Other Scholarships Available to Students in Allied Health Programs
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship
The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions sponsors a scholarship program for allied health students enrolled in member schools such as ECU. The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions. Candidates must be enrolled in a school which is a ASAHP member, such as ECU, have successfully completed at least one term and enrolled in a health discipline and a career entry-level granting program, where financial need is not a criterion for eligibility. You must demonstrate qualities used to differentiate yourself from others such as academic merit, leadership, and extracurricular activities.
Navy Health Services Collegiate Program
GRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE INCOME DURING GRADUATE SCHOOL. Covering the cost of graduate school can be challenging--tuition, books, supplies and living expenses. But there is an easier way.
Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) - Depending on your specialty, you can potentially receive a monthly salary and housing allowance from $2,940 to $5,150 while finishing your degree. This program is offered to students in Masters or Doctoral Programs studying Audiology, Health Services/Information Management and Physician Assistant.
The Navy also offers soon-to-be graduates up to $80,000.00 of Health Professions Loan Repayment for only three years of obligation for the following professions: Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Audiology and Health Services.
American Society for Clinical Pathology Student Scholarship
In a continuing effort to draw young people into the laboratory profession, the ASCP is offering $1,000 scholarships to outstanding students enrolled in their final clinical year of study in Cytotechnologist (CT), Histologic Technician (HT), Histotechnologist (HTL), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), or Medical Technologist (MT) programs. To be eligible for the ASCP Scholarship Program, an applicant must be enrolled in a NAACLS or CAAHEP accredited laboratory science program, in the final clinical year of education, and either a United States citizen or a permanent resident. You also must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship selection criteria include academic achievement, leadership abilities, professional goals, and endorsements from faculty and community leaders.
North Carolina Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship
The North Carolina Society for Clinical Laboratory Science offers two $1000 scholarships each academic year to students in the professional phase of either a BS or AS program in Clinical Laboratory Science. Application materials are distributed to program directors each Spring around the middle of April. The award recipients are selected during the summer and notified. Further information can be obtained from the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science.
Foster G. McGaw Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration Programs (AUPHA). $500 has been dispersed to the Health Services Management (HSM) Program at ECU as a full member undergraduate program in good standing. The HSIM Student Affairs Committee will consider applications from eligible HSM students who are incoming or current third year students (juniors) in accordance with AUPHA guidelines.
The AHIMA Foundation Scholarships
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation annually offers merit scholarships to currently enrolled outstanding undergraduates in HIM and health information technology (HIT) as well as those professionals pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in areas related to health information.
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500 and are awarded based on assessment of the following criteria: grade point average and academic achievement, volunteer and work experience, commitment to the HIM profession, quality and relevance of references provided, completeness and clarity of thought.
The AHIMA Veterans Scholarship
The AHIMA Foundation is proud to support those who have served our country through our Veterans Scholarship program, an endowed scholarship. We seek to develop the next generation of health informatics and information management (HIIM) professionals by helping our men and women in uniform move on to a bright new future and career in healthcare.
The North Carolina Health Information Management Association awards scholarships each spring to rising seniors in academic programs in health information management. The program receives information about this scholarship in February or March of the junior year and applications are due prior to spring break. Students in all health information administration and health information technology programs in the state of North Carolina are eligible.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF)
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) offers over 90 scholarships from the AOTF Scholarship Foundation Fund and State Association funds administered by the Foundation. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an occupational therapy program, a member of AOTA, demonstrate a need for financial assistance, have a record of scholastic ability, and complete the application with supporting documentation.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Since 1989, this program has awarded over $ 1 million to deserving PA students across the country. Any student member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants who is attending an ARC-PA-accredited PA program and is in the professional phase of his or her program is eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds provided through contributions from AAPA members, individuals, and corporations. Previous PA Foundation scholarship recipients are NOT eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and future goals as a PA.
Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship Program
This scholarship program is funded by an endowment at the Community Foundation of Gaston County and serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. Grover W. White, a respected urologist in Gastonia for 33 years. His family purposely chose the geographic area involved in the program as a gesture of respect for his hundreds of patients and their families as well as friends whose gifts helped establish the endowment.
The amount of the initial scholarship shall be $1500.00. Recipients are eligible to apply for renewal.
The applicant must be a resident of Gaston, Cleveland or Lincoln County, NC or York County, SC who will attend an educational institution in North or South Carolina. The applicant must be seeking an advanced degree in a medical related field, i.e., MSN or Nurse Practitioner, MD, DDS, PA or PT, must already hold a bachelors degree or higher with a 3.50 GPA minimum, and must be attending or have been accepted at an appropriate school for the chosen field at the time of application.
Graduate Rehabilitation Literary Awards
The purpose of this award is to encourage the writing of professional literature among graduate students preparing themselves to work professionally with people with disabilities and who wish to facilitate professional communication among all rehabilitation personnel. It is sponsored by the National Rehabilitation Association, with special assistance from its professional divisions in rehabilitation counseling and vocational evaluation. Annual awards vary between $75 and $300 and are awarded based on merit and review. Other criteria apply. Contact the Department of Rehabilitation Studies for additional information.
The Albemarle Hospital Volunteer Services, Inc
The Albemarle Hospital Volunteer Services, Inc. of Elizabeth City, North Carolina has approved several scholarships which are available for full-time college students in the Allied Health Field or in Medical School. Candidates must live in one of the six following counties: Gates, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Dare, Currituck, or Camden. Two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to full-time college students already admitted to a health field program. Included in such health fields would be Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Speech Pathology, Sports Medicine and others closely related. One $5,000 Medical Scholarship will be awarded to a student already admitted to medical school. The three scholarships will be awarded in the Spring. Deadline for application is April 1 of each calendar year.
Glaxo Wellcome Opportunity Scholarship
In 1988, Burroughs Wellcome Co. (now Glaxo Wellcome Inc. headquartered in Research Triangle Park) made a significant gift to its home community by creating what is now known as Glaxo Wellcome Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Administered by the Triangle Community Foundation, this scholarship offers residents of Durham, Orange, Chatham, or Wake County who have overcome significant adversity, the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education and training. It may be applied toward books or materials not covered by other financial aid. This scholarship may be received for up to four years at up to $5000 per year.
The Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship fund was created in 1990 by Dr. George H. Hitchings and Dr. Joyce Shaver Hitchings for the purpose of honoring and rewarding individuals with a commitment to helping others in the area of drug and alcohol addiction. Valued at $1500 the scholarship may be applied toward tuition, fees, and required books or materials not covered by other financial aid. Applicants must reside in Durham, Orange, or Wake counties and be enrolled or planning to attend Graduate School, a Physicians Assistant program, or Medical School. Other criteria also apply. Contact your department chairperson for additional information.
North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science & Mathematics
In an effort to increase the number of health, science and mathematics professionals, the North Carolina General Assembly appropriates funds for student loans. These funds are administered by the NC Student Loan Program for Health, Science and Mathematics (HSM), a department of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Financial assistance is provided to qualified loan applicants to help them attain their educational and professional goals. The subsequent employment of these program participants in health care shortage areas, state facilities or educational institutions benefit our citizens by enhancing the State's health care delivery system and educational institutions.