Rural Minority Health Scholars Application

The Application Deadline is: March 1, 2019


The Rural Minority Health Scholars Program is designed for recent high school graduates who plan to enter college in the next academic year.


  • Current senior in high school who plans to attend college in the fall
  • 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 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. This program is limited to 10 students. For this reason, applicants are asked for at least two letters of recommendation (one must be from someone familiar with the student’s academic record).

Application Process

If you have questions about this application or the Rural Minority Health Scholars Program, please contact Cynthia Moore at or (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, 2019.

Application for Rural Minority Health Scholars Program

Print Application Form

Online Application:

Application for Rural Minority Health Scholars Program






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

  • Letters of recommendation should include a professional judgment of your prospects for being successful in college. Suggested individuals to write a letter of recommendation include Teacher (Math, Science, or English), Guidance Counselor, or Principal (or someone other than a family member familiar with your academic performance). 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 Minority Health Scholars Program The University of Alabama Box 870327 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487