To some, scholarships can mean the difference between attending the institution of their choice or not. Approximately 21 percent of Salus University’s full-time lock-step programs which include Optometry, both traditional and accelerated, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology receive scholarships to help pay for their education.
“With the cost of education increasing each year, scholarship awards are becoming more and more essential for students who are pursuing a professional degree,” said Monica Maisto, director of Admissions. “Scholarships provide an opportunity for many people to pursue an education and without the financial assistance, students may have trouble paying for the degree they need in order to enter their chosen profession to become a contributing member of society. The more scholarship dollars that are offered, the less financial burden a student will have to bear when they graduate and begin to practice.”
Just this year, two new scholarships have been added to the University’s repertoire: the Provost’s and the Dean’s Scholarship. Both of these scholarships are available for each of the University’s programs.
At $10,000 per year, the Provost's Scholarship is awarded on a holistic basis. Individual programs determine the minimum GPA/test scores for eligibility as well as renewability annually. The admissions application has a dual purpose and also serves as the scholarship application. At $5,000 per year, the Dean’s Scholarship is also awarded on a holistic basis. The University’s individual Colleges determine the minimum GPA/test scores for eligibility as well as renewability. The admissions application serves as the scholarship application.
To apply for one of these new scholarships, or one of the program-specific scholarships
, reach out to the Admissions Office