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School of Health Professions Scholarships and Awards

info2021-22 Application Deadlines

School of Health Professions scholarship applications open Monday, March 1, 2021, and are due Monday, April 5, 2021. Current Health Professions students will receive an email with scholarship information and instructions to apply through Scholarship Universe.

School of Health Professions Diversity Scholars

About: Awarded to undergraduate students in the School of Health Professions, and may be renewable from year to year (students must reapply).

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student in any degree-seeking program
  • Demonstrates strong academic merit (minimum cumulative MU GPA of 3.0)
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need, as reported by the Office of Financial Aid
  • Preference given to students from an underrepresented background in higher education

Additional Application Materials: 250-500 word essay on a topic of the student’s choosing (students must include the essay prompt and their name with the submitted essay):

  • Select one aspect of your background or one characteristic that reflects who you are and describe how that aspect or characteristic will allow you to succeed as a health professions student.
  • Explain a time you stood up for something you passionately supported, and and how that has changed your understanding of your school, community, world, or chosen profession.

Total Award Amount: $2000 ($1000 for fall semester and $1000 for spring semester). Continuation requires full-time enrollment as a Health Professions student and maintenance of a 3.0 GPA.

School of Health Professions Service Award

About: Awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate service to the School of Health Professions. Students must also demonstrate financial need and strong academic merit.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Demonstrated academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need (as reported by the Office of Financial Aid)
  • Demonstrated leadership and service in the School of Health Professions

Additional Application Materials: One-page essay describing your leadership and service to the School of Health Professions.

Total Award Amount: $2000 for academic year ($1000 for fall semester and $1000 for spring semester. Spring continuation is contingent on successful completion of the fall semester)

School of Health Professions Alumni Organization Awards: Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional

About: Two awards are made each year. One to an undergraduate enrolled in the School of Health Professions who has completed at least twenty four hours of MU coursework and has been enrolled at MU at least two semesters. Another to an undergraduate student in the professional phase of a School of Health Professions program. Applicants should demonstrate involvement in and service to the School of Health Professions, its programs or services. Preference is given to Missouri residents who are members of the Mizzou Alumni Association’s True Tigers. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an undergraduate student in the School of Health Professions OR an undergraduate student in the professional phase of a School of Health Professions program
  • Must have completed 24 hours of MU coursework
  • Must be enrolled at MU for at least two semesters
  • Minimum cumulative MU GPA of a 3.30
  • Must demonstrate involvement in, and service to the School of Health Professions, its programs or services

Additional Application Materials: Please submit an essay of at least 250 words, but not more than 2 pages, answering the questions:

  • What influenced your decision to pursue a career in health professions?
  • What excites you about your future in health care?
  • What impact do you hope to have through your professional work?

Total Award Amount: Minimum amount of $750 each

John and Janet Farmer Endowment to Advance the School of Health Professions

About: Funds shall be used to support training activities (e.g. fellowships, stipends, research projects, academic travel) for graduate and post-doctoral education in the School of Health Professions (SHP).

Qualifications:

  • Must be engaged in masters, doctoral or post-doctoral training in disciplines within SHP
  • Must be engaged in clinical or research training activities focused on children with special health care needs from birth through 21 years (i.e., those with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities, or who are at risk for such concerns.)
  • Preference given to students who anticipate a career dedicated to improving the lives of children with special health care needs and their families.

Additional Application Materials: One page typed essay summarizing how you will use the funds.

Total Award Amount: At least one $1800 award per year.

Nancy Fay Scholarship

About: First preference shall be given to students with a demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Recipients must be in good academic standing.

Additional Application Materials: One-page essay outlining how these funds will help you pursue your goal and particular career in the field of Health Professions.

Total Award Amount: $1000 per year

Richard E. and Carol B. Oliver Scholarship

About: Awarded to a first generation college student who is in the professional phase of their program in the School of Health Professions

Qualifications:

  • Must be a first generation college student
  • Must be in professional phase of their program
  • Demonstrated merit (GPA 3.5 or higher)
  • Demonstrated leadership and service in the School of Health Professions

Additional Application Materials: Essay of no more than one typed double-spaced page outlining your service and leadership activities in SHP. Include activities and organizations you are / have been involved in and how your involvement has benefited you personally and its value to your educational experience.

Total Award Amount: $750 per year

Health Professions Student Ambassador Scholarship

About: This scholarship is provided by student ambassador alumni and others to support a current SHP undergraduate student member of the Student Ambassador Leadership Team

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in coursework as an undergraduate in the School of Health Professions
  • Be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA minimum)
  • Be a current member of the Student Ambassador Leadership Team, with at least one full semester remaining.
  • Demonstrated financial need (as reported by the Office of Financial Aid)

Additional Application Materials: 300 word statement of need including how your service as a student ambassador has impacted your academic preparation and expression your commitment to work in health care after graduation.

Total Award Amount: $500 per year

Health Professions Black Scholar Award

About: The fund shall provide one or more scholarship awards to students enrolled in School of Health Professions.

Qualifications:

  • Academic Achievement: Selection shall be based upon academic achievement.
  • Other: In order to assist the University in achieving the goal of a diverse student body, this scholarship will be awarded to a black student enrolled in SHP. Recipient shall be an Undergraduate student who has successfully completed at least 30 hours of college credit hours or a Graduate/Professional Student.
  • Preference shall be given to: students interested in doing research and/or who intend to pursue an advanced academic/professional degree; United States Citizens or lawful permanent residents; and
    Students aspiring to teaching and/or academic research careers.

Additional Application Materials: Candidates shall, in addition to a completed scholarship application, submit:

  1.  An essay (no more than two pages double spaced) addressing current and long-term career goals; and
  2.  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Additional Information / Disclosures

Amounts (both financial dollars and scholarship quantity) listed within each scholarship are determined annually. Therefore, the amounts listed should give students a general idea of the types of scholarships within the School of Health Professions and the amounts received. Students should refer to scholarship information sent to their Mizzou email annually for exact information.

Scholarships applications open approximately Feb. 1 of each calendar year and are usually due the beginning of March. Scholarships are posted to student accounts the academic year following the application cycle.


Health Professions Department and Program Scholarship Information

If you are a student in one of the following areas, you may apply for scholarships specific to your academic program. Visit each department’s page to learn more about their scholarships and application process.


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