You can apply online at vhwda.org. The application takes 15 to 25 minutes and includes a *short* essay portion. You will also need one letter of recommendation and a copy of your unofficial student transcripts.
To become a Scholar, you must be within the last two years of a health professions certificate or degree program, from which you will be able to go directly into you respective field. Your school graduation date should coincide with your scholar graduation date. Take the eligibility quiz to find out today!
To become a Scholar, you must be within the last two years of a health professions certificate or degree program from which you will be able to go directly into your respective field, with the exception of medical students. Programs include but are not limited to; Social Work, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Physician Assistant, MPH, and Occupational Therapy.
Contact us to see if your program is eligible.
Yes! However, they must have served as your supervisor or mentor within a professional environment. We want anyone who can speak to your interest in rural and underserved care sending in a letter of recommendation.
Depending on the Authority, applicants can expect to hear back in a time frame of 1-3 weeks.
Each Virginia AHEC Scholar receives a $1000 stipend split into 4 payments.
AHEC Scholars are required to complete 40 hours of online modules, and 40 hours of Clinical/Community work each year.
Absolutely! We understand that in the final two years of a healthcare degree or certificate tract that you as students are busy, busy, BUSY! We want to accommodate your schedule as much ass possible.
Absolutely! As long as you are an AHEC Scholar in our region you can complete your clinical/community activities in any location.
As an AHEC, we have connections with institutions all over our region. If you need placement for community activities, we will do our best to connect you to an opportunity with one of our partners!
Sign up for the Virginia Student Registry to receive updates on various resources that can aid you in becoming a health professional. From scholarships to loan repayment and everything in between, the Virginia AHEC team has your back!