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Stronger Scholarship Program

The Healthline and National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) are teaming up to provide the Stronger Scholarship Program. Four scholarships at $5,000.00 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 1st 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

Application Form for the 2019–20 academic year

The scholarship application can be found at https://www.emich.edu/scholarships-application/index.php and will be open Monday, February 18, 2019 - March 18, 2019 (5:00 p.m.)

Please note: When you go to the online application the first thing you need to do is type in your NetID (everything BEFORE the @emich.edu of your email) and your password.


Susan M. Burson Endowed Scholarship ($739 awarded in previous years)
  • Dietetics major.
  • Junior or senior.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Selection based upon scholarly performance and leadership potential.
  • Financial need may be determining factor between equally qualified candidates.
Dietetics Expendable Scholarship
  • Student in Dietetics or Nutrition
  • Based on need and merit
Cleo Jackson Kaltz Memorial Scholarship

A Lincoln Health Care Foundation Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students in Dietetics and Human Nutrition who are interested in prevention/treatment of atherosclerotic heart disease and hypertension through dietary modification.

The Paul and Anna Peng Child Research Endowed Scholarship ($505.00 awarded in  previous years )

Funding for a student studying in the area of child nutrition research.

Raul A. Pozo Endowed Scholarship
  • An EMU Student enrolled in CHHS.  
  • Bilingual student with preference given to English and Spanish Speaking.  
  • Financially needy student determined by the Office of Financial Aid.  
  • Michigan Resident.
  • Student must write an essay describing the importance of following characteristics: overcoming a personal struggle, leadership, lifelong learning, diversity, generosity, views on humanitarianism and the need to improvement of oneself.  
  • Scholarship should rotate between graduate and undergraduate student annually (even Calendar Years graduate student and 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 GPA of 3.0
Waidner-Silverman Scholarship
  • On-line undergraduate dietetics student
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Submit a narrative (500 - 1000 words) on your educational and career goals.  Also state financial need.

Health Administration

Laurie M. Staples Scholarship ($1,191.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • Health Administration major.
  • Awarded based on either financial need or scholarly potential.
Richard Douglass and William Lavery Endowed Scholarship ($442.00 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.
  • 2 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.

Clinical Lab Sciences

Dennis Deskins Memorial Scholarship ($180.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • Student in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program.
  • 3.0 GPA.
  • Financial Need.

Aging Studies

Edna Gates Endowed Scholarship ($2,023.00 awarded in  previous years )

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.

Helen A. Grzadinski Endowed Scholarship ($1,172.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • To provide scholarship support for students who are in the Graduate Certificate for Dementia Care 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 MI.
  • Scholarship can be renewed until completion of Certificate as long as all other criteria are met.
Emma Stevens Endowed Scholarship ($494.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • A student with good academic standing and who holds a passion for working in the area of dementia, Alzheimer's care or gerontology.
  • Provide funds to be used to support workshops, conferences, student or faculty travel for educational opportunities or EMU lecture series related costs.
Sarah Weiner Graf Memorial ($1,092.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • Non-Scholarship Criteria: For the benefit of the College of Health and Human Services-the program in gerontology and dementia or any subsequent name the University may designate for the area or outgrowths of this area. 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.
  • Scholarship Criteria: College of Health and Human Services student in the program who is coordinating such activities or a cultural arts student who is providing a therapy (such as music therapy).
Mary M. Schroder, R.N. ($553.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • Patience, compassion and an appreciation in the roles of music and spiritualism should be considered (as evidenced by candidate's interactions with clients). To the extent possible, 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.
Aging Studies Endowed
  • Enrollment in either the Minor in Aging Studies program (undergraduate) or the Certificate in gerontology program (graduate.)
  • 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 or a GPA of 3.5 for applicants in the graduate Certificate of Gerontology.

Occupational Therapy

Frances Herrick Swailes Endowed Scholarship ($1,092.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • 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.
Ingerson Memorial Scholarship ($588.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • Occupational Therapy major.
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA.
Jane M. Walker Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($724.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • Good academic standing in the Occupational Therapy program.
  • Student must possess financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship ($321.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • 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.
Pauline N. Craver Scholarship ($2,702.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • Students in Occupational Therapy Program.
  • Financial need.
  • Recipient identified by program faculty.
Doris Fredericka Rosenbusch Endowed Scholarship ($712.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • 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.
OT Emeritus Faculty Endowed Scholarship ($636.00 awarded in  previous years )
  • 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.

College of Health and Human Services Scholarships

Dr. Everett & Mrs. Helen Marshall Endowed Scholarship ($5,500 awarded in previous years)
  • Undergraduate student majoring in disciplines within the College of Health and Human Services.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
CHHS Annual Scholarship
  • College of Health and Human Services Major.
  • In good academic standing.
Blue Care Network of SE Michigan / Wade McCree Scholarship  ($1,483 awarded in previous years)
  • 3.0 high school GPA and 2.5 EMU GPA Average.
  • Students must come from the Detroit Public Schools or other urban public school systems.
  • All the rest of the criteria would fall under the Wade McCree criteria.
Maxine & Donald Barr ($10,000 awarded equally between 10 applicants in previous years)

Any student in good standing within the College of Health and Human Services.

John & Lois Porter CHHS Presidential Departmental ($1,017 awarded in previous years)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Junior or senior student majoring in one of the health disciplines in the College of Health and Human Services.
  • Financial need.
  • Selection based on scholarly performance and leadership potential.
Flossie Harris Whyte "21" Scholarship ($4,204 awarded in previous years)

Academically qualified and needy junior or senior enrolled in the following courses:

  • Dietetics,
  • Health Administration,
  • Medical Technology,
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology,
  • Nursing, or
  • Occupational Therapy.
Dr. Maurice & Virginia Landers ($2,524 awarded in previous years)
  • Must be a CHHS Major.

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