The Financial Aid Office at Samuel Merritt University encourages all students to research scholarship opportunities. For assistance in the scholarship application process and for scholarship websites, please refer to the two documents below:
|Scholarship Flyer||Scholarship Guide|
Samuel Merritt University has been awarded $5.2 million over the next four years from the Health Resources and Services Administration to award scholarships to economically and/or educationally disadvantaged Master of Physician Assistant and Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Scholarships of $15,000 each will be awarded to 86 students per year through 2016. Current and incoming students are eligible to receive the scholarship. Students who remain in good standing will receive priority consideration for each year they are successfully enrolled in the program.
For information, please contact the academic program chair:
Dr. Terry Nordstrom, Program Chair
Dr. Michael DeRosa, Program Chair
Veterans Caucus Scholarship Applications Due March 1
Dear PAEA Members,
The AAPA Veterans Caucus is accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship cycle. In 2012, the Veterans Caucus awarded over $26,000 in scholarship money. The deadline to apply is March 1. For qualifications, and to apply, visit the Veterans Caucus website.
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program - Deadline April 16
The deadline to submit an application for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is Tuesday, April 16, 5:00 p.m., EST. The program recruits fully trained health professionals to provide primary care services to underserved populations in selected Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) identified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Physician assistants (PAs) are eligible to apply.
Under the NHSC LRP, health professionals are eligible for up to $60,000 in loan repayment for their initial two-year service commitment and may be eligible for the LRP if they have unpaid qualifying loans and continue to serve at an eligible site.
Two Years Full-Time
Four Years Half-Time
Two Years Half-Time
Sites with HPSA Score of 14+ as of January 1, 2013
Up to $60,000
Up to $60,000
Up to $30,000
Sites with HPSA Score of 0–13 as of January 1, 2013
Up to $40,000
Up to $40,000
Up to $20,000
(Source – NHSC LRP fact sheet)
Funding preference will be given to qualified applicants working in areas with the highest HPSA scores as of January 1, 2013.
- NHSC website
- Application information bulletin/guidance/funding preferences
- Program at a glance fact sheet
- Online application
- Application process
For questions, contact the Health Resources and Services Administration call center at (800) 221-9393 or by email at GetHelp@hrsa.gov.
PAEA Collecting Nominations for National Advisory Council on the NHSC
PAEA is collecting applications for nominees to the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the National Health Service Corps. The NHSC is seeking five nominees to serve three-year terms on the NAC beginning after September 30. Nominations are due to PAEA by Monday, March 4 2013.
Below is more information on the NAC and the qualities the NHSC is seeking in council members:
The NHSC’s mission is to build healthy communities by connecting primary health care providers to areas of the United States with limited access to care. The NAC is an advisory committee comprised of a diverse group of primary care clinicians, NHSC alumni, faculty, site administrators, community representatives, and others who are experts in the recruitment and retention of clinicians and practice sites for the NHSC. The NAC advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Director of the NHSC on national policies related to the NHSC and identifies strategic priorities for the Corps.
The NHSC is requesting nominations for individuals with a background in:
- Primary care
- Oral health
- Mental/behavioral health
Individuals should also have expertise in one or more of the following:
- Working with underserved populations
- Health care policy
- Recruitment and retention
- Site administration
- Customer service
- Organizational partnerships
- Clinical practice
The NHSC is looking for nominees that currently are or have previously filled a role as:
- A site administrator
- Dental hygienist
- Mid-level professional
- Mental or behavioral health professional
- Current or past NHSC scholar or loan repayor
All nominations should be sent to Kendall Williams (kwilliams@PAEAonline.org) by Monday, March 4 2013. Nominations should include a letter of interest, CV, and a bio. PAEA will screen nominees as part of the process.
Samuel Merritt University is pleased to announce the 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship for Incoming summer 2013 ABSN Students in the Oakland campus.
Five scholarship awards in the amount of $10,000.00 each are available to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from disadvantaged backgrounds applying to the ABSN program for summer 2013 in the Oakland campus. Preference will be given to Latino/Hispanic, Black/African American, and male students, but all students are encouraged to apply. The purpose of the NCIN scholarship is to diversify the nursing workforce by supporting nursing students in accelerated programs. Recipients must be willing to participate in mentoring, leadership activities and monthly meetings while enrolled in the ABSN program.
For details about the NCIN program go to: http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/diversity/scholarships
Deadline: Open until all recipients are chosen.
For more information please contact the financial aid office at 510.869.1550