Associations, Agencies, and Companies that Provide Scholarships and Awards to Allied Health Students

Many allied healthcare career fields have excellent employment prospects, including medical assisting, dental assisting, health information technology, pharmacy technology, radiologic technology, and clinical laboratory technology.

Allied health professionals provide a range of technical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and direct patient care and support services vital to other health professionals and the patients they help. Many of the careers only require a two-year degree or less. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that millions of new healthcare jobs will be added through 2018.

Those interested in allied healthcare jobs can certainly apply for general scholarships, but of course they’ll have to compete with students from every other discipline. However, there are a number of scholarships out there that are designated specifically for healthcare students.

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions

This organization sponsors a scholarship program for allied health students enrolled in its member schools. It awards $1,000 scholarships to students achieving excellence in their program and showing significant potential to assume leadership roles in the allied health professions.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in healthcare degree programs like medicine, pharmacology, nursing, microbiology, laboratory sciences, physiotherapy, healthcare management, and hospital administration.

The makers of Tylenol provide 10 scholarships worth $10,000 each and 30 scholarships worth $5,000 each. An additional 150 scholarships worth $1,000 each are provided to students who participate in community service activities.

Applicants are judged on academic performance and leadership qualities. The scholarships are provided to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accredited two-year or four-year colleges or universities, graduate schools, or vocational/technical schools.

Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program

These scholarships are provided by the California Health and Welfare Agency – Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Health Professional Education Foundation.

Applicants must be enrolled in a California community college or university and they must be taking one of these programs:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Medical imaging
  • Respiratory care
  • Physical therapy
  • Pharmacy and diagnostic medical sonography
  • Social work
  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Ultrasound technician
  • Surgical technician

Those in other allied health professions may also apply for scholarships, which are worth up to $4,000.

Student who receive the scholarships are required to complete 100 volunteer hours in a medically under served area in California, or they must complete a one-year service contract.

Maxine Williams Scholarship

The American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment, located in Chicago, Illinois, provides this $1,000 award. Students receiving the award also receive a one-year membership in the American Association of Medical Assistants.

The awards are provided based on academic ability and financial need. Students must see their program directors to apply.

Applicants must be enrolled in and have completed a quarter or a semester at an accredited postsecondary medical assisting program. They are required to have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Health Resources and Services Administration – Bureau of Health Professions Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Applicants must be full-time students with a disadvantaged background, demonstrating financial need, and studying a health field. The Health Resources and Services Administration provides funds to accredited U.S. schools teaching health professions.

The National Hispanic Health Foundation – Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program

Applicants must be Hispanic students enrolled in postsecondary degree programs, including those in allied health. Scholarships are provided based on academic achievement, leaderships skills, and a commitment to improving healthcare in the Hispanic community. The scholarships are worth $2,000 to $5,000.

American Respiratory Care Foundation

The American Respiratory Care Foundation provides several awards for undergraduate students enrolled in accredited respiratory care education programs.

Most health care associations provide scholarships to aspiring specialists in their fields. There’s a good chance scholarship opportunities are available for your allied health field!

Brian Jenkins writes about a variety of job-related topics, including careers in radiologic technology, for the Riley Guide.

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