Scholarships

CHHS scholarships (available to all students enrolled in CHHS programs)

Flagstaff Medical Center Health Professional Scholarship

The Flagstaff Medical Center Health Professions Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, Junior or Senior health professions or nursing undergraduate student in the College of Health & Human Services. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required, must be a U.S. citizen, reside in northern Arizona, display evidence of commitment and service to health care and consider working at FMC following graduation.

Criteria:

  • Majoring in an academic discipline within the NAU's College of Health and Human Services
  • Enrolled as full-time (12 semester hours or more) student
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A) at time of selection
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be at the junior or senior level
  • Must be a resident of the Northern Arizona region
  • Following graduation from the NAU School of Health Professions the student is expected to consider working at Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Must display evidence of commitment to health care field by either volunteer work, community involvement, or similar contributions

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

David P. McElwain Health Professions Scholarship

The David P. McElwain Health Professions Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, Junior or Senior health professions or nursing undergraduate student in the College of Health & Human Services. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and are expected to pursue a career in the health care field following graduation.

Criteria:

  • Majoring in an academic discipline within the NAU's College of Health and Human Services
  • Enrolled as full-time (12 semester hours or more) student.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A) at time of selection
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at the junior or senior level
  • Following graduation from the NAU School of Health Professions the student is expected to pursue a career in the field of health care
  • Must display evidence of commitment to the health care field by either volunteer work, community involvement, or similar contributions

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

Dr. Larry A. Mullins Endowed Scholarship for Health Care Administration

The Larry A. Mullins DHA Scholarship was established in 2003 by the board of directors of Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis, OR. It was created in honor of Dr. Mullins, the President/CEO of Samaritan Health Services, upon completion of his doctoral degree in Health Care Administration (DHA) from the Medical University of South Carolina.

The scholarship fund is housed with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Corvallis, OR. Dr. Mullins chairs the selection committee for the scholarship. At least one scholarship of $1000 is awarded annually from the fund.

Eligibility: 

  • Be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in health care related field.
  • Mullins scholarships are available to individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, color, disability, or marital status.
  • Note: special consideration will be given to applicants who are currently employed in the health care field, members or veterans of the U.S. military, and those who are willing to practice in Oregon or Arizona. (Veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214 Form 4 with the application.) Special consideration will also be given to applicants who are currently attending one of the following institutions: Arizona State University, Glendale Community College, Linn Benton Community College, Medical University of South Carolina, Northern Arizona University, Oregon State University and Western University of Health Sciences – COMP NW.

Application Process and Timeline: 

  • Application information is available to college financial aid/career planning staff, as well as on the Samaritan Health Services website.
  • Completed applications are due the last Friday of April of each year. Scholarship recipient(s) will be announced in June.
  • Scholarship funds will be mailed in July in the recipient’s name directly to the college/university indicated on the application. No funds will be released directly to the recipient.

How to Apply: 

Download the application and follow the instructions to submit it to Samaritan Health Services.  

Joseph C. and Marie M. Rolle Award for Excellence

 The criterion for this award is excellence, demonstrated by a high GPA and involvement within your college, student groups, and outside of the university setting. Only complete applications that meet the following criteria will be accepted: 

 

  • Student must be an enrolled full-time undergraduate student (12 or more credit hours).
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  • Must be an Arizona resident.
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation and unofficial transcripts.
  • Student must submit a narrative describing their background and how this scholarship will help them meet their educational goals.
  • Preference shall be given to students who have declared a major in the College of Health and Human Services.
Download the application and follow the instructions to submit it to The Office of Alumni Engagement.

 

Athletic training scholarships (Athletic Training students only)

Michael F. Jarko Athletic Training Education Scholarship
To find out about the Michael F. Jarko Athletic Training Education Scholarship, click here.
Michael E. Nesbitt Sports Medicine Scholarship

1) Awarded to a graduate AT student entering the 2nd year of the MSAT program (Application occurs during 1st year in MSAT program)

2) In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must be nominated by a Clinical Preceptor or Faculty Member in the MSAT Program.

3) Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

4) Be a graduate student pursuing a career in athletic training

5) Submit a reference list which includes at least 3 certified athletic trainers

*Contact Cherisse Kutyreff for more information.

Deadline: March 1st

Dental hygiene scholarships (Dental Hygiene students only) 

Dental Hygiene Scholarship

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding a scholarship to one full-time student. This scholarship will be given for academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA) and financial need. Applicant must be in good standing in dental hygiene department. 

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

Feugate & Mansfield Dental Hygiene Scholarship

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding a scholarship to dental hygiene students who meet one of the two following criteria:
1. dental hygiene students who demonstrate financial need , scholastic ability, and service to the department, community and/or profession of dentistry/dental hygiene, or
2. beginning dental hygiene students who will commit to working in an Arizona-designated rural communities for three years after graduation

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

Kathleen D. Heiden Dental Hygiene Scholarship

Undergraduate student majoring in dental hygiene at NAU who demonstrates financial need.

Additional Criteria:

  • Full-time student.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Must be a member of one of the following Native American Tribes: 

  • First Preference to a member of the Navajo Tribe
  • Second Preference to a member of the Hopi Tribe

A copy of your Certificate of Indian Blood must be attached to your application.

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

Mansfield Fund to Support Dental Hygiene Student Global Engagement

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding a scholarship to dental hygiene students who participate in clinical education experiences external to the Flagstaff campus environment.  Students should engage in interdisciplinary study aboard experiences, enabling them to work with faculty to provide critical healthcare services to underserved populations.

This fund shall be used to provide travel and other support for NAU Dental Hygiene students who meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted into the NAU Dental Hygiene Program and currently in good standing, as defined by the Dental Hygiene Chair; 
  • Selected to serve a student externship in Dental Hygiene;
  • Give volunteer time and service to NAU and/or to the Dental Hygiene profession; and
  • Demonstrates financial need.
James McClure Dental Hygiene Scholarship

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding this scholarship to one full-time student. This scholarship will be given for academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA) and financial need.

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

Symphony Health Solutions Scholarship for Dental Hygiene

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding this scholarship to a full-time student. This scholarship will be given for academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to Arizona residents.

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

Nursing scholarships (Nursing students only) 

Click here to see scholarships available to students enrolled in the School of Nursing. 

Physical therapy scholarships (Physical Therapy students only) 

Joseph Aubin Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph S. Aubin Memorial Scholarship is offered to full-time students, in good standing, enrolled in the Physical Therapy program.

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

Zachary Scott Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Must be accepted into the Physical Therapy Program, enrolled as a full-time student, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0=A) or above at the time of selection, and must be a U.S. citizen.

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

A. Bruce and Margaret Crozier Scholarship
  • Must have been accepted into the Physical Therapy program
  • Preference may be given to students who have a dependent child or children

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 

Gregg E. Kollman Scholarship Fund

The Gregg E. Kollman Scholarship has the following criteria: 

  • Students must be accepted into the NAU Physical Therapy doctoral program 
  • Arizona resident
  • demonstrate financial need
  • Students may not receive this scholarship more than once
Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials. 
Bea Claire Miller Memorial Scholarship
  • The student must be a full-time student and a junior in the NAU Physical Therapy Program
  • The award will be based on the applicant’s academic performance while in the Physical Therapy Program and financial need

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials.

PT Class of 2000 Legacy Scholarship
  • Current enrollment in the physical therapy program and maintenance of enrollment in good standing.
  • Current membership in the America Physical Therapy Association (APTA) professional organization
  • Financial need as defined by registration with the NAU Financial Aid Office
  • Demonstrated current and on-going community service
  • Recipients re only eligible to receive this scholarship for one year and may not reapply

Click here to fill out the online application on Academic Works. You will sign in using your NAU credentials.

Other scholarships

Student Travel Support
If you are presenting at a conference, the College of Health and Human Services will reimburse up to $200 to CHHS students with approved travel requests. Applications are due to the CHHS Dean’s Office by April 15th of the Academic Year in which the travel takes place. Click here to download the application form. 
Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students
Available to qualifying Physician Assistant Studies students only. Those who meet the minimum eligibility requirements will be contacted directly by the office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. 
Navy Health Professional Scholarship Program

Full information regarding this opportunity can be found on the Health Professional Scholarship Program Flyer. If you have additional questions, please direct them to:

Chief Samantha Lee
Navy Medical Officer Recruiter
(602) 312-9753
Samantha.l.lee@navy.mil

National & International Scholarships and Fellowships

More information regarding NISF can be found on the National & International Scholarships and Fellowships page. 

Click here to fill out the application for NAU Foundation scholarships.

Click here to fill out the general scholarship application from The NAU Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.