The Project HOPE application is currently closed while we evaluate applications for students who applied by the deadline. The application may be opened again if there were areas/sites where nobody applied. Please bear with us as we evaluate applications, and thank you for your interest!
Welcome to the instructions page for Project H.O.P.E. (Health Occupations Preparatory Experience) application, part of the Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center at Eastern Washington University.
Project H.O.P.E. is an amazing opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to gain invaluable experience in a real-life healthcare setting. During this 4-week program, interns will work 20 hours per week in a hospital, clinic, long-term care facility or other healthcare setting. Students who complete the program will receive a stipend for their work.
Project H.O.P.E. is an extremely competitive program, and the number of placements is limited.
- Be at least 16 years old at the time of the shadow
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
- Comply with state workplace requirements
- Undergo a Washington State Patrol background check
- Have or obtain a social security number by the application deadline
- Be a resident of Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, or Yakima counties.
Please read the instructions below before proceeding with your Project H.O.P.E. application. You will be able to save your application and continue at a later date, if necessary
As part of your application, EWAHEC will collect basic demographic information about the applicant, their parent or guardian, and the school that the applicant currently attends.
You will be required to submit, via upload:
- Your current high school transcript
- A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
- 2 essays and one presentation/project
The essays that you submit should address the following:
- Project H.O.P.E. is for students who are somehow disadvantaged – who are in circumstances that may make it difficult for them to reach their educational and professional goals. This might mean living in a small community with few educational opportunities or not having a large enough family income to participate in extracurricular educational activities. Describe the way(s) you feel that you may be disadvantaged.
- Why are you interested in pursuing a career in health care? What is it about your life experiences, talents or personality that make the health professions attractive to you?
The presentation or project should describe your connection to your culture and community, and explain how pursuing a degree in the health sciences will serve your community.
The format of this portion of your application and be your choice, and we encourage you to be creative! It can be a PowerPoint, a Prezi, a video, a drawing, a story, or anything that answers the question.