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.

Steve & Catharine Briggs Scholarship

Provides scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences nursing or allied health professions degree program, must attend the Palm Desert Campus (PDC), and demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of a career in nursing or the allied health sciences. Financial need is considered but not essential.

American Radiological Nurses Association Scholarship

Applicant must be an R.N. working in radiology. Award is for applicant to seek advanced degree in nursing or health care.

Dr. Charles W. Buggs Award

The College of Allied Health's highest award, named after the prominent microbiologist and first dean of the College of Allied Health at Drew University, is presented to the graduating senior who has maintained the highest GPA throughout his or her training and has exemplified the personal characteristics of competence and compassion.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy

National Medical Fellowships, Inc. has established a doctoral fellowship program to create a cadre of health researchers with a focus in one of our areas: health policy, men's health, mental health, and substance abuse. The program will award fellowships to talented minority men or women enrolled in graduate programs in public health, health policy or social policy leading to the doctorate (Ph.D., Dr.P.H., or Sc.D.). The fellowship will provide the opportunity to complete advanced training in research methodology, including quantitative and qualitative methods. The expectation is that the Fellows who graduate from the program will be a resource for government agencies, managed care organizations, community health centers, research institutions and academia. Only applicants who have been accepted for admission to the following schools will be considered for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy. Heller Graduate School of Brandeis University Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University Harvard School of Public Health Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health RAND Graduate School UCLA School of Public Health University of Michigan School of Public Health University of Pennsylvania AWARD The fellowship award will cover tuition, fees and a partial living stipend for up to five years. Please chech this website periodically for updates regarding the next application period.

S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Schp in Medical Health

Available to graduate or undergraduate young women enrolled in a program leading to a degree in medicine or health sciences. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring).

Harry N. and Melva A. Derickson Scholarship

The Harry N. and Melva A. Derickson Scholarship Fund is an endowment fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The income from the fund is used to assist residents from Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties for a course of study in preparation for medical or dental school, nursing, physical therapy, other medical related fields, or engineering. Students will be enrolled in undergraduate programs at two or four year colleges or universities. There will be multiple awards at varying amounts. It is preferred that the number of scholarships be split equally between males and females. Eligibility Criteria 1. Residents of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry counties 2. Desire to pursue a course of study in preparation for engineering, medical school, dental school, nursing, physical therapy, or other medical related fields 3. Academic achievement 4. Extracurricular activities 5. Service to the community 6. Financial need

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.

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

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.

Donegal Foundation Student Scholarship

The Donegal Foundation has scholarship monies available for students pursuing post-high school educational studies in fields related to Health Care. Students will be judged by a panel of teachers, administrators and local community representatives based upon the completion of the scholarship application.

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