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Scholarships for Current Students

Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences offers several scholarships for current students within the college. In addition, DCHS has numerous program-specific scholarships for current students.

There are both merit-based and need-based scholarships available. The requirements, number of recipients, the amount of the award and the duration of the scholarship vary by individual scholarship. For more information regarding any scholarships, please contact that specific department.

*This is not an exhaustive list of scholarships offered at Saint Louis University. Students are encouraged to speak with the SLU Office of Financial Aid for additional information.

DCHS Scholarships

DCHS Cura Scholarship

The DCHS Cura Scholarship is for any undergraduate student with a declared major within DCHS who is experiencing unexpected financial need. The student must have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Financial Services and have exhausted all available loans through the FA office. Students must also have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Availability: Varies by year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies by year

DCHS Alumni Scholarship

The DCHS Alumni Scholarship is for any student with a declared major within DCHS. The student must have earned at least 12 college credits, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and submit a personal statement of their career goals after graduation. 

Availability: Two or three students awarded in the spring semester

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $6,000

Elie A. & Karen Bahow Scholarship

The Elia A. & Karen Bahow Scholarship is to benefit an undergraduate engineering or health care field student. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit an essay describing service and leadership efforts and reasons for pursuing their degree.

Availability: Two students awarded in the spring semester

Renewal: This scholarship is renewable

Award Amount: Approximately $4,400

Florian and Walburga Horvath Memorial Health Professions Scholarship

The Florian and Walburga Horvath Memorial Health Professions Scholarship is for any student entering the final year of their bachelor's , master's or doctoral field of study within a DCHS program. The award recognizes leadership, academic achievement, commitment to education and financial need. The student must have at least a 3.2 GPA and demonstrate leadership, service and strong work ethic.

Availability: One student awarded in the spring semester

Renewal: This is a one-time award.

Award Amount: $10,000

 

Athletic Training Scholarships

Bauman Endowed Scholarship in Athletic Training

The Clarence "Bob" Bauman Endowed Scholarship in Athletic Training is for students entering their second professional year in the Athletic Training program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.6 GPA in professional year courses and a letter of recommendation.

Availability: 1 - 2 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies

Brandi Burgett Memorial Award and Scholarship in Athletic Training

The Brandi Burgett Memorial Award and Scholarship is for students entering the second professional year in the Athletic Training program. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 and preference is given to applicants who have overcome adversity in pursuit of graduation.

Availability: 2 - 3 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies

 

Health Information Management Scholarships

Elmo and Jean Poole Endowed Scholarship

The Elmo and Jean Poole Endowed Scholarship is for Health Sciences students with the Health Information Management concentration who have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Availability: 1 student per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $5,000

Sr. Mary Servatia Risse Endowed Scholarship

The Sr. Mary Servatia Risse Endowed Scholarship is for Health Sciences students with the Health Information Management concentration with a GPA of 3.3 or greater.

Availability: 1 student per year

Renewal: This award may be renewed from year to year

Award Amount: $2,000

 

Medical Laboratory Science Scholarships

Alice Zipf O'Rourke Endowed Fellowship

The Alice Zipf O’Rourke Research Scholarship recognizes Medical Laboratory Science majors or Investigative and Medical Science students seeking a discipline specific laboratory certificate and who are actively conducting research with Dr. Ezekiel, Dr. Heuertz, or Dr. Randolph. The recipient will be recommended by a committee made up of members from both internal and external to the Medical Laboratory Science program, and ultimately chosen by the Chairperson of the Department of Clinical Health Sciences. Applicants must be a current junior who will be entering the final year of the B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science program (Investigative Medical Science students seeking a discipline specific medical laboratory certificate are also eligible) and be actively conducting research with Dr. Ezekiel, Dr. Heuertz or Dr. Randolph.

Availability: Up to 2 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $2,500

Weber Family Term Scholarship

The Weber Family Term Scholarship is for juniors and seniors from the Medical Laboratory Science program. Applicants must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Availability: One student per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $2,500

Sr. Mary Dolorosa Pope/Anna Warren Oller Scholarship

The Sr. Mary Dolorosa Pope/Anna Warren Oller Scholarship is for juniors and seniors from the Medical Laboratory Science program. Applicants must have earned 42 college credits or more, have a GPA of 3.25 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Availability: Up to 4 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $5,000 per student

 

Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarships

Culinary Scholarship Fund

The Culinary Scholarship Fund is for undergraduate students with a Culinary concentration in the Nutrition and Dietetics department. Applicants must have earned 12 or more college credits and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Availability: Up to 2 per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $4,000

Healthy Futures Scholarship

The Healthy Futures Scholarship is for undergraduate students in the Nutrition and Dietetics department who demonstrate a committment to diversity through their academic achievement, leadership experiences and volunteer experiences. Applicants must have earned at least 12 college credits and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Availability: Up to 2 per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $6,000

Sr. Mary Carola Sellmeyer Scholarship

The Sr. Mary Carola Sellmeyer Scholarship is for students in the internship/graduate level of the Nutrition and Dietetics department. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Availability: Up to 2 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $4,000

 

Occupational Therapy Scholarships

Shirley K. Behr, Ph.D., Endowed Scholarship

The Shirley K. Behr, Ph.D., Endowed Scholarship is for students with a declared major in Occupational Therapy who demonstrate innovative leadership qualities that foster excellence. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Availability: Up to 2 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $3,500

Julie A. Holmes Memorial Scholarship

The Julie A. Holmes Memorial Scholarship is for graduate students in the Occupational Therapy program who are able to demonstrate a record of committed service to those with disabilities and their families. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Availability: Up to 3 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies by year

Kristina Anderson Professional Excellence in Practice Award

The Kristina Anderson Professional Excellence in Practice Award is for graduate students in the Occupational Therapy program who exemplify professional and humanitarian qualities. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Availability: Up to 2 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $1,000

 

Physical Therapy Scholarships

Cheryl L. Cavallo Endowed Memorial Fund

The Cheryl L. Cavallo Endowed Memorial Fund is for upcoming professional year I, II or III students in the Physical Therapy program. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, a desire to participate in healthcare-related domestic or international mission trips and EFC greater than or equal to 0. 

Availability: 1 student per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies

Dr. Peter Mosher Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Peter Mosher Endowed Memorial Scholarship is for students entering professional year II in the Physical Therapy program who are eligible for their final internship placement and have a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Availability: 2 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies

Carolyn Gioia Memorial Scholarship

The Carolyn Gioia Memorial Scholarship is for students entering professional year II or III of the Physical Therapy program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students with physical disabilities.

Availability: Varies

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies

Sister Imelda Pingel Scholarship

The Sister Imelda Pingel Scholarship is for students entering the spring semester of their professional year III of the Physical Therapy program with a 3.5 GPA or higher. The award is also based on financial need and applicants must have FASFA on file with the Office of Financial Aid.

Availability: Varies

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies

Theresa Bernsen Endowed Memorial Award

The Theresa Bernsen Endowed Memorial Award is for either honors students or first-generation college students in their fifth year in the Physical Therapy program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Availability: 1 student per year

Renewal:  This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies

For and With Others PTSA Scholarship

The For and With Others Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA) Scholarship is for Professional Year I or Professional Year II students in the  Physical Therapy program who is from a historically underrepresented community or who significantly contributes to these communities. Applicants must have a FASFA form on file and complete an application essay.

Availability: 1 student per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies

 

Physician Assistant Scholarships

David W. Wagner Memorial Scholarship

The David W. Wagner Memorial Scholarship is for students enrolled in their second semester or beyond in the Physician Assistant program. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Availability: Up to 3 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $15,000

PA Student Clinical Scholarship

The PA Student Clinical Scholarship is for students entering their final semester of the Physician Assistant program who demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Availability: Up to 6 students per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: Varies based on recipients

 

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Scholarships

Rehab Choice Incorporated Endowed Scholarship

The Rehab Choice Incorporated Endowed Scholarship is for undergraduate students in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences program. Applicants must be enrolled in CSDI 4050, be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have earned at least 12 college credits. The scholarship will provide assistance to attend either a professional state or national convention to present research.

Availability: Up to 2 per year

Renewal: This is a one-time award

Award Amount: $500