Who couldn't use a little extra cash for their studies? Here, we'll show you a few massage therapy scholarships that will help you work out your financial kinks. Good luck!
Cortiva Institute The Cortiva Institute has several locations throughout the country and offers its students two special massage therapy scholarships. One is known as the Founders' Scholarship, which is a $1,000 award representing the ideals and work of the Cortiva Institute founders. In other words, the students have a strong drive and dedication to a career in massage therapy. The other scholarship is a partnership between the Cortiva Institute and Massage Magazine; each year, a massage therapy student recieves a $500 award. Both awards are only available for first-time enrolling students.
For more information, visit: http://www.cortiva.com/massage-school-scholarships/College-Scholarship.aspx Massage Therapy Foundation The Massage Therapy Foundation provides grants for massage therapy research that is meant to enhance knowledge of the field. The Massage Therapy Foundation looks for individuals who already have experience in research. The grants range from $1,000 to $30,000 for a 12-month period. If research is what you desire, then this is certainly a great opportunity.
For more information visit: http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/grants_research.html
MTTI-Wellspring Center for Natural Health & Wellness The MTTI-Wellspring Center for Natural Health & Wellness offers students a variety of massage therapy scholarships. They generally require two letters of recommendation, as well as a resume. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000, depending on which award you apply for. Some of the scholarships are based on financial need, such as the T. Oglesby Founders Award. Another award is based on academics and addresses the topic of "Why I want to become a massage therapist." All deadlines for MTTI-Wellspring massage therapy scholarships are seven days prior to the beginning of classes.
For more information visit: http://www.mymassagecareer.com/index.msp/page/ScholarshipRequirements JoyLife Therapeutics If you're planning on attending massage therapy school by August 2010, then the JoyLife Chair Ambassador Scholarship may be right for you. Students who are specializing in chair massage and have a deep interest in the field are perfect candidates for this scholarship, which will award one student $1,000 to be applied to their massage therapy studies.
For more information, visit: http://www.joylifetherapeutics.com/s/chair-massage/
Bastyr University The Licensed Massage Therapist Scholarship from Bastyr University awards $1,500 to a student in good academic standing who already has their massage therapy degree from an accredited massage therapy school. The scholarship is renewable, provided that the student still meets the requirements. All incoming undergraduate students majoring in natural health sciences or exercise science and wellness, with a massage therapy background, will be considered for this scholarship and there is no need to fill out a separate application.
For more information visit: http://www.bastyr.edu/admissions/info/finaid.asp?cat=ug&jump=1⊂=1
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund The Jeannette Rankin Scholarship is a great opportunity for low-income women over 35 who are returning to school to pursue various career paths. This scholarship allows these women to pursue their associate or first bachelor's degree or attend a technical or vocational school. So it's perfect for women who are interested in a massage therapy career. There were 78 grants awarded in 2006 to recipients in the amount of $2,000.
For more information visit: http://www.rankinfoundation.org/
American College Massage School, Inc. Students who are graduating high school this year and planning to attend the American College Massage School right after graduation are eligible for this $500 scholarship. This scholarship program is regulated by the state of Indiana and requires students to submit a 750-word essay for award consideration.
For more information visit: http://www.acmcollege.com/scholarship.html
The Ricky Williams Scholarship This scholarship is named for the famous Miami Dolphins football player, Ricky Williams, who has spent time studying massage techniques in India. It's for students of the Acupuncture Massage College who exhibit a commitment to massage therapy and academic excellence. Eligibility is based on age (you must be at least 25), heritage (you must be of African-American descent), and academics (you must maintain a 3.0 GPA and have a high school diploma).
For more information visit: http://www.amcollege.edu/rickywilliams.htm
Access to Education Scholarship Program Sponsored by BIOTONE, this scholarship program partner with Whitney Lowe and gives out six scholarships to massage therapist who may have limited access to continuing education. The scholarship is valid for OMERI's e-Learning program, which is a top-notch program in orthopedic massage. In order to be eligible to apply you must already have your massage therapy license and limited access to a continuing education program.
For more information visit: http://www.biotone.com/?s=scholarship&p=lowe
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