Grants and Scholarships for Dental Hygienists

grants for dental hygienists

A number of professional organizations offer grants and scholarships for dental hygienists to complete their education.

Most programs require enrollment in an accredited institution prior to initiating the application process. Job corps is awesome for example, in that it offers free dental hygienist training to individuals 16 to 24 years of age who meet specific income guidelines.

American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA)

The ADHA offers approximately 13 cash scholarships in amounts ranging from $1000 to $2000 United States dollars (USD). One non-cash scholarship has an approximate value of $1000 USD. Most programs require students have a 3.5 grade point average (GPA). Applications are due February 1. Sample scholarship awards include:

1. The Carol Bauhs Benson Scholarship awards $1000 USD to one student from North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin who pursues entry-level certification or an associate’s degree.

2. Dr. Esther Wilkins started a scholarship fund granting $1000 USD to one individual obtaining an advanced dental hygiene degree.

3. Colgate provides $1,250 USD for two minority students obtaining entry-level certification.

4. Karla Girts Memorial Community Outreach Scholarships offer $2,000 USD for two students with 3.0 GPAs to complete associate or bachelor degree studies.

5. Hu-Friedy / Esther Wilkins Instrument Scholarships allow five recipients pursuing certification, associate or bachelor studies to select $1000 USD worth of dental hygiene equipment.

National Dental Hygienist Association (NDHA)

NDHA scholarship applications are due March 15. The historically African-American organization offers $800 awards specifically for dental hygienist studies. Five scholarship categories require students to have a minimum 2.5 GPA and current NDHA membership.

1. First and second year dental hygiene students each have their respective categories.

2. A Mary Hawkins award goes to a student living where the NDHA decides to hold its annual convention (changes annually).

3. Non-traditional students enter first or second year hygienist studies with a background in unrelated subjects.

4. Albretta Merit awards go to a deserving candidate who just missed qualifying for previously listed scholarships.

Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)

HAD has three scholarship opportunities available to dental hygienist students with current memberships. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States. Mid-July marks the application deadline.

1. Colgate-Palmolive provides up to $10,000 USD for dental hygienists looking to complete graduate-level studies.

2. Hispanic Dental Association Foundation (HDAF) Scholars Awards grants $1,000 USD to first-year students.

3. Dr. Juan D. Villarreal awards between $500 and $1,000 USD to students who study within Texas State.

Department of Labor Job Corps Program

Job Corps offers free dental hygienist training to young adults from low-income households. The United States Department of Labor started the program in 1964 to combat increasing poverty rates. 48 states and United States territories host 125 centers. There is no charge for food, lodging or health care. Dental hygienist training requires 8 to 12 months for completion.

To pass the course students must obtain their high school diploma. Students receive certifications in radiation health and safety (RHS), infection control (ICE) and general chairside (GC). Job Corps’ official website indicates RHS and ICE certification are enough for employment in many states. An extensive post-graduate support system offers valuable leads on employment opportunities.

Scholarship opportunities exist for recent health care industry arrivals and veterans seeking career advancement. Additional funding options are waiting to be discovered. Combining private grants and scholarships with state funds substantially reduces debt incurred by aspiring dental professionals.

Federal Grants

If you’re on the hunt for money for school, then you will definitely want to make sure applying for the main Federal grants (the Pell grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) is right at the top of your list. These grants are need-based, which means they are awarded on the basis of financial merit.

Depending on your financial status, the payout can be quite lucrative; currently, the Pell grant pays out as much as $5,500 per year.

Applying for the Pell grant is easy – just submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete details on where to get the application and what to expect from it can be found here!

Grants and Scholarships for Chiropractor/Chiropractic

Going into chiropractic practice and becoming a chiropractor is no easy task.

To become a doctor of chiropractic one needs to undergo a four-year degree program or a five-year bachelor degree in chiropractic. This is followed by a two or three-year program for a Master’s degree.

Eight years of education is not just expensive, it is also impossible for many people. Fortunately, there are many scholarships and grants available that can greatly reduce the costs so you can become a chiropractor sooner.

Here are some of your best funding options…

Philip R. Lee Scholarship

American Indian students who wish to become chiropractors can apply for the Philip R. Lee Scholarship.

The California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. awards up to $2,800 to the chosen recipient. Candidates must be American Indian students enrolled in a health-related degree. They must maintain an average grade of “B” or above. Most importantly, they must submit their tribe certification.

Learn more at the official website.

Allied Healthcare Scholarship

The Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program of the Health Professions Education Foundation is available to students who are enrolled or accepted to an allied health educational program in California.

Applicants must live in or are able to work in California. One condition for the scholarship is that the recipient agrees to work in an underserved area within the state for two years.

Candidates who are accepted can receive up to $4,000. More information is available here.

Health Occupation Students of America Scholarship

The HOSA Scholarship is available to students who are currently enrolled in a health education program and are members of the HOSA.

Applicants must present an official and current transcript, proof of leadership activities and recognition, proof of community involvement, three written references and a one-page personal statement. More details are available in their scholarship guidelines.

American Chiropractic Association Scholarship

The ACA Scholarship awards $1,000 to $2,500 to each recipient. Applicants for the scholarship must be members of the association.

Each applicant must be enrolled full time in a course for a chiropractic degree and at least in hos second year. They must have good scholastic performance and maintain grades of not less than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Learn more about the scholarship on the official ACA website.

Blair Chiropractic Society

This society offers a number of $1,000 scholarships per year. According to the official web site to be eligible you must be…

  • Be a student in good standing at an accredited chiropractic college
  • Be a member of a student Blair club (if available at their school)
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.0 (C+)
  • Have completed at least one Primary Blair seminar

For more information, including complete details on how to apply, visit

State and Federal Grants

Most of these are need-based (meaning they are distributed on the basis of financial need), but they are some of the most lucrative grants available and although not specifically for chiropractic school, the funds from them can be applied towards any properly accredited program.

Since the worst that can happen is that you are declined for funding, you definitely will want to submit an application and attempt to gain a piece of the funding “pie” for yourself.

More details on how to do so can be found here!

Federal Health Care Education Grants for Women

Nursing students in North Caroline will be thrilled to hear this good news (a smart move considering the need for nurses in the U.S.)… 

Students in nurse-midwifery, medicine, metro urgent care and other health-related disciplines at East Carolina University will team up in a virtual clinic to improve women’s health through a $1.098 million federal grant awarded to the College of Nursing.

The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration is the largest in the College of Nursing’s history, officials said.

Dr. Pamela Reis, assistant professor of nurse-midwifery education in the College of Nursing, is project director.


Dr. Pamela Reis

Funding for the grant’s first year is $367,688, followed by a projected $361,123 in the second year and $369,374 in the third year.

The project aims to improve primary care of women through the lifespan by expanding an existing web-based Virtual Community Clinic Learning Environment, a format similar to the popular Second Life virtual world. Check out learn academy for more information.

The college has operated the virtual clinic for six years for nurse practitioner students, and will expand its reach by creating case-based extracts for weight loss burniva, health care scenarios for nurse-midwifery and third-year medical students to work together to solve, Reis said….

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6 Grants and Scholarships for Biomedical Technicians

Education costs money. Quality services require proper training and knowledge, especially if you are dealing with human health and welfare. Biomedical technicians or biomedical equipment technologists handle sensitive medical equipment and training is highly recommended.

Although anybody with a high school diploma can become a biomedical technician, preference is given by employers to those who have had education and training in the field. There are many scholarships and grants that are offered to students to help subsidize their education.

If you are looking for scholarships or grants to help you through your biomedical technician degree, you’ll want to check out the following 6 opportunities…

Scholarship of Excellence Award

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions shows its support of the furtherance of students taking up courses in the allied health fields, including biomedical technician degrees. For a candidate to be considered he must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

He or she must have had at least a single term as a student in said institution. Most importantly, s/he must be enrolled in a degree program (associate’s, bachelor’s master’s or doctorate’s) which is related to healthcare.

Economic standing is not a factor in the selection process.

The successful applicant will be chosen based on his or her academic achievements, community involvement, extra-curricular activities and strong communication skills. Once chosen he or she will receive a scholarship worth $1,000.

Go to the ASAHP Scholarship page for more information.

Allied Healthcare Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship may receive up to $4,000. He or she will be required to render 100 volunteer hours or one year of service at a qualified healthcare facility in California. A candidate must have been accepted or is enrolled in an allied healthcare program. He or she must not have any other obligation to render voluntary service. Another important consideration is that he or she must be living in or is able to work in the state of California.

If you want to know more about the Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program, visit their website through this link.

Health Occupation Students of America Scholarship

This scholarship is worth $500.

Applicants must be enrolled in a health science education program (secondary, postsecondary or college/university program).

They must present proof of outstanding academic performance. They must also submit proof of notable leadership activities and community involvement. Applicants are required to write an essay of 350-750 words outlining why they think they deserve the scholarship.

In the essay, they must also point out how they can be of good use in the field.

Go to the HOSA official website for more information on application guidelines.

 Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Special recognition is given to healthcare students by the makers of Tylenol, the popular painkiller. Students who show excellent academic performance and significant community involvement are awarded the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. For more information, visit the Tylenol official website or check out their Facebook page.

Federal and State Grants

The federal government offers several need based grants (i.e., grants distributed on the basis of financial need); these are grants which you should apply, regardless of your financial status. Applying is free, and the worst that can happen is that you are turned down for funding.

There are, after all, varying degrees of financial need and these grants are quite lucrative.

The Pell grant for instance, pays between $500-$5,500 per year, depending on the  information provided in the income disclosure element of the grant application.

While these grants are not specifically for Biomedical Technicians, the funding from them can be applied to most accredited programs!

There may also be state grants available, but this will depend on your state and its ability to sustain the cost of such programs. The good news is that if you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA), you will be considered for any applicable state and federal grants which use this form as the basis to grant funding.

Most of the time, that is the majority of them.

You can learn more about applying for these grants via the FAFSA on this page, or investigate more available state grants on this page!

10 Grants and Scholarships for Anesthesiology Assistants

10 Grants and Scholarships for Anesthesiology Assistants

Four years of undergraduate study plus two years of postgraduate study are required in order for one to become an anesthesiology assistant. Paying for six years of tuition fees and other school expenses is no easy thing.

If you wish to become an anesthesiology assistant and are looking for grants and scholarships that can help YOU through school the following are some programs that can help…

Allied Healthcare Scholarship

The Allied Healthcare Scholarship provides assistance worth up to $4,000.

Applicants must be enrolled in an allied healthcare degree program in any of the colleges or universities within the state of California. The successful applicant must agree to serve for at least two years in a medically underserved area.

One year or 100 volunteer hours will be dedicated to working in an underserved area in California. In connection with this, he or she must not have any other similar service obligation. Also, applicants must have live in and have the ability to work in California.

Health Occupation Students of America Scholarship

Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in a health science education program (secondary, postsecondary or college/university program).

He or she must provide a copy of his or her scholastic records as proof of good grades.

Proof of leadership activities and community involvement must also be submitted.

Applicants are required to write an essay of 350-750 words that tell why they should be chosen for the scholarship and their future value in the field. The recipient will receive a monetary award of $500.

Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program

The IHS Scholarship program is available to students whose ethnic affiliation is either American Indian or Alaska Native. Different scholarships cover preparatory courses (those in preparation for entrance into a health professional schools later on), pre-graduate (Bachelor’s degree) and health professions.

Applicants must be enrolled in any of these categories in order to qualify. Financial aid covers tuition and other fees.

Dr. Philip R. Lee Scholarship

Another scholarship awarded only to qualified American Indians who are enrolled in health careers. Applicants must submit a certification from his tribe and must maintain a grade average of “B” or better. The successful applicant can receive up to $2,800.

Scholarship of Excellence Award

$1,000 is awarded by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions to students enrolled in allied health courses in member schools. Financial need does not matter and will not be considered. Recipients must show outstanding academic performance and community involvement.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides scholarships for disadvantaged students enrolled in courses geared towards health professions. You can learn more at the official web site.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

The Tylenol scholarship is awarded to healthcare students who exhibit excellent performance at school and in the community. Learn more at the official web site.

Washington Hospital Healthcare System Scholarships

The WHHS offers various scholarship opportunities to healthcare professionals and those seeking to be such. They offer the following scholarships:

  • Service League Volunteer Scholarship: Awarded to students in the Washington Hospital District who have been accepted to or are enrolled in a healthcare education program. The chosen recipient will get $1,000 each year for four years with the condition that he maintains a grade point average of not less than 2.5.
  • Devorah Taghioff Memorial Scholarship: Provided in memory of Deborah Taghioff, high school applicants who have been accepted into a health-related education program can apply. The main criterion for qualification is that the student must show proof of having overcome tremendous financial or social difficulty. A monetary award of $750 will be given to the selected applicant.
  • Robert D. Foley, MD Memorial Scholarship: In memory of Robert Foley, an award of $1,000 is given to a qualified applicant who must be a student pursuing a career path in any of the health sciences

There are not too many scholarships that are exclusively offered to anesthesiology assistant students. Most of these scholarships are general in nature and offered to those pursuing health-related courses. Federal and state grants also provide assistance to those who qualify.

Federal Grants

It is a good idea to take a look at your federal and state grant options before investigating other scholarships. There are two main needs-based grants (which means they are distributed on the basis of financial need); the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).

To apply for these grants, you’ll need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Learn more about the FAFSA here – where to get one, what to expect when filling it out, and so on – by clicking here!

The data from the FAFSA is used by most state agencies as well, so if there are state-based programs available to you, this is the application you need to submit.

Your Post Secondary Institution

Don’t forget to check with your school, university or college directly.

Often they’ll have in-house financial programs to help you out. And even if they don’t, almost all schools will have someone on staff whose job it is to help you obtain funding for your education.


7 Grants And Scholarships for Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine has grown in popularity over the recent years and consequently the number of alternative medicine practitioners is on the rise.

Like traditional medicine, the skills and techniques applied in alternative medicine require training and education. For many people however, acquiring an education is expensive.

Luckily, there are many institutions and organizations who now offer scholarships to students interested in pursuing the study of alternative medicine like acupuncture. Companies that offer health products related to acupuncture provide grants and scholarships in order to increase the number of practitioners in the field.

Associations composed of alternative medicine practitioners also provide support for students who wish to study their art and thus increase their ranks.

Here are some of the readily available grants and scholarships for acupuncturists…

American Specialty Health

American Specialty Health awards scholarships worth up to $7,500 to acupuncture students who have full time enrollment in an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.0.

American Foundation of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Scholarships

The American Foundation of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers scholarships in the  American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, an educational institution in Houston, Texas which is dedicated to Oriental medicine. Scholarships are offered each year and are available even to new students who file their applications before the deadline.

Academic Achievement Award Scholarship

In Portland, Oregon, the National College of Natural Medicine offers the Academic Achievement Award Scholarship to new students for the first three terms of his chosen course. The recipient will be chosen based on the applicants’ application letters and essay. Students of the college who show leadership skills, remarkable community service and an above average scholastic record will be considered for the $3000 Founders Scholarship.

A student in his third or fourth year in the college who shows exceptional scholastic performance may be awarded with the Wise Woman Herbals Scholarship worth $1000.

Yo San Scholarship / Master Ni Scholarship

In Los Angeles, California, the Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine offers at least two scholarships. One is the Yo San Scholarship worth $1,500, for full-time new students who already have a prior Bachelor’s degree with a 3.75 upwards grade point average.

Another is the Master Ni Scholarship which is given to students who perform well in the university and have also performed well in past educational experiences. The recipient must also show characteristic zeal to forward the study of holistic medicine.

Dr. Michael and Marlene Nissenblatt Scholarship

Another scholarship is the Dr. Michael and Marlene Nissenblatt Scholarship is offered to students in their first or second year studying the fields of acupuncture and other fields like herbology and traditional Chinese medicine.

These students must aim to incorporate a humanized or personal touch to their future practice in order to apply for the said scholarship.

This scholarship pays $2,000 and is available to graduates of New Jersey high schools. You can download an application for this scholarship by clicking here.

Herbal Time Scholarship / Jade Dragon Scholarship / Nuherbs Scholarship

The Pacific College’s School of Acupuncture in partnership with Nuherbs Co. offer several different scholarships…

The Herbal Time Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students of the Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Each year, a qualified student is awarded $1,500.

Another student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better will receive the Jade Dragon Scholarship worth $1,000.

The Nuherbs Scholarship worth $2,000 is awarded to another qualified student. Nuherbs Co. offers the same scholarships in other ACAOM (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) accredited schools.

Federal and State Grants

Although not specifically for acupuncture, Federal grants like the Pell grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grant can be applied toward almost any properly accredited program.

These grants are “needs-based” which means they are given out on the basis of financial wherewithal. Because the Federal and State grants are the most generous, we recommend you submit an application to see if you apply for funding.

It’s easy, just fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application is also used by state authorities to determine your eligibility for any applicable state grants as well.


Scholarships and grants for this field of study have greatly helped in encouraging people to pursue this career path and increasing the number of qualified professionals who engage in holistic medicine and traditional Oriental medicine in the United States. As a result, more and more people are turning to more natural ways of treatment.

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Grants and Scholarships for Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Grants and Scholarships for Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Gynecology literally means “the study of women.”

That definition in itself speaks volumes on the intrinsic nature of the field. As of the present, most gynecologists are also obstetricians since both fields, more often than not, go hand in hand.

The field is a lucrative one for aspiring gynecologists but the cost of becoming one can be daunting.

Fortunately, several institutions offer grants, scholarships, fellowships and student loans that help make tuition fees, research and other educational expenses more affordable for graduate students and residents.

The following are some grants and scholarships that are available…

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Scholarship Award

Every year the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in cooperation with the American Association Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation offers the SMFM/AAOGF Scholarship Award.

This award is for students in their second and third years of education who have gone through the maternal-fetal medicine training , but it is not a typical scholarship.

Instead, it is a research-based scholarship of significant value ($100,000). Not surprisingly, a considerable amount of documentation is required (budget proposals and so on) in order to be considered for the award.

Once awarded, the scholarship may be renewed for up to three years.

You can learn more here!

West Virginia State Loan Repayment Program

The state of West Virginia offers a loan repayment program for obstetricians or gynecologists who qualify.

In order to be eligible for the program, professionals must agree to practice in areas within the state that have dire need for their skills for a period of up to two years.

Recipients can receive up to $40,000 within two years to repay debts. These debts must be for schooling; the qualified public or private educational training undergone in order to obtain their degree.

Grants and Scholarships for Obstetricians & Gynecologists: Medical Student Scholarship Program

Similarly the state of Illinois has a Medical Student Scholarship Program designed to entice gynecologists to practice in the state’s underserved areas.

For applicants to qualify, they must be residents of Illinois and have been accepted or are enrolled in a medical school based in the state.

The scholarship covers a year of tuition and other school fees as well as living expenses with a budget of up to $950 per month.

Interested applicants may inquire at the financial aid office of their own college.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

This particular program gives preference to medical students who are pursuing a career in the field of women’s health.

The lucky recipient can enjoy full coverage of tuition fees, help in other school fees as well as textbook expenses and cost of living allowance.

The main condition for the program is that the recipient, upon attaining his degree,  must agree to serve in an underserved area one year for each year of support provided by the program.

More details can be had at the official web site.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Scholarship Programs

The ACOG offers several different scholarships to students of medicine who specialize in obstetrics and gynecology…

  • The Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Award on Female Sexual Dysfunction worth $10,000.
  • The ACOG/Abbott Nutrition Research Award on Nutrition in Pregnancy which can give the selected recipient with up to $25,000 to fund research dedicated to the relationship between nutrition and pregnancy.

Aspiring applicants have to submit their applications by October 1 each year. More information can be found on the official web site.

Cambridge University OB/GYN Scholarship at the University of Iowa

Third year medical students of the University of Iowa who plan to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology at Cambridge University in the UK may apply for this scholarship program offered by Cambridge University.

It is a four-week term worth $1,500 which is undergone during the successful applicant’s fourth year.

School-Specific Awards

There are also a lot of Grants and Scholarships for Obstetricians & Gynecologists specific to certain schools that offer such programs.

One example of this is the East Tennessee State University’s James and Mary Bruce Mazza Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Award Endowment Scholarship.

Recipients are medical students in their senior year who must be residents of the area and have been accepted to a residency program in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Another school-based scholarship is the Bruce H. Drukker, M.D. Endowed Award of Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology offered in the University of Michigan.

The scholarship is awarded to students of human medicine in their fourth year.

The recipient must have excellent academic standing with priority given to those who scored above average in the USMLE Step II in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Federal and State Grants

Remember to fill OUT the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, as it is the “gateway application” for the majority of available federal grants. This includes both the Pell grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant or FSEOG.

You can learn more about about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and how to get one here!

You may also qualify for applicable state grants so make sure you submit your completed FAFSA as soon as possible in the year you plan to attend school, as this same application is used by state authorities as well.

Learn more about available state grants here.

It is ALSO a good idea for students who are looking for grants and scholarships in gynecology to look at their own school’s financial aid programs to see which scholarships and/or grants they qualify.

Good luck!

7 Great Paramedic/EMT Grants and Scholarships

Paramedic/EMT Grants and Scholarships

If you are looking for paramedic/EMT grants and scholarships, then you should always visit your school’s financial aid department before you do anything else. The financial aid department is designed to help students find monetary resources to pay for their education.

To get started hunting down funding, all students should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

This application is the “gateway” to the main federal and state grants.

The income disclosure information provided on this application is used to determine each student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is a measure of how much the student and/or his or her parents can afford to contribute to the education costs.

The lower the EFC is, the higher the financial aid award will be.

Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

Using the data from the completed FAFSA, the federal government then decides whether you are eligible for a grant, and if so, how much.

These funds are normally distributed as either a Pell Grant or a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).

These grants can pay anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars towards the cost of your education. In some states, like Washington for example, the state government may also match the Pell Grant with state money.

While these grants are not specifically for paramedics, they can be used to pay for such programs.

State EMS Agencies

Before you start school, see if your state has an EMS agency or association.

These groups are normally responsible for training EMTs and proving oversight. On most of their websites, students will find information about the different grants and scholarships available.

Students should make sure to complete their FAFSA and turn in their scholarship application by the deadline.

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

The NAEMT is a national organization designed to help professionals in the field.

Active members of the NAEMT can complete scholarship applications each year to receive educational funding. Individuals who are enrolled in EMT-B training can receive up to $500 while individuals in an EMT-Paramedic course can receive $5,000 in scholarship aid.

Once first responders receive these certifications, they can also apply for an additional $2,000 toward continuing their education.

To apply for the scholarship, students should turn in their application by the deadline.

They should also write a 1,000 word essay detailing their reasons for pursing the grant money and how it can change their life. Once all of the applications have been turned in, the student that exhibits the most potential will receive the scholarship award.

Carlos Lillo Memorial Paramedic Scholarship

Carlos Lillo was a paramedic who lost his life during the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

In his memory, this scholarship is handed out to students who are pursuing an education as an emergency medical technician. Applicants must send in their resume, an application and a scholarship essay.

They should also submit evidence of their financial need.

Once the applicant pool is narrowed down, students will have a scholarship interview. Award winners will receive the cost of their tuition at an accredited NYS Paramedic course. Check out Lofty Property Management.

FARE Children’s Scholarship Fund

Started by the Foundation for Air-Medical Research and Education, this scholarship program gives out two awards each year.

Applicants should be in their last year of high school and plan on pursuing a career as a paramedic.

Successful applicants will generally show a strong academic history, community involvement, volunteer work and financial need. In addition, students should be legal residents of the United States.

Winners of the FARE scholarship will receive $2,500 toward the cost of their education.

Bound Tree Legacy Scholarship

This program is given to the children of EMTs, firefighters or paramedics. Students should be planning on attending an EMS or paramedic program.

Depending on their academic program, award winners can receive anywhere from $500 to $2,500 toward the cost of their schooling.

So far, the Bound Tree Legacy Scholarship has been given to more than 400 award recipients around the nation.

More details can be found on the official web site.

American Medical Response Reimbursement

Students who are already working in the field can normally check to see if their employer offers some kind of tuition reimbursement. Individuals who are employed at American Medical response can get the cost of their schooling reimbursed.

To be eligible, employees have to work for the minimum number of months before applying for the tuition reimbursement.

After they finish their certification, students must continue to work at American Medical Response for a set period of time.

School Grants And Scholarships For Dental Assistants

School Grants And Scholarships For Dental Assistants

Do you need free money for school?

Obtaining an education at a reasonable price can be a daunting task. Not surprisingly therefore, many of you who wish to train to become dental assistants will wish to investigate some sort of funding, usually in the form of grants and scholarships.

There is some good news, however…

In some cases, you only need to go to school for one to two years to get a certificate as a dental assistant. This keeps your tuition costs down.

Secondly, there are plenty of funding options available for you to investigate, so there’s no need to let the high cost of tuition deter you from pursuing the career in which you are the most interested.

If you are determined enough, you will find the funding you need for the education you want.

Let’s look at some of your options…

Federal “Needs-Based” Grants

Students who need funding for school should always submit in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before doing anything else.

Submitting this form will enroll you to receive funds from the main federal and state grants, should you be eligible to receive them.

Needs based grants are awarded according to financial status. In other words, the less income you have (or your parents, should this be applicable) , the more likely you will obtain a grant. Grant eligibility is largely determined by the income disclosure element of the FAFSA.

This information is used to calculate your “Expected Family Contribution” (EFC). The lower your EFC is, the easier it will be to get need-based funding for an education.

The two main forms of federal aid are the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. Both of these aid packages are given to financially needy students who are studying any academic programs.

To be eligible for these grants, students must have a low EFC and be a United States resident.

They cannot have any charges for drug possession and must file with the Selective Service if eligible. Students must also be attending their school at least part-time to qualify for any aid. Although these grant programs are not specifically designed for dental assistance programs, they are available to students of any academic program.

Filing for the FAFSA is also important because it determines your eligibility for need based grants in your state. Some dental assistance grants and scholarships will also require you to submit your EFC so they can determine your financial need.

Health Care Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

This program is operated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is intended to help economically disadvantaged students pursue a degree in the health care fields. It can also be used by students who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree.

More details can be found here!

American Dental Association

The ADA gives scholarships for students studying to be a dental assistant. These awards are given out every year to students who apply to the various scholarship programs located at their website:

Although eligibility requirements vary, the ADA has a variety of scholarships intended for minority students. Students should expect to meet various need-based or academic merit requirements.

American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)

Scholarships offered by the ADAA are intended entirely for dental assistants. One such award is the ADAA Student Achievement award. Students who apply for this award must be members of the ADAA and be in the process of studying at a school for dental assistants. The application is due before March 31 every year and the award is for the amount of $250.

A second award offered by this organization is the Juliette A. Southard/Oral-B Scholarship program.

Further details and application forms can be found here!

Hispanic Dental Association Awards

Students who are members of the Hispanic community can apply for these awards. There are several…

1)  Colgate-Palmolive / HDA Foundation Scholarship
2)  HDAF Scholars Award
3)  Dr. Juan D. Villarreal / HDA Foundation Scholarship

These grants pay out varying amounts of money; from $500-$10,000 to applicable students. Full details can be obtained from the official web site.

National Dental Association Foundation (NDAF)

Started in 1990, the NDAF created this award program to help students that come from a minority background.

Known as the Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship, this funding program has an application available here. This award is given to one dental assistant student each year for the amount of $250. If dentistry students choose to pursue further studies, they can receive higher award amounts for graduate work, dental hygiene programs and doctoral programs.

There are also five $2,000 scholarships given out to freshman students for every year they are in school.

To be eligible, students should demonstrate academic merit and financial need. They should submit their FAFSA in a timely manner prior to turning in their scholarship application. Staff members at the National Dental Association Foundation are not eligible for any award programs.

Job Corps

Run by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is a “career technical training and education program for students ages 16 through 24.” Developed for financially disadvantaged individuals, Job Corps trains you for your career, provides you with housing and meals, and even a monthly allowance.

If you are eligible, there is no cost for the Job Corps program.

That’s correct… Job Corps can help you become a dental assistant for free!

Directly From Schools

Always inquire about grants and scholarships directly at the admissions office of the schools which you are investigating. The people here are the best suited to inform you of what’s available. And, more often than not, you’ll find that the school will have its own funding options for which you can apply.

8 Grants And Scholarships For Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Grants And Scholarships For Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Before searching specifically for clinical laboratory technician grants or scholarships, you should first fill in and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

This application is the gateway application for many available federal and state grant programs (i.e., the Pell grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant).

While these grants are not specifically for students looking to train as clinical laboratory technicians, the funds from them can be applied towards such programs, provided they are taught at a properly accredited institution.

Once you have done that, it’s time to look at industry specific funding. Here are some of your options…

Siemens Scholarships

One organization students should make sure to check for funding options is Siemens.

This company hires many clinical laboratory technicians and works to support students who want to enter the field. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500 and require students who are committed to academic excellence.

Some of the awards offered by Siemens include…

Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist (MT/CLS) Award

The MT/CLS award is given out to students with a 2.8 GPA or higher. This scholarship will pay for $2,500 of the cost of an education.

Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician (CLT/MLT) Award

Another scholarship offered by the program is the CLT/MLT award. This scholarship is for $1,000 and requires a 2.5 GPA.

The Legacy Scholarship

If a student has a relative who is a certified clinical laboratory professional, they are eligible for an additional scholarship award. The Legacy Scholarship offered by Siemens gives students $5,000 for the cost of their education. This award can be applied for on-line.

Each year, Siemens gives out 34 MT/CLS scholarship. Students must be in a program accredited by the NAACLS and should be in their final year of study. The award program is only open to students who are citizens or residents of the United States.

The CLT/MLT scholarship program encompasses 50 awards that are valued at $1,000 each. Applicants should be in their last year of study and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

To access the scholarship applications, and learn more, students should visit the official web site.

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Successful applicants for this award program can receive anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 toward the cost of their education.

Run by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) scholarship program gives $1,000 to students who have a minimum of a 2.8 GPA.

If the student has a relative who works in the field, they can receive up to $2,000.

Another award offered by ASCP is the National Student Honor Award. Applicants must be a member of the ASCP and have at least a 3.3 GPA.

Students should also show a history of community service to be eligible for the award.

For more information about ASCP award programs, visit: .

American Medical Technologists

This award program is intended to get more minority and underrepresented students to work as a clinical laboratory technician.

Students must complete their application by the deadline and be enrolled in an accredited clinical laboratory sciences program. Successful applicants will receive awards for $500. More details are available here!

Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Many states have associations and non-profits that are designed to help clinical laboratory technicians attend school.

In the state of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science accepts scholarship applications on a yearly basis.

Students should be graduating high school and plan on attending a clinical laboratory science program. Successful applicants will be given $500 for each semester of school. In the last year of their studies, students can receive an extra $1,000 scholarship.

Health Careers Opportunity Program

The Health Careers Opportunity Grant program is operated by the United States Department of health and Human Services. With the shortage of health care professionals, the United States government has tried creating grants and incentives for more students to get involved in the field.

The program is intended for any student in the health field. More information about the program can be found on-line or at your school’s financial aid department.

School Scholarships

For more information about clinical laboratory technician grants and scholarships, visit your local college. Many schools will offer unique scholarships to students in their department. At the Virginia Commonwealth University for instance, students are granted multiple different scholarship options.

They can apply for the $1,000 Daria Downing Scholarship, the $1,000 Jessie Hibbs Scholarship or the $2,000 Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship.

Anyone attending North Dakota State University is also granted unique funding opportunities. Grants at this school can range from $250 to $1,000.

To be eligible, students should exhibit financial need and have a strong academic history. Applications must be turned in by the yearly deadline to be considered.

Although these are just a few of the schools that offer Clinical Laboratory Science scholarships, you can always ask the financial aid department at your school.

Before you enroll, remember that you should always turn in your FAFSA to make sure you get every federal and state grant available before you start school.