Applying for the HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship
As our way of giving back to future leaders in healthcare, Healthgrad.com is pleased to announce our annual Healthcare Leadership Scholarship for deserving students pursuing a degree in healthcare. Our merit-based scholarship is awarded every spring to help students cover the expense of their online or campus based education in-time for the new school year beginning in the fall. Any student that is currently enrolled in a healthcare related undergraduate, graduate or Doctorate level program is eligible and encouraged to apply. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.
We take your privacy seriously, so you can be sure the information you provide is safe and secure. We do not sell or share information to third party websites or companies, or make use of it internally for marketing or any other purpose. Contact information is used solely for the purpose of notifying the winner.
UPDATED NOTE: The 2019 winner has been announced and can be seen below. The May 1st 2020 window is now open. We encourage those who applied previously to reapply.
Scholarship Due Dates
The submission deadline is May 1st each year. There is no cost for applying. Our 2019 deadline has passed.
Applications now being accepted for 2020!!
Healthcare candidates who are interested must submit the Healthgrad.com application and an original essay. The essay must be between 4000-10,000 characters, and submitted through the form above. All essays must be formatted correctly.
Any applications that have false information or plagiarized essays are disqualified immediately. All essays have to be completely original, and must be the sole work of the applicant.
The criteria considered in the written essay are your ability to write a strong answer that directly responds to the essay question. You must be able to provide insights based upon facts to support your answer.
Applications will be reviewed by our scholarship staff. Candidates are judged on academic history, extracurricular activities, employment history & essay. Here is a quick break down of all criteria involved in picking winning candidates:
- Completed Registration
- Completed Essay
- Work History and Activities
- GPA (min 3.2 on a 4.0 scale)
2020 Essay Question
Share your thoughts on the best ways to control healthcare costs without compromising quality? (Must be 4000-10,000 characters)
Equal Opportunity Consideration
Healthgrad.com does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, religion, disability status or sexual preference. All scholarship applicants are considered equally, based upon their merits and strength of their essay, application and other criteria. This Website has complete discretion in choosing the winners of each scholarship.
Announcing the Winner
Winners of the Healthgrad.com scholarships will be notified within 30 days of the close of the application deadline. Winners shall be notified by email and phone if a phone number is provided. After the winner is chosen, the applicant will be required to provide transcripts from their most recent college or university to verify their GPA. If the candidate cannot supply the necessary records, or if the GPA is different from the GPA that was claimed on the application, Healthgrad.com reserves the right to rescind the scholarship award and give it to another worthy applicant.
The scholarship award needs to be paid in one full, $1,000 payment by check directly to a qualifying health educational program, such as a four-year university. The award must be paid within 3-months of notification to the winner.
*Please note that if the student has already paid for their education, the funds are sent directly to the recipient by check to their permanent mailing address.
Scholarship recipients’ names will be posted on a page of the Healthgrad.com website.
Q: When is this scholarship offered?
A: It is offered once a year with the submission deadline being May 1st.
Q: What do we mean by “qualified”?
A: We require our applicants to be currently enrolled in an accredited online or campus based healthcare program.
Q: Can international students apply?
A: International students are welcome to apply if they are currently enrolled in a qualified program.
Q: Is this program available to Military personnel?
A: All military service members are welcome.
Q: Do you need a letter of recommendation for this scholarship?
A: Letters of recommendation are neither required nor accepted for this scholarship.
Q: Is there a cost involved in submitting an application?
A: There is no cost involved.
Please direct any additional questions, comments through our online contact form.
Applying for scholarships can be an overwhelming process. Most students will apply for multiple scholarship, and the following tips will help you keep track of your efforts:
- Track packages
- Keep copies of all essays and paperwork in a file
- Have transcripts handy, or know how to send them to scholarship offices
- Keep other important forms, such as tax returns (yours or your parents’), financial aid forms, standardized test scores and letters of recommendation on hand
- As soon as you submit a scholarship application, make note of that in your spreadsheet, as well as the date of submission.
You may contact us anytime for updates about your scholarship application.
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