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Swedish Institute offers numerous scholarships. Some are designed to help students as they begin their college careers; others are awarded as they progress in their program.

Most of our scholarships honor individuals who are no longer with us and who made outstanding contributions to the development of the institution, or whose lives exemplified the ideals of education in today’s world. The following is a description of all scholarships offered at Swedish Institute.

Institutional Scholarships

  • Patricia J. Eckardt Scholarship – This scholarship honors the memory of “Mrs. E,” who was a former President and Director of the Institute, as well as a remarkable woman and a great humanitarian. This scholarship is open to any undergraduate student enrolled in one of the college’s degree programs. ($1,000, renewable annually.)
  • President’s Scholarship – This scholarship recognizes academic achievement in matriculating students enrolled in any one of the college’s certificate programs. ($500 maximum, renewable annually.)

Departmental Scholarships

  • Jennifer A. Plumhoff Scholarship – This scholarship honors the memory of Jennifer Plumhoff, a long-time faculty member who was instrumental in developing the Off-Site Internship component of the Massage Therapy program. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in the Massage Therapy degree program. ($1,000 renewable in subsequent academic year(s), providing criteria are met.)
  • Theodore A. Melander Scholarship – This scholarship honors the memory of Swedish Institute’s founder, Theodore A. Melander. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in the Advanced Personal Training degree program. ($1,000 renewable in subsequent academic years, providing criteria are met.)
  • Richard G. Gilbert Scholarship – This scholarship honors a long-time friend and benefactor of Swedish Institute and former president of the Denoyer-Geppert Science Company, Richard G. Gilbert. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in the Surgical Technologist degree program. ($1,000 renewable in subsequent academic year(s), providing criteria are met.)
  • Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship is open to students enrolled in the Registered Nursing degree program. ($1,000 renewable in subsequent academic year(s), providing criteria are met.)
  • Marissa Alp Scholarship – This scholarship honors the memory of Marissa Alp, a young woman and dedicated high school teacher in the Bronx who died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition. This scholarship is open to students in the Medical Assisting degree program. ($1,000 renewable in subsequent academic year(s), providing criteria are met.)

Swedish Institute’s scholarship committee reviews applications for Institutional and Departmental scholarships and makes all award decisions. More detailed information concerning eligibility, GPA requirements, Essay Topics and procedures is available on the Scholarship Application Form when published.

Alumni Scholarships

  • Swedish Gymnastics Scholarship – The Swedish Gymnastics Scholarship will award a maximum of $3,000 to all graduates of the Massage Therapy degree program who are enrolled in the Personal Training Certificate program. Open to graduates of Swedish Institute’s Massage Therapy degree program. ($3,000 renewable in subsequent academic year/s providing the criteria are met.)
  • Swedish Institute Massage Therapy ScholarshipOpen to graduates of Swedish Institute’s Advanced Personal Training or Personal Training programs. This $3,000 scholarship is to be administered in equal amounts per semester for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $3,000.)
    • Criteria:
      • Must be a graduate of either the Advanced Personal Training or Personal Training program at Swedish Institute who has fulfilled all obligations to the college.
      • Must provide letter of recommendation from the dean or designee of the APT program.
  • Swedish Institute Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant ScholarshipOpen to graduates of Swedish Institute’s Medical Billing and Coding program. This $3,000 scholarship is to be administered in equal amounts per quarter for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $3,000.)
    • Criteria:
      • Must be a graduate of the Medical Billing and Coding program at Swedish institute who has fulfilled all obligations to the college.
      • Must provide letter of recommendation from the program director or designee of the Medical Billing and Coding program.

 

Professional Scholarships

  • Advanced Personal Training (APT) Fit Pro Scholarship – Open to current personal trainers, yoga and Pilates instructors, and employees of fitness clubs.
    • Current Personal Trainers: This $10,000 scholarship is to be administered in equal amounts per semester for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $10,000.)
    • Yoga and Pilates Instructors: This $10,000 scholarship is to be administered in equal amounts per semester for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $10,000.)
    • Current Employees of Fitness Centers (excluding Personal Trainers): This $5,000 is to be administered in equal amounts per semester for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $5,000.)
      • Criteria:
        • Must be currently employed at a licensed fitness center.
        • Must obtain a letter of recommendation from employer.
        • Personal interview with program dean or designate.
  • Personal Training (PT) Fit Pro Scholarship – Open to current personal trainers, yoga and Pilates instructors, and employees of fitness clubs.
    • Current Personal Trainers: This $10,000 scholarship is to be administered in equal amounts per semester for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $10,000.)
    • Yoga and Pilates Instructors: This $10,000 scholarship is to be administered in equal amounts per semester for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $10,000.)
    • Current Employees of Fitness Centers (excluding personal trainers): This $5,000 is to be administered in equal amounts per semester for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $5,000.)
      • Criteria:
        • Must be currently employed at a licensed fitness center.
        • Must obtain a letter of recommendation from employer.
        • Personal interview with program dean or designate.
  • Swedish Institute Medical Billing and Coding Scholarship – Open to applicants to the program who have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution. This $5,000 scholarship is to be administered in equal amounts per quarter for active students in good standing. (Award not to exceed $5,000.)
    • Criteria:
      • Must possess an earned bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution.
      • Must provide letter of recommendation.
  • Swedish Institute Massage Therapy Scholarship (Note: This scholarship is available for the May 2017 start date only.) Open to applicants to the Massage Therapy Program who have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution. Up to $10,000 scholarship to be administered in equal amounts per term for active students in good standing.  Award not to exceed $10,000. Final amount of award will be determined by demonstrated need.  In all cases, scholarship will pay part of student’s outstanding tuition obligation, but not all of it.  A payment plan for the remaining tuition balance will be established, and scholarship is contingent on applicant’s agreement to this payment plan.
    • Criteria:
      • Must possess an earned bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution.
      • Must provide letter of recommendation.

Amount

Institutional and Departmental Scholarships have an award of $1,000 which will be divided by the remaining number of terms in that academic year, and the amount will be applied to the tuition due for each of the remaining terms. The scholarship will be renewed in the following academic year providing student maintains the required GPA and any other academic requirements of the scholarship are met. Maximum total award for any one scholarship will be $2,000.

The President’s scholarship will award a maximum of $500 to one student enrolled in any eligible Certificate program. Award procedure is the same as for the degree: the award will be divided by the remaining number of terms in the academic year and the amount will be applied to the tuition due for each of the remaining terms. The scholarship will be renewed in the following academic year providing the student maintains the required GPA and any other academic requirements of the scholarship are met.

Institutional and Departmental Scholarship awards are made by a scholarship committee. More detailed information concerning eligibility, GPA requirements, essay topics and procedures is available on the Scholarship Application Form when published. Please see the Financial Aid Office for details.

Alumni Scholarships are awarded based upon successful completion of Swedish Institute’s Medical Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy, and Personal Training programs. More detailed information may be obtained from the Admissions Department. The scholarship award will be divided by the number of terms in the academic program. The amount will be applied to the tuition due for each term. The scholarship will be renewed in the following academic year providing the student maintains the required satisfactory academic requirements. Alumni Scholarships will not exceed the original awarded amount. Alumni Scholarships must be applied for prior to the start of the program.

Professional Scholarships: Information on the Advanced Personal Training (APT) Fit Pro Scholarship, Personal Training (PT) Fit Pro Scholarship, Swedish Institute’s Medical Billing and Coding Scholarship and Swedish Institute’s Massage Scholarship may be obtained from the Admissions Department. The scholarship award will be divided by the number of terms in the academic program. The amount will be applied to the tuition due for each term the student is enrolled in. The scholarship will be renewed in the following academic year providing the student maintains all academic requirements. Professional scholarships will not exceed the original awarded amount. Professional Scholarships must be applied for prior to the start of the program.

 

Eligibility Requirements for all Scholarships

  • Applicant must complete a scholarship application to be considered for a scholarship award.
  • Applicant may qualify for only one scholarship from the “Professional” or “Alumni” category towards tuition and fees.
  • Applicant may use the scholarship to cover only tuition and fees. The scholarship funds will not cover non-institutional charges.
  • Applicant must meet all criteria set forth to apply for certain scholarships.
  • Applicant must fulfill all admission, academic, and financial aid obligations and be in good standing with his/her cash payment plan or private loan funding prior to scholarship disbursement.
  • If the amount of the scholarship is included as estimated financial assistance in the Student Funding Plan, it is the student’s responsibility to complete and return the scholarship application. A scholarship is not considered awarded until officially approved, confirmed by the Director of Financial Aid.
  • Scholarships are awarded based upon student status and credits scheduled for the upcoming academic year. The institution will prorate the award for those students who change their enrollment level, reducing credits attempted. This includes, but is not limited to: transfer from day to evening classes, withdrawal from class (no attendance), withdrawal from school, schedule gap, and leave of absence.
  • At the time of award disbursement, the student must be actively attending class. The student forfeits any undisbursed awards. The institution will not accelerate funds scheduled for future disbursement for students withdrawing from the institution.
  • Recipients are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the institution’s catalog.
  • Recipients are expected to maintain their approved scholarship’s eligibility requirements throughout the academic year. Awards will be revoked or prorated at the time a student no longer meets the scholarship’s requirements for eligibility.
  • Any portion of scholarships which have contributed to a credit balance on the student account ledger card will be returned to the institution’s scholarship fund at the end of the current academic period.