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Scholarships & Grants
Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are awarded based upon academic performance or other criteria specifically outlined. Grants do not require repayment and are based on financial need only.
INSTITUTIONAL MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Merit-based, internal awards will be made available to UIWRSO students based upon qualifying academic, service and leadership factors. These scholarships are generally awarded for outstanding academic achievement and will be generated by those wishing to support deserving UIWRSO students on the basis of academic, service and leadership qualities.
OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
External scholarships will be made available to UIWRSO students based upon qualifying factors. There are several comprehensive, searchable scholarship databases on the web, including FastWeb and Wiredscholar. FastWeb can be found at http://www.fastweb.com/ and provides access to private local and national scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans.
MILITARY HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIPS (HPSP)
The Military offers competitive scholarships for full tuition and required fees plus a monthly stipend through the Air Force, Army and Navy. HPSP scholarship recipients are commissioned as officers and required to serve in the military for a specific period of time, depending upon the number of years the recipient received the HPSP scholarship. Applications and additional information are available directly from local Army, Navy and Air Force recruitment offices, which are located throughout the United States.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (SDS)
These scholarships are awarded to full-time, disadvantaged students with financial need who are enrolled in health professional programs, such as optometry. Contact: Federal Student Aid Information Center; P.O. Box 84; Washington, DC, 20044; Phone: 800-433-3243.