SFCC/UNM Health Sciences Ambassador Program

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The HSC Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s Health Sciences Ambassadors Program hosted at Santa Fe Community College is a federally funded program that provides students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds a year to year program to ensure students matriculate and graduate to their next level of education, ultimately, a health professions program.

What does the Ambassadors Program offer?

  • Educational activities designed to meet academic and social strengths and needs specific to each ambassador cohort.
  • Exposure to health career school admissions requirements, weekly tutoring, financial aid literacy, individualized development of life-long learning, and coping/wellness strategies.
  • Academic enrichment support in cultural humility, identity formation/promotion/expression.
  • Provide training and research projects in the clinical areas of opioid abuse, mental and behavioral health, or childhood obesity.
  • Mentorship component and health advisor support.
  • Community engagement and service learning.
    Yearly stipend upon completion of yearly requisites.

Eligibility

  • NM resident/U.S citizen or non-citizens nationals, or foreign who possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
  • Considered an incoming Freshmen (0 – 27 credits) or Sophomore (27 – 59 credits) beginning in Fall 2020.
  • Must express interest in a health profession (Not including nursing).
  • Student comes from an economically and/or educationally disadvantaged background.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Unofficial copy of your transcript
  • Personal statement questions
  • One letter of recommendation

Application Extended Deadline
July 22, 2020


Program Begins
September 4, 2020

For more information please contact Briana Villegas via email: bfvillegas@sfis.k12.nm.us