Scholarships for medical assisting school are important in enabling financially needy students to achieve their dream. In general, there is a large number of individuals in the United States who require assistance in order to attend college simply because of the economic situation of their families. A great scholarship can help medical assistant students to complete their studies and get a great career in the field. Some of the best of these awards are explained below and should be explored if you are looking to become a medical assistant but need a financially helping hand.
The Maxine Williams Scholarship is available through the American Association of Medical Assistants. Students are eligible for a $1,000 award when they are majoring in medical assisting programs at a college or university that is accredited by the CAAHEP, or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. To be considered for the scholarship, the individual must have a grade point average no lower than 3.0 and must have completed at least one semester or one quarter of a semester of their studies.
The MSMA Scholarship -- Massachusetts Society of Medical Assistants Scholarships -- awards $500 to medical assisting students who display academic excellence. To be considered for the award, the individual must have completed at least one semester of their study program, have a professional manner and exhibit dedication to their chosen career path. They must also write an essay of 300 words on the topic of "Why I Chose Medical Assisting as My Career."
Students who are studying to be medical assistants at universities that are accredited by the CAAHEP are eligible for scholarships awarded by the Alaska Medical Assistants Society State Scholarship. Scholarships are given in the amount of $500 each to two students who display good standing in their medical assisting programs of study. The recipients will also win a one year membership to the American Association of Medical Assistants.
The Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Fund awards scholarships in the amount of $500 to $2,000 to Latino medical assistant students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree in science. To be considered, the student must live in San Diego, California or attend a college or university in that city. Scholarships are given annually and are meant to help the student to complete all four years of their education.
The JAS/Oral-B Education Scholarship Program is offered through the American Dental Assistants Association, which provides scholarships in the amount of $750 to students who are pursuing a career in medical assistance in dentistry. To be eligible, individuals must be high school graduates or hold a GED and enrolled in a medical assisting program for dentistry.
The MiTio Foundation Scholarship provides scholarships of $1,000 each to two bilingual students who are pursuing a career in healthcare, including medical assisting. To be considered, the individual must demonstrate financial need and should write a 500-word essay about their primary language and how they would use being bilingual in assisting patients in their career.