Rural Health Scholarship

This scholarship is only for students who intend to go to medical school to become a physician.

Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a unique opportunity for students from rural Indiana. The Rural Health Program offers students an opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree with admission to medical school (Indiana University School of Medicine — Terre Haute on the campus of Indiana State University) following completion of undergraduate studies and all program requirements. The program is specifically designed to prepare students from rural and/or underserved areas of Indiana to return to their hometowns or similar towns as primary care physicians. To be considered you must have lived a substantial portion of your life in a federally designated area that is not metropolitan or is designated as a rural census tract.

*Qualified students should possess: at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); be a rural resident of Indiana; a 1270 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) or a 27 ACT; and complete an interview. Student evaluation will focus on the test scores, high school GPA, rural background, and interest in rural medicine.

Value of full in-state tuition
Supplemental Questions
  1. Discuss your interest in the program and your goals for the future. Tell us about yourself. How do you spend your time? What are you interests? Describe your experiences with rural life and culture. (4-H, farm labor, or other significant exposure to rural life)
  2. Family Profile
    • 1. Mother's Name
    • 2. Mother's Occupation
    • 3. Mother's Education
    • 4. Father's Name
    • 5. Father's Occupation
    • 6. Father's Education
    • 7. Guardian's Name
    • 8. Guardian's Occupation
    • 9. Guardian's Education
  3. Employment Information
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Dates Employed
  4. Extra Curricular Involvement
    • 1. Activity or Involvement
    • 2. Name of Organization or type of Activity/Involvement (e.g., which sport, type of instrument, etc.)
    • 3. Years Involved
    • 4. Leadership Positions/Offices Held (if any)
    • 5. Awards/Honors Received (if any).
  5. Please provide the names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who can recommend you for the Rural Health Scholarship. The references should come from 1. High School Principal 2. High School Teacher 3. Adult (not a relative) . Recommendations from family members will not be accepted. MAKE SURE to ask your reference if they can write a letter for you ahead of time and tell them that they will receive an email from us requesting it. Also tell them what the scholarship application deadline is.
    • Adult (not a relative)
    • High School Principal
    • High School Teacher