Purpose of GrantsSmall grants that help pay for the training and/or education of a local healthcare provider are available for rural facilities or community groups. CRHC will match, two-to-one, the support provided, up to $1,000 a year. For example: a long term care facility might pay for an LPN to acquire an RN license; a hospital would help pay for a Medical Assistant training to become a Lab Technician; or, a small community would support a local student in becoming a Physician Assistant. Awards are made for one year, but applicants may be awarded up to three times. The scholarship recipient must be either currently enrolled in classes or start training within three months of the application date.
Eligibility & Application:members to apply. For additional information, please contact Melissa Bosworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.248.2750
Who is Marva Jean Jackson?Marva Jean Jackson began her career as a federal employee with the Department of Labor in 1961 and retired in July 2002 as the Regional Program Consultant for the National Health Service Corps in Region VIII, which includes Colorado. Marva worked with the National Health Service Corps virtually since its inception in 1972, placing healthcare providers in communities where they were most needed. She has been nationally recognized for her leadership and innovation in the field of recruitment, with many of her ideas becoming national policy. Her interest in rural health is both personal and professional since Marva is originally from Rock Springs, Wyoming, but luckily for us, Colorado is now her home. Even though she's retired now, Marva continues to work as a Public Health Consultant with a variety of Public Health Service grant programs, primarily serving underserved populations. For forty-one years of service to Colorado and the rest of the country, we thought that creating a program that helps rural communities with their provider shortages and naming it after her was a nice way to say thank you.