Community College Healthcare Hero

The South Central Illinois Area Health Education Center (SCI-AHEC) is accepting applications for $500 for the Community College Healthcare Hero award.   The awards are for current community college students residing in one of the following counties:   Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Richland, Shelby, St. Clair, and Washington.  There will be a total of seven $500 awards given throughout the SCI-AHEC region.  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.  


To be considered for this award, applicants must: 

  • Plan to enroll full-time in a health science program at any Illinois community college for the 2017 fall semester
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Have completed at least one semester at any Illinois community college


For more information or for an application, contact SCI-AHEC,

618-899-1052 or


Community College Healthcare Hero Awardees

Paige Conner                Lake Land College                           2016

Annie Lietz                    John A Logan                                   2016

Brandi Foster                Olney Central College                      2016

Megan Isaac                   Kaskaskia College                          2016

Morgan Massie              Rend Lake College                          2016

Lauren Buerster            Olney Central College                     2016

Shylie Donoho               Rend Lake College                          2016

Virginia Price                 Rend Lake College                          2015

Jennifer Sweet               Rend Lake College                          2015

Shelby Seitzinger          Olney Central College                     2015

Gwendolyn Upton          Rend Lake College                         2015

Chrystal Cafin                 Lincoln Trail College                     2014

Mary Pryer                       Rend Lake College                        2014