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Healthcare Scholarship: CANfit Scholarships

Overview of the CANfit Scholarship

CANFIT Scholarships are awarded every year by CANFIT: Communities, Adolescents, Nutrition, Fitness. The scholarships are designed to assist students in California with African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/ Hispanic affiliation who express financial need. The CANFIT scholarships are also designed to encourage more exceptional students to consider careers that will improve nutrition and fitness among adolescents, particularly in underserved communities.

The scholarships are open to undergraduate students who are enrolled in programs in nutrition, physical education, culinary arts. In addition, the scholarship is open to graduate students in nutrition, public health or physical education programs or in an American Dietetic Association Pre-Professional Practice Program. Undergraduate applicants must have a current cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better (on a 4.0 scale) and graduate applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Scholarship applications are accepted between January 1st and March 31st, by mail or fax. All applicants must submit the completed Application Cover Sheet, Statement of Financial Status, two recommendations, a personal letter, an essay, a photograph for publication, and a copy of up-to-date official transcripts. The Application Cover Sheet, the Statement of Financial Status and the recommendation forms may be downloaded from the CANFIT website. The recommendations may come from professors, employers or community leaders. The letter must be 1-2 typed pages; in it, the applicant must describe his or her academic goals as well as regular involvement in community nutrition projects or associations and/or physical education activities.

The essay must be 500-1,000 words. In 2013, the essay topic is: In low income communities of color, young people often grow up without access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables or safe places for physical activity. How can the average adult actively help change these conditions, at the personal level, in one’s own community, and at the national level?

The official transcript must demonstrate 12-15 units of coursework, for graduate students, or 50 units of college coursework, altogether, for undergraduate applicants. Culinary Arts students do not need to submit a transcript.

As scholarships are funded through donations, the amount of the scholarship awarded may vary from year to year. Winning applicants receive scholarship money to be used directly toward tuition and fees; checks are sent directly to the educational institution. All applicants are notified of their award status by June 15th.

Kaplan University

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Assisting
  • MS in Nursing
  • And more...

Fortis Institute

Fortis Dental Assisting Program

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • Medical Assistant
  • And more...

Colorado Technical University Online

Specialized, industry-current degree programs in Health Administration Services, Healthcare Management and Nursing.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
  • And more...

South University

Several nursing programs are available at the bachelor's, post-graduate, master's, and doctoral levels.

Programs:

  • Nursing (BS)
  • Healthcare Management (BS)

American InterContinental University Online

With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

Programs:

  • Master's – Healthcare Management

Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

Programs:

  • Executive Master of Health Administration

Kaplan University

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Assisting
  • MS in Nursing
  • And more...

Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs:

  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science: Health and Wellness
  • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • And more...

Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs:

  • PhD - Addictions
  • PhD - Gerontology
  • PhD - Trauma and Disaster Relief
  • And more...

Miller-Motte Technical College

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) can help get you from here to a new career!

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting - Associate of Occupational Science

Bradley University

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

Programs:

  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • And more...

Fortis Institute

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


Programs:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • And more...

Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

Programs:

  • Executive Master of Health Administration

West Coast University

Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.

Programs:

  • MSN - Informatics (Online)
  • MSN – Advanced Generalist (Online)
  • RN to MSN - Advanced Generalist (Online)
  • And more...

Medical Careers Institute

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing - Diploma
  • Medical Assisting - Associate's
  • Nursing (RN) - Associate's

South University

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Nursing (BS)
  • Healthcare Management (BS)

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