Welcome and Application Overview

Thank you for your interest in participating in the NYS AHEC Scholars Program!

Prior to completing our application, please read the following:

Confidentiality Statement:
As an applicant, all information you share about yourself will be kept confidential. The NYS AHEC System is required to report general demographic information about participants in the categories within this application. This data will be confidentially maintained and will be referenced periodically to evaluate the effectiveness of AHEC services and programs. We appreciate your cooperation in the completion of this form.
Before you begin filling out this application, please make sure you have the following two documents ready to upload as .doc, .docx or .pdf files:

ESSAY: We would like to get to know you through this application and believe that a thoughtful, well-constructed essay is an important step in the process. As a general guideline, the length of your application essay should be a Minimum/Maximum of 300 to 600 words. Within your essay, please respond to the following questions:
--Why you would like to participate in the NYS AHEC Scholars program?
--How will the NYS AHEC Scholars Program benefit you in accomplishing your academic and/or career goals?

Letter of Recommendation: Stories about your behaviors, impact, and personal qualities told by others play an essential role in the evaluation of your application. Your letter of reference should provide specific examples and anecdotes that illustrate your ability and desire to be an AHEC Scholar. Please attach one letter of reference from a teacher, faculty member, community leader, mentor, etc., and provide your reference’s contact information.

NOTE: If the person who is writing your Letter of Reference would rather send the letter directly, please upload their Name and Contact information instead of the actual letter.

The completion of this application is estimated to take 8 - 10 minutes.