HEALTH SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Indian Health Services
Each year Indian Health Services awards over 200 scholarships to members or descendants of federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated American Indian Tribes or Alaska Native villages. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, have graduated high school, have a 2.0 GPA (or higher), and be capable of completing a health profession degree program. Over 103 scholarships are reserved for undergraduate students in pre-med, pre-dentistry, or pre-nursing. Another 104 are set aside for students completing a bachelor’s of nursing or a master’s or doctoral program in healthcare, including doctor of nurse anesthesia practice (DNAP) programs.
These scholarships are a full ride and include a $1,500 a month living stipend. Scholarship recipients must commit to spending at least two years working for an Indian health program in their chosen health professional discipline.
● Who should apply: American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native students aspiring to work in health care
● Amount: Tuition, fees, and room and board
● Deadline: March 28, 2022
Health Occupation Students of America Scholarships
The Health Occupation Students of America Scholarships are offered each year to secondary and post-secondary students who are pursuing healthcare careers. A variety of scholarships are available from HOSA sponsors, including CVS, U.S. Public Health Service, and the HOSA scholarship fund. HOSA members need only submit one application, which consists of an academic transcript, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement to be considered for the over 40 scholarships. Students who are aspiring anesthesiologists should consider joining HOSA in order to be eligible for this particular scholarship program.
● Who should apply: HOSA-Future Health Professionals members
● Amount: Varies by scholarship
● Deadline: April 15, 2022
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Every year, Tylenol offers the Tylenol Future Care Scholarships to students around the U.S. who are pursuing healthcare careers. These scholarships are available to students who have completed undergraduate studies and have been accepted into graduate school. Based on applications that include community service, academic credentials, and recommendations, tuition money is awarded to 35 students each year, in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. These awards are not renewable, and students are not able to apply to the program again if they have received the award in the past.
The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship is a great opportunity for anesthesiologists, as well as anesthesiology assistants or nurses who are pursuing their education. This award can be used for medical, nursing, or pharmacy programs.
● Who should apply: College seniors or graduate students who are pursuing a medical, nursing, or pharmacy degree
● Amount: $5,000 to $10,000
● Deadline: July 1, 2022
RADIATION THERAPY AND RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY:
Cassling is an Advanced Partner and authorized sales and service organization for Siemens Healthineers. Founded in 1984 by Bob Cassling and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the company is committed to offering comprehensive support to health care providers — including world-renowned diagnostic imaging equipment, 24/7 service, project management, marketing, continuing education and everything in between.
Cassling is a strong supporter of the imaging profession and believes professional development and ongoing education are essential to creating a vibrant health care community. Cassling helps organizations of every size, from critical access hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers to large health systems, to increase efficiency, decrease costs and enhance patient care.
The purpose of this scholarship is to support medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals working in rural areas pursuing an academic degree or obtaining an additional certification. Two awards will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The Elekta Radiation Therapy Scholarship was established to help the best and brightest students afford their radiation therapy programs. Elekta cares deeply about the oncology profession and is a passionate supporter of radiation therapists. Six awards will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
In recognition of the importance of improving diversity, inclusion and representation in the health care industry, at least two of these six scholarships will be awarded to Black students.
This scholarship was created by Michael DelVecchio, B.S., R.T.(R), FASRT in loving memory of his father, retired United States Army Sergeant, Elio “Leo” DelVecchio. Elio was a hardworking, lifelong learner himself, but his true achievement was his encouragement and celebration of his and his family’s educational achievements to build a better life for all. One award will be given for the 2022-2023 year to a medical imaging professional pursuing an academic degree.
This scholarship invites fellow radiologic technologists to celebrate a profession that brought this couple together and continues to inspire its journey. In endowing a scholarship, James and Stephanie ask only that those who receive one pay it forward in terms of giving back to the radiologic sciences. Recipients of this scholarship will be individuals with a medical imaging background who are pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate to further their careers as educators or managers. One award will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists established the Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship in honor of Ed C. Jerman, founder of the Society, and John B. Cahoon Jr., former ASRT president and a highly respected educator. Seven awards will be given for the 2022-2023 year to entry-level students in a radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance or nuclear medicine program.
Bill May, M.Ed., R.T.(R), FASRT, a founding member of the ASRT Foundation Board of Trustees, created the scholarship to encourage and support those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning in their pursuit of higher education in the radiologic sciences. Recipients of this scholarship will have demonstrated involvement in LGBTQ+ community activities as a member or leader of a LGBTQ+ club or other civic activity connected to the community. One award will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
A scholarship early in her career led Marie Racine, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(T), into the U.S. Army as a radiographer and then through more than 40 years as a radiation therapy instructor and program director. In 2013, Marie continued the circle of giving when she asked the ASRT Foundation to endow the Marie L. A. Racine Scholarship to assist radiation therapists who are pursuing a bachelor's or higher degree. One award will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
The Foundation established the Memorial Scholarship during ASRT’s Centennial as a way to support entry-level medical imaging and radiation therapy students entering the profession in the new era. One award will be given for the 2022-2023 year in Memory of Jack and Angie Cullinan.
A generous donation from the Northern California Society of Radiation Therapists will provide scholarships to radiation therapists pursuing medical dosimetry. One award will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
The Professional Advancement Scholarship was created to ensure that radiologic technologists have the financial support they need to complete additional certifications or degrees. Funding for this scholarship is provided through generous contributions from individuals and corporate partners. Eight awards will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
2022 corporate supporters:
● Community Brands — a leading provider of cloud-based software
● Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies — trusted partner of medical industry stakeholders and a nationally recognized consulting team offering expertise in specialty coding and documentation, education and training resources, revenue cycle workflow optimization and regulatory compliance.
Elaine Chin, B.S., R.T.(T), CMD, and Steven Hardy, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), CMD, put their passion for the profession and for the pioneers of radiation therapy history into a scholarship that acknowledges radiographers transitioning into radiation therapy. As radiation therapists, teachers and members of the ASRT Foundation Scholarship Committee, Elaine and Steven are funding one award for the 2022-2023 year.
Radiographer and entrepreneur Richard Kay, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M), FASRT, CRadP, MSRP, approached the ASRT Foundation in 2013 to establish a scholarship that reflects his passion for the profession. The award is intended to ensure that entry-level students have the financial support necessary to finish school. Two awards will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is the world’s largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high-quality patient care in radiologic technology. The ARRT created the Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship to assist minority students who are in an entry-level radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine program. This scholarship, created in honor of Royce Osborn, is funded through an endowment from the ARRT and through contributions from individual donors. Five awards will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
Siemens Healthcare is a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and medical information technology. By optimizing clinical workflows, Siemens makes health care faster, better and more cost-effective. The Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship assists medical imaging professionals seeking to enhance their clinical practice skills and provide excellent patient care. Four scholarships will be awarded for the 2022-2023 year to professionals pursuing a specialty certification.
Varian Medical Systems creates technology for treating cancer with radiation therapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship was created to ensure radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists can afford education that enhances their clinical practice skills and helps them provide excellent patient care. Varian funds these awards because it believes in the power of education to make a difference for radiation therapists and their patients. Nine awards will be given for the 2022-2023 year.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists offers educational support for student members. The organization’s Education and Research Foundation issues several distinct scholarships that target specific student groups like entry-level radiology tech majors and professional-level applicants. These examples showcase some of the educational efforts made by the vocational advocacy group:
● Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarships are available for entry-level radiology students. Five annual awards worth $2500 each are issued to students specializing in radiology, sonography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine.
● The Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship is provided to minority students with outstanding academic records. Applicants compete for one of five annual scholarships worth $4000 each. Radiology, sonography, MRI, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy students are invited to apply for the entry-level financial assistance.
● Varian Radiation Therapy Student Scholarship program addresses the needs of radiology professionals who are returning to school to earn certificates, diplomas, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees that will advance their careers. Applicants compete for nineteen annual grants worth five-thousand dollars each. Radiology technologists who are supplementing their educational credentials with radiology therapy degrees are also eligible to apply.
● Parsons Degree Achievement Scholarships are the newest addition to the ASRT stable of financial assistance for radiology students – benefiting winners in 2013 and beyond. The generous program awards 20 individual scholarships annually, to students enrolled in programs pursuing their first college degrees. Each award is worth $2000 and may be applied to a bachelor’s or master’s program.
● Radiologic technology students embarking on careers as educators in the field are eligible to apply for the Monster Medical Imaging Educators Scholarship Program - winners earn up to $5,000 each.
● Radiologic technicians interested in pursuing advanced degrees are eligible to apply for the Siemen’s Clinical Advancement Scholarship. Four awards worth $5000 each go to bachelor’s, master’s, and other degree candidates within imaging disciplines.