Scholarships in Healthcare

OMAP's 100 Word Essay Health Care Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is at least 18 years old and enrolled in a healthcare related field. 100 word essay required on why applicant feels they should be considered for this scholarship.

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Graduate Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a new graduate student who has been accepted into one of the eligible academic programs and will enroll in at least six credits.


ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 20

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a "healthcare degree" program (includes, but not limited to the following professions: athletic trainer, cardiac sonographer, cardiovascular technologies, dental assistant, dentist, diagnostic medical sonographer, electrocardiographic technician, emergency medical technician, exercise scientist/specialist, mammographer, medical assistant, nuclear medicine technologist, nurse anesthetists, nurse assistant, nurse practitioner, nursing assistant, paramedic, pharmacist, phlebotomist, physical therapist, physician assistant, physician, practical nurse, registered nurse, or respiratory therapist). Students must provide essay and proof of enrollment.


NBRC/AMP Gareth B. Gish, MS, RRT Memorial and William F. Miller, MD Postgraduate Education Recognition Awards

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be respiratory therapists who have been accepted into an advanced degree program of a fully accredited school. Application must be accompanied by an original essay describing how the award will aid in achieving an advanced degree and future goals in health care. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.


NBRC/AMP William W. Burgin, Jr. MD and Robert M. Lawrence, MD Education Recognition Award

Award: $7,500, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be third or fourth-year students enrolled in an accredited respiratory therapy program leading to a bachelor's degree and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. In addition to an original paper dealing with respiratory care, applicants must submit an original essay describing how this award will help them reach their degrees and their future goals in the field of health care.


Student Research Awards

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be undergraduate, graduate or medical students not yet engaged in thesis research. Students must attend an accredited North American school and conduct their research with a mentor. The planned research project must last at least 10 weeks and must be relevant to IBD.


Presbyterian Church USA Student Opportunity Scholarships

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicants must be members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have completed their second year of college. They must be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in education, health service/science, religious studies, sacred music or social service/sciences. Financial need is required. Preference is given to members of racial and ethnic minorities.


SNMTS Paul Cole Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be high school seniors or college undergraduates enrolled in or accepted by accredited institutions and be in the nuclear medicine technology field. Applicant must prove financial need.


NFMC Dorothy Dann Bullock Music Therapy Award and the NFMC Ruth B. Robertson Music Therapy Award

Award: $1,350, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be college students majoring in music therapy in schools approved by the National Association of Music Therapists and AMTA. Selection is based on musical talent, skills and training with an emphasis on piano ability in accompanying and sight reading. Other selection criteria are self-reliance, leadership, ability to work with groups and dedication to music therapy as a career. Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs.


Benton-Meier Scholarships

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must demonstrate need and demonstrate potential for a promising career in the field of neuropsychology. Applicants should also submit a letter that documents their scholarly and research accomplishments, financial need and how the award will be used.


Minority Fellowship Program

Award: -, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be members of the ANA, have their master's degree and plan to pursue doctoral degrees. Eligible applicants must be registered nurses and members of a ethnic/racial minority group.


Health Resources and Services Administration-Bureau of Health Professions Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Award: $30,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be full-time students, be from a disadvantaged background, demonstrate financial need and be studying in a health field, including medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and others. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. All other criteria are set by individual schools.


Arkansas Public Health Association Annual Scholarships for Arkansas Students in a Public Health Field

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 16

Applicants must be Arkansas residents who are high school seniors, high school graduates, GED holders or college sophomores or above at the undergraduate level. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or more and must demonstrate financial need. They must be enrolled at or have plans to enroll at a vocational school, technical school, two-year college or four-year college or university. Students must be interested in pursuing a career in public health. Selection is based on GPA, professional public health goals, previous involvement in the health care field and financial need.


CHAHRM Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 23

Applicants must be in the final year of study for a degree in a healthcare- or human resources-related subject at an accredited technical college or university. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, work history, extracurricular activities and references.


Win Cash for Class Scholarship Program

Award: $4,000, Deadline: September 9

Applicants must be matriculated students attending an accredited college or university located in Connecticut; matriculated students attending a non-Connecticut school who are also the spouse or child of an HFMA Connecticut Chapter member; matriculated students who are Connecticut residents and who commute to an accredited school that is located in an HFMA Region 1 state or matriculated students who are permanent healthcare industry employees working in the state of Connecticut. They must be studying or planning to study financial management or a healthcare subject. Selection is based on the strength of the applicant's essay.


Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be Illinois residents. They must be either enrolled in or accepted into a hospital-related healthcare degree or certificate program, excluding any programs having a general education curriculum (such as pre-medicine programs). Applicants must have at least one year remaining in their program of study. They should have a GPA of 3.5 on a four-point scale in order to be competitive for this award. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.


Migrant Health Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: March 24

Applicants must be employees at a migrant/community health center. They must be interested in seeking further training in health care. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have a family background in farm working. Selection is based on demonstrated professional commitment to migrant health, stated career goals and personal experiences.


National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: September 30 (NY); October 28 (CA)

Applicants must be Hispanic students who are enrolled in a postsecondary degree program in allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, health research, public health or health management and policy analysis. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership skills and commitment to improving health care in the Hispanic community.


Oliver Joel and Ellen Pell Denny Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Award: $3,000, Deadline: August 15

Applicants must be residents of North Carolina. They must be studying a subject in the field of allied health at an accredited postsecondary institution and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. They must be seeking a first-time certificate, diploma, associate's degree or bachelor's degree. Master's degree holders are ineligible. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to residents of Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.


Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Program

Award: $13,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicants must be attending a California undergraduate nursing program and be fluent in a language other than English. Financial need, work experience, academic achievement and community involvement are considered. A two-year service agreement to work in a medically underserved area of California is required. Preference is given to those who expect to graduate within two years and to those who plan to remain in a medically underserved area after the service agreement has expired. Applicant must have minimum 2.0 GPA.


NAHN Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 3

Applicants must be members of the NAHN and be enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, graduate or practical/vocational nursing program.


Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program

Award: $50,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicants must be California residents who have been accepted by or are enrolled in an accredited California program. Financial need, work experience and career goals are considered, and preference is given to applicants who plan to remain in a medically underserved area past the service time. Those selected must sign a two-year service agreement to work in a medically underserved area of California.


The Boeing Company STEM Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 16

Applicants must be a junior or senior enrolled at an ICW member institution at the time of the award and be involved with community service. A GPA of 3.25 is required and applicants must be majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, a health care field or be preparing to teach in a STEM field.


Top Medical Assistant Programs Healthcare Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be high school seniors or currently enrolled in college. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.


Medical Scrubs Collection

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or registered aliens. Students must be high school seniors or currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and intend to pursue a degree in a medical field.