2018-2019 Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

To be considered for an award, all nominations must include a completed nomination form, brief personal statement and a signed agreement form, plus any additional information specified by the individual award and must be returned to Helen Terrell according to the instruction on the application no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 8, 2019.   For more information and how to apply for the scholarships and awards below, please contact Kelly Wrede kwrede@purdue.edu.

Descriptions and criteria

Jeff Kizer Award  - $4,000

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 5-7); and
  2. financial need as determined by the University’s division of financial aid

Application packet:   PDF    WORD


Robert R. Landolt Radiological Health Scholarship - $1,000

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 (semesters 5-7); and
  3. preference given to members of the Purdue Health Physics Society

Application packet:   PDF    WORD


The Merit Scholarship in Radiological Health Sciences - $5,000

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 (semesters 1-4)
  2. overall GPA of at least 3.0; and
  3. major (or with a concentration) in radiological health sciences

Application packet:   PDF    WORD


US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Scholarship -   Deadline: 2019 Deadlines coming soon - View application details


Richard Vetter Scholarship in Health Sciences - $1,000

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. the student must have at least one semester of enrollment remaining (semesters 1-7)
  2. overall GPA of at least 3.0; and
  3. leadership

Application packet:   PDF    WORD


Tom Widner Scholarship in Health Science - $1,500

The Tom Widner Scholarship in Health Science recognizes a rising senior 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 (the student needs to file a FASFA)
  2. the student must be a rising senior and have at least one semester of enrollment remaining (semesters 6 and 7) and
  3. leadership

Application packet:   PDF    WORD


Undergraduate Service Award - $1,000

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 (semesters 5-8)
  2. assistance to staff/faculty in academic/professional activities
  3. attitude toward serving; and
  4. activities in professional organizations within the School of Health Sciences

Application packet:   PDF    WORD


Distinguished Health Sciences Student Award - $1,000

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 (semester 8)

Application packet:   PDF    WORD


Scholarships to be nominated by the school’s Nomination and Awards Committee


Paul L Ziemer Scholarship for Outstanding Freshman Scholastic Performance - $2,000

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. the student must be a freshman (semesters 1 and 2); and
  3. 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

Application packet:   PDF    WORD


Barbara Young Award - $2,500

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

Application packet:   PDF    WORD

The director of the medical laboratory program will submit nominees to the HSCI awards committee for selection.


Bootsma Distinguished Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship - 4 awards of $1,000 each

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.  The director of the medical laboratory program will submit nominees to the HSCI awards committee for selection. 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; and
  4. promise of future professional development

Application packet:   PDF    WORD

 


School of Health Sciences Awards

To be considered for an award, all nominations must be returned to Helen Terrell according to the instruction on the application no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 8, 2019.   For more information and how to apply for the scholarships and awards below, please contact Kelly Wrede kwrede@purdue.edu.

Young Alumni Award

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of the School of Health Sciences for significant contributions to his or her profession, career achievements, or contributions to society through public  service or other community activities.  Any faculty, staff, students, or graduates of the School of Health Sciences may submit a nomination for this award.  The nominee must have graduated from Purdue University with a graduate or undergraduate degree in the School of Health Sciences and be under thirty-five (35) years of age on December 31 of the year preceding the date of the award.

Nomination packet:   PDF

Robert R. Landolt Excellence in Teaching Award

Anyone who teaches a Health Sciences course is eligible for the Landolt Award.   Recipients of the Award who have won two consecutive times will not be eligible for the next selection cycle, but will be re-eligible in the year following.   The notice of request for nominations shall include the following as suggested criteria to be considered when making a nomination for the School’s Landolt Teaching Award. The actual format for the nomination will be left up to the individual nominator so as not to discourage nominations due to any perceived cumbersomeness of the procedure.   The nominator needs to ask him/herself is “did I learn from this instructor?”, “did this instructor make me excited about the material?”, “did this instructor make we want to learn,” etc?

Nomination packet:   PDF


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