On Saturday December 9th, 2017, six rural students in Nebraska were accepted into the pharmaceutical RHOP program at Wayne State College. Fairbury’s very own Macy Ohlde ‘18 was accepted into the program after interviewing that previous Friday in Wayne.
“It was a huge relief, and it felt good to know that all of my hard work has finally paid off,” Ohlde said. “I was super excited, and can’t wait to see where this takes me on my career path.”
The RHOP is a special cooperative program between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) that stands for stands for Rural Health Opportunities program. Benefits include full tuition scholarship at Wayne State College, guaranteed admission to UNMC, early registration privileges, and opportunities to visit UNMC during your time at WSC. It is a very competitive program within the state, and brings in hundreds of applications from all over.
“Since I was a sophomore I started planning for this scholarship whether it was volunteering, taking many job shadows, and getting a job at a local pharmacy. I worked on building my resume for this scholarship,” Ohlde said. “From there, I started filling out the application (this year in September) I had to get many recommendations, write an essay, and answer a bunch of questions. Then a couple weeks ago I got a letter saying I was accepted for an interview, which I practiced for and did this last Friday. I then received notification of my acceptance on Saturday.”
Rosalyn Bray ‘18 also interviewed for the RHOP in the nursing field, and was awarded a renewable scholarship at Wayne.
On Thursday, December 14th, Ohlde was also accepted into the more competitive KHOP, which is the RHOP program through the University of Nebraska Kearney. Ohlde is super excited, honored, and relieved to have been selected for both of these great programs.