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Scholarship Opportunities

Spring 2017

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Calvin M. Pinkard Scholarship

This scholarship provides support for RMHC students who meet the following criteria:

  1. The student must have a 3.2 GPA or higher.
  2. The student must have been in the program for at least one year.
  3. The student will provide a copy of their CV or resume.

Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less stating how they intend to use the funds and how they plan to use their degree to benefit others in the community. This statement will be read/reviewed by the scholarship committee and may be presented to the entire faculty.

Susan D. Kelley RMHC Textbook Scholarship

This scholarship provides support to defray the cost of textbooks. The award is based on the following criteria:

  1. The student has been enrolled in the RMHC program for at least one year.
  2. The student is not currently on academic probation.
  3. The student must be receiving Financial Aid.
  4. The student will provide a copy of their CV or resume.

Application Process

The student will submit a statement of 500 words or less stating their rationale for this need based scholarship. Note: This statement will be read/reviewed by the scholarship committee and may be presented to the entire faculty.

  • For Spring 2017, there is $1,000 available for awards via the Calvin M. Pinkard and Susan D. Kelley scholarship funds.

DEADLINE for application, Saturday April 15, 2017 by 5:00pm.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered or reviewed.  Completed applications should be sent to Dr. Rick Weinberg via email weinberg@usf.edu.

Ineligibility

In order to maximize the Departmental resources available to students and broaden the number of students receiving awards of any kind, students who have been awarded a Graduate or Research Assistantship in any USF Department (while enrolled in the RMHC program) are ineligible to apply for these scholarships.

Review Process

1. Completed applications should be sent to Dr. Rick Weinberg via email weinberg@usf.edu.  Please put “RMHC Scholarship Application” in the email Subject line. 
2. Dr. Weinberg will forward the applications to the Scholarship Committee.
3. Applications are ranked by the committee.
4. Applications and candidate rankings may be reviewed by RMHC core faculty during the April faculty meeting.
5. Award decisions will be made via the Faculty Scholarship Committee.
6. Sarah Balmer will submit “Request To Fund” forms to the Deans office.
7. Award notifications will be announced in late April via letter sent to the student at the address written on the Application form.
8. Scholarship questions should be directed to Dr. Rick Weinberg via email weinberg@usf.edu.