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Southern Alabama AHEC's mission is to enhance access to quality healthcare in rural and underserved communities. We are seeking highly motivated individuals who have a desire to improve healthcare access in rural Alabama. The SAAHEC Scholarship seeks to empower students who desire to pursue a degree or a certificate in a healthcare field with the goal of providing better care for communities in rural Alabama. 

Scholarship Details

  • Award Amount: $1000

  • Number of awards: 2

  • Deadline: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Award Announcement: April 30, 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must

  • Be a graduating high school senior or GED recipient who has been accepted into a two- or four-year college or university

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.2

  • Be pursuing a degree, certificate or training in the healthcare field and has interest in working in a rural area

  • Live and attend high school in Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia, Monroe or Washington County

  • Submit a 300-500 word essay

Essay Guidelines

Please submit a 300-500 word essay describing the importance of improving healthcare access in rural areas. Alternatively, or in addition, describe why pursuing a health career providing care to communities in rural Alabama is appealing to you. This essay should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

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