“Save a Life” Scholarship

Next Scholarship Deadlines For 2020: 

Spring Scholarship Deadline – May 1st 

Fall Scholarship Deadline – October 1st

The “Save a Life” Scholarship

The “Save a Life” Scholarship of, $1,500, is awarded twice per year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Each $1,500 award will go to a different student, in order to maximize the impact of the scholarship, spread the word of the importance first aid and CPR training, and share more stories from future educators and healthcare professionals.

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Any student currently enrolled in, or applying to enroll within the next academic year, in a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university, is eligible to apply.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • We take a broad view of what counts as a “healthcare field,” and that can include students pursuing mental health degrees or occupations, as well as administrative and non-profit programs. Applicants will have the opportunity to make their case for why their chosen field of study can be classified as healthcare or education-focused as part of their essay.
  • If you aren’t selected, that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in your story — we still want to hear from you! Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply in subsequent scholarship rounds. Scholarships will only be awarded one time to each winner. Past winners are not eligible to apply again.
  • Scholarship winner will need to submit a photo copy of government issued state identification card or driver license.

How To Apply:

Qualifying applicants will submit the following information via email to scholarship@onlinecprcertification.net

  • Your name, address, phone number, and email
  • Your scholarship essay of between 750 and 1,000 words, explaining your career aspirations, how you plan to advance healthcare and/or education through your work, and what inspired you to commit yourself to this field. Your scholarship essay can be attached as a Word file, or linked as a Google Doc.
  • Submit your essay before each deadline. Essays received after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Fall Scholarship Deadline – October 1st
    • Spring Scholarship Deadline – May 1st
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript to prove enrollment in a qualifying degree program from accredited US institutions.

 

The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service at our alcohol and drug rehab facilities while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study.

To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.

Do you have a compelling recovery story? Have you witnessed the challenges that addiction can present, or helped someone overcome substance use disorder? Share your experience and describe why you are eager to enter the health care field for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Website: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/

Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards

DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2020

WEBSITE: https://www.bcm.edu/news/debakey-poetry-awards

The annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey advocated a role for the humanities in medical education and in the development of a full, enriching intellectual life.

To be eligible to participate in this contest, the following criteria must be met:

  • Entrant must be a medical student currently pursuing a medical doctor (M.D.) degree at an accredited United States medical school.
  • Original poems must be written in English (no translations from other languages), on a medical topic, no more than 50 lines.
  • Submitted poem must never have been published (that is, sold to the public or transferred to another entity for sale to the public), must not be under consideration for publication and must never have been awarded recognition in another writing contest.*
  • Each medical student may submit only one poem.

* NOTE: Following submission, please do not submit the poem for public display or publication until after the award winners have been announced. Publication of your poem may result in disqualification from the award.

  • $1,000 for first prize
  • $500 for second prize
  • $250 for third prize

LasikPlus Scholarship

Win a $2,500 Scholarship!

Fall Deadline: December 21, 2019

Spring Deadline: TBA

We at LasikPlus believe in building our community through education and is proud to offer a $2,500 scholarship to students who are EXCITED to better themselves by investing in their minds. To participate, submit a PDF of your essay to scholarship@lasikplus.com. Scholarships are awarded EACH CALENDAR QUARTER!

The essay should be 500-700 words in length and include the entrant’s contact information including full name, the University or College of enrollment, current major, email address, and phone number where the entrant can be contacted. There are no restrictions on the topic and genre of the essay, but the essay must show the entrant’s desire and ability to bring their vision to life through continuing education and community involvement. The essay must be the personal, individual work of the entrant.

Submit Essay in PDF Format

Websitehttps://www.lasikplus.com/scholarship

CompHealth Medical Scholarship

Scholarship for medical students.

We’re offering a $5,000 scholarship to one medical student in the United States. The best video response to one of the topics below wins it all.

Topics:

  • What is your top motivator for practicing medicine and why?
  • What are you looking for in your first job as a physician?

Video requirements:

  • Video must be less than 2 minutes and answer one of the above questions. Video guidelines are included here.
  • In addition to submitting your contact information and video to CompHealth, video must be posted publicly to YouTube or Facebook, with a tag for @CompHealth.

Deadline:

Completed applications must be submitted no later than October 18, 2019. Please send any questions to Scholarship@CompHealth.com

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • The CompHealth Medical Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0. Or, if your school participates in an alternate pass/fail grading system, a passing status is required.
  • The awarded recipient shall provide proof of admission and enrollment in an institution of higher education.
  • Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education located in the United States.
  • If selected, please be prepared to provide an official statement of your current academic status. Your school’s registrar will be able to provide you with documentation that proves your enrollment. Failure to include all required materials will result in immediate rejection of the application.

Award announcement:

The CompHealth Medical Scholarship recipient will be notified on or about November 11, 2019.

Website: https://comphealth.com/resources/scholarship/

William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 38th annual poetry writing competition during the 2019-2020 academic year. The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada.

WINNING POEMS

The top three poets will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively and will be invited to visit NEOMED on April 17, 2020 to read their poems. Their travel expenses will be paid by the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

  • Entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2019.
  • Each participating student is permitted three entries.

Website: https://www.neomed.edu/medicine/fcm/about/poetry-competition/

For additional information or questions please contact wcw@neomed.edu.

EQuality Scholarship

Website: http://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html

Deadline: January 31, 2020

How to Apply & Eligibility

Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible.

Applicant must be:

  • enrolled or committed to enroll by the interview date in an accredited graduate school in California or a California resident attending an accredited graduate school elsewhere in the United States;
  • pursuing a graduate degree in medicine, dentistry (DDS or DDM), pharmacy, physical therapy, or psychology
  • in good academic standing; and
  • not have received an eQuality graduate student scholarship before.

In 2020, we expect to award four or more $6,000 scholarships to assist with graduate school expenses. In 2019, we received about 20 applications for these scholarships.

Selection Criteria

The criteria on which scholarship recipients will be selected include:

  • Service to the LGBT+ community
  • Leadership
  • Hardship or special circumstances
  • Academic achievement

In addition to completing the application, applicants for all scholarships must be available for an interview either by Skype/phone or in person. Interviews are expected to be held on Sunday, 15 March 2020, and Saturday, 21 March 2020.

I’m a straight ally. May I still apply?
Yes, students of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible for all eQuality Scholarships.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen?
We do not ask for Social Security numbers nor citizenship/residency status. If you meet the residency or school requirements above and are accepted to and attend an accredited post-secondary school, you may apply.