2020-2021- Scholarship General Application Now Open (Deadline extended to July 1)

See our 2019-20 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 @

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.

2020-2021 General Scholarship Application is now open. Click Here to apply.

Learn more about  Financial Aid.

Please see below the listing of scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year 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 – Part Time 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 2020 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 2020 term). See details and criteria on the PA Scholarships tab above.

*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 account.

2020-2021 General Scholarship Application is now open. Click here to apply.

2020 School of Health Professions Dean’s Scholarship

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.

Please click on the following link to apply –

Each year, The Apartment Guide Scholarship will award two $2,500 scholarships for the Fall Semester. Information and applications are available Check back in January to apply for the Fall 2020 Scholarship!

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.

Healthline and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Stronger Scholarship

Each year, a scholarship is dedicated to the advancement of mental health, either through research, raising awareness, community building, or combating stigma. The program will award four students with a $5,000 scholarship each. Healthline  and NAMI dedicates its annual scholarship funds to four outstanding students (2 Graduate and 2 undergraduate) working to change the face — and future — of mental health.

Check Back March of 2020 for the 2020 application.

For more information regarding the scholarship (ie eligibility, criteria and how to apply) visit the scholarship website at

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

Rutgers School of Health Professions students who would be eligible include those in our nutrition programs and also possibly students involved in treating eating disorders in our psychiatric rehabilitation programs. Please read the scholarship details below or visit the scholarship’s webpage here.

We here at Healthline know that the impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching and is affecting everyone in different ways. To continue to support our community as much as we can, we want to let you know about our 2020 stronger scholarship. Healthline and Feeding America have teamed up to offer Rutgers School of Health Professions students a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.

As the #1 health-information resource to more than 250 million monthly users, we recognize 1 in 8 households in the United States will have had difficulty securing enough food for all of its members this year. That’s why we will be granting four $5,000 scholarships to students working to change the face — and future — of food insecurity, hunger, and nutrition.

At Healthline, we believe that access to nutritious, nourishing food should be guaranteed to everyone — and that’s exactly why we’re passionate about ending national hunger. We are looking for two undergrads and two grad students with demonstrated involvement in the advancement of nutrition and/or food security and access to nutrition, either through research, raising awareness, or community building. Nutrition can include but is not limited to food security, access to nutrition, food justice, and equity, agriculture, and eating disorders.

Below is a brief description of the important dates and requirements:
• Application period: March 4 – April 30, 2020
• Winners notified: June 25, 2020
• Funds distributed: August 1, 2020
• Eligibility
o Current junior, senior, or graduate student in pursuit of a degree as of fall 2020
o Current U.S. resident
o Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from the most recent college transcript
o Demonstrated involvement in the advancement of the food, nutrition, hunger, social work related to health, etc.

For more information click here!

Rutgers Physician Assistant Program
Student Service Learning Scholarship

The Rutgers SHP Physician Assistant Program is committed to facilitating service learning experiences for students that will nurture sensitivity to a broad range of cultures and backgrounds, promote empathy, instill social responsibility and expand and strengthen the individual’s sense of self. Another important consideration in service learning experiences is the lasting impact of the work undertaken by the experience participants on the local community.

In support of this, the program will annually award one $1,000 scholarship to a currently enrolled PA student to help offset expenses for a local, domestic or international service experience.

Applications will be blinded and reviewed by a panel (minimum of 3 people, comprised of at least two non-student members and one current student member of the PA Program Service Learning Committee) that will weigh the merits of the following components equally.

Submission Instructions

Please submit ONE document with the four (4) items listed below. EACH item should be numbered and on a NEW Page but in one editable WORD document.

  • Essay Submission – Please attach a 500-word (maximum) essay stating why you are motivated to undertake this experience and what you hope to accomplish, taking into account the health and wellness of the target population.
  • Sponsor Information – Please provide the sponsoring organization (if available), with link to their website and detailed information on what you will be doing during the experience, as well as your approximate travel dates (if applicable)
  • Costs – Please provide a table with estimated breakdown of total costs of the experience (travel, lodging, estimated food costs, insurance, etc.)
  • Resume/CV – Please attach your CV with all past service or volunteer experiences

 Additional information:

The experience must be completed within 12 months of award notification and occur while the individual is still an enrolled student. Should the student’s experience need to be cancelled after the scholarship award, all monies must be returned to the PA Program.

After completing the experience, award recipients will be required to submit a written reflection on their experience and to prepare and present a 30-minute overview about the experience to fellow students during annual National PA week activities in October.

Applicants must be in good standing and have a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average to apply.

Application timeline:

Application open (online):  January 31, 2020

Application must be submitted online by: Monday March 2, 2020 @ Midnight

If you are interested in applying for this award, please complete and submit the application online.

apply now

For any questions, email

After many years as a biomedical researcher, at age 53 Judith Yannariello entered the PA Program in 2011 as a member of the class of 2014. A week into her second year in August, 2012, a visit to her PCP led to hospitalization and an eventual diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Judith had surgery in October followed by chemotherapy and radiation. She finished treatment the following May and returned to the PA program in August, 2013, joining the class of 2015.
GI symptoms reappeared in mid-fall and intensified as the semester went on. But with the support of the faculty and her great work ethic, Judith completed the didactic portion of the program and passed her comps in February, 2014. Her Pinning Ceremony was one of the proudest days of her life, which she celebrated with her husband, Jack Zamboni, and daughter, Coral Brown. Her radiant smile is remembered by everyone who knew her.

She started her first clinical rotation, but her symptoms increased and she was unable to complete the rotation. Recurrence of the cancer was confirmed in April, 2014 and she had to withdraw from the PA program. She enjoyed some quality time with her family that summer, but weakened in the fall and died on October 27, 2014. Though she was unable to complete the PA degree, she was conferred a Certificate of Completion of the didactic portion of the program on the day of her passing.

Judith left a lasting mark on her 2014 and 2015 classmates as well as the PA faculty. To her younger colleagues, she was their “class mom” who offered support and wisdom in dealing with the challenges of both the PA Program and daily life. Her perseverance in the face of adversity was an inspiration to all.
The Judith Yannariello, Ph.D Endowed Scholarship has been established by her family in memory of Judith. It is funded by contributions from her family, many friends, PA Program faculty and Judith’s classmates. Its purpose is to honor her courage, hard work and, above all, her generosity of spirit, and to continue her legacy in the PA Program by supporting students who reflect her character.


In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a student in good academic standing in the second or third year of the Rutgers Physician Assistant Program.
  • Demonstrate financial need through submission of financial aid record.
  • Demonstrate academic effort in his or her own studies.
  • Demonstrate an unselfish commitment to assisting other students academically and personally.
  • Demonstrate a caring and supportive influence on other members of the class.
  • Communicate an interest to work in primary care as a physician assistant.

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