Health Careers Connection Program

The Health Careers Connection program is designed to help disadvantaged, underrepresented and high-achieving high school students from counties in West Michigan succeed at Western Michigan University and return to their communities to practice after graduation.

Beginning summer I 2017, a cohort of incoming freshmen will come to WMU's campus to begin taking classes. At the end of the summer, these students will have earned six credits toward their bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

The Basics

Students in the 19-county catchment area of the Western Regional Area Health Education Center are eligible for the program. Students accepted into the program will receive a scholarship to pay for six credit hours as well as residence hall and meal-plan costs for the summer I session.

Credit hours may be a combination of general education courses and discipline-specific courses that would count toward a bachelor's degree offered by the College of Health and Human Services.

How to apply

As long as you are a high school graduate living in the 19-county catchment area of the WR-AHEC, you may be eligible.

  1. Apply to Western Michigan University.
  2. Complete this application for the Health Careers Connection program. (Note: The application includes a written essay and three letters of recommendation.)

More information

For more information, contact Lisa Brennan at the Western Regional AHEC at (616) 771-9497.