The East Central Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is accepting applications for $500 Future Healthcare Hero awards for students from the following counties: 
Kankakee, Livingston, Ford, Iroquois, Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Cumberland, and Clark. 
The East Central IL AHEC’s mission is to improve health care for the underserved by increasing access to learning and professional development opportunities for health professionals, promoting health careers development to students, and enhancing collaborative, community-based health promotion activities.

Applicants for this award must:
·                     Be pursuing entry into or already enrolled in any health science program for the 2017 Fall semester
·                     Intend to practice in a rural setting upon completion of program
·                     Have at least a 3.0 GPA

Please see the application for more details.  The deadline for submission is March 13th, 2017, and award winners will be announced by May 2017.