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AHEC Scholar holding an oversized $100 billThe Virginia AHEC Scholars Program recruits, trains, and supports a diverse group of students from across the state, creating a multidisciplinary team of health professionals committed to both community service and the transformation of health care in Virginia.

Selected applicants participate in a two-year educational program and may be eligible to receive a stipend. Each AHEC Scholar will receive a Virginia AHEC Scholars Certificate, setting them apart from other students in an increasingly competitive environment. Selected scholars will also have the chance to meet leaders in health care and make connections with other participants, creating an invaluable network for their future careers in health care.

Eligibility Criteria:
Students should have a current interest in rural or underserved health care and be currently enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program and be two years from program or degree completion. This includes but is not limited to students in medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, nurse practitioner, nursing, physician assistant, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public/population health programs. Download the AHEC Scholars Flyer to learn more

 Ready to become an AHEC Scholar? We'll help you apply!

Contact Southside VA AHEC Outreach Coordinator Dominique Watson at 434-572-5563 or