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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

Note: If funding has not all be expended after the August 1 review, from August 2 – October 1, 2023 we will take additional applications on a rolling basis until funds are expended.

Important Dates:
May 3, 2023
12:00 – 12:30 pm Central
Technical Assistance Zoom Meeting
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August 1, 2023 Proposals must be received by using the online system by 4:00 pm Central for first round consideration
August 2 – October 1, 2023
Proposals may be submitted on an ongoing basis through this time until funding has been expended. Funding is limited so it may be all awarded prior to October 1. Notifications of awards made within two weeks following submission.
August 3, 2023 Notification of awards for August 1 deadline submissions
August 15, 2023
Camps may begin to be held
April 30, 2024
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, Alexander, Aneta, Arnegard, Beach, Belcourt, Belfield, Beulah, Binford, Bisbee, Bowdon, Brocket, Cando, Center, Columbus, Crary, Crosby, Crystal, Dahlen, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Dodge, Doyon, Drayton, Dunn, Dunseith, East Fairview, Edinburg, Egeland, Esmond, Fairmount, Fairview, Fessenden, Fordville, Fort Totten, Fortuna, Gardar, Garrison, Gilby, Glen Ullin, Glenfield, Golden Valley, Grace City, Grafton, Grenora, Halliday, Hamar, Hannah, Hannover, Harvey, Hatton, Hazen, Hebron, Hoople, Hurdsfield, Inkster, Kensal, Killdeer, Lakota, Langdon, Lankin, Lawton, Leeds, Lidgerwood, Lignite, Maddock, Mapes, Martin, Max, McHenry, McVille, Michigan, Milton, Minnewaukan, Minto, Mott, Nekoma, New England, New Rockford, New Town, Northwood, Oberon, Osnabrock, Park River, Parshall, Pekin, Penn, Perth, Petersburg, Pick City, Pisek, Powers Lake, 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, Trenton, Trinity, Wales, Warwick, Webster, White Shield, Whitman, Wildrose, Williston, York, and Zap