Institute Scholarships

Scholarships are intended for participants facing personal financial hardship and/or those whose employers are unable to cover expenses related to participation in the Institute.

On-Demand Viewing Scholarship Deadline: July 18, 2021

Applications received by this date will be awarded as remaining funding allows.

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Thank you for your support!

Many individuals and organizations support the Institute by providing funding that can be used to support scholarships and travel reimbursement. Below are the current supporters of scholarship funding.

Note: Annual availability of each scholarship may vary and other scholarship options may become available in addition to those listed. The website will be updated as funding sources are made available and confirmed.

Scaife Family Foundation Medical Scholar/Allied Health Professionals Scholarship

The Scaife Family Foundation of West Palm Beach, Florida, funds scholarships for medical students or Allied Health professionals interested in practicing in rural America and other addiction specific topics. Assistance includes full or partial conference registration, (which includes residence hall double room and on-campus meals). A stipend may also be awarded to scholarship recipients for travel expenses (on selected tracks only as there are funds available). Registration (Full and Partial) and travel are available for selected tracks only as determined annually. Other tracks may be selected but are not eligible for travel reimbursement.

National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network Scholarship (NRADAN)

These scholarships are provided by the National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network. NRADAN, Inc. will provide a limited number of scholarships annually. Assistance may include full or partial conference registration, (which includes residence hall double room and on-campus meals). A travel reimbursement may also be awarded for travel expenses (as funds are available).

Michael E.E. Campbell Memorial Scholarship

The Michael E.E. Campbell Memorial Scholarship was established in March 2003, to honor Michael's personal and professional contributions to the alcohol and other drug abuse and mental health field. Two scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship covers conference registration only.

Harold E. Hughes Scholarship Fund

This perpetual scholarship fund has been established to provide ongoing recognition and honor of the contributions made to the alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment field in the United States by Harold E. Hughes. Two scholarships are awarded at the end of the conference for the following year. Scholarship covers conference registration only.

Larry W. & Louise Monson Memorial Scholarship

This perpetual scholarship fund was established in memory of Larry Monson, co-founder of the National Rural Institute, and his wife Louise, a long time supporter and contributor to the event. It is awarded annually to a rural professional in the alcohol and drug abuse field who has made strong contributions to the institute. One scholarship will be awarded. Scholarship covers conference registration only.

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone apply for a scholarship?

Yes, anyone can apply for a scholarship. However, scholarships are intended for those potential registrants who would not be able to participate without financial assistance. If your employer offers financial support for training and professional development expenses, we ask that you explore those options before applying for a scholarship. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Are there going to be an travel awards for 2021?

No. The 2021 Institute is fully virtual and no in-person option is available at this time.

I'm not available for the live event, can I still apply?

Yes! Those who can only participate during the On-Demand viewing block are still eligible for scholarships. The viewing block is July 1-31, 2021. Applications must be received by July 18.