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News Release

Peru State now accepting applications for seats in

RHOP pharmacy program

Application deadline Saturday, Dec. 1


(Peru, Neb.) Applications are now being accepted for students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy through the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), a partnership between Peru State College (PSC) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

RHOP, which began in 1989, is designed to address the needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue health care careers.

There are three seats in the pharmacy program at Peru State. Students selected must be from a rural background, interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy and committed to practicing in rural Nebraska. Selected students will receive a full tuition waiver while enrolled at Peru State and acceptance into the UNMC College of Pharmacy. Students must also maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average while enrolled at PSC.

Applications are available online at The deadline to apply is Saturday, Dec. 1.

For more information, contact Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Patrick Fortney at 402-872-2237 or or visit