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A graduate education is more important than ever today, yet paying for one can be a challenge. No one should think that higher education is beyond his or her reach simply because of cost. With the help of federal, state, institutional and private funded scholarships and awards, students are able to achieve their educational goals for the future. Western University of Health Sciences offers multiple scholarships ranging from $100 to $20,000.

Second-year Western University of Health Sciences students are completing their Interprofessional Education (IPE) classwork with a course designed to motivate, excite and challenge them as they build relationships with other health professionals. Interprofessional Education (IPE) 6100 course administrators created a new version of the or the 2017-18 academic year, looking to stimulate interest through interprofessional simulations from second-year students from across the University. The new IPE face-to-face assignment was created by Dr. Jasmine Yumori, Course Director of Interprofessional Education. She was looking to get more engagement and excitement from the nearly 800 students who participated in the final class

Scholarship Database

Please visit our Scholarship Database to help with your scholarship search. The database is catered to assist our currently enrolled students, however, it is open to the public!

Scholarships for Incoming Students

Recruitment Scholarships are designated for incoming students and are based on the student’s outstanding academic achievements as well as their contributions to the community. Each college will have a certain amount of awards based on available funding. The following programs may offer a Recruitment Scholarship, based on available funding:

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Health Sciences – Physical Therapy
  • College of Health Sciences – Physician Assistant
  • College of Graduate Nursing
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Dentistry Medicine
  • College of Podiatric Medicine

These scholarships may be renewable, dependent upon funding, provided a student remains in good academic standing. The amount of the scholarship is based on available funding.

No application is required for a Recruitment Scholarship. The offer will be based on the student’s Admission’s application. When a student is accepted into the program, the scholarship offer will be made at the same time that the admissions offer is made.

Scholarships for Current WesternU Students

The Financial Aid Office at Western University of Health Sciences has created the Scholarship and Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Database to help simplify your funding opportunities search. The listing includes WesternU and non-WesternU opportunities. Resources can be searched by college, keyword search and many other options!

When reviewing the details you have the option to click “Add this to My List,” which will create your customized list. You will receive application deadline reminders from your selections to your WesternU email address.

The database will be updated throughout the academic year with new opportunities that are found. Students will receive emails regarding new postings that apply to their programs, but we also recommend visiting the website throughout the year for any new information.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academics, financial need, leadership, campus or community activities, and work experience. They are designed to encourage, reward and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles.

Our Scholarship and Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Database will allow you to access numerous scholarship opportunities. Start searching today!