Scholarship Programs

Utah Area Health Education Center Scholars Program

The Utah Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars program is a two-year scholarship program for students interested in community-focused training in the health care workforce. Core topics for this program include:

  • Inter-professional team-based care
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Social determinants of health
  • Practice transformation
  • Cultural competency
  • Emerging health issues

Student benefits include:

  • National recognition for program completion
  • “AHEC Credit” for required health science coursework
  • Attend the AHEC scholars mentor dinner
  • Connect with professional mentors
  • Better understand of underserved urban and rural health issues
  • Join a cohort of fellow health science students

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Utah Nurse Education, Practice, Quality & Retention Program

Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Utah Nurse, Education, Practice, Quality & Retention (NEPQR) program’s overarching purpose is to recruit and train nursing students and current RNs from rural and medically underserved areas of Utah to practice at the full scope of their licensure. RNs will become members and leaders of community-based primary care teams to increase access to care, with particular emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control.

NEPQR provides scholarships to support students in baccalaureate programs interested in primary care and underserved areas. The scholarships are available each semester.

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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to providing primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Students must commit to a minimum of two years of full-time service in exchange for a full year of scholarship support. The total number of years served is dependent on the number of school years of NHSC SP support received.

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