National Scholarship Month

November is National Scholarship Month, which raises awareness about potential scholarships to both future and current students. Winning or being awarded scholarships can help lower the overall cost of an education and are highly sought after since they do not need to be repaid.

Salus offers and urges students from each program to continue to apply for a variety of scholarships throughout their education. Below are short descriptions of several scholarships offered at Salus, but to find out more details, please visit the scholarships section of our website.   

Provost’s and Dean’s Scholarships
The Provost's Scholarship awards $10,000 per year, and the Dean’s Scholarship awards $5,000 per year. Both of these individual scholarships are awarded on a holistic basis and offered for each program.

Internal Optometry Scholarships
The University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry students are automatically considered for specific scholarships. No application is required. All scholarships are based on academic performance and financial need unless otherwise indicated. There are currently 45 internal scholarships awarded exclusively to Optometry students.

Internal Audiology Scholarship
Established to honor the founding dean of the University’s Osborne College of Audiology, this scholarship is awarded to selected first-year students in the on-campus Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program. Awards are merit-based, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per year, and are renewable for four years. 

External Scholarships
Scholarship HeadshotScholarships don’t only come from the institution itself, but many can come from other external sources. External scholarships that work in conjunction with Salus are: AMBI® Scholarship in Science & Medicine; Americorps; Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey; Indian Health Service (HIS); National Hispanic Scholarship Fund; and Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. However, there are also external scholarships offered specifically to students within programs including Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology.

Just recently, the American Academy of Optometry Foundation in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the 2018 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship recipients. This award is presented to a second or third year optometry student who best demonstrates the ideal eye care standards of practice, achievement in both academic performance and extra-curricular activities, and participation with other professional pursuits such as internships, community service, and voluntary activities. The University is proud to announce Marta Maria Roman '19OD, as one of the award recipients.  "I feel very honored to have my hard work and passion for the field recognized through this award. I plan to continue to live up to this award by always striving to be the best I can be for my current and future patients," she said.