Hey guys. MHEC has posted the 2011-2012 transfer scholarship applications. If you are not in the know. The DSCCT is a highly competitive merit based scholarship for MD students that have 60 credits or an AA from a MD comm college. It's GPA based, regardless of need. The min to apply is a 3.0, but remember that the moolah goes to the students with the highest GPA's first and works it's way down. The last year my advisor had info on was 2008 where the cutoff was 3.93, but every year is different and since we need high grades to get into nursing programs anyways, I am sure alot of us are in the running for this 3k scholarship (I'd say a 3.7 and up has a good enough chance to make it worth while to spend the money on the official transcripts that are part of the app).
Jan 16, '11
So I really hope alot of you are taking a look at what I posted and checking it out without posting. As of 2008 (again the reports in edu are delayed, just like all reports) only 17 nursing students (out of 290) have obtained this scholarship, and I know we are a much stronger group then the student population as a whole, so please google MHEC and if you meet the requirements apply. You dont have to be done with your degree or 60 credits to apply, you just have to have one of those before August 1st. And of course have acceptance to an MD program (which I think might just be the hardest part of this application).
Between this aid and the American Op Tax credit (the 1st 2k of edu expenses are refunded dollar for dollar and the next 2k are refunded 25 cents on the dollar), even students that have a high EFC can have a large chunk of their nursing education paid for.
Again, best of luck to you all.
Last edit by Student4_life on Jan 16, '11
: Reason: Addition of second paragraph