Scholarships

2021-2022 General Scholarship Application deadline has been extended to July 1st, 2021.

See our previous scholarship recipients 

Each year, the SHP Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants who demonstrate academic and professional achievement in their program and fields.

Scholarships are available for both newly entering matriculated students as well as continuing matriculated students. To be eligible for these scholarship, students must have demonstrated high ethical standards in their course work and have shown consistent dedication to the subject matter.   Students who have breeched the Honor Code, Academic Integrity, or displayed any other “Acts of Misconduct” will not be considered for scholarships.

Most Scholarships are based on financial need and it is highly recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

When applying for SHP scholarships, be sure to read the application directions carefully and follow all directions. Incomplete and late applications will be disqualified.  Awarded students will be notified by the first week of September and will have funds applied directly to their student account.

If you have any questions, please email Student Affairs @ osa@shp.rutgers.edu

Students who applied using the SHP General Scholarship Application will be notified(awarded or not chosen for an award) by the end of the first week of September. If selected, awards will be posted to students financial account.

Learn more about  Financial Aid.

Please see below the listing of scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.  By completing the SHP Online General Scholarship Application, applicants are considered for each of the scholarships which they are deemed eligible for. Some scholarships may require an additional personal statement (i.e. SHP Alumni Association Military/Veteran Appreciation scholarship and the PA Judith Yannariello scholarship).

Scholarship Name Criteria
Catherine and Kenneth T. Gill Memorial Endowed Scholarship Eligibility: part-time or full-time graduate or undergraduate student in psychiatric rehabilitation, entering their second year of study (or later) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Also taken into consideration will be the student’s previous efforts and contributions to the lives of persons with serious mental illness in a paid, volunteer and/or student capacity.
Champions Endowed Scholarship Based on financial need and academic merit
Estate of Edith Richards Endowed Scholarship Standard SHP scholarship criteria
W. Paul Stillman Endowed Trust Fund Scholarship Standard SHP scholarship criteria
Stanley Bergen Endowed Scholarship Partial-tuition, based on academic excellence and some financial need, must be NJ resident and US citizen
Student Assistance Endowment (NJ Health Foundation Scholarship) Standard SHP scholarship criteria
Wells Fargo Bank Endowed Scholarships for Allied Health Professionals Standard SHP scholarship criteria
SHP Endowed Student Scholarship Scholarship is for full-time SHP students. Selected by a committee of SHP faculty, staff and alumni. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, academic merit and outstanding character.
SHP Alumni Association Military/Veteran Appreciation Scholarship Awarded to an SHP student who has served or is currently serving in the Military. Selection made by the SHP Alumni Association Executive Board.
SHP Scholarship Fund Standard SHP scholarship criteria
SHP Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences – Scholarship For full or part-time Coordinated Dietetics (GPA of 3.0 or better from a dietetic technician program), MSCN, MSCN Entry Level or DCN students in good academic standing in the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences. Two scholarships will be given each year, one undergraduate and one graduate.
Judith Yannariello, Ph. D Endowed Scholarship Scholarship for PA Students who will be in their second or third year  (Fall 2021 term). See details and criteria on the PA Scholarships tab above.
Dr. Joseph A. Schwenkler Scholarship Fund for PA Students Scholarship for PA Students who will be in their second or third year  (Fall 2021 term). See details and criteria on the PA Scholarships tab above.
Dr. Laura Matarese Doctoral Scholarship In the Rutgers School of Health Professions Department of Clinical & Preventive Nutrition Sciences Current DCN Students in good standing – A minimum GPA of 3.65 following completion of at least 12 credits as a matriculated student and has demonstrated commitment to leadership/service to the profession

*Scholarships subject to change

Students who applied using the SHP General Scholarship Application will be notified (awarded or not chosen for an award) by the end of the first week of September. If selected, awards will be posted to students financial accounts.

2021-2022 General Scholarship Application is now open.

Apply Here

2020 School of Health Professions Dean’s Scholarship

Application period closed

We are pleased to announce that SHP will be offering the 2020 SHP Dean’s Scholarship for continuing students. This need based scholarship is available to SHP undergraduate and graduate matriculated students admitted Spring 2020 or earlier and will have completed at least 9 credits by the end of the Spring 2020 term. Applicants must have earned at least a 3.0 GPA, and are in good standing with the School and University.

To be eligible for this needs based scholarship applicants must:

Have completed an updated FAFSA by no later than July 1, 2020

Complete the online Dean’s Scholarship Application which includes submission of a personal statement (no more than 250 words) – “How do you feel your education at SHP can help you make a difference being a Healthcare Professional and what does being a Healthcare Professional mean to you?”

Both the updated FAFSA and online application must be completed by no later than July 1, 2020. All students will be notified (awarded or not selected) by the last week of August and awards will be posted student’s accounts by mid-September 2020.

Each year, The Apartment Guide Scholarship will award two $2,500 scholarships for the Fall Semester. Information and applications are available at apartmentguide.com/students/scholarship. Deadline to Apply is March 23, 2021.

As housing, books, fees and study abroad costs can be major expenditures for students and their families, Apartment Guide is allowing the scholarship winners to use the funds for non-tuition costs if they so choose. All funds must go towards an education-related expense.

About the Scholarship

This year’s scholarship is dedicated to advancing health equity, which can include but is not limited to research, raising awareness, community building, or increasing access to resources. The program will award a $7,000 scholarship to a Black, a Hispanic/Latinx, and an Indigenous undergraduate junior or senior.

Eligibility and how to apply

Requirements for eligibility include:

Be a student of color who identifies as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latino/Latina, and/or Pacific Islander
Current junior or senior in pursuit of an undergraduate degree (as of Fall 2021)
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from most recent college transcript
Demonstrated involvement in the advancement of health equity by impacting an obstacle created by a social determinant of health. The social determinants of health are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They include education, housing, income, access to healthy food, physical environment, healthcare access, racism, and other forms of discrimination, among other community and social factors.
There are a large variety of ways to make an impact, such as organizing a local garden to help families who would otherwise not have easy access to nutritious food and having a passion for expanding this work.
This definition is intentionally broad to encourage applicants to creatively demonstrate the connection between their work and health equity in the essay portion of the application.

Timeline:

March 2 – April 20, 2021: Application opens
June 25, 2021: Winners notified
August 1, 2021: Funds distributed to University

For more information regarding the scholarship (ie eligibility, criteria and how to apply) visit the scholarship website at https://www.healthline.com/scholarship-program.

AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate professionalism and a passion for their future careers. This means that we evaluate applicants’ profiles with the eye of a hiring manager. Click here to find out more!

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD,
etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

AfterCollege Vocational & Trade Study Scholarship

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students working toward a certificate, diploma, associate’s or bachelor’s degree provided by a post-secondary institution such as a community college, career, vocational, or trade school. Fields of study may include (but are not limited to): IT, Web Development Programming, Business Management, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse Assistant, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Apply Here

The American Academy of CPR and First Aid is proud to sponsor the “Save a Life” Scholarship, offered exclusively to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields. Caregiving and teaching can both be challenging, but incredibly rewarding professions. This is why the American Academy of CPR and First Aid made this commitment to further the education and career development of future doctors, nurses, technicians, professors, and teachers of all areas of specialization with this scholarship. This $1500 scholarship is offered twice a year.

To learn more, click this link! Save a Life Scholarship

Ultrasoundtechniciansschools.com is taking their support of aspiring ultrasound technologists one step further by offering an annual scholarship
award of $1,000. The application window is now open until September 1st, 2021.

Qualifications are as follows: Any recently accepted or currently enrolled student in a CAAHEP-accredited certificate/diploma, associate, bachelor’s, or post-degree certificate program in sonography (e.g., cardiovascular, vascular, obstetric/gynecological/fetal, pediatric,
musculoskeletal, echocardiography, etc.).

Transfer students entering a bachelor’s program with an associate’s degree must show proof of having a 3.5 GPA in their associate’s program. All recently accepted students in a post-degree certificate must show proof of having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their most recently
completed degree program.

You can take a look at the details at: Looking to the Future Ultrasound Technician Scholarship at https://www.ultrasoundtechnicianschools.com/scholarships/.

EduBirdie collected a list of financial aid and scholarships for students with various special needs. There are over 30 scholarships for students with various disabilities. Scholarships awarded range from $500 to $10,000. Please visit our website at https://edubirdie.com/blog/scholarships-forstudents-with-disabilities or https://edubirdie.com/blog/scholarships-for-students-with-mental-health-problems for information on requirements and deadlines.

Mesothelioma.com is proud to award $4,000 to one student whose life has been impacted by cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story.

Application Deadline is March 31, 2022, for the 2022 academic year.

Please visit the website at https://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/ for information on requirements and deadlines.

Gloves.com is thrilled to announce that we are offering a one-time reward of $1000 to one outstanding university student.

The scholarship requires students to create and submit a 500-word essay describing “Is there a Relationship Between Bad Health and Poverty? ”.
More details can be found here:

Gloves $1000 Scholarship Program

Watermark is offering two $5,000 women in STEM scholarships for the fall 2021 academic term to provide much-needed support for college students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related studies and careers. The deadline to submit entries is July 15, 2021, and awardees will be notified in August. For official rules and to apply, students should visit this page.

To participate in the Watermark Scholars program, applicants are asked to submit either a written essay, up to 500 words, or a short video on the topic of “Who has inspired you to pursue a career in science or technology, and what do you want to achieve upon graduation?” We’re looking for students who have been inspired by recent events and changes in learning and want to make a difference in their careers!

 https://www.watermarkinsights.com/watermark-scholars/.