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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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Barbara A. Cooley Scholarship

Eligibility: The award is open to a master's level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum current overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Prior AAHPERD scholarship recipients are not eligible. Application Procedures The completed application form must be received by November 15 of each year. All application materials must be submitted simultaneously in a single envelope.The application and accompanying documents must be typed, single-spaced, in a 12-point font. All applications must be accompanied by the following: A current curriculum vitae. Use the following categories, presenting the material in reverse chronological order where applicable. Personal information Current program and institution Degrees earned, names of institutions, and years of graduation Employment experience and dates of employment Professional presentations: title, date, and location of presentations Professional publications Professional memberships Awards Professional committee involvement Voluntary community service activities Any other extra-curricular or professional activities An official transcript from the institution granting the most recent degree and any coursework that fulfills requirements for the current degree program. A narrative three-part statement that includes your philosophy of health education, your professional goals, and your assessment of current and future issues in health education. The maximum length for this narrative is three double-spaced pages. Include sub-titles for each of the three areas (Philosophy, Professional Goals, Issues). Three letters of recommendation from professional individuals in the academic major, which address academic status, leadership potential, and career commitment. Two of the letters must be from the applicant's advisor and a major professor.

Health & Human Performance Faculty & Alumni Scholarship

Must be a Health & Human Performance major who has completed at least 45 hours toward a degree and have a 2.5 GPA.

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

For students pursuing a career in human services, health sciences or visual arts.

Ted Hucklebridge Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance. 2. Must be a full-time student (12+ units/semester). 3. Must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. 4. Must be a CAHPERD member for a minimum of 60 days prior to application. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.cahperd.org/awards_scholarships/index.html#Student for more information and an application form.

Bloomsbury Elite Scholarships

Bloomsbury Honor International believes in rewarding its members for their academic, entrepreneurship, and leadership excellence. To do so, scholarships are granted to qualified achievers annually. Upon being accepted into the Bloomsbury Honor International, members are eligible to apply for the scholarships. A selection committee comprised of Senior Officers carefully evaluates each application. Evaluation is based upon numerous factors including academic honours and recognition, current GPA, civil service, leadership experiences, and any accomplishments pertinent to entrepreneurship. All scholarships are only available to current student members of the Bloomsbury Honor International. Categories: - Arts and Humanities - Business and Management - Education - Engineering, Mathematics and Science - Law - Medical and Health - Social Science Eligibility: As an international initiative, we welcome scholarship applications from any country. All students considered for scholarships must be members of Bloomsbury Honor International in good standing. Students must also be enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited institution. Any applications received after the application deadline will not be considered. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of: - Academic achievement relative to specific category - Leadership and entrepreneurship experience - Work experience relative to specific category - Community service - Personal statement of goals and aspirations - Letters of recommendations If selected, necessary information must be received by Bloomsbury Honor International within three weeks of notification date or scholarship will be forfeited.

FADONA/LTC Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to individuals employed in long-term care in Florida who are interested in continuing their education. Amount Awarded: $500 Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: This program is open to currently licensed RN's, LPN's, or CNA's employed in the long-term care industry in Florida. RN's must be currently accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or master's degree program in nursing, gerontology program, undergraduate or graduate program in health care management, or nurse practitioner program. LPN's must be currently accepted or enrolled in an RN program or undergraduate health care management program. CNA's must be currently accepted or enrolled in an RN or LPN program. All applicants must have at least 2 years of employment in the long-term care field. They must be either a member FADONA/LTC or sponsored by a member. Financial need is not considered in the selection process.

Terry Linda Potter Scholarship Fund

Available to current high school graduates majoring in a health-related field at an accredited two-year or four-year college. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and scholastic ability. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive process which considers financial need, academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, educational goals and personal aspirations. The community foundation's Board of Trustees has final approval of scholarship recommendations made by the foundation's Scholarship Committee or the advisory committees of certain scholarship funds. Scholarship amounts vary based on annual income available from each fund.

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.

Joseph & Angela Bruneo Foundation

Scholarship awards to students advancing in higher studies in the medical-related field. Application form required. Limited to residents of Wisconsin.

Aurora Medical Center AMG Oshkosh Family Scholarship

Special Qualifications:• Applicant is preferred to be a part of/or have a family member that is part of the Aurora Family.Requirements:# Transcripts# ACT or SAT# ReferencesOther Requirements: • Applicant must be pursing a career in health care or a related field.Not renewable.

Unity Hospital Education Fund Health Careers Scholarship

Description: Awarded annually to promising students enrolled in medical, dental, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, therapy, veterinary medicine or any and all educational programs that are designed to educate individuals for medical or other health care services. New, current, or re-entering students in a health related field are eligible for consideration.Criteria: Permanent resident of Buchanan School District for 6 months: if currently a high school senior or a high school graduate, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent employment or military experience; if currently a college student, a grade point average of 2.5; must provide the most current transcript of grades or credits earned. Current or anticipated enrollment in an accredited college with a health related major and participation in volunteer and/or community activities.Award: Up to $1000; given at the discretion of the Unity Hospital Education Fund Advisory Committee.Some awards may be renewable.

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