Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program / Application

Do you want to be a part of a community of lifelong learners, responsible global citizens, and a network of interprofessionals whom are dedicated to improving health care? Are you wondering how to set yourself apart in an ever changing and increasingly competitive health care system?

If you find yourself asking these questions, then the AHEC Scholars Program is for You. Scholars will develop new skills and are introduced to an interprofessional framework that will be crucial to improving health and health care. We teach, model, and encourage a love of learning, collaboration, and compassion for others. Working collaboratively to ensure every student achieves academically, socially, and emotionally.

WIIFM-What's in it for me?

The two-year NC AHEC Scholars Program includes 40 hours of didactics and 40 hours of clinical work each year. Selected applicants to participate in the program will receive a stipend subject to academic or institutional approval. Upon completion of the program, NC AHEC Scholars receive AHEC Community Health Scholar certification, setting them apart from other students in an increasingly competitive environment.

You will cultivate a number of professional skills including but not limited to:
  • Problem solving, decision making, resourcefulness, working on a team, self-discipline, and commitment.
  • Your certification as an AHEC Community Health Scholar will announce to the world that you have the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to make a difference in healthcare.
  • As an NC AHEC Scholar, you’ll have access to a vast network, statewide NC AHEC resources, and more—including the AHEC Digital Library, which you’ll find useful throughout your career in health care.
You will be making a difference for the future of health care:
  • You will be helping to create a high achieving multicultural community for learning.
  • You will be able to go on and empower students to become scholars.
  • You will gain exposure to Rural Health and be a champion for health equity and distribution.

Preparing Students for Success in a Changing World


Interested applicants for the 2018-19 NC AHEC Scholars Program must complete the application by April 30, 2018.  To apply, download and fill out the application form, save it to your computer, and email it to Bridget Mancini, at Click here to download the 2018-19 AHEC Scholars Program application form.  

Qualified and eligible applicants will move into the review phase of the application process. Each region’s Application Review Committee will review the applications and select finalists for in-person and/or phone interviews. The final selection of 2018-19 NC AHEC Scholars will be notified by June 30th. A new cohort of students will be added each year. The program will begin in September and run through May each year, beginning in 2018-19.

Additional application and onboarding materials may be required. Applicants will be notified of requirements.


The NC AHEC Scholars Program aims to meet multiple, identified gaps in the North Carolina health care workforce. Health care professions students enrolled full-time in a community college or four-year university by the Fall 2018 semester may apply to the NC AHEC Scholars Program. Scholars must have reliable access to internet connection, transportation, and must be eligible to work in the US. Each scholar will commit to the program for a total of 2 years. Applications from health professions students from disadvantaged and/or rural backgrounds, underrepresented minorities, and first-generation college will be heavily weighted. Each of the nine NC AHEC regions will select a group of scholars that represent diverse backgrounds and institutions and a variety of health care professions, including dentistry, management science, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech therapy, and many others.


Interested applicants must fill out and submit the application form. You will be asked to provide a 500-word essay describing why you would like to participate in the NC AHEC Scholars Program and a letter of recommendation from the NC Alliance for Health Professions Diversity representative or your campus Advisor for Health Professions (NAAHP) member.

For More information about the AHEC Scholars Program

Please visit the website at:
Or contact Greensboro AHEC at:

Patricia Parrish, MS, CHC, CDP, Coordinator for Allied, Public Health, Health Careers and Workforce Diversity


Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph and Rockingham


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