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.

Larry Matfay Cultural Heritage Scholarship

Award: $1,000; one recipient per year Deadline: June 1 Requirements: 2.5 GPA or equivalent Full-time student status Eligible Majors: Health Care Anthropology History Alaska Native/American Indian studies Rural Development Linguistics KEF eligibility requirements Applicants must be Alaska Native shareholders or descendants (may be adopted) of the Koniag Region. All applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Koniag, Inc. descendant or shareholder database must complete the descendant database form and submit the form to Shareholder Relations at Koniag, Inc. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please contact or call (800) 658-3818. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in nationally, regionally, or municipally accredited, recognized institutions of higher learning or vocational schools. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, high school or GED graduate, or have successfully completed one or more college, university or graduate school terms

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship - Undergraduate Students

Criteria for Application: 1. Applicant must be a current member of SHAPE America. Undergraduate students may join at the time of application. 2. Applicant must be majoring in the field of health, physical education, recreation or dance. 3. Applicant must have college junior or senior class standing at a baccalaureate-granting college/university (completed a minimum of 60 semester/90 quarter units of college courses). 4. Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 overall on a 4.0 grade point scale. GPA scores from all institutions attended in pursuit of applicant's current degree must be factored into the overall GPA. 5. Applicant must be a first time Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship recipient. Criteria for Selection 1. Scholastic proficiency 2. Evidence of leadership 3. School, community, professional activity/service 4. Character attributes Application Procedures The following materials (see website for more information) must be submitted electronically or by mail by October 15. Incomplete applications and those not strictly adhering to the directions for submission will not be considered.

Fore Bill : Bill Allen Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Patricia Allen and the Fore Bill Memorial Celebration as a memorial to Bill Allen and his communityservice.Eligibility: Graduating Senior of Marshfield High School or Columbus Catholic High School planning to attend a university, technical school, or special school to pursue business, finance, marketing, health care, or a medically related field. The student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, have shown scholastic achievement, talent, ability, and have financial need. They also must be planning to continuing their love of music by participating in a musical performing group at their college.Application: MHS guidance office or CCHS guidance office

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.

Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund

Macy’s and the American Heart Association are continuing their concerted efforts to increase the number of minority women in medical schools through the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund. For the fourth consecutive year, the partners are offering sixteen $2,500 tuition-focused scholarships for minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields. Applicants must: Be a female of Hispanic, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander or other minority origin Be a citizen/permanent resident of the continental United States, including Hawaii and Alaska Be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or allied health institution in the U.S. and plan to be enrolled in the Fall Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA Complete an essay and submit two letters of recommendation with the application Step 2: Apply online You’ll be asked to: Create a login Fill out the application form Step 3: Finalize and upload documents You’ll need to provide: A Community Involvement description Transcripts Two Letters of Recommendation A Personal Essay

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.

Hays Medical Center Volunteers Scholarship

Student must be a junior or senior with high academic standing majoring in the health-related fields.

Dr. Geraldine Burton-Branch Award (Silver Medal)

Named for a physician who resides in the community served by the King/Drew Medical Center, this medal is presented to the graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding performance in the primary care course over the clinical years. The winner of this award is selected by the Primary Care Committee.

STEM Scholarships

The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates. The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following STEM disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Biosciences/Pre-med/health-related fields Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting Electrical Engineering Geosciences Information Sciences Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Nuclear Engineering Oceanography Operations Research Physics Teaching in STEM areas

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.

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