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Health Care Scholarships

The scholarships listed under the heading of Health Care cover several distinct health-related disciplines. Many of the funding opportunities covered here pertain to students pursuing a degree in the field of allied health. Continue reading to find out more about this major and about the world of health care scholarships.

As an academic discipline allied health prepares individuals for careers in medicine, providing patient care, rehabilitation and diagnostic treatments. Allied health degree programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Of course, for some positions responsible for providing direct patient care, you'll need more than a bachelor's degree.

The exact nature of the courses you'll take in this type of program will depend in part on the concentration of your studies. Examples of these concentrations include topics such as health sciences, public health promotion or environmental health and policy. However, there are some commonalities between these programs and you will most likely face core courses such as medical terminology, ergonomics, biostatistics, genetic research, nutrition and pathobiology. 

It is difficult to attempt to provide a clear picture with regards the employment outlook of allied health professionals. This is because the field is so wide and varied and includes such disparate professions as art therapist, emergency medical technician, nutritionist and phlebotomist. 

Some allied health careers, such as surgical technologist, are expected to experience a 20% increase in job opportunities over the coming decade. Other careers, such as medical and clinical lab technicians are expected to see only as 11% increase over the same time period. Bi-lingual job candidates and those willing to relocate will face the most robust career choices.

Allied health degree programs come in all the available shapes and sizes. You can find these programs at private, non-profit universities and also public, for-profit institutions. Programs are available that are offered exclusively in a distance-learning environment. Other programs are offered in the traditional classroom lecture format. And then there are hybrid programs that utilize a blend of the old and the new. You'll want to put some time into researching your desired program to ensure you get a good fit.

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R&D Systems Scholarship Application Fall 2018

R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field. The R&D Systems Scholarship Program will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester.

The Healthline & NORD Stronger Scholarship

This year’s scholarship is dedicated to the advancement of rare and chronic diseases, either through research, patient advocacy, raising awareness, or community building. The program will award four students with a $5,000 scholarship each.

Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation Health Scholarships

Description:Dr. Hans Zimmerman established this foundation to provide financial assistance to individuals in Hawai‘i wishing to pursue an education in a health field. During his long and productive career in Hawai‘i, Dr. Zimmerman encouraged countless individuals to choose careers in medicine. At his death, additional assets came into the foundation so that it is now one of the largest scholarship funds in Hawai‘i. Requirements: Plan to major in a health-related field in a school in the USA (not including sports medicine, psychology unless clinical, social work). Be a college junior, senior or graduate student. Minimum GPA 3.0. Personal statement should include a description of your participation in community service projects or activities.

Dr. Raymond Kivel Award

This award, named for the medical director under whose leadership the MEDEX Physician Assistant Program attained nationwide prominence, is presented to the graduating senior whose voluntary community service has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the delivery of health care in medically underserved communities.

Udall Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $5000 to undergraduate students who study the environment and related fields, and to Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students in fields related to health care and tribal public policy. The scholarships will be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board. Recipients are eligible for one year of support per application year. Scholarship monies not used during the academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be renominated during the next year

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

IMPORTANT DATES Applications Accepted: February 10, 2017 - January 29, 2018 Final Award Selection: March 15, 2018 Scholarship Awarded: Spring Quarter 2018 REQUIREMENTS The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Applicant must be a US citizen, at least 17 years of age, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section. All applications must be received by January 29th, 2018. Finalists will be notified in February and must provide proof of enrollment and GPA (letters of acceptance, transcripts, etc.) before the scholarship recipient is selected. SELECTION Applications will be reviewed by a panel. The winner will be selected based on the criteria set forth in the requirements section of this document. Once the winner is decided and notified of the award, he/she will receive a mailed 1099-MISC tax form and the check will be delivered to their address. The winner of the scholarship award will be fully responsible for the taxes incurred from receiving the award.

Lupe Anguiano Scholarship

To develop in students a vocation as well as a ministry in caring for and supporting the needs of individuals and families who are experiencing an end-of-life crisis. Students must take academic course work and have training and clinical practicum or internship in hospice care, ministry and grief counseling, or social work to hospice patients.

ANNA Clinical Practice Award

To recognize and reward excellence in clinical practice by members of ANNA. Amount Awarded: $1000 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: Annually. Eligibility: Eligible to be considered are current members of ANNA who are employed are primary care providers in clinical nephrology, can demonstrate outstanding contributions toward improved patient care, and can demonstrate commitment to and competence in direct patient care.

Youth for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention-Leadership Recognition Program

The purpose of the Youth for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Leadership Recognition Program is to recognize youth, ages 16 to 24, who are community leaders in promoting healthy adolescent sexuality and healthy lifestyle choices for other youth, and to support their health professions education. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a health professions degree. Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 over a five-year period, and would have a service obligation of 2 years. This program is made possible by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation.

Galien Ambulance Scholarship

Description: Awarded annually to a High School senior residing in the Galien School District, who is beginning a career path for a health-related profession in an effort to help provide health professionals in the Galien area.Criteria: Graduates of any High School in Southwest lower Michigan who is currently a Galien Resident and enrolled in medical, dental, optometric, veterinary medicine, nursing, therapy, or any and all educational programs which are designed to educate individuals for the provision of medical or other health care services to humans or to animals. Consideration will be given to a full or part-time student at an accredited institute of higher learning with evidence of leadership and communityservice. Financial need will be at least a secondary consideration. Interview required.Award: Amounts up to $1000; nonrenewable

Hirsh Award

The American College of Legal Medicine has an annual Student Writing Competition in which $1,000 cash awards are made for the outstanding original paper on Legal Medicine. All papers submitted will receive consideration for publication in the Journal of Legal Medicine or other medical legal publications. Applicant Criteria 1. Authors must be currently enrolled in an accredited law, medical, podiatry, nursing, dental school, or program of health science or health care administration school in the United States or Canada. 2. No paper which has been previously published in any form will be considered. What is Legal Medicine Legal medicine is the professional and academic discipline which concerns itself with legal aspects of medical science, medical practice and other health care delivery problems. Practitioners of the specialty have training, knowledge and expertise sufficient to address the scope of the specialty from a scholarly, scientific (research) and practical perspective.

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