Health College Connection Program (HCCP)

What is Health College Connection?


Health College Connection Programs I and II are designed to identify, prepare, and increase the number of minority and disadvantaged students entering health care careers.  The aim of HCCP I and II is also to increase the number of health care providers in Alabama’s underserved Black Belt counties.


When and Where are the Programs?


Students will participate in the program for six weeks starting in the month of June each year at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Tuskegee, Alabama and ending in July. Each  day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.


What to Expect?


The TAHEC summer enrichment program will provide hands-on experiences in one of 21 health related disciplines at an appropriate Health Care System. Students will see and hear from medical students and others who can relate their experiences and what it takes to enter health careers.


What will students do in the Program?


Students will be assigned to a health care provider to learn the daily requirements for the particular health care discipline. They (students) will attend enrichment classes, complete and present research projects, travel to and meet representatives from a medical school.


What Support will the Student Receive?


High School students who successfully complete program requirements will receive a $1200 stipend. College students will receive $1500 stipend.


Who Should Apply?


Rising high school seniors, high school graduates who have been accepted to college and have a letter of acceptance in a health-related discipline, and college sophomores and juniors majoring in a health-related discipline.  Students must be in good standing at the school, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be permanent residents of the state of Alabama. Additionally, high school students must have an ACT of 24 or higher.


How Can Students Apply?



For more information contact:


Benjamin Rackley, Rheba Knox or Michael Henderson


2400 Hospital Road, Bldg 68-2

Tuskegee, AL 36083

(334) 727-0550 ext. 3586, 3590 or 3582




40 + Years of Success!


Tuskegee Area Health Education Center, Inc. (TAHEC) has had a 40 + year history of successful grant management experience.  Since its inception, TAHECs core funding has been derived from the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions and the State of Alabama.

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Tuskegee Area Health Education Center

2400 Hospital Road

Building 68-2

Tuskegee, AL 36083


Phone: (334) 727-0550 ext. 3586


Fax: (334) 725-2742