Scholarships

The cost of higher education limits access to the health professions for many individuals, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds and populations underrepresented in medicine and science. The BLS department offers 5 different scholarships for students interested in our bachelors degree and masters degree programs.

A department committee uses a rubric to review and score submitted scholarship applications based in part upon the following criteria: completeness, quality, writing, professional goals and professional goals.

Only students who have already submitted a GW application may complete a scholarship application. 

Scholarships for Prospective Bachelor’s Degree Students:

* These three scholarships use the same application. Please click the application link to begin your application. You will be permitted to select the scholarship or scholarships of choice if you are eligible for more than one.

Regional Scholarships*
  • Award criteria: 1) Prospective bachelors degree student has a minimum of a 2.75 overall GPA, 2) scored and ranked application statement, 3) admitted into the program without any academic conditions
  • Funds awarded: $2500 to one student (one-time award)
  • Spring 2022 Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Application Closed

MLT to MLS Scholarship*
  • Award criteria: 1) Prospective bachelors degree student who obtained an AS in MLT degree from a NAACLS accredited MLT program, 2) have MLT certification, 3) scored and ranked application statement, 4) admitted into the program without any academic conditions
  • Funds awarded: $2500 to one student (one-time award)
  • Spring 2022 Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Application Closed

Blended Program Scholarship*
  • Award criteria: 1) student has a minimum of a 2.75 overall GPA 2) student is applying to a blended program, 3) scored and ranked application statement, 4) admitted into the program without any academic conditions
  • Funds awarded: $2500 to two students (one-time award for each)
  • Spring 2022 Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Application Closed

Scholarships for Prospective Master’s Degree Students:

Financial Need Scholarship for MSHS
  • Award criteria: 1) Prospective masters degree student has a minimum of a 3.2 overall GPA, 2) student can demonstrate financial need, 3) scored and ranked application statement, 4) admitted into the program without any academic conditions
  • Funds awarded: $3000 to one student (one-time award)
  • Spring 2022 Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Application Closed

Scholarships for Current Students:

Emergency Scholarships
  • Description: In life, things can happen that make it impossible for students to pay their tuition. This scholarship provides funds for current students that have had an unexpected circumstance occur that has impacted their ability to pay their tuition. Students who are interested in finding out more information should contact their academic advisor. Please be aware that requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Award criteria: 1) student has recently had an unexpected circumstance that they can provide documentation for ( e.g., natural disaster that destroyed residence, medical emergency, loss of employment, etc.), 2) student meets the minimum required GPA (2.5 for UG and 3.0 for Graduate).
  • Funds awarded: $1500 awards to two students (one-time award for each)