Conference Scholarships

The Registration and Scholarship application for NRI 2014 is now open. Please note that this is a new registration system and you will not have created a username and password yet.

Update 4/7/14- Due to an error in the award notification emails sent Friday 4/4/14, all award notifications have been sent again via email, today, Monday, 4/7/14. Your patience regarding this matter is appreciated.

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The priority deadline for the 2014 National Rural Institute has passed. However, the scholarship application is still open and applications are being considered on a case by case basis and awarded as funds permit.  Primarily funding remains for the Drug Court related tracks, Track 2, 3 or 4. Applications for any other track will be placed on a waiting list based upon the order the application was submitted.

Please visit    Frequently Asked Questions  for questions regarding scholarships. Applications are for all scholarship opportunities and applicants do not need to submit more than one application.


Scaife Family Foundation Medical Scholar/Allied Health Professionals Scholarship and Stipend

The Scaife Family Foundation of West Palm Beach, Florida, is funding a minimum of 25 scholarships for medical students or Allied Health professionals interested in practicing in rural America. Assistance includes full conference registration, residence hall double room and on-campus meals. A $500 stipend will also be awarded to each scholarship recipient for travel expenses (on selected tracks only as there are funds available). First priority for those who select to attend Track #1 or Track #8, other tracks may be selected if funds are available.

US Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is funding a minimum of 30 scholarships for professionals interested in developing and advancing drug courts. Assistance includes full conference registration, residence hall double room and on-campus meals. A $500 stipend will also be awarded to each scholarship recipient for travel expenses. Attendees must select Track #2 , #3, or #4.

Harold E. Hughes Scholarship Fund

This perpetual scholarship fund has been established to provide ongoing recognition and honor of the contributions made to the alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment field in the United States by Harold E. Hughes. Two scholarships are awarded at the end of the conference for the following year. Scholarship covers conference registration only.

Michael E. Campbell Memorial Scholarship

The Michael E. Campbell Scholarship was established in March 2003, to honor Michael's personal and professional contributions to the alcohol and other drug abuse and mental health field. One scholarship will be awarded. Scholarship covers conference registration only.

Larry W. Monson Scholarship

This perpetual scholarship fund was established in memory of Larry Monson. It is awarded annually to a rural professional in the alcohol and drug abuse field who has made strong contributions to the institute. One scholarship will be awarded. Scholarship covers conference registration only.

Char Lusher Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Char Lusher to help an individual with financial need to attend the institute. One scholarship will be awarded. Scholarship covers conference registration only. (Occasionally two partial scholarships will be awarded.)

National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network Scholarship (NRADAN)

These scholarships are provided by the National Rural Alcohol and Drug Abuse Network. NRADAN will provide a limited number of scholarships which can be utilized toward registration costs only. These scholarships may range from $100-$545.

Note: Other scholarship options may become available in addition to those that are listed above. The website will be updated as funding sources are made available and confirmed.

If you have questions, contact: Tiffani Taggart at Professional Education Programs and Services, 715.232-5169 or email taggartt@uwstout.edu.