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AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES)

Applications are due by September 15 every year

ACES is a year-long high school career preparation program that provides opportunities for students with a strong desire to pursue a career in health care.  The program is designed for multi-year participation.  The longer the student is involved, the more they get out of it and the better our relationship grows!


Students selected for the ACES program receive:

  • Portfolio to track activities

  • One-on-one career counseling session

  • Networking with students from across the metro and other counties

  • Networking with health professionals

  • Visits to health profession training programs and schools

  • Leadership development

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Letters of recommendation 


This is a competitive program only 50 students (at most) from the counties Jackson, Lafayette, Cass and Johnson (MO) are accepted each year.  Workshops are held October - March each year.  Along with the application, students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA, submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community member, and provide a short TYPED essay on their health career interest.

Applications should be mailed to:  Stephanie Taylor, 100 NW 101st Terr, Kansas City, MO 64155.

Applications may also be emailed as a PDF document to:  PHOTO COPIES of an application will not be accepted. 


Workshops are held one Saturday a month from October - April.


For questions contact Stephanie Taylor at

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