Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Scholarship
The Healthcare Career Opportunities Program (HCOP) is a project supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,893,722. (The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov).
Carroll University's National HCOP Academy is designed to recruit, retain, and prepare students from diverse backgrounds for primary care careers in medically underserved communities.
Amount of Scholarship
The recipients of the National HCOP Academy will receive a scholarship increasing in value each year. Recipients are awarded $5,000 for their first year, with an increase of $1,000 per year, provided the recipient maintains full participation in HCOP activities and progression standards within their academic program.
Conditions of Eligibility
All scholarship recipients must meet the following criteria:
- Be accepted to Carroll University as a full-time first-year student for fall 2021.
- Intend to major in one of the following programs
- Make adequate academic progress in the major courses, and maintain and demonstrate academic ability or potential as described by Carroll University’s academic admission and progression requirements for allied health undergraduate programs and graduate programs.
- Come from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background.
- Individuals are considered to be from an economically disadvantaged background if they come from a family with an annual income below a level based on low-income thresholds, according to family size established by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Individuals are considered to be educationally disadvantaged if they come from an environment that has inhibited them from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in allied health professions.
- Possess one of the following statuses: US Citizen, US National, alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residency.
Conditions of Application
- Applications for fall 2021 are now open, with a priority deadline of February 1, 2021
- Students must be admitted to Carroll University as a first-time freshman for fall 2021 to be considered
- The application must be fully completed, including thoroughly answered essay questions
- Admission is rolling, with the first round of decisions sent mid-February
Scholarship Opportunities and Benefits
As a recipient of this award, you will have the following opportunities available to you:
- Personal and Professional Development
- Financial aid sessions each semester to understand debt and to be informed on scholarship opportunities
- Mentorship opportunities
- Volunteer opportunities in underserved communities
- Participate in unique shadowing experiences in medically underserved communities
- Academic Support
- Individual support sessions, including guidance of your personal study plans
- Participate in individual meetings each semester to keep your plan on track and to prepare for graduate school
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