IRHA Awards Workforce Development Scholarships for

Spring Semester 2020

Because of the great shortage of dental providers and mental health professionals in rural areas, coupled with the growing demand for Medical Billing & Coding experts, the IL Rural Health Association awarded $11,000 in scholarships in these various disciplines this year to students with a strong interest and intent in working in a rural area.  Special thanks to Gibson Area Hospital for their financial support of the Medical Billing & Coding Scholarships. 

Dental Scholarship Recipients

Adam Falasz
Southern Illinois University
School of Dental Medicine

Samantha Gross
Southern Illinois University
School of Dental Medicine

Miranda Richards
Southern Illinois University
School of Dental Medicine

Chelsea Schultz
University of Illinois College of Dentistry 

Medical Coding and Billing Scholarship Recipients

Carissa A. Flanagan
Kaskaskia Community College

Cassie Sellers
Kaskaskia College

Heidi Miller
Lake Land Community College

Teresa Gonzalez
Lake Land College

Behavioral Health Scholarship Recipients 

Amber Beyke
Southern Illnois University, Carbondale
MSW- Health/Mental Health

Jessica Cash
Judson University - Rockford Campus
Master of Arts
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mary Adams
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Social Work

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