AHCCCS is Building the Health Care Workforce


By 2030, Arizona will need more than 190,000 new direct care workers. Direct care workers provide long-term care and personal assistance to people who are elderly and individuals with disabilities and/or long-term conditions. They work in facilities and private homes, and help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, cooking, and medication management. They promote independence and improve the quality of life for those they support.

Behavioral health care is another high-demand need where graduates with a certificate or associate’s degree can enter the workforce and climb the health care career ladder.

AHCCCS is working to help Arizona meet its health care workforce demand with scholarships at two of the state’s community college systems. Students at Maricopa Community Colleges and Northland Pioneer Community College have access to new behavioral health care and long-term care scholarships.

Scholarships at Maricopa Community College

Maricopa County Community College students who are pursuing health care careers in behavioral health and long-term health care services degree or certificate programs may be eligible for scholarships that cover tuition, books, course fees, health and safety requirements, and other needed resources.

See a list of health care degree and certificate programs eligible for the Home and Community Based Scholarships.


Visit the Maricopa Community College AHCCCS Scholarship web page for eligibility requirements and to apply.

Scholarships at Northland Pioneer College

At Northland Pioneer College, students in these health care programs may qualify for AHCCCS scholarships:

Scholarships at Other Colleges

Eastern Arizona College, contact: finaid@eac.edu

Mohave Community College

Coconino Community College, contact: arp-cet.ahcccs@Coconino.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

See this list of Frequently Asked Questions about the behavioral health and Home and Community Based college scholarships.