April 24, 2012 | By: Carol Lea Spence
LEXINGTON, KY.

The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky at the University of Kentucky is administering scholarships to Appalachian students seeking education in health or a health-related field.

Because of the shortage of health care providers in the Appalachian region, along with the expected retirement of many physicians and an aging population that demands more health care, the need to educate and then retain young health care professionals is a real priority, said Alison Davis, CEDIK director and associate professor of agricultural economics in the UK College of Agriculture.

Scholarships, which are funded by the New York Community Trust, will be allocated for full-time students with a maximum award of $2,500 per semester. Part-time students are eligible to apply for partial scholarships.

Applications are available online at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/CEDIK-files/CEDIK_Scholarship_Application_Form_Di.... Those who apply must provide a certified high school transcript; transcripts from any previously attended college or technical program; two letters of recommendation and evidence of acceptance to an accredited college or university. All applications must be received by June 1. Applicants should send the completed application by mail to CEDIK, c/o Alison Davis, 411 C.E. Barnhart Building, Lexington, KY 40546-0276.

Contact: 

Alison Davis, 859-257-7260

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