Rural Health Scholars, 2018 Application

The Application Deadline is: March 15, 2018


The Rural Health Scholars Program was founded to encourage high school students to consider careers in medicine and health professions while experiencing college firsthand.


  • Current junior in high school
  • Have a B average or 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Taken the ACT (minimum score of 21, but those with at least a 20 are encouraged to apply) or SAT (minimum score of 1080)
  • Reside in a rural Alabama community for at least five years
  • Have an interest in health care with a desire to return to rural Alabama


Participants are selected based on their interests, motivation and personal qualities most suited for becoming future physicians and other health professionals in a rural community. For this reason, applicants are asked for at least two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student’s academic record.

Application Process

If you have questions about this application or the Rural Health Scholars Program, please contact Cynthia Moore (205) 348-3116 . We will be in contact with you as your application is reviewed and final selections are made. Final selections will be made by April 30, 2018.

Application for Rural Health Scholars Program

Print Application Form

Online Application:

Application for Rural Health Scholars Program





  • Please upload a typed document (no more than 500 words or 1-page in length) for the prompt below.

  • One letter of recommendation should be from your high school counselor, the other letter should be from a teacher (Math, Science, or English) or a Principal. Make sure your name and the name of the person providing the recommendation are clearly printed on the recommendation letter.

  • You may upload unofficial copies of your documentation below. Candidates selected to move forward in the process will be required to mail official documentation to: Rural Health Scholars Program The University of Alabama Box 870327 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487