The Heart of
Healthcare Scholarship

Full-Tuition Scholarship Opportunity for All Healthcare Partner Employees

National University and Workforce Education Solutions are pleased to announce a full-tuition scholarship** available to employees of our current Healthcare Partner Organizations.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Be a full-time employee at any Healthcare Partner for a minimum of two consecutive years
  • Be in good standing with their employer
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working in the healthcare field
  • Be a U.S. citizen or resident

To maintain scholarship eligibility, applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher in their bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. All courses affiliated with this scholarship must meet degree program requirements. The scholarship does not apply to repeated courses. Additionally, the awardee must continue employment at the partner organization for the duration of the scholarship and must not take a break in classes lasting longer than three months.

Application Components:

  • 40%: Two essay prompts
  • 30%: Three recommendation letters
  • 30%: Zoom interview (top five candidates)
  • Recipients must complete all three for eligibility.

Application Process:

Complete online application

  • Submit three letters of recommendation: at least one from a supervisor and two from colleagues currently working in the medical field.
  • Submit a maximum 500-word essay that answers each of the following prompts:
  1. Why should you be selected for a scholarship? Please describe any academic achievements, community service activities, examples of leadership, or other personal characteristics that make you deserving of this scholarship.
  2. How will this degree shape your short- and long-term personal and professional career goals?

Based on the criteria mentioned above, the top five candidates will be invited to interview with the selection committee.

Considerations:

Employees of our current healthcare partners who meet eligibility requirements must enroll to start classes between May 1, 2022 and August 1, 2022. The awardees of the scholarship will be announced August 19, 2022.

Why Choose National University?

  • Adult Focused for 50 Years: National University has been dedicated to providing accessible, achievable higher education to hard-working adults since 1971.
  • 4-Week Courses: Start sooner and finish faster with four-week courses, monthly start dates, and year-round enrollment.
  • 75+ Degree Programs: Choose from career-focused associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs designed to help you pursue your purpose and make an impact in your community.
  • Online or On-site: Study options designed to fit into your busy schedule.
  • Regionally Accredited: WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation means your education meets high standards and is transferable.
  • Veteran-Founded Nonprofit: National University is proud to be San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

About National University

Founded in 1971, National University is among the largest private nonprofit universities in California. With more than 185,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Three schools — the College of Letters and Sciences, Sanford College of Education, and the College of Professional Studies — offer more than 75 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials. Programs are offered at locations throughout California and are also available online. National University is headquartered in San Diego, California.

*National University, a California-based institution, makes continual efforts to comply with state authorization regulations governing out-of-state educational activities and to obtain required approvals. Since these regulations vary by state and change over time, all National University programs are not available to students in every state.

For More Information

Please email [email protected].

**Program Exclusions: Pre-licensure nursing, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), all doctoral degrees, workforce training and development certifications, and radiation therapy programs are not eligible for this scholarship. Other offer restrictions may apply.


Heart of Health Care Scholarship Terms & Conditions April 2022

Workforce Education Solutions (WES) and National University (“NU”) is proud to offer the Heart of Healthcare Scholarship. This scholarship will award one (1) recipient a 100% tuition discount for the duration of their program. All eligible students that apply, submit the application components according to the requirements and begin a program between May 1 and August 1, 2022 will be eligible for consideration. Applications must be submitted before July 2, 2022.

NU reserves the right to modify, revise, or update these Terms and Conditions from time to time, as necessary. Although NU may attempt to notify prospective and current applicants when such changes are made to these Terms and Conditions, applicants should periodically review the most up-to-date version found at https://www.nu.edu/admissions/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/the-heart-of-healthcare-scholarship/. NU may, in its sole discretion, change or discontinue this scholarship opportunity at any time. Applicants’ submissions serve as acknowledgment and acceptance to these Terms and Conditions, including any subsequent modifications, as stated. Nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered eligible for the Heart of Healthcare Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Begin a new eligible degree program between May 1 and August 1, 2022. Ineligible programs are Pre-licensure Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), all doctoral degrees, workforce training and development certifications, and radiation therapy programs.
  • Be a full-time employee at any Healthcare Care System Partner and have been employed for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years.
  • Be in good standing with their employer.
  • Submit a Heart of Health Care Scholarship application (as detailed below) by July 2, 2022.
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in advance of submitting their application.
  • Meet all admissions requirements of NU.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or resident.
  • Once enrolled, scholarship recipient must not receive or be eligible to receive a total of 100% or more tuition reimbursement from any source(s) including but not limited to: corporate reimbursement or discount, preferred tuition rate, other scholarships and/or private scholarships, except for Veteran’s Administration GI benefits, Veteran’s Administration Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits, military tuition assistance and Title IV financial aid funding (“Financial Eligibility”). Not be a current NU student nor have enrolled or otherwise attempted to complete or completed any previous NU credits or programs. Applicants are subject to financial verification by NU.

ESSAY TOPICS

  • Why should you be selected for a scholarship? Please describe any academic achievements, community service activities, examples of leadership, or other personal characteristics that make you deserving of this scholarship.
  • How will this degree shape your short- and long-term personal and professional career goals?

APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND REQUIREMENTS

  • To be considered, applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation: at least one from a supervisor and two (2) from colleagues currently working in the medical field. Applicants must also submit one (1) 300 to 500 word response that addresses both of the essay topics. Submissions must be submitted at https://www.nu.edu/admissions/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/the-heart-of-healthcare-scholarship/ by July 2, 2022. Any knowingly duplicate submissions will disqualify all submissions from an applicant.
  • Essays must be original work. Quotations or attributions must be cited.
  • Essays must not contain material that is illegal, invasive, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing on intellectual property rights, or privacy rights or otherwise contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

By submitting an application to the Heart of Health Care Scholarship, an applicant: (i) agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions, as may be modified, revised, updated, or terminated by NU in its sole discretion, (ii) represents and warrants that their entry is original, not previously published, and not infringing on another’s intellectual property rights, and (iii) any violation of the submission requirements or any other term or condition herein, will result in disqualification from submission and or award, if any.

The selected essays may, in NU’s discretion, be shared publicly, including but not limited to, posted at: http://NU.edu/tuition-and-admissions/grants-and-scholarships and other parts of the NU.edu website, social media accounts, and/or NU promotional materials. NU reserves the right to remove essays without prior notice, including if properly notified that an essay infringes on another’s intellectual property or privacy rights.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • The recipients of this scholarship will be selected by the NU scholarship selection committee, consisting of representatives from NU and according to the processes and procedures used in connection with the selection of scholarship recipients for all NU scholarships, as such are updated from time to time. Non-faculty members may assist in the selection committee process on a case-by-case basis and in NU’s sole discretion.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit a completed application along with all the supporting documentation, which must be received on or before the deadline specified. NU and the scholarship selection committee accept no responsibility for incomplete applications, applications not in proper form, lost applications, or any other submission in exception to the instructions.
  • The scholarship award will be based on the selection committee’s choice of submitted essays and letters of recommendation in the first instance, followed by the Zoom interview and confirmation of the selected applicant’s Financial Eligibility.
  • Scholarship selection shall not be made regarding race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
  • The decision of the scholarship selection committee is final and not subject to a review process.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS AND RELEASES

  • Any necessary determination, or clarification, as to the interpretation or to the application of a particular term shall be made by NU in its sole discretion. NU reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate, suspend or make any changes or modifications to these Terms and Conditions of the Heart of Health Care Scholarship, including, but not limited to, the eligibility criteria, the selection process, the deadline dates, and the award.
  • By submitting an essay to the Heart of Health Care Scholarship, an applicant agrees:
    • To release, indemnify and hold harmless NU and its employees, officers, trustees, affiliates, agents, representatives, assigns, licensees, designees, and all persons acting under NU’s permission or authority (collectively, “NU Parties”), from any and all claims, liabilities, losses and damages of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, including without limitation court costs, attorneys’ fees, and any expenses and damages that may be incurred from (i) their application materials, including the essay, which includes but is not limited to infringement upon or other violations of the copyright, trademark, privacy, reputational, publicity, or proprietary rights of any third party, defamation, rights of publicity or invasion of privacy, or (ii) acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the Heart of Health Care Scholarship award, participation in the application process and/or representations made by the applicant or recipient.
    • To grant NU a sole, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicensable, transferable right to use, display, print, publish, reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit, create derivative works from, promote and provide access to your name, application materials, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, essay, statements and/or biographical information for publicity, promotional, and educational purposes, in any media now known or hereafter invented, without compensation or notification, except as prohibited by law.
    • To waive all moral rights in the application materials, including the essay.
    • To waive all claims to any compensation by the NU Parties.
  • NU and its employees, officers, trustees, affiliates, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this scholarship, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting of these Terms and Conditions, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any Heart of Health Care Scholarship. NU may correct any such errors in its sole discretion.
  • NU makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the Heart of Health Care Scholarship. Acceptance, participation in and/or use of the Heart of Health Care Scholarship is at an applicant’s sole risk and NU is not responsible for any damages whatsoever including special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of the Heart of Health Care Scholarship.
  • NU is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or unintelligible entries, including entries not received because of interrupted or unavailable network services, failed communications networks or equipment, computer hardware or software, or other errors or malfunctions, whether human, mechanical or electronic.
  • Should NU, in its sole discretion, determine that the Heart of Health Care Scholarship submission, selection, or any other process has been compromised by virus, bugs, tampering, disruptions, hackers, or other causes beyond its control, NU reserves the right to void suspect entries, disqualify applicants suspected to be involved, and/or terminate such selection or other process and choose the awardees in a fair and reasonable manner from among all eligible entries submitted prior to such termination. All decisions of NU are final.
  • Regardless of any action taken by NU pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, nothing shall prohibit NU from seeking any other lawful remedies to which NU may be entitled in the event any representations or releases made by the Scholarship applicant or recipient are false.
  • Award Use
    • Scholarships that are awarded to the recipients may only be credited to their accounts and used to assist with the payment of their tuition in an eligible program and are not redeemable in cash.
    • This scholarship does not have a cash value and will not be used to exceed the value of 100% tuition under any circumstances..
    • No student will receive more than one (1) Heart of Health Care Scholarship.
    • No student will receive more than one offer of assistance from NU, such as other scholarships, grants, technology awards, or preferred tuition rates.
    • Any Scholarship funds that are awarded may not be used for the purchase of books, any fees that may be applicable to their degree program, room and board, or outside materials (computers, internet service etc.).
  • For applicants using Federal Financial Aid (FFA), the applicant understands that a scholarship award is financial assistance and counts toward the student’s cost of attendance. As such, the amount of FFA available to the student may be impacted. The Student Financial Services team will conduct a financial review of all Scholarship winners and articulate any changes needed to the respective recipients.
  • Any courses accepted as transfer from another school to an NU degree plan will only reduce the necessary coursework required to complete a degree at NU and will not result in any additional unused scholarship funds.
  • Courses taken under the Scholarship may be recorded against the student’s calendar year 1098-T.

MAINTAINING ELIGIBILITY

  • All existing student policies located in the NU Catalog and these Terms and Conditions must be adhered to while the recipient is a student at NU.
  • For the duration of the award, recipients must be succeeding in their degree program. The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • For the duration of the award, recipients must continue employment at the Health Care System Partner.
  • Recipients must not take a break in classes lasting longer than three (3) months.
  • Should a Scholarship recipient withdraw or be dismissed from NU prior to disbursement of all Scholarship funds awarded to them, the balance of the tuition funds awarded, but not disbursed, will be terminated and will not be available to the student for future courses.
  • If a Scholarship recipient withdraws from a course or receives a non-passing grade, the cost to retake the course later will not be discounted by the Heart of Health Care Scholarship.
  • Scholarship funds may only be applied to courses in the recipient’s original academic program following award of the scholarship. Scholarship funds are not otherwise transferable. NU reserves the right to waive scholarship transferability to a new academic program on a case-by-case basis.