2012 Scholarship and Other Aid Opportunities
Health Resources and Services Administration's Nursing Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 8, 2012
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Nursing Scholarship Program strives to alleviate certain health care facilities' shortage of registered nurses by helping needy students complete their registered nurse training. In exchange for at least two years' service at a health care facility with a shortage of nurses, the Nursing Scholarship Program pays:
- Required fees
- A monthly stipend ($1,289 for the 2012-2013 school year)
- Other reasonable costs, including required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, etc.
For more information, visit the HRSA's Nursing Scholarship Program website.
Radio Television Digital News Association
Deadline: May 31, 2012
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) offers scholarships to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing careers in radio, television and digital news. Winners also receive an expenses-paid trip to the RTDNA International Conference and a one-year membership in RTDNA. Visit the RTDNA website for more information.
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2012
Tylenol is awarding $250,000 in scholarships to 40 students pursuing an education in healthcare. More details are available at Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Web page.
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants offers a $1,000 scholarship to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Applicants are required to submit an essay on a selected topic to qualify. For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit the scholarship page on the Abbot & Fenner website.
Deadline: July 2, 2012
Oklahoma’s Promise is a unique program for eighth through 10th-grade students that will help pay for a college education if parental income is $50,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program.
The 2012 application deadline for essay submissions is July 2, and the application must include accurate family income documentation. Visit okpromise.org for more information.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012
Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why they offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above in one of the following areas:
- Information Management
- Computing & Software Systems
- Material Science
- Printing Management Science
- Laser Optics
- Material Science
- Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical, or Software)
To apply for the Technical Minority Scholarship Program, download the application form, sample resume and cover letter from the Xerox Scholarship page.
Interest-Free Education Loan Programs
Rural Medicine Education Scholarship Loan Program
The Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) offers up to $60,000 to students enrolled in a medical college and who have as their goal the practice of primary care medicine in rural Oklahoma. Recipients must agree to certain obligations, which are outlined on the PMTC website.
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Each year, the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis (SFSTL) makes hundreds of loans up to $5,000 per year. The loans are for financially needy, meritorious student residents from areas in Missouri and Illinois. More information is available on the Foundation's website at SFSTL.org.
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education
The Trust provides loans for students who will be attending an in-state school, have demonstrated academic merit and meet financial qualifications. For additional information, visit EvaleeSchwarzTrust.org.
Central Scholarship Bureau
The Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB) helps Maryland students reach their educational goals by providing interest-free loans and grants to attend accredited institutions within the United States. More information is available at CentralSB.org.
Helpful Scholarship Programs
NextStepU Scholarship Contests
NextStepU.com sponsors several scholarship contests for students who are "Super Teens," write a "Shout Out" article or even just register with the site to access college planning materials.
American Federation of Teachers Funding Database
The American Federation of Teachers Funding Database allows teachers to find funds for continuing education, professional development and for their classrooms using specific search information.
BrainTrack Teaching Scholarship
BrainTrack offers a variety of scholarships that help students pursue a career and fund their education at the same time. Current scholarships are available in a number of areas, including teaching, nursing and computer science. Visit the BrainTrack website for more information.
Physician Manpower Training Commission
The Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) offers up to $1,000 per month to residents enrolled in an accredited family practice, family medicine, physician assistant and nursing programs in Oklahoma. Recipients must agree to certain obligations, which are outlined on the PMTC website.
Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program
Each year, the Air Force awards scholarships through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). It pays for tuition, books and most fees. The HPSP also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice. Eligible students must be accepted at an accredited graduate institution in an appropriate Health Professions training program. For more information, call 800.588.5260 or visit airforce.com/healthcare.
American Association for Health Education
The American Association for Health Education (AAHE) offers a number of scholarships to students interested in or currently enrolled in teaching and health education programs. Visit the AAHE website for more information.
American Indian Education Program
The American Indian Education Program (AIEP) offers scholarships to Native American students for various amounts. Visit the AIEP website for award amounts, eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) will pay up to $25,000 each year toward repayment of qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-designated veterinarian shortage situation for a minimum period of three years. Visit the NIFA Loan Repayment Program website for applications, deadlines and additional information.
National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers loan repayment awards to medical researchers through its extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). NIH repays up to $35,000 per year of educational loan debt for individuals who commit to conducting two years of qualified biomedical or behavioral research at a nonprofit or government institution. Acceptable disciplines include clinical research, pediatric research, health disparities research, contraception and infertility research, and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For detailed information, visit the NIH website.
Campus Compact is a membership organization that encourages and supports its members in developing college students' awareness and skills in civic participation through service-learning, community service, and other methodologies. To learn about Oklahoma Campus Compact, visit www.okhighered.org/campus-com. The organization currently has the following scholarship opportunities available:
Carter Academic-Service Entrepreneur (CASE) Grants are administered by the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation and sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The $1,000 CASE grants go to students whose applications indicate the most innovative and promising use of the funds to establish or significantly further a partnership between the student (and his or her school) and a community non-profit organization. Visit ServiceBook.org to apply for the grant.
Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (OK-LSAMP STEM) is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs that increase the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. OK-LSAMP STEM, which is funded through a grant by the National Science Foundation, is part of a national system of programs.
OK-LSAMP STEM offers undergraduates financial support; faculty mentoring and research opportunities; support to present research at local, regional, and national conferences and meetings; networking contacts; tutoring; and many other services. For more information about the program, including eligibility requirements and an application form, visit www.ok-lsamp.okstate.edu/index.php.
Grants & Scholarships Administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
The State Regents offer many grant and scholarship programs. For detailed information, visit Okcollegestart.org or call 800.858.1840 (toll free).
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