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Scholarships and Awards
RuralMed is a state sponsored tuition program designed to increase the number of family medicine providers practicing in rural North Dakota.
Students accepted for RuralMed will have the cost of tuition paid for in return for practicing in rural North Dakota.
This program accepts applications from first-year medical students enrolled at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A maximum of eight students will be accepted each year.
The student must
- Enroll as a regular medical student at UND
- Maintain status in good standing throughout four years of education
- Enter a graduate residency in family medicine or general surgery*
- Establish a full-time family medicine or general surgery* practice in rural North Dakota within six months of completing their graduate residency
- Practice family medicine or general surgery* in rural North Dakota for five calendar years
*General surgery is only for those who sign a RuralMed contract in general surgery.
A medical student who wants to apply should submit the following materials to the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions:
- Application will be posted soon - please check back!
Medical Student Scholarships
Medical students must be enrolled at the UND SMHS, and meet merit, financial need and/or other criteria to be eligible for these scholarships. In order to be reviewed for a scholarship, medical students must submit the Multi-Scholarships Application be the posted deadline, April 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm. There will be no extensions to this deadline.
Select scholarships require FAFSA information, a letter to the donor family and/or development of a relationship with a donor. The Scholarship Committee meets in the spring/summer to award the scholarships available for the upcoming academic year. Awards are announced in the summer.
Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver
Recognizing the educational benefit of a diverse student population, the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences adopted a Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver for medical and health sciences graduate students.