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Due to COVID-19, CRH will continue working remotely until further notice.

Deadline Extended for Scrubs Camp Grant Applications

Oct 30, 2020

Deadline: November 30 @ 4:00 pm Central

Updated: We are extending the deadline to apply for a Scrubs Camp to November 30, but will be reviewing and selecting awards for those who have submitted by the original deadline. Applications received during the extension period will be reviewed and selected for awards as received up to the deadline or when funding is exhausted.

Are you interested in hosting an R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp in your community? Grant applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 season. The R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps are one-day health career awareness camps in rural communities. A partnership of a local healthcare facility, economic or job development authority, and a school(s) work to create a one-day camp for students to learn about careers in healthcare from local healthcare professionals. Scrubs Camps are focused on rural students in grades 5-12. The overall purpose of the program is to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers available in rural North Dakota through creative and interactive activities. This exciting program is coordinated by the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

COVID-19 Considerations

Due to this being an unprecedented year, we want to be able to have students discover as many health professions as possible. For that reason, your application this year may look different from previous years. If you do not want to hold an in-person camp this year, we recognize virtual education may be an alternative way to host a Scrubs Camp at this time and are open to that option. If you want to write your proposal in anticipation of an in-person camp and end up needing to change it to a virtual experience, that is fine too. We are all hopeful that we will be able to hold in-person camps later this school year but recognize that may not be possible.

Modified Camp Ideas

  • Virtual tours of your facility.
  • Interviews with health professionals utilized in your area telling the students about their profession (why they chose it, what a typical day is like, etc.) and/or demonstrations of procedures and activities conducted by the profession. These can be prerecorded or live. If they are prerecorded, we recommend having the presenter available for a live Q&A.
  • Utilize Zoom (or similar platforms) to hold question/answer sessions with professionals and students.
  • Make hands-on kits for each student. If they are in their classrooms it may be possible to give the teacher the supplies to do a hands-on activity and virtually walk them through it via Zoom or mail/deliver to kids that are learning at home.

CRH is working with rural providers to have some sessions recorded and available for use by camps if they wish.

Proposal Deadline

Grant proposals are due November 30 by 4:00 pm Central.


Contact Kylie Nissen, Program Director
(701) 777-5380