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The “Save a Life” Scholarship

Learning CPR and basic first aid are ways any one of us could potentially save a life. The educators and healthcare professionals of tomorrow take this mission even further by pursuing careers dedicated to the advancement of health and wellness. That is why The American Academy of CPR and First Aid is proud to sponsor the “Save a Life” Scholarship, offered exclusively to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields.

We know that care-giving and teaching can both be challenging but incredibly rewarding professions. That’s precisely why we made this commitment to further the education and career development of future doctors, nurses, technicians, professors, and teachers of all areas of specialization with this scholarship. We want to help with your education.

The “Save a Life” Scholarship

The “Save a Life” Scholarship of, $1,500, is awarded twice per year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Each $1,500 award will go to a different student, in order to maximize the impact of the scholarship, spread the word of the importance first aid and CPR training, and share more stories from future educators and healthcare professionals.

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Any student currently enrolled in, or applying to enroll within the next academic year, in a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university, is eligible to apply.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • We take a broad view of what counts as a “healthcare field,” and that can include students pursuing mental health degrees or occupations, as well as administrative and non-profit programs. Applicants will have the opportunity to make their case for why their chosen field of study can be classified as healthcare or education-focused as part of their essay.
  • If you aren’t selected, that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in your story — we still want to hear from you! Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply in subsequent scholarship rounds. Scholarships will only be awarded one time to each winner. Past winners are not eligible to apply again.
  • Scholarship winner will need to submit a photo copy of government issued state identification card or driver license.

 

How To Apply:

Qualifying applicants will submit the following information via email to scholarship@onlinecprcertification.net

  • Your name, address, phone number, and email
  • Your scholarship essay of between 750 and 1,000 words, explaining your career aspirations, how you plan to advance healthcare and/or education through your work, and what inspired you to commit yourself to this field. Your scholarship essay can be attached as a Word file, or linked as a Google Doc.
  • Submit your essay before each deadline. Essays received after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Fall Scholarship Deadline – October 1st
    • Spring Scholarship Deadline – May 1st
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript to prove enrollment in a qualifying degree program from accredited US institutions.

    — or —

  • A copy of your letter of acceptance, proving future enrollment in a qualifying degree program from accredited US institutions.

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

Mesothelioma Help is pleased to announce the “Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship.”  Four scholarships in the names of these two mesothelioma warriors are available.

The scholarship is available to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Our goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma, provide information about its prognosis and the dangers of being exposed to asbestos.

Mesothelioma is a disease that affects men and women – both young and old.

Please address some or all of the following questions in your essay:

Share your personal story dealing with asbestos disease or cancer. Talk about how it affected your life and how/whether it impacted your education/career choice.
What do you hope to do with the education you are receiving to help cancer patients?
Why is raising awareness and educating the public about the dangers of asbestos and the impact of mesothelioma on a family important?
What would you say to someone who is fighting mesothelioma or to a family member who recently lost a loved one to the disease?

NJCTS Youth Scholarship

The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS) is proud to announce the 2019
scholarship awards to graduating New Jersey high school seniors diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. The top
award is $1,000.00. A scholarship award recipient must:
• Download/print out, complete and return the application form on
pages 2, 3 and 4 of this document by April 05, 2019. Scanned and
emailed applications will be accepted.
• Be domiciled in the State of New Jersey
• Be a high school senior in a private, public, or home school
• Be planning to attend a college or trade school on a
part-time or full-time basis in Fall 2019
• Have a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome
• Provide a record of grades from 9th grade to present (it can be an
unofficial transcript).
• Provide letters of recommendation from a member(s) of his/her
school staff (such as teacher or guidance counselor), coaches
(who have known you for four years or less) and/or community
people who know you well (church or other community members)
 Submit an essay of 1 to 2 pages, typed and double spaced, describing how Tourette Syndrome has
played a part in your life. You may also submit media (pictures, video, music) displaying your talent(s).
Please make it no more than 5 minutes in length.

Diabetes Scholars

Diabetes scholars offer general scholarships open to high school seniors headed to college/university in 2019 living with Type 1 diabetes. We also offer a set of scholarships with unique parameters like prospective major, geographic location, or excellence in athletics or the arts.

There is one application to be considered for any and all of the scholarships – all students who fill out the application will be considered for those scholarships that match them.

2019 Scholarships:

  • Dexcom Scholarships – ten $1,000 scholarships for STEM Majors
  • Omnipod® System Dash to College Scholarships – five $5,000 scholarships for students with T1D provided by Insulet Corporation
  • The JDRF Medical/Research Scholarship – a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in Healthcare
  • The JDRF Advocacy Scholarship – a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in Political Science
  • The JDRF Outreach Scholarship – a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in Mental Health (Psychology/Social Work)
  • The JDRF Rising Star Scholarship – a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshmen with T1D
  • Bambi Northwood Blyth Scholarship – a $2,000 scholarship for a young woman with Type 1 diabetes
  • Family of Bradley Gendron Scholarship – a $1,000 scholarship for a resident of Colorado
  • Family of Josh Smith Scholarship – $1,000 for a resident of Ohio
  • Family of Nicky Randazzo Scholarship – $1,000 for a Business Major
  • Type 1 for 70 years Scholarships – five $5,000 scholarships for students living with T1D
  • Brzozowski Family Veterinary Scholarship – a $1,000 scholarship open to students who are currently sophomores or juniors in Veterinary School. *Note: a separate application is required for this scholarship.
  • Henry Jensen Scholarship – a $1,000 scholarship for a Social Justice or Advocacy student living with T1D
  • Oldenburg Family Scholarship – a $1,000 scholarship for a student attending a school in Georgia
  • Dallas-Plangetis Scholarships – one $1,000 scholarship for a resident of Anne Arundel County, Maryland and one $1,000 scholarship for a resident of Washtenaw County, Michigan.
  • Beyond Type 1 Scholarships – ten $1,000 scholarships for students living with Type 1 diabetes

 

Eligibility/Requirements:

  • High School Seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Recipients are selected based on activities, grades, volunteering, advocacy, leadership, essays and recommendations from both a physician/CDE treating them as well as from a high school teacher/counselor.
  • Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.
  • The application is an online application and requires both recommendations to be completed online.  The applicants will not be able to submit their application unless both recommendations have been completed and returned.
  • There is one application and students will be considered for those scholarships that match them.
  • The scholarship is a very competitive scholarship and is intended for the student to complete and not the parent.
  • Applicants are due by midnight (CST) on April 15, 2019.

Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund Scholarship

Since the inception of this organization we have been providing three scholarships each year to students with sickle cell disease who are pursuing higher education.

REFERENCES: Each applicant must submit two reference letters in a sealed envelope to be
considered for scholarship.
ESSAY: Each applicant must submit a 250-word essay typewritten in double-spaced format to
include how the Sickle Cell Disease has affected their life and education. Each applicant should
also include what their educational goals are and how they expect to achieve them , in addition,
what person has been instrumental in their lives to help them persevere.
VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT TO CANDICE’S SICKLE CELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
Every Scholarship winner is required to commit at least 5 hours minimum of their time towards
one of the various Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund activities during the year they receive their
scholarship.
Entries must be postmarked no later than April 14 of the scholarship year and submitted to Ms.
Candice Young-Deler, P.O. Box 672237, Bronx, NY 10467. Candidates will be notified of decisions
by email. Winner must be present at the Candice’s Sickle Cell Scholarship Luncheon in June of the
scholarship year to receive the scholarship award. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jack and Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

In 2019, Project Sleep plans to award 15 scholarships of $1000 each, including 10 scholarships to students with narcolepsy and five scholarships to students with idiopathic hypersomnia, thanks to a partnership with the Hypersomnia Foundation.

High school seniors diagnosed with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia planning to attend a four-year university starting in fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.

1. Applicant must be a high school senior diagnosed with narcolepsy or idiopathic
hypersomnia who will attend a four-year university starting in the fall of 2019.
2. CHECKLIST: The following must be included in your submission for your application to be
considered complete: (Transcripts and doctor’s letter can be sent in separately.)

Completed and signed scholarship application. Additional parent/guardian signature
is required if the applicant is under the age of 18 (Page 3 of this packet)

Signed letter from an accredited sleep doctor or neurologist with confirmed
diagnosis (can re-purpose a letter created for another purpose like school
accommodations)

Official transcripts of grades completed through the most recent semester
Release authorization (Page 2 of this packet)

A portrait professional-style headshot photo – Do not send photo from a copier

A list of extra-curricular activities including but not limited to clubs/organizations,
employment and community projects/teams – Please include any honors, officer or
leadership roles

ACT or SAT exam results (screenshot from ACT/SAT website is acceptable)

One personal essay response to the topic below (500 word min – 1000 word max):
If you could go back in time and speak to yourself on the day you were diagnosed,
what would you say? What advice or perspective would you share with your
younger self? Please write a letter to yourself on your diagnosis day.

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards

Novo Nordisk, the leading pharmaceutical company in diabetes care, is proud to be the sponsor of the Donnelly Awards. Billie Jean King established the awards in 1998 to encourage diabetic children to lead an active life and compete in tennis. The awards provide scholarships to young tennis players living with diabetes and are named after two long-time World TeamTennis executives, sisters, and tennis champions, Diane Donnelly Stone and Tracey Donnelly Maltby. Stone was an All-American and NCAA doubles champion at Northwestern University, and Maltby earned All-Big Ten honors at the University of Iowa. Both women have had diabetes since childhood.

The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards annually award $39,000 in scholarships, including two one-time $7,500 scholarships given to two young people, ages 14-21, who have diabetes and play tennis competitively in tournaments or on their school team. Eight regional awards of $3,000 are also granted. The awards are to be used for education, tennis development and/or medical care.

PCRF Survivor’s Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship award must:

  1. Be graduating high school seniors, community college students or 4-year university students who have been treated for pediatric cancer. A note from the treating doctor must be supplied to certify that the applicant has been in treatment.
  2. Be students who are enrolled full time for the upcoming term.
  3. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Awards

Scholarships will be awarded & granted for the total amount in the PCRF Scholarship Fund for that year. The total amount granted each year will vary. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. Recipients are selected without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.

Selection of Recipients

The PCRF Scholarship Committee will review applications and assess them based on the quality of the essay, intentions of the scholar, and the completeness of the application. Winners will be notified by early summer.

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation

The program is available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the fall of 2019. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester. Approximately 60% of the students who have applied in the past have been awarded scholarships. Awards may be used for tuition, books, and room and board. Awards will be sent directly to the institution that the student is attending. Both single year and multi-year awards are made, generally for $1000 per year. Students can reapply the following year for an additional award, but there is no guarantee they will receive one.

We will begin accepting applications on January 15, 2019, and all applications must be postmarked by March 28, 2019 and sent to:

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
1555 Sherman Avenue, #116
Evanston, IL 60201

Applicants will be notified of our decision by April 20, 2019

Ortho Dermatologics Scholarships

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a United States citizen living in the United States
  • At the time of application, have applied to, have been accepted to, or are currently attending an accredited, nonprofit, two- or four-year college, university, or advanced (post-high school) vocational or technical school for academic year 2019-2020
  • Have been diagnosed with and treated for a dermatologic condition
  • Have been treated by a dermatologist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner working in a dermatology practice
  • Used a prescription medicine to treat your dermatologic condition*

*Applicants need not have used an Ortho Dermatologics prescription medicine. Use of an Ortho Dermatologics product will not increase an applicant’s chance of being awarded a scholarship.

Requirements

      • An essay written by you describing in approximately 500 words
        • the impact your diagnosed dermatologic condition has had on your life and personal experiences
        • the role your dermatologist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner has played in helping treat the condition
      • 2 letters of recommendation and information about your school and community activities
      • Signed 2019 Medical Statement Form confirming your dermatologic condition by the treating dermatologist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner working in a dermatology practice. This form will be accessible to you during the online application process
      • At the time of your scholarship application, proof of application or acceptance to, or enrollment in, the school for which you are seeking the scholarship
      • Proof of admission and current enrollment will be required at the time of the scholarship award

2019 Medical Statement Form must be signed by the treating dermatologist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner working in a dermatology practice.