carolina Rural Promise Scholars program. Applications for the scholarship are due Feb. 15.

The North Carolina General Assembly, recognizing the mission of the UNC School of Medicine, and the opportunity for our alumni to care for the health of our population, has allocated support to create the North Carolina Rural Promise Scholars program. The aim of the NC Rural Scholarship program is to incentivize MSS3 and MS4 students through a one-time offer of debt forgiveness with a commitment to rural and underserved service across the State of North Carolina.

We are offering $35,000 one-time scholarships, for up to 14 UNC SOM students who plan to enter the fields of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/Gyn, Psychiatry, or General Surgery who make a commitment to serve a rural county in our state.

The NC Rural Promise Scholarship will be paid toward debt reduction before graduation. Upon completion of residency training the recipient must agree to work in one of the 80 rural counties of our state.

Interested students should apply in writing to Dr. Robert Bashford via Meredith Bazemore (meredith_bazemore@med.unc.edu). In addition to your CV, please send a statement of one page or less outlining your commitment to service in rural NC in a high need field. Applications are due by February 15, 2017 and recipients will be notified by May 1, 2017.

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