Student Resources

The Mississippi Rural Health Association values students that pursue health-related careers.  We hope to provide opportunities in the near future for student / professional networking as well as opportunities for degree advancement.

The following websites provide information about scholarships and resources available in Mississippi for nursing, medical and allied health professions.

Student Chapters of the Mississippi Rural Health Association

The Mississippi Rural Health Association boasts student chapters across Mississippi.  Click on the link above to view more information for these chapters.

Mississippi Rural Physician and Rural Dental Scholarship Program
The Mississippi Rural Physician and Scholarship Program recruits and enrolls undergraduate premedical students who commit to pursue careers as primary care physicians in rural or medically underserved areas of Mississippi. Scholarships are for students at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and William Carey University.  In return, students are required to work in a designated rural area for one year for every year of aid accepted.  For more information, contact Executive Director Wahnee Sherman at

State Medical Education Forgivable Loan (MED)
For medical students enrolled in The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Medicine, this scholarship will pay for the full tuition of a student for up to four years of education.  In return, the students much practice in one of several required area (health professional shortage area, community health center, etc) for one year for every year of aid accepted.  For more information, visit the Rise Up Mississippi website (linked above).

Rural Medical Scholars Program
Twenty talented high school juniors from across Mississippi will be given the opportunity to attend Mississippi State University for five weeks each summer (June – July), take two pre-med courses, and observe doctors at practice throughout the program.  The program is designed to support students interested in becoming a physician in Mississippi.  For more information, download the program flyer or contact Ann Sansing at at 662.325.1321.

National Health Service Corps Students to Service Program
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical students (MD and DO) in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years or half time for at least 6 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Mississippi Student Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for students seeking health-related degrees in the State of Mississippi.  Visit the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning website above to view opportunities and see if you qualify for aid.