Collegewide Scholarships and Awards


The College of Allied Health Sciences has many scholarships and awards available to all its students. For department-specific scholarships, check with the department coordinator or click here.

For more information on grants, loans, and scholarships available to all Augusta University students, contact the Augusta University Student Financial Aid Office.

 

SAMUEL M. GOODRICH ENDOWED HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

RAYMOND C. BARD SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

BIAGIO J. VERICELLA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY FACULTY CLUB AWARD

ALPHA ETA LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

CAHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE AWARD


SAMUEL M. GOODRICH ENDOWED HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

drsamuelmgoodrichDr. Samuel M. Goodrich was born in his family's home in Milledgeville and he attended Georgia Military College Prep and Junior College before transferring to the University of Georgia where he received his bachelor's degree with majors in chemistry, physics and biology. At UGA he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He received his Medical Doctorate, in 1961, at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and where he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Goodrich served as a Major in the Army at Fort Bragg NC and then was an assistant professor at MCG before opening his practice in Milledgeville in 1969.

The award is presented annually to a student entering their final year of study who demonstrates academic success, leadership and service to university, profession, community and state.

Nominations are submitted by faculty to their departmental representative for Alpha Eta.

CRITERIA:

1) Recipients must be enrolled in a healthcare or healthcare-related field of study.
2) A minimum of two years toward a program should be completed to demonstrate commitment to a particular field of study for graduate programs. All graduate program students who have been accepted into the selected graduate program meet this qualification.

Applicants are selected by the Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation Awards Committee.

AMOUNT: $1,000 to $5,000 

RAYMOND C. BARD SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

drraymondcbardDr. Raymond C. Bard was the founding Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences from 1968-88. This award was established in his memory for his valuable contributions, vision, and philosophy for the college that continues to this day.

The award is presented annually to a student entering their final year of study who demonstrates academic success, leadership, and service to university, profession, community, and state.

Nominations are submitted by faculty to their departmental representative for Alpha Eta.

 CRITERIA:

1) Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
2) Student is entering their final year of study at Augusta University.

Nominated students will complete a nomination form to describe their service activities. Applicants are selected by the Alpha Eta Awards Committee and presented at the spring awards ceremony.

AMOUNT: $500

PAST RECIPIENTS

2017 - Lisa Myrick, Physician Assistant (Graduate award)
2017 - Eli Sava, Health Information Administration (Undergraduate award)
2016 - Alyssa Ilg, Physician Assistant (Graduate award)

2016 - Tyler Schumann, Health Information Administration (Undergraduate award)

2015 - Angela Zaki, Clinical Laboratory Science (Graduate award)

2015 - Gloria Sasser, Dental Hygiene (Undergraduate award)

  

BIAGIO J. VERICELLA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

drbiagiojvericella This award was created in honor of Dr. Biagio J. Vericella. Dr. Vericella came to Augusta University in 1973 and served as Associate Dean from 1976 until he became Dean in 1988. The allied health programs continued to gain an excellent national reputation under his tenure until his retirement in 2001.

The award is presented annually to a graduating student who epitomizes the qualities of compassion, optimism, mentoring, leadership and service within the college, the university and the community.

Nominations are submitted by faculty to their Alpha Eta departmental representative.

 CRITERIA:

1) Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
2) Student demonstrates compassion, optimism, mentoring, leadership and service.
3) Must be a graduating student.

Faculty will provide a letter of support for the nominee from the department chairperson or faculty member. Nominated students will complete a nomination form to describe their service activities. Applicants are selected by the Alpha Eta Awards Committee and presented at the spring awards ceremony.

AMOUNT: $500

PAST RECIPIENTS

2017 - Amanda Schoon, Occupational Therapy
2016 - Rachel Mulder, Physician Assistant

 

AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY FACULTY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This award is presented by the Augusta University Faculty Club to one outstanding student from each college at Augusta University.

CRITERIA:

1) Each department within the CAHS will submit one nominee based on the following criteria:

  • student must be a rising senior
  • student must show financial need
  • student must show academic promise
  • student must show leadership and service to Augusta University, community and/or state

2) Nominated students will complete a nomination form to describe their service activities.

The Alpha Eta Society selects the rising senior student in the College of Allied Health Sciences most deserving of this award. Applicants are selected by the Alpha Eta Awards Committee, approved by the Faculty Club, and presented at the spring awards ceremony.

AMOUNT: $2,000

PAST RECIPIENTS

2017 - Chase Pendley, Physical Therapy
2016 - Courtney Potter, Occupational Therapy

 


ALPHA ETA SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Alpha Eta logoThe Alpha Eta Society is the national scholastic honor society for the allied health professions. This award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates leadership and service to the community while attending Augusta University.

  CRITERIA:

1) Eligibility for the scholarship will be applicants who are considered, but not selected, for one of the following awards: Raymond C. Bard Scholarship Award, Biagio J. Vericella Scholarship Award, and Augusta University Faculty and Spouse Club Scholarship Award.

2) Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • service to the community
  • leadership while attending Augusta University

Applicants are selected by the Executive Board and department representatives of the Alpha Eta Society. The number of awards given is determined annually by the Executive Board.

AMOUNT: $100

PAST RECIPIENTS

2017
Shanequa Bryant, Dental Hygiene
Amber Casado, Physician Assistant
Jonathan Gill, Physical Therapy
Calvin Hill, Radiation Therapy
Zuleika Hobley, Nuclear Medicine Technology
Jingyuan Jiang, Clinical Laboratory Science
Katelyn Joyce, Physical Therapy
Komal Patel, Health Information Administration
Danielle Patterson, Dental Hygiene
Abbey Taylor, Occupational Therapy

2016
Alejandro Aguilar, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Page Barnes, Occupational Therapy
Lisa Cundey, Physical Therapy
Dinel Ealy, Physician Assistant
Virginia Frierson, Dental Hygiene
Laura Lanois, Health Information Administration
Savannah Lo, Health Information Administration
Danielle Patterson, Dental Hygiene
Christine Pawlowski, Radiation Therapy
Diamond Rashad, Occupational Therapy
Brittany Riley, Dental Hygiene

2015
Brian Berl, Physical Therapy
Lauren Clayton, Occupational Therapy
Kathleen Early, Physician Assistant
Shari Lynne Hagler, Respiratory Therapy
Daniele De Lessio, Occupational Therapy
Haleigh Lewis, Dental Hygiene
Tynickwa Mims, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Joshua Nathaniel Pumroy, Physician Assistant
Lauren Wadella, Radiation Therapy
Chandler Larsen Yeazitzis, Physician Assistant

COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships were created by the CAHS Alumni Association to support Augusta University Allied Health Sciences students.

CRITERIA:

1) Student must be a student member of the CAHS Alumni Association to be eligible to apply.

2) Student will complete a form which provides the following information:

  • a brief statement describing their reasons for pursuing a career in their chosen field
  • career plans following graduation
  • self motivation for improvement
  • leadership potential

Applicants are selected by the CAHS Alumni Association Board of Directors.

AMOUNT: $250 (number of awards given varies annually)

PAST RECIPIENTS

2016
Emily Prickett
Jessica Stewart
Robel Teklehaimanot

2015
Shelby Boggus
Elizabeth Bryan
Angela Zaki

 

ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

This scholarship recognizes outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions.

CRITERIA:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a college or school that is an institutional member of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (Augusta University CAHS maintains an active membership in ASAHP)
  • Candidates must have successfully completed at least one term at the institution
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a career entry-level, degree-granting program; all degree levels are eligible (associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral). Financial need is not a criteria for eligibility

Unique accomplishments are an important consideration in selecting the recipient. Among the qualities that will be recognized are:

  • academic achievements
  • service to the institution and the community
  • leadership
  • extracurricular activities
  • evidence of strong communication skills

AMOUNT: $1,000

Please visit the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) for more information on this scholarship program.