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Student Scholarships
 
 
The scholarships listed in this section are awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students admitted to the College of Allied Health Sciences. The East Carolina University Office of Student Financial Aid assists students in obtaining funds from other sources best suited for the individual's need. For application forms and further information regarding the College of Allied Health Sciences scholarships, please refer to the contact person listed with each scholarship description. If no contact person is listed, please refer to the department chairperson.
 
 

General Scholarships Through the College of Allied Health Sciences


» College of Allied Health Sciences Patriot Scholarship
  
   
This scholarship will provide financial support to two undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any department of the College of Allied Health Sciences. The applicant must be a military member or veteran, or the spouse or child of a military member or veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States.  The award will be based on academic strength, leadership capability and the potential to contribute to a profession in the field of allied health sciences.  Click here for more information and the application.


» Operation Re-entry North Carolina Research Fellowship (Not available for 2014-2015)
   
Students shall be awarded based on an evaluation of academic records, recommendations, experience and other relevant criteria. To qualify, a student must be a PhD student enrolled in ECU in good academic standing.  Financial support may include, but is not limited to, salary funding. 


» Berbecker Foundation Fellowship in Health Sciences 

This scholarship is offered to a graduate student who has been accepted for admission or is enrolled full-time in the ECU College of Allied Health Sciences. Criteria include a minimum 3.0 GPA as well as a demonstrated commitment to health sciences and a career in an allied health sciences field.  Click here for more information and the application. 


» Gravely Foundation Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences (Not available for 2014-2015)
   
Candidates shall maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, and be either a junior, senior or graduate student who has been accepted for admission or is currently enrolled full-time in the College of Allied Health Sciences at ECU.  The selection will be made based on academic excellence, financial need or qualities of good citizenship and dedication to their profession.  Click here for more information and the application.


» ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation Board Scholarship   

Awarded to full time junior, senior and graduate students enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences, it honors recipients in good academic standing. The award will be based on demonstrated financial need, and first preference will be given to a student from eastern North Carolina.  Applications are due by 5:00 pm March 15. Send electronically to Susie Harris, College of Allied Health Sciences, harrissus@ecu.edu. Please send as a completed packet with the application, two letters of reference from community representatives who discuss your service, and a personal statement.


» State Employees Combined Campaign (ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation) Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarships, funded by the State Employees Combined Campaign, is to award a student based on academic merit.  CON, BSOM, CAHS, and SODM will receive equal amounts yearly. Applications due by 5 p.m. March 15. Send electronically to Susie Harris, College of Allied Health Sciences, harrisus@ecu.edu. Please send as a completed packet with the application, two letters of reference from community representatives who discuss your service, and a personal statement.


» Vidant Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary College of Allied Health Sciences Scholarship  
  
The VIDANT MEDICAL CENTER VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP shall be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled full-time in the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University.  The award is based on academic merit and a history of volunteer service in health care.  Candidates with the most extensive history of volunteer work in health care will be given priority. Candidates must also exhibit an interest in a career in a health care setting following graduation. Click here for more information and the application. 


» College of Allied Health Sciences Alliance for Excellence Scholarship
 

The purpose of this scholarship is provide financial support to students enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences based on academic ability, academic major, and other criteria determined by the CAHS Honors and Awards Committee.  Click here for the application.


» SGM Herman J. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship 

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Student must be an active, reserve or retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the spouse or child of an active, reserve or retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces; OR a current CAHS student in the ROTC program.
  2. Student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Click here for the application.


CAHS Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies Scholarships 


» Jennifer Elizabeth "Beth" Lambeth Memorial Scholarship in Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies

The scholarship is offered in memory of Beth Lambeth, through contributions made by friends and Mr. Woody Lambeth. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies based on meeting the qualification and selection criteria, student nomination, and faculty approval.

Qualification Criteria

  1. The student must have completed one semester as a full-time graduate student in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies and be enrolled as a full-time student at the time of consideration.
  2. The student must be a resident of North Carolina.  

Selection Criteria

  1. Leadership
  2. Scholarship
  3. Exemplary character
  4. Demonstrated enthusiasm for the rehabilitation profession
  5. Dedication to helping people
  6. Involvement and service to rehabilitation organizations 


» Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student or students enrolled in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies in the College of Allied Health Sciences at ECU who meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the addictions and rehabilitation studies program
  2. Demonstrated desire to pursue a career in rehabilitation studies in eastern North Carolina

Contact the department for application materials. 252-744-6300


 
 
 
CAHS Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarships 


»W. James & Susan T. Smith Student Scholarship
   

Awarded to a senior CLS major who will be entering clinical rotations the subsequent Fall semester.  The award is based on financial need, academic merit, and the potential to contribute to the profession. 

This scholarship honors two faculty members who contributed to the education of CLSC students over the past 40 years. Dr W. James Smith taught cell physiology and biochemistry in the Department of Biology from 1966 to 1999. Many CLSC students had their introduction to structures of amino acids, DNA, and all those biochemical pathways in his class. He died of cancer in December 2003.

Dr Susan T. Smith was faculty member and chair of the CLSC department from 1972 until 2001. She, Mrs. Madge Chamness, and Mr. Frank Rabey were the core faculty that were responsible for developing and guiding the CLSC program during those years. Dr. Susan Smith was also a biochemist and taught clinical chemistry, immunology & serology, and laboratory information systems in the program.

It is Susan Smith's hope that this scholarship will keep the memories of these faculty members alive and help a CLSC student through the long summer of classes before the clinical year begins.


» Stas and Brenda Humienny Scholarship
   
The purpose of this scholarship is provide financial support to a student enrolled in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science.  The award is based on academic merit.  To apply, contact the department, 252-744-6064.


» W. Richard Bamberg Memorial Scholarship in Clinical Laboratory Science
  
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to a student enrolled in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science at ECU.  The recipient will be selected based on academic performance, financial need and demonstrated leadership qualities/experience, in that order.  The scholarship is to be awarded in the spring for the summer session.




CAHS Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarships

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has a variety of excellent scholarship and award opportunities for students enrolled in our program. All full time undergraduate and graduate (MS, AUD, PhD) students are encouraged to look at the descriptions and apply for any that they qualify. Standard practice is that scholarship applications are due during spring semester (e.g., February), with announcements of awards being made in March in time for Financial Aid to process awards for the following academic year. A formal ceremony honoring the awardees is held during the Fall NSSLHA Symposium. Please read the following descriptions of each scholarship for qualification requirements and follow the instructions carefully.

Instructions for Applicants

All applications must be completed using an application form that is distributed to current students each January/February. Applicants must follow the guidelines on the form. The student is responsible for completing the application, obtaining all supporting documentation (transcripts, reference letters, support letters). Please read the application criteria for each scholarship carefully to ensure that you have the appropriate qualifications before you apply, and ensure that you obtain the appropriate documentation required for each specific award. Note: Each award requires specific documentation, some of which may not be included on the general application form.

The deadline applies to applications for of all scholarships. The deadline will be specified in the application and is typically in early February.

 

» Tanya Johnson McDowell & Riley Floyd Scholarship in Speech Pathology
  
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to a graduate student who is pursuing a master's degree in the clinical practice of speech-language pathology at ECU. The recipient will meet certain criteria to include:  financial need, GPA, a recommendation from a member of the faculty, and a demonstrated excellence in speech-language pathology during a faculty interview. The faculty interview will be scheduled and conducted following the student's application.


» Meta Downes Scholarship
  
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the ECU communication sciences and disorders undergraduate program who is enrolled in the ECU on-campus graduate (MS) program for speech-language pathology. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student and is based on financial need, merit (academic & service), or both. 


» James & Carol White Speech Pathology Scholarship for Graduate Students
  
A scholarship(s) is awarded to one (or more) full-time ECU graduate student(s) in speech pathology. Qualifications include: US Citizenship, resident of the state of Maryland, uses the SpeechEasy, or is in the process of getting a SpeechEasy, a GPA of 3.2 or greater, and a demonstrated commitment to a career in speech-language pathology with an interest in stuttering. If there are no applicants who meet all of these criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to the student who closest meets these criteria, with the primary factor being an interest in stuttering. Dr. Joseph Kalinowski participates with the scholarship committee in determining the recipient.


» Lina Edwards Wheeler Memorial Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology
   

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist deserving second-year students pursuing a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders who demonstrate leadership capacity and commitment to public service.  Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Academic merit - a minimum of 3.5 GPA (with no grade less than a "B" for the previous year)
  2. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.


» ECU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate (junior, senior) and graduate students who are members of the ECU Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA).  The NSSLHA scholarship committee determines the number of scholarships awarded each year. Typically, 4 scholarships are awarded annually, although the value and number are based on funds raised by ECU NSSLHA during the previous academic year. These are presented to a full-time NSSLHA member, leadership position in local or national NSSLHA organizations (officer, committee chair), reference letters, academic good standing (not on probation or been in remediation). 


» Robert and Mary Muzzarelli Scholarship
  
This award honors a second-year ECU CSDI student who has exemplified service activity to benefit the profession and the community. The student must also maintain good academic standing and show demonstrated leadership qualities and potential. It is a component of the NSSLHA award, therefore all applicants must also meet the requirements for the NSSLHA award. 


» Barbara Bremer Award for Recognition of Clinical Effectiveness
  
This award encourages ECU graduate students in CSDI to assume their clinical responsibility for making a recognizable difference in the lives of their clients through the intervention process. This award honors a student who has made a difference in the life of at least one client because of knowledge, understanding, encouragement, and enthusiasm that the student has incorporated into the therapist-client relationship.

Anyone may nominate a CSDI graduate student who has completed one semester of graduate clinical work by the award submission date. In addition to the standard scholarship application packet, the applicant for this award must write a maximum 2-page essay that includes:

  1. How s/he has made a difference in the life of a specific client;
  2. A brief summary of the clinical intervention process written by the student and signed by the student and clinical supervisor (on- or off- campus); plus,
  3. A supportive statement(s) from the client/family, written permission from the client/family to discuss the client's clinical information (i.e., assessment, intervention plan, and treatment), written permission to allow the student to be recognized for clinical effectiveness based on the client's treatment; and
  4. A supportive statement from the clinical supervisor and any statements of support from other interested parties. 


» CSDI Clinical Scholars Program

Full-time CSDI students enrolled in the MS program are eligible for appointment as Division of Research and Graduate Studies (DGRS) – College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) clinical scholars.

These prestigious awards provide financial support through an annual stipend and tuition remission for up to two years. Recognizing that informed clinicians are ongoing consumers of the latest research findings in their field, DGRS-CAHS clinical scholars gain research experience beyond the typical MS degree and NC/ASHA licensure requirements.

In addition to completing coursework and clinical requirements, clinical scholars work on research projects mentored by CSDI faculty. The expected outcome of this research experience is a master's thesis. Scholars are selected based on high academic achievement (top ⅓ of entering class) and promise in scholarship and research.

The DRGS-CAHS clinical scholar awards are provided annually and can be renewed for a 2nd year based on academic progress. Recipients are not permitted to hold other jobs within or outside of the university. The DGRS under the leadership the Dean of the Graduate School, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, and the Dean of CAHS fund the clinical scholars program. 


 

CAHS Health Services and Information Management Scholarships


» Peggy H. Wood Scholarship
  

The scholarship is established in honor of Mrs. Peggy Wood, former chair of the Health Information Management Department within the East Carolina University College of Allied Health Sciences, who retired in 1996. Mrs. Peggy Wood had a profound influence in the field of health information management and served this field at both the state and national levels, as state president in 1974 and national president in 1985. She was instrumental in the founding of the Assembly on Education and chaired ECU's department of health information management for 26 years. This scholarship, honoring her tradition of service and excellence, is awarded annually to a deserving Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MS in HIIM) student or Health Informatics Certificate Program student with a commitment to entering the MS in HIIM program with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and who demonstrates a commitment to the health informatics and information management profession. APPLICATION  Contact: Dr. Susie Harris, harrissus@ecu.edu.  


» Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Health Services Management
  
The purpose of the scholarship is provide financial support to a student or students enrolled in the Department of Health Services and Information Management who meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the health services management program
  2. Demonstrated desire to pursue a career in health services management in eastern North Carolina


» HealthPort Scholarship
     

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a deserving Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MS in HIIM) student or Health Informatics Certificate Program student with a commitment to entering the MS in HIIM program, who meet the merit-based criteria deemed appropriate by the Health Services and Information Management Scholarship Committee. Scholarships shall be given annually, with the amount being determined by the Foundation and the department.  Click here for the Application.
Contact: Dr. Susie Harris, harrissus@ecu.edu.  


Click here for AHIMA Scholarships




CAHS Occupational Therapy Scholarships


» Jessica King Memorial Scholarship in Occupational Therapy 

Jessica King was a second year graduate student in the Occupational Therapy Program with a keen interest in older adults.  A friend to all her classmates and faculty members, it was a loss to everyone when Jessica passed away suddenly on August 29, 2005 at the age of 26.  In order to carry on her wish to improve the lives of older adults, friends, family, and faculty members  have worked with Jessica's mother, Linda King, and Jessica's sister, Jennifer, to establish a scholarship fund.

The fund will provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the Department of Occupational Therapy at East Carolina and who are pursuing occupational therapy careers in gerontology. 


» Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Occupational Therapy

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student or students enrolled in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Allied Health Sciences at ECU who meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the study of and to a career in occupational therapy
  2. Demonstrated commitment to assist in the research in older adult driving

Contact the department for application materials. 252-744-6196


» Freedom Scholarship in Occupational Therapy
  
Jacob BlackThe purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarship support to a student enrolled in the ECU CAHS Department of Occupational Therapy who is a military member or veteran or the spouse or child of a military member or veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States. Eligibility may also be extended to include a student who is working with the Wounded Warrior Battalion in clinical research on traumatic brain injury with military members.  Scholarships will be awarded to students based on academic strength, demonstrated financial need, leadership capability and the potential to contribute to the profession of occupational therapy. 

The scholarship was originally established by Nathan Black a 2003 graduate of the occupational therapy program who passed away in 2011. Nathan graduated from East Carolina University in occupational therapy and remained a strong alum supporting ECU and the department of occupational therapy. Nathan chose to found the Freedom Scholarship because of his great love for his country and his even greater respect for the service men and who women who serve it.

Contact the department for application materials. 252-744-6196


» Ruby Grimes Memorial Scholarship in Occupational Therapy
  

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarship support to a student enrolled in the ECU CAHS Department of Occupational Therapy.  The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  1. Must be pursuing a degree in the Department of Occupational Therapy.
  2. Must be in good academic standing.
  3. Must show demonstrated leadership qualities and potential.
  4. Any other criteria determined appropriate by the College of Allied Health Sciences Scholarship Selection Committee in accordance with its established policies and procedures, which may be modified from time to time.

Contact the department for scholarship materials.





CAHS Physician Assistant Studies Scholarships


» Bunting Scholarship
  
This scholarship is awarded to students in the physician assistant studies program and is based on financial need.  Click here for the APPLICATION


» Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Physician Assistant Studies
  

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student or students enrolled in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Allied Health Sciences at ECU, who meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the physician assistant studies program
  2. Demonstrated desire to pursue a career as a physician assistant in eastern North Carolina

Click here for the APPLICATION

» Dr. Dale Newton Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student or students enrolled in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Allied Health Sciences at ECU, who meet the following criteria:

1)Have financial need

2)Demonstrated desire to pursue a career as a physician assistant in eastern North Carolina.

3)Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Click here for the APPLICATION


 

CAHS Physical Therapy Scholarships

All PT scholarships are due to the Department of Physical Therapy by 5 p.m. on March 17, 2014

Maydell Turner Edwards Scholarship 

The Maydell Turner Edwards Physical Therapy Scholarship has been established at East Carolina University in honor of Maydell T. Edwards. Her family and friends knew her to be a strong, independent lady of conviction.  A widow since the late 1960's, she worked until she was in her late seventies, with her last job as a caregiver for a lady ten years younger.  She always kept a garden, but refused to use a power plow.  She insisted on using a mule drawn plow, but without a mule.  She inspired those around her to work hard, practice honesty, and make their own successes by example.  She became quite knowledgeable of physical therapy by experience.  She once had bilateral knee replacements completed at the same time.  With her push and motivation, she was home in a little over a week. 

Applications will be available to 2nd year DPT students in the spring, with awards granted for the fall of the 3rd year of the DPT curriculum.

Criteria:
Available to 2nd Year Students
  *Provide community/social service    
  *Expressed interest in geriatric practice    
  *Written narrative response to three questions 

Application Materials 
Before applying, please contact Amy Gross McMillan (
grossmcmillana@ecu.edu)about fund availability if not posted on the ECU Physical Therapy website.


Lyllian Pearl Eason Scholarship 

The Lyllian Pearl Eason Physical Therapy Scholarship has been established at East Carolina University in honor of Lyllian P. Eason. "Pearl", as her family and friends addressed her, was no stranger to physical therapy as she underwent hip surgeries, requiring physical therapy herself.  Although an active lady for many years, she spent the last several years of her life in skilled nursing facilities.  Although she couldn't get around on her own, she always had a warm encouraging smile for those who passed by her door.  She always had a kind word and thought for every situation.  Her family remembers her for the lessons she taught them about strength, the value of family and hard work, taking care of your neighbors, and looking out for those who are in need.

Applications will be available to 2nd year DPT students in the spring, with awards granted for the fall of the 3rd year of the DPT curriculum.

Criteria:
Available to 2nd Year Students
  *Provide community/social service    
  *Expressed interest in geriatric practice   
  *Written narrative response to three questions

Application Materials 
Before applying, please contact Amy Gross McMillan (grossmcmillana@ecu.edu) about fund availability if not posted on the ECU Physical Therapy website.


George Hamilton Scholarship

The scholarship is established through the generous contributions of the Physical Therapy Professional Society, friends, and colleagues of Professor George F. Hamilton, former Chairman of the Department of Physical Therapy, within the School of Allied Health Sciences. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist deserving ECU DPT students in their 3rd year of the program. A current grade point average of at least 3.5 in the DPT coursework is required.

Applications will be available to 2nd year DPT students in the spring, with four awards granted for the fall of the 3rd year of the DPT curriculum.

Criteria
Available to 2nd Year Students
  *Performance in the DPT curriculum 
  *Demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in Physical Therapy
  *Written narratives in response to two questions provided 

Application Materials
Before applying, please contact Amy Gross McMillan (
grossmcmillana@ecu.edu) about fund availability if not posted on the ECU Physical Therapy website.


Catherine Virginia McCulley Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established by Carolyn C. and Michael D. McCulley, of New Bern, North Carolina, in honor of their daughter, Catherine Virginia McCulley, who was an outstanding graduate student and received her master's degree in ECU Exercise Physiology, and was tragically killed in an automobile accident in April 1993.

Applications will be available to 2nd year DPT students in the spring, with awards granted for the fall of the 3rd year of the DPT curriculum.

Criteria:
Available to 2nd Year Students
  *Minimum of a 3.5 graduate GPA
  *Demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in Physical Therapy
  *Written narratives in response to the questions provided

Application Materials
Before applying, please contact Amy Gross McMillan (
grossmcmillana@ecu.edu) about fund availability if not posted on the ECU Physical Therapy website.


Dale A. Huggins Memorial Scholarship

The Dale A. Huggins Scholarship was established in honor of Dale A. Huggins.  This scholarship is awarded annually to an ECU physical therapy student who displays an interest in practicing physical therapy in eastern North Carolina upon graduation, and demonstrates financial need. 

Applications will be available to 2nd year DPT students in the spring, with awards granted for the Fall of the 3rd year of the DPT curriculum.

The Dale A. Huggins Scholarship provides funds to a physical therapy student that best fulfills the following criteria:

Available to 2nd Year Students

  * Originates from eastern North Carolina with secondary preferences given to a student who originates from North Carolina in
       general;
  * Demonstrates financial need; and
  * Plans to serve as a physical therapist or in a physical therapy-related position in eastern North 
Carolina

Application Materials
Before applying, please contact Amy Gross McMillan (grossmcmillana@ecu.edu) about fund availability if not posted on the ECU Physical Therapy website.


Youngs Scholarship

The Blaise Michael Youngs Physical Therapy Scholarship has been established at East Carolina University in honor of Blaise Michael Youngs. The purpose of the scholarship is to support for students enrolled in the Physical Therapy program within the College of Allied Health Sciences.Criteria review includes performance in the DPT program and demonstrates commitment to the physical therapy professions.

Applications will be available to the 2nd year DPT students in the spring, with the award granted for the fall of the 3rd year of the DPT curriculum.

Criteria:
Available to 2nd Year Students
*Performance in the DPT program
*Students from Greenville/Pitt County Area

Application Materials
Before applying, please contact Amy Gross McMillan (grossmcmillana@ecu.edu) about fund availability if not posted on the ECU Physical Therapy website.

 

James and Sonya Bowen Scholarship

Criteria:
Available to 2nd Year Students
  *Minimum of a 3.5 GPA
  *Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty of the Department 
of
     Physical Therapy
  *Any other criteria deemed appropriate by the Department of Physical Therapy

Application Materials: No application available at this time.
Before applying, please contact Amy Gross McMillan (grossmcmillana@ecu.edu) about fund availability if not posted on the ECU Physical Therapy website.

 

Others:

  • NCPTA Scholarships and Loans  (www.ncpt.org
      -Must be willing to live and work in North Carolina
      -Number of awards and the amounts of each award varies each year
      -Awarded: Fall and Spring NCPTA Meetings

College of Allied Health Sciences
 
- Application Materials Available at the
College web page 

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.  Go to http://www.asahp.org/excellence_award.htm for more information.


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.  Go to http://www.navy.com/healthcareopportunities/medicalservicecorps/ for more information. 


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. Go to HERE for more information.


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.  Click here for the application


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.

Go to the AHIMA Foundation website for more information.


The AHIMA Veterans Scholarship

2013 AHIMA Foundation Veterans Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 06, 2013 at 11:59 PM CDT

Description
Scholarship Intent and EligibilityDesigned to provide financial assistance for:

  • Veteran Military Service Members from the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.
  • Spouses of Active or Veteran Service Members, including surviving spouses

Award: This $10,000 award is funded by AHIMA and the AHIMA Foundation in recognition and appreciation of the recipient's efforts on behalf of a grateful nation.

Requirements
Individuals must be:

  • Accepted into an accredited Health Information Management (HIM) or Informatics program in the United States, and
  • Enrolled as a full time student in one of the following degree-granting programs:
    • Associate
    • Baccalaureate
    • Graduate Degree

***The selected recipient will be expected to attend the AHIMA annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (held October 26 – 30, 2013) to receive the award and be formally welcomed into the AHIMA family. The recipient and his/her spouse or other selected family member's travel expenses will be paid by AHIMA.

Selection Preference will be given to:

  • Physically wounded or disabled veterans
  • Surviving spouses
  • Those who served in a combat tour of duty

http://journal.ahima.org/2013/06/07/summit-looks-to-veterans-for-next-generation-of-him-professionals/

https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/10637-2013-ahima-foundation-veterans-scholarship-program 


NCHIMA Scholarship

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.  Go here for more information:  http://www.nchima.org/scholarships/scholarships1.html
Contact: Myra Brown, Health Sciences Building, brownmy@ecu.edu.


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. For more information and/or to receive a scholarship application, contact AOTF at 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824, call the AOTF Scholarship information line at (301) 652-6611, ext 199 or the Scholarships Coordinator at (301) 652-2682, ext. 2556 or use the web site: www.aota.org.


University Health Systems of Eastern NC (Vidant Medical Center) Health Careers Academic Loan Program

Amount: Applicants will receive $1,000 initially and may receive $1,000 for subsequent semesters for a total of $5,000 upon submission of grades demonstrating progression in the approved program.
Criteria
*2nd year occupational therapy student or 2nd/3rd year physical therapy student
*resident of eastern NC
*academic record (provide program transcripts)
*narrative statement outlining service to the university and the profession
*3 letters of reference
*interview with Vidant Medical Center
*criminal background check
Applications are available on-line at:
University Health Systems Application


North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Scholarship and Loan Fund

Scholarships and loans are available to eligible second year physical therapy students with a strong desire to practice in North Carolina.
*Must be willing to live and work in North Carolina
Awarded: Fall and Spring NCPTA Meetings
Application Materials: NCPTA web site


AMBUCS

Amount: $500 to $1500
Criteria:
*Financial need
*Commitment to local community
*Academic accomplishment
*Character for compassion and integrity
Deadline: Mid-January until April 15
Awarded: Late June
Application Materials: http://www.ambucs.org/scholars/


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. Deadline: February 1.

Additional scholarships are also available through the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Go to http://www.aapa.org/ and search the AAPA site for "scholarships".


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.  Applications must be received by March 2. 

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.

For more eligibility requirements and the application, click HERE.


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. For additional information http://trianglecf.org/.


Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship

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. For more information about this program, please contact The College Foundation of North Carolina,
1-800-600-3453, or at www.CFNC.org.


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