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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.

Kelly T. Lawrence Scholarship

Eligibility:# Open to: All undergraduate members of Beta Xi/UCLA# Additional Criteria: First preference given to health sciences majors at UCLA. Second preference given to undergraduate members of other Theta chapters in California studying health sciences.

Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment

Available to college-level juniors and seniors currently completing undergraduate degrees at Michigan-based colleges and universities. Applicants must be pursuing a profession dedicated to working with persons with disabilities and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Possible fields may include allied health, nursing, medicine, occupational therapy and physical therapy or students in social work and special education. Previous applicants are eligible to apply.

Becton Dickinson Career Achievement Award

To recognize and reward health care professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the development or improvement of medical instrumentation. Amount Awarded: $1000 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: Annually. Eligibility: This program is open to health care professionals who are currently directly involved with the use of technology in the delivery of health care. Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the development or improvement of medical devices, instruments, or systems that will help all people live healthy lives. They must have demonstrated an intent to continue their career in the heath care field.

James Echols Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance. 2. Must have completed (or be enrolled in) a minimum of 60 semester/90 quarter units of college work. 3. Must be a resident of California and attend a California 2 or 4 year college/university. 4. Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. 5. 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.

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.

Hays Medical Center Volunteers Scholarship

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

National Medical Fellowships Need-Based Scholarship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be accepted to an approved medical school. 2. Must be an African American/Black, Mexican American, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, or Puerto Rican. 3. Must be United States citizen or permanent resident. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.nmf-online.org/Programs/Scholarships/NeedBased/Overview.htm for more information and an application form.

The Saltzman Scholarship

Undergraduate or graduate student focused on specific career goal, preferably in the health care field. Student should have sense of giving back to community. Renewable.For Jewish students in Greater Cleveland. Awards are available to both full and part-time students. Students are awarded up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year in the form of loans and grants based on the total applicant pool, total need and total available funds.To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family's income should not exceed $85,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Students can apply once a year.

Inaffit, LLC NATUREAL Health Is Greater Than Wealth

If you are in need of supplemental assistance for college, the Inaffit, LLC NATUREAL Health Is Greater Than Wealth Scholarship will make it easier for you to achieve your dream! Scholarships are available for high school seniors and undergraduate students that completed two years of college pursuing a degree in medicine, nursing, dental, research, nutrition or other health-related program.

Cora Aguda Manayan Fund

Applicants to these scholarships must be majoring in a health-related field and preference is given to students of Filipino ancestry studying in Hawaii. To be eligible for Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships, you must: be a resident of the state of Hawaii; demonstrate financial need; plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student; be a full-time student (12 credits undergraduate; 9 credits graduate); demonstrate academic achievement; and demonstrate good moral character. Visit the web site for an application.

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