What is the Health Professions Scholarship Program?
A 2-year scholarship to assist enrolled graduate level Health
Professions students by paying for a significant portion of their
Who is eligible to apply?
Target groups for this scholarship include enrolled nurse
practitioners(NP), Physican Assistants (PA), and Behovioral Health
Students, and other types of medical degrees. 75% of the scholarships
will go to NP's, PA's and Behavior health. 25% percent of the
scholarships will go to other areas. Certificate programs do not
How much is the scholarship?
- Be enrolled either at least half-time or full-time in a
graduate level health professional program (Master's or Doctorate
- Agree to practice in a rural and/or under served community upon completion of training for a minimum of 2-years.
- Be enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher
education. Online programs may be acceptable as long as the home
institution is accredited in the State of Colorado
The scholarship is for up to $15,000 yearly for 2-years; $7,500
yearly for students enrolled half time. The total value of the
scholarship is up to $30,000.
What can the scholarship be used for?
Award letters will be sent to the recipient’s institution. Funds
will be paid directly to the recipient’s institutional financial aid
office. These funds will be applied to the recipient’s financial aid
package. Funds may be applied to the recipients existing balance and/or
loans for that term. Any unused funds may be paid directly to the
recipient to be used to help cover housing, books, fees, mileage,
childcare required for school attendance and other reasonable costs
associated with their educational program.
What is expected of you?
- Agree to practice in a rural and/or underserved community upon completion of training for a minimum of 2-years.
AHEC uses the following definition for rural and urban under served from HRSA’s Bureau of Health Professions:
Medically Under served Populations (MUPs) may
include groups of persons who face economic, cultural or linguistic
barriers to health care, whereas rural very likely to contain small-town
and open-country regions that generally lack easy geographical access
to services that are concentrated in big cities and their suburban areas
(collectively central areas).
- Attend the yearly Colorado Health Foundations Professions Scholars Awards Banquet for Awardees.
- Provide semi-annual evidence of regular progress in their
program and one transcript per year from their educational institution.
Students who fail to complete their educational program will not be
awarded a second year scholarship. Repayment obligations will apply.
- Students must maintain at least half-time status in their progra
Click Here to Apply for the 2012 Health Profession Scholarship.