Scholarships and Awards

Georgia State University Foundation Scholarships
Check deadlines and apply.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
Female students will be selected based on demonstrated financial need, scholastic ability and must reside in one of nine southern states. This is for students currently accepted in the RT program, pre-respiratory therapy students are not eligible for this scholarship. Both undergraduate and graduate RT students should apply. Fall and Spring Award

Maymi Walker Chandler Memorial Scholarship
To provide scholarships to female GSU students who are legal residents of Georgia

Students in the School of Nursing will be considered first, but the scholarships may be awarded to students in any program, including Respiratory Therapy in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. Fall Award

The Daniel J. Sansone Memorial Scholarship
To provide scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in nursing or respiratory therapy with preference given to pediatrics. Nursing and RT undergraduate students. Fall Award

State Scholarships
Deadlines and apply.

Russell David Rivard, RRT
The Russell David Rivard Scholarship is based upon academic and financial need. It will be awarded to a Respiratory Therapy student currently enrolled in the University System of Georgia Colleges. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Russell David Rivard who died of cystic fibrosis. February 1

James Ancil Lewis, RRT
The James Ancil Lewis Scholarship will be awarded to a Respiratory Therapy student currently enrolled in the University System of Georgia Colleges. This memorial scholarship will be awarded based primarily upon Academic performance and secondarily upon financial need. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of James Ancil Lewis. February 1

Emergency funding opportunities
Georgia State University’s Office of Financial Aid and the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions – Dean’s Office, provide services and funding opportunities for students that are going through unforeseen financial emergencies that will prevent them from graduation. Grants, scholarships and loans are some of the possibilities to explore.  Please contact Dr. Doug Gardenhire at dgardenhire@gsu.edu for more specific information.

Undergraduate Scholarships: Education Recognition Awards
Deadlines and apply.

Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Memorial Education Recognition Award
Awarded to a student currently enrolled in an accredited respiratory care education program. Preference given to candidates from Georgia and South Carolina. June 1

Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award
Awarded to a student currently enrolled in an accredited respiratory care education program. Preference given to candidates of minority origin. June 1

NBRC/AMP William W. Burgin, Jr., MD and Robert M. Lawrence, MD Education Recognition Award
Awarded to a student currently in their third or fourth year of an accredited respiratory care education program leading to a Baccalaureate degree. June

Graduate Scholarships: Education Recognition Awards
Deadlines and apply.
NBRC/AMP Gareth B. Gish, MS, RRT Memorial Postgraduate Education Recognition Award. June 1
William F. Miller, MD Postgraduate Education Recognition Award. June 1

Georgia State University
Respiratory Therapy
P.O. Box 4019
Atlanta, GA 30302-4019
shprt@gsu.edu
(404) 413-1225 p
(404) 413-1230 f

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