RIMSAP / Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program

Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP)

In 1948, the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) and Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) formed a partnership with a goal of providing doctors in rural communities in Illinois. Since then, RIMSAP has assisted more than 800 students with a recommendation for acceptance and/or loan assistance.

The RIMSAP Board can recommend candidates annually for acceptance to the University of Illinois, College of Medicine.  In return for program assistance, applicants must agree to practice medicine in an approved rural Illinois community for 5 years, and specialize in family practice or another primary health care field.

Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program

Quality health care is a growing need in rural communities and they are not just looking for doctors!  This program, which started in 1992, is an effort to encourage and develop a pool of rural health practitioners to help meet the needs of primary care in rural Illinois.

Based upon selection by the Scholarship Committee, a grant award of $4,000 shall be paid directly to the recipient’s educational institution offering the approved nurse practitioner curriculum. Payment shall be made in two installments, the first in September and the second in January of the academic year. Upon each installment, the student agrees to sign a promissory note. Grants are contributed by the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program

Please visit rimsap.com for additional information and an application.