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Alaska AHEC Scholars and Rising Scholars Programs


The 2018-2019 Scholars cohorts are full. Applications received will be considered for the 2019-2020 school year.

Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis


The Alaska AHEC Scholars Program is a multidisciplinary certificate program for high school students and 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 for AHEC Scholars must be currently enrolled in a healthcare degree or certificate program in Alaska.

Applicants for Rising Scholars may be high school students and college students that are not currently enrolled in a healthcare degree or certificate program.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars.

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 · Health aides and assistants · Health occupations · Health workforce pipeline · Integrated service delivery · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Alaska

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