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NHMA’s 20th Annual Conference Save the Date: April 21-24, 2016

October 27, 2015

 
 This year’s theme is “Advancing Hispanic Health – The Next 20 years: NHMA leading the way”. The annual conference connects you with educational opportunities to optimize clinical decisions and network with a community of innovative problem-solvers in health care and policy. Additionally, CME credits will be provided for several workshops and plenary sessions. To register, view the conference agenda, or submit the Call for Abstracts please visit:

bit.ly/1WQgYy6.

DREAMers Scholarship for first time college students and graduating community college students- Deadline 2/15/2016

October 26, 2015
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Deadline: February 15, 2016
TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Note: You must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and exemption from deportation.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS
This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
  • Either graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year or have already graduated or earned your GED diploma;
  • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
  • Not have enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits (excluding credits earned while in a high school pre-college, dual enrollment program, advanced placement testing, or through the College Level Examination Program CLEP);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
DACA Eligibility
Do I have to qualify for deferred action to apply?
Yes.  At this time, we require students to be eligible for the deferred action program.  TheDream.US is focused on providing college scholarships and having our Scholars graduate and join the workforce.  We also want our Scholars to be eligible for paid internships when they are available.  While you are not required to have been approved for the deferred action program at the time you apply, you are required to have applied for DACA approval.
http://www.thedream.us/scholars/

What’s on the MCAT 2015 Exam?

July 11, 2014

 

Straight from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  Tutorials, videos, sample questions and more.

 

Use this resource to find out everything you‘ll need to know to prepare for the new exam. Take a tour of the materials—watch video tutorials and view sample questions and explanations.

https://www.aamc.org/students/services/343550/mcat2015.html

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Postgraduate Fellowships for Women from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries- Deadline 7/31/14

July 10, 2014
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Deadline: July 31, 2014
The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities). The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicant’s home country. The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the natural sciences. Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.
http://owsd.ictp.it/activities/postgraduate-training-fellowships

Eligibility

The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.

The minimum qualification of applicants is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree, in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines.

Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.

The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.

The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.

NB: APPLICANTS FROM LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (SEE LIST BELOW) ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Spirit of EAGLES scholarships for AAIP Annual Meeting- 7/22-27/2014

July 8, 2014

https://www.aaip.org/events/m.calendar/73/view/27

Premed Conference for American Indian/Alaskan Native students- Denver, CO- undergrad graduate students- 7/22-23/14

July 8, 2014

July 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop

https://www.aaip.org/media/news/m.blog/76/aaip-2014-pre-admission-workshop

Attention American Indian/Alaska Native Undergraduate and Graduate Students

What:  July 2014 Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)

When:  July 22-23, 2014

Where:  Denver Hyatt Tech Center, Denver, CO

Sponsors:  AAIP and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Who Should Attend:  American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the allied health or medicine fields.

About the PAW:  This Pre-Admission Workshop is being held through AAIP’s partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.  The PAW is an event held to bring together AAIP member physicians, AI/AN college students, traditional healers, public health professionals, and other interested individuals with the goal of networking, learning and discussing the current state of Native health and health education.

Workshop Topics Include:

– Selecting a professional school

– Admissions tests (MCAT)

– Personal statements

– AMCAS application process

– Financial aid and scholarship resources

– Interview process including a mock interview

– Physician & medical student panel presentations

The Pre-Admission Workshop is a 2-day workshop aimed at addressing common challenges encountered by students in the health professional application process.  The curriculum focuses on skills necessary for successful application and admittance to health professional school.  AAIP has scholarships available to college students to cover the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, conference registration and materials and most meals.

Scholarships:  Scholarships for the July 2014 PAW are available and awarded on a one-time basis.  These scholarships will cover airfare, lodging and meals.

Deadline for submission application and all requested materials is Monday, July 7, 2014.

To apply for the July 2014 PAW, please click on the link below to access the application.

July 2014 Minnesota PAW Application

For more information, please contact AAIP at 405-946-7072 or email Gary Lankford at glankford@aaip.org

Discover Scholarship for College and Graduate School- Deadline 4/15/14

February 28, 2014

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We’re giving away
$40,000 in scholarships!

You could win $1,000 to help pay for college
or graduate school expenses. It’s easy to
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purchase necessary to win.

https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html

Full Scholarship to Study Medicine in Cuba- Deadline 3/14/14

February 27, 2014

Deadline: March 14, 2014

[This activity is approved by the U.S. Department of State.]

The Latin American School of Medicine (LASM), in Havana, Cuba, was founded in 1998, as Cuba’s response to the devastation of Hurricanes Mitch and Georges.  Cuba understood that, if the poorest regions in our hemisphere were able to develop adequate healthcare infrastructures, they could save as many lives every year as had been lost in the hurricanes.  The Cubans offered full scholarships to enroll at LASM to young people from the nations affected by the hurricanes — on the sole condition that, once they graduated, they would return to their home countries and offer low-cost health services in their own underserved communities.

This exceptionally generous offer of a world-class full-scholarship medical education is also being extended to students from the US.

The offer to US students was made because of Cuba’s recognition that millions in the US have little or no access to affordable health care; and that many young people in the US don’t even dare to dream of studying medicine because of the economic costs.  Students from communities of color and low-income communities are especially encouraged to apply to the program.

Applicant criteria:

  • Be US citizens (with US passport)
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 by the time of MATRICULATION
  • Must have completed the following college-level, pre-med science courses:
    • One year of biology with lab (Biology I and II with labs)
    • One year of chemistry with lab (General Chemistry I and II with labs)
    • One year of organic chemistry with lab (Organic Chemistry I and II with labs)
    • One year of physics with lab (Physics I and II with labs)
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Come from the humblest and neediest communities in the US
  • Be committed to practice medicine in poor and underserved US communities after graduation

http://www.ifconews.org/node/707

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Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) @ UCLA- Undergraduate- Deadline 3/1/14

February 26, 2014

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The Center to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities at the Charles Drew University (CDU) and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA (UCLA) are hosting a great summer internship opportunity for undergraduate students.

 The Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) is a summer internship to train undergraduates in technical and critical thinking skills in a laboratory, clinical, or community setting. The goal of the UCRTP is to ensure that each undergraduate student acquires the knowledge, skills, and attitude to become a proficient researcher in cancer research. Research topics include but are not limited to molecular, cell, developmental biology and genetics of cancer; the influence of lifestyle choices, diet, and exercise on cancer risk; and translating basic research into cancer therapeutic agents. Each student intern acquires training by working on a hypothesis-driven scientific research project, at CDU or UCLA, alongside a designated mentor during the course of 8-12 weeks. A stipend is provided to students in the program. The internship is competitive, and applications are due on March 1, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for students to gain research experience so please feel free to forward this information among your students, faculty, and interested programs. The UCRTP brochure is attached to this email which can be posted or distributed to others who might be interested in hearing more about our program. We can mail you printed materials if you are interested in keeping them on file or display. We are also happy to come and present the program information during internship or job fairs coming up. Please see the link below for more information about the program and how students may submit an application:

 

Eligibility

 

Student must:

be low income or underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Hispanic American/Latino, Native American, Asian Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian)
be an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior
have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Have completed college-level general biology and introductory chemistry.

http://cdrewu-dcrt.org/education_training.aspx?page=undergrad_apply

Udall Scholarship- Undergraduate- Deadline 3/5/14

February 26, 2014
  • March 4, 2014
    Deadline to register students for the online application
     
  • March 5, 2014
    Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. MST. 

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields.

To apply you must be a sophomore or junior-level student, enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree during the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • “Sophomore” is defined as a student who has completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate study and intends at least two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2014.
  • “Junior” is defined as a student who intends at least one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in fall 2014.
  • Students may apply for funding in both their sophomore and junior years; 3rd time applicants, however, will not be eligible.
 

https://udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/ForCandidates.aspx

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