The Scholars Program is nationally recognized and only 150 students in the state of Florida are able to join this elite program.

Are you a health professions student that is interested in supplementing your education by gaining knowledge and experience in underserved and/or rural communities? Do you want to feel empowered? If so, the AHEC Scholars Program is for YOU!

“Being able to participate in training with these other health care fields really allowed me to get a different view of what currently affects our community from a health care perspective. By expanding my perspective and views will allow me to treat and assist my patients better and in a more holistic way. ”
Lawrence Farve, Northwest Florida State College, WFAHEC Scholar
“The AHEC Scholar Program is important because it gives you first-hand experience working in an inter-professional team before you join the working force. Interprofessional education is very important to help you learn the value of working as a team and listening to each professional’s opinion to optimize care for the patient.”
Nestle Ciftci, Florida A&M University, WFAHEC Scholar


JOIN degree-seeking health professions students (clinical and non-clinical) who want to work with under-served populations


LEARN through online modules about topics that are transforming healthcare like: behavioral and mental health, social determinants of health, quality improvement, cultural competency, and more


SERVE medically under-served and at-risk populations through community-based experiential learning assignments


GAIN experience working in interdisciplinary teams and developing professionally through mentoring, networking, and certificate programs


RECEIVE $500 stipend per year and recognition upon program completion


Special Thanks To Our Partners

  • University of West Florida

  • Pensacola Christian College

  • Pensacola State College

  • Florida A&M University

  • Northwest Florida State College

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