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R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp:

penguin Host a Scrubs Camp in Your Community!
The R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp is an exciting program supported by the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences 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.

Recipients: For the purposes of this program, rural is defined as any geographic area beyond a twenty mile radius from Minot, Bismarck/Mandan, Grand Forks, and Fargo/West Fargo. Partnerships between schools, healthcare facilities, and economic or job development authorities are required in order to increase collaboration and awareness of the economic impact of healthcare.

Proposal and Program Details

For technical assistance, contact Brittany Dryburgh at

Important Dates:
May 8, 2024
12:00 – 12:30 pm Central
Technical assistance Zoom meeting for interested applicants.
August 15, 2024 Proposals must be received by using the online system by 4:00 pm Central
August 16, 2024 Notification of awards
September 3, 2024 Camps may begin to be held
April 30, 2025 Camp must be completed and funds expended
Note: Requests for reimbursement and all additional required materials (see online checklist) must be received within 3 weeks from the date the camp is held.

2023-2024 Grant Awardees

  • Central Regional Education Association, Bismarck
  • Coal Country Community Health Center, Beulah
  • First Care Health Center, Park River
  • Garrison Public School Direct #51, Garrison
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative, Williston
  • Nelson County Health System, McVille
  • Northeast Education Services Cooperative, Devils Lake
  • Northern Cass School, Hunter
  • Northwood Deaconess Health Center, Northwood
  • Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier
  • Richland County Health Department, Wahpeton
  • Roughrider Area Career and Technology Center, Dickinson
  • SMP Health – St. Aloisius, Harvey
  • Towner County Medical Center, Cando
  • Unity Medical Center, Grafton
  • West River Health Services, Hettinger

Communities reached through the 2023-2024 Scrubs Camps: Adams, Akra, Alexander, Aneta, Argusville, Arnegard, Arthur, Backoo, Beach, Belcourt, Belfield, Beulah, Binford, Bisbee, Bowdon, Brocket, Cando, Carson, Cavalier, Center, Columbus, Crary, Crosby, Crystal, Dahlen, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Dodge, Doyon, Drayton, Dunn, Dunseith, East Fairview, Edinburg, Egeland, Elgin, Erie, Esmond, Fairmount, Fairview, Fessenden, Flasher, Fordville, Fort Totten, Fortuna, Gardar, Gardner, Garrison, Gilby, Glasston, Glen Ullin, Glenfield, Goodrich, Golden Valley, Grace City, Grafton, Grandin, Grenora, Halliday, Hamar, Hamilton, Hannah, Hannover, Harvey, Hatton, Hazen, Hebron, Heil, Hensel, Hoople, Hunter, Hurdsfield, Inkster, Kensal, Killdeer, Lakota, Langdon, Lankin, Lawton, Leeds, Leith, Leroy, Lidgerwood, Lignite, Linton, Maddock, Mapes, Martin, Max, McClusky, McHenry, McVille, Mercer, Michigan, Milton, Minnewaukan, Minto, Mott, Napoleon, Neche, Nekoma, New England, New Leipzig, New Rockford, New Town, Northwood, Oberon, Osnabrock, Park River, Parshall, Pekin, Pembina, Penn, Perth, Petersburg, Pick City, Pisek, Powers Lake, Raleigh, Ray, Regent, Richardton, Rock Lake, Rolette, Rolla, Scranton, Selz, Sharon, Sheyenne, South Heart, St. John, St. Michael, St. Thomas, Stanton, Starkweather, Sutton, Taylor, Tioga, Tokio, Tolna, Towner, Trenton, Trinity, Turtle Lake, Underwood, Wales, Walhalla, Warwick, Webster, White Shield, Washburn, Whitman, Wildrose, Williston, Wilton, Wishek, York, Zap, and Zeeland