Mary Free Bed Guild Minority Scholarship Application for Annual Scholarship Program

The Mary Free Bed Guild has established annual scholarships for minority students pursuing degrees in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, therapeutic recreation, neuropsychology, or orthotics/prosthetics.. An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship for education-related expenses if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts will vary depending on individual needs. Application deadline: April 1

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Black or African American, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in chosen area of study)
  • Currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in a nursing, therapeutic recreation, orthotics or prosthetics program, graduate level physical therapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychology or speech language pathology program
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community services, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
  • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
  • Applicants must have a permanent residency in one of the following counties: Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun
  • Citizen of the United States
Learn More Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Residents of select west Michigan counties