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Health Science / Physiology Scholarships

Here are some of the Health Science / Physiology scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Schwartz 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.

Student Scholarships in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

$2000 scholarships will be available for students specifically researching cerebrovascular disease and stroke. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to receive a travel grant to attend the AHA’s International Stroke Conference. Scholarship recipients must submit an abstract for the conference and get accepted in order to be eligible for this travel award. Applicants who are eligible for the ISC travel grant will be contacted in an separate email by the end of October. Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study. Each applicant and applicant's preceptor must be members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application. The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision. If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual. For questions, please contact: Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships

Thomson Reuters/ MLA Doctoral Fellowship

Thomson Reuters sponsors a fellowship in the amount of $2,000 to foster and encourage superior students to conduct doctoral work in an area of health sciences librarianship or information sciences and to provide support to individuals who have been admitted to candidacy.The award supports research or travel applicable to the candidate's study within a twelve-month period. The award is given every other year and may not be used for tuition.

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.

Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease

$2000 scholarships will be available for students researching cardiovascular disease topics within basic, clinical, or population sciences. Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study. Each applicant and applicant's preceptor must be members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application. The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision. If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual. For questions, please contact: Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships

Outstanding Department Graduate in Health Science

Eligibility * Current major in Health Science Education * GPA of at least 2.75 * Undergraduate who is graduating between December of the previous year and July of the current year. Estimated Dollar Value: Not to exceed $100 to be applied to membership in the professional health education organization of the recipient's choice.

The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Medical Scholarship

The Purpose: To stimulate interest in the study of heart and blood vessel diseases. The Scholarship: Every year one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a medical student. The successful candidate will be eligible for a renewal of the $1,000 award for a second year provided they maintain satisfactory scholastic progress. Renewals will be considered in conjunctions with all new applications. Who Is Eligible: Minnesota Students Only: Medical students currently enrolled in a Minnesota state medical school and working in a curriculum with potential application to patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessel system are eligible. How the Scholars Are Selected: Scholars will be chosen on merit by an American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate Committee of medical and/or scientific professionals. How Candidates Apply: Candidates must submit the appropriate form and complete all requirements. Applications must be fully completed to receive consideration. Where to Apply: For further information and application forms, please visit www.heart.org/mnscholarships

Larry and Donna Ganion Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility * Incoming graduate student enrolled in a masters degree program in Physiology * Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale * Preference given to students planning to serve as a Graduate Assistant * Based on academic excellence rather than financial need Estimated Dollar Value: $500

Sherri Hittson Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility * Undergraduate Health Science or teaching major in School Health Education * First quarter Junior or higher * GPA of at least 2.7 * Financial need is not a factor Estimated Dollar Value: $500 Additional Information: Selection is made for the following fall semester.

Melvin P. Nelson & Esther L. Nelson Heart Scholarship

The purpose: This scholarship was established as a permanent tribute to the years of dedicated fundraising for the American Heart Association of Melvin P. and Esther L. Nelson. This scholarship will enable a medical student to participate in health science research at a Minnesota institution and to explore the field of research as a career. Who is eligible: Minnesota Students Only: Medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota are eligible for this award. How the scholar is selected: The scholar will be chosen on merit by an American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate Committee of medical and/or scientific professionals. The scholarship: The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $1,200 for a period of full-time research (usually three months duration) with the sponsor. How candidates apply: Candidates must submit the appropriate form and complete all other requirements. Applications must be fully completed to receive consideration. Where to apply: For further information and application forms, please visit www.heart.org/mnscholarships

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.

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