Now accepting applications for the 2016 scholarship
Top Medical Assistant Schools is excited to announce its 2016 scholarship program which will reward one lucky college student with a $500 scholarship.
Scholarship Details and Requirements
- We will award a $500 scholarship to the applicant chosen.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Applicant must be currently attending a college or university, or will be attending in the fall of 2016.
- Applicant must have a min. of 3.0 GPA based on the previous school year’s academic performance.
- For the essay portion of the application, please write an essay on the topic: “Why I want to pursue a career in the medical field.” The essay must be 400 words or more. Be sure to include personal experiences, and your thoughts on the importance of saving money.
How to Apply
- Fill out the scholarship application.
- A winner will be selected July 31, 2016
- The scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient’s college or university.
- TopMedicalAssistantSchools.com will not contact individual applicants unless he/she is the scholarship recipient.
Necessary Documents Required of Potential Winners
- One copy of Official High School or College Transcripts
- Publicity/Liability Release
- Copyright Assignment
- IRS Form W-9
- Copy of United States Driver’s License
- Headshot photograph in high-resolution, digitally as a JPEG or TIFF file
When does the scholarship submission process begin and end?
- The essays may be submitted between 12:00AM MST on July 31, 2015 and 12:00AM MST on July 31, 2016. The winner of the scholarship will be notified via email by August 15, 2016.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Any student who is currently attending a college or university, or will be attending in the fall of 2016.
How will the essays be judged?
- The essays will be reviewed and judged by creativity, specificity, and grammar. We are looking for students who need the extra money to get through college. We understand the financial burden of college. We were students too. 🙂
- A small amount of personal information is needed to verify the submission and provide TopMedicalAssistantSchools.com with the means to contact the winner of the scholarship. This personal information is used for our internal records only and we will not share your personal information with any third-parties.
We understand how difficult it is to pay for school. So we have provided a list of additional scholarship opportunities. See how many you can apply for to help pay for your college education.
Are you a Nurse, Medical Assistant, CNA, or just pursuing a career in health care? See a list of scholarships below.
HRSA health professions loans and scholarships
HRSA encourages students to work in underservered areas. You can see the list of programs they offer at http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html.
National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corp provides financial assistance for students who are enrolled in programs which prepare them to become Family Nurse Practitioners (NP) or Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM). A student may receive up to four years of assistance. The scholarship includes a tax free stipend to help with tuition, fees, and related expenses. A monthly taxable stipend to help students pay for living expenses is provided as well. Students are required to work in communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas after graduation. These areas may be in rural or urban settings. Students are provided assistance in obtaining employment after employment. They agree to work one year for every two years of assistance provided in the Health Professional Shortage areas. Contact http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html for more information.
Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps
The Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corp offers $15,000 each year to students who want to become nurses in the United States Air Force. . High school students and students enrolled in college are eligible to apply. The money may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, and uniforms. A monthly living stipend is provided. Applicants must attend programs which lead to a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Students must enlist in the Air Force Reserve while they are attending school and meet the requirements of the reserve. For more information, check out http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/.
Johnson and Johnson
The medical corporation Johnson and Johnson maintains a website which lists over three hundred scholarships for nursing professionals at all levels. Their website is http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#no-filters.
National Student Nurses Association Incorporated
The foundation of the National Student Nurses Association Incorporated, receives funding through Johnson and Johnson. They offer scholarships which very in amount from one thousand to five thousand dollars. High school seniors are not eligible; however students seeking an associate’s degree or higher nursing degree are eligible. Graduate degrees are not eligible unless they are a student’s first nursing degree. Scholarships are awarded based upon on grades, financial need, and activity in nursing student organizations and community activities. Check out http://www.forevernursing.org/fact-sheet.html for more information.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
One thousand scholarships are granted annually to students in many fields, including public health; which includes nursing. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship provides funding to students who maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or above. The scholarship covers unmet costs for students in colleges. Graduate school is funded as well as undergraduate studies. Applicants must be of African American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Hispanic American, or Asian Pacific Islander American descent. Contact the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details for more information and to apply.
Hurst Review Services
Hurst Review Services has partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to offer scholarships for nurses who have not yet obtained licensure as a registered nurse. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded twice per year. If you would like to learn more or to apply, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/Memberservices/membdir.htm.
Health Occupations Students of America
The Health Occupations Students of America organization offers annual scholarships which range from one thousand to seven thousand dollars. While they fund scholarships for students pursuing a wide range of health care related degrees; they are particularly interested in offering scholarships to nursing students. Their website is http://www.hosa.org/node/150.
Campus RN Scholarship Fund
Campus RN offers a $2500 scholarship to one student in six regions of the United States. The scholarship may be used by students seeking to become registered nurses or for registered nurses seeking to further their education. Each applicant must compete an essay and be financially needy. Here is the link to the Campus RN Scholarship Fund website: http://www.campusrn.com/network/scholarship_program.
Bernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship Award
The Bernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship Award is students younger than twenty five years of age who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. The student must attend a four year college and seek a degree in the healthcare field. Financial need and community contributions are factors in who receives the award. For further information, view their website at http://ulmanfund.org/gethelp/support-programs-resources/scholarships/bernice-mcnamara-memorial-scholarship-award/.
Minority Nurse and the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
The Minority Nurse and the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Association offers one, three thousand dollar, and two, one thousand dollar scholarships annually. Applicants must be members of a minority group. The scholarship may be used by students seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must be in an accelerated BSN program or in at least their junior year of studies .Students who already possess a BSN are ineligible. Grades, financial, status, commitment to nursing, and the applicant’s record of community service are considered when choosing recipients of the scholarships. Further information may be obtained from: http://minoritynurse.com/blog/joey-stern/minority-nurse-scholarship-program.
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Scholarship
A five thousand dollar scholarship is available to Alaskans. The goal of this program is to increase the number of Native Alaskans and Native Americans in the health care professions. Moneys may be used to fund certificate programs as well as all levels of degree programs. Contact the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium at http://anthctoday.org/business/int.html for more information.
American Medical Technologists
There different types of scholarships are available through AMTIE, the professional organization of American medical technologists. Awards range from one hundred thirty five dollars to five hundred dollars. The five hundred dollars scholarship is awarded to five financially needy students annually. A two hundred fifty dollar scholarship is awarded to one outstanding student. The student must be nominated by an instructor or program director. Three scholarship prizes are awarded to students who write technical papers in their field. Students enrolled in Medical Assisting programs and other allied health programs are eligible to apply for these scholarships. More information is available at http://www.americanmedtech.org/Schools/ScholarshipsAwards.aspx.
Charlotte McGuire Nursing Scholarship
The American Holistic Nurses’ Association offers this scholarship annually in memory of its founder Charlotte McGuire. The award is granted to students who want to pursue a career in holistic nursing. Pre and post graduate students may apply. The amount of the award varies annually. Applicant must be members of the American Holistic Nurses Association. For more information contact the American Holistic Nurses Association at http://www.ahna.org.