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Radiologic Sciences Grant Opportunity

Avila University provides students with an unparalleled education with strong results. In the last five years, more than 90% of Avila University radiologic science students have passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification and registration on their first attempt and 100% of Avila radiologic science graduates have a job within six months of graduation.

With our proven track record for success, Avila University has received the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to offer 5 new freshman students a scholarship of up to $30,000 to assist in covering tuition, room and board. This opportunity allows students to focus on their education and limit the amount of loan debt needed to take on. This scholarship is valid for the academic year of 2019-2020. 

How do I apply?

  • Apply and become admitted to Avila University: Apply Now
  • Submit the scholarship application form.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1st of your senior year. Include Avila’s school code: 002449. 
  • Submit a one-page essay in response to one of the two questions below to Admission: 

    Why are you choosing to pursue a degree in Radiologic Science and how do you plan to use your education to live out the Avila University mission?  

    Why are you choosing to pursue a degree in Radiologic Science, and how do you plan to use your education to make an impact on the global/local community (live out the Avila University mission)?

The Avila University Mission: Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning, which provides a liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare student for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

In alignment with the HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students guidelines, these students will be new incoming first year students:

(1) from a disadvantaged background;

(2) have financial need for the scholarship; 

(3) be enrolled full-time at Avila University in the Radiologic Science program; and

(4) students must meet certain U.S. citizenship or residency requirements.

*Avila determines a student’s disadvantaged background based on income level or first-generation status. Financial need is defined as a family with an annual income below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Preference will be given to students/families experiencing severe financial hardship. Students must declare Radiologic Science as their major. This scholarship will continue to be awarded as long as students maintain a grade point average of 2.5 and continues in the Radiologic Science program.

Notification of this special award will be made to students no later than the end of January. 

Disclaimer: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under award number T08HP30208-01-00 and Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students amount of $1,526,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Student Success Support

At Avila University, we want to ensure your success into your chosen career. We have support services that assist in a variety of ways and encourage all students who receive this HRSA grant to also apply for our Inspire to Achieveprogram.

Avila has a student chapter Lambda Nu, a national honor society for junior and senior radiologic and imaging sciences students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher. Learn more about Lambda Nu.

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), a national pre-health professions honor society, allow students interested in the health professions to explore career opportunities by sponsoring speakers, going on field trips and holding social events on and off campus. Learn more about AED.


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