MCAT Prep Scholarship Application

The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program is looking for students interested in going to medical school!

To prepare for the application rigors of medical school, AHEC is offering MCAT test prep assistance to students wanted to prepare or improve their MCAT score.

The cost for MCAT test prep can be a liability for those students who are considered underrepresented in medicine and have a desire to go to Northeast Ohio Medical University. Through a partnership between the Northeast Ohio AHEC Program Office on the NEOMED campus and its Centers, located on the campuses of Cleveland State University, Kent State University Stark, University of Akron, Youngstown State and the Princeton Review (not affiliated with Princeton University), students can receive this training at FREE of charge.

Criteria for receiving the scholarship is that the applicant:

  1. Attends a college/university (junior, senior or post-bacc) and resides in one of the following 19 counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas or Wayne.
  2. Is considered:
    1. disadvantaged, meaning
      1. You are (or will be) the first generation in your family to attend college.
      2. You are a 21st Century Scholar or currently receive Scholarship or Loan for Disadvantaged Students.
      3. While growing up, you or your family ever used federal or state assistance programs (i.e., free or reduced breakfast/lunch, WIC, subsidized housing, food stamps, Medicaid, etc.)
      4. While growing up, you lived where there were few medical providers at a convenient distance.
    2. an underrepresented minority
    3. a rural student
    4. urban student

Learn more and apply.

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-- Submitted by Patricia Thornborough, M.S. Ed.,

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