A small cohort of scholarship recipients are selected each year to hold the title of John and Valerie Rowe Health Professions Scholars. The program is open by invitation to incoming first years and by application to rising juniors who are Connecticut residents interested in pursuing careers in the health industry. Students who have participated in Health Career Opportunity Programs receive special consideration for the Rowe Scholars Program.
John and Valerie Rowe Scholars are also part of the distinguished UConn Honors Program.
Find out more about admission to the Rowe Scholars Program.
Rowe Tuition Scholarships
Incoming first-years: $8,000 tuition scholarship ($1,000 increments per semester, for no more than eight semesters at UConn) plus eligibility for a $500 book award each semester for seven semesters. (See Conditions of Earning the Book Award for more information.)
Rising juniors: $4,000 tuition scholarship ($1,000 increments per semester, for no more than four semesters at UConn) plus eligibility for a $500 book award each semester for three semesters. (See Conditions of Earning the Book Award for more information.)
Additional Rowe Funding
Access to these Rowe funding opportunities will require an application: Rowe Scholars Funding Request Form.
We are committed to stewarding these funds in a manner that honors the wishes of the Drs. Rowe and provides the highest benefit for the Rowe Scholars. Applications for funding need to be tightly aligned with a student’s professional goals, and the opportunity for which he/she is applying must be the most efficient and effective way for him/her to attain his/her goal.
Rowe may only be able to partially fund a student’s request. Students should consult with Dr. Jessamy Hoffmann about their plans and goals for funding. In addition, students may want to meet with representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Office, the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, and the Health Career Opportunity Programs Office among other resources, to familiarize themselves with and take advantage of all the opportunities available, including SURF, UConn’s MCAT/DAT prep course, etc. Fellow Rowe Scholars may also be good sources of information about enrichment opportunities, and students should make sure to stay connected with news and opportunities through e-mails and the Rowe Scholars Facebook page.
Special Rowe Opportunities
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