Outside Scholarships

Health Professions

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program

This award is for accepted U.S. citizens in medical, nursing and health professions programs. Students receiving this award receive more than $17,000 annually for up to four years. The award pays all tuition, books, and most fees and provides a monthly stipend while attending school. For information on this, visit www.airforce.com or more information call 1-800-588-5260. The website also has contact information to search for a recruiter who specializes in healthcare professions.

AMBUCS Scholarship

U.S. citizens in financial need, in pursuits of completing the following programs: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology or Hearing Audiology. Applicant must express intent to enter clinical practice in chosen field. More information and applications are located online @ http://www.ambucs.com/scholars/. Deadline April 15.

AmeriCorps

This educational award allows KUMC students to kick their debt and meet the needs of the surrounding communities. In exchange for completing ten to twelve months of full-time service with AmeriCorps, students earn an education award of $4,725 to help pay for college or pay back student loans. Specific questions regarding this educational award needs to be directed to the National Service Trust Office at (800) 942-2677 or visit their site.

ASCLS Minority Scholarship

This award is for students entering an NAACLS accredited program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences to include Clinical Laboratory Sciences/ Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician Program. This person must demonstrate financial need and be a minority student. Applications are located here. Deadline is April 1

Christine Dolecheck Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a medical, nursing, or health professions student who is a legal resident of Ellsworth County. For more information and/or an application, please contact Karen Britton at (785) 472-3141. Deadline is April 1.

COHEAO

The Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations scholarship a $1000 award to any sophomore, junior, or senior attending a COHEAO member. KUMC is a member of COHEAO. Applications must be postmarked by April 30th. You may find further instructions here.

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics - ASCP Scholarships

Students enrolled in a NAACLS (CLT/MLT) accredited program maintaining a 2.5 GPA, an approved MT/CLS program with a 2.8 GPA, and/or is a child, grandchild or sibling of clinical laboratory professionals may apply for the scholarships offered at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. Applications and specific information is available here.
Deadline is November 15.

Dr. John J. Mingeback Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a Barton County, KS resident who is a full time undergraduate or graduate, majoring in a health/medical related field, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. For more details and for an application, please visit their site. Deadline is March 30.

Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship

KUMC undergraduate women students are eligible for this renewable $1,000 award. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need. Print an application at www.gkccf.org/scholarships or call (816) 842-7444 to request an application. Deadline is February 20th.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund Scholarship

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund - Administered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Foreman Fleisher fund was established in memory of his mother Ida Fleisher. The fund provides scholarships for the purpose of permitting women, preferably Jewish, to obtain professional educations. Grant distributions are administered by a local bank and customarily sent directly to the student's school to be used for tuition. Deadline: May 15th. For application and more information, visit their site.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Undergraduate Transfer Program

This award is for Undergraduate students planning to attend a full time Graduate School program . The maximum award for this scholarship is $50,000. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Additional information and applications can be found at www.jackkentcookefoundation.org. Deadline December 5th.

James B. Pearson Fellowship Award

This award provides assistance to graduate students who have been approved to be involved in a study abroad program. The average stipend awarded is $2,456. Applications can be received by calling the Kansas Board of Regents at (785) 296-3517. Deadline is April 1.

Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship

Students entering into Radiological Sciences may apply for a scholarship sponsored by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. This scholarship is awarded annually to U.S. citizens, U.S. national or permanent resident students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or a B average in radiological sciences core curriculum. This student must possess financial need. For application and more information, visit here. Deadline is February 1st (must be post marked).

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic. See the following KBOR website for more information and for the application. http://www.kansasregents.org Priority Deadline is May 1.

Kansas State Scholarship

This program is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-40% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as state scholars. See the following KBOR website for more information and for the application. http://www.kansasregents.org Priority Deadline is May 1.

Lillian & Arthur Dunn Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is available for deserving sons and daughters of members of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution for four years of college to complete an Undergraduate or Graduate degree. Visit their scholarship page for more information and an application. Deadline February 15th.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to KUMC students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. Applications and information can be found at their site. Deadline is February 1.

Occupational Therapy Scholarship

A one time $500 Scholarship for students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending KUMC pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy. You can get more information and an application at the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution website. Deadline is February 15.

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship

Minority students entering into entry- level radiological science programs provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the ASRT Education and Research Foundation. This scholarship is awarded annually to U.S. citizens, U.S. national or permanent resident students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or a B average in radiological sciences core curriculum. This student must possess financial need. Applications can be found at their site. Deadline is February 1st.

Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship

Up to 19 scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded annually for radiation therapists (including medical dosimetrists and radiation therapy educators) attending a certificate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree program to further their career in the radiation therapy field. Current medical imaging technologists pursuing a certificate in radiation therapy also qualify for this scholarship.For more information and an application, visit their site. Deadline is February 1.

Medical

For more information regarding endowment or outside scholarships for medical students please view the KU School of Medicine Scholarships page.

 

Nursing

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program

This award is for accepted U.S. citizens in medical, nursing and health professions programs. Students receiving this award receive more than $17,000 annually for up to four years. The award pays all tuition, books, and most fees and provides a monthly stipend while attending school. For information on this, visit www.airforce.com or more information call 1-800-588-5260. The website also has contact information to search for a recruiter who specializes in healthcare professions.

American Cancer Society Scholarship - Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice

This award supports graduate students pursuing a master's degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP). Awards may be for two years, with stipend of $10,000 per year. Applications may be obtained online at their siteDeadline is February 1.

AmeriCorps

This educational award allows KUMC students to kick their debt and meet the needs of the surrounding communities. In exchange for completing ten to twelve months of full-time service with AmeriCorps, students earn an education award of $4,725 to help pay for college or pay back student loans. Specific questions regarding this educational award needs to be directed to the National Service Trust Office at (800) 942-2677 or visit their site.

Army ROTC Nurse Scholarships

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.  Students should contact Army ROTC prior to the start of their Junior year in college.  Army ROTC scholarships consist of:
- Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
- Full-tuition scholarships
- The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
- Additional allowances for books, fees, and living expenses.
For more information contact goldbar@ku.edu or call 785-864-1113 or go to www.armyrotc.ku.edu. 

Army Nurse Corps Association

A $3,000 scholarship per selected applicant
To qualify you must:

  • Be a nursing or anesthesia student who plans to enter a component of the US Army and are enrolled in a program not funded by a component of the US Army. Nursing or anesthesia student who has previously served in a component of the US Army.
  • Army Nurse Corps officers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing or nurse anesthesia program not funded by a component of the US Army.
  • Army enlisted soldiers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program not funded by a component of the US Army.
  • Nursing or anesthesia students whose parent(s), spouses and/or children are or have served in a component of the US Army. 

Visit their site for more information. Deadline is March 31.

Arthur Miller ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students pursuing a Bachelor's in Science as a Registered Nurse attending a school in Kansas. Applications are due by March 31st. Instructions and application can be found here.

Baker Trust Scholarship

Baker Trust located in LaCrosse, KS is interested in assisting persons who are already Registered Nurses in completing the BSN or MS degrees in nursing and in encouraging those persons to remain in Western Kansas in order to provide quality nursing care to citizens of that region. Persons must live in Kansas west of Highway 81 in order to be eligible to be considered. Applications are accepted each semester by the School of Nursing from currently enrolled students. Students must be enrolled in 6 credits during the semesters in which they receive Baker Trust funds. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs in the School of Nursing at 913-588-1619 and ask for Pamela Barnes.

BrainTrack

From website: "To help nursing students currently studying to become a nurse, such as an LPN or RN, or to advance their education as a nurse via associate, bachelor, master, or doctoral degree programs, BrainTrack's Nursing Schools Scholarship offers a winning and second place award every semester. The scholarship essays submitted by entrants are designed to help others consider becoming a nurse or advancing their nursing education and career options." For more details, including the deadline for submissions (November 1 and March 1), and the application, you may visit their website.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

A $1000 Scholarship awarded to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a nurse and who are in financial need. You can get an application and more information at www.dar.org. Deadline is February 15.

Christine Dolecheck Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a medical, nursing, or health progessions student who is a legal resident of Ellsworth County. For more information and/or an application, please contact Karen Britton at (785) 472-3141. Deadline is April 1.

Dr. John J. Mingeback Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a Barton County, KS resident who is a full time undergraduate or graduate, majoring in a health/medical related field, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  For more details and for an application, please visit www.goldenbeltcf.org.  Deadline is March 30.

Eight & Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship is available for nurses wanting to advance their training in pediatric lung and respiratory diseases, or to prepare for positions in clinical practice and management.  For more details and for an application, please visit their siteDeadline is May 15.

Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship

KUMC undergraduate women students are eligible for this renewable $1,000 award. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need, and serve one year on the EMWMS Advisory Committee upon graduation. Print an application at here or e-mail scholarships@gkccf.org for more information.  Deadline is February 20.

Greater Kansas City Black Nurses Association

This scholarship is for currently enrolled nursing students in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA. Must be a member of NBNA. You can get an application and more information by going to their site. Deadline January 15.

Heartland Foundation
Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship

Students must be enrolled in full-time hours of study for a regular semester in an accredited/approved nursing or surgical services program. Maintain a reasonably good grade point average and meet academic standards. Please indicate prior and/ or current service to humanity or health care and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must reside within the Heartland Foundation service regions which include the following counties in MO: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay,Clinton, Davies, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Ray and Worth; In IA: Decatur, Fremont, Page, Ringgold, and Taylor; In KS: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan; and NE: Nemaha, and Richardson. For more information regarding this scholarship, please contact Heartland Foundation by calling (800) 447-1083 or e-mailing Carol Mathes at carol.mathes@heartland-health.com. Deadline October 12th.

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund Scholarship

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund - Administered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Foreman Fleisher fund was established in memory of his mother Ida Fleisher. The fund provides scholarships for the purpose of permitting women, preferably Jewish, to obtain professional educations. Grant distributions are administered by a local bank and customarily sent directly to the student's school to be used for tuition. Deadline: May 15th. For an application and more information, visit their site.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Undergraduate Transfer Program

This award is for Undergraduate students planning to attend a full time Graduate School program . The maximum award for this scholarship is $50,000. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applications can be found at www.jackkentcookefoundation.org. Deadline December 5.

James B. Pearson Fellowship Award

This award provides assistance to graduate students who have been approved to be involved in a study abroad program. The average stipend awarded is $2,456. Applications can be received by calling the Kansas Board of Regents at (785) 296-3517. Deadline is April 1.

Japanese Medical Society of America Scholarship

A $2,500-$20,000 Scholarship that can be awarded to medical or nursing students enrolled at KUMC. Please find the details of their award and application here. Deadline is December 31st.

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic. See the following KBOR website for more information and for the application. http://www.kansasregents.org Priority Deadline is May 1.

Kansas Nurses Foundation

The Kansas Nurses Foundation will award scholarships to applicants who meet specific criteria established through the endowed or managed scholarships. Information on the Kansas Nurses Foundation scholarships, the applications, and contact information can be found at their site. Deadline is June 30.

Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship

Designed to encourage enrollment in nursing programs by Kansans committed to practicing in Kansas. Recipients sign agreements to practice nursing at specific facilities one year for each year of scholarship support. See the following KBOR website for more information and for the application. http://www.kansasregents.org Deadline is May 1.

Kansas State Scholarship

This program is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-40% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as state scholars. See the following KBOR website for more information and for the application. http://www.kansasregents.org. Priority Deadline is April 1.

Lillian & Arthur Dunn Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is available for deserving sons and daughters of members of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution for four years of college to complete an Undergraduate or Graduate degree. Visit  their site for more information and an application. Deadline February 15th.

Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship

Students who are accepted or enrolled in a Nursing program may apply for this National Society of Daughters of American Revolution Nursing Scholarship. Applicants must be members, decendents of members or eligible for membership in NSDAR. You can get an application and more information by going to their site . Deadline is February 15th.

Mildred Nutting Scholarship

A one time $1000 Scholarship for students who have been accepted or are currently enrolled at KUMC school of nursing. Preference is giving to candidates from the Greater Lowell, MA area.  You can go to their site for more information and an application. Deadline is February 15.

National Black Nurses Association Scholarship Program

Applicant must be currently enrolled in a nursing program and in good scholastic standing at the time of application.  Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (Greater Kansas City Black Nurses Association) and have at least one full year of school remaining.  For an application and more information you can go to their site or e-mail Estella Lazenby at elazenby@nbna.org.  Deadline is April 15.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to KUMC students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. Applications and information can be found at here. Deadline is February 28.

Navy Nurse Corps

KUMC nursing students pursuing a bachelor degree are eligible to receive this award with the obligation to serve four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps upon graduation. For more information, call (800) 327-NAVY.

Nursing Services Scholarship

KUMC nursing students who are pursuing a career in Kansas are eligible for this award. Students must be enrolled full-time at KUMC. Students interested in applying must complete the FAFSA, complete the Financial Aid Sources for Kansas Students Application along with a $10 fee found at www.kansasregents.org, complete the scholarship application, and obtain sponsorship from a medical provider for whom they want to work. Deadline is May 1.

Saint Joseph Health Center Nursing Scholarship

This $500-$1,000 Scholarship is available to KUMC nursing students who demonstrate financial need. Candidates must be enrolled or entering their junior or senior year or pursuing graduate studies in nursing. You can get an application by contacting (816) 942-4400. Deadline is March 1.

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards Program

This scholarship is to give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.  Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.  Click here for more information and to get an application.  Deadline is December 15th.

Trinity Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship

The Trinity Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship Fund was established to assist those pursuing a BSN in nursing, and who need financial assistance. 

Additionally, any student who receives a Trinity Lutheran School of Nursing Scholarship can also be considered for the LA Hollinger MD scholarship by writing a short essay. There is no need for students to complete both applications.  More information can be found here.  Deadline is May 1.

 

Other

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. To apply visit their site. Deadline is June 14.

Charley Wootan Grant Program

$5 million is available for qualified students to help pay for college. TG's Board of Directors allocated $4 million to be awarded to students from Texas, and the remaining $1 million to students residing in other states. The grants are available to students pursing undergraduate degrees or certificates or enrolled in teaching certification programs. For more information visit their site.

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations

The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco's harmful impact.  For more information and an application, visit their site or e-mail adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.orgDeadline is April 30.

Genevieve Edmee Lenz Guldner Kansas University Medical Center Scholarship

The students eligible for assistance shall be KUMC students with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. First priority will be given to students who have graduated from high school in Barton County, Missouri. Second priority shall be given to students who have graduated from high school in Southwest Missouri. The qualifying students may be undergraduate or graduate students. The recipient must maintain full time status and keep a minimum 3.0 grade point average (or equivalent).  For application and more information, visit http://www.gkccf.org/scholarships or e-mail scholarships@gkccf.org. Deadline is March 15th.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

This foundation has a large number of scholarships that students may be eligible for. You may look at their scholarship listings here: http://www.gkccf.org/scholarships

Indian Health Service Scholarship programs

This scholarship provides financial assistance to American Indian and/or Alaska Native student enrolled full or part-time pursuing a course of study in specific health professions. This program requires a service obligation and/or payback requirement. For more information and an application, Visit their site to find out more information. Deadlines vary according to program.

Hispanic College Fund

The Hispanic College Fund Scholars Program maintains many scholarship programs which can be researched at their website. Each program has different requirements and deadlines. Students must complete the online applications, so that the HCF will be able to match with a scholarship program which should fit students' interests. Please note: HCF only accepts online applications.  No paper applications are availableDeadlines vary according to program.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation

Mensa Education and Research Foundation is holding a scholarship essay contest. The scholarship contest is open to all students in the area who will be in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education in the coming year. Entries must be postmarked on or before January 15. For more information visit their site.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship(s)

These scholarships are restricted to blind students who are enrolled full or part-time at KUMC seeking an accredited degree. These awards are based on scholastic excellence, financial need, and community service. You can get an application by visiting their site. Deadline is March 31.

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

The Native Hawaiian HealthScholarship Program provides financial support for Native Hawaiian students pursuing careers in selected health professions. The program's goals are to increase the number of Native Hawaiians in health professions and to improve the availability of primary and preventive care services to Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawaii. You can get an application by visiting their site Deadline is March 1.

Peace Corps

This educational award allows KUMC students to be involved with the community while the U.S. Peace Corps pays a percentage of their student loan debt. Specific questions regarding this educational award needs to be directed to the Kansas City Area Office of the U.S. Peace Corps at (800) 255-4121 or visit www.peacecorps.gov.

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award

The Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award gives women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/ skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Application deadline is December 15 to the address listed in the application. Award recipients will be notified between January and June. First place is $1500 and second place is $1000 towards tuition and books. For the application visit their site.

Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

This is awarded to students who are candidates for a doctoral degree in any field of study at KUMC. For further information, please contact the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Foundation at (202) 334-2341 or log onto www.spencer.org. Deadline is in October.

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Frequently Asked Scholarship Questions

1. I have received a scholarship from an outside organization/ foundation. Who should the check be made payable to?

Check should be made payable to: University of Kansas Medical Center

2. Where should the scholarship check and letter be mailed to?

Mail the check and letter to:

University of Kansas Medical Center
Student Financial Accounting
Mail Stop 4008
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

-OR-

University of Kansas Medical Center
Office of Student Financial Aid
MS 4005
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

3. I have received a scholarship check and it is made payable to me and KUMC. What do I do with the check and letter?

You will submit any enclosures with the check and endorse the check over to KUMC.

4. Do I have to report the scholarship I've received to the Financial Aid Office?

Yes, all financial aid recipients who are awarded scholarships are required to report other resources to the Student Financial Aid Office. Scholarship awards must be coordinated with your financial aid package.

5. How do I report the scholarships I've received?

There are many ways that you can report your scholarships. When filling out the student data form there is a section where you can list outside scholarships. You can also report your scholarships online when you accept your financial aid award through Enroll & Pay. And you can also send Student Financial Aid Office a copy of your congratulatory letter from the organization/ foundation.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, (913) 588-5170 or email financialaid@kumc.edu.

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