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Program Scholarships

The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences is pleased to offer a wide-range of scholarships to assist our students in achieving their dream of becoming an excellent health care provider. 

General Scholarship Application

The 2023-2024 application period is now open. Students are invited to use the link above to apply for scholarships within our college. The deadline for College of Health Care Sciences scholarship applications to be submitted is March 15, 2024. Students will be notified shortly after, and a recognition ceremony will take in early to mid-April 2024.

Additionally, to be considered for other scholarship opportunities please use the link below to create a profile to be considered for other university-wide programmatic scholarships.

University-wide Scholarship Application

Please use the link above to apply for scholarship assistance from the college. Please note, there are also program specific scholarship opportunities available as well. Use the links below to access the applications for those scholarships. 

View Past Scholarship Recipients

 

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

Contact: Susan Darcy Peake (954) 262-1518

Make the Most of the Dash/Ashley Kaye Hess Changing Lives Scholarship

Overview: This scholarship is provided in memory of Ashley Kaye Hess, who was a treasured part of the NSU SLP student body in 2015-2016.  Many people knew and loved Ashley Kaye Hess, a cheerleader, dancer, and NSU speech-language pathology master’s candidate, before she was killed in a tragic car accident on May 14, 2016 at the age of 28.

The award shall be used only to provide tuition assistance toward courses in the NSU MS-SLP program.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 31

Requirements:

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

  • Have completed at least 12 graduate credits towards the NSU BS-SLP or MS SLP program,
  • Not be in the final academic semester,
  • Be a Florida-based student,
  • Be in good academic and professional standing at NSU;
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism, leadership, initiative, and personal achievement.

Contact Information: Dr. Tambi Braun, CCC/SLP, Associate Professor, (954) 262-7746, tambi@nova.edu

Additional Information: Award will be announced on May 14 each award year

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 Dean'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.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000 annually (This amount could go to a single student or could be split amongst multiple students.)

Eligibility:  Students who are:

  • Currently enrolled in the Tampa DPT program
  • Good academic standing
  • From a disadvantaged background considering the following factors:
    • Consideration will be given to students from low-income families.
    • Consideration will be given for students who are single-parents.
    • Consideration will be given from families in which few or no members have attended college.
  • Completed application form

Contact Information

  • Dr. Lauren Goforth, lt583@nova.edu 

Joseph 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.
  • Completed application form.

Contact Information

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

Recipients:

2021 - Mikell Roberts
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Mikell currently lives in Las Vegas, NV, and is finishing up her final year of the MS-SLP program at Nova Southeastern University.  Prior to beginning the program, Mikell worked in the non-profit sector for over 5 years, where she organized and managed volunteer programs for individuals of all ages and abilities.  She discovered her love for the field of speech-language pathology by interacting with and supporting a variety of volunteers, including individuals with communication disorders.  As a current full-time student, Mikell continues to embrace her love for volunteerism by donating her time to a cause she is passionate about, aphasia awareness.  She supports an aphasia-focused non-profit by attending online aphasia support groups, empowering individuals with aphasia to share their stories, and helping to raise money for the organization’s mission.  Mikell expresses her sincere gratitude for being selected as the Joseph Gonzalez scholarship recipient.  She is humbled to be given the opportunity to represent the MS-SLP online program in this way and looks forward to embarking on her journey as a future speech-language pathologist. 

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

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

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 31st

Requirements: 

  • Currently enrolled physician assistant students who have 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 )found below).

Contact Information: 

Dr. Lorilee Butler (407) 264-5151 ll226@nova.edu

 

Additional Information:

Link to application.

Other: Award distributed at CHCS Awards Ceremony in conjunction with graduation events.

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 Susan Darcy Peake (954) 262-1518

Background: The Department of Occupational Therapy Scholarship Award is available to an Occupational Therapy student currently matriculating in the OTD, Dr.OT or Ph. D program who has completed at least two semesters in their program. Students must demonstrate leadership, professional development interests, and must exemplify the values and vision of the Occupational Therapy profession.


Award Amount: $500.00


Deadline: January 7th Awarded In February

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in any OT program.
  • Good academic standing at NSU.
  • Completed at least 2 semesters of the program in which enrolled.
  • Demonstrate consistent professional behavior expected of an OT student.
  • Demonstrate interest and engagement in activities that support leadership and professional development in Occupational Therapy.
  • Exemplifies the values and vision of the Occupational Therapy profession.

Submit application (Click Here) to:
Dr. Tamara Pinchevsky-Font
pinchevs@nova.edu 

 

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 30 for each new academic year

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment
  • 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: Susan Darcy 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 Fort Lauderdale campus (year 2-3).

Award Amount: One time award of $1,000.

Deadline: April 1

Timeline for Award: Students are notified by email

Requirements:

To be eligible for the award, students must:

  • Be enrolled in the second year of the Professional DPT program at NSU
  • Provide a service-based resume
  • Provide a statement/essay discussing service involvement
  • Be in good academic standing (ie. not on academic warning or probation)
  • Be of good moral character
  • Demonstrate consistent professional behavior expected of a DPT student
  • Exhibit evidence of long-standing commitment to community service
  • Exhibit emerging dedication to serving the physical therapy profession*
  • A student can only be awarded once during their time as a student at NSU

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 enrollment
  • 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 Susan Darcy Peake (954) 262-1518

Occupational Therapy Department logoBackground:

Reba Anderson, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, founding Professor of Nova Southeastern University’s Department of Occupational Therapy, spearheaded a new entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program in 1994 and was a devoted academician. Dr. Anderson saw the future and the potential of occupational therapy, by establishing professional programs to influence and improve practice. A true leader, Dr. Anderson created the Great Southern Conference to promote leadership in the Southern states that lacked state occupational therapy associations. She was a visionary and innovator at NSU by continuing her vision for exemplary occupational therapy education.

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. Completed application form
  2. Letter of request and need
  3. Completed 500 words (or less) essay which describes why you, as a student, demonstrate leadership and innovation, in the spirit of Dr. Anderson, through your previous, current, and future contributions to the occupational therapy profession.
  4. Letter of recommendation from an occupational therapy faculty member.
  5. Copy of FAFSA form

The application package must be complete before consideration can occur.

 

Contact:

Dr. Tamara Pinchevsky-Font

pinchevs@nova.edu 

954-262-1229

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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