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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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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.

ENA Foundation Scholarship: Master’s in Healthcare or Related Field

Funding for this scholarship is made possible through the generosity of those who contributed to the ENA Foundation in 2009. This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse (RN) pursuing an advance degree in healthcare. These degrees include but are not limited to degrees in business (MBA), public health (MPH), nurse education (N.Ed.) and Informatics. Requirements: Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirementsGeneral Eligibility:? ?Applicants must be an ENA member for a minimum of twelve (12) months immediately prior to applying. Non-RN category applicants are not required to be an ENA member but a letter of reference from a current ENA member is required. A minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) is required for consideration. Applicants must be attending a NLN or AACN accredited school and must provide verification of the schools current accreditation. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply under the same category. However, qualified previous recipients may apply for the next category. ENA members having served in the immediate past three years on the ENA Board of Directors, ENA Foundation Board of Trustees, or ENA Foundation Scholarship Review Team are ineligible to apply.

Dr. Steven G. Kerr Memorial Medical Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Non-traditional student at Wenatchee Valley College enrolled in the Allied Health Program. RENEWAL: Possible. Must reapply and will compete with new applicants.

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.

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.

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

For women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBT community and are pursuing a degree in education, women’s health, or dance.

Robert and Mary Neher Biology Scholarship

For a student majoring in biology or other health-related field, with preference given to a student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the first two years of college.

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Award

Named in honor of the outstanding educator, whose life and legacy serves as an inspiration to all, this award is presented to the graduating senior who has demonstrated the ability to persist in the face of adversity.

Riverview Hospital Auxiliary Hospital Employee Scholarship

The Riverview Hospital Auxiliary established a scholarship in 2000 to benefit employees of Riverview Hospital Association. An employee scholarship was implemented to meet the growing need for more nurses and other hospital-related careers. The scholarship is awarded each fall, and the total amount is $1,500 distributed over two years. Eligibility: * The applicant must be currently employed by the Riverview Hospital Association for at least six months or more and pursuing a career in a hospital -related health care field. * Accepted or awaiting acceptance for a minimum enrollment of six credits into an accredited college, university, or technical college. How to Apply: Applications are available at the Education Department of Riverview Hospital Association.

Jane Davis Health Careers Scholarship – Pawating Auxiliary

Description: Jane S. Davis retired in 1977 after serving 31 years as the administrator of Pawating Hospital, now Lakeland Medical Center, Niles. This scholarship offers a renewable award initiated by Ms. Davis for the Pawating Auxiliary to assist promising students in the Niles-Buchanan area who are pursuing a health-related career.Criteria: Graduating high school seniors or high school graduates from the Niles-Buchanan area including Niles High School, Brandywine High School, or Buchanan High School, who are pursuing a health career (excepting areas such as dentistry, veterinary medicine, psychology and social work.)Consideration is given, but not limited to volunteers or employees of Lakeland Medical Center, Niles. Financial need is a consideration, but not a requirement. Other criteria include evidence of leadership and character. Interview required.Award: Scholarships in amounts from $500 to $1000; Renewable for three years at the discretion of theSelection Committee.

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.

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