Students Encouraged to Apply for $5,000 Health Care Scholarship

Dominican University New York students who are pursuing careers in health care, social work, and psychology are encourage to apply for the following $5,000 scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year.

 Amount $5,000
 Term or Year Fall 2024 (2024-25 Academic Year)
 Awards Available   110
 Renewable Yes
 Deadline May 1, 2024
 Organization United Health Foundation

  Website                     https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Diversity in Health Care Scholarship applicants must meet the following scholarship criteria to qualify:

  • Students must be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year HACU Member (Dominican University is a member).
  • Open to student pursuing degrees (associate, bachelor, master, doctorate) that will lead to careers as Clinical Professionals that may include Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse, Pharmacist, Dentist, Social Worker, Addiction Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, or related clinical professions. 
  • Open to Undergraduate (classified as a sophomore or junior) and Graduate students.
  • At the time of application, students must have at least (2) two years of study remaining before their anticipated degree completion date.
  • Must be enrolled full-time.
  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 or higher.
  • Identifies as Hispanic/ Latino, Black/African American, Native American/ Alaska Native or Asian or is focused on the health of these communities or other underrepresented racial/ethnic groups.

Scholarship Specific Essay (250-500-word essay): 

  • What is your personal motivation for applying to the Diversity in Health Care Scholarship?

Renewable: scholarships may be renewed annually for up to 4 years (maximum $20,000) as long as the student maintains eligibility requirements or until the student has completed their intended degree, whichever comes first.

Benefits for Scholarship Recipient:

  • All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend Webinars with HACU partners to learn about current career opportunities in their field.
  • All scholarship recipients will be invited to apply for HACU National Internship Program with corporate and federal partners. 
  • Sophomores and Juniors will be invited to attend the Emerging Leaders’ Summits.

Requirements for Scholarship Recipient:

  • (25) Twenty-five Juniors are required to attend the ¬°Adelante! Leadership Institute at HACU’s 38th Annual Conference from November 1-3, 2024, in Aurora, Colorado (SAVE THE DATE). Expenses (travel, hotel lodging, and registration) are included as a scholarship benefit.
  • (60) Sixty Sophomores are required to attend the ¬°Adelante! Leadership Institute at HACU’s 39th Annual Conference November 2025 in Aurora, Colorado. Expenses (travel, hotel lodging, and registration) are included as a scholarship benefit.

Please Note: Current 2023 Diversity in Health Care Scholars cannot apply for the 2024 Diversity in Health Scholarship Program application.