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AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program provides financial support to graduate nursing students from minority backgrounds who agree to teach in a school of nursing after graduation. Students must be enrolled full-time and preference is given to students in doctoral programs.

www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/scholarships.htm

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Grants for Clinical Projects and Research

ACN envisions a future where critically ill patients and their families will have nurses who actively question their practice and base it on evidence. To meet the needs of patients and their families, AACN promotes the creation of cultures of inquiry, broad sharing

www.aacn.org:88/wd/practice/content/grant.pcms

American Red Cross Student Nurse Scholarship Fund

The American Red Cross Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship Fund awards three $3,000 scholarships to nursing students who have contributed volunteer service to an American Red Cross unit.

  A nursing student eligible for receiving the scholarship will:
  • Have contributed volunteer service to a Red Cross unit within the past five years.
  • Have completed the equivalent of at least one year of college/university credits.
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited United States nursing school.
  • Be currently enrolled as a student in good academic standing.

www.educationgrant.com/2010/05/26/american-red-cross-student-nurse-scholarship-fund/

John. A. Hartford Foundation: Predoctoral Scholarship Program

The American Academy of Nursing seeks applicants for its Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Predoctoral Scholarship Program. This 2-year scholarship program supports full time doctoral education for nurses committed to careers in academic geriatric nursing. Through generous funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the BAGNC Program awards a total of $100,000 ($50,000 per annum) to each selected Predoctoral Scholar. The Mayday Fund provides an additional $5,000 award to selected candidates whose research focuses on pain in older persons.

www.geriatricnursing.org/applications/predoc-scholarship.asp

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings talented college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. Through the eleven-week program, Scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. In addition to gaining experience in a congressional office, Scholars participate in seminars and site visits to augment their knowledge of health care issues, and write and present a health policy research memo that addresses a problem of concern to disadvantaged populations.

 www.kff.org/minorityhealth/bjscholars/index.cfm

Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars/Fellows Programs

The Fogarty International Clinical Research SCHOLARS Program (FICRS) is a one-year, mentored training experience which provides opportunities for U.S. graduate students in the health professions to participate in clinical research and have hands-on experience at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers across the globe from Bangladesh to Zambia. The selected U.S. Scholars are then matched with outstanding International Scholars with similar training and backgrounds. The purpose of this program is to foster the next generation of clinical investigators with an eye toward building international health research collaborations in the developing world.

The Fogarty International Clinical Research FELLOWS Program (FICRF) is a one-year clinical research training program for persons regardless of citizenship in either post-residency clinical fellowships or in other health-related post-doctoral programs. The purpose of this program is to support a one-year, mentored research fellowship for clinical investigators studying diseases and conditions in developing countries and to build international health research capacity in the developing world.

www.aamc.org/meetings/past_meetings/fogarty/july2009/122120/july2009_start.html

Kaiser Permanente College to Caring Program

A full, renewable scholarship of up to $8,000 is available to Hispanic students who are college juniors or seniors.

www.cedarville.edu/financialaid/Kaiser+Permanente+College+to+Caring+Program

Tylenol Scholarship Program

The makers of TYLENOL® are proud to support the future of healthcare with the annual TYLENOL® Scholarship program. The program helps students who are pursuing careers in the medical field manage the rising costs of education. In 2010, the program awarded $5,000 and $10,000 scholarships (totaling $250,000) to forty outstanding students based on leadership qualities and academic performance.

www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml

National Student Nurses Association: Frances Tomkins Nursing

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association's first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students. Contributions to the FNSNA are tax-deductible. Since 1974, the FNSNA has awarded over $2 million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate nursing students. The Foundation is organized as a 501 (C) (3) charitable foundation.

www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/NSNA/pdf/Foundation.pdf

www.nsna.org/FoundationScholarships/ScholarshipResources.aspx

Goldwater Scholarships

The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 to outstanding Sophomores and Juniors majoring in mathematics, engineering, and sciences. Students should have a strong record of research and clear potential to be future leaders in their fields. It is expected that candidates will pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields. Students must be U.S.citizens, U.S.nationals or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

www.act.org/goldwater/index.html

Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (TAAHP)

TAAHP is a statewide network of health professions advisors and the staff of health professions schools promoting excellence in healthcare professions education and advising. Awards are available for eligible undergraduates and graduate students.

http://taahp.unt.edu/awards.html

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp

Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association Scholarship

KSEA scholarship for undergraduates, KUSCO-KSEA scholarship for graduates and other named scholarships are to recognize outstanding students with Korean heritage who have excelled in academics as well as in extracurricular activities including community services, and who have demonstrated a potential for becoming leaders in the society.

scholarship.ksea.org/

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

To increase access to higher education and improve college retention rates, AISES administers competitive scholarship programs which partially defray tuition and other educational expenses. AISES partners in various corporate scholarship initiatives and also administers the annual A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program. This program awards scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math. This is a competitive scholarship program with strict eligibility criteria including 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA).

www.aises.org/what/programs/scholarships

The Augie J. Alter Scholarship - Lithuanian Descent

Scholarships in the amount of $500 for students enrolled or accepted to an accredited college, university, or community college who are of Lithuanian descent and are residents of Illinois.

www.campusrn.com/scholarships/407/T/The_Augie_J_Alter_Scholarship.html

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships

These awards consist of five scholarships given to outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and have demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship in November of the year the scholarships are awarded.

www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/101280/nickens_scholarship_overview.html

National Medical Scholarships

The core program of NMF is the Need-based Scholarships. Offered primarily to first- and second-year medical students, these scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need. NMF's Merit-based awards recognize outstanding minority medical students, recommended by their medical schools, for extraordinary scholastic achievement, leadership, community service and the potential for outstanding contributions to medicine. Offered primarily to third- and fourth-year medical students.

www.nmfonline.org/programs.php

The M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship

Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research that are open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae. Two of these awards are open to women graduates of any American institution. Awards are usually made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate school for the following year. Preference in all cases, except for the Peggy Howard Fellowship, will be given to applicants who have not held one of these awards previously. Decisions will be based on merit and need, with the exception of the Knafel and Trustee awards, which are determined on merit alone. U.S. tax laws apply. Please note that the awards are for study at institutions other than Wellesley College and are open to all nationalities.

www.wellesley.edu/CWS/students/wellfs.html

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons Health Career Scholarship

Students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply. A student must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and application must be for at least the third year of college. R.N. students must have completed the first year of schooling. Pre-med students are not eligible to apply. For those students seeking degrees of M.D. or D.D.S. application must be for at least the second year of medical or dental school. There is no age limit. Scholarships are for $1000.00.

www.iokds.org/scholarship1.html

Texas Medical Association Minority Scholarship

For minorities underrepresented in Texas medical schools and the state’s physician workforce

www.tmaloanfunds.com/Content/Template.aspx

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States.

www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

National Health Service Corps

The NHSC awards scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in primary care. The scholarship includes:
  • Payment for tuition, required fees, and other reasonable educational costs
  • Monthly support stipend (taxable)
  • Assistance in finding a practice site

In return, students commit to serve in the Corps for two to four years in an underserved community located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) upon their graduation and licensure.

nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/scholarship/

The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Qualifying students receive full tuition at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,000. The HPSP is available for students pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology. Your active duty service obligation to the U.S. Army is one year of service for every year you receive the scholarship. Your minimum obligation depends on your health care field. For example, the minimum obligation for medical students is two years. Dental, psychology, optometry and veterinary students are obligated to serve no fewer than three years. There is an additional obligation for residency and fellowship training.

nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/scholarship/

Foundation of Research and Education Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

Multiple scholarships for undergraduate Health Information Management students. One standard application for all available scholarships. Must have a 3.0 GPA.  Must be a member of AHIMA. Focus: Health Information Management/Technology Qualif.: High school students not considered. Award available to U.S. citizens.

 www.enotes.com/scholarships-loans/american-health-information-management-association

American Medical Women’s Association Medical Education Scholarships

AMWA has been dedicated to a dual mission: advancing women in medicine and promoting women’s health. AMWA continues to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of outstanding women in medicine and encourage the promising young medical professionals of tomorrow through many award, grant and scholarship programs, providing grants to AMWA student chapters; supporting physicians-in-training overseas; and rewarding students for outstanding service and merit.

www.mcsfex.net/ScholarshipView.aspx

APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships

The APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships award 13 annual scholarships for graduate research in psychology.

www.apa.org/apf/funding/cogdop.aspx

Benton-Meier Scholarships

This APF program provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.

www.apa.org/apf/funding/benton-meier.aspx

AORN Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Scholarship Program

A number of scholarships are available awarded on the basis of scholastic merit and financial need. Preference given to applicants interested in the OR. Scholarships awarded for nursing studies only for nursing students. Scholarships provide funds for tuition, related fees, and books only. Scholarships are paid out at the end of the academic year, provided recipient complies with criteria. Only scholarship winners are notified by the end of August.

www.aorn.org/AORNFoundation/Scholarships/

Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

The American Red Cross Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 in order to advance nursing as a career option and to promote the involvement of new nurses in the Red Cross. The Scholarship Fund will award three $3000 scholarships in August 2010 to nursing students who have contributed volunteer service to a Red Cross unit. Applications are due Thursday, July 1, 2010.

www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d229a5f06620c6052b1ecfbf43181aa0/

The Association of Food and Drug Officials Scholarship Award

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) is an international, nonprofit organization whose members are concerned with the development and enforcement of uniform food, drug and other consumer protection laws.
In 1981, AFDO established a scholarship fund with the excess funds from the 75th Anniversary of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act celebration. The “George M. Burditt Scholarship” and the “Betsy B. Woodward Scholarship”, both in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded annually to a worthy recipient who is in their third year of college.
The following qualifications and conditions have been established for the award recipients:
The recipients should have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safety; should have demonstrated leadership capabilities; and must have at least a 3.0 grade point average during the first two years of undergraduate study.

www.afdo.org/afdo/awards/scholarships.cfm

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Science Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

To encourage outstanding pre-doctoral students, who have completed at least three semesters of graduate study and have not more than three and a half years remaining, to continue their studies and earn the Ph.D. in the pharmaceutical sciences at a U.S. school or college of pharmacy. Applications are encouraged from students with the following majors: Clinical Pharmaceutical Science, Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacoeconomics & Health Outcomes Research, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics/Metabolism, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Pharmacotherapy & Experimental Therapeutics, and Social & Administrative Science.

www.afpenet.org/pre_doc_grad_fellow.htm

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Science Minority Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

To encourage outstanding African-American/Black and/or Hispanic/Latino pre-doctoral students, who have completed at least three semesters of graduate study and have no more than three and a half years remaining, to continue their studies and earn the Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical science at a U.S. school or college of pharmacy. Applications are encouraged from students with the following majors: Clinical Pharmaceutical Science, Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacoeconomics & Health Outcomes Research, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacokinetics/Metabolism, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Pharmacotherapy & Experimental Therapeutics, and Social & Administrative Science.

www.afpenet.org/Minority%20Pre_doc_grad_fellow.htm

Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowship in Community Pharmacy Practice

To enable a full-time Pharm.D. or Ph.D. teaching faculty at a US school/college of pharmacy to undertake a minimum 6-month intensive period of advanced education (including coursework), training, and/or research in community pharmacy practice.
To develop pharmacy college teaching faculty and/or researchers capable of making major contributions to curriculum design, experiential education, clinical research, and/or basic research in the area of community pharmacy practice. To increase the number of full-time faculty at US schools/colleges of pharmacy with specific expertise in community pharmacy practice teaching and/or research.

www.afpenet.org/Community%20Pharmacy_postpharm_fellow.htm

Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education Scholarships and Research Grants

The Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education offers scholarship opportunities to neonatal nurses who meet the following criteria: You must be officially admitted to a college or school of higher education for one of the following: (a) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (current RN), (b) Master in Science in Nursing for Advance Practice in Neonatal Nursing, (c) Doctoral degree in Nursing, (d) Master's or Post-Master degree in Nursing Administration or Business Management. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. You must be a professionally active neonatal nurse as evidenced by: Actively engaged in a service, research, or educational role that contributes directly to the health care of neonates or to the neonatal nursing profession (includes all professional neonatal nursing roles and neonatal nursing students). An active member of a professional association dedicated to enhancing neonatal nursing and the care of neonates whose mission is consistent with the mission of the Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE). Must be a member longer than one year prior to submitting application. Demonstration of ongoing professional education in neonatal nursing as demonstrated by at least 10 contact hours in neonatal content in the past 24 months. Or neonatal nurses enrolled in a degree nursing program (advanced or RN to BSN) during the same time period. You must not have received a FNRE scholarship or grant in the past five (5) years.

www.campusrn.com/scholarships/87/F/Foundation_for_Neonatal_Research_and_Education_Scholarships_and_Research_Grants.html

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
Preparatory Scholarship
 The Preparatory scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition and required fees for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (members of federally or state-recognized Tribes) to enroll in undergraduate prerequisite or preparatory courses in preparation for entry to health and allied health professional schools, such as nursing, pharmacy and others, as needed. Preparatory courses are those required to improve science, mathematics or other basic skills and knowledge. Undergraduate prerequisite courses are pre-professional studies required in order to qualify for admission to a health or allied health professions program.

Pre-Graduate Scholarship

The Pre-Graduate scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition and required fees for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (members of federally or state-recognized Tribes) to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in specific pre-professional areas, such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry and others as needed by Indian health programs.

Health Professions Scholarship

The Health Professions Scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees and other educational and living expenses for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (members of federally recognized Tribes only) applying to, accepted by or enrolled in health and allied health professions programs. Students incur service obligations and payback requirements on acceptance of their scholarship award. Priority is given to graduate students and junior- and senior-level students unless otherwise specified.

www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/Scholarships/ihs_scholarships.cfm

Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship

The Mary Opal Wolanin Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to students intending to work with older adults. Applicants must intend to work in a gerontology/geriatric setting after graduation. A $500.00 scholarship may be awarded for each category

 www.ngna.org/resources/awards-a-scholarships/74-mary-opal-wolanin-scholarship.html

National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Various Opportunities

ILDAURA MURILLO-ROHDE AWARD FOR EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

This award honors NAHN members who have distinguished themselves in any scholarship area and/or nursing education. Qualifications for the award are any or all of the following categories:
  • Outstanding contributions in nursing education, research, and practice
  • Recognized commitment to excellence in nursing
  • Distinguished clinical expertise

HENRIETTA VILLAESCUSA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

This award honors NAHN members who have contributed to the improvement of health in the Hispanic community. Qualifications for the award are any or all of the following categories:
  • Outstanding contributions as demonstrated by policy or program involvement of
  • Regional or national significance
  • Distinguished community health practice
  • Publicly recognized commitment to improving the health of the Hispanic Community
JANIE MENCHACA WILSON LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award honors NAHN members who have distinguished themselves as nursing leaders.
AWARD CRITERIA:
  • Outstanding leadership contributions at the community, state or national level
  • Leadership reflected in the areas of planning, practice, or implementation of a program that has impacted the Hispanic community
SARAH GOMEZ ERLACH HUMANITARIAN AWARD

This award honors NAHN members who seek to improve health delivery to the rural poor and migrant farm workers and their families. Qualifications for the award are any or all of the following categories:
  • Initiating or implementing health program(s) for the economically disadvantaged and/or migrant farm workers and their families.
  • Publicly recognized statewide or national rural health program(s).
  • Advocacy and commitment to public health services to the economically disadvantaged and/or migrant farm workers and their families.

www.thehispanicnurses.org/scholarship/

NAPNAP Pediatric Nursing Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Recognizing those individuals and organizations that promote children's health and PNP practice, NAPNAP offers a number of awards. NAPNAP also supports education and practice through a number of scholarship and grant programs. A listing of the current awards, grants, and scholarships NAPNAP offers can be found on their website.

www.napnap.org/aboutUs/AwardsOpportunities.aspx

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Presidential Scholarship

The NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarship will be made on the basis of the following priorities:

  • Leadership Qualities: Potential candidates will be evaluated by the NCPA Foundation Scholarship Committee on the basis of leadership qualities and accomplishments with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement in
  • Extracurricular activities. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.
  • Academic Achievement: Scholastic success is a necessary condition for consideration of the award and will be measured using current college transcripts.

www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/presidential.shtml

NCPA J.C. & Rheba Cobb Memorial Scholarship

The NCPA Foundation J.C. and Rheba Cobb Memorial Scholarship will be made on the basis of the following priorities:

Demonstrated Interest In Government Affairs: The applicant must provide a separate one page description of his or her demonstrated interest in government activities. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.

Leadership Qualities: Potential candidates will be evaluated by the NCPA Foundation Scholarship Awards Committee on the basis of leadership qualities and accomplishments with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.

Academic Achievement: Scholastic success, is necessary condition for consideration of the award and will be measured using college transcripts.

www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/cobb.shtml

NCPA Willard B. Simmons Memorial Scholarship

The NCPA Foundation Willard B. Simmons Sr. Memorial Scholarship will be made on the basis of the following priorities

  • Demonstrated Interest Independent Pharmacy Management: The applicant must provide a separate one page description of his or her demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy management and entrepreneurism. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.
  • Leadership Qualities: Potential candidates will be evaluated by the NCPA Foundation Scholarship Committee on the basis of leadership qualities and accomplishments with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.
  • Academic Achievement: Scholastic success is a necessary condition for consideration of the award and will be measured using current college transcripts.

www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/simmons.shtml

NCPA Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship

Since 1915, Partners in Pharmacy has been offering annual scholarships to pharmacy students pursuing a career in pharmacy. This scholarship program has touched hundreds of pharmacy students. The scholarships recognize pharmacy students for their exemplary academic performance, community service, and a demonstrated commitment to independent pharmacy.

The Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship will be made on the basis of the following priorities:

  • Leadership Qualities: Potential candidates will be evaluated by the PIP Scholarship Committee on the basis of leadership qualities and accomplishments with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.
  • Academic Achievement: Scholastic success is a necessary condition for consideration of the award and will be measured using current college transcripts.
  • Demonstrated Interest: Scholarships are awarded to students based on career goals and objectives and established interest in independent pharmacy as a career option.

Eligibility

  • All pharmacy students who are student members of NCPA are eligible to apply for the Partners in Pharmacy Scholarship per academic year. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school or college of pharmacy on a full-time basis during the academic term that the scholarship is awarded.

www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/pip.shtml

NCPA Neil Pruitt Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The NCPA FOUNDATION NEIL PRUITT SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP will be made on the following basis:

  • DEMONSTRATED INTEREST IN ENTREPRENEURISM - The applicant must provide a separate one page description of his or her demonstrated interest in entrepreneurism. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.
  • LEADERSHIP QUALITIES - Potential candidates will be evaluated by the NCPA Foundation Scholarship Awards Committee on the basis of leadership qualities and accomplishments with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities. These qualities will be measured by the required supporting documents.
  • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - Scholastic success is a necessary condition for consideration of the award and will be measured using current college transcripts.

www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/pruitt.shtml

National Health Service Corps

To be eligible for up to $60,000 in an initial loan repayment award Corps members are required to practice full-time for at least two years or part-time for four years at an NHSC-approved site. An award of $30,000 is available for two years of half-time service. Approved sites are located across the country in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Many types of health care facilities are NHSC-approved sites. About half of Corps members serve in federally-supported health centers. Other approved sites are rural and Indian Health Service clinics, public health department clinics, hospital-affiliated primary care practices, managed care networks, prisons, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sites.

nhsc.hrsa.gov/

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those which students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates.

oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/

Technical Intramural Research Training Award (Technical IRTA)

The NIH Technical IRTA Program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award in the National Cancer Institute) is designed to produce a cadre of highly trained research support personnel. College graduates and individuals who hold a master's degree spend two years (possibly three) mastering the latest and most advanced techniques for basic and/or applied research working in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

www.training.nih.gov/programs/tech_irta

The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp

The NIH Academy

The NIH Academy is a postbaccalaureate biomedical research program for recent college graduates with an interest in domestic health disparities, differences in the frequency or severity of diseases and other adverse health conditions among populations in the U.S. Academy members spend a year (or possibly two) working side-by-side with NIH investigators in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. In addition, they complete a curriculum that combines the study of health disparities with career and professional development workshops. During their stay at the NIH, Academy members are expected to apply to graduate or professional (e.g., medical/dental/pharmacy) school.

www.training.nih.gov/programs/nih_academy

National Medical Fellowships

The core program of NMF is the Need-based Scholarships. Offered primarily to first- and second-year medical students, these scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need. NMF scholarships are increasingly important due to escalating cost of medical school and spiraling student debt.
NMF's Merit-based awards recognize outstanding minority medical students, recommended by their medical schools, for extraordinary scholastic achievement, leadership, community service and the potential for outstanding contributions to medicine. Offered primarily to third- and fourth-year medical students.
The NMF Experience-based Fellowship Programs provide special opportunities for students to work hands-on to enhance healthcare delivery in underrepresented communities in local, national, and international settings. These programs match students with mentors, often eminent NMF alumni, and focus on areas of critical clinical/public health need.

www.nmfonline.org/programs.php

National Student Nurses Association Scholarships

U.S. citizens and students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master's programs may apply. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500. The scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care.

www.nsna.org/FoundationScholarships/FNSNAScholarships/UndergraduateScholarship.aspx

Skaggs-Oxford Scholarships

The Skaggs-Oxford Scholarships support the Scripps-Oxford 5-Year joint PhD/DPhil Programme with The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). Candidates read for a PhD in Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), La Jolla,California, and Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Joint Oxford/TSRI) is jointly examined and awarded by both institutions.

The Skaggs-Oxford Scholarships permit highly qualified students to gain a broader and deeper interdisciplinary research experience than is possible from a single institution’s doctoral program. It provides diversity in curriculum, scientific approaches, and research training with access to facilities and expertise at both Oxford and TSRI. It also offers students the experience of the distinct cultures of the United States and Britain.

www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/aspsite/index.asp

Tylenol Scholarship

For twenty-one consecutive years, the Makers of TYLENOL® have awarded scholarships to students pursuing a healthcare career. We believe that these students are the future, which is why we are awarding $250,000 in scholarships in 2011 to applicants who have chosen a career in healthcare and excel in leadership, academic performance and community involvement.

www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml

UNCF Earl & Patricia Armstrong Scholarship

Pre-Medicine, Biology, and Health majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for scholarships of up to $3,000.

www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholardetail.asp

AACN Continuing Professional Development Scholarships

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses scholarship program has expanded to help members enrich their careers and acquire knowledge and skills beyond traditional academic nursing education. A limited number of scholarships for specific academic courses will continue to be awarded.
Scholarship applicants must assess gaps in their knowledge and skills, identify and evaluate learning opportunities, and develop a plan to show how an AACN scholarship will help them achieve their professional learning goals. In developing your learning plan, be as specific as possible when you are linking learning activities to knowledge gaps. AACN membership is required for the duration of the learning activity

www.aacn.org/WD/Memberships/Content/bsngradschship.pcms

NPHF/Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Community Service

The NPHF/Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Community Service is awarded to one (1) nurse practitioner graduate student who has made a significant positive contribution in school, in the community, or in patient care while in the pursuit of an advanced degree. One scholarship will be awarded. Amount of award is $1,000.

www.nphealthcarefoundation.org/programs/2010-11_scholarships/community-service/

NPHF/Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Gastroenterology

The NPHF/Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Gastroenterology is awarded to one (1) nurse practitioner graduate student whose clinical and/or research interests are in the field of gastroenterology. One scholarship will be awarded. Amount of award is $1,000.

www.nphealthcarefoundation.org/programs/2010-11_scholarships/gastroenterology/

NPHF/Astellas Heart Health Through the Ages Award Program

Three (3) awards will be given to practicing nurse practitioners and graduate nurse practitioner students whose service, research, or educational projects are related to promoting heart health. There will be one (1) award each in pediatrics, adult medicine, and geriatrics. Each recipient will receive an initial award of $3,000. Upon completion of the project, an additional $1,000 will be awarded to each recipient to support project dissemination (e.g. travel expenses for presenting at a regional/national meeting, editing a paper for publication; preparing a poster, etc.). The project must be completed within 2 years. Three (3) awards. Total amount of each award is $4,000.

www.nphealthcarefoundation.org/programs/2010-11_scholarships/heart-health/