Jim Dempsey Foundation Scholarship

April 30, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

We know what kind of hardships being a student in the US can create – and especially graduate students who are often expected to complete low or no reimbursement internships or residencies. Therefore, this Scholarship is offered to students pursuing degrees in the helping professions.


  • At least 18 years of age at the date of submission of the application.
  • Accepted to, or currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited program in the United States.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent through latest fall semester.
  • Must be pursuing degrees in a care-giving profession, including but not limited to: Medicine, Mental Health, and Teaching.


The award winner will be selected based on eligibility criteria and personal statement and will be selected by unanimous decision from the judges on the Board of the Jim Dempsey Foundation.

Jim Dempsey worked hard to put his wife through law school, help his daughter with her education leading to a doctorate in psychology, and finally in the last years before his death go on to earn his own college degree. He ended up taking out many loans to assist along the way. Preference will be given first to those students pursuing a graduate degree, though all students are encouraged to apply. Only online applications will be accepted.

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