Through an innovative scholarship program, we offer graduate-level maternal and child health (MCH) courses that address the current educational and training needs of practicing MCH professionals working in hard-to-reach areas of the Rocky Mountain region. This program provides intensive public health education and skills development at a distance, allowing you to maintain your work and family responsibilities.

Our one-credit courses are offered free of charge to a limited number of eligible MCH workers in rural, frontier, or tribal underserved areas in the Rocky Mountain region, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Most courses are offered online.


This scholarship program is designed for practicing public health professionals who have a strong desire to enhance their current education and training by taking online graduate-level courses. You must have a bachelor's degree and currently serve maternal & child health populations (women, children, and/or their families) in a rural, frontier, or tribal community in the Rocky Mountain Region or the Dakotas.

How to apply

​Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please follow the application process outlined below. Our faculty will determine eligibility based on the information presented in your application. If accepted, we will guide you through the non-degree application and course registration process. For those admitted, course tuition and university fees will be covered by the MCH-Link Scholarship Program.

Fill out the MCH-Link Application Form and MCH-Link Program Participation Form. Please fill in all fields completely or mark "N/A" if not applicable. Information is strictly confidential.

Prepare your other application materials including:

  • A copy of your official or unofficial academic transcript with your GPA from the college or university where your undergraduate degree was conferred. 
  • A letter from your employer confirming your employment in the field of maternal and child health and that you work in a ru​ral, frontier, or tribal setting.
Submit your completed materials—application form, participation form, your undergraduate transcript, and letter from your employer—to​.


The one-credit graduate-level courses offered by the MCH-Link program are designed to address the special educational needs of diverse public health professionals who serve MCH populations. Courses cover a variety of topics and most are offered online. Please find a listing of current courses and descriptions below.

Summer 2020