Scholarships & Grants
Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of a specific type of accomplishment, such as academic performance, leadership, or choice of academic program and do not have to be repaid.
If you are a Virginia resident who is a full-time student pursuing your first graduate degree in the field of health professions, you are eligible for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG).
Students enrolled in the following programs are eligible:
- Health Care Management
- Health Promotion Management
- Physical Therapy
If you meet the criteria for state residency, you may receive assistance for a total of four semesters. Awards are for the fall and spring semesters only. Students receiving full tuition waivers from employers or graduate assistantships are not eligible.
ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship
Open to students who are enrolled in or have applied for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at a degree-granting institution. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic/creative accomplishment as demonstrated by school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a 400 – 600 word essay explaining the student’s inspiration to pursue a professional career in interior design, professional goals, or special areas of interest.
Review the criteria and apply online.
Celebrate Cherie Scholarship Fund
Open to legal residents of Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties) who are starting their first year in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.The award is a one-time distribution of $5,000, paid directly to the winner’s accredited university. The application deadline each year is June 1.
Review the criteria and apply online.
The Healthline and NAMI Stronger Scholarship Program
Four applicants will be granted a $5,000 scholarship each to pursue their efforts in the advancement of the mental health profession, through research, raising awareness, community building, or combatting stigma. Learn more about the scholarship and how to apply at Healthline.
- Application period: March 1 – May 1, 2019
- Winners notified: June 15, 2019
- Funds distributed: August 1, 2019
- Current junior, senior, or graduate student in pursuit of a degree as of fall 2019
- Current U.S. resident
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from the most recent college transcript
- Demonstrated involvement in the advancement of the mental health profession, either through research, patient advocacy, raising awareness, or community building.
The Diotima Scholarship is named in honor of Diotima of Manitea, an ancient Greek female seer who features in Plato’s Symposium. This annual scholarship provides a $2,400 award to a graduate student in the Literature, Language, and the Humanities program who has completed at least 9 credits, maintains a 3.5 GPA, and exhibits financial need. Applicants must submit a one-page essay describing the role of the humanities in his/her life.
Contact Dr. Marguerite Rippy for more information.
Central Scholarship is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships and interest-free loans to Maryland residents pursuing higher education. More information can be found here.
Donald Lavanty Scholarship
The Health Care Management Program offers the Donald Lavanty Scholarship to two students annually. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
A. Prospective Student Scholarship
1. Applicants shall be full-time student status seeking the MSc Health Care Management Program, Dual-degree with Health Care Management.
2. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA from a previous University.
B. Returning Student Scholarship
1. Applicants shall be full time student status seeking the MSc Health Care Management or Dual-degree with Health Care Management.
2. Completed a minimum of two full semesters by the term of award.
3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
To be considered for this scholarship, the candidate needs to write a one-two pages statement of why they are an ideal candidate to receive this scholarship. The scholarship award will be $500. Submit essay to Paige MacMorland.
For additional information, contact Dr. Uma Kelekar.
Internet sources, such as Fastweb.com can increase your aid options. Other financing options can include private foundations, organizations, professional groups. Some employers offer tuition assistance as well.