Who can apply

We will award scholarships to students who meet the following criteria: 

  • Enrolled as a full time, residential, non-correspondence student with a major in an allied healthcare field, including nursing and pre-med majors.
  • Enrolled in a participating college, university or educational program at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Has completed a financial aid application, such as the  Free Application Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, through their financial aid office to determine financial need.
  • Applicants may be eligible for additional scholarships which are awarded annually based on merit and financial need.
  • Demonstrates and maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Uses the scholarship to pay for qualified educational expenses including: tuition and fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies and equipment.
  • Meets the State of Arizona and the United States lawful presence requirements.
  • Has three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Is not knowingly related to any MSMSF trustee, officer or donor.
  • Reapplies annually for scholarship consideration. Students are eligible for up to four (4) years of financial support.
  • The student must provide attestation of good standing, have no criminal record and provide a current academic transcript.

We will select recipients based on the following guidelines: 

  • The applicant’s demonstration of MSMSF’s core values of knowledge, leadership, integrity, creativity and commitment.
  • Involvement in leadership, school and community activities.
  • Integrity through demonstrated responsibility, work experience.
  • Creativity by demonstrating their ability to be resourceful and innovative through their statement of goals and aspirations, overcoming obstacles, circumstances or challenges.
  • Provide a clearly defined path to achieve their educational goals.
  • Personal references.

The following is required of scholarship recipients:

  • Notification submitted to the foundation of any changes in address, school enrollment or other relevant information and submit a complete transcript when requested
  • Signed attestation indicating a willingness to use best efforts to work in the medical, nursing or allied health sciences field in the State of Arizona, for at least two (2) years following graduation
  • Agree to engage in and report back to MSMSF on a volunteer community service project of their choice (100 hours per academic year)
  • Provide a written activity report and verification the recipient has made a classroom presentation (1 per semester) to local junior or high school students promoting and supporting the recipient’s approved program of study
  • Participation in MSMSF annual events and fundraising activities
  • Participation in MSMSF mentoring activities

To support the students we select, we will be doing the following:

  • Processing all scholarship distributions
  • Payments will be made annually
  • Mailing a check, payable directly to each recipient’s enrolled school, to the institution’s financial aid office

Interested in applying? The following links will help you download the necessary forms and instructions: 

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