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PHSU Scholarships for Current Students

School of Medicine Scholastic Achievement Scholarship

The School of Medicine Scholastic Achievement Scholarship is offered to the top 25% class ranking students, by campus, who complete the application by the deadline. The award is up to $2,000 per term and is distributed in the Fall and Spring semesters. This scholarship cannot exceed the student’s current cost of attendance and may require a reduction in loans to qualify. Students must meet satisfactory academic progress standards and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the current FAFSA form. Cannot have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that exceeds 6656 to be considered financially needy. This scholarship does not automatically renew. If eligible, students must reapply when the application is opened for future academic years. Awards are determined by the availability of funds.

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Scholastic Achievement Scholarship

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Scholastic Achievement Scholarship is offered to students who have a GPA of 3.50 and complete the application by the deadline. The award is up to $2,000. This scholarship cannot exceed the student’s yearly cost of attendance and may require a reduction in loans to qualify. Students must meet satisfactory academic progress standards and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA form. Cannot have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that exceeds 6656 to be considered financially needy. This scholarship does not automatically renew. If eligible, students must reapply when the application is opened for future academic years. Awards are determined by availability of funds.

Away Rotations Boarding Scholarship

The Away Rotations Boarding Scholarship is offered to the School of Medicine 3rd and 4th year students who were accepted into away rotations with Wyckoff, Christiana Health, or Northwell. Applications must be submitted by the established deadline to be considered. The award is up to $5,000 and is distributed in the Fall or Spring Semester. Students must have been accepted into the away rotation with one of the previously named locations and must receive an endorsement from the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs as validation of acceptance. Students must also submit evidence of acceptance into the away rotation. This scholarship cannot exceed the student’s current cost of attendance and may require a reduction in loans to qualify.

PSHU Scholarships for New Students

Early Enrollment Scholarship

The Early Enrollment Scholarship is offered to new students who validate their enrollment between April 15 and June 15. The list of qualified early enrollments is provided by the Admissions department and is only awarded in the first semester/trimester/quarter that the student enrolls. The scholarship is for a total of $1,500 and will be awarded based on the availability of funds. No application is necessary. Some exclusions apply. For more information, students can contact the Admissions office.

New Student Opportunity Scholarship

The New Student Opportunity Scholarship is offered to the first 38 students who enroll into the International Master of Public Health Online program. The list of qualified recipients is provided by the Admissions department. Students will receive a scholarship up to 20% of the cost of tuition and fees for each quarter. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for this scholarship. If at any time the student is recommended to the promotions committee for SAP reasons, the student will lose this scholarship for all future quarters and there will be no reconsideration or appeal to regain eligibility. No application is necessary. For more information, students can contact the Admissions office.

Deans Achievement Award

The Deans Achievement Award is offered to 11 new minority students who are focused on becoming ethical practitioners and scientists through the innovative adaptive learning environments offered at PHSU. Students can qualify for up to $3,000. Students must have a GPA of 3.40 on a 4.0 grading scale and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA form. The list of partially qualified recipients is provided by the Admissions department and validated by the Office of Financial Aid. No application is necessary. For more information, students can contact the Admissions office.

MSMS Financial Opportunity Scholarship

The MSMS Financial Opportunity Scholarship is offered to all new students enrolled into the Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) Online program. The list of qualified recipients is provided by the Admissions department. Students will receive a scholarship up to 20% of the cost of tuition and fees for each semester. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for this scholarship. If at any time the student is recommended to the promotions committee for SAP reasons, the student will lose this scholarship for all future semesters and there will be no reconsideration or appeal to regain eligibility. No application is necessary. For more information, students can contact the Admissions office.

BSN Financial Opportunity Scholarship

The BSN Financial Opportunity Scholarship is offered to all new students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) who have a high school GPA of 3.40 on a 4.0 grading scale and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA form. Students will receive a scholarship up to 20% of the cost of tuition and fees for each quarter. The list of partially qualified recipients is provided by the Admissions department and validated by the Office of Financial Aid. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for this scholarship. If at any time the student is recommended to the promotions committee for SAP reasons, the student will lose this scholarship for all future quarters and there will be no reconsideration or appeal to regain eligibility. No application is necessary. For more information, students can contact the Admissions office.

Top Educational Option Relocation Scholarship

The Top Educational Option Relocation Scholarship is offered to new non-resident students who enroll early and meet all admissions requirements as established by their program. Non-resident students can qualify for up to $3,000 which is ideal for relocation. The list of qualified recipients is provided by the Admissions department. The scholarship will be awarded based on the availability of funds. There are four levels of awards based on specific enrollment periods.

  • Enrollments between January 15 and February 15, will receive $3,000.
  • Enrollments between February 16 and March 15, will receive $2,500.
  • Enrollments between March 16 and April 30, will receive $2,000.
  • Enrollments between May 1 and May 31, will receive $1,500.

No application is necessary. For more information, students can contact the Admissions office.

ASSUR Foundation Scholarship Program (Partnership with PHSU)

To be eligible, the applicant must be in their first year of the BSN Program at PHSU, during the current academic term, have a minimum academic load of 12 semester credits, a minimum academic grade point average of 3.00, and demonstrate financial need, as per FAFSA and Scholarship requirements. On application, students must submit a statement as to their intent of practicing the profession in Puerto Rico upon graduation.  To continue receiving the grant, students must: (a) maintain good academic standing (3.00 grade point average), continuously throughout their studies on all the academic years that comprise this Scholarship; and (b) continue to demonstrate the level of financial need.

ASSUR will offer Full Tuition Scholarships for BSN Students.  Three students will be selected every Academic Year.

www.assurfoundation.org

 

External scholarship opportunities

Your scholarship opportunities aren’t just limited to PHSU. The following websites can help students find and apply to merit-based scholarships.

AMA Foundation

Scholarship opportunities for medical students.

Baron & Budd Scholarship

$2,500 total awarded for an essay and video in 2020.

Hispanic Scholarship fund

HSF is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage, available on a competitive basis.

Minority Scholarships

Scholarships.com has compiled a rolling list of scholarships for minority students.

National Health Service Corps

Supporting qualified health professionals serving-need communities.

Scholarships for student caregivers

Financial aid for students who are caring for a family member.

Sallie Mae

Compilation of scholarships from various organizations, typically merit-based.

Fast Web

Helping students discover unique college scholarships in one place.

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