Everyday we work with students who have plans to continue their education to pursue a future in a health profession. Whether they want to be a doctor, speech pathologist, dentist, or pharmacist, they have hard path ahead of them and we would like to make it a little easier. Each year we will be giving one grand prize winner $1000, and one runner up $200.

How to enter:

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. Attach a copy of an updated resume.
  3. Attach a copy of an unofficial transcript (min 3.0 GPA required for consideration)
  4. Copy and paste your essay submission into the form (strict 500 word limit is enforced).

Essay Prompt:

In 500 words or less, describe a recent moment in your life that re-affirmed your desire to pursue a career in the health professions.

Prize Details:

Grand Prize: $1,000

Runner Up: $200

Submissions are due by January 31, 2017. We will choose winners and distribute the scholarships by check no later than February 28, 2017. Note: We will alert the winners only; please no emails or calls.


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Next Step Test Preparation will award 2 checks to chosen winners for $1,000 and $200. Offer is open only to undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. One submission per person. Submissions for the 2017 scholarship must be received by midnight, January 31, 2017. Next Step staff will choose winners based on dedication to the health professions and academic record. Offer void where prohibited.