Are there any scholarships that I can obtain for this program?
There are a variety of different scholarships that students can apply to. It is important however to note the scholarship deadline dates, and to turn applications into the appropriate locations in a timely manner. Below is a description of some of the scholarships that students may apply to:
Students can apply for the "California Allied Healthcare Scholarship," which provides up to $2,500 per year to eligible applicants. However, eligible applicants will have to perform a service obligation of 1 year or 100-150 hours volunteer service following graduation. Applications are accepted biannually in March and September. For applications, you may go to the Health Professions Education Foundation at 818 K Street Suite 210 in Sacramento, CA 95814 (their contact phone# is 800-773-1669). For complete details about this scholarship, please visit the following website: www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Funding.574.aspx.
Female college students of Latino background can apply to the "Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Fund," which provides an award of $1,500 to eligible participants. For complete details about this scholarship, visit www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Funding.136.aspx.
In addition, students of Cuban descent may apply for the "Cuban American Scholarship," which awards $1,000 to eligible applicants. For detailed information, visit www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Funding.137.aspx.
Also, Native American students can apply for the American Indian Scholarship, which is administered through the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) National Society. Applicants must be Native Americans and show financial need and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Eligible applicants will be awarded $500. The deadline to submit an application for this scholarship is April 1 for the Fall term and October 1 for Spring term. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships.
In addition, Alaska Native students and American Indian students can apply to the "Indian Health Service Scholarship," which is administered through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service agency. Applicant must provide proof of descent from a federally recognized tribe. He/she also needs to provide a current Letter of Acceptance from selected educational institution listing declared degree or proof of application. Finally, he/she needs to submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. For complete details on this scholarship, please visit: http://www.anthc.org/jt/int/. You may also visit: http://www.ihs.gov.
Women can also apply for the "S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Medical Health Sciences," which is administered through the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Other requirements are that they be enrolled full-time and must submit three letters of recommendation, transcript, 150-word essay, and proof of enrollment. For further details, go to the following website: http://www.zphib1920.org/
Students can apply to the "J.C. & Rheba Cobb Memorial Scholarship," which is administered through the National Community Pharmacist Association Foundation (NCPA). This scholarship provides an award of $2,000 to eligible participants. The deadline to submit the application is March 31st. The applicant must be a student member of NCPA and be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited US Pharmacy School or College. Applicant must also submit letters of recommendation. Selection is based on leadership qualities and academic achievement. For more information, contact Yulanda Slade, Scholarship Coordinator at (703) 683-8200 or email, info (at) ncpanet [dot] org. The address for the administering agency is: 205 Daingerfield Road Alexandria, VA 22314. Complete information can be found on the following website: http://www.ncpafoundation.org/scholarships/cobb.shtml.
In addition, students can also apply for the "Willard B. Simmons Sr. Memorial Scholarship," which is also administered through the NCPA Foundation, and has similar applicant requirements as for the "J.C. & Rheba Cobb Memorial Scholarship" (discussed above). For more information, contact Yulanda Slade at the number noted above.
Students can also apply to the "Eckerd Pharmacy Student Financial Assistance Scholarship." This scholarship provides an award of $2,000 to eligible applicants. The deadline to submit the application is June 1st. Please note that the award must be repaid if the recipient declines to work for Eckerd as a full-time Pharmacist following graduation. For more information, contact Karen Hutchins, Pharmacy Recruiting Manager at (813) 395-6821.
In addition, students can apply for the "Academic Scholarship Program," which provides educational assistance ranging from $2,000-$10,000 to eligible individuals. However, after graduation, students must agree to work full-time with the administering agency, Moses Cone Health System. For more information, contact Donna Harris, Health Careers Coordinator at (336) 832-7089 or through email at donna [dot] harris (at) mosescone [dot] com. Also for specific scholarship eligibility requirements and downloadable application, please visit the following website: http://www.conehealth.com/healthcare-professionals/scholarships/
Furthermore, students can apply to the "Dennis & Patricia Worthern APhA-ASP Presidential Scholarship," which awards $1,000 to eligible applicants. The administering agency is the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (Apha). The applicant must have completed one academic year in the professional sequence of Pharmacy courses, and must have earned a 2.75 GPA in those courses. Applicant must also be an active member in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Student must also have demonstrated leadership skills through organizational and/or project involvement. For more information about this scholarship as well as the "Auxiliary/APhA Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program," which is yet another scholarship administered through this agency, please visit the following website: http://www.aphafoundation.org/worthen-award
In addition, students can apply to the Tylenol Scholarship, which grants awards ranging from $1000 to $5000 to eligible applicants. Applicants are judged based upon their leadership qualities and academic performance. The deadline to submit applications is typically middle of May. Please visit the following webpage for further details: http://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc
Students can also apply for the "National Health Services Corp Scholarship," which is administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration. The award amount covers full tuition plus $1,065 monthly stipend. The requirements are that the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national enrolled or accepted into an accredited school in the U.S. as a full-time student. For further details, visit the following website: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html
Also, students who can demonstrate leadership in community activities, can apply to the "Carpe Diem Scholarship," which is administered through the Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois. The requirements are that the applicant must be enrolled in a nationally accredited college or university. Preference is given to children of parents involved in government service, justice, health care, education, and community service. For further information, contact Gordon V. Levine, Executive Director at glevine (at) carpediemfoundation [dot] org. You may also visit the following website for more information: http://www.carpediemfoundation.org/.
Furthermore, students who have good critical thinking skills, can apply to the "Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Scholarship Award," which is administered through the National Safety Council. This award encourages creative problem solving skills by rewarding new approaches to difficult challenges. An essay must be submitted and the criteria by which entries are evaluated include the following: identification of a problem, method of implementation, cost effectiveness, and applicability to other institutions. Successful applicants are awarded $2,000. For more information, visit: http://www.cshema.org/content.aspx?id=52 .
Students who agree to practice in medically under served areas of California, can apply to the "Allied Healthcare Scholarship," which is administered through the Health Professions Education Foundation. The requirements are that the Applicant must be enrolled and accepted as a Pharmacy Technician or other Allied Health program of study. The winners of this scholarship are may receive up to $4,500 per academic year. However, students must agree to a one year service obligation or 100-150 hours volunteer service. Information about deadlines, downloadable application, etc. can be obtained by visiting the following website: http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/Programs/AHSP.html.
Finally, students who are enrolled at Cosumnes River College with a minimum of 6 units completed and a cumulative GPA of 3.0, may apply to the CRC Patrons Club Careers & Technology Area Award. The requirements for this scholarship are that the applicant must be getting a degree in one of the majors offered within the Careers & Technology Area. Students with "General Education Transfer" as their major must list a specific academic area in the essay question/answer section. The award amount for this scholarship is $500.00. For more information about scholarships that are offered through Cosumnes River College, go to https://scholarship.losrios.edu. Click on Cosumnes River College and search for scholarships that meet your criteria.