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  1. 1. How to Complete an Allied Healthcare Scholarship Application 1
  2. 2. Application Process  Scholarship Eligibility  Service Obligation  Selection Criteria  Application Overview  Application Instructions  Completing the Application  Processing of Applications  Where to Send the Application  Contact Information 2
  3. 3. Scholarship Eligibility  Be enrolled or accepted in one of the following allied healthcare programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Assistant, Medical Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Social Work, Speech Therapy, Surgical Technician, and Ultrasound Technician.  Priority will be given to programs listed above, but other allied healthcare programs are accepted with the exception of nursing students.  Be a full-time or part-time student (no less than six (6) units) in a California accredited school.  Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 each year funds are received.  Must have valid legal presence and ability to work and direct patient care must 3
  4. 4. Selection Criteria Selection for the Allied Healthcare Scholarship is based solely on information contained in the application and supporting documentation. Selection for awards is based on the following criteria: Financial Need Career goals Work Experience Community Service Community Background Academic Performance 4
  5. 5. Service Obligation Immediately following graduation, for every scholarship received, complete a one (1) year service obligation working in a medically underserved area (MUA) of California providing direct patient care on a full-time basis (32 hours per week or its equivalent) in your field of study. OR Immediately following graduation, complete 100 volunteer work hours for every $4,000 scholarship received. Volunteer work must be providing direct patient care in an MUA. “Service obligation” means the contractual obligation agreed to by the recipient of a scholarship where the recipient agrees to practice their profession for a specified period of time in or through a designated facility. If you owe an existing service obligation to another entity, you are ineligible to apply until you have completed your existing obligation. *To find out if your employer is in a MUA, visit the website at 5
  6. 6. Application Overview  Application  Official Transcript(s)  Personal Statement  Two Professional Letters of Recommendation  Graduation Date Verification Form  Work History HRSA Printout regarding your practice location  Current year Student Aid Report (SAR) or Signed prior year’s Federal Tax Return and all W-2’s  Copy of Cost of Attendance/Tuition 6
  7. 7. Application Instructions Read all application instruction very carefully. All supporting documentation must be submitted by the appropriate deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Common errors that will make your application incomplete/ineligible : Application not signed Missing document(s) Not using the current application Postmarked after deadline- late Tax return not signed 7
  8. 8. Completing The Application  Fill out all sections completely and correctly. Print or type the information. A fill-able application can be found on the Foundation website.  Make sure to use the current application.  Application must be postmarked by the deadline September 11.  Sign and date the application. 8
  9. 9. Completing The Application (cont.) When writing your personal statement, consider these suggestions: Consider your career goals as they relate to your chosen health profession. Explain community outreach, volunteer service, and organizational memberships you have been involved with. Consider the communities and populations you will serve. Elaborate and provide as much information as you can. Personal statements that lack detail may be considered incomplete and therefore, ineligible. 9
  10. 10. Completing The Application (cont.) This form must be completed by the Program Director or an appropriate designee of the school and must be postmarked by the cycle deadline. 10
  11. 11. Processing of Applications  The Foundation cannot process incomplete or late applications. Your application packet will be consider ineligible due to missing forms or incomplete information. Applicants are encourage to contact the Foundation at (916) 326-3640 prior to the final filing date to verify if their application was received complete.  The Program Officer and the Selection Committee will review and score the application according to the selection criteria.  The Foundation will notify applicants of their application results within 120 days of the final filing date. 11
  12. 12. Where To Send The Application Mail your application by the cycle deadline to: Health Professions Education Foundation ATTN: Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program 400 R Street, Suite 460 Sacramento, CA 95811 12
  13. 13. Technical Assistance  The Foundation will convene a technical assistance call to discuss the application process for this program. The technical assistance call will be on August 17 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please contact the Foundation to obtain the phone number and pass code if you would like to participate in this call.  Please also visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) section of our website in order to find out more information about this program as well as the other programs offered by the Foundation. 13
  14. 14. Contact Information If you have questions regarding how to complete any required documents or you have questions in general, Please feel free to contact the Foundation: Program Officer: Stephanie Tran Phone: (916) 326 - 3646 (Direct) (916) 326 - 3640 (Main) (800) 773 -1669 (Main) Email: 14