Scholarships & Aid

Application Form for the 2018-19 Academic Year

The scholarship application will be open from February 13–March 5, 2018 at 5 p.m.

General Scholarships

  • Stronger Scholarship Program

    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

Aging Studies

  • Edna Gates Endowed Scholarship

    • 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
    • $2,023 awarded in previous years
     
  • Helen A. Grzadinski Endowed Scholarship 

    • 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
    • $1,172 awarded in previous years
  • Emma Stevens Endowed Scholarship

    • 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
    • $494 awarded in previous years
  • Sarah Weiner Graf Memorial 

    • 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)
    • $1,092.00 awarded in previous years
  • Mary M. Schroder, R.N. 

    • 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
    • $553 awarded in previous years
  • Aging Studies Endowed

    • 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

  • Susan M. Burson Endowed Scholarship

    • Junior or senior dietetics major
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Selection based upon scholarly performance and leadership potential
    • Financial need may be determining factor between equally qualified candidates
    • $739 awarded in 2015
  • Dietetics Expendable Scholarship 

    • Student in dietetics or nutrition
    • Based on need and merit
  • Cleo Jackson Kaltz Memorial Scholarship

    • A Lincoln Health Care Foundation Scholarship
    • Undergraduate or graduate students in dietetics or human nutrition
    • Interested in prevention/treatment of atherosclerotic heart disease and hypertension through dietary modification
  • The Paul and Anna Peng Child Research Endowed Scholarship

    • Funding for a student studying in the area of child nutrition research
    • $505 awarded in 2015 
  • Raul A. Pozo Endowed Scholarship

    • An EMU student enrolled in CHHS
    • Bilingual student with preference given to English- and Spanish-speaking
    • Financially needy student as determined by the Office of Financial Aid
    • Michigan resident
    • Must write an essay describing the importance of the following characteristics: overcoming a personal struggle, leadership, lifelong learning, diversity, generosity, views on humanitarianism and the need for improvement of oneself
    • Scholarship should rotate between graduate and undergraduate student annually (even calendar years given to graduate student, odd calendar years given to an undergraduate student)
    • Preference given to nutrition/dietetics student or physician assistant student when possible
  • George and Ella May Smith Endowed Scholarship

    • A dietetics student in good academic standing
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Non-traditional student
    • The scholarship recipient is eligible to receive the award in multiple years as long as the previous criterion are met
  • Anna Women's Infants and Children Nutrition Research Expendable Scholarship

    • Chinese student
    • Graduate level in the human nutrition program
    • Women and children nutrition or women and children healthcare program
    • Minimum of undergraduate with 3.0 GPA
  • Waidner-Silverman Scholarship

    • Online undergraduate dietetics student
    • A minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Submit a narrative (500–1,000 words) on your educational and career goals and stating financial need 

Health Administration 

  • Laurie M. Staples Scholarship

    • Health administration major
    • Awarded based on either financial need or scholarly potential
    • $1,191 awarded in previous years
  • Richard Douglass and William Lavery Endowed Scholarship

    • $442 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

  • Occupational Therapy Scholarship

    • Student in occupational therapy program
    • Awarded on basis of need or merit
    • To assist with tuition, fees, books, fieldwork placements, attendance at professional conferences (or similar needs)
    • Student identified by OT faculty 
    • $667 awarded in previous years
  • Frances Herrick Swailes Endowed Scholarship 

    • Occupational therapy major
    • Successfully completed the first professional semester
    • Made a significant contribution to the occupational therapy department (example: serve on committees, student bodies, elected student representatives)
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA at time of application
    • $1,092 awarded in previous years
  • Ingerson Memorial Scholarship

    • Occupational therapy major
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA
    • $588 awarded in previous years
  • Jane M. Walker Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    • Good academic standing in the occupational therapy program
    • Student must possess financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid
    • $724 awarded in previous years
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship 

    • Occupational therapy major
    • Not renewable
    • Selection based on scholarship and leadership
    • Completed a minimum of one semester on campus
    • Successfully completed at least one course in occupational therapy
    • $321 awarded in previous years
  • Pauline N. Craver Scholarship

    • Students in occupational therapy program
    • Financial need
    • Recipient identified by program faculty
    • $2,702 awarded in previous years
  • Doris Fredericka Rosenbusch Endowed Scholarship

    • Student in the occupational therapy program
    • Junior or senior
    • Preference given to American-born individuals/citizens with priority given to Michigan residents
    • Financial need as determined by the Department of Occupational Therapy
    • $712 awarded in previous years
  • OT Emeritus Faculty Endowed Scholarship

    • Awarded to an OT student to partially pay for Level II fieldwork tuition
    • Must demonstrate financial need according to Financial Aid Office
    • Must write a brief essay detailing his/her learning expectations and goals for Level II fieldwork
    • $636 awarded in previous years