Rural Health Scholars Program

Rural Health Scholars Program

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The Rural Health Scholars Program is a pilot program in collaboration with St. Luke Community Healthcare. This program will allow high school students from Lake County to participate in a 3-week long internship at St. Luke Community Healthcare facilities to learn about the healthcare field. Students will rotate through 3 different areas in the hospital in order to learn about the various professions in healthcare. Not only will students learn about careers in healthcare but they will also receive ACT/College Prep coursework and attend a workshop on applying to college, scholarships, and financial aid. 

Program Benefits

  • Receive a $500 stipend for completing all internship requirements
  • Free online ACT/College Prep coursework
  • Receive UM digital badge certifying skills and knowledge learned during the experience
  • Learn about various areas of the healthcare field
  • Receive healthcare field certifications (BLS and Stop the Bleed)
  • Campus tour of the University of Montana
  • Meet other like-minded students that are focused on entering a career in the healthcare field.
  • Travel stipend for those that live 10+miles from St. Luke Community Healthcare ($0.30/mile)

Program Eligibility

  • Rising sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Live or attend high school in Lake County
  • Up to date immunization records and TB test
  • Interest in the healthcare field

Application Checklist

  • Completed Submittable Form
  • Parent-Guardian Consent Form
  • Risk Acknowledgement Form
  • Roles/Responsibilities Form
  • Teacher Letter of Recommendation (make sure your teacher has submitted this!!)