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Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 30

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment
  • Good academic standing
  • Disadvantaged background
  • Demonstrates financial need with a valid FAFSA
  • Permanent resident of Florida
  • Consideration will be given to those from families where few or no members have attended college
  • Completed application form

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 30 for each new academic year

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment
  • Good academic standing
  • Disadvantaged background
  • Demonstrates financial need with a valid FAFSA
  • Permanent resident of Florida
  • Consideration will be given to those from families where few or no members have attended college
  • Completed application form

Contact Information

  • Contact: The Chancellor's Audiology Office (954) 262-7745

Barbara Meltzer PhD Physical Therapy Scholarship

College: PPCHCS- Physical Therapy PhD

Background: This scholarship supports Physical Therapy PhD students in the dissertation phase.

Award Amount: Varies based on amount available. 

Deadline: Open - Students can apply when their dissertation proposals have been approved by their committee.

Requirements:

  • PT PhD students can apply for this scholarship once their dissertation proposals have been approved by their committee
  • The student must be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory progress during the dissertation phase
  • Submission of a 500 word essay on how the money will be used to support the research project and a budget for use of the money
  • Only students with no other funding for their research are eligible to apply

Recognition: Scholarship winners will be recognized at the PhD on campus time/luncheon, bios and information about the individual and their research will be posted on the PT PhD website and other social media sites.

Contact Information: Samuel Cheng, Director PT PhD Program, 954-262-1273, mingshun@nova.edu

Additional Information: The PhD Advisory Committee will review all requests and make the final selection on the recipients.

College: ESS Scholarship Office (undergraduate) for PPCHCS

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1

Requirements:

  • Full time continuing undergraduate students enrolled in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences
  • Must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you are applying and demonstrate financial need

Contact Information

  • Contact: ESS Scholarship Office (954) 262-3380

Additional Information

Other: Submit application and essay (approx. 500 words. Choose one of two topics: 1) How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR 2) What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you? Renewal: Based on available funds and meeting minimum requirements, this may be renewed.

College: ESS Scholarship Office (undergraduate) for PPCHCS

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1

Requirements:

  • Full time continuing undergraduate students enrolled in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences
  • Must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you are applying and demonstrate financial need

Contact Information

  • Contact: ESS Scholarship Office (954) 262-3380

Additional Information

Other: Submit application and essay (approx. 500 words. Choose one of two topics: 1) How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR 2) What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you? Renewal: Based on available funds and meeting minimum requirements, this may be renewed.

College: ESS Scholarship Office (undergraduate) for PPCHCS

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1

Requirements:

  • Full time continuing undergraduate students enrolled in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences
  • Must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you are applying and demonstrate financial need

Contact Information

  • Contact: ESS Scholarship Office (954) 262-3380

Additional Information

Other: Submit application and essay (approx. 500 words. Choose one of two topics: 1) How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR 2) What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you? Renewal: Based on available funds and meeting minimum requirements, this may be renewed.

Joe Gonzalez Scholarship Award

Background: In early January, 2002, the speech language community lost a dear friend and colleague when Dr. Joseph Gonzalez, affectionately known as “Dr. G,” suddenly passed away. For many years, Dr. Gonzalez was a professor in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). He was both respected and admired by students and his peers and was a strong proponent of online education. Dr. Gonzalez was instrumental in developing the first class in Technological Application in Communication Science and Disorders for our program and he taught a variety of courses in the curriculum. In his memory, the Nova Southeastern University National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSU-NSSLHA) chapter established this scholarship to be awarded annually to a student in the online program. The award shall be used only to provide tuition assistance towards speech-language pathology courses, excluding fees (i.e., registration), to the College graduate students in the MS-SLP Program who demonstrate superior academic achievement.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1

Requirements:

  • An online student, enrolled in the Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) )
  • The student must demonstrate professionalism, motivation, leadership, initiative, and personal achievement.
  • The student must be in good standing with the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (CHCS) and Nova Southeastern University.
  • Two professionals familiar with the applicant must supply letters of recommendation.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the Program.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 18 credits in the graduate program.

Contact Information

The recipient will be recognized through an email announcement including a photo to all students and faculty.

In addition, the program will add a scholarship section to the Master of Science in SLP website to recognize current and past recipients of the scholarship.

 

William H. Marquardt Community Health / Collaborative Service Initiative (Endowed $250K)

Background: Acknowledgement of outstanding physician assistant students and/or alumni who demonstrate strong advocacy for primary care and community health initiatives. 

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 31

Requirements: 

  • Currently enrolled physician assistant students who hve completed at least 5 semesters of their physician assistant studies.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrates strong interest in working in Primary Care after graduation.
  • Demonstrates strong interest in participating in community health initiatives.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a team player during collaborative experiences. 
  • Completed application form.
  • Recipient will be recognized via Facebook, Perspectives, presentation ceremony at the respective program, and recognition at commencement

Alumni Requirements: 

  • Physician assistant alumni from any NSU PA program.
  • Employment history reflects a strong focus in primary care.
  • Demonstrates strong history of participation in community health initiatives.
  • Demonstrates experience of collaborative work with other health care providers.
  • Completed application form. 

Contact Information: 

Calvin Finley (cfinley@nova.edu)

 

Award Amount: Varies - Renewable each year, but students must re-apply each year

Deadline: April 30 for each new academic year

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment
  • Good academic standing
  • From a disadvantaged background
  • Consideration will be given to those from families where few or no members have attended college
  • Permanent resident of Florida

Contact Information

  • Contact: The Chancellors Office, Attn: Sue Peake (954) 262-1518

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 30 for each new academic year

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollement
  • Good academic standing
  • Disadvantaged background
  • Consideration will be given to those from families where few or no members have attended college
  • Permanent resident of Florida

Contact Information

  • Contact: The Chancellors Office, Attn: Sue Peake (954) 262-1518

Physical Therapy General Scholarship Fund

College: PPCHCS- Professional Physical Therapy Students

Background: This scholarship supports the Professional Physical Therapy students on the Tampa area campus

(year 2-4)  and Fort Lauderdale campus (year 2-3).

Award Amount: Varies based on amount available.  Based on available funds, up to two scholarships per year can be awarded. Students can receive this scholarship award one time

Deadline: June 30

Timeline for Award: The scholarship will be awarded at the White Coat Ceremony

Requirements:

  • Professional DPT students can apply for this scholarship when entering their second year of the program
  • The student must be in good academic standing (3.0 or higher) and demonstrate academic merit over the past year with NSU
  • Received no other scholarship money for PT education
  • Submission of a 1000 word essay outlining academic achievements, community service (outside of service learning requirements for program completion), professional career goals and how you plan to give back to the profession after graduation.

Recognition: Scholarship winners will be recognized at the White Coat Ceremony(s) and posted on the PT website.  

Contact Information: Shari Rone-Adams, Chair, Physical Therapy Department, 954-262-1740, srone@nova.edu

Award Amount: Varies - renewable each year, but students must re-apply each year

Deadline: April 30

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollement
  • Good academic standing
  • From a disadvantaged background
  • Consideration will be given to those from families where few or no members have attended college
  • Demonstrate financial need with a valid FAFSA

Contact Information

  • Contact: The Chancellors Office, Attn: Sue Peake (954) 262-1518

Occupational Therapy Department logoBackground: Dr. Reba Anderson was the Associate Dean of the College of Allied Health, now called the College of Health Care Sciences, the Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and the first Chair of the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program. This scholarship was established to honor her commitment to students and to the practice of occupational therapy.

Award Amount:

Two awards will be given each year, as a one-time non-renewable amount of $500.00 per student.

Deadline:  January 31

Eligibility:

Students who have successfully completed two semesters of the Master of Occupational Therapy program on the Fort Lauderdale campus.

Requirements:

  1. Demonstrated financial need via financial aid documents.
  2. FAFSA must be on file in the Financial Aid office; EFC less than $1000.00.
  3. Completed application form and letter of request demonstrating financial need.
  4. Completed one page essay which describes the personal decision to become an occupational therapist and career goals
  5. Letter of recommendation from an occupational therapy faculty member.

 

Contact:

Dr. Rebecca Estes

restes@nova.edu

954-262-1242

Background: This scholarship is provided in memory of Dr. Robin Shari Parker, who was a treasured part of the NSU SLP faculty for two decades. Dr. Parker was the founding director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD), taught courses in the area of autism, and provided clinical supervision to graduate student SLPs. The award shall be used only to provide tuition assistance toward courses in the NSU MS-SLP program.

Deadline: November 1

Eligibility: Students who apply for this scholarship must be enrolled in the MS-SLP program and:

  • Have completed at least 9 graduate credits in the MS SLP program;
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Be in good academic and professional standing at NSU and CHCS;
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism, leadership, initiative, and personal achievement;
  • Demonstrate strong interest in autism spectrum disorders;
  • Be willing to take at least one elective course in autism;
  • Be willing to participate in online or face-to-face events offered by the NSU Satellite of UM-NSU CARD at least once per semester; and
  • Complete the application form. 

 

Occupational Therapy Department logoBackground: The Sandra B. Dunbar Leadership and Professionalism Award is available to a graduate occupational therapy student currently matriculating at the NSU Ft. Lauderdale campus who demonstrates exemplary commitment to community service and leadership skills, and who exemplifies the values and vision of occupational therapy.

Award Amount: $1000

Deadline: January 31

Eligibility:

Outstanding occupational therapy students currently matriculating in the MOT, Dr. OT or Ph. D program on the Fort Lauderdale campus.

Requirements:

  • At least a 3.0 GPA in the program.
  • Good standing at NSU.
  • Completed at least 2 semesters of the program in which he/she is enrolled.
  • Demonstrated interest and engagement in activities that support leadership and professional development in occupational therapy.
  • Completed application form.

Submit Application to: Dr. Rebecca Estes, restes@nova.edu, 954-262-1242

College: ESS Scholarship Office (undergraduate) for PPCHCS

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1

Requirements:

  • Full time continuing undergraduate students enrolled in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Healthcare Sciences
  • Must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you are applying and demonstrate financial need

Contact Information

  • Contact: ESS Scholarship Office (954) 262-3380

Additional Information

Other: Submit application and essay (approx. 500 words. Choose one of two topics: 1) How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others? OR 2) What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you? Renewal: Based on available funds and meeting minimum requirements, this may be renewed.

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