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Rural Health Award Nominees Sought, Dakota Conference Scholarship Funds

Oct 23, 2019

Dakota Conference LogoSeven awardees will be honored at the 2020 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. Submit your nominations in any of these award categories:

  • Outstanding Rural Health Provider
  • Outstanding Rural Health Professional
  • Outstanding Rural Health Program
  • Outstanding Rural Health Volunteer
  • Outstanding Rural Educator/Mentor
  • Emerging Rural Leader
  • Legislator of the Year

Submit Your Nomination

Individuals who nominate a selected awardee will be responsible for coordinating a very brief video that demonstrates why the awardee is deserving of the award. The video also gives the awardee an opportunity to speak to their work and thank and acknowledge colleagues, family, etc. Video footage will be sent to the Center for Rural Health and staff will edit to create a 3-5 minute video that will be shown at the awards banquet.

The awards will be presented at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, which will be held June 3-5, 2020 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Deadline for submission of award nominations is January 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm Central.

Scholarship Funds to Attend the Dakota Conference

Scholarship funds are available to cover registration costs for the Dakota Conference through the State Office of Rural Health grant program at the Center for Rural Health. The funds will cover the conference registration fee only – hotel, travel, pre-conference, and banquet costs are not covered. Preference will be given to applicants who are attending the conference for the first time. Deadline to submit a scholarship application is March 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm Central.


For more information, visit the Dakota Conference website, or contact Kylie Nissen at (701) 777-5380.