Provides support for non-traditional students who live or desire to live in rural areas as they complete post-secondary degrees.
Rural Health Care Early Scholars Program (RHCESP)
A partnership between the University of South Dakota, College of Health Sciences, the M.H.C.H. Foundation, and selected rural High Schools in South Dakota. The program hopes to address healthcare workforce shortages in rural areas by providing top achieving rural high school students with the opportunity to explore Health Science related careers while completing both high school and college credits.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides short-term, non-credit classes, and lifelong learning opportunities for adults. A partnership between the Sioux Falls University Center (OLLI) and the MHCH Foundation provides OLLI programs and activities to those living in rural South Dakota.
International Rural Nursing Conference 2016
The International Rural Nursing Conference will be held July 19-21, 2016 in Rapid City, South Dakota. This conference will be led by the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation (MHCH), South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota, in conjunction with the Rural Nursing Organization.
Since its establishment the MHCH Foundation has supported numerous activities that strengthen the lives of rural South Dakotans. These activities have ranged from educational scholarships to the hosting and sponsorship of town hall meetings, roundtable discussions, and workshops that focus on improving the quality of life and rural vitality within the Northern Plains region.