Opportunities and Resources
Appalachian Health Career Scholarships
The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) at the University of Kentucky is administering scholarships where funding has been provided by the New York Community Trust, 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. Scholarships are allocated for full‐time students with a maximum award of $2,500 per semester. Part‐time students are eligible to apply for partial scholarships. Students must be from an ARC defined Appalachian county to be eligible. Scholarship is for one year and cannot be renewed.
The 2017-2018 academic year scholarship application can be viewed and submitted here. Application packets need to be complete and postmarked by April 21st, 2017 to be considered.
Please, no calls or emails on the status of your application. All applicants will be notified by mail once scholarships are awarded.
Professional Development Organizations in CED:
National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)
NACDEP is an organization dedicated to improving the visibility, coordination, professional status and resource base of community and economic development Extension programs and professionals. Visit their website: www.nacdep.net
Community Development Society International (CDS)
The Community Development Society provides leadership to professionals and citizens across the spectrum of community development. Members have multiple opportunities to learn what's new in the profession, to exchange ideas, to obtain the most current research and reference information available and to share professional expertise. Visit their website: www.comm-dev.org