Scholarships for Health Professions Students

ROOSEVELT DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Provide scholarship support to full time students enrolled in the School of Health Professions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.54 and financial need.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Roosevelt Davis, M.S., MCDT  served as chair of the Department of Dental Laboratory Science Program, This endowment honors the  services of Dr. Davis to the School of Health Professions, as his goal was to support the students of the School of Health Professions.

 

DAVID P. GREEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Provide scholarships to students demonstrating financial need who are pursing a career in health professions at UTHSCSA with particular emphasis on students who work part-time to help finance their education.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 1999, the David P. Green Family Scholarship Endowment provides need based scholarships to students pursuing health professions at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, with particular emphasis on students who work part-time to help finance their education.

 

GREG TREIBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Provide scholarship support to qualifying students in Health Professions for Fiscal 2015 with first preference to students from Gillespie County, second preference to students from A&M, and third preference to students enrolled at any of the schools at the Health Science Center according to the rotational schedule.

 

BENNIE W. SCHRECK CHARITABLE TRUST

Provide scholarship support to students demonstrating financial need, while maintaining a GPA of at least a 3.00, in Health Professions.

 

DOROTHY BANKS CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Students enrolling at the UT Health Science Center must be majoring in a medical field other than doctors (ie. nursing, allied health, etc.) and demonstrate financial need.

 

CONGRESSMAN HENRY BONILLA HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support to students in good standing from the Texas 23rd Congressional District, from any classification and school within UTHSCSA.  Scholarship is non-renewable and should be awarded to a different student each year (School of Health Profession student for Fiscal 2015).

 

PHYLLIS & NEIL BOWIE STUDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Scholarships to students who demonstrate community service through volunteer activities in San Antonio while maintaining an average or better GPA.  This is a competitive Award with the recipient selected by the Health Science Center Awards Committee.  Participants will prepare a written description – 300 word maximum essay of their community service activities.  The awardee will receive a certificate and available funds will be presented annually.

 

SJOERD STEUNEBRINK SCHOLARSHIP

Provide scholarships to Health Professions students in fiscal year 2015 based on proven academic ability and financial need.

 

UTHSCSA ENDOWED STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS IN HONOR OF KENNETH COMPTON, XIMENES, BARRIE HODGSON, H. MORENO, SARA MOORE, INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE, FIESTA DE TEJAS, PHILOMATHIC STUDENT CLUB, AND GREEK CHARITIES

Support university-wide student scholarships, and can but is not limited to providing matching scholarship funds based on recommendations from the Dean or designee for each school to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Management and disbursement of endowment distributions shall reside with the Office of Student Financial Aid in consultation with the school deans or designees.

 

COUNCIL FOR EXCELLENCE IN WOMEN’S HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support for students interested in women’s health who demonstrate financial need and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

 

GREEHEY SCHOLARS IN CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Greehey Scholars in the School of Health Professions will be students with financial need who exemplify academic excellence, high moral character, and the compassion to care for our most vulnerable children with cancer or other complex diseases of childhood.  Scholarships are renewable for the duration of enrollment with continued financial need, sustained interest in children’s health, and on-going fulfillment of the academic, moral and compassionate qualities that define the Greehey Scholars. In any given year the first consideration goes to current recipients of the award. Remaining funds are awarded on a competitive basis and will come from funds released by graduating students as well as students who failed to maintain the high standards of the Greehey Scholars Program. In the event that there are not enough qualified applicants, the award amount can increase to the applicants selected to the extent that funds are available and the need for the increase is justified.

The Application Process / Criteria shall be as follows:

  1. Eligible students must complete the scholarship application applicable to the school’s scholarship process.
  2. Applications reviewed by the Scholarship Committee designated by the Dean
  3. Applicants MUST complete (FASFA) to determine the applicant(s) financial need.
  4. Office of Financial Aid must provide:
    1. Proof of applicant’s amount of financial aid
    2. Proof of applicant’s current cumulative grade point ratio
  5. In addition the applicant MUST submit:
    1. Current academic program and plan
    2. (2) page essay detailing the applicant’s interest with emphasis on:
      1. Children’s Health
      2. Children’s Cancer
      3. Or other areas of Children’s  health
      4. Especially for Children’s with complex diseases
    3. (2) Letters of reference:
      1. Faculty reference
      2. Clinical reference (if possible)
      3. 1styr. students may submit (1) faculty and (1) additional reference.
  6. Completed application must be reviewed by the Dean or the respective schools and/or designee as follow:
    1. Extent of Financial Need    1 – 20
    2. Cumulative grade point ratio   1 – 20
    3. Demonstrated interest in children’s health based on applicants academic program and plan  1- 20
    4. Essay evaluation 1 – 20
    5. Applicant references 1 – 20
      A point total of 100 is a perfect score.
  7. All proposed Greehey Scholars require the recommendation of the Chair of the Greehey Endowment Committee and must be approved by the President. 

This is a competitive academic scholarship administered by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and as such has no residential restriction.  Out-of-state students receiving this scholarship are considered In-state students for tuition purposes.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2007, and a shared scholarship between the School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, Greehey Endowed Scholarships support students who have a special interest in children’s health sciences, children’s cancer, or other complex diseases of childhood.  Greehey scholars will help address the severe shortage of nurses, especially nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals, such as respiratory therapists, physical therapists, hearing specialist and physician assistants.  These Scholars will also fill a critical need to better meet the urgent health care needs of families, especially those with children who have cancer or other chronic illnesses.

 

BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION OF SAN ANTONIO SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support based on financial need and good academic standing.

Additional criteria:

  • Must be full time students for both fall and spring semester
  • Must reside and attend classes in the Foundation’s eight-county service area (Atascosa, Bexar, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson)
  • Must provide a one-page essay describing why pursuing a health care career
BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Scholarships provided by the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio enable the Foundation to fulfill its mission of improving the health of the community by fostering and funding clinical, educational, spiritual and scientific initiatives while honoring God and its Baptist heritage. Scholarships help to underwrite the tuition and fees of full time students and are awarded to students whose primary residence is in the eight county service area and whose intent, following graduation, is to remain and seek employment in the Foundation’s eight county service area: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. You can visit their web site at http://www.bhfsa.org/.

 

SOUTH TEXAS RISING ACADEMIC STARS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support for students who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.

Additional criteria:

  • Be a permanent resident (5 or more consecutive years) of and have a permanent South Texas address in one of our 22 counties (see website below).
  • Have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship.
  • Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Are enrolled in a U.S. accredited 2 yr. community college (enrolled part-time or full-time) in a degree-seeking program, or a 4yr. university undergraduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Bachelor’s Degree, or a university graduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Master’s or Doctorate degree.

Application required.  www.southtexasstars.org

 

CHILDREN OF FALLEN HEROES SCHOLARSHIP ACT

A Pell-eligible student, whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made.  To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death

A public safety officer as defined in in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b)

  • An individual serving a public agency in an official capacity, with or without compensation, as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or chaplain;
  • An employee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who is performing official duties of the agency, if those official duties—
    • are related to a major disaster or emergency that has been, or is later declared to exist with respect to the area under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; and
    • are determined by FEMA to be hazardous duties

A parent or guardian includes non-custodial parents, step-parents, and parents of independent students. In all cases, the parent/guardian status at the time of death is the qualifying eligibility criterion. This may be different from the current parent/guardian status.

The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship requires documentation to validate that that the student was less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death.  If you feel you are eligible for this scholarship, please email Gloria Salinas at salinasgg@uthscsa.edu for more details.