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.

George Hi`ilani Mills Scholarship

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY  Graduate student pursuing professional studies in the field of medicine or the allied health-related fields  Demonstrate financial need  One-page essay demonstrating applicant’s balanced record of achievement, as well as holding the values and tradition of the Hawaiian Civic Club movement to perpetuate and preserve language, history, music, dance and other cultural traditions as well as advocate for improved welfare of native Hawaiians in culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare, and nationhood, to name a few.  Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

The Berwick Health and Wellness Fund - Non-Traditional

To be eligible, a student must live in the service area, be at least age 23, and be accepted or enrolled in a two or four-year college with a declared health profession major. This is a one year award of $1,000. Limited to residents of Berwick Health & Wellness Fund service area. Please check the website for complete listing.

Professional Scholarship Program

The Professional Scholarship program for the hospitals of Baptist Health originated in the late 1980s when a group of interested physicians and the Baptist Health Foundation developed a golf tournament, supported by host physicians, community leaders and sponsors, to raise money for scholarships to help fill staffing needs. The Mercedes-Benz Scholarship Golf Classic was conceived and has raised more than $1 million since its inception 17 years ago.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Purpose: The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation awards approximately 75 scholarships annually to students pursuing careers related to environmental public policy, or who are Native Americans or Alaska Natives pursuing careers related to health care or tribal public policy.

Edwina Foye Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

The Edwina Foye scholarship was established in 1985 by colleagues, friends, and family to honor the memory of Edwina Foye, RN, a nurse who dedicated twenty-five years of service to Portsmouth Hospital (1952-1978). This scholarship is awarded at the Foundation's Annual Meeting in April to a graduate student who is a resident in one of the nine towns in the Foundation area. The individual selected for this award must be pursuing a career in health and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and personal accomplishmentsEligibility:To be eligible for award consideration, applicants continuously must have been and continue to be a resident of one (or more) of the following communities (Portsmouth, North Hampton, Greenland, Rye, Newington, New Castle, New Hampshire; or, Kittery, Eliot, or York, Maine for a minimum of two (2) years prior to the academic year of the Scholarship Program.Applicants must be pursuing a health-related field of study as a graduate student in an accredited institution of learning. Greatest consideration will be given to academic achievement as exemplified by class rank, GPA, and test scores; also considered are course difficulty, work shortage areas of need in Seacoast, job experience, community service, evidence of dedication to chosen field of study, and financial need.Required Test Scores for Graduate Students: * Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Medical Aptitude Test (GMAT) * Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) * Dental Admission Test (DAT) * National League of Nursing Admissions Test (NLN)

Don Renschler Scholarship

For Washington residents who are graduate students in the study of mental health.

Galien Ambulance Scholarship

Description: Awarded annually to a High School senior residing in the Galien School District, who is beginning a career path for a health-related profession in an effort to help provide health professionals in the Galien area.Criteria: Graduates of any High School in Southwest lower Michigan who is currently a Galien Resident and enrolled in medical, dental, optometric, veterinary medicine, nursing, therapy, or any and all educational programs which are designed to educate individuals for the provision of medical or other health care services to humans or to animals. Consideration will be given to a full or part-time student at an accredited institute of higher learning with evidence of leadership and communityservice. Financial need will be at least a secondary consideration. Interview required.Award: Amounts up to $1000; nonrenewable

AAHE Undergraduate Scholarship Award

1. The award is open to any student officially recognized as an undergraduate health education major at any four year university/college. 2. The student must currently be enrolled at a university/college full time (12 hours) for both the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year during which the recipient is applying. 3. The student must have sophomore, junior, or senior status at the time of application. 4. The student must have a minimum, current overall GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale by the AAHE application deadline, December 1st. 5. The student must show evidence of leadership potential. 6. The student must be academically talented. 7. The student must be active in health education profession related activities, organizations, at the university/college, and/or the community. 8. Prior AAHE undergraduate award recipients may not apply.

Non-Campus-Based Scholarships

Throughout the year, the College receives announcements on scholarship opportunities offered to allied health students by different organizations. Information regarding these scholarships may be obtained from the campus Financial Aid Office or the office of student affairs. Please do keep in mind that these scholarships have different deadlines and submission requirements and addresses.

Charles and Bernard Duesler Scholarship

For Central Noble seniors who will be or are attending Purdue University in the fall or Central Noble graduates who are attending Purdue University, with preference to those entering the agriculture, consumer and health services, veterinary, nursing, or pharmacy fields. It is a one-time payment of $2,000. For tuition only.

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