We are now accepting applications for Cohort 4 starting in October 2021!  To submit an application visit our webpage at

AHEC Scholars is a two-year program for current health professions students wishing to enhance their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. Students must have a current interest in rural or underserved urban healthcare, be enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program and be two years from program or degree completion. This includes but is not limited to students in medical, dental, pharmacy, nurse practitioner, nursing, physician assistant, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public/population health programs. If you are not in one of these programs, but have interest in AHEC Scholars, please contact us at

Click on the video to the left to learn about the Missouri AHEC Scholars program!












Click on the video below to hear testimonies from some of our current AHEC Scholars!