MGH Institute Scholarships
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the MGH Institute of Health Professions provided $5.48 million in scholarships and grants. These awards cover all or part of the tuition for approximately 20% of the incoming students in the six entry-level programs:
School of Nursing:
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:
- Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Admissions and Financial Aid staff consult the faculty in each program to identify scholarship recipients. Criteria they consider include:
- Academic potential
- Work or volunteer experience
- Cultural competence
- Overcoming hardship
In addition, the Institute has received endowed gifts from donors to support ongoing student scholarships. Newly admitted students receive notice of these awards in their admissions letters.
- The Knowles Fellows Scholarship provides full tuition to one student in each program’s cohort of entry-level students. Because the Institute recognizes a strong connection between a culturally diverse healthcare workforce and the ability to provide quality patient care, students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the health professions will receive preference.
- The Charles and Ann Sanders Interprofessional Scholarship provides partial tuition to two students annually. The students will demonstrate an interest in pursuing interprofessional education and will participate in learning experiences outside the Institute.
Funding Not Available
NOTE: Because students enrolling have already achieved a baccalaureate degree, our students are not eligible for certain grant programs, including
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Massachusetts (and most other state) grant and scholarship programs
Institute Scholarship Requirements
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for renewal. Recipients will become ineligible for funding for as long as their GPA is below a 3.0 but can regain the scholarship for future semesters once their GPA is a 3.0 or higher.
Scholarships are awarded as funding for program tuition only. They are not granted toward living expenses.
Scholarship recipients must make satisfactory academic progress toward his/her degree as is appropriate in his/her specific program of study. Scholarship recipients will be reviewed on a semester basis.
Scholarship recipients who do not maintain satisfactory academic progress may lose the remainder of their scholarship; exceptions are reviewed and determined by the Financial Aid Director and Program Director/Dean.
The John Hilton Knowles Fellowship has been established to promote the Institute’s goal of increasing the diversity of students in our clinical programs in order to better serve an increasingly multicultural, multilingual population.
The Knowles Fellowship is a merit-based academic award that gives preference to students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the health professions relative to their numbers in the general public.
The Knowles Fellowship is a full-tuition scholarship that is determined by the Admissions Committee. No application is required – recipients are notified of this award in their Admissions Letters.
This fellowship is renewable each academic year of enrollment. The recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress and fulfill other expectations of the fellowship including participation in occasional lectures, and discussions on topics of interest regarding diversity, leadership development, professional success, and health related topics.
Knowles Fellowship awards will be granted each year to one incoming student in each of the following entry-level programs: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS MS-LP) and Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy.
We strongly encourage students to apply for outside scholarships. Each year, many of our students receive some funding from organizations outside MGH IHP. Places to look include:
- civic and religious organizations
- professional organizations in your program of study
- Your state and town
- Your undergraduate institution
In addition, we recommend using the free scholarship search website. Please beware that you should NEVER pay for a scholarship search. If you have questions about the legitimacy of a scholarship organization, please contact the financial aid office for assistance.
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