Let’s see if you're eligible:
Current or Former Health Professionals Interested in Advancing Clinical Credentials+ Read more
If you have an active license or certificate to practice in a clinical health career (e.g., as a nurse, physician assistant, clinical psychologist, or clinical social worker), and you’re enrolled in or planning to attend school to complete a degree or certification to advance your clinical credentials, the United Health Foundation Diversity in Health Care Scholarship might be for you.
Enrolled for the Upcoming Academic Year+ Read more
You’re eligible for this scholarship if you plan to enroll in a recognized program in the United States as either a full-time or part-time student, in person or virtual attendance at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical or graduate school in Fall 2024.
Historically Underrepresented Students+ Read more
Awards will be given to historically underrepresented students, including those who identify as Black or African American, Middle Eastern/North African, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
U.S. Citizens+ Read more
For eligibility, students should be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or lawful permanent residents.
Program Completion+ Read more
Applicant must be expected to complete the certification, license or degree program within two years of application.
Employees of UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare, Optum, or an organization acquired by UnitedHealth Group, and their immediate family members are not eligible for this scholarship
How are recipients chosen?
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There is a critical need to support a more diverse clinical workforce across the nation. The United Health Foundation Diversity in Health Care Scholarship supports historically underrepresented healthcare professionals seeking to advance their clinical skills. To select recipients, the evaluation process considers a wide variety of criteria from the materials you provide. This includes:
- Work experience
- Community service – Your involvement in supporting the health and welfare of your community
- Goal statement – Your health career and future goals as a health care provider
- Overcoming a challenge – How you have overcome a challenge to achieve a goal
When you submit your application, all of these areas will be reviewed as part of the scholarship evaluation process.
What information do I need?
See below for a checklist of required information. To complete your application, make sure everything is submitted by March 22, 2024 at 3 PM CT.
Copy of Certification or License
The copy of your certification or license can be uploaded as a PDF and should display your name, title of certification/license, and active dates.
Short Answer Prompt
Write a short answer response (approximately 250 words) to two questions, including the following: Describe your health care career to date and your future goals as a health care provider. Space is limited; be concise.
You’ve gotten this far. If you’re interested, applying is easy as 1-2-3.
Visit the Scholarship America application system.
Create or log in to your account and complete your profile.
Find the application under the Student Overview to begin.
What happens from here?
You Submit Your Application
Ensure that your application is complete and submit by the March 22 deadline.
Applications Are Reviewed
Applications are reviewed and scored against required program criteria.
Notifications Are Sent
You will be notified by email regarding your award status.