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Application Deadline is September 30, 2021

The NC AHEC Scholars Program recruits, trains, and supports a diverse group of students from across the state, creating a multidisciplinary team of health professionals committed to both community service and the transformation of health care in North Carolina. We seek individuals who are committed to improving health and health care, devoted to community service, and interested in improving their own skills and in working with other professionals in team-based care.

With an emphasis on individuals from underrepresented minority populations and/or from disadvantaged/rural backgrounds, as well as first-generation college students, the NC AHEC Scholars Program aims to improve the diversity and distribution of all health professions and to support health systems transformation across the state. Each class of NC AHEC Scholars represents a variety of health professions and institutions from every region of North Carolina.

Selected applicants participate in a two-year educational program and may receive an $2,000 travel expense subsidy ($1,000 per year, subject to academic or institutional approval). Each AHEC Scholar will receive a NC AHEC Scholars Certificate, setting them apart from other students in an increasingly competitive environment. Selected scholars will meet students and faculty from other schools and across the region and state. They will also have the chance to meet leaders in health care and make connections with other participants, creating an invaluable network for their future careers.

Program Eligibility

NC AHEC Scholars must:

  • be enrolled in a college-level health professions education training program in North Carolina by September 30, 2021,
  • have reliable access to Wi-Fi,
  • have reliable transportation, and
  • be eligible to work inside the United States.


Each NC AHEC Scholar must:

  • be committed to the program for a total of two years,
  • complete 40 hours of didactic training each year of the program, and
  • complete 40 hours of experiential training each year of the program.

For More Information

Application available. Contact Tonya Burney, Southern Regional AHEC Director, Health Careers and Workforce Diversity at (910) 678-7201 or