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scholarships & awards

 

Program-Specific Scholarships

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GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Arizona Army National Guard (PA and PT students only) (added 3/16/14)
Indian Health Service Scholarship Program Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (added 8/22/14)
American Indian Graduate Center American Occupational Therapy Foundation Scholarships [OT Students Only] (added 9/29/14
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants [PA Students Only] (added 10/7/14)
Women for ATSU Scholarship  

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program - (PA program only)

  • National Health Service Corps Website
  • Toll-Free Help Line 1-800-221-9393
  • Pays full tuition and fees
  • Pays for required books, supplies and equipment, and student health insurance
  • Pays monthly stipend of approximately $1,185
  • Year for year obligation
  • Two-year minimum

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program

  • Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
  • Toll-Free Help Line 1-800-221-9393
  • Pays full tuition and fees
  • Pays for required books, supplies and equipment, and student health insurance
  • Pays monthly stipend of approximately $1,185
  • Year for year obligation
  • Two-year minimum
  • Must have tribal papers

American Indian Graduate Center

 

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
(OT , PT, and PA programs only)

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences participates in the Professional Student Exchange Program administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), under which legal residents of western states without a public professional school in this field may receive preference in admission and reduced tuition at this institution. To be certified as eligible for this program, the student must write to the WICHE Certifying Officer in his/her state of legal residence for the program application form. For Physician Assistant (PA) students, WICHE is available for students who have their legal residence in Alaska, Nevada, and Wyoming, with limited funds available for Arizona students.  The number of students to be supported in each state in this field depends upon state appropriations. For addresses of state certifying officers, consult the WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, Colorado 80301-9752 (telephone: 303/541-0214), or the WICHE website at http://www.wiche.edu.

Women for ATSU Scholarship

Each year one ASHS (AuD, AT, PA, PT, OT) female student is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. The student must be enrolled full-time and in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need (as verified by financial services) and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (as verified by the Registrar). Preference will be given to permanent Arizona residents.

The female student, in 150 words must answer the following: “Why did you choose your professional field?”

Women for ATSU is a membership program that provides awareness and philanthropic support to A.T. Still University. Members include individuals in our community, business partners, University employees and alumni. Annual dues are pooled in a fund that members direct toward scholarships, programs and healthcare education projects at the University. 

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by an awards committee comprised of ASHS Administration and Faculty and Student Affairs and final approval by the Dean.

 

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Athletic Training

 

Dwight Patterson Youth Sports Scholarship

This award provides financial assistance to students in good academic standing enrolled in ATSU’s Athletic Training program who have demonstrated a commitment to youth sports and the well-being of youth athletes through their academic, clinical and service activities and have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for the current year.

The Dwight Patterson Youth Sports Scholarship was established in 2004 as a tribute to a man who left a mark on youth, education and sports in Mesa. As a businessman, Patterson lured the Chicago Cubs to Mesa, Ariz., for spring training and was known as the “Father of Cactus League Baseball.” Patterson received training as a teacher and served as a trustee for all three branches of public education in Arizona: K-12, community college and university.

Applicants will complete the DPYSS application which highlights their voluntary leadership experience, research activities, interest in youth sports, and financial need, as noted on the DPYSS application.

Deadline to submit is always the 3rd Wednesday of January. For the 2014-2015 school year the deadline is January 21, 2015.  Entries should be submitted to Deborah Ross-Carter, Student Financial Services.  

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by the Athletic Training Administration and Faculty and a recommendation will be made to the ATSU Student Scholarship and Awards committee and Student Affairs.

 

Audiology

 

Audiology Student Excellence Scholarship

This award provides financial assistance to a third year audiology student with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in good academic standing, outstanding clinical performance, professional or community involvement, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Leadership in student organizations; locally, regionally or nationally
  • Presentations at local or national meetings (scientific, technical or other)
  • Active role in promoting the profession
  • Serving the needs of the community

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Resume with cover letter highlighting professional and community involvement and commitment to serving a culturally diverse community. The resume should include a contact person and phone number for any volunteer involvement outside ASHS. 
  • An original essay on the meaning of professionalism (approx. 1200 words)

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by an awards committee comprised of Audiology Administration and Faculty and Program Chair. Award recipients will be notified during the Winter Quarter. The award will be presented only if there are qualified applicants.  

 

Occupational Therapy

 

Annie Levy Memorial Scholarship

This award provides financial assistance to students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and enrolled in ATSU’s OT program. Preference will be given to students in their final year of the program.

ASHS student Annie Levy was a graduating Occupational Therapy student with only one month left on her clinical rotations when she lost her life in a car accident on September 23, 2005, only three days after her 27th birthday. This award is in remembrance of Annie and her wonderful accomplishments.

Applicants will write a brief (one page or less) statement explaining why they choose their field of study and what their goals are upon graduation.

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by an awards committee comprised of ASHS-OT Administration and Faculty and Student Affairs.

 

Paula Tadano Memorial Scholarship

This award provides financial assistance to students in good academic standing enrolled in ATSU’s OT program and among the top 1/3 in their class. Preference will be given to students who are bilingual, represent cultural diversity, or who exhibit a dedication to serving individuals from other cultures.

Paula Tadano, a former ATSU faculty member who began working at ATSU in 1998, was dedicated to both occupational therapy (OT) and service to the community. A certified hand therapist, she worked in many areas of OT practice with both adults and children and helped develop much of the original OT curriculum at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences. Tadano was well-respected in the OT community for her service. She was a favorite faculty member for OT students and received several of the SGA Faculty of the Year awards. She volunteered for state and national OT organizations and worked to develop and teach several of the first interprofessional education courses that were offered to OT and physical therapy students. Tadano died in November 1999, only a few short months after being diagnosed with kidney cancer. This scholarship is dedicated to her role as an exemplary teacher, colleague, and friend and was arranged by her husband through several donations.

Applicants must complete the appropriate application form, submit a resume with cover letter highlighting professional and community involvement, language skills and commitment to serving a cultural diverse community. The resume should include a contact person and phone number for any volunteer involvement outside ASHS.

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by an awards committee comprised of ASHS-OT Administration and Faculty and Student Affairs.

 

Physician Assistant

 

Physician Assistant Scholarship

The $2,000 PA Student Scholarship is awarded annually to a clinical year student who will locate their practice to a rural underserved community. The practice must be in a primary care discipline. To be eligible for the award the student must be in good academic standing and have a signed contract with a rural practice or a letter of intent to hire from a practice in a qualified area.

 

Joe Gibson Scholarship

This award provides financial assistance to students in good academic standing enrolled in ATSU’s PA program.

Dr. Joe Gibson was a Phoenix area Emergency Medicine Physician who was killed while on a training run in December 2009. Dr. Gibson exemplified many qualities which current education programs seek to instill in their students: dedication to improving medicine, wonderful bedside manner, a collaborative team spirit at work and a well-rounded lifestyle.

Applicants will be chosen based on the following criteria and will submit a one page of less statement demonstrating these qualities:

  • Leads or participates in activities related to the school and/or community charities in additional to normal expected academic pursuits. In doing so, this individual represents a well-balanced professional lifestyle

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by an awards committee comprised of ASHS-PA Administration and Faculty and Student Affairs.

Physical Therapy

 

Mason Vig Memorial Scholarship

This award provides financial assistance to students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and enrolled in ATSU’s PT program. Preference will be given to students in their final year of the program.

Physical Therapy student Mason Vig was enrolled in ATSU’s PT program when he died on February 17, 2012. This award honors Mason’s passion for helping.

Applicants will write a brief (one page or less) statement explaining why they choose their field of study and what their goals are upon graduation.

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by an awards committee comprised of ASHS- PT Administration and Faculty and Student Affairs.

 

MISCELLANOUS SCHOLARSHIP LINKS

 

www.fastweb.com www.collegeanswer.com
www.scholarshipguidance.com

www.scholarships.com

 

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