How to Apply
Application Requirements
  • Personal statement(s)
  • Current transcript
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation

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What if you have the key to unlocking the most impactful health issues of today?  Imagine creating unique solutions that can really make a difference in your community.  Starting in the second year of your formal education, you and your peers will come together to understand very real health care issues in northeast Ohio.

Who Should Apply?

  • Enrolled college students entering their second year of formal education.
  • who have an interest in a health career, and
  • have a desire to serve those less fortunate in communities that lack appropriate health care.

Application Eligibility Guidelines

Applicants must be enrolled college students who will be entering their second year of formal education and attend a college/university in Northeast Ohio.

First consideration is given to applicants from groups underrepresented in health care professions.

Required Application Materials

Each AHEC Scholar’s Program application should include:

  • Completed online application
  • Statement of 250 words or less, on how you will meet this challenge of an additional 80 hours of programming (September – May) above your normal class load. Please include strategies that you will use to ensure your success.
  • Personal statement, not to exceed 250 words, that addresses your goals for participation in the program and any unique qualities that you can bring to the Scholar’s Program.
  • Explanation, not to exceed 500 words, of any previous experiences for interprofessional collaboration, service learning, health promotion, or any other health education activities. Also, include your thoughts on the commitment or experience with underserved individuals and/or communities.
  • Current college transcripts
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, faculty member, or advisor.


This program is sponsored by the Area Health Education Center located at NEOMED in Rootstown, Ohio.


Phone: 330.325.6584

Northeast Ohio Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Department of Family & Community Medicine