Osmosis Health Education Impact Scholarship

Thank you to the hundreds of students who applied for the second annual Osmosis Health Education Impact Scholarship. The results are in! Competition this year was extremely close. Each application we reviewed confirmed our belief that Osmosis learners truly are some of the most caring future health professionals out there. The future of healthcare is bright!

Stay tuned for future opportunities in summer 2021.

Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Winners

The recipient of our $5,000 Grand Prize is… Benjamin Curnett, who's an RN student from Regis University!

The five recipients of $1,000 prizes winners are:

  • Mirah-Aizza Galluego, PA student, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Dalton LaBarge, MD student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Ashly Okoli, Dental student, Texas A&M College of Dentistry
  • Victor Pereira, PA student, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Sarah Phan, DNP student, Columbia University School of Medicine
Thank you again to everyone who applied for this year’s round of the Osmosis Health Education Impact Scholarship—we hope you’ll consider applying again next year! Look out for interviews with each of our six prize winners in the coming weeks.

The Osmosis Values

Six core values inform everything Osmosis does to empower the world’s clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible. Share your story of how you plan to:

  • Start with the heart

  • Reach further

  • Imagine more

  • Open your arms

  • Spread joy

  • Have each others’ backs

Learn more about the Osmosis values

2020 Scholarship Applications are Closed

Scholarship FAQs

How long should the application take? 

The application is made up of a few questions and a short video. For the questionnaire, responses to each question should be no longer than 350 words. For the video, we estimate a response should take only about 3 minutes, but it should not exceed more than 5 minutes. With thoughtful consideration to the written and video prompts, we estimate 3–5 hours needed to complete the scholarship. The time it takes to thoughtfully complete the application will not affect your consideration. We are looking for complete and considerate responses. 

How do I receive my scholarship funds? 

Scholarship winners will be notified October 30, 2020 and will be asked to confirm receipt of the email and provide proof of enrollment in their health science program. Details regarding what constitutes proof of enrollment can be found in the official rules. We’ll work with the winners to arrange the award. As a reminder, you can be asked to show proof of expenditure. 

Can I apply to the scholarship if I applied last year?

We highly encourage you to apply to the scholarship again. Keep in mind that we’ve updated the questions, so approach it with a fresh perspective—we will not be accepting videos that were submitted as part of prior years’ applications. Also consider the eligibility requirements in applying for the scholarship. Only currently enrolled or those expected to enroll as first years are eligible to apply. 

Can I apply to the scholarship if I have previously won the scholarship? 

Prior winners are ineligible to reapply. There are simply too many other deserving candidates to “re-win” this limited capacity award! 

I am a US citizen, but attend school in the Carribean. Do I qualify? 

Yes, US citizens attending a health professional school in the Carribean are eligible to apply.

When will I hear back from you?

You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your application submission. We will notify everyone on or before October 30, 2020. 

Do I need to have an Osmosis account to apply?

Yes, you just need to have a free Osmosis account to send a spread joy card. No purchase is necessary.

Read the official rules