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2620 ALASKA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

Attn: AlaskAdvantage Programs
3030 Vintage Boulevard
Juneau, AK 99801-7109
Tel: (907)465-6779; (866)427-5683
Fax: (907)465-5316
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://alaskaadvantage.state.ak.us/page/225

To provide financial assistance to Alaska residents who attend college in the state to prepare for a career in designated fields with a personnel shortage.

Title of Award: AlaskAdvantage Educational Grants Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Health care services; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; students with the greatest financial need are awarded support until funds are exhausted. Funds Available: Grants range from $500 to $2,000 per year, depending on the need of the recipient. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed as long as the recipient remains enrolled at least half time, makes satisfactory academic progress, and continues to meet residency and financial need requirements.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Alaska who have been admitted to an undergraduate degree or vocational certificate program at a qualifying institution in the state. Applicants must be planning to work on a degree or certificate in a field that the state has designated as a work force shortage area; currently, those are allied health sciences, community or social service, and teaching. They must be able to demonstrate financial need and SAT or ACT scores in the top quartile. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2621 ALASKA NATIVE TRIBAL HEALTH CONSORTIUM

Attn: Education and Development
4000 Ambassador Drive, Suite 114
Anchorage, AK 99508
Tel: (907)729-1917
Free: 800-684-8361
Fax: (907)729-1335
Web Site: http://www.anthc.org/jt/int

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to Natives and American Indians who are residents of Alaska interested in a career in health care.

Title of Award: ANTHC Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year: 5 for undergraduate students and 5 for graduate students. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if they maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Alaska Natives and American Indians who are undergraduates or graduate students interested in preparing for a career in the field of health care. Applicants must be residents of Alaska enrolled full time. Along with their application, they must submit a resume, 3 letters of recommendation, documentation of financial need, and a 1-page personal statement that covers their personal and educational history, accomplishments, educational and career goals, involvement in the Native community, and how this scholarship and degree program correspond with their career goals. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2622 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESPIRATORY CARE

Attn: American Respiratory Care Foundation
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
Tel: (972)243-2272
Fax: (972)484-2720
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aarc.org/awards/burgin.html

To provide financial assistance to second-year college students interested in becoming respiratory therapists.

Title of Award: William W. Burgin, Jr. MD Education Recognition Award Area, Field, or Subject: Respiratory therapy Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. The award also provides 1 night's lodging and registration for the international congress of the association. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have completed 2 semesters in an accredited respiratory care bachelor's degree program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must submit an original referenced paper on an aspect of respiratory care and a paper of at least 1,200 words describing how the award will assist them in reaching their objective of a baccalaureate degree and their ultimate goal of leadership in health care. Selection is based on academic performance. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP).

2623 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESPIRATORY CARE

Attn: American Respiratory Care Foundation
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
Tel: (972)243-2272
Fax: (972)484-2720
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aarc.org/awards/duggan.html

To provide financial assistance to college students interested in becoming respiratory therapists.

Title of Award: Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Memorial Education Recognition Award Area, Field, or Subject: Respiratory therapy Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. The award also provides airfare, 1 night's lodging, and registration for the international congress of the association. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in an accredited respiratory care program and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates must submit an original referenced paper on an aspect of respiratory care, an official transcript, and letters of recommendation. Nominations are accepted from all states, but preference is given to applicants from Georgia and South Carolina. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2624 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESPIRATORY CARE

Attn: American Respiratory Care Foundation
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
Tel: (972)243-2272
Fax: (972)484-2720
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aarc.org/awards/lawrence.html

To provide financial assistance to upper-division students interested in becoming respiratory therapists.

Title of Award: Robert M. Lawrence, MD Education Recognition Award Area, Field, or Subject: Respiratory therapy Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. The award also provides airfare, 1 night's lodging, and registration for the international congress of the association. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have completed at least 2 years in an accredited respiratory care bachelor's degree program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must submit an original referenced paper on an aspect of respiratory care and a paper of at least 1,200 words describing how the award will assist them in reaching their objective of a baccalaureate degree and their ultimate goal of leadership in health care. Selection is based on academic performance. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP).

2625 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESPIRATORY CARE

Attn: American Respiratory Care Foundation
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
Tel: (972)243-2272
Fax: (972)484-2720
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aarc.org/awards/young.html

To provide financial assistance to college students, especially minorities, interested in becoming respiratory therapists.

Title of Award: Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award Area, Field, or Subject: Respiratory therapy Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. The award also provides airfare, 1 night's lodging, and registration for the association's international congress. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited respiratory therapy program, have completed at least 1 semester/quarter of the program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to nominees of minority origin. Applications must include 6 copies of an original referenced paper on some aspect of respiratory care and letters of recommendation. The foundation prefers that the candidates be nominated by a school or program, but any student may initiate a request for sponsorship by a school (in order that a deserving candidate is not denied the opportunity to compete simply because the school does not initiate the application). Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2626 AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Attn: Department of Diversity Programs
1155 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)872-6250
Free: 800-227-5558, ext. 6250
Fax: (202)776-8003
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chemistry.org/scholars

To provide financial assistance to underrepresented minority students with a strong interest in chemistry and a desire to prepare for a career in a chemically-related science.

Title of Award: American Chemical Society Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Biochemistry; Chemistry; Engineering, Chemical; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Materials research/science; Toxicology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 100 new awards are granted each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $2,500 for the freshman year in college or $3,000 per year for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) college-bound high school seniors; 2) college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors enrolled full time at an accredited college or university; 3) community college graduates and transfer students who plan to study for a bachelor's degree; and 4) community college freshmen. Applicants must be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian. They must be majoring or planning to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or other chemically-related fields, such as environmental science, materials science, or toxicology, and planning to prepare for a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. Students planning careers in medicine or pharmacy are not eligible. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Selection is based on academic merit (GPA of 3.0 or higher) and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1994.

2627 AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE-MIDWIVES

Attn: ACNM Foundation, Inc.
818 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (240)485-1850
Fax: (240)485-1818
Web Site: http://www.midwife.org/foundation/award-basic.cfm

To provide financial assistance for midwifery education to student members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Title of Award: Basic Midwifery Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Midwifery Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 4 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to ACNM members who are currently enrolled in an accredited basic midwife education program and have successfully completed 1 academic or clinical semester/quarter or clinical module. Applicants must submit a 150-word essay on their midwifery career plans and a 100-word essay on their intended future participation in the local, regional, and/or national activities of the ACNM. Selection is based on leadership potential, financial need, academic history, and potential for future professional contribution to the organization. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program includes the following named scholarships: the A.C.N.M. Foundation Memorial Scholarship, the TUMS Endowed Scholarship (presented by GlaxoSmithKline), the Edith B. Wonnell CNM Scholarship, and the Watson Midwives of Color Scholarship.

2628 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

Attn: Scholars Program
555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2079
Tel: (202)879-4400
Free: 800-238-1133, ext. 4481
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aft.org/scholarships

To provide financial assistance to children of members of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) who wish to work on a degree in selected fields at a 4-year college or university.

Title of Award: Robert G. Porter Scholars Program Postsecondary Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Health care services; Industrial and labor relations; Public administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors whose parent or guardian has been an AFT member for at least 1 year. Applicants must be planning to attend a 4-year college or university to prepare for a career in labor, education, health care, or government service. Selection is based on educational background, future education plans, school-related activities, community activities, honors and awards, work experience, 2 letters of recommendation, and a 350-word essay on a topic that changes annually but relates to the labor movement. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2629 AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Attn: Foundation of Research and Education
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5806
Tel: (312)233-1168
Fax: (312)233-1090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ahima.org/fore/programs.cfm

To provide financial assistance to minority members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in health information administration or technology.

Title of Award: FORE Diversity Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Information science and technology; Management; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded: 4 to undergraduates and 1 to a graduate student. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to AHIMA members who are enrolled in a health information administration or health information technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Applicants must be minorities, be working on an undergraduate or graduate degree on at least a half-time basis, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based (in order of importance) on GPA and academic achievement, volunteer and work experience, commitment to the health information management profession, suitability to the health information management profession, quality and suitability of references provided, and clarity of application. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2630 AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Attn: Foundation of Research and Education
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5806
Tel: (312)233-1168
Fax: (312)233-1090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ahima.org/fore/programs.cfm

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) who are interested in working on an undergraduate degree in health information administration or technology.

Title of Award: FORE Undergraduate Merit Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Information science and technology; Management; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 41 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to AHIMA members who are enrolled in a health information administration or health information technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Applicants must be working on a degree on at least a half-time basis and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based (in order of importance) on GPA and academic achievement, volunteer and work experience, commitment to the health information management profession, suitability to the health information management profession, quality and suitability of references provided, and clarity of application. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program includes the following named scholarships (not all of which may be offered each year): the David A. Cohen Scholarship (established in 2004), the Jimmy Gamble Memorial Scholarship (established in 2001 and sponsored by 3M Health Information Systems), the Sanfra L. Key Memorial Scholarship (established in 2003 and sponsored by Healthcare Contract Resources), the Lucretia Spears Scholarship (established in 1998), the Julia LeBlond Memorial Undergraduate Scholarships (sponsored by St. Anthony Publishing/Medicode, Ingenix Companies), the Rita Finnegan Memorial Scholarship (established in 2001 and sponsored by MC Strategies, Inc.), the Annie Blaylock Memorial Scholarship (established in 2002), the Connie Marshall Memorial Scholarship (established in 2004 and sponsored by MedQuist Inc.), the Bright Future Scholarship (sponsored by previous Merit Scholarship recipients), the PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship, the Smart Corporation Scholarships, the Aspen Systems Corporation Scholarship, the Care Communications, Inc. Scholarship, the Siemens Medical Solutions Scholarship, and the Precyse Solutions, Inc. Scholarship.

2631 AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Attn: Foundation of Research and Education
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5806
Tel: (312)233-1168
Fax: (312)233-1090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ahima.org/fore/programs.cfm

To provide educational loans to undergraduate members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) who are interested in majoring in health information administration or technology.

Title of Award: FORE Undergraduate Student Loans Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Information science and technology; Management; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Several each year. Funds Available: Loans are provided up to $1,000 for coding specialist programs, up to $2,000 for technology programs, and up to $5,000 for management programs. Repayment at 8% interest must be completed within 3 years after graduation. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) undergraduate students who are accepted for enrollment in a program for health information administration or health information technology that is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or 2) students enrolled in a coding specialist program affiliated with a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens making satisfactory progress toward a degree or certificate. Selection is based on demonstrated need and ability to repay a loan. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2632 AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Attn: Foundation of Research and Education
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5806
Tel: (312)233-1168
Fax: (312)233-1090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ahima.org/fore/programs.cfm

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) from Colorado who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in health information administration or technology.

Title of Award: Viola M. Griffin Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Information science and technology; Management; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to AHIMA members who are residents of Colorado and enrolled in a health information administration or health information technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Applicants must be working on an undergraduate or graduate degree on at least a half-time basis and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based (in order of importance) on GPA and academic achievement, volunteer and work experience, commitment to the health information management profession, suitability to the health information management profession, quality and suitability of references provided, and clarity of application. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program, established in 2003, is provided by Craig Hospital.

2633 AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Attn: Foundation of Research and Education
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5806
Tel: (312)233-1168
Fax: (312)233-1090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ahima.org/fore/programs.cfm

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) who are single parents interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in health information administration or technology.

Title of Award: Redi-Tag Corporation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Information science and technology; Management; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to AHIMA members who are single parents enrolled in a health information administration or health information technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Applicants must be working on an undergraduate or graduate degree on at least a half-time basis and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based (in order of importance) on GPA and academic achievement, volunteer and work experience, commitment to the health information management profession, suitability to the health information management profession, quality and suitability of references provided, and clarity of application. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by the Redi-Tag Corporation.

2634 AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Attn: Foundation of Research and Education
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5806
Tel: (312)233-1168
Fax: (312)233-1090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ahima.org/fore/programs.cfm

To provide financial assistance to African American members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in health information administration or technology.

Title of Award: Esther Mayo Sherard Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Information science and technology; Management; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to AHIMA members who are African Americans enrolled in a health information administration or health information technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Applicants must be working on an undergraduate or graduate degree on at least a half-time basis and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based (in order of importance) on GPA and academic achievement, volunteer and work experience, commitment to the health information management profession, suitability to the health information management profession, quality and suitability of references provided, and clarity of application. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2000 by the Esther Mayo Sherard Foundation.

2635 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION-NORTHLAND AFFILIATE

Attn: Administrative Assistant
4701 West 77th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Tel: (952)835-3300
Free: 800-331-6889 within MN
Fax: (952)835-5828
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.americanheart.org

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in Minnesota interested in the study of heart and blood vessel diseases.

Title of Award: Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Undergraduate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medicine, Cardiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university in Minnesota and working in a medicallyrelated curriculum with potential application to patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessel system are eligible. Selection is based on merit. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2636 AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
2305 Renard, S.E., Suite 200
P.O. Box 9828
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828
Tel: (505)765-1052, ext. 106
Fax: (505)765-5608
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aises.org/highered/scholarships

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society who are majoring in designated fields as undergraduate or graduate students.

Title of Award: A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Natural resources; Physical sciences; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies; generally, 200 or more each year, depending upon the availability of funds from corporate and other sponsors. Funds Available: The annual stipend is $1,000 for undergraduates or $2,000 for graduate students. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who can furnish proof of tribal enrollment or Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood. Applicants must be full-time students at the undergraduate or graduate school level attending an accredited 4-year college or university or a 2-year college leading to an academic degree in engineering, mathematics, medicine, natural resources, physical science, or the sciences. They must submit a 500-word essay that demonstrates their interest in and motivation to continue higher education, an understanding of the importance of college and a commitment to completion, their educational and/or career goals, and a commitment to learning and giving back to the community. Selection is based on the essay, academic achievement (GPA of 2.0 or higher), leadership potential, and commitment to helping other American Indians. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This program was launched in 1983 in memory of A.T. Anderson, a Mohawk and a chemical engineer who worked with Albert Einstein. Anderson was 1 of the society's founders and was the society's first executive director. The program includes the following named awards: the Al Qoyawayma Award for an applicant who is majoring in science or engineering and also has a strong interest in the arts, the Norbert S. Hill, Jr. Leadership Award, the Polingaysi Qoyawayma Award for an applicant who is working on a teaching degree in order to teach mathematics or science in a Native community or an advanced degree for personal improvement or teaching at the college level, and the Robert W. Brocksbank Scholarship.

2637 AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
2305 Renard, S.E., Suite 200
P.O. Box 9828
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828
Tel: (505)765-1052, ext. 106
Fax: (505)765-5608
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aises.org/highered/scholarships

To provide financial assistance for college to outstanding American Indian high school seniors from designated states who are members of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

Title of Award: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Natural resources; Physical sciences; Science; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 5 new awards are made each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500 per year. Duration: 4 years or until completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever occurs first.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to AISES members who are high school seniors planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university and major in business, engineering, mathematics, medicine, natural resources, physical science, science, or technology. Applicants must submit 1) proof of tribal enrollment or a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood; 2) evidence of residence in the service area of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Corporation (Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington); 3) a statement of financial need; 4) a 500-word essay on why they chose their particular field of study, their career aspirations, an evaluation of past scholastic performance, obstacles faced as a student, and involvement in and commitment to tribal community life; and 5) high school transcripts showing a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is funded by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation and administered by AISES.

2638 AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
2601 I-40 East
Amarillo, TX 79104
Tel: (806)376-5181; 888-209-8322
Fax: (806)376-1005
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aqha.com/foundation/scholarships/index.html

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to members of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) who are planning a career in the horse racing industry.

Title of Award: AQHF Racing Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Equine studies; General studies/Field of study not specified; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: Up to 4 years, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher and full-time enrollment.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of either organization who are graduating high school seniors, already enrolled in college, or working on a graduate degree. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be planning to prepare for a career in the racing industry or a related field. Along with their application, they must submit an essay on "How my experiences through equine-related activities have influenced my life." Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2639 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

Attn: Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20817
Tel: (301)657-2768
Fax: (301)657-2909
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ascls.org/education/index.asp

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in an associate degree program in clinical laboratory technology.

Title of Award: Dade Behring Medical Technician Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College Number Awarded: 50 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students entering the second year of an NAACLS accredited associate degree program in clinical laboratory technology or medical laboratory technology. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a transcript of grades, 2 letters of recommendation, a statement explaining why they chose this field, and documentation of financial need. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2004, is sponsored by Dade Behring Inc., a producer of clinical diagnostic products and systems. Information is also available from Joe Briden, 7809 South 21st Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85041-7736.

2640 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

Attn: Associate Member Section
2100 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612-3798
Tel: (312)738-1336
Free: 800-621-4142
Fax: (312)738-1619
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ascp.org

To provide funding to students enrolled in programs related to clinical laboratory science.

Title of Award: ASCP Student Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 40 of these scholarships were awarded: 3 for CT students, 3 for HTL students, 10 for MLT students, and 24 for MT students. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled in a NAACLS or CAAHEP accredited college/university program as a cytotechnologist (CT), histologic technician (HT), histotechnologist (HTL), medical laboratory technician (MLT), or medical technologist (MT). Applicants must be in the final clinical year of education and either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. HT applicants have no minimum GPA requirement, but other applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership abilities, professional goals, and community activities. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1992.

2641 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

Attn: Dale Behring Student Scholarships
2100 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612-3798
Tel: (312)738-1336
Free: 800-621-4142
Fax: (312)738-1619
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ascp.org

To provide funding to upper-division students enrolled in a medical technologist program.

Title of Award: Emil von Behring Medical Technologist Student Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 34 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled in the third or fourth year of an NAACLS-accredited medical technologist program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay on their professional goals and what makes them among the best students in the nation. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2004, is sponsored by Dade Behring Inc., a producer of clinical diagnostic products and systems.

2642 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EXTRA-CORPOREAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Attn: AmSECT Foundation
2209 Dickens Road
P.O. Box 11086
Richmond, VA 23230-1086
Tel: (804)565-6363
Fax: (804)282-0090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.amsect.org/scholarships/scholarships_grants.html

To provide financial assistance to student members of the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT) who are enrolled in a perfusion training program.

Title of Award: AmSECT Presidential Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to student members of the society who are enrolled in (or accepted at) an accredited perfusion training program. Applicants must have completed at least one quarter of the required course work and have at least a 2.75 GPA. They must submit 250-word essays on how they would improve AmSECT and how they could improve the perfusion profession. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: Funds for this program are provided by Terumo Cardiovascular Systems.

2643 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EXTRA-CORPOREAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Attn: AmSECT Foundation
2209 Dickens Road
P.O. Box 11086
Richmond, VA 23230-1086
Tel: (804)565-6363
Fax: (804)282-0090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.amsect.org/scholarships/scholarships_grants.html

To provide financial assistance to student members of the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT) who are enrolled in a perfusion training program.

Title of Award: AmSECT Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to student members of the society who are enrolled in (or accepted at) an accredited perfusion training program. Applicants must have completed at least one quarter of the required course work and have at least a 2.75 GPA. They must submit 250-word essays on how they would improve AmSECT and how they could improve the perfusion profession. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2644 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EXTRA-CORPOREAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Attn: AmSECT Foundation
2209 Dickens Road
P.O. Box 11086
Richmond, VA 23230-1086
Tel: (804)565-6363
Fax: (804)282-0090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.amsect.org/scholarships/scholarships_grants.html

To provide financial assistance to student members of the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT) who are enrolled in a perfusion training program.

Title of Award: Becky Cole Boswell Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to student members of the society who are enrolled in (or accepted at) an accredited perfusion training program. Applicants must have completed at least one quarter of the required course work and have at least a 2.75 GPA. They must submit 250-word essays on how they would improve AmSECT and how they could improve the perfusion profession. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2645 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EXTRA-CORPOREAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Attn: AmSECT Foundation
2209 Dickens Road
P.O. Box 11086
Richmond, VA 23230-1086
Tel: (804)565-6363
Fax: (804)282-0090
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.amsect.org/scholarships/scholarships_grants.html

To provide financial assistance to student members of the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT) who are enrolled in a perfusion training program.

Title of Award: Michael Dunaway Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to student members of the society who are enrolled in (or accepted at) an accredited perfusion training program. Applicants must have completed at least one quarter of the required course work and have at least a 2.75 GPA. They must submit 250-word essays on how they would improve AmSECT and how they could improve the perfusion profession. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year.

2646 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITY

Attn: Biomedical Division
600 North Plankinton Avenue
P.O. Box 3005
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005
Tel: (414)272-8575
Free: 800-248-1946
Fax: (414)272-1734
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.asq.org/biomed/scholarship/index.html

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students working on a degree in a field related to quality in the biomedical community.

Title of Award: William J. Feingold Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Biomedical sciences; Engineering, Biomedical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have completed at least 2 years of study in a program that involves the use of quality principles, concepts, and technologies in the biomedical community. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit essays on 1) their career objectives and how they relate to quality issues within the biomedical community; and 2) why quality systems are important in the biomedical community. Graduate students are eligible, but preference is given to undergraduates. Priority is given to students who 1) are enrolled in a technical or scientific course of study; 2) have a demonstrated contribution or participation in activities related to quality in the biomedical community; and 3) have a higher GPA or more compelling essay. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was approved in 2004. Information is also available from Hal Greenberg, 6 Coe Road, Framingham, MA 01701.

2647 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

Attn: ASRT Education and Research Foundation
15000 Central Avenue, S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3917
Tel: (505)298-4500
Free: 800-444-2778, ext. 2541
Fax: (505)298-5063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.asrt.org

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in entry-level radiologic sciences programs.

Title of Award: Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Radiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who are enrolled in an entry-level radiologic sciences program. Applicants must have a GPA in radiologic sciences core courses of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. They may not have a previous degree or certificate in the radiologic sciences. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 450 to 500 words on their reason for entering the radiologic sciences, career goals, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2648 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

Attn: ASRT Education and Research Foundation
15000 Central Avenue, S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3917
Tel: (505)298-4500
Free: 800-444-2778, ext. 2541
Fax: (505)298-5063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.asrt.org

To provide financial assistance to minority students enrolled in entry-level radiologic sciences programs.

Title of Award: Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Radiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $4,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African Americans, Native Americans (including American Indians, Eskimos, Hawaiians, and Samoans), Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders who are enrolled in an entry-level radiologic sciences program. Applicants must have a GPA in radiologic sciences core courses of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. They may not have a previous degree or certificate in the radiologic sciences. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 450 to 500 words on their reason for entering the radiologic sciences, career goals, and financial need. Only U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents are eligible. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2649 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

Attn: ASRT Education and Research Foundation
15000 Central Avenue, S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3917
Tel: (505)298-4500
Free: 800-444-2778, ext. 2541
Fax: (505)298-5063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.asrt.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) who are interested in continuing their education.

Title of Award: Siemens Scholar Award Program Area, Field, or Subject: Radiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 1 of these scholarships was awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to licensed radiologic technologists who are current members of ASRT and have worked in the radiologic sciences profession for at least 1 year during the past 5 years in a clinical or didactic setting. Applicants must have applied to 1) an accredited certificate program related to the radiologic sciences, or 2) a course of study at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral level intended to further their career. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 750 words or less that covers their professional, educational, and career goals and how this scholarship will help them achieve those goals. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by the Oncology Care Group of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

2650 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

Attn: ASRT Education and Research Foundation
15000 Central Avenue, S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3917
Tel: (505)298-4500
Free: 800-444-2778, ext. 2541
Fax: (505)298-5063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.asrt.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) who are interested in continuing their education.

Title of Award: Isadore N. Stern Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Radiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 9 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to licensed radiologic technologists who are current members of ASRT and have worked in the radiologic sciences profession for at least 1 year during the past 5 years in a clinical or didactic setting. Applicants must have applied to 1) an accredited certificate program related to the radiologic sciences, or 2) a course of study at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral level intended to further their career. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 750 words or less that covers their professional, educational, and career goals and how this scholarship will help them achieve those goals. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by E-Z-EM Inc.

2651 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

Attn: ASRT Education and Research Foundation
15000 Central Avenue, S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3917
Tel: (505)298-4500
Free: 800-444-2778, ext. 2541
Fax: (505)298-5063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.asrt.org

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in entry-level radiation therapy programs.

Title of Award: Varian Radiation Therapy Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Radiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 11 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who are enrolled in an entry-level radiation therapy program. Applicants must have a GPA in radiologic sciences core courses of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. They may not have a previous degree or certificate in radiation therapy. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 450 to 500 words on their reason for entering the radiologic sciences, career goals, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Support for this program is provided by Varian Medical Systems.

2652 ARIZONA PRIVATE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

202 East McDowell Road, Suite 273
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4536
Tel: (602)254-5199
Fax: (602)254-5073
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.arizonapsa.org/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Arizona who are interested in attending a career college to prepare for jobs in selected fields.

Title of Award: Arizona Private School Association Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Cosmetology; Criminal justice; Criminology; Health care services; Information science and technology; Law enforcement; Medicine, Holistic/alternative Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year at each high school in Arizona. Funds Available: The stipend is a $1,000 award certificate to be used to pay for tuition at a career college in Arizona. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors in Arizona who are interested in attending a career college in the state, to prepare for a career in such fields as computer or information technology, health care, cosmetology, massage, business, criminal justice, or health occupations. The sponsor provides 2 scholarships to each high school in the state. Recipients are then selected by the scholarship directors or counselors at their high school.

2653 ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION

Attn: AAMI Foundation Awards
1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22201-4795
Tel: (703)525-4890, ext. 232
Free: 800-332-2264, ext. 232
Fax: (703)276-0793
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aami.org/awards/tiscor.html

To provide financial assistance to mid-career biomedical professionals who wish to work on an undergraduate or advanced degree.

Title of Award: TISCOR/Herb Gardner Foundation Award Area, Field, or Subject: Biomedical sciences; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for this program must have been employed as a biomedical equipment technician or in a related technical service position for at least 3 years and show by their accomplishments, training, and employment that they are committed to the technical service field. They must be interested in advancing their career by working on an undergraduate or advanced degree or completing training at an appropriate technical school. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Support for this program, which began in 1999, is provided by TISCOR.

2654 ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS

Attn: Education Department
7108-C South Alton Way
Englewood, CO 80112-2106
Tel: (303)694-9130
Fax: (303)694-9169
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ast.org

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a surgical technology program.

Title of Award: Thomson Delmar Learning Surgical Technology Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology; Surgery Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled or accepted in a surgical technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word statement on their professional goals, strengths as a student, and reasons for wanting to enter the surgical technology profession. Selection is based on academic achievement and progress and on the ability to communicate clearly and effectively through writing skills. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Thomson Delmar Learning.

2655 ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS

Attn: Education Department
7108-C South Alton Way
Englewood, CO 80112-2106
Tel: (303)694-9130
Fax: (303)694-9169
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ast.org

To provide financial assistance to students who are preparing for a career in surgical technology.

Title of Award: Foundation for Surgical Technology Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology; Surgery Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: At least 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must have been selected by an appropriate group at a sponsoring institution (no more than 3 scholarship applications may be submitted each year from a sponsoring institution). They must be currently enrolled in a surgical technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), have demonstrated superior academic ability, and have a need for financial assistance. Selection is based first on academic excellence and then on financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2656 BETHESDA LUTHERAN HOMES AND SERVICES, INC.

Attn: National Christian Resource Center
600 Hoffmann Drive
Watertown, WI 53094
Tel: (920)261-3050
Free: 800-369-4636, ext. 3418
Fax: (920)262-6513
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blhs.org/youth/scholarships

To provide financial assistance to college students who are Lutherans and interested in preparing for a career in the field of developmental disabilities.

Title of Award: Development Disabilities Scholastic Excellence Award for Lutheran College Students Area, Field, or Subject: Disabilities Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be active communicant members of a Lutheran congregation; have at least sophomore status at a college or university or be classified as a full-time junior or senior; have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; and be interested in preparing for a career in the field of developmental disabilities. Along with their application, they must submit 1) an essay of 250 to 500 words on the career they are planning, why they chose that particular career goal, how they are preparing for that career, and why they would like to receive this scholarship; 2) 4 letters of recommendation; 3) an official college transcript; 4) a 1-page autobiographical narrative, detailing their academic and community honors, awards, and activities; and 5) documentation that they have completed at least 100 hours of volunteer and/or paid work to benefit people who are developmentally disabled. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2657 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER SAN DIEGO

Attn: Scholarships
4635 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92117
Tel: (619)298-3520; (866)SD-YOUTH
Fax: (619)298-3615
Web Site: http://www.sdyouth.org/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to graduating male high school seniors who plan to study designated fields in college.

Title of Award: Spence Reese Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Engineering; Law; Medicine; Political science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year: 1 in each of the designated fields. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be graduating male high school seniors planning to study law, medicine, engineering, or political science in college. They may live anywhere in the United States, but must attend an interview in San Diego, California. Selection is based on academic standing, potential for good citizenship, academic ability, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Travel expenses for the interview are reimbursed by the sponsor. A $10 processing fee must accompany all applications.

2658 BROWN AND CALDWELL

Attn: Scholarship Program
201 North Civic Drive, Suite 115
P.O. Box 8045
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Tel: (925)937-9010
Fax: (925)937-9026
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brownandcaldwell.com

To provide financial assistance to minority students working on an undergraduate degree in an environmental or engineering field.

Title of Award: Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Civil; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geology; Hydrology; Industrial hygiene; Toxicology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of minority groups (African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and Alaska Natives) who are full-time students in their junior year at an accredited 4-year college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or an environmental science (e.g., biology, ecology, geology, hydrogeology, industrial hygiene, toxicology). Along with their application, they must submit an essay (up to 250 words) on why they chose to major in an environmental discipline. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident and available to participate in a summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell office. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: As part of the paid summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell office at 1 of more than 40 cities in the country, the program provides a mentor to guide the intern through the company's information and communications resources.

2659 BROWN AND CALDWELL

Attn: Scholarship Program
201 North Civic Drive, Suite 115
P.O. Box 8045
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Tel: (925)937-9010
Fax: (925)937-9026
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brownandcaldwell.com

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students working on a degree in an environmental or engineering field.

Title of Award: Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Civil; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geology; Hydrology; Industrial hygiene; Toxicology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled as full-time students in their junior year at an accredited 4-year college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or an environmental science (e.g., biology, ecology, geology, hydrogeology, industrial hygiene, toxicology). Along with their application, they must submit an essay (up to 250 words) on why they chose to major in an environmental discipline. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was first awarded in 1999.

2660 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN OF VIRGINIA

Attn: Virginia BPW Foundation
P.O. Box 4842
McLean, VA 22103-4842
Web Site: http://www.bpwva.org/Foundation.shtml

To provide financial assistance to mature women in Virginia who are interested in upgrading their skills or education at a college, law school, or medical school in the state.

Title of Award: Buena M. Chesshir Memorial Women's Educational Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Law; Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $100 to $1,000 per year; funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, transportation, living expenses, and dependent care. Duration: Recipients must complete their course of study within 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are residents of Virginia, U.S. citizens, and at least 25 years of age. Applicants must have been accepted into an accredited program or course of study at a Virginia institution, have a definite plan to use their training to improve their chances for upward mobility in the work force, and be graduating within 2 years. Undergraduate applicants may by majoring in any field, but graduate student applicants must be working on a degree in law or medicine. Selection is based on demonstrated financial need and defined career goals. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2661 CALIFORNIA GRANGE FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Desk
2101 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Tel: (916)454-5805
Fax: (916)739-8189
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.grangeonline.org

To provide financial assistance for college to students who are interested in studying a field that will benefit deaf people.

Title of Award: California Grange Foundation Deaf Activities Committee Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Hearing and deafness Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are just entering, continuing, or returning to college to pursue studies that will benefit the deaf and hearing impaired community. Applicants must be members of a subordinate Grange in California. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 100-word essay on "How I became interested in helping the deaf and hard of hearing communities;" 2) a letter describing their future goals and plans; 3) a current resume of all activities and awards, particularly in the area of sign language and the deaf and hard of hearing communities; 4) 4 letters of recommendation; and 5) documentation of financial need. Community service and involvement are given special consideration in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2662 CALIFORNIA RURAL INDIAN HEALTH BOARD, INC.

Attn: Administrative Services Department
4400 Auburn Boulevard, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95841
Tel: (916)929-9761
Free: 800-274-4288
Fax: (916)929-7246
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.crihb.org/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to California Indians working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health-related field.

Title of Award: Phillip R. Lee Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies; a total of $25,000 is available to this program each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $300 to $2,500. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed as long as the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to California Indians who have completed at least 1 semester of undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited college or vocational program. Applicants must be enrolled in a health or related field of study and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must submit tribal certification from their tribe or the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February or June of each year.

2663 CAREER COLLEGES & SCHOOLS OF TEXAS

P.O. Box 140647
Austin, TX 78714-0647
Tel: (512)454-8626
Fax: (512)454-3036
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.colleges-schools.org/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Texas who are interested in attending a career college and majoring in selected fields.

Title of Award: Career Colleges & Schools of Texas Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Cosmetology; Criminal justice; Criminology; Health care services; Information science and technology; Law enforcement; Medicine, Holistic/alternative; Welding Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 6,000 each year (4 at each of the 1,500 high schools in the state). Funds Available: The stipend is a $1,000 award certificate to be used to pay for tuition at any of the 44 career colleges in Texas. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors in Texas who are interested in attending a career college in the state, to prepare for a career in such fields as computer or information technology, health care, cosmetology, massage, business, criminal justice, welding, or health occupations. The sponsor provides 4 scholarships to each of the 1,500 high schools in the state. Recipients are then selected by the scholarship directors or counselors at their high school. Selection criteria vary by school but usually include academic excellence, financial need, and/or student leadership.

2664 CARPE DIEM FOUNDATION OF ILLINOIS

Attn: Executive Director
P.O. Box 3194
Chicago, IL 60690-3194
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.carpediemfoundation.org

To provide financial assistance to entering or continuing undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in specified fields.

Title of Award: Carpe Diem Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture; Art; Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Education; Engineering, Biomedical; Medicine; Music; Music composition; Political science; Science; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 17 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range from $2,500 to $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years if the recipient maintains a GPA of "B+"or higher, full-time enrollment, and participation in activities that improve the quality of the academic and social life of their community.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduates majoring or planning to major in the following 6 areas: 1) political science; 2) pre-med, biomedical engineering, biology, and chemistry; 3) science and technology; 4) education; 5) art and architecture; and 6) music performance or composition. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 200-word essay on their accomplishments during high school in which they take the greatest pride; 2) a 200-word essay on their family, especially with regard to service occupations and involvement in community organizations; and 3) a 500-word essay explaining why they have chosen their course of study. Music and art applicants must also submit samples of their work. Preference is given to students whose parents are or have been employed in education; local, state, or federal government; social service; public health (including medical providers); the administration of justice; and the fine arts. Selection is based on demonstrated leadership, community service, character, academics, and potential to improve the quality of human life. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, but they may be residents of any state. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2002. There is a $14 application fee.

2665 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR GREATER ATLANTA, INC.

50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 449
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: (404)688-5525
Fax: (404)688-3060
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.atlcf.org/GrantsScholarships/Scholarships/SteveDearduff.aspx

To provide financial assistance to Georgia residents who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree, especially in medicine or social work.

Title of Award: Steve Dearduff Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Medicine; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 7 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range up to $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to legal residents of Georgia who are enrolled in or accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning on the undergraduate or graduate school level. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of outstanding community service and potential for success in their chosen field. They must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Preference is given to candidates entering the fields of medicine (research or clinical practice) or social work. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2666 CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE

c/o Jodie Hellman, Scholarship Chair
376 Old Woodbury Road
Southbury, CT 06488
Tel: (203)264-7921
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ctahperd.org/mary_benevento.htm

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Connecticut who are interested in studying health, physical education, recreation, or dance in college.

Title of Award: Mary Benevento Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Funds are paid to the recipient's college or university to be applied toward tuition, books, room, and board. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors at high schools in Connecticut. Applicants must be interested in attending a college or university that offers a bachelor's degree in order to prepare for a career in the professional studies of health (defined as school health teaching, not nursing, public health, or psychology), physical education, recreation, or dance. They must submit a 300-word statement describing the educational objectives that qualify them for the scholarship award and summarizing their school and out-of-school activities and accomplishments. Selection is based on that essay, academic achievement, honors and awards, school and community extracurricular activities, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2667 CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE

c/o Jodie Hellman, Scholarship Chair
376 Old Woodbury Road
Southbury, CT 06488
Tel: (203)264-7921
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ctahperd.org/laemel.htm

To provide financial assistance to college juniors and seniors from Connecticut who are interested in preparing for a career in health, physical education, recreation, or dance.

Title of Award: Gibson-Laemel Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Funds are paid to the recipient's college or university to be applied toward tuition, books, room, and board. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Connecticut who are entering their junior or senior year of college and preparing for a career in the professional studies of health (defined as school health teaching, not nursing, public health, or psychology), physical education, recreation, or dance. Applicants must submit 1) a 350-word statement expressing their thoughts and feelings on why they are entering the field of health, physical education, recreation, or dance; 2) transcripts (with a GPA of 2.7 or higher); and 3) letters of recommendation from 2 professionally related sources. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2668 CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Education and Employment Information Center
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
Tel: (860)947-1846
Free: 800-842-0229 within CT
Fax: (860)947-1311
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ctdhe.org/SFA/sfa.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in Connecticut who are preparing for a career as a special education teacher.

Title of Award: Connecticut Special Education Teacher Incentive Grant Area, Field, or Subject: Education, Special; Hearing and deafness; Visual impairment Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year for full-time study or $2,000 per year for part-time graduate study. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time juniors and seniors and graduate students (full or part time) who are residents of Connecticut. Applicants must be enrolled in 1) special education teacher preparation programs at selected universities in Connecticut; or 2) out-of-state teacher preparation programs seeking cross-endorsement for teaching "low-incidence student" areas. They must be nominated by the dean of education at their school and have a stated intent to teach in a Connecticut public school, an approved private special education facility, or a Regional Educational Service Center. Priority is given to minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and Native American) and bilingual students and to Connecticut residents enrolled in an approved out-of-state program. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year. Additional Information: The approved in-state programs are at Central Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, Saint Joseph College, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut, and University of Hartford. The programs for students seeking cross-endorsement certification for teaching students who are blind and partially-sighted or visually impaired are at Hunter College of CUNY (New York, New York), Dominican College (Orangeburg, New York), Teachers College of Columbia University (New York, New York), and University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado). The programs for students seeking cross-endorsement certification for teaching students who are deaf or hearing-impaired are at Hunter College, Teachers College, Clarke School for the Deaf at Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts), and Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts).

2669 COOK INLET REGION, INC.

Attn: CIRI Foundation
2600 Cordova Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, AK 99503
Tel: (907)263-5582
Free: 800-764-3382
Fax: (907)263-5588
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ciri.com/tcf/scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate studies in selected fields to Alaska Natives who are original enrollees to Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) and their lineal descendants.

Title of Award: CIRI Foundation Special Excellence Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Education; Engineering; General studies/Field of study not specified; Health care services; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $18,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Alaska Native enrollees to CIRI under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 and their lineal descendants. There are no Alaska residency requirements or age limitations. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled full time in a 4-year undergraduate or a graduate degree program. They must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Preference is given to students working on a degree in business, education, mathematics, sciences, health services, or engineering. Selection is based on academic achievement, rigor of course work or degree program, quality of a statement of purpose, student financial contribution, financial need, grade level, previous work performance, education and community activities, letters of recommendation, seriousness of purpose, and practicality of educational and professional goals. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1997. Recipients must enroll in school on a full-time basis.

2670 DELTA GAMMA FOUNDATION

Attn: Director of Scholarships,
Fellowships and Loans
3250 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 21397
Columbus, OH 43221-0397
Tel: (614)481-8169
Fax: (614)481-0133
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.deltagamma.org/scholarships_for_undergrad.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college to members of Delta Gamma sorority, especially those interested in alcohol/drug education.

Title of Award: Lisa Marie Whalen Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Substance abuse Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Funds are sent directly to the university or college to be used for tuition, books, laboratory fees, room, and board. They may not be used for sorority dues, house fees, or other chapter expenses. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to initiated members of a collegiate chapter of Delta Gamma in the United States or Canada who have completed 3 semesters or 5 quarters of their college course and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit a 1- to 2-page essay in which they introduce themselves, including their career goals, reasons for applying for this scholarship, and the impact Delta Gamma has had on their life. Selection is based on scholastic excellence and participation in chapter, campus, and community leadership activities. Preference is given to candidates who have been effective in alcohol and/or drug education. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Kelly Huckaby, 3609 West Tacon Street, Tampa, FL 33629, E-mail: [email protected]

2671 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.-PROVIDENCE ALUMNAE CHAPTER

Attn: Financial Awards Review Committee
P.O. Box 40175
Providence, RI 02904-0175
Web Site: http://www.dstprovidencealumnae.com

To provide financial assistance to African American female high school seniors from Rhode Island who are either physically challenged or planning to prepare for a health-related career.

Title of Award: Hernandez-Lopes Award Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound African American women who are seniors graduating from high schools in Rhode Island. Applicants must be either 1) physically challenged, or 2) preparing for a career in a health-related field. They must submit a current official transcript, letter of recommendation, documentation of financial need, and an essay describing their career goals, community service activities, educational accomplishments, and personal interests and talents. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2672 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of Special Education Programs
Attn: Research to Practice Division
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3080
Washington, DC 20202-2641
Tel: (202)401-7659
Fax: (202)205-0376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ed.gov

To provide funding to postsecondary students for research on special education and related services for children with disabilities.

Title of Award: Student-Initiated Research Project Grants to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Area, Field, or Subject: Disabilities; Education, Special Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Postdoctoral, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 12 grants were available from this program. Funds Available: Maximum annual grants are $20,000. Funding is provided for the cost of such items as data collection, data analysis, travel, materials, necessary equipment, communications, and report preparation. Awards do not include salary or stipend support for the student or fees to paid members of the student's committee or to faculty members at the university the student attends. Duration: Up to 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements: Applications are accepted from principal investigators who will serve as a mentor to an undergraduate or graduate student researcher. The project must focus on special education and related services for children with disabilities and early intervention services for infants and toddlers. Applicants and resulting projects must involve individuals with disabilities or parents of individuals with disabilities in planning, implementing, and evaluating the project. Projects must also make positive efforts to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities. Selection is based on significance of the project (20 points), quality of the project design (35 points), quality of project personnel (20 points), quality of the management plan (15 points), and adequacy of resources (10 points). Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

2673 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Attn: Pastor Kathryn Schneider-Bryan
302 Fifth Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301
Tel: (320)251-0804
Fax: (320)251-0878
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fumc-stcloud.org

To provide financial assistance to members of United Methodist churches in the Minnesota Conference who are interested in preparing for a career in an area that will benefit people and the environment.

Title of Award: Doreene Cater Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Medicine; Religion; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,500, depending on the need of the recipient and the number of applicants. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of United Methodist churches in the Minnesota Conference who are interested in a career in such areas as education, medicine, environmental sciences, seminary education, and social service. Applicants must be entering at least their sophomore year. They must submit 2 letters of reference and transcripts of previous work. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2674 GRACE FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 924
Menlo Park, CA 94026-0924

To provide financial assistance to students from developing areas of the world who are interested in becoming Christian ministers and professional workers in their country.

Title of Award: Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Health care services; Religion; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Funds Available: Award amounts range up to $2,500 per year, depending upon the recipient's needs. Funds are sent directly to the recipient's school and must be used to pay tuition for full-time attendance at an accredited college or university (not room, board, or travel expenses). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years (or graduation, whichever comes first) if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and full-time status.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet all of the following requirements: 1) satisfactory completion of 1 or more years at an accredited 4-year college or university in or near their native country or in a developed country where specialized training is offered (special permission may be granted for Bible schools which offer in-depth postsecondary school training); 2) excellent character "with a strong Christian witness;" 3) strong academic achievement (at least a 3.0 GPA); 4) for students studying in the United States: a minimum TOEFL score of 500; 5) financial need; and 6) ability to express themselves clearly. Preference is given to students who, upon completion of their studies, express a strong commitment to return to their native country to provide Christian ministry, teaching, health care, or welfare assistance to the poor and uneducated there. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2675 GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
1600 Huntington Square
900 Lee Street, East
P.O. Box 3041
Charleston, WV 25331-3041
Tel: (304)346-3620
Fax: (304)346-3640
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tgkvf.com/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance to students in West Virginia who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field related to health care finance.

Title of Award: Willard H. Erwin, Jr. Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Finance; Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: Normally, 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of West Virginia who are entering their junior, senior, or graduate year of study at a public college or university in the state. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate good moral character. Preference is given to students working on a degree in business or some phase of health care finance. Selection is based on financial need, academic performance, leadership abilities, and contributions to school and community. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by the West Virginia Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

2676 HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION-GEORGIA CHAPTER

c/o Judy King Williams, Awards Chair
McKesson Information Solutions
5995 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Tel: (404)338-3749
Fax: (404)338-6101
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.georgiahfma.org/scholarships.asp

To provide financial assistance to members of the Georgia chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) who are planning to enter the health care financial management industry.

Title of Award: O.J. Booker Scholarship Award Area, Field, or Subject: Finance; Health care services; Management Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to student members of the HFMA Georgia chapter who are nominated by a chapter member. Letters of nomination should include the place of employment, degree of program being pursued, and reason for nomination. Nominees must be enrolled full time in a program to prepare for a career in the health care financial management industry. Additional Information: This program was established in 1987.

2677 HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONNEW HAMPSHIRE/VERMONT CHAPTER

c/o Jeffrey D. Walla, Scholarship Committee
Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker
46 Centerra Parkway, Suite 210
Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: (603)653-0015
Fax: (603)640-6195
Web Site: http://www.nhvthfma.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the New Hampshire/Vermont chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) who are working on a degree in health care financial management.

Title of Award: New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter HFMA Continuing Education Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Finance; Health care services; Management Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $1,000. Funds are paid directly to the school. Duration: Funding is provided for 1 course; recipients may apply for support for 1 additional course if they earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the first course.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to chapter members who are enrolled in a bachelor's or master's program at an accredited college or university in the field of health care finance or administration. Applicants must have accumulated at least 40 founders award points. They may only apply for 1 course per college term. Along with their application, they must submit a description of their financial need, the benefit they will receive by attending the course, their desire to further their education, and anything else they feel is important. The program in which they wish to enroll may be located in any state. Deadline for Receipt: October or May of each year.

2678 HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION-VIRGINIA CHAPTER

c/o Herbert D. Harvey, Scholarship Committee Chair
Obici Health System
2800 Godwin Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23435
Tel: (757)934-4642
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vahfma.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the Virginia chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) who are interested in a program of continuing education.

Title of Award: Robert H. Thomas Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Finance; Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to HFMA members in Virginia who are interested in working on an advanced degree, completing a certification program, taking undergraduate courses, or engaging in other educational activities to enhance their career. Selection is based primarily on a 2-page essay that describes their academic goals, how the scholarship will help them achieve those goals, and how they expect their career to be improved. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2679 HEALTHCARE INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOCIETY

Attn: HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Program Coordinator
230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60611-3269
Tel: (312)664-4467
Fax: (312)664-6143
Web Site: http://www.himss.org/asp/scholarships.asp

To provide financial assistance to upper-division and graduate student members of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) who are interested in the field of health care information and management systems.

Title of Award: HIMSS Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Industrial; Health care services; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Operations research Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 to an undergraduate student, 1 to a master's degree student, and 1 to a Ph.D. candidate. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. The award also includes an all-expense paid trip to the annual HIMSS conference and exhibition. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to student members of the society, although an application for membership, including dues, may accompany the scholarship application. Applicants must be upper-division or graduate students enrolled in an accredited program designed to prepare them for a career in health care information or management systems, which may include industrial engineering, health care informatics, operations research, computer science and information systems, mathematics, and quantitative programs in business administration and hospital administration. Selection is based on academic achievement and demonstration of leadership potential, including communication skills and participation in society activity. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1986 for undergraduate and master's degree students. The first Ph.D. scholarship was awarded in 2002.

2680 HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND INSTITUTE

1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 632
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)296-0009
Fax: (202)296-3633
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hsfi.org/scholarships/energy.asp

To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in designated business, engineering, and science fields related to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals of environmental restoration and waste management.

Title of Award: Environmental Management Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Agricultural; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Mechanical; Engineering, Metallurgical; Engineering, Nuclear; Engineering, Petroleum; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Epidemiology; Geology; Health care services; Hydrology; Management; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Radiology; Systems engineering; Toxicology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year for 4-year university students or $2,000 per year for community college students. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Hispanic background who have completed at least 12 undergraduate credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career supportive of the DOE goals of environmental restoration and waste management. Eligible academic majors are in the fields of business (management and system analysis), engineering (agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical, nuclear, and petroleum), and science (applied math/physics, chemistry, computer science, ecology, environmental, epidemiology, geology, health physics, hydrology, radiochemistry, radio-ecology, and toxicology). Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on 1) how their academic major, interests, and career goals correspond to environmental restoration and waste management issues; and 2) how their Hispanic background and family upbringing have influenced their academic and personal goals. Selection is based on the essay, academic record, academic plans and career goals, financial need, commitment to DOE's goal of environmental restoration and waste management, and a letter of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program, which began in 1990, is sponsored by DOE's Office of Environmental Management. Recipients must enroll full time at a college or university in the United States.

2681 HOPI TRIBE

Attn: Office of Education
P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
Tel: (928)734-3533
Free: 800-762-9630
Fax: (928)734-9575
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hopi.nsn.us/education_htgsp.asp

To encourage Hopi students to get an undergraduate or graduate degree in an area of interest to the Hopi Tribe.

Title of Award: Hopi Tribal Priority Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Education; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Health care services; Law; Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend covers all educational expenses. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe. They must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students whose degree is in a subject area that is of priority interest to the Hopi Tribe. Those areas are law, natural resources, education, medicine, health, engineering, or business. This is a highly competitive scholarship. Selection is based on academic merit and the likelihood that the applicants will use their training and expertise for tribal goals and objectives. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must attend school on a full-time basis.

2682 ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE

Attn: Executive Secretary
1713 South West Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Tel: (217)245-6413
Fax: (217)245-5261
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iahperd.org/textpages/grants/scholarships.php

To provide financial assistance to upper-division students in Illinois who are majoring in health, physical education, recreation, or dance.

Title of Award: IAHPERD Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 6 each year: 1 at $1,000 and 5 at $750. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $750. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to juniors and seniors at colleges and universities in Illinois who are enrolled as a major in a professional program in health, physical education, recreation, or dance. Applicants must submit a personal letter explaining why they chose to go into their field and where they see themselves professionally in 5 years. Selection is based on that letter, involvement in professional organizations, involvement in extracurricular activities, involvement in community organizations, transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2683 ILLINOIS STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Scholarship and Grant Services
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
Tel: (847)948-8550
Free: 800-899-ISAC
Fax: (847)831-8549
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.collegezone.com

To provide scholarship/loans to college students in Illinois who are interested in training or retraining for a teaching career in academic shortage areas.

Title of Award: Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Education, Bilingual and cross-cultural; Education, Early childhood; Education, Elementary; Education, Music; Education, Physical; Education, Secondary; Education, Special; Hearing and deafness; Visual impairment Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Funds Available: This program pays tuition and fees, room and board, or a commuter allowance at academic institutions in Illinois. The maximum award is $5,000 or $10,000 (and may even be increased by an additional $5,000), depending on the teaching commitment the recipient makes. Funds are paid directly to the school. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients must agree to teach in an Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or secondary school for 1 year for each full year of assistance received. The teaching obligation must be completed within 5 years of completion of the degree or certificate program for which the scholarship was awarded. That time period may be extended if the recipient serves in the U.S. armed forces, enrolls full time in a graduate program related to teaching, becomes temporarily disabled, is unable to find employment as a teacher, or takes additional courses on at least a half-time basis to teach in a specialized teacher shortage discipline. Recipients who fail to honor this work obligation must repay the award with interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Illinois residents who are enrolled at the junior level or higher at an institution of higher education in the state. Applicants must be planning to prepare for a career as a preschool, elementary, or secondary school teacher. Preference is given to students working on a degree in designated teacher shortage disciplines, making a commitment to teach at a hard-to-staff school, and/or planning to teach minority students. Recently, the teacher shortage disciplines included behavior disordered, bilingual teacher (K-12), cross categorical (seeking certification in 2 or more areas of special education), general special education (including blind and deaf specialties and early childhood special education), learning disabled, mathematics (K-12), music (K-12), physical education (K-12), reading and English language arts (K-12), and speech and language impaired. Preference is given to renewal applicants. Selection is based on cumulative GPA, expected family contribution, and minority student status. Deadline for Receipt: Priority consideration is given to applications submitted by February of each year. Additional Information: This program was formerly known as the David A. DeBolt Teacher Shortage Scholarship Program.

2684 ILLINOIS STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Scholarship and Grant Services
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
Tel: (847)948-8550
Free: 800-899-ISAC
Fax: (847)831-8549
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.collegezone.com

To provide scholarship/loans to students in Illinois who are interested in training or retraining for a career in special education.

Title of Award: Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program Area, Field, or Subject: Disabilities; Education, Special Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate, Professional Number Awarded: 250 each year. Funds Available: This program waives tuition and fees at 12 participating Illinois public 4-year universities. Recipients must agree to teach full time in a special education discipline at an Illinois public, private, or parochial school for 2 of the 5 years immediately following graduation or termination of enrollment. That teaching requirement may be postponed if the recipient serves in the U.S. armed forces, enrolls full time in a graduate or postgraduate program, becomes temporarily disabled, is unable to find employment as a teacher, or withdraws from a course of study leading to a teacher certification in special education but remains enrolled full time in another academic discipline. Participants who fail to fulfill that teaching requirement must repay the entire amount of the tuition waiver prorated to the fraction of the teaching requirement not completed, plus interest at a rate of 5% per year. Duration: Up to 4 continuous calendar years.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for support under this program are Illinois residents who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an Illinois public institution of higher education to prepare for a career as a public, private, or parochial elementary or secondary school teacher in the state. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students seeking certification in an area of special education. They must rank in the upper half of their Illinois high school graduating class. Current teachers who have a valid teaching certificate that is not in the discipline of special education are also eligible. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The participating universities are Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Springfield, University of Illinois at Urbana, and Western Illinois University.

2685 INDIANA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION, INC.

P.O. Box 33
Knightstown, IN 46148-0033
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.indianabpwfoundation.org

To provide financial assistance to women in Indiana who are enrolled as upper-division undergraduates in a medical field.

Title of Award: Dr. Bertha Beazley Memorial Endowed Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who have been an Indiana resident for at least 1 year. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of a 4-year undergraduate program in a medical field. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a statement (up to 200 words) on their career goals and how their education relates to those goals, and 2) documentation of financial need. Preference is given to students attending an Indiana college or university. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2686 INDIANA FARM BUREAU, INC.

Attn: Field Services Division
225 South East Street
P.O. Box 1290
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1290
Tel: (317)692-7814
Free: 800-FARM-BUR
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.infarmbureau.org/education/stackhouse.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of the Indiana Farm Bureau who are interested in additional study in fields related to agriculture.

Title of Award: Marion Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Agricultural sciences; Biological and clinical sciences; Consumer affairs; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Food science and technology; Landscape architecture and design; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A total of $1,000 is available for this program each year. Duration: This is a 1-time award.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Indiana Farm Bureau members who are interested in attending a workshop, seminar, credit or noncredit class, or degree program. Applicants must be studying an agricultural area, including food science, consumer and family sciences, veterinary medicine, biotechnology, landscape architecture, or environmental sciences. Selection is based on community and/or leadership involvement, family Farm Bureau involvement, motivation, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year.

2687 INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE RAINBOW FOR GIRLS-GRAND ASSEMBLY OF CALIFORNIA

California Rainbow Scholarship Committee
c/o Karen Cannon, Chair
4251 Saratoga Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Tel: (530)223-9130
Web Site: http://www.caiorg.org

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in California, especially those who are interested in studying a medical field.

Title of Award: Jessie D. Nelson Medical Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Rainbow Girls in California who are graduating high school seniors. Preference is given to students planning to enter a medical field. Applicants must have been an active member during the year they are applying and may not be over 20 years of age. Along with their application, they must submit a brief essay on their career goals, how they plan to accomplish those, personal philosophy, and any unusual family or financial circumstances. Selection is based on that essay, Rainbow activities, school and community activities, a transcript, a financial report, a confidential report from a high school official, and letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2688 IOWA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION

Attn: Agricultural Foundation
5400 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Tel: (515)225-5418
Fax: (515)225-5419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ifbf.org

To provide financial assistance for college to children of members of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) interested in studying an agricultural-related field in college.

Title of Award: Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Agribusiness; Agricultural sciences; Agriculture, Economic aspects; Education; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Forestry; Health care services; Horticulture; Marketing and distribution; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 54 each year: 6 in each of the 9 IFBF districts. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher in college.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to the children of members of the federation who are planning to attend or are currently attending an accredited college, university, or community college. Applicants must be working toward a degree in 1 of the following occupational areas related to agriculture or agribusiness: production, horticulture, sales and service, products and processing, forestry, conservation, mechanization, research, economics, education, or agricultural health (occupational health and/or veterinary science). They must submit a 500-word essay on their professional goals and objectives, including the contributions they expect to make to agriculture and/or agribusiness and the rural community and how this scholarship will help them achieve those goals. Selection is based on that essay, academic performance and honors, ACT score, class rank, 2 letters of recommendation, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2689 IOWA STUDENT LOAN LIQUIDITY CORPORATION

6805 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266-9307
Tel: (515)243-5626
Free: 800-243-7552
Fax: (515)243-5472
Web Site: http://www.studentloan.org

To provide loans for college to residents of Iowa and students majoring in designated fields at schools in the state.

Title of Award: Iowa Partnership Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Art; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; General studies/Field of study not specified; Health care services; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Loan limits are set at $20,000 per year, with a cumulative maximum of $80,000 per student. Both fixed (Partnership I) and variable (Partnership II) interest rate plans are available. Currently, fixed interest rates are 8.4% and variable interest rates are 2.3% above Iowa Student Loan's COF Index but capped at 19.6%. The origination fee is 1% of the loan for fixed rate loans with a co-signer, 5% for variable rate loans with a co-signer, or 9% for any loan without a co-signer. Repayment may take place over as long as 20 years. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Iowa residents who attend eligible schools anywhere in the country and residents of other states attending an accredited Iowa college or university. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen who is at least 18 years of age (or an emancipated minor, or a minor with an eligible co-signer). They must be majoring in a designated field (currently: business, computer science, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts, or veterinary medicine). Students who apply alone must meet approved credit standards, have been employed continuously over the last 2 years, have an annual income of at least $15,000, and have all outstanding accounts current. If they cannot meet those requirements, they must either apply with a co-signer who meets those criteria or pay a higher origination fee. Additional Information: This program was originated by Iowa Student Loan in conjunction with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. Loans are dispersed and serviced by Iowa Student Loan. Non-Iowa resident loans are funded by Principal Bank and serviced by Iowa Student Loan.

2690 KANSAS FEDERATION OF BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUBS, INC.

Attn: Kansas BPW Educational Foundation
c/o Diane Smith, Executive Secretary
10418 Haskins Lenexa, KS 66215-2162
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bpwkansas.org/bpw_foundation.htm

To provide financial assistance to residents of Kansas who are preparing for a career in a health profession in the state.

Title of Award: Elsie Borck Health Care Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Kansas residents (men and women) who are at least a college junior and preparing to practice in a health profession in the state. Applicants must submit a 3-page personal biography in which they express their career goals, the direction they want to take in the future, their proposed field of study, their reason for selecting that field, the institutions they plan to attend and why, their circumstances for reentering school (if a factor), and what makes them uniquely qualified for this scholarship. They must also be able to document financial need. Applications must be submitted through a local organization of the sponsor. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year.

2691 LEGACY, INC.

P.O. Box 3813
Montgomery, AL 36109
Tel: (334)270-5921
Free: 800-240-5115 within AL
Fax: (334)270-5527
Web Site: http://www.legacyenved.org/fund/fund_college.htm

To provide financial assistance to upper-division and graduate students in Alabama who are interested in preparing for an environmentally-related career.

Title of Award: Legacy Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Education; Environmental conservation; Environmental law; Environmental science; Geography; Medicine; Public administration; Public relations Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 20 each year: 10 to undergraduates, 4 to master's degree students, and 6 to doctoral students. Funds Available: Undergraduates receive up to $1,500; graduate students receive up to $2,000. Duration: 1 year,

Eligibility Requirements: Open to upper-division (juniors and seniors) and graduate students who reside in Alabama, are enrolled in a college or university in the state, and are planning to prepare for an environmentallyrelated career. Given the interdisciplinary nature of environmental education, it is not a requirement that all applicants have an environmental title attached to their major; some examples of career fields that have been funded in the past include: business, education, government, law, medicine, public relations, and geography. Finalists are interviewed. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Legacy's scholarship funds are made available, in part, from proceeds derived from the sale of Alabama's "Protect Our Environment" license tag.

2692 MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE COLLEGES AND CAREER SCHOOLS

Attn: Scholarship Committee
3100 Dunglow Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
Tel: (410)282-4012
Fax: (410)282-4133
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mapccs.org/scholarships-c.html

To provide financial assistance to students interested in attending selected private career schools in Maryland.

Title of Award: Maryland Association of Private Colleges and Career Schools Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Broadcasting; Cosmetology; Drafting; Health care services; Mechanics and repairs; Medicine, Holistic/alternative; Secretarial sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: Varies each year; since the program was established in 1983, more than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded. Funds Available: Individual awards range from $500 to more than $5,000. The H.R. Leslie Scholarship is $1,000. Funds must be applied for full or partial payment of tuition. Recently, a total of $164,000 was awarded. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and graduates who are interested in attending a participating private career school in Maryland. Applicants should be interested in working on a degree in such business or technical areas as cosmetology, barbering, diesel mechanics, automotive technology, massage therapy, allied health, secretarial sciences, or drafting. The H.R. Leslie Scholarship is open to any student who applies to a member school. Selection is based on GPA, involvement in school and community activities, recommendations from school officials, desire, and potential to succeed in their career field. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: The participating schools are All State Career School (Baltimore) American Beauty Academy (Wheaton), Americare School of Allied Health (Silver Spring), Avara's Academy of Hair Design (Baltimore), Baltimore School of Massage, Baltimore Studio of Hair Design, Bladensburg Barber School (Bladensburg), Broadcasting Institute of Maryland (Baltimore), Diesel Institute of America (Grantsville), Frederick School of Cosmetology (Frederick), Hair Academy (New Carrollton), Holistic Massage Training Institute (Baltimore), International Beauty School (Bel Air), Lincoln Technical Institute (Columbia), Medix School (Towson), Savage Neon (Baltimore), and Von Lee School of Aesthetics (Pikesville). Scholarships can be used only to attend the schools listed above.

2693 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4574
Free: 800-974-1024, ext. 4574
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_fire.asp

To provide financial assistance for college and graduate school to fire fighters, ambulance, and rescue squad members in Maryland.

Title of Award: Maryland Fire Fighter, Ambulance, and Rescue Squad Member Tuition Reimbursement Program Area, Field, or Subject: Fires and fire prevention; Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Awards provide full reimbursement of tuition charges the student has paid. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress and remains enrolled in an eligible program.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this support are fire fighters, ambulance, and rescue squad members who are enrolled as full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited institution of higher education in Maryland in a degree or certificate program for fire service technology or emergency medical technology. Applicants must have received at least a grade of "C" in any course required for completion of their program. They must be serving a Maryland community while they are taking college courses. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must continue to serve a Maryland community for an additional year following completion of the courses.

2694 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4545
Free: 800-974-1024, ext. 4545
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_scm.asp

To provide scholarship/loans to Maryland residents who wish to prepare for a teaching career.

Title of Award: Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Chemistry; Classical studies; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Education; Education, English as a second language; Education, Special; Education, Vocational-technical; Foreign languages; Geosciences; Health care services; Hearing and deafness; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physical sciences; Physics; Space and planetary sciences; Visual impairment Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the award is based on the recipient's enrollment and housing status, to a maximum of $17,000 per year. The total amount of all state awards may not exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the school's financial aid office or $17,800, whichever is less. Following graduation, recipients must teach at a Maryland public school for 1 year for each year of financial aid received under this program. If they fail to meet that service obligation, they must repay all funds they received with interest. They must begin the service obligation within 12 months of graduation. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and enrollment at a 2-year or 4-year Maryland college or university in an approved teacher education program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Maryland residents who are college students with at least 60 semester credit hours completed, college graduates, and teachers in a non-critical shortage area. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to teach in a field identified as a critical shortage area. Selection is based on cumulative GPA, applicable work or volunteer experience, quality of academic background in certification field, and a writing sample. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: Recently, the eligible critical shortage areas were business education, chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, English for speakers of other languages, family and consumer sciences, German, health occupations, Latin, mathematics, physical science, physics, Spanish, special education (generic infant-grade 3, generic grades 1-8, generic grades 6-adult, hearing impaired, severely and profoundly handicapped, visually impaired), and technology education.

2695 MCNEIL CONSUMER AND SPECIALTY PHARMACEUTICALS

c/o Scholarship America
Attn: Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
Tel: (507)931-0479
Free: 800-537-4180
Fax: (507)931-9168
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tylenolscholarship.com

To provide financial assistance for college to students intending to prepare for a career in a health-related field.

Title of Award: Tylenol Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 160 each year: 10 at $10,000 and 150 at $1,000. Funds Available: Stipends are $10,000 or $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university, or vocational/technical school and have 1 or more years of school remaining. Applicants must intend to major in an area that will lead to a career in a health-related field. Selection is based on the number, length of commitment, and quality of leadership responsibilities in community activities and school activities, awards, and honors (40%), a clear statement of education and career goals (10%), and academic record (50%). Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals, maker of Tylenol products, and administered by Scholarship America.

2696 MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Attn: Professional Development Department
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601-7298
Tel: (312)419-9094, ext. 28
Fax: (312)419-8950
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/lindberg.html

To provide funding to scholars and students interested in conducting research in the field of health sciences librarianship.

Title of Award: Donald A.B. Lindbergh Research Fellowship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Library and archival sciences; Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Postdoctoral, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The grant is $25,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to health sciences librarians, health professionals, researchers, educators, students, and administrators. Applicants must have a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree and demonstrate a commitment to the health sciences. They must be nominated by an institution or organization, such as a board, committee, section, or chapter of the Medical Library Association; graduate school of library and information science; library organization; or scientific academy or society. Proposals must extend the knowledge base of health sciences librarianship or improve the practice of the profession through applied research. Areas of interest include the organization, delivery, use, technology, and impact of information and knowledge on health care access and delivery, consumer use of health information, biomedical research, public health services, or education for the health professions. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: This fellowship was first awarded in 2003. The fellowship is not designed to support research for a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation.

2697 MILWAUKEE INDIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE

c/o American Indian Student Services
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Holton G-48
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Tel: (414)229-5880
Fax: (414)229-5930
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.indiansummer.org/Scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to American Indians from Wisconsin who are studying or planning to study a medical field in college.

Title of Award: Purcell Powless Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wisconsin residents who are American Indians by tribal enrollment or descendancy (having 1 or more ancestors who are tribally enrolled). Applicants must be accepted or in good standing at an institution of higher education and majoring in a medical field. They must submit a 1-page statement describing their educational goals, the reasons they feel they should receive the scholarship, their community service, and any special needs. Preference is given to applicants who have provided service to the Indian community and have not previously received a scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Support for this program is provided by Indian Summer Festivals, Inc.

2698 NATIONAL ACADEMY FOR NUCLEAR TRAINING

Attn: Educational Assistance Program
301 ACT Drive
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
800-294-7492
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nei.org

To provide financial assistance for college to students interested in careers in the nuclear power industry.

Title of Award: National Academy for Nuclear Training Educational Assistance Program Area, Field, or Subject: Energy-related areas; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Engineering, Nuclear; Health care services; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Approximately 140 new and renewal scholarships are awarded each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500 per year. Funds are paid directly to the college or university. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 2 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are full-time students at accredited 4-year institutions and majoring in nuclearfission or electric power-related fields, including 1) nuclear, mechanical, or electrical engineering, 2) power generation health physics, or 3) chemical engineering with a nuclear or power option. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and between 1 and 3 years remaining before graduation. Preference is given to applicants who indicate specific interest in and preparation for careers in the U.S. nuclear power industry. Students with commitments that prevent availability for nuclear utility industry employment immediately after graduation (such as military service) are not eligible. Selection is based on academic performance, motivation and ability to complete a rigorous course of study, and expressed interest and desire to work in the nuclear power industry. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, formed in 1979 by all U.S. utilities that operate nuclear power plants, funds this program on behalf of the National Academy for Nuclear Training.

2699 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH SERVICES EXECUTIVES

Attn: Educational Assistance Program
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 126
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (202)628-3953
Fax: (301)588-0011
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nahse.org

To provide financial assistance to African Americans who are members of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and interested in preparing for a career in health care administration.

Title of Award: National Association of Health Services Executives Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Management Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Funds Available: The stipends are $2,500 per year. Funds are sent to the recipient's institution. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African Americans who are either enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university program, working on a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in health care administration. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA (3.0 if graduate students), be members of NAHSE, and be able to demonstrate financial need. To apply, students must submit a completed application, 3 letters of recommendation, a recent resume, a 3-page essay on "the impact of the team concept approach to organizational improvement when restructuring into an urban integrated healthcare network," a copy of their most recent federal income tax return, transcripts from all colleges attended, and 2 photographs. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2700 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Attn: Office of Special Populations and Research Training
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 2133
Bethesda, MD 20892-7610
Tel: (301)486-8697
Fax: (301)496-8729
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/osprt/asofsky_research.htm

To provide funding to principal investigators on grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) who wish to include underrepresented minority high school and undergraduate students as research assistants on their project.

Title of Award: Richard M. Asofsky Scholars in Research Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Biomedical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Postdoctoral Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Supplements for high school students are limited to $3,000 per student in direct costs; students are reimbursed at the rate of $6.25 per hour. Supplements for undergraduates include salary for the student that is consistent with the institution's policies plus up to $200 per month for supplies and travel. from the student's academic institution to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Graduate students also receive a salary. Duration: Student assistants may be recruited to work up to 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to principal investigators who have an active grant from NIAID with at least 2 years or more of support remaining. Applicants must be seeking supplemental funding to hire underrepresented minority students, defined as individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group that the grantee institution has determined to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or social sciences. High school students must have expressed an interest in the health-related sciences and have passed advanced science courses. Undergraduate students must have expressed an interest in biomedical research and a desire to pursue graduate training. The proposed research experience must be an integral part of the approved ongoing grant and have the potential to contribute significantly to the research career development of the student. The program encourages partnerships between NIAID grantees at major universities and local community colleges, tribal colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and colleges and universities where Native American populations are high. Additional Information: This program originated in 1979 as the Introduction to Biomedical Research Program (IBRP). That program was restructured in 2003 to encompass this program and the Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities Program.

2701 NEW JERSEY SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

c/o Lisa Shearn, Scholarship Committee Chair
1038 Kilkormic Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
Tel: (732)270-5379
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nj.ascls.org

To provide financial assistance to New Jersey clinical laboratory science students.

Title of Award: NJSCLS Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled in their final year of a clinical laboratory science program at a New Jersey institution accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Applicants must be accepted into a clinical practicum. Selection is based on financial need, academic record, and letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2702 NEW MEXICO ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, AND DANCE

Attn: Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 27040
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7040
Web Site: http://www.unm.edu/~nmahperd/Files/awards.html

To provide financial assistance to residents of New Mexico who are planning to work on an undergraduate degree in health, physical education, recreation, or dance at a college or university in the state.

Title of Award: NMAHPERD College Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of New Mexico who are planning to enter a 4-year college or university in the state as a freshman. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the first semester of their senior year in high school. They must have expressed an interest in studying in the health, physical education, recreation, or dance fields. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 350-word narrative expressing their rationale for entering the field of health, physical education, recreation, or dance; 2) a brief narrative of their involvement in extracurricular and civic activities; 3) an explanation of how they have demonstrated their ability to work with a diverse population; and 4) 2 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

2703 NEW MEXICO COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Financial Aid and Student Services
1068 Cerrillos Road
P.O. Box 15910
Santa Fe, NM 87506-5910
Tel: (505)827-1217
Free: 800-279-9777
Fax: (505)827-7392
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nmche.org/collegefinance/medstud.asp

To provide loans-for-service to medical students willing to work in underserved areas of New Mexico.

Title of Award: New Mexico Medical Student Loan-for-Service Program Area, Field, or Subject: Medical assisting; Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Funds Available: The award depends on the financial need of the recipient, to a total of $12,000 per year. This is a scholarship/loan program; loans are forgiven if the student performs the required professional service as a physician or physician assistant in a designated shortage area in New Mexico. Loans of less than 3 years require 1 year of practice for each academic year of the loan. For loans of 3 years or more, 40% of the principal plus accrued interest is forgiven upon completion of the first year of service, 30% of the principal plus accrued interest is forgiven upon completion of the second year of service, and the remainder of the principal plus accrued interest is forgiven upon completion of the third year of service. If recipients fail to complete the required service, they are assessed a penalty of up to 3 times the principal due plus 18% interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of New Mexico interested in preparing for a career as a physician or physician assistant. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited public school of medicine in the United States. As a condition of the loan, they must declare an intent to practice in a designated shortage area of New Mexico for at least 1 year after completing their education. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2704 NORTH CAROLINA ALLIANCE FOR ATHLETICS, HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE

Attn: Executive Director
P.O. Box 27751
Raleigh, NC 27611
888-840-6500
Fax: (919)463-8393
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncaahperd.org/awards/index.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAAHPERD).

Title of Award: June P. Galloway Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for this scholarship are rising seniors majoring in health, physical education, recreation, and/or dance who are members of NCAAHPERD and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all college work and 3.0 or higher for their major. Selection is based twothirds on academic achievement and one-third on leadership and contributions to the profession. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2705 NORTH CAROLINA ALLIANCE FOR ATHLETICS, HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE

Attn: Executive Director
P.O. Box 27751
Raleigh, NC 27611
888-840-6500
Fax: (919)463-8393
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncaahperd.org/awards/index.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAAHPERD).

Title of Award: Nathan Taylor Dodson Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for this scholarship are rising seniors majoring in health, physical education, recreation, and/or dance who are members of NCAAHPERD and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all college work and 3.0 or higher for their major. Selection is based twothirds on academic achievement and one-third on leadership and contributions to the profession. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2706 NYSARC, INC.

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Tel: (518)439-8311
Fax: (518)439-1893
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nysarc.org/family/nysarc-family-scholarships-list.asp

To provide financial assistance to currently-enrolled college students in New York majoring in a field related to mental retardation.

Title of Award: James F. Reville Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Mental retardation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500 per year. Duration: 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school graduates enrolled full time in any year of college training in a field related to mental retardation. Applications are available through local chapters of NYSARC. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: NYSARC, Inc. was formerly the New York State Association for Retarded Children.

2707 OREGON SHEEP GROWERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

1270 Chemeketa Street, N.E.
Salem, OR 97301-4145
Tel: (503)364-5462
Fax: (503)585-1921

To provide financial assistance to Oregon residents who are preparing for a career in the sheep industry.

Title of Award: Oregon Sheep Growers Association Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Agricultural sciences; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 2 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range up to $1,000 per year. Funds are to be used to pay for tuition, books, or related fees. Checks are made payable jointly to the recipient and the recipient's institution. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Oregon residents who are currently enrolled in a college or university in any state as an undergraduate sophomore or above or as a graduate student. Applicants must be majoring in an agricultural science or veterinary medicine and be interested in a career in the sheep industry. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may attend school in any state.

2708 P.E.O. FOUNDATION-CALIFORNIA STATE CHAPTER

c/o Liz Wetzel
1887 Rim Rock Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tel: (949)376-1568
E-mail: [email protected]

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate school women in California who are preparing for a career in education or health care.

Title of Award: Beverly Dye Anderson Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to female residents of California who have completed 4 years of high school (or the equivalent), are enrolled at or accepted by an accredited college, university, vocational school, or graduate school, have an excellent academic record, and are able to demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be studying in the fields of teaching or health care. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2709 PORTUGUESE HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Attn: Academic Secretary
P.O. Box 30246
Bethesda, MD 20824-0246
Tel: (301)652-2775
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vivaportugal.com/phsf/apply.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to students of Portuguese American heritage interested in studying health sciences.

Title of Award: Joe Rodriguez Jr. Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 4 years, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for this support are high school seniors or currently-enrolled college students who are of Portuguese American ancestry. Applicants must be U.S. residents and attending or planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university. They must have a demonstrated interest in the study of health sciences. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must attend college on a full-time basis.

2710 PRIDE FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarships Manager
1122 East Pike, Suite 1001
Seattle, WA 98122-3934
Tel: (206)323-3318
Free: 800-735-7287
Fax: (206)323-1017
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pridefoundation.org

To provide financial assistance to Washington residents engaged in undergraduate study of mental health or human services.

Title of Award: Derivative Duo Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Mental health; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Since it began offering scholarships in 1992, the foundation has awarded more than $500,000 to more than 325 recipients. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate students majoring in mental health or human services who are Washington residents. Applicants must demonstrate a connection between their studies and involvement in the community around issues of social justice. Selection is based on financial need, community involvement, and commitment to civil rights for all people. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: The Pride Foundation was established in 1987 to strengthen the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

2711 RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE

c/o Gab Wynne
17 Blossom Court
Warwick, RI 02886
Web Site: http://www.riahperd.org/scholarshipapplication.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Rhode Island residents who are interested in preparing for a career in health education, physical education, recreation, or dance.

Title of Award: RIAHPERD Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Health education; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Rhode Island who are high school seniors or current undergraduate students. Applicants must be planning to enter the fields of health education, physical education, recreation, or dance; health-related programs such as nursing, pre-medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy do not qualify. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a personal letter on their philosophy of physical activity and wellness, awards and recognitions received, contributions to their community, and career goals; 2) high school or college transcripts; and 3) 3 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2712 SACRAMENTO BODIES OF THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY

6151 H Street
P.O. Box 19497
Sacramento, CA 95819
Tel: (916)452-5881
E-mail: [email protected]

To provide financial assistance for the college education of students connected with Masonry in California.

Title of Award: Charles M. Goethe Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; General studies/Field of study not specified; Genetics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: The amount awarded varies each year and generally ranges from $350 to $1,700. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members and senior members of the Order of DeMolay and the sons and daughters of members and deceased members of a constituent Masonic Lodge of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of California. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of California. Any academic major is acceptable, but preference is given to students majoring in eugenics, genetics, or the biological or life sciences. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2713 SAINT PAUL FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Associate
600 Fifth Street Center
55 Fifth Street East
St. Paul, MN 55101-1797
Tel: (651)325-4230
Free: 800-875-6167
Fax: (651)224-8123
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.saintpaulfoundation.org/scholarships

To provide financial assistance to Indians who belong to a Minnesota tribe and are interested in studying a health-related field in college.

Title of Award: Two Feathers Fund Health Initiative Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Several each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of Indian tribes in Minnesota who are enrolled in college in a field of study related to health. Applicants must have the following on file with the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program: a Minnesota Indian Scholarship Application, their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and proof of tribal enrollment and/or blood quantum from a federally-recognized American Indian tribe or community. They must submit a 250-word essay describing their involvement in the Indian community and how the accomplishment of their educational goals will benefit the American Indian community. Financial need is considered in the selection process.

2714 SAN ANTONIO AREA FOUNDATION

110 Broadway, Suite 230
San Antonio, TX 78205
Tel: (210)225-2243
Fax: (210)225-1980
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.saafdn.org

To provide financial assistance to Judeo-Christian graduates of high schools in Texas who are attending college to prepare for a career in the health care field.

Title of Award: George Wray Memorial Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 12 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduates of high schools in Texas who are members of the Judeo-Christian faith. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the health care field; have a strong background in science; be in the upper 15% of their graduating class; and be able to demonstrate community service work, excellent moral character, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

2715 SCIENCE SERVICE

Attn: Director of Youth Programs
1719 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)785-2255
Fax: (202)785-1243
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sciserv.org

To recognize and reward outstanding participants in a national middle school science fair contest.

Title of Award: Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Behavioral sciences; Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geosciences; Health care services; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Social sciences; Space and planetary sciences; Zoology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: On the national level, 400 semifinalists and 40 finalists are selected. All finalists receive scholarships. Funds Available: Semifinalists receive a small cash prize. Finalists receive college scholarships worth $15,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place, $3,750 for third place, and $500 for fourth through fortieth place. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to middle school students (grades 5 through 8) who enter projects in the science and engineering fairs affiliated with Science Service. Projects are accepted in the following fields: behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Approximately 10% of the participants in those fairs are nominated by their fair directors to participate in the national competition. Judges select semifinalists on the scientific merit of their work and their ability to communicate the science of their project. Based on visual, written, and oral presentations, finalists are selected to participate in a competition in Washington, D.C. There they present their original science fair project and work in teams to solve science problems. Winners are selected on the basis of oral presentations (30%) and participation in team challenges (70%). Deadline for Receipt: Nominations by fair directors must be submitted by June of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Discovery Communications, Inc. and administered by Science Service. The first annual competition was held in 1999.

2716 SCIENCE SERVICE

Attn: Director of Youth Programs
1719 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)785-2255
Fax: (202)785-1243
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sciserv.org/isef

To recognize and reward outstanding high school students who enter a science and engineering competition.

Title of Award: Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Behavioral sciences; Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geosciences; Gerontology; Health care services; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Social sciences; Space and planetary sciences; Zoology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards are presented each year. In addition, 60 other cash awards are awarded: 4 in each of the 15 categories. Other awards include 14 Intel Best of Category Awards and 14 Intel Achievement Awards. Many other special awards, regional awards, and scholarships from individual colleges are also presented. Funds Available: The Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards, granted to the presenters of the most outstanding research, are $50,000. Winners of those awards also receive a high-performance computer. In each of the categories, the first-place winner receives a $3,000 cash award, second place $1,500, third place $1,000, and fourth place $500. The Intel Best of Category Awards, for the project that exemplifies the best in each scientific category that has also won a first-place in the category, are a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer to the students, $1,000 to their schools, and $1,000 to their science fair. The Intel Achievement Awards are $5,000 each for outstanding work in any field. Winners also qualify for all-expense paid trips to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar that includes the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, and the International Expo-Science in Moscow, Russia. Other prizes, worth more than $1.5 million, include scholarships from individual colleges and universities, all-expense paid trips to scientific and engineering installations or national conventions, summer jobs at research institutes, and laboratory equipment provided by Intel. Many professional organizations award prizes for projects that meet specified criteria. Duration: The fair is held annually. The Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards are paid in 8 equal installments. Most other awards are for 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) involves students from grades 9-12 who first compete in approximately 500 affiliated fairs around the world. Each fair then sends 2 individuals and 1 team (up to 3 members) to compete in the ISEF in 1 of 15 categories: behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental science, gerontology, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, team projects, and zoology. Each entry consists of a science project and a 250-word abstract that summarizes the project. Judging of individual projects is based on creative ability (30%), scientific thought or engineering goals (30%), thoroughness (15%), skill (15%), and clarity (10%). Deadline for Receipt: The fair is always held in May. Additional Information: Costs for the entry fee, as well as those for transportation, meals, and housing of the finalists, are borne by the affiliated fairs. The ISEF, currently sponsored by Intel and other major corporations, was first held in 1950.

2717 SCIENCE SERVICE

Attn: Director of Youth Programs
1719 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)785-2255
Fax: (202)785-1243
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sciserv.org/sts

To recognize and reward outstanding high school seniors who are interested in attending college to prepare for a career in mathematics, engineering, or any of the sciences.

Title of Award: Intel Science Talent Search Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Behavioral sciences; Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geosciences; Health care services; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Social sciences; Space and planetary sciences; Zoology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Each year, 300 semifinalists are selected, and from those 40 are designated as finalists. Scholarships for finalists include 1 at $100,000, 1 at $75,000, 1 at $50,000, 3 at $25,000, 4 at $20,000, and 30 at $5,000. Funds Available: Semifinalists and their schools each receive $1,000 awards. Among the finalists, first place is a $100,000 scholarship, second place a $75,000 scholarship, third place a $50,000 scholarship, fourth through sixth places $25,000 scholarships, and seventh through tenth places $20,000 scholarships. In addition, 30 other finalists receive $5,000 scholarships. The first 10 awards are paid in 8 equal installments. Duration: The competition is held annually. Scholarships of the first 10 prize winners are for 4 years. The scholarships of the other 30 finalists are for 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors in the United States and its territories, as well as those attending Department of Defense dependents schools and accredited overseas American and international schools. Applicants must complete an independent research project and submit a written report of up to 20 pages. The project may be in the following fields: behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Based on those reports, 300 students are designated as semifinalists, and from those 40 are chosen as finalists. Selection is based on individual research ability, scientific originality, and creative thinking. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: The names and addresses of all semifinalists are published in a booklet that is distributed to the admissions office of every college and university in the United States. Finalists are given a 6-day all-expense paid trip to the Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. This program began in 1942. Through 1997, it was sponsored by the Westinghouse Foundation and administered by Science Service. Starting in 1998, Intel became the sponsor. Winners must attend college within 1 year in a program in science, mathematics, or engineering.

2718 SLOVAK CATHOLIC SOKOL

Attn: Membership Memorial Scholarship Fund
205 Madison Street
P.O. Box 899
Passaic, NJ 07055-0899
Tel: (973)777-2605
Free: 800-886-7656
Fax: (973)779-8245
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.slovakcatholicsokol.org/collegiatescholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to members of the Slovak Catholic Sokol.

Title of Award: Theodore and Mary Jane Rich Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 for a male and 1 for a female. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the Slovak Catholic Sokol who have completed at least 1 semester of college and are currently enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college, university, or professional school. Applicants must have been a member for at least 5 years, have at least $3,000 permanent life insurance coverage, and have at least 1 parent who is a member and is of Slovak ancestry. They must be majoring in a medical program. Males and females compete separately. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Slovak Catholic Sokol was founded as a fraternal benefit society in 1905. It is licensed to operate in the following states: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. This program was established in 2003.

2719 SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Attn: Committee on Awards
1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5316
Tel: (703)708-9000, ext. 1255
Fax: (703)708-9020
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.snm.org

To provide financial support to students seeking training in nuclear medicine technology.

Title of Award: Paul Cole Scholarship Award Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 30 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students in baccalaureate, associate, or certificate programs in nuclear medicine technology. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year.

2720 SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Attn: Committee on Awards
1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5316
Tel: (703)708-9000, ext. 1255
Fax: (703)708-9020
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.snm.org

To provide financial support to minority students working on an associate or bachelor's degree in nuclear medicine technology.

Title of Award: PDEF Mickey Williams Minority Student Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Medical technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or associate degree program in nuclear medicine technology. Applicants must be members of a minority group: African American, Native American (including American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, and Samoan), Hispanic American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander. They must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by corporate sponsors of the Professional Development and Education Fund (PDEF) of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section

2721 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Attn: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
1001 19th Avenue South
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
Tel: (615)340-7344
Fax: (615)340-7367
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gbhem.org

To provide financial assistance to Methodist students who are African American and working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in specified fields

Title of Award: Edith M. Allen Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Education; Health care services; Medicine; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at Methodist colleges and universities (preferably Historically Black United Methodist colleges) who have been active, full members of a United Methodist Church for at least 3 years prior to applying. Applicants must be African Americans working on a degree in education, social work, medicine, and/or other health professions. They must have at least a "B+" average and be recognized as a person whose academic and vocational contributions will help improve the quality of life for others. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

2722 UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND

Attn: Corporate Scholars Program
P.O. Box 1435
Alexandria, VA 22313-9998
(866)671-7237
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncf.org/internships/index.asp

To provide financial assistance and work experience to minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in designated fields and interested in an internship at a Pfizer facility.

Title of Award: Pfizer/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Animal science and behavior; Biological and clinical sciences; Business administration; Chemistry; Finance; Law; Logistics; Management; Personnel administration/human resources; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The program provides an internship stipend of up to $5,000, housing accommodations near Pfizer Corporate facilities, and (based on successful internship performance) a $15,000 scholarship. Duration: 8 to 10 weeks for the internship; 1 year for the scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to sophomores, juniors, graduate students, and first-year law students who are African American, Hispanic American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, or American Indian/Alaskan Native. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled at an institution that is a member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) or at another targeted college or university. They must be working on 1) a bachelor's degree in animal science, business, chemistry (organic or analytical), human resources, logistics, microbiology, organizational development, operations management, pre-veterinary medicine, or supply chain management; 2) a master's degree in chemistry (organic or analytical), finance, human resources, or organizational development; or 3) a law degree. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and lawful temporary residents. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay about themselves and their career goals, including information about their interest in Pfizer (the program's sponsor), their personal background, and any particular challenges they have faced. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Opportunities for first-year law students include the summer internship only.

2723 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of Vermont interested in obtaining an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or certificate in a field related to home health care.

Title of Award: Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 7 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $3,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to the residents of Vermont who are high school seniors, current undergraduate students, and home health care professionals. Applicants must be interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree in a health profession, certification as a home health aide, or (for home health care professionals) an advanced degree. They must be able to demonstrate interest in a career in the home health care field and an intent to work in Vermont for at least 2 years. Selection is based on financial need, required essays, a letter of recommendation, and a personal interview (if necessary). Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2724 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of Vermont who are interested in majoring in a veterinary field in college or graduate school.

Title of Award: Gail Richardson Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Animal science and behavior; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Doctorate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Vermont who are graduating high school seniors, high school graduates, or GED recipients. Applicants must be interested in attending an accredited postsecondary institution to work on a degree in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, animal science, or a related field. Selection is based on academic achievement (GPA of 2.5 or higher), required essays, letters of recommendation, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation Board of Directors established this scholarship in 2001 to honor a former member.

2725 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of Vermont who are interested in majoring in an agriculture-related field in college.

Title of Award: Vermont Feed Dealers and Manufacturers Association Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Agribusiness; Agricultural sciences; Animal science and behavior; Botany; Equine studies; Forestry; Horticulture; Soil science; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 6 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to high school seniors, high school graduates, and currently-enrolled college students in Vermont who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a postsecondary degree program in agriculture, including but not limited to animal sciences, equine studies, agribusiness, plant and soil science, forestry, horticulture, and veterinary medicine or technology. Selection is based on a letter of recommendation and required essays. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

2726 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to adults in Vermont who are interested in majoring in a health-related field or human resources in college.

Title of Award: Vermont Healthcare Human Resources Association Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Personnel administration/human resources Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to nontraditionalaged students who reside in Vermont and have been accepted to attend an accredited postsecondary school to work on a degree in a health care field and/or human resources. Applicants must intend to work in Vermont for at least 1 year. Selection is based on commitment to employment in Vermont, financial need, a letter of recommendation, an essay, and a resume. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Applications are reviewed and selection is made by the Vermont Healthcare Human Resources Association (formerly the Vermont Hospital Personnel Association) in association with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.

2727 VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, AND DANCE

c/o Jack Schiltz, Executive Director
817 West Franklin Street
P.O. Box 842037
Richmond, VA 23284-2037
Tel: (804)828-1948
Free: 800-918-9899
Fax: (804)828-1946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vahperd.org

To provide financial assistance to college seniors majoring in health, physical education, recreation, or dance in Virginia.

Title of Award: Frances A. Mays Scholarship Award Area, Field, or Subject: Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have been working full time for 3 years on a degree in health, physical education, recreation, or dance at a college or university in Virginia. Candidates must be nominated by their school and be members of the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) and the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership in campus life activities, service to college or university, awards and honors, and service to community. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year.

2728 VIRGINIA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

c/o Catherine Rafferty, Scholarship Chair
10101 Sanders Court
Great Falls, VA 22066-2526
Web Site: http://www.vadar.org/history.html

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Virginia who wish to study designated fields in college.

Title of Award: Virginia DAR Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Forestry; Genealogy; History, American; Home Economics; Medicine; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 at $1,000 and 1 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Virginia who plan to attend a Virginia college or university. Applicants must be planning to work on a degree in the field of science, medicine, conservation, ecology, forestry, home arts, genealogical research, or American history. Along with their application, they must submit a 1,000-word letter giving their reasons for interest in the scholarship, a transcript of grades, a letter of recommendation from a teacher in their chosen field, and documentation of financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

2729 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Division of Teacher Education and Licensure
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Tel: (804)371-2475
Free: 800-292-3820
Fax: (804)786-6759
Web Site: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/newvdoe/teached.htm

To provide scholarship/loans to upper-division and graduate students in Virginia who are interested in a career in teaching.

Title of Award: Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Consumer affairs; Disabilities; Earth sciences; Education; Education, Bilingual and cross-cultural; Education, Elementary; Education, English as a second language; Education, Secondary; Education, Special; Geosciences; Hearing and deafness; Library and archival sciences; Linguistics; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Reading; Speech and language pathology/audiology; Technology; Visual impairment Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 163 of these scholarship/loans were granted, including 47 in special education, 20 in science, 4 in foreign language, 2 in technology education, 24 in mathematics, 4 in English as a second language, 1 in library media, 3 for reading specialists, 1 in agricultural education, 22 for males in elementary or middle grades, and 35 for people of color. Funds Available: The scholarship/loan is $3,720 per year. Loans are forgiven at the rate of $2,000 for each year the recipient teaches in designated teacher shortage areas. If the recipient fails to fulfill the teaching service requirement, the loan must be repaid with interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Virginia residents who are enrolled full or part time as a junior, senior, or graduate student in a state-approved teacher preparation program in Virginia with a GPA of 2.7 or higher. Applicants must agree to engage in full-time teaching in designated teacher shortage areas within Virginia following graduation. Males interested in teaching at the elementary and middle school levels and people of color in all teaching areas also qualify. Additional Information: Critical shortage teaching areas in Virginia are currently identified as foreign languages, science (including, in order of priority preference, physics, earth science, chemistry, and biology), all areas of special education (severe emotional disturbances, hearing disabilities, learning disabilities, mental retardation, severe disabilities, visual disabilities, early childhood special education, and speech-language pathology), career and technical education (including technology education, trade and industrial education, business education, and family and consumer sciences), mathematics, English as a second language, middle grades 6-8, library media K-12, art preK-12, and reading specialist.

2730 VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR HEALTHCARE HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION

c/o Janice Gibbs Obici
Hospital Human Resources Department
2800 Godwin Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23434
Tel: (757)934-4602
E-mail: jgibbs.obici.com

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in Virginia working on a degree in human relations and interested in a career in a health care setting.

Title of Award: Virginia Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Health care services; Personnel administration/human resources Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Virginia currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the state and working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in human resources administration or a related field. Applicants must be at least a second-semester sophomore when the application is submitted and have a demonstrated interest in working in a health care setting. Selection is based on a 1-page statement outlining the applicant's life and work experiences that support an interest in human relations, specifically in a health care setting; official transcripts; and 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year.

2731 WASHINGTON FEDERATION OF PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

10426 180th Court N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052
Tel: (425)376-0369
Fax: (425)881-1580
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.washingtonschools.org

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Washington who are interested in attending a career college and majoring in selected fields.

Title of Award: Careers That Work! Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Cosmetology; Criminal justice; Criminology; Health care services; Information science and technology; Law enforcement; Medicine, Holistic/alternative Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: 3 each year at each high school in Washington. Funds Available: The stipend is a $1,000 award certificate to be used to pay for tuition at a career college in Washington. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors in Washington who are interested in attending 1 of the 26 career colleges in the state, to prepare for a career in such fields as computer or information technology, health care, cosmetology, massage, business, criminal justice, or health occupations. The sponsor provides 3 scholarships to each high school in Washington. Recipients are then selected by the scholarship directors or counselors at their high school. Additional Information: This scholarship was established in 1999.

2732 WASHINGTON STATE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Attn: Executive Secretary
103 Sea Pine Lane
Bellingham, WA 98226-9363
Tel: (360)756-2040
Fax: (360)756-2080
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wseha.org

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are majoring in environmental health or other life sciences and are interested in preparing for a career in environmental health in the state of Washington.

Title of Award: Cind M. Treser Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Health care services Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduates who 1) intend to become employed in the field of environmental health in Washington following graduation and 2) are enrolled in a program either accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) or with a curriculum comparable to the model curriculum recommended by the EHAC (i.e., the program must include substantial course work in biology and microbiology, organic and inorganic chemistry, epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health sciences). Applicants do not need to be members of the sponsoring organization, but they must become members if they receive the scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was formerly known as the Ed Pickett Memorial Student Scholarship. The first scholarship was awarded in 1985. Information is also available from the Nominations and Awards Committee Chair, John Sipkens, 1080 West Ewing Place Box 8, Seattle, WA 98119, (206) 399-2447, E-mail: [email protected] Recipients must attend the association's annual educational conference to accept the scholarship award.

2733 WATTS CHARITY ASSOCIATION, INC.

6245 Bristol Parkway, Suite 224
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: (323)671-0394
Fax: (323)778-2613
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wattscharity.org

To provide financial assistance to upper-division African Americans interested in health, civil rights, or administration.

Title of Award: Royce R. Watts Sr. Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Civil rights; Health care services; Human rights; Medicine; Public administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens of African American descent who are enrolled full time as a college or university junior. Applicants must have an interest in health and pre-medicine, community activities and civil rights, or administration. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be between 17 and 24 years of age, and be able to demonstrate that they intend to continue their education for at least 2 years. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 1-paragraph statement on why they should be awarded a Watts Foundation scholarship, and 2) a 1- to 2-page essay on a specific type of cancer, based either on how it has impacted their life or on researched information. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Royce R. Watts, Sr. established the Watts Charity Association after he learned he had cancer in 2001.

2734 WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, AND DANCE

Attn: Executive Director University of Wisconsin at La Crosse
24 Mitchell Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601-3788
Tel: (608)785-8175
Free: 800-441-4568
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uwlax.edu/eeshr/wahperd/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to members of the Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WAHPERD) who are working on a college degree.

Title of Award: WAHPERD Student Scholarship Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Athletics; Dance; Education, Physical; Health care services; Management; Parks and recreation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $4,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to WAHPERD members who have completed at least 2 years of study at a 4-year college or university with a major in physical education, health education, exercise fitness, recreation, athletic training, sports management, or dance. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, at least 2 years' WAHPERD membership, and a record of professional involvement and leadership responsibility. They must submit a resume and 2 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

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