Master of Science - Advanced Clinical Practice

Scholarships

If you have questions about any of the scholarships listed or your eligibility for a particular scholarship program, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Institutional Scholarships

National University offers a number of scholarships to students who have completed a minimum number of trimesters and who have at least a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Unless otherwise noted, each scholarship applicant is required to submit a written narrative indicating the value of the scholarship in assisting the applicant in furthering his or her educational and/or practice goals. There may be additional requirements which must be met in order to qualify for a scholarship.

Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid during the first month of each trimester, and are due back to the Office of Financial Aid by the close of the last business day of the month. As the scholarship funds come from endowment earnings, the earnings are distributed when there is sufficient income to award. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,000. Enrolled students will be informed when to apply for these institutional scholarships. 

If you have questions about any of the scholarships listed or your eligibility for a particular scholarship program, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarship

Program

CGPA & Trimester Requirements

Essay

Other Requirements

Alumni Association Scholarship

DC, ND, MSAc, MSOM, BS, AAS

2.50
Completed one trimester

No

The perspective on the value of the applicant belonging to an alumni association.

NUHS Scholarship

Any

2.20
Completed first trimester

Yes

N/A

Diane Winterstein Scholarship

Any

2.50
Completed second trimester

Yes

Must submit two letters of recommendation from NUHS staff attesting to student's service to humanity or to NUHS.

Angelo J. Picchi Memorial Scholarship

Any

2.50
Incoming or Continuing student

No

Must be resident of northeastern Pennsylvania prior to matriculation.

Ethnic and Minority-Based Scholarships

If you have questions about any of the scholarships listed or your eligibility for a particular scholarship program, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

America's Black Collegians

  • Deadline: June and December
  • Award: Varies
  • Application: Contact ABC Club
  • Criteria:
    • U.S. citizen
    • Minority student
    • Member of ABC Club

American Association of University Women - Downer's Grove Area Branch

  • Deadline: Contact AAUW for application date
  • Award: $1,500 - $3,000
  • Application: Contact AAUW at 630-986-8334
  • Criteria:
    • Woman who has resumed higher education after a 5-year absence
    • Enrolled at least half-time
    • Within 2 years of completing BS or graduate degree
    • Resident of one of these Illinois towns: Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, Woodridge

American Indian Graduate Center Award

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • Have Native American heritage
    • Have plans to enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution
    • Must have completed the FAFSA
    • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree
    • Call (505) 881-454 for further information

America's Black Collegians

  • Deadline: June and December
  • Award: Varies
  • Application: Contact ABC Club
  • Criteria:
    • U.S. citizen
    • Minority student
    • Member of ABC Club

American Indian College Fund

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Award: Varies by source 
  • Application: Available online
  • Criteria:
    • American Indian heritage
    • See website for additional requirements

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

  • Deadline: Varies from February to June
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • Reside in a congressional district represented by a Congressional Black Caucus member
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Have plans to enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution
    • Must have completed the FAFSA
    • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.

  • Deadline: April 16
  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
  • Application: Appy Online
  • Criteria:
    • Latino student
    • Enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
    • Strong writing skills
    • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

Gates Millenium Scholars Program

  • Deadline: January
  • Award: Varies
  • Application: Apply Online
  • Criteria:
    • African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander American
    • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
    • 3.3 GPA
    • Full-time student
    • Consideration given to academic achievement, community service and leadership potential

Greek Women's University Club

  • Deadline: Mid October
  • Award: Varies
  • Application: Download (Next year's application available mid-August)
  • Criteria:
    • Must be female
    • Full-time undergraduate (2nd year and above) or full-time graduate student
    • At least one parent of Greek ancestry
    • U.S. citizen
    • Permanent resident of Chicago metro area

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Chicago Scholarships

  • Deadline: generally in January
  • Award: Varies depending on scholarship
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • Jewish immigrants to the United States
    • Received assistance from HIAS Chicago during immigration process between Jan. 1, 2001 to present
    • Is an undergraduate or graduate student in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution
    • Must have financial need and can demonstrate academic excellence

Hispanic Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: December 15
  • Award: $1,000 - $3,000
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • Be of Hispanic heritage
    • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Have plans to enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution 
    • Must have complete the FAFSA
    • Pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree

Hispanic College Fund, Inc.

  • Deadline: February
  • Award: Varies by source
  • Application: Apply Online
  • Criteria:
    • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or have graduated high school in the U.S. 
    • Must have attended high school in the U.S. for a minimum of 3 years
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student
    • See website for other requirements

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 15
  • Award: $1,000 or more
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • Must be Jewish
    • Either born/raised in Cook County, Chicago metro area, or Northwest Indiana; or have one continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or Chicago metropolitan area
    • Intend to remain in the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school
    • Entering an accredited professional graduate education program on a full-time basis
    • Must be available for a personal interview at Jewish Vocational Service
    • Pursuing a career in a helping profession
    • See website for other requirements

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

  • Deadline: varies by state - for Illinois it is July 16
  • Award: varies depending on scholarship
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • Students with a Korean heritage studying in the US regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals)
    • Minimum GPA to apply is 3.0
    • Is an undergraduate or graduate student in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution
    • Must have financial need and can demonstrate academic excellence

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: Early March
  • Award: $2,000 - $3,000
  • Application: Apply Online
  • Criteria:
    • At least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Polish Women's Civic Club

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Award: varies
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • U.S. citizen with at least one parent of Polish descent
    • Illinois resident
    • 9th or 10th tri student at the Chicago Clinic location
    • Complete online application

Talbots Women's Scholarship

  • Deadline: mid-January
  • Award: Up to $5,000
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • Women who have earned HS diploma or GED on or before September 2004
    • Undergraduate enrolled at least half-time
    • Have at least 24 credits remaining to complete at the start of the next fall trimester

Virginia M. Wagner Grant from Soroptimist Midwest Region Scholarships

  • Deadline: mid-January
  • Award: $500
  • Application: Available Online
  • Criteria:
    • Women living in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio or Wisconsin
    • Effort toward education
    • Scholarship
    • Extra-curricular activities
    • Financial need

Additional Resources

The following website is not affiliated with NUHS, but offers additional information for minority students seeking scholarships and other financial aid options.

 

Other Scholarships

Listed below are scholarships from various non-NUHS sources.

Community Services Block Grant (CDBG) Scholarship

  • Deadline: Early May
  • Award: Varies
  • Application: Download (also available in Office of Financial Aid)
  • Criteria
    • Resident of DuPage County
    • Enrolled in an Illinois accredited higher education program
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Meet CSBG low-income requirements
    • For more information, call 630-407-6500

 

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