School of Health Sciences Scholarships and Awards

For more information and how to apply for the scholarships and awards below, please contact Truda Strange, strange@purdue.edu.

NRC Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2015 for the spring 2016 semester and March 15, 2016 for the fall 2016 semester

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Barbara Young Award

The Barbara Young Award recognizes an outstanding junior enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program.

The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0;
  2. acceptance into an accredited clinical program at an affiliated hospital; and
  3. leadership, self-reliance, and outstanding motivation. 

The director of the medical laboratory program will submit nominees to the HSCI awards committee for selection.  The chair of the awards committee will present the recipients to the HSCI Faculty for the final vote. 

Bootsma Distinguished Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship

The Bootsma Distinguished Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship recognizes a student in junior or senior year (must have at least one semester of enrollment remaining) exhibiting outstanding characteristics and performance in medical laboratory science.  Written nominations are solicited from the director of the medical laboratory program. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0;
  2. strong interest and keen enthusiasm in pursuing career in Medical Technology;
  3. distinguished academic achievements and personal professional growth;
  4. and promise of future professional development.

Distinguished Health Sciences Student Award

The Distinguished Health Sciences Student Award is presented annually to an outstanding senior in Health Sciences, who is not majoring in medical technology, on the basis of scholarship, professional attitude, and service. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.3; and
  2. The student must be scheduled to graduate in May of the semester that the award is presented or by the end of the following fall semester.

Eli Lilly and Company Health Physics Scholarship

The Eli Lilly and Company Health Physics Scholarship recognizes a student majoring in Radiological Health Science or a student who is pursuing a double major in Radiological and Occupational Health Science, who plans to pursue a career in health physics. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 2.8;
  2. participation in the Purdue Health Physics Society;
  3. a 400-1000 word essay describes why the applicant wishes to pursue a career in Health Physics;
  4. and recommendation letter from a faculty member.

Jeff Kizer Award

The Jeff Kizer Award recognizes a student who demonstrates superior scholastic and professional achievement, leadership ability, and ethical conduct majoring in the Environmental Health Science program.  The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. students enrolled in the last 2 years of the program (semesters 5, 6, or 7); and
  2. financial need as determined by the University’s division of financial aid.

The Merit Scholarship in Radiological Health Sciences

The Merit Scholarship award recognizes a freshman or sophomore student who demonstrates superior scholastic achievements in the radiological health sciences program. The Scholarship was established by Dr. Craig Yoder. It encourages undergraduate students in their early years of education to seek a degree in the radiological health sciences. The Award is a merit-based annual award, but can be renewed if the awardees remain in good standing. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. the student must be a freshman or sophomore;
  2. overall GPA of at least 3.0; and major (or with a concentration) in radiological health sciences.

Paul L Ziemer Scholarship for Outstanding Freshman Scholastic Performance

The Paul L Ziemer Scholarship for Outstanding Freshman Scholastic Performance recognizes a freshman who demonstrates superior scholastic achievement and an interest in research in all areas of School of Health Sciences’ programs. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0;
  2. and preference for selection, in the following order, will be given to: students who are children of Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Inc. employees, and students who enhance the racial, ethnic and/or gender diversity among the undergraduates in the School.

Richard Vetter Scholarship in Health Sciences

The Richard Vetter Scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates superior scholastic achievement and leadership ability in all areas of School of Health Sciences’ programs. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0; and
  2. leadership.

Robert R. Landolt Radiological Health Scholarship

The Robert R. Landolt Radiological Health Scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates superior scholastic achievement in the Radiological Health Sciences program. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. overall GPA of at least 3.0;
  2. the student must be a junior or senior and have at least one semester of enrollment remaining; and
  3. preference given to members of the Purdue Health Physics Society.

Tom Widner Scholarship in Health Science

The Tom Widner Scholarship in Health Science recognizes a rising senior (must have at least one semester of enrollment remaining) with preference, but not limited to, students majoring in Radiological Health. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this scholarship are:

  1. financial need determined by the University’s division of financial aid; and
  2. leadership.

Undergraduate Service Award

The Undergraduate Service Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions in support of student activities. The eligibility requirements and selection criteria for this award are:

  1. the student must be a junior or a senior;
  2. assistance to staff/faculty in academic/professional activities;
  3. attitude toward serving;
  4. and activities in professional organizations within the School of Health Sciences.

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