AHEC Scholars


AHEC Scholars can earn up to $1000 a year in stipends.

This program is open to students enrolled in a post-secondary health care training program (certificate to doctorate) in Alaska. 

To date, there are over 80 AHEC Scholars in Alaska!

AHEC Scholars is a program for students  enrolled in health care programs who are interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings.

AHEC Scholars is a two year program and includes 40 hours community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved areas and 40 hours didactic education (focused on six Core Topic Areas) per year.

Core Topic Areas: Interprofessional Education, Behavioral Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Competency, Practice Transformation, Current and Emerging Health Issues

Apply today for the 2019 Fall Cohort!

Who is eligible? Students enrolled in a health care training program (certificate to doctorate) in Alaska.

How long is the program? Two years. Students enrolled in their last year may still be eligible.

How do I earn the stipend? AHEC Scholars are responsible for completing 40 hours of didactic course work and 40 hours of community-based learning. Didactic hours are outside of required program curriculum and must be in the following areas: Interprofessional Education, Behavior Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Competency, Humility, Practice Transformation, and Current & Emerging Health Issues.  Clinical work can be counted toward community-based learning hours.

Why should I become an AHEC Scholar? Scholars benefit from a interdisciplinary cohort comprised of students from a wide variety of health care programs. The didactic programming enhances the students understanding of working in rural and underserved communities in Alaska. Students also receive valuable work experience, support and mentorship, networking opportunities, travel opportunities and financial aid.

Is there a deadline? Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students interested in the Fall 2019 cohort should apply as soon as possible.

  • Support & mentorship

    Learn from professionals in your field

  • Networking opportunities

    Connect with potential employers

  • Work experience

    Work in rural and underserved communities in Alaska

  • Financial aid available

    Stipends, travel support and scholarships available