How to Apply
Visit the program application site for more information
This program is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number T37MD008626.
Qualified applicants will meet the following guidelines:
-Must be citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or a lawfully admitted U.S. permanent resident and an undergraduate (sophomore and above), master’s or doctoral student enrolled at Northern Arizona University or Coconino Community College who has not yet received a terminal degree.*
-Must be a member of a health disparity population underrepresented in the natural, biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. This includes:
- American Indians, Alaska Natives, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders; Or
- Students from a rural area**; Or
- Students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds***
-Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
*Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate (sophomore and above), master’s or doctoral student at Northern Arizona University or Coconino Community College.
Definitions for Determining Eligibility
From a rural area**
The home address of prospective trainees can be entered into the Rural Assistance Center’s ‘Am I Rural’ website http://www.raconline.org/amirural/tool to obtain a Core Based Statistical Areas designation of Metropolitan, Micropolitan, or Rural. Prospective trainees from areas with Micropolitan or Rural designations meet MHIRT eligibility requirements.
Individuals from rural backgrounds are defined as those who come from a family residing in an area designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as non-metropolitan:
From a socioeconomically disadvantaged background***
Low-income individuals are defined as individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. The Secretary periodically publishes these income levels at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtml. For individuals from low income backgrounds, the grantee must be able to demonstrate that such candidates (a) have qualified for Federal disadvantaged assistance; or (b) have received any of the following student loans: Health Professional Student Loans (HPSL), Loans for Disadvantaged Student Program; or have received scholarships from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Scholarship for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need.