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WSU Health Professions Student Center Pre-Health Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is available for Washington students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and health care. We provide students with up to $22,500 in scholarship funding towards a 4-year college degree and connect them with peer and professional mentors to help them achieve success from the first day on campus to their first day on the job.

Application milestone Winter Quarter Dates Spring Quarter Dates Fall Quarter Dates
Application opens September 21, 2022 January 4, 2023 April 2023
Application deadline October 23, 2022 February 5, 2023 TBA
FAFSA/WASFA submitted October 28, 2022 February 5, 2023 TBA
Selection notification November 2022 March 2023 TBA


 The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program

The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be accepted to or enrolled in a full-time STEM program at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university at the United States.

2023 Scholarship Application Deadlines

1 January 2023 – Application process opens; applications available on this website.

31 March 2023 – Deadline for scholarship application package to be mailed to us.


Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship

The Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship was established by Aysen’s son Tunay and his wife, Catherine, to recognize a female undergraduate student majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field, excelling in her studies, and demonstrating significant potential. Applicants must be undergraduate members of the SPS national organization and special consideration will be given to students with a disadvantaged economic background or someone who overcame significant obstacles in her life, or someone who is the first person in her family to go to college or major in a STEM field.

March 15, 2023


Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2019, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

March 2, 2023


Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a resident of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia
  • If the applicant is an undergraduate student: must have completed at least one year of undergraduate course study by the Spring of 2018 at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational – technical school. You must provide proof of enrollment to a health education, medical school, public health, nursing, and/or pharmacy degree program.
  • If the applicant is a graduate student: must provide proof of enrollment to a graduate program in health education, medical school, public health, nursing, and/or pharmacy degree program.
  • Must have one or more years of school remaining
  • Scholarships will be awarded to students and practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat patients.
  • Employees of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, ISTS, Inc., their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and the families of each are not

June 30


Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

To improve the health of Native Hawaiians, we provide scholarships to Native Hawaiians pursuing careers in primary and behavioral health disciplines. If you receive a Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship (NHHS), we will fund your training in delivering culturally competent primary health care services to Native Hawaiians and disadvantaged people who live in underserved and rural communities in Hawaii. The NHHS is a competitive, merit-based award. Application season occurs every winter. To be eligible to apply, you must prove Hawaiian ancestry, pursue one of the eligible health professions, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university.


Hawaii Community Foundation

The Hawaii Community Foundation helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every Island community. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria defined by the donor when the fund is established. General criteria that apply to most scholarships include: Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘I, demonstrate financial need, attend an accredited two or four year not for profit institution within the United States as either an undergraduate or graduate student, be a full-time student as determined by your institution, and maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA (unless otherwise stated).

February 15, 2023, at 4:00p.m. Hawai’i Standard Time


AMBUCS Scholars

Scholarships for Therapists:  National AMBUCS™, Inc. offers scholarships to students (U.S. citizens) in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. Awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000.  Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology.


Margaret Murphy Scholarship for Nursing Education

Candidates must be a certified nursing assistant currently working in the field of long-term care and seeking an LPN, RN, or advanced nursing degree. Also, candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to quality in their work and a desire to advance their career in the long-term care profession. Award is generally $500.

June 30 


Point Foundation: National Scholarship Fund

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. When assessing each applicant, Point Foundation looks for students who have a proven track record of leadership and community involvement, strong academic achievement, financial need, and are working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community. Additional eligibility requirements can be found here.


Out to Innovate Scholarship

The mission of the Out to Innovate™ Scholarships is to:

  • Award scholarships to LGBTQ or LGBTQ-supportive students currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or STEM-related teaching fields.
  • Honor students who support a creative educational community that increases the visibility and the accomplishments of LGBTQ and LGBTQ-supportive students
  • Encourage students to be out in their careers and support diversity in the STEM workforce

First Saturday of June


Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship

The Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship will be awarding $1,200 to help deserving science students. Applicants are required to be high school seniors to graduate students in university, majoring in a science field and pursuing advanced education. To be eligible you must be at least 18 years of age, be attending a College or University in the Fall of 2019, be a resident of the United States or Canada, and complete the application form (including the essay) prior to the deadlines.

March 31


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis to High school seniors, Undergraduate students, Community College students transferring to 4-year universities, and Graduate Students. All majors and graduate fields are accepted, but there is an emphasis on STEM majors.

March 15