Helping the Helpers: The Caregiver Scholarship

Attorney Paul Giannetti Offers the Caregiver Scholarship for Students Pursuing Degrees in Massage, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Audiology, and Other Healing Arts or or

According to their website: “Time doesn’t heal all wounds. For the disabled, the journey becomes one of accommodation to a new reality. Adapting to a lifestyle they never envisioned. Beside them on this journey are the teachers and healers.

“Our firm is pleased to announce a $3,000 scholarship for those seeking education in a field related to the care of the injured and disabled. We know how valuable their skills are. Our clients tell us, and we see the results – the support and comfort these caregivers provide, long after the case is won.

“Students in any accredited program of higher education which services the injured or disabled are eligible. It’s for those pursuing a career in massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, audiology and other healing arts. All we ask is that applicants tell us their story – why they chose to help those with physical ailments…

“If you know someone who is pursuing a career in helping the disabled, please pass this scholarship announcement on to them. The requirements are very few. This is intentional so as not to limit applicants by geography, school, or career path. We’d very much like to hear their story.”

Contact Info: Paul Giannetti Attorney at Law, Caregiver Scholarship, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205; email: [email protected]

Deadline: July 17

Award Amount:  $3,000

Eligibility: US Citizen or authorized to work in the US; accepted to or will be attending a 2- or 4-year university or trade school; minimum 3.0 GPA. More information can be found here:

Requirements: Application form, Essay, Official High School or College Transcripts, Acceptance Letter or Proof of Enrollment from accredited university or trade school within the US, Proof of Legal Residency (e.g., Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Resident Card)

Application Link:

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Nurse Journal Scholarship

Nursing ScholarshipScholarship Opportunity for Nursing Students or (select “Scholarships and Financial Aid” tab and “Global Nursing Scholarship” from drop-down menu)

According to their website, “ offers one deserving student each year this scholarship to help reach their educational goals. This merit-based Global Health Scholarship is awarded to a student to pay for the costs of their online or campus based education. It may be awarded to anyone who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level, global health related program in nursing, medicine, or public health. International students are welcome to apply if they are currently be enrolled in a qualified program. All military are welcome. Students who are participating in any type of Global Health program may qualify for this scholarship including nurses, public health workers and physicians.”

Contact Info:, c/o, 2033 San Elijo Avenue, #431, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007 (Do not submit your application by mail. Use the online link only.)

Deadline: July 15

Award Amount: $3,000

Eligibility: Students who are participating in any type of Global Health program may qualify for this scholarship including nurses, public health workers and physicians.

Requirements: Online application, Essay (on application)

Application Link:

Selection Criteria:  Winning applicants for The Global Health Scholarship are evaluated by overall merit and quality of the scholarship essay in addition to the other criteria below. Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship. The winner of the annual scholarship will be chosen by the administrative staff of based upon the overall merit of their registration.

Candidates are judged on formal registration and the written essay portion. Registration is weighted 25%, Essay 50%, and Work History and Activities at 25%. Additional considered criteria are:

  • GPA (min 3.2 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Employment history

The criteria considered in the written essay is your ability to write a strong answer that directly answers the global health question that is presented. You will also need to provide insights based upon facts to support any claims you make.

Essay Question: The 800-1000 word essay for the Global Health Scholarship will ask the candidate to address the following:

There is an urgent need for global health professionals to address delivery strategies for the provision of critical health services both domestic and abroad. What kind of skills do you think are necessary to be an effective global health professional in the face of a pandemic?

Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Revel Entrepreneurs ScholarshipRevel Systems Offers Scholarships for Entrepreneurial Students or (click on the search icon and type “scholarships”)

The Revel Scholars Program awards two $10,000 scholarships for the 2015/2016 school year to current high school and/or college students interested in entrepreneurship. In addition to receiving a scholarship towards their tuition, the two students selected for the Revel Scholars program will receive mentorship with Revel’s founders Lisa Falzone (CEO) and Chris Ciabarra (CTO) at regular intervals throughout the year for professional counsel and guidance. The scholarship funds will apply to the winners’ accredited United States college or university tuition.

Contact Info: Revel Systems, Inc., 170 Columbus Avenue, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133; email: [email protected]

Deadline: July 1

Award Amount: $10,000 (2 awarded; 1 for a female student and 1 for a female or male student) plus mentorship with one of the founders;  Renewable

Eligibility: Must be 16 years of age or older; US citizen or permanent resident; must be registered at an accredited US college or university as an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional student; must demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship either as a major field of study or career choices; academic or career direction must include being entrepreneurial in business, science, technology, engineering, or math; no minimum GPA, ACT, or SAT is required.

Requirements: Online application, Essay (on application), Transcript, and proof of enrollment (for winners)

Application Link:

For more information, please check out their scholarship FAQs at

If you’re a student entrepreneur, this scholarship is sizeable and provides you with the mentorship every entrepreneur needs when launching a start-up.

PlasticPlace Environmental Scholarship

Plastic Place ScholarshipThe Plastic Place Green Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and Environmental Activism and Advocacy

This week’s Featured Scholarship was brought to our attention by Ben Lam of PlasticPlace. He reached out to let us know about this $1,500 scholarship his company is offering. It’s rare that a sponsoring organization contacts us to help get the word out to students about a scholarship opportunity but we love it when they do! or (scroll down page to “Tools & Services” heading and click The PlasticPlace Scholarship link)

Contact:  687 Prospect Street, Suite 450, Lakewood, NJ 08701; Phone: 877.343.2247; email: [email protected]

Deadline:  July 1

Award Amount: $1,500

Eligibility:  Incoming students for fall of 2015, US Citizens, average SAT score of 1070 and average GPA of 3.5 or above. This scholarship is merit-based not based on financial need.

Requirements: Application Sheet (you will write), an Essay on the stated topic below (80 to 1,500 words), and an Official Transcript

How to Apply:

Application requirements:

  • Student must complete his/her own application.
  • Before scholarship will be awarded, all information submitted will be verified.
  • If ANY false information is submitted on the application, the student will be disqualified.
  • Provide an official copy of academic transcript from current school.

 Fill out the following (This is Your Application Sheet):

  • Full Name
  • Home Street Address
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Home Phone (with area code)
  • Email Address
  • Parent/Guardian Name (If under 18)
  • Parent/Guardian Contact Number (If under 18)
  • Anticipated date of Graduation (Month/Year)

Essay Topic:

The Health and Safety of Landfills:   Landfills are at historic capacity levels. According to the EPA, the U.S. has more than 3,000 landfills in use, and over 10,000 old municipal landfills. Americans generate 250 million tons of garbage annually, and some reports show up to 400 million tons. Only about 10% of all solid garbage in the U.S. gets recycled.

Here’s what should be covered in the essay:

  • Two-sided argument on the topic.
  • Research on the relevant health and safety issues.
  • Your determination if the current trajectory is sustainable.

Klausman Women in Business Scholarships

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business ScholarshipsCheck Out the Jane Klausman Women in Business Scholarships or (Use Search Bar to type “Jane M. Klausman Application”)

Contact Info: Zonta International Headquarters, 1211 West 22nd Street, Suite 900, Oak Brook, IL 60523; phone: 630.928.1400; email: [email protected]

Deadline: July 1 (Locate and contact your local Zonta Club for your club’s deadline as it may be different)

Award Amount: $7,000 (12 Awarded); $1,000 Awarded to each region

Eligibility: Any woman undertaking a Business and/or Business-related program at an accredited university/college/institute, in at least the second year of an Undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program. Achieved an outstanding academic record during her academic studies, including business-related subjects. Demonstrated initiative, ambition, and commitment to pursuing a career in Business.

Requirements: Online Application, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Essay, Proof of Enrollment, and Transcript.

Application Link: