Scholarships

CHHS scholarships (available to all students enrolled in CHHS programs)

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship for Excellence

The ASHAP Scholarship for Excellence will be awarded to a student enrolled in Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, or Communication Sciences and Disorders who has successfully completed at least one semester.

Criteria:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a school that is an institutional member of the ASAHP (NAU is an institutional member).
  • Candidates may be enrolled in Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training or Communication Sciences & Disorders and must have successfully completed at least one semester.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in career entry-level, degree-granting program; all degree levels are eligible (baccalaureate, master's and doctoral).
  • Financial need is not a criterion for eligibility.
  • A composite of qualities will be used to determine winners; unique accomplishments are important considerations in selecting winners. Among the qualities that will be recognized are academic achievements, service to the institution and the community, leadership, extracurricular activities and evidence of strong communication skills.

Click here to fill out the online application form.

Flagstaff Medical Center Health Professional Scholarship

The Flagstaff Medical Center Health Professional Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, Junior or Senior health professions or nursing graduate or undergraduate student in the College of Health & Human Services. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required, must be a U.S. citizen, reside in northern Arizona, display evidence of commitment and service to health care and consider working at FMC following graduation.

Criteria:

  • Candidates must be majoring an academic discipline within the College of Health & Human Services
  • Open to all graduate students or undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
  • Full-time student
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Reside in Northern Arizona
  • Display evidence of commitment and service to health care
  • Consider working at FMC following graduation

Click here to fill out the online application form.

David P. McElwain Health Professions Scholarship

The David P. McElwain Health Professions Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, Junior or Senior health professions or nursing undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Health & Human Services. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required, must be a U.S. citizen and is expected to pursue a career in the health care field following graduation.

Criteria:

  • Candidates must be majoring an academic discipline within the College of Health & Human Services
  • Open to all graduate students or undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
  • Full-time student
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Expected to pursue a career in the health care field following graduation

Click here to fill out the online application form.

Dr. Larry A. Mullins Endowed Scholarship for Health Care Administration

The Larry A. Mullins DHA Scholarship was established in 2003 by the board of directors of Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis, OR. It was created in honor of Dr. Mullins, the President/CEO of Samaritan Health Services, upon completion of his doctoral degree in Health Care Administration (DHA) from the Medical University of South Carolina.

The scholarship fund is housed with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Corvallis, OR. Dr. Mullins chairs the selection committee for the scholarship. At least one scholarship of $1000 is awarded annually from the fund.

Eligibility: 

  • Be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in health care administration, nursing or a medical degree
  • Upon receiving a Mullins scholarship, be willing to submit a progress report at the mid-point of the following year
  • Mullins scholarships are available to individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, color, disability, or marital status
  • Note: special consideration will be given to applicants who are currently employed in the health care field, members or veterans of the U.S. military, and those who are willing to practice in Oregon or Arizona.

Application Process and Timeline: 

  • Application information is available to college financial aid/career planning staff, as well as on the Samaritan Health Services website.
  • Completed applications are due on the first of May. Recipients will be announced in late May.
  • Scholarship funds will be mailed in June in the recipient's name directly to the college/university indicated on the application. No funds will be released directly to the recipient.

How to Apply: 

Request an application form from Pam Plude in room 118 of the health sciences building (building 66).

Athletic training scholarships (athletic training students only)

Michael F. Jarko Athletic Training Education Scholarship
To find out about the Michael F. Jarko Athletic Training Education Scholarship, click here.
Michael E. Nesbitt Sports Medicine Scholarship

The Michael E. Nesbitt Sports Medicine Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student at NAU majoring in Athletic Training. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above is required.

Criteria: 

  • Enrolled as either a graduate or undergraduate student at NAU majoring in Athletic Training
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Complete and submit a maximum two-page letter describing career aspirations and desired practice area upon graduation.

 To find out about the Michael E. Nesbitt Sports Medicine Scholarship and other Athletic Training scholarships, click here.

Dental hygiene scholarships (dental hygiene students only) 

Dental Hygiene Scholarship

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding a scholarship to a full-time student. This scholarship will be given for academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA) and financial need. Applicant must be in good standing in dental hygiene department. Please fill out the online application form and then send a copy of your FAFSA SAR report and your NAU Financial Aid Award Summary for the next academic year to:

Dental Hygiene Scholarship Committee Chair
PO Box 15065
Building 66, Room 202
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

If you are applying for more than one Dental Hygiene scholarship, please send only one copy of your FAFSA SAR report and your NAU Financial Aid Award Summary; but, indicate on the envelope which scholarships you are applying for.

Feugate & Mansfield Dental Hygiene Scholarship

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding a scholarship to dental hygiene students who demonstrate financial need , scholastic ability and service to the department, community and/or profession of dentistry/dental hygiene or a beginning dental hygiene student committed to working in an Arizona designated rural community for three years. Please fill out the online application form and then send a copy of your FAFSA SAR report and your NAU Financial Aid Award Summary for the next academic year to:

Dental Hygiene Scholarship Committee Chair
PO Box 15065
Building 66, Room 202
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

If you are applying for more than one Dental Hygiene scholarship, please send only one copy of your FAFSA SAR report and your NAU Financial Aid Award Summary; but, indicate on the envelope which scholarships you are applying for.

James McClure Dental Hygiene Scholarship

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding a scholarship to a full-time student. This scholarship will be given for academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA) and financial need. Please fill out the online application form and then send a copy of your FAFSA SAR report and your NAU Financial Aid Award Summary for the next academic year to:

Dental Hygiene Scholarship Committee Chair
PO Box 15065
Building 66, Room 202
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

If you are applying for more than one Dental Hygiene scholarship, please send only one copy of your FAFSA SAR report and your NAU Financial Aid Award Summary; but, indicate on the envelope which scholarships you are applying for.

Source Healthcare Analytics Scholarship

The Department of Dental Hygiene will be awarding a scholarship to a full-time student. This scholarship will be given for academic achievement and financial need. Please fill out the online application form and then send a copy of your FAFSA SAR report and your NAU Financial Aid Award Summary for the next academic year to:

Dental Hygiene Scholarship Committee Chair
PO Box 15065
Building 66, Room 202
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

If you are applying for more than one Dental Hygiene scholarship, please send only one copy of your FAFSA SAR report and your NAU Financial Aid Award Summary; but, indicate on the envelope which scholarships you are applying for.

Health Science Scholarships

John Sciacca Honorary Scholarship

Must be an undergraduate junior or senior majoring in Public Health or Physical Education; minimum GPA of 3.0.

To apply, please fill out the online application form.  

Nursing scholarships (nursing students only) 

Click here to see scholarships available to students enrolled in the School of Nursing. 

Physical therapy scholarships (PT students only) 

Joseph Aubin Memorial Scholarship

Full-time student in good standing enrolled in the Physical Therapy program at NAU.

Click here to fill out the online application form.

Zachary Scott Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Must be a full-time student enrolled in the Physical Therapy program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; U.S. citizen. Source: NAU Foundation 

Click here to fill out the online application form. 

A. Bruce and Margaret Crozier Scholarship

Must have been accepted into the Physical Therapy program. Source: Established by A. Bruce Crozier in memory of his wife Margaret (Hutchison) Crozier to honor her service to NAU and the Flagstaff community. Bruce, a well-known realtor in Flagstaff, has served on the NAU Foundation Board of Directors since 1993 and is committed to service to society through community involvement. 

Click here to fill out the online application form. 

Bea Claire Miller Memorial Scholarship

Must be a 1st year student in the NAU Physical Therapy program; award will be based on the applicant's academic performance while in the Physical Therapy program and financial need. Source: Established in honor of Bea Claire Miller. 

Click here to fill out the online application form.

PT Class of 2000 Legacy Scholarship

Must be a full-time student enrolled in the Physical Therapy program; current membership in the APTA professional organization; financial need; demonstrated current and on-going community service. Source: PT students of the class of 2000 as an incentive and reward for future physical therapy graduates who provide continual community service in their pursuit of professional achievement. 

Click here to fill out the online application form. 

Southern Arizona Foundation Scholarship

Pima County residents who are in the entry-level DPT program at NAU.

Cick here to fill out the online application form. 

NAU foundation scholarships

https://nazufoundation.com/ 

Other scholarships

Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (available to Nursing and Dental Hygiene students only).  Click here to download application form.

National & International Scholarships and Fellowships