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Healthcare Scholarship: Presbyterian Church USA Student Opportunity Scholarships

This scholarship is intended only for students who are members of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. One of the required majors is in health service or health science, although scholarships are available to qualifying students majoring in other disciplines.

Scholarship Overview

University students who show proof of financial need in their FAFSA applications are eligible for this scholarship. As you apply, you will be required to respond to essay questions that ask you to consider who God has created you to be. This exploration should take place with both peers and mentors.

In addition, you should be active in a Presbyterian worshipping community or in a campus ministry program while you’re in college.

Scholarship Requirements

You must be a sophomore, junior or senior attending college for the first time. The degree you are working toward should be your first degree and you should be enrolled in an accredited educational institution of higher learning in the U.S. If you can show membership in an ethnic minority, you’ll receive consideration preference over other students applying for the same scholarship. The scholarship committee has added this as one of the selection criteria because of a need to promote racial and ethnic diversity.

Selection criteria you need to satisfy include:

•Demonstrated financial need
•In good academic standing, with a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
•Active member of the Presbyterian Church in the US
•Working on your first bachelor degree
•Completed your first full year of college
•Enrolled full time in an accredited university or college in the US
•You must have declared a major in a health care field. Other Presbyterian Church US

Student Opportunity Scholarships are available for students pursuing their studies in:

•Social Services
•Social Sciences
•Education
•Religious Studies
•Health Science
•Sacred Music

Scholarship Deadline

This scholarship has two deadlines: The first, for Part One of your scholarship application is May 15; the second deadline for Part Two of your scholarship application is June 15. As of the writing of this article, applications are not being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Scholarship Amount

Scholarships are awarded in amounts that go up to $2,000, depending on a student’s demonstrated need.

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