EAGLE COUNTY - The Western Colorado Area Health Education Center (WCAHEC) announced that local graduate-level health profession student Edlin Jara-Molinar, of Gypsum, has been selected as a 2012-2014 Colorado Health Foundation's Health Professionals Scholarship Recipient.
The scholarship, made possible by a $1,751,168 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, is aimed at helping meet the need for health professionals in rural and underserved urban areas across the state by providing scholarships of up to $30,000 to qualifying graduate-level health profession students in exchange for their commitment to service-learning activities, community-oriented projects and a minimum of two-years of practice in one of Colorado's rural and/or urban underserved areas upon completion of their education.
In exchange for her commitment to improving the health of Colorado, Jara-Molinar will receive $30,000 from the Health Professions Scholarship, which will be applied directly towards her tuition and fees. The scholar will be recognized at the upcoming Health Professions Scholarship Banquet on March 2, 2013, at the Downtown Denver Marriott.
Jara-Molinar is pursuing a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
A total of 45 health professions students from across the state (33 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and behavioral health students as well as 12 medical, pharmacy and dental students), enrolled in a master's level training programs or higher will receive the scholarship during the current 48-month period.