Women's Auxiliary Scholarship

The Women's Auxiliary at Children's offers educational assistance for nursing and allied health students who are registered for, or currently enrolled in, an accredited program. A limited number of students may receive up to $1,000 per semester to cover tuition, student fees and books. Assistance also is available for specific certificate programs, determined on a per-program basis, up to the equivalent of $1,000 per semester. Educational assistance is granted and paid on a per-semester basis.

Requirements

Students or prospective students of accredited nursing or allied health programs may submit applications if they:

Are junior or senior level, full- or part-time, or have been accepted for admission to an accredited program.
Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or cumulative 3.0 prior to being accepted into an accredited program.
To receive assistance for a second or succeeding semester, a student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and submit a request no later than 30 days before the next semester. An official transcript must be submitted at the end of each semester.

Service Conditions

Students will be asked to sign agreements to work full time for 12 months at Children's for each academic year they receive educational assistance, or six months for each semester.

If recipients are offered employment with Children's, but decline the position, they will be obligated to repay the full amount plus interest calculated at the current prime interest rate at the time the offer is declined.
Upon completion of the screening process, if recipients are not offered employment with Children's, they will be obligated to repay the full amount plus interest.
If positions are not available at the time of graduation, employment offers may be extended up to six months. If positions are not available within six months, recipients do not need to repay the educational assistance.
Repayment plans will be authorized on an individual basis. The duration of repayment will not exceed four years.

Application Process

To apply, candidates should submit the following information:

Women's Auxiliary Scholarship application (PDF).
A one-page abstract stating why the student is pursuing a career in his/her chosen field, why he/she is considering the field of pediatrics and how he/she will support the mission of Children's – "To Make Life Better for Children" through his/her career.
Transcripts from most recent semester of school.
Two reference letters, one from an instructor.

Applications should be directed to:

Children's Medical Center Dallas
Attn.: Career Services/Human Resources
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, Texas 75235

Application Deadlines

June 30, for Fall semester
October 31, for Spring semester