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Alpha Kappa Alpha Education Advancement Foundation Scholarship

The Educational Advancement Foundation provides scholarships based on merit and financial need for deserving undergraduates. Visit the website for more information.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Scholarship

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing. Visit the website for more information.

Connecticut Health Policy Project Internships

The Connecticut Health Policy Project has worked to improve access to affordable, quality health care for everyone in Connecticut. Interns provide Connecticut residents with information about and referrals to healthcare resources. Visit the website for more information, including deadlines.

Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

The fellowship is a unique community-based "gap year" opportunity for those interested in healthcare or other community-based services. Visit the website for more information.

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund offers an essay contest for students with the subject concerning cancer. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Health Service Corps

The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students pursuing primary health care professions in eligible disciplines for a commitment to provide health care to communities in need upon graduation. Students must be enrolled in or accepted to an eligible degree program in Medicine, Dentistry, Nurse Practitioner, Certified nurse-midwife or Physician Assistant to apply. Visit the website for more information.

National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award

The NIH Postbac IRTA program provides recent college graduates, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school, to spend one or two years performing full-time research. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and intend to apply to graduate or professional school. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Student Nurses' Association Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Student Nurses' Association awards scholarships to students currently enrolled in schools of nursing or pre-nursing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or students with an Alien Registration number. Visit the website for more information.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Soros Fellowships provide funding for tuition and living expenses for graduate programs for permanent residents or naturalized citizens. Applicants must be a resident alien (green card holder), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Visit the website for more information.

Tillman Military Scholars

The Tillman Military Scholars program supports active and veteran service members who are completing a degree. Applicants must be a full-time student at a U.S.-based accredited institution and be a veteran or active duty military service member or spouse of an active duty or veteran service member. Visit the website for more information.

Tylenol Scholarship Program

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Program helps students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare. Winners will receive awards up to $10,000 to offset the cost of tuition. Visit the website for more information.

US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers Summer Institutes for US undergraduates (with at least two years of undergraduate study left) to study in the United Kingdom during the summer. Programs range from four to six weeks and allow students to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University. For more information, visit the website.

 

Venture for America Fellowship

Venture for America looks for talented seniors and recent grads who have track records of being leaders to join the movement to build businesses and create jobs throughout the country. There are deadlines in September, October, January, and March. Visit the website for more information.