Scholarships

Students are encouraged to use Scholly, a scholarship engine. Explore our list of general and program-specific scholarships.

 

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The Office of Student Financial Services recommends using Scholly - a scholarship engine that personally matches applicants with scholarships that apply directly to their education goals. Scholly updates its database of thousands of awards continuously, and it retains applicants鈥 submissions in commonly found areas (i.e., Community Services, Goals, Leadership Experience, etc.) for use across multiple applications. Visit Scholly for help with your scholarship search. 

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Scholarships

Review general and program-specific scholarships.

  • College of Graduate Studies Dean's Merit Scholarship
  • College of Graduate Studies (CGS) Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Program specific scholarships are not available at this time. Please see our General Scholarships section.   

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Eligible Disciplines: (See below) Please contact your local Health Professions Recruiter for the latest discipline eligibility - Scholarships are limited but may be available in your program, apply early! 

AZ

  • Air Force: Clinical Psychology, Dental, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Optometry
  • Army: Clinical Psychology, Dental, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine
  • Navy: Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, Podiatry

IL

  • Air Force: Clinical Psychology, Dental, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Optometry
  • Army: Clinical Psychology, Dental, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Optometry
  • Navy: Dental, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, Optometry

Program Description: Competitive scholarship offered through the Air Force, Army, and Navy based on academic performance and recommendations.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens that physically qualify must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment.

Award Amount: Full tuition and fees plus a monthly stipend. The stipend amount increases every July 1.

Renewal Information: Contracts must be renewed annually.

Condition of Award: For each year the scholarship is received, the student must agree to serve one year as a medical officer. Minimum 3 year obligation.

Deadline to Apply: (varies)

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Eligible Disciplines: Certified Nurse Anesthesia Students

Program Description: Specialized training assistance program

Award amount: $2,000 per month stipend (stipend is included in the financial aid package), loan repayment for up to $50,000.

Condition of award: There is a service commitment.

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Eligible Disciplines: Third-Year Podiatric Medical Students Only

Program Description: This scholarship was established for the benefit of third year podiatry students attending the Glendale, Arizona campus who have actively participated in community service activities and have demonstrated leadership qualities. This scholarship fund was developed as a result of funding provided by the

Eligibility: Students attending one of the colleges of podiatric medicine

Award Amount: $2,500

Condition of Award: Must be a third-year podiatric medicine student

Deadline to Apply: Varies

Application Information: Students will receive notice during the academic year of scholarship availability and deadline date via University mail.

P站视频 Diversity Scholarship

P站视频 students from all Colleges and Programs are eligible to apply for the two $5,000 scholarships that will be awarded for each campus. The MWU Diversity Scholarship is part of the University鈥檚 5-Step Plan for Greater Diversity and Inclusion and an addition to the already robust scholarship opportunities available to P站视频 students.
 

College of Graduate Studies (CGS) Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Graduate Studies (CGS) is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The CGS Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a merit- and needs-based award for qualified underrepresented minority students who are pursuing a Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MA) or Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degree at P站视频 (MWU) in Downers Grove, IL or Glendale, AZ. CGS believes that advocating for students from diverse backgrounds results in improvement, creativity, and innovation in biomedical research, patient treatment, and the delivery of healthcare.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must matriculate into the P站视频 Biomedical Sciences Program to receive the scholarship, in health professions, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients receive individual awards that are equivalent to one-quarter of full tuition for the MWU MA or MBS program, and up to two-quarters of full tuition for the MBS program. Scholarship payments are disbursed directly to the Registrar on behalf of the student. The submission deadline for applications is July 15th of every year (extended to September 2nd for academic year 2022-23).  The student application must include a personal statement (no more than 5,000 characters including spaces) that addresses the following question, 鈥淗ow do you apply your experience as an underrepresented minority to serve, motivate, and inspire others?鈥  A confidential letter of recommendation from someone who can evaluate the academic performance of an applicant who is applying for admission to the MA/MBS program is also required.  For questions regarding our Biomedical Sciences programs or scholarship opportunities,  please contact the P站视频 Office of Admissions.

Delta Dental Diversity Scholarship

P站视频 in cooperation with Delta Dental of Illinois is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship fund intended to foster student body diversity and extend opportunities for healthcare students from underrepresented minority groups. Two $50,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to eligible students of the University鈥檚 College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.

The new Delta Dental of Illinois Diversity Admissions Scholarship applies to incoming first-year dental medicine students belonging to minority groups as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including American Indian and Alaska Native communities, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders. The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into account past academic performance; commitment to diversity, leadership, and community service; and demonstrated financial need, with consideration to applicants who are first-generation college students.

Edna Dunning AZCOM Minority Scholarship Fund (PDF)

The Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at P站视频 has announced the establishment of a new scholarship fund intended to foster student body diversity and extend opportunities for healthcare students from underrepresented minority groups.

The new Edna Dunning AZCOM Minority Scholarship Fund applies to incoming first-year osteopathic medical students belonging to minority groups as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including American Indian and Alaska Native communities, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders. The scholarship funds will be awarded competitively to eligible students based on past academic performance; commitment to diversity, leadership, and community service; and demonstrated financial need, with consideration to applicants who are first-generation college students.

鈥淭his scholarship fund is an important step in our ongoing pursuit of creating a vibrant and diverse student body,鈥 says Lori Kemper, D.O., Dean of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. 鈥淭hese funds provide a stepping stone to healthcare careers for deserving minority students, as well as an investment in the health and well-being of their communities when they eventually begin practice.鈥

Mary E. Cranker CCOM Minority Scholarship Fund (PDF)

The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at P站视频 has announced the establishment of a new scholarship fund intended to foster student body diversity and extend opportunities for healthcare students from underrepresented minority groups.

The new Mary E. Cranker CCOM Minority Scholarship Fund applies to incoming first-year osteopathic medical students belonging to minority groups as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including American Indian and Alaska Native communities, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders. The scholarship funds will be awarded competitively to eligible students based on past academic performance; commitment to diversity, leadership, and community service; and demonstrated financial need, with consideration to applicants who are first-generation college students.

鈥淎 critical pillar of the vision of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine is a commitment to diversity. Our mission to educate osteopathic physicians to provide compassionate quality care is enriched by the diversity of our students,鈥 said Thomas Boyle, D.O., Dean, CCOM. 鈥淭he Mary E. Cranker Student Scholarship Fund will assist in our recruitment of a diverse population of students to care for patients well into the future.鈥

VSP Global Diversity Admissions Scholarship (PDF)

P站视频 in cooperation with Vision Service Plan (VSP) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship fund intended to foster student body diversity and extend opportunities for healthcare students from underrepresented minority groups. One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded per year to eligible students of the University鈥檚 Chicago College of Optometry (CCO) or Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT), alternating between the two colleges, for an initial period of six years.

The new VSP Global Diversity Admissions Scholarship is open to incoming first-year optometry students belonging to minority groups as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including American Indian and Alaska Native communities, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders. A student may apply for the scholarship if the student is an underrepresented minority and the year in which the student matriculates coincides with the year in which the scholarship is available for that student's respective College (CCO or AZCOPT). The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into account past academic performance; commitment to diversity, leadership, and community service; and demonstrated financial need, with consideration to applicants who are first-generation college students.

Other grants/scholarship opportunities

  •  - Each year, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) awards a financial scholarship to newly accepted and continuing students attending one of the member colleges of the AACOM.
  • - Merit-based funding opportunities for eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives  pursuing medical and other professional/graduate degrees.
  • - Awards scholarships to first, second, and third year medical or dental students in good standing; applicants must be current or pending CAMS Student Members.
  • - HSF awards annual scholarships to graduate students  of Hispanic heritage.
  • - Provides scholarship support to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students to pursue health professions careers.
  • - The JFMC administers educational scholarship funds to help Jewish college and graduate students with financial need.
  • - Health Resources & Services Administration's scholarships to Native Hawaiians pursuing careers in primary and behavioral health disciplines.
  • -  Through the PSEP, students pursuing careers in 10 health fields 鈥 ranging from optometry to dentistry to veterinary medicine 鈥 may enroll in participating programs across state lines and receive substantial tuition support from their home state or territory.  Through PSEP, a student can save $32,000 to $130,000 on tuition over the duration of a health degree study. By participating in PSEP, Western states and territories benefit by inspiring and compelling graduates to return home to practice and bolster the professional health care workforce of their communities. 

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