For purposes of the Legal Education for Public Service and Rural Practice Loan Repayment Assistance Act:
(1) Board means the Legal Education for Public Service and Rural Practice Loan Repayment Assistance Board;
(2) Designated legal profession shortage area means a rural area located within any county in Nebraska having a population of less than fifteen thousand inhabitants and not included within a metropolitan statistical area as defined by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, and determined by the board to be underserved by available legal representation;
(3) Educational loans means loans received as an educational benefit, scholarship, or stipend toward a juris doctorate degree and either (a) made, insured, or guaranteed by a governmental unit or (b) made under a program funded in whole or in part by a governmental unit or nonprofit institution; and
(4) Public legal service means providing legal service to indigent persons while employed by a tax-exempt charitable organization.