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Georgia AHEC Scholars Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network
Nov 30, 2019

Contact the appropriate regional AHEC.


The Georgia AHEC Scholars Program is a multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.

This program requires a 2 year commitment and consists of 80 hours of classroom or online instruction and 40 hours of hands-on clinical training in addition to the regular coursework required by the degree program.

AHEC Scholars is a program of the National AHEC Organization that is implemented by local, statewide, and regional AHECs. Core topic areas covered in the curriculum include:

  • Interprofessional education
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues

Applicants from rural areas, disadvantaged backgrounds, and under-represented minorities are given priority.


Students enrolled in selected health professions degree programs in Georgia with a duration of 2 years or longer are invited to apply. The program requires a 2 year commitment and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Applicants should have an interest in rural or underserved healthcare.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Participants will receive stipends. Other benefits are described on the program website.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Cultural competency · Dental workforce · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Minorities · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Poverty · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Georgia

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