Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

In spring 2018, Veterans United Foundation will award up to three (3) scholarships to eligible recipients. Each award is for up to $20,000 and is nonrenewable.

Spring Application Timeline APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE STARTING: TBD

  • Application period starts on: TBD
  • Due to a high volume in applications, Veterans United Foundation will accept a limited number of application submissions this semester. Once that number has been met, the application link will be closed and no more applications will be accepted.
  • (If the application count does not reach the maximum number of submissions allowed by Veterans United Foundation, the application link will close on Friday, April 1, 2018, at 5 p.m. CST.)

Fall Application Timeline:

  • Fall 2017 Application Period: APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE STARTING ON September 25, 2017 at 8:00 am CST
  • Fall 2017 Application Period: Ends October 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm CST (Veterans United Foundation will accept a limited number of application submissions. The application period can end sooner if the number has been met.)
  • Winners notified directly via email or phone: By December 1, 2017.

To be eligible for this scholarship award, applicants must be:

  • A surviving spouse or child of a deceased Veteran of the U.S. Military
  • Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the fall semester of 2018
  • Pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree
  • Comfortable with sharing personal stories and aspirations with Veterans United Foundation
  • Willing and able to provide the following within 1-2 days of requests made by staff of Veterans United Foundation:
  1. Deceased parent or spouse’s military documents (DD214 and death certificate / or DD1300)
  2. Full FAFSA submission
  • Willing and able to provide Veterans United Foundation with receipts or invoices related to eligible educational costs as they are incurred in order to receive payment. Eligible costs include tuition, books, fees, school materials and some aspects of room and board as determined by Veterans United Foundation. Payments may be made directly to the school or reimbursed to the award recipient.

 Awards will be given based on the following criteria:

  • A 2-3 page typed essay telling your story, how losing your spouse or parent has affected you, explaining who you are, where your life has taken you and what you hope to pursue through your college education and beyond
  • Financial need, as determined by the Veterans United Foundation awards team and based on full FAFSA submission
  • Community, church, sports, or school involvement or achievements
  • Any additional information you would like to have considered (may include photos, drawings, poems, additional writings, etc.)

WEBSITE: https://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships

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National Hispanic Health Foundation

The NHHF Health Professions Scholarships will award 20 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, policy, and public health, as well as Bachelors of Nursing students, who exhibit exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US.

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

· Personal statement or essay, including career goals (double-spaced, two-page maximum)

·Current curriculum vitae (education, employment, extracurricular activities, awards)

·Letter of recommendation (one letter only)

·Unofficial copy of school transcripts.

NOTE: if it is your first year and you do not have a current transcript of upcoming classes, you need to provide an enrollment verification from your university to show you are accepted into health professional graduate schools in addition to past year’s transcript.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For scholarship inquiries or information call (202) 628-5895 or send a message to nhhf@nhmafoundation.org

Application and criteria: http://www.nhmafoundation.org/

Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017

 

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

In return for a commitment to: specialize in primary care (family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology or general psychiatry), serve a primary care residency and serve one year for each year of scholarship support (two-year minimum) at an approved Health Professional Shortage Area, the NHSC will pay all education costs and provide a monthly taxable living stipend.  The NHSC also pays for travel to and from Professional Shortage Area sites for job interviews.

Eligible health care facilities include Federally-supported health centers, rural health clinics, Indian Health Service clinics, public health care clinics, hospital-affiliated primary care practices, managed care networks, prisons and US Immigration, Customs & Enforcement sites.

Service areas are in all states plus D.C, American Samoa, Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Repbulic of Palau and the US Virgin Islands.

Application requirements include the online form, proof of US Citizenship, transcripts, a resume detailing work and volunteer experiences, essays and verification and evaluation from your school.

Deadline: early May each year. (application becomes available in March)

For more information and the application visit NHSC Website.

To view current Professional Shortage Areas visit http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/.


National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment

Are you a medical or dental student in your final year of school?

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Deadline: Usually early October

Information & Application: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/

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For those already out of medical school:

Licensed health care providers may earn up to $50,000 toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP).

Accepted participants may serve as primary care medical, dental, or mental/behavioral health clinicians and can choose to serve longer for additional loan repayment support.

Priority consideration is given to eligible applicants whose NHSC-approved site has a HPSA score of 26 to 14, in descending order. Eligible applicants may receive up to $50,000 in loan repayment for an initial service commitment until funding is exhausted.

For more information visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/.

For typical service facilities and service areas read the two corresponding paragraphs under NHSC Scholarship.  To view current Professional Shortage Areas visit http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov/.