Why take out student loans when there are so many scholarship opportunities available? Education costs can add up fast, and training for a healthcare career doesn’t always come cheap.
That’s why OMAP (OnlineMedicalAssistantPrograms.net) is now offering an essay-based scholarship worth $500!
The 500-word essay contest is open to all current and prospective students pursuing a certificate, diploma or associate degree in medical assisting.
The application window is now open till April 1, 2021. Apply now!
Why a 500-Word Essay?
We understand that applying to essay based scholarships can be a considerable time sink. And if you are applying to multiple scholarships, the commitment required can get out of hand quickly. You already have enough to worry about when preparing for your career!
That’s why a short, 500-word essay is all we ask for. We want to make it relatively easy to qualify and apply for the scholarship so we can extend this opportunity to as many deserving medical assistant students as possible.
As healthcare systems deal with an unprecedented level of demand, providers are looking for every opportunity to improve efficiencies, both on the the administrative and direct patient care sides of the business. Medical assistants are expected to be a big part of that.
We want to hear your thoughts on what this could mean for MAs, both in terms of expanded job duties and additional training.
Keep in mind that this is not a research essay. We’re looking for your thoughts and opinions on this important topic, so there are no wrong answers.
Submission Deadline for 2021
The application window is open until April 1, 2021.
We will accept and consider any qualifying submission that comes in by midnight on this date.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
The contest is open to recently accepted or currently enrolled student in a qualifying medical assistant program.
All current medical assistant students (2nd semester and beyond) must provide proof of having a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their most recently completed semester.
All recently accepted students looking forward to beginning their medical assistant program or those in their first semester, must provide proof of being accepted into a qualifying program, and proof of having a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final semester of their senior year in high school.
Scholarship Application Requirements
You will need to submit just four things to meet the scholarship application requirements:
- Complete application form with verifiably true and accurate information
- 100% original essay that addresses the topic described above (500 – 1,000 words)
- Proof of enrollment or acceptance to a qualifying medical assistant program (any medical assistant certificate, diploma, or associate program offered at an accredited school; must hold national or regional accreditation in good standing from an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the US Department of Education)
- Proof of meeting minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 in final semester of high school or most recently completed semester of post-secondary program (transcript summary or another verifiable document with school letterhead)
The application form, required documentation, and essay must all be submitted at the same time.
Any false or inaccurate information on the application form or plagiarized content on the essay would be grounds for immediate disqualification.
How Should You Use the Money?
There are no restrictions or requirements on how you spend the money. Once you receive the scholarship, it is yours to do with as you please: tuition, books, housing, food, etc.
Selecting the Winner
Our staff will review all applications and essays that meet the basic requirements and select a winner based strictly on the strength of the essay.
The essay topic is all about your personal experience and your own subjective thoughts and opinions. So naturally, there is some subjectivity to our selection process. This means that everyone with a qualifying GPA who is enrolled in or has been accepted to a qualifying program has an equal shot at winning, regardless of background, employment history, or extracurriculars. We feel this is the most equitable way to approach the selection process.
We know that all applicants are worthy of the award, but we’re limited to choosing just one winner per year.
We take your privacy seriously. All scholarship application information submitted will be used solely for the purpose of notifying the winner and dispersing funds.
Announcing the Winner
We will announce the winner of the 2021 OnlineMedicalAssistantPrograms.net $500 Essay Contest Scholarship within 30 days of the close of the application window on April 1, 2021.
We will start by contacting the winner by phone or email to deliver the good news. At that time, we will ask for proof of current enrollment and transcripts covering the period of time that passed since submitting the application. No further documentation would be required for students who submit their essay and application within the spring quarter/semester.
If the selected recipient is unable to supply the required documentation, or if the GPA has dropped below 3.0 since submitting the application, we reserve the right to rescind the award and give it to another applicant.
We will ask the winner to provide a picture of themselves along with a few words that we will publish right here on OnlineMedicalAssistantPrograms.net.
We will then make our official announcement to share the good news with our readers.
Paying Out the Award
We will make out a check for the full $500 award and send it directly to the winner in one lump payment immediately upon making our official announcement.
The winner is free to use the proceeds at their discretion to apply toward tuition, books, housing, or any other expenses they need to cover during their medical assistant program.
OnlineMedicalAssistantPrograms.net does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, religion, disability status or sexual orientation. All qualified applicants are given equal consideration and are assessed strictly based on the strength of their essay. It is at the sole discretion of our staff to select the applicant we feel best exemplifies the traits and values of a great master’s level business professional.
I’m Ready – How Do I Apply?
Click here to apply for the scholarship.