Eligibility

Please review the following requirements to see if you are eligible to apply for the Arizona Health Opportunities Pathways to Excellence (AZ-HOPE) Ambassadors Institute: 

  • U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. 
  • Currently enrolled or accepted into an educational program in an Arizona high school, allied health professions program, community college, 4-year college/university or health professional school. 
  • Interested in a health career or the health sciences. 
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or greater (cumulative) on a 1.0 – 4.0 scale. 
  • Economically OR educationally disadvantaged (see definitions below).* 
 

*If you meet one of the following educational or economic characteristics you are eligible to apply:  

 

Educationally disadvantaged:

  • Neither of your parents or guardians graduated from a 4-year college or university
  • You graduated from (or last attended) a high school with low per capita funding

Economically disadvantaged: 

  • Eligible for, or have previously received, a Pell grant as part of a college financial aid award 
  • If annual income is considered ”low income”. To see if you meet this criteria, please refer to the poverty level guidelines shown in the table below.  

Poverty Level Guidelines

*Applicable for all U.S. States, except Alaska and Hawaii
HOUSEHOLD/
FAMILY SIZE
200%
1
$24,980
2
$33,820
3
$42,660
4
$51,500
5
$60,340
6
$69,180
7
$78,020
8
$86,860
9
$95,700
10
$104,540

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