IRHA Awards Scholarships for Spring Semester 2019

Because of the great shortage of dental providers and mental health professionals in rural areas, coupled with the growing demand for HIT and  Medical Billing & Coding experts, the IL Rural Health Association awarded $14,000 in scholarships in these various disciplines this year to students with a strong interest and intent in working in a rural area.

Dental Scholarship Recipients



Ben Sowle
Crawford County
SIUE  School of Dental Medicine

Parker Upchurch
Saline County
SIUE  School of Dental Medicine

Dental Hygienist Scholarship Recipient


Krista Kessler
Lincoln County
SIU Carbondale


Health Informatics Scholarship Recipients


Mikki Robertson
Frontier Community College


Virginia Williams
Frontier Community College

Medical Billing and Coding Recipients


Rachel Reed
Kaskaskia Community College


Dana Wetzel
Kaskaskia Community College


Cara Stallard
Lake Land Community College


Social Work &  Behavioral Science Recipients




Alex Eggar
Boone County
Master’s in Counseling at NIU


Jamie Stevens
Champaign County
Human Development Counseling at UIS

Brittany Campbell
Jefferson County
Social Work at SIUC


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