Yale New Haven Hospital has established a scholarship program to assist minority students who plan to continue their education in specific health related majors. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Yale New Haven Hospital Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Program must be:
Minority* high school seniors from a greater New Haven area** high school in the state of Connecticut who plan to enroll in a full-time course of study leading to a degree in Nursing or Allied Health, (Registered Nurse, Pharmacy, Medical Technology, Respiratory Therapy, X-ray Technology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine Technology.)
*Minority, as defined by U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001: Black (not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.
Financial need is not considered.
Scholarship America will select 14 to 16 semifinalists on the procedures named above and will send copies of their applications, supporting documents, and essays to sponsor for final selection of recipients.
What, in your knowledge of yourself and your personal and academic experiences, leads you to believe you are a suitable candidate for your chosen career and how will this contribute to Yale New Haven Hospital?”.
Up to seven awards of $2,000 each will be granted. One award will be specified as the Estelle Thorpe Nursing Scholarship award and is provided by Yale New Haven Hospital through the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Black Nurses’ Association.
Awards are renewable for the length of the program based on a full-time course of study and satisfactory academic performance in an above-named program.
Awards are for undergraduate study only, with the exceptions of Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Yale New Haven Hospital. Payments are made on August 1
As part of your application, you must include the following materials:
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.