Students: Are you interested in learning more about health professions? Are you thinking about how you will afford a college education? Why not start your research with SEAHEC? We keep a list of valuable resources to help students explore health career options, financial aid opportunities and affordable colleges.
Educators: Do you have free to use* health career exploration or financial aid resources? Read our Guidelines. If you think you have a good match, our contact information for submission suggestions is on the Guidelines Page.
*Note: “Free to use” includes resources that do not require students to give away valuable, private, personal data in exchange for access to information. An example of this is search engines that require students to enter contact or location information to access search results. Personal information includes any type of information that can be used to identify an individual user, such as name, location, surfing behavior or contact information.
Learn more about different fields in health care.
ExploreHealthCareers.org’s mission is to help solve two urgent problems in U.S. health care:
The under-representation of minorities in the workforce
The shortage of health professionals in medically underserved communities
We hope to help build a stronger health care workforce by providing easy access to updated, peer-reviewed career descriptions that inspire and motivate students to find health careers that suit them. Our vision is to see the health professionals of tomorrow be highly skilled and motivated, and as diverse as the patients they serve.
Information on careers in Public Health, the job market and schools providing Public Health education.
Information about types of public health careers available, degree requirements, financial aid, and general information about the field of Public Health. Includes a blog maintained by a MPH student Anju Abraham, who shares her experiences and Public Health news.
Find & compare online public health degree programs.
“MPH Program.com was created to help public health students research the Master of Public Health program online. This guide is specifically tailored to students that already have their Bachelors degree in a related field, as many accredited MPH programs require a minimum of a Bachelors degree.”
Funding Options for RN to MSN Students
Nursing Career Guides
Have you considered pursuing an advanced nursing degree? Recent changes in nursing education has increased student interest in pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree? Check out the FAQ section outlining the process that Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students need to follow to pursue a DNP:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, their specializations, and how to obtain a license.
Three-step accreditation check that students should complete before choosing a program
Nursing Programs in Arizona
Arizona Schools Offering Accredited RN to MSN Programs
Online Nursing Degree Programs
SEAHEC offers clinical rotations for medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental and all other health professions students at varying stages of their education. You can complete observational experiences, month-long rotations, and other variations as determined by your program of study. Visit our program pages to find out more.
SEAHEC hosts a variety of service learning opportunities for health professions students to focus on rural, border, and tribal communities with an emphasis on addressing health disparities. We host several groups of inter-professional health students annually. Our staff help develop learning activities by providing support for logistics and providing community context and connections to local health providers and community partners.
Volunteer and Internship opportunities offer a chance to give back to your community while learning valuable skills. SEAHEC works with community partners on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border to improve health service delivery and provide health related education. SEAHEC’s ongoing programs provide opportunities for health professions students to gain hands on experience in health fields in a rural and international setting.
Guides to Help You With Your College Tuition
The costs of college today are higher than the average family can pay; most families look for sources of financial aid to cover the costs of college. The typical costs of a four-year degree at a public school would be in the range of $85,000 to $90,000, and families must find help to pay for college degrees. The available resources include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Further, there is some variation in these, such as loan forgiveness programs that wipe out student debt in exchange for work in a specific field, occupation, specialty, or location. For example, many states use these programs to get teachers to work in high-need areas and nurses to fill under-served regions.
This is the federal government’s website for learning about federal financial aid and how to apply.
SEAHEC Future Health Leaders Scholarships
Scholarships are available for Future Healthcare Leaders Club members who are graduating seniors. Applications and information will be available at club meetings during spring semester.
University of Arizona Primary Care Scholarship Program
The University of Arizona Primary Care Scholarship Program was established by the Arizona Legislature in 2019 to help address this urgent need for physicians within the state by covering the tuition associated with medical education for those willing, in exchange, to practice primary care in a rural or urban underserved community in Arizona.
The Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program application is currently open and will be awarded to medical students beginning January 2020. Fully implemented, the program will cover tuition costs for approximately 100 medical students. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as full-time, in-state medical students at the College of Medicine – Tucson. or College of Medicine – Phoenix.
For more information, or to apply for a scholarship, contact your campus financial aid department:
The Anna Hefrey Scholarship fund is a newly available grant for students ready for the 2018/19 academic year. The fund aims to promote the study of tobacco reduction in US population to the next generation of scholars and academics. The highlights of the grant are:
- $6000 award divided between 3 students each year.
- Prize shared between top 3 entries in an essay contest.
- It’s completely free for students to enter.
AddictionResource.com awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for an addiction-free world.
Native Americans/First Nations Scholarship to Oxford University
The Oxford-Agnese Nelms Haury Scholarship is a one-year, college-based scholarship in a Masters program at Linacre College of Oxford University. Students apply to Oxford, indicate their eligibility for and interest in the Haury Scholarship on their Oxford application (in their personal statement). Departments and Colleges make selections. No separate application paperwork for the scholarship is required of the applicant to the Agnese Nelms Haury Program.
This Native American and First Nations scholarship provides support (tuition fees and living costs) for indigenous students from the United States and Canada to study for a one-year taught Masters degree at Oxford University (www.ox.ac.uk) in the United Kingdom in association with Linacre College (www.linacre.ox.ac.uk). Linacre College is an interdisciplinary and international graduate college.
MPH Program List Scholarships
Scholarships Database for graduate and undergraduate Public Health study. Includes information on MPH schools, internships, and jobs.
Search engine at publichealth.org for education scholarships
Founded in 1986, the Flinn Scholars Program is operated by the Flinn Foundation Scholarship Program LLC and supported by the Flinn Foundation, a Phoenix-based private, nonprofit, grantmaking organization. The Foundation was established in 1965 by the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Flinn with the mission of improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.
Qualifications for typical candidates include:
• at least a 3.5 grade-point average;
• a ranking in the top 5 percent of their graduating class;
• a score of at least 1300 on the SAT test or 29 on the ACT; and
• participation and demonstrated leadership abilities in extracurricular activities.