Funding Sources

CO-OP receives federal support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Nursing Workforce Diversity Program. CO-OP students who complete one successful semester at Montana State University are eligible to receive a monthly stipend; amounts vary and are dependent on funding.

CO-OP receives federal support from the Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service (IHS), Section 112 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Scholarship recipients receive a monthly stipend and assistance with tuition, fees, books and supplies in return for a two year payback work obligation at an approved IHS facility upon graduation. Scholarships are awarded based on qualifications and availability of funding.