Students have many decisions to make when pursuing higher education. Why not start your research here? We keep a list of links to valuable resources to help students explore health career options, financial aid and affordable colleges.
Educators: Do you have free to use* health career exploration or financial aid resources? Contact Us.
*Note: “Free to use” includes resources that don’t require students to give away valuable, private, personal information in exchange for access. Personal information includes any type of information that can be used to identify an individual user, such as name, location or contact information.
ExploreHealthCareers.org’s mission is to help solve two urgent problems in U.S. health care:
The under-representation of minorities in the workforce
The shortage of health professionals in medically underserved communities
We hope to help build a stronger health care workforce by providing easy access to updated, peer-reviewed career descriptions that inspire and motivate students to find health careers that suit them. Our vision is to see the health professionals of tomorrow be highly skilled and motivated, and as diverse as the patients they serve.
Information on careers in Public Health, the job market and schools providing Public Health education.
Information about types of PH careers available, degree requirements, financial aid, and general information about the field of Public Health. Includes a blog maintained by a MPH student Anju Abraham, who shares her experiences and Public Health news.
From publichealthdegrees.org: Find & compare online public health degree programs.
“MPH Program.com was created to help public health students research the Master of Public Health program online. This guide is specifically tailored to students that already have their Bachelors degree in a related field, as many accredited MPH programs require a minimum of a Bachelors degree.”
Nursing Career Guides
Have you considered pursuing an advanced nursing degree? Recent changes in nursing education has increased student interest in pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree?
Some of the key resources provided on dnpprograms.com, include :
An FAQ section outlining the process that Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students need to follow to pursue a DNP:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, their specializations, and how to obtain a license.
Three-step accreditation check that students should complete before choosing a program
Arizona Schools offering Advanced Nursing Degrees:
NEW Nursing Programs in Arizona
Online Nursing Degree Programs
NEWHealth Administration Career Guide
SEAHEC offers clinical rotations for medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental and all other health professions students at varying stages of their education. You can complete observational experiences, month-long rotations, and other variations as determined by your program of study. Visit our program pages to find out more.
SEAHEC hosts a variety of service learning opportunities for health professions students to focus on rural, border, and tribal communities with an emphasis on addressing health disparities. We host several groups of inter-professional health students annually. Our staff help develop learning activities by providing support for logistics and providing community context and connections to local health providers and community partners.
Volunteer and Internship opportunities offer a chance to give back to your community while learning valuable skills. SEAHEC works with community partners on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border to improve health service delivery and provide health related education. SEAHEC’s ongoing programs provide opportunities for health professions students to gain hands on experience in health fields in a rural and international setting.
This is the federal government’s website for learning about federal financial aid and how to apply.
SEAHEC Future Health Leaders Scholarships
Scholarships are available for Future Healthcare Leaders Club members who are graduating seniors. Applications and information will be available at club meetings during spring semester.
The Anna Hefrey Scholarship fund is a newly available grant for students ready for the 2018/19 academic year. The fund aims to promote the study of tobacco reduction in US population to the next generation of scholars and academics. The highlights of the grant are:
- $6000 award divided between 3 students each year.
- Prize shared between top 3 entries in an essay contest.
- It’s completely free for students to enter.
AddictionResource.com awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for an addiction-free world.
Native Americans/First Nations Scholarship to Oxford University
The Oxford-Agnese Nelms Haury Scholarship is a one-year, college-based scholarship in a Masters program at Linacre College of Oxford University. Students apply to Oxford, indicate their eligibility for and interest in the Haury Scholarship on their Oxford application (in their personal statement). Departments and Colleges make selections. No separate application paperwork for the scholarship is required of the applicant to the Agnese Nelms Haury Program.
This Native American and First Nations scholarship provides support (tuition fees and living costs) for indigenous students from the United States and Canada to study for a one-year taught Masters degree at Oxford University (www.ox.ac.uk) in the United Kingdom in association with Linacre College (www.linacre.ox.ac.uk). Linacre College is an interdisciplinary and international graduate college.
MPH Program List Scholarships
Scholarships Database for graduate and undergraduate Public Health study. Includes information on MPH schools, internships, and jobs.
Publichealth.org Scholarship Finder
Search engine at publichealth.org for education scholarships
Founded in 1986, the Flinn Scholars Program is operated by the Flinn Foundation Scholarship Program LLC and supported by the Flinn Foundation, a Phoenix-based private, nonprofit, grantmaking organization. The Foundation was established in 1965 by the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Flinn with the mission of improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.
Qualifications for typical candidates include:
• at least a 3.5 grade-point average;
• a ranking in the top 5 percent of their graduating class;
• a score of at least 1300 on the SAT test or 29 on the ACT; and
• participation and demonstrated leadership abilities in extracurricular activities.