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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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.

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

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

Ernest S. Moscatello Scholarship

Applicant must submit a letter stating career goals and objectives, a resume showing employment history with a brief narrative describing specific employment responsibilities in health care field, and three letters of recommendation. Reference letters should address performance, character, potential to succeed, and need for scholarship support. Send for an application with a self- addressed, stamped, business size envelope.

William F. Miller, MD Postgrad Educ Recognition

The American Respiratory Care Foundation awards $1,500 to a postgraduate student who meets the following criteria: 1. A respiratory care practitioner who has at least a Baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent on a 4.0 scale. 2. Been accepted into an advanced degree program of a fully-accredited school and is a candidate for a degree. 3. Must present three (3) letters of reference, attesting to the candidate's character, academic ability, and professional commitment. 4. Must submit an essay consisting of at least 1,200 words describing how the award will assist applicant in reaching the objective of an advanced degree and the candidate's ultimate goals of leadership in health care. A previous award recipient may apply for, and receive, an award a second and third year if the applicant is maintaining good standing in an advanced degree program and is the most deserving candidate in the judgement of the Board of Trustees or its designated selection committee.

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Flwp Prgm

The selection process is designed to recruit all qualified candidates. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (in their junior or senior years, or in any graduate or postgraduate level) in the natural, physical, health, engineering, or social sciences in order to apply. Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships. Successful applicants will attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the start of the summer and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer. They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowship throughout the summer.

The Robert L. Schattner Scholarship Award

The Robert L. Schattner Scholarship is for Jewish students residing in Burlington, Camden or Gloucester Counties who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college or university degree-related program. Priority will be given to students pursuing degree programs in a health or business related field. Students must demonstrate financial need. RULES: 1. Applicant must have a 2.5 minimum grade point average 2. Include all extra-curricular activities applicant is involved with including: participation in religious, civic and/or community organizations, athletics, and/or employment experience 3. Applicant must demonstrate financial need 4. Parent or Guardian must complete the Scholarship Financial Application 5. Award period is one year 6. Current recipients of this scholarship may re-apply 7. Scholarship may be used for tuition and books or room and board 8. Applicants must provide the following materials: □ Special Scholarship Application Form □ Most recent official transcript with GPA and SAT scores □ Personal statement describing your involvement in the Jewish community, extracurricular activities, honors and awards (as indicated in Special Scholarship Application Form) □ Parent/Guardians’ most recently signed 1040 □ Two letters of recommendation from source other than a family member

Mental Health Education Scholarship

Vantage Point Recovery is offering our annual General Education and Mental Health Education Scholarship! We are dedicated to helping to support education specific to mental health. Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college is considered eligible.

Scholarship Award Program

Over $1,700,000 in tuition scholarships are being offered in both degree and diploma programs to Florida high school graduates. These scholarships are available in such diverse specialties as business administration, electronic engineering technology, drafting and computer assisted design, secretarial, fashion merchandising and design, accounting, cartooning/illustration, court reporting, professional mariner, culinary arts, hospitality management, private investigation, nail and skin care technology, respiratory therapy technician, travel and tourism, cosmetology, video film production and recording arts, automotive service technology, photography, industrial design technology, music and video business, allied health administration, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, paralegal studies, interior design, therapeutic massage, rescue and advanced open water diving, cardiovascular technologist, visual communication, medical or dental assisting and other business, health care and technical/career fields.

Kaiser Permanente Allied Healthcare Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in an allied healthcare program (I.e. Physical Therapy). 2. Must be a full-time or part-time student. 3. Must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. 4. Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Special Excellence Annual Scholarships

Purpose: Merit scholarships for exceptional academic and community service experience, offered as encouragement to students to attend outstanding colleges and universities in the United States. Eligibility: Original enrollees of CIRI and their direct lineal descendants. Should have a cumulative 3.7 GPA or better. Amount: $20,000, annual. Duration: One academic year (includes two semesters). Special features: Must be accepted or enrolled full-time in a 4-year undergraduate or graduate degree program with preference given in the fields of business, education, math, sciences, health services, and engineering. Special Excellence Scholarships may or may not be given at the discretion of the Education Awards Committee.

Forouzesh Award

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a health science degree. 2. Must use funds for self-development activities. 3. Must be a graduate or undergraduate student. Contact Information: Applications may be obtained from the Graduate Program Director, Department of Health Science. Phone number: 562-985-4014, office (HHS2-123), e-mail.

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