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.
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, 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.
You can apply online at vhwda.org. The application takes 15 to 25 minutes. You will also need a letter of recommendation and a copy of your unofficial student transcripts.
Yes. 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.
Over the course of two full years, scholars will complete a total of 80 hours of didactics and 80 hours of community based experiences. This is split in half between two years.
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.
Each Virginia AHEC Scholar receives a $500 stipend when they are accepted to the program. This is split up between the two years. Once we see that students have began their didactic work, their stipends are processed by the VHWDA and sent out via check.
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