Respiratory Therapy Scholarships

Specialized Training Earns You A Good Job in Healthcare

Respiratory therapists treat patients who have trouble breathing properly. Most of your clients will have serious lung conditions like asthma, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. You will learn how to remove secretions from the lungs, administer respiratory aids like medicated vapor and oxygen, and operate a ventilator.

Respiratory therapists work in hospitals, health clinics, and nursing homes, or travel to clients’ houses in order to provide care. As the American population continues to age, trained therapists will be in ever-increasing demand. The scholarships you see below represent a sample of the financial aid available for this type of professional education.

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State University of New York Upstate Medical University

The State University of New York Upstate Medical University offers four scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Health Professions’ respiratory therapy training program:

Georgia State University

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University provides the following scholarships to its respiratory therapy students:

North Dakota State University

The Respiratory Care division of North Dakota State University’s Allied Sciences program offers a number of scholarships to its students. Here are three of your choices:

Scholarships From Private Organizations

American Respiratory Care Foundation

The American Respiratory Care Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), has established six Education Recognition Awards for undergraduates learning respiratory therapy. All of them include a certificate and payment of expenses for attending the annual AARC Congress. Here are details on each of them:

Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care

The Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care, which is affiliated with AARC, distributes scholarships to both undergraduates (seven awards of $1,000 each in 2012) and graduate students (three $1,500 awards). You will need to contact the group for further information on how to apply.

Virginia Society for Respiratory Care

The Virginia Society for Respiratory Care, which was founded as a regional branch of the AARC, also provides financial aid for students seeking to enter the profession. The Leslee Harris Smith Scholarship benefits an actively licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in Virginia. You must belong to the AARC/VSRC to apply and submit both a cover letter and a PowerPoint presentation describing your qualifications for the award.