Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Scholarship

Scholarship Application

Submission Deadline: August 16, 2019

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

SUCCESS in Speech-Language Pathology:
Strengthening Underserved Communities through Enhanced Student Support


The College of Health Sciences has received a grant from HRSA to provide scholarships to full-time graduate students studying speech-language pathology who 1) have unmet financial need and 2) meet specified requirements demonstrating that they are from economic, environmental, or educational backgrounds that may place them at a disadvantage, including those from ethnic and racial minority groups. The purpose of this scholarship program is to increase the number of licensed speech-language pathologists in medically underserved communities by removing financial barriers to successful program completion.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Award NO: 1T08HP30179.01.00, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

STEP 1: PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR STEP 2 AND STEP 3
  1. Examine your email notification regarding the SDS scholarship program.
    • If the email states that you meet selected criteria for ‘disadvantaged,’ click on the boxes in STEP 2 that apply; no further action is needed for those criteria. If you determine that you meet additional criteria, click the additional box(es) and follow the instructions.
    • If no selection criteria for ‘disadvantaged’ are identified in your email, determine whether you meet any of the criteria listed in STEP 2, click the box(es), and follow the instructions.
  2. Remember that you must meet criteria for both STEPS 2 and 3 to meet the minimum qualifications for the Scholarship. Follow instructions for both STEPS very carefully.
STEP 2: AREA(S) OF DISADVANTAGE

To qualify for this scholarship, you must meet at least one of the criteria below for ‘disadvantage’ based on the email that we send you.

  • If you received an email indicating that we have determined that you meet the criteria for ‘disadvantaged,’ check the items below that apply to you. No additional documentation is required.
  • If you received an email indicating that we have not been able to determine that you meet the criteria for ‘disadvantaged,’ check the items below that apply to you and provide any required documentation.

Appalachian - To confirm whether you are from an Appalachian County, click here: www.arc.gov/counties. Click the box as appropriate.

First Generation - If neither of your parents graduated with a degree from a 4-year college or above, you meet the criteria. Click the box as appropriate.

High School with Low ACT or High Rate of Free/Reduced Lunch - If you were sent an email by the CSD program indicating that you attended such a high school, click the box.

Low Income Household - To determine whether you qualify in this category requires two steps and instructions vary depending on your particular age/dependent vs independent status.

Select the option most applicable to you for more information

Under 24 - Regardless of your circumstances, you are considered a dependent. Therefore you must submit a copy of the first 2 pages of your parental family 2017 federal income tax return. 

24-27 (Listed Dependent) - You are considered a dependent. Therefore you must submit a copy of the first 2 pages of your parental family 2017 federal income tax return (with social security numbers removed)

24-27 (Unlisted Dependent) - There are two steps to complete.

  1. To verify that you are not a dependent, you must submit a copy of the first 2 pages of your parental family federal income tax return for the past 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) showing that you were not claimed, and
  2. Submit a copy of the first 2 pages of your own family 2017 federal income tax return.

27+ - This means that you are considered an independent and must submit a copy of the first 2 pages of your own family 2017 federal income tax return.

Second, determine if the 2017 Federal income tax return is less than or equal to the highlighted income for family size in the table below.

Persons In Family/HouseholdIncome Level
1$24,280
2$32,920
3$41,560
4$50,200
5$58,840
6$67,480
7$77,120
8+$84,760 (+ $4,320 For Each Additional Person)

 

STEP 3: UNMET FINANCIAL NEED

If you meet any of the criteria in STEP 2, the next step is to establish the amount of unmet financial need. At a minimum, applicants must establish unmet financial need of at least 50% of the annual cost of tuition (combined fall & spring). This determination is made by the UK Office of Financial Aid based upon the current FAFSA and is established in accordance with HRSA and federal guidelines.  The UK Office of Financial Aid will inform Drs. Olson and Stewart of your calculated unmet need. Please read the instructions below carefully and verify your category:

Select the option most applicable to you for more information

Under 24 - Regardless of your circumstances, you are considered a dependent. Therefore you must complete the FAFSA online based on parental family federal income as directed.

24-27 (Listed Dependent) - You must complete the FAFSA online based on parental/family federal income as directed.

24-27 (Unlisted Dependent) - You will complete the FAFSA based on your own family federal income as directed.

27+ - This means that you are considered an independent and you must complete the FAFSA with your own income information.

STEP 4: SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Submit the application and all supporting documents by August 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx odt.

If you have questions, please review the FAQ sheet which was emailed to you with the scholarship announcement or contact Dr. Anne Olson by email: aolso2@uky.edu or office phone: 859.218.0572

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