Scholarships & Aid

Application Form for the 2020-21 Academic Year

The scholarship application will be open from February 17–March 24, 2020 

General Scholarships

  • Stronger Scholarship Program

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    The Healthline and National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) are teaming up to provide the Stronger Scholarship Program. Four scholarships at $5,000 could be awarded to Eastern Michigan University's School of Health Sciences' students committed to helping those living with rare and chronic disease. The deadline for applications is May 1, with an award distribution in August.
    • Enrolled in an accredited U.S. program for previous year's Fall term
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA from most recent transcript
    • Demonstrate leadership and community involvement
    • Demonstrate a connection to rare and/or chronic disease
  • Colleen L. Croxall Endowed Scholarship

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    •  A student in the School of Health Sciences; preference given to a student studying in a program without donor funded scholarships available in their program
    • A student in good academic standing
    • Financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid
  • Colleen L. Croxall Expendable Scholarship

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    •  A student in the School of Health Sciences; preference given to a student studying in a program without donor funded scholarships available in their program
    • A student in good academic standing
    • Financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid

Aging Studies

  • Edna Gates Endowed Scholarship

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    • A student in the dementia certificate program
    • Identified by the faculty as having need and demonstrating special ability with such patients or a student providing music, art or other quality-of-life therapies to patients at one of the dementia care program sites
    • $2,000 awarded in previous years
     
  • Helen A. Grzadinski Endowed Scholarship 

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    • To provide scholarship support for students who are in the graduate certificate in dementia program
    • Preference should be given to graduate students with a nursing degree
    • Must have a 2.75 GPA
    • Can apply for fall and winter until certificate completion
    • Preference also to students who are from Southeast Michigan
    • Scholarship can be renewed until completion of certificate as long as all other criteria are met
    • $1,200 awarded in previous years
  • Emma Stevens Endowed Scholarship

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    • A student with good academic standing
    • Holds a passion for working in the area of dementia, Alzheimer's care or gerontology
    • Provided funds to be used to support workshops, conferences, student or faculty travel for educational opportunities or EMU lecture series related costs
    • $350 awarded in previous years
  • Sarah Weiner Graf Memorial 

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    • This endowment will help improve the quality of life for persons with dementia by providing funds to support group activities, music therapy and other cultural art therapies for dementia patients
    • CHHS student in the program who is coordinating such activities or a cultural arts student who is providing a therapy (such as music therapy)
    • $1,100 awarded in previous years
  • Mary M. Schroder, R.N. 

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    • Patience, compassion and an appreciation in the roles of music and spiritualism should be considered
    • Scholarship may be used to encourage men, minorities, and younger people to enter this field
    • May receive more than once
    • Awarded by Dean of College of Health and Human Services in conjunction with appropriate faculty
    • $500 awarded in previous years
  • Aging Studies Endowed

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    • Enrollment in either the minor in aging studies program (undergraduate) or the graduate certificate in gerontology program
    • Completion of a program of study
    • The ability to demonstrate financial need. An individual receiving a scholarship must not be receiving total tuition reimbursement from his/her employer
    • Demonstration of a commitment to a professional career in the field of aging
    • Attendance at the aging studies welcome reception or other recognition events
    • GPA of 3.0 for applicants in the undergraduate minor in aging studies
    • GPA of 3.5 for applicants in the graduate certificate in gerontology

Clinical Lab Sciences

Dietetics

Health Administration 

  • Laurie M. Staples Scholarship

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    • Health administration major
    • Awarded based on either financial need or scholarly potential
    • $1,300 awarded in previous years
  • Richard Douglass and William Lavery Endowed Scholarship

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    • $1200 awarded in previous years
    • HLAD-majoring student who demonstrates academic quality and a hunger for learning
    • Preference given to student athlete, military veteran or first time in college after the age of 25
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 with at least 60 credit hours for an undergraduate student
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 for a graduate student
    • Two letters of recommendation highlighting maturity, civic/humanitarian commitment and leadership
    • Letter of recommendation from current or recent instructor expressing student's classroom leadership and attitude toward learning
    • Essay describing future plans with a degree in health administration

Occupational Therapy