Medical Assistants Recognition Day is observed on Wednesday of the third business week in October. One of the fastest-growing careers in the nation, medical assistants make medical offices run more smoothly and are instrumental in overall quality of patient care.
Medical assistants are health professionals who support the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. Their responsibilities can include both administrative and clinical duties. Depending on the type and size of the facility, what state, certifications available and the laws affected by where they work, medical assistants can play a variety of roles.
On Medical Assistant’s Recognition Day, take time to thank these healthcare professionals for their dedication.
LET’S LOOK AT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL MAJORS!
R&D Systems Scholarship Application Spring 2019
The R&D Systems Scholarship Program will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester.
The Maxine Williams Scholarship Fund – $1,000 and a single-year membership with the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
AAMA is a society dedicated to the continued education, certification, professional networking and career advancement of medical assistants. This funding opportunity was established in the memory of Maxine Williams, the founder of the AAMA. To meet the medical assistant scholarship requirements, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in a medical assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Students should not contact the AAMA directly regarding an application form for this medical assistant scholarship. Instead, students must speak with medical assisting program directors at their respective academic institutions to obtain an application.
Program directors at CAAHEP-accredited schools are expected to work together with students to complete the application form, which is available on the AAMA website.
The AMT offers five need-based scholarships per year ― each one valued at $500 ― to students who plan to pursue careers in the healthcare industry. Two more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students and winners of the AMT technical writing contest, respectively.
The awards are a bit more restrictive than others on this list: applicants must be in high school and must pursue a course of study certified by the AMT ― medical assistant programs are certified.
The form for AMT awards can be found here.
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