Podiatric Scholarship Program
Frequently Asked Questions
is the application period?
are accepted beginning March 1 and
must be postmarked on or before June 30.
I obtain an application?
Applications can be
downloaded from this site. You may
call to request an application to be mailed or e-mailed.
If applications are not available for the coming year, you may call
us to be placed on the mailing list.
What can I expect after the Center for Rural Health receives my
You will be notified of an interview time
Who is eligible for the Podiatric Scholarship Program?
Illinois residents accepted for or
enrolled in a medical school in Illinois that is accredited in
are the payments disbursed and when can I expect payments if I am
Scholarship funds are distributed to the
school's financial aid office. The school will disburse the living
stipend to you.
I received the scholarship last year, what do I need to do this year to
continue receiving the scholarship?
If you are are a previous recipient in good academic
standing, you will be sent renewal contracts in June.
I am a recipient, what is my obligation?
As a recipient of the scholarship, you are
required to work as a podiatric physician in an area
a shortage area designation
for the same number of years you receive the scholarship.
if I complete my education, but do not fulfill my obligation?
If you fail to meet your obligation, you
are required to reimburse the state three times the total amount of the
scholarship grant received for each unfulfilled year of the obligation.
do I need to do when I move, change phone numbers or have a change in my
submit your changes in writing to the Center for Rural Health within seven
days of any change of contact information.
can I expect once I complete my obligation?
Once you have documented that you have fulfilled your obligation, you will
receive a letter from the Illinois Department of Public Health stating your
obligation has been completed.