Overview

Overview

The Respiratory Institute is offering a Scholarship Program to anyone aspiring to become a Respiratory Therapist. It is an opportunity for those who may be faced with a financial hardship yet wish to pursue a professional healthcare career.

About the Program

About the Program

Recipients of the scholarship could receive up to $10,000. The money will be sent directly to the school and applied to meet student academic expenses (tuition and fees). Scholarship recipients will be provided employment in respiratory therapy at a Cleveland Clinic facility as outlined below. Up to two (2) Scholarships will be awarded per academic year.

Required work commitment

  • Year 1 of Respiratory Therapy Program:
    • Position: Equipment Technician
      • Per diem, variable work schedule
    • Year 2 of Respiratory Therapy Program
      • Position: Limited Permit Holder
        • Fee for Ohio Limited Permit will be reimbursed by Cleveland Clinic
        • Per diem, variable work schedule
      • Candidates would need to work for 2 years post-graduation

Current employees would be eligible for the CCF Tuition Reimbursement

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria

Applicants must be enrolled/accepted into a full time accredited associate or baccalaureate degree Respiratory Therapy program. Medical and nursing students are not eligible for this scholarship. The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 college cumulative GPA. If the student has not completed at least one semester in college, the applicant must provide evidence of a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school.

Application Process

Application Process

Applicant is responsible for the following:

  1. Completing the online scholarship application
  2. Uploading FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
  3. Completing an observation of Respiratory Therapy at a Cleveland Clinic Facility by contacting Elena Arzumanova, Administrative Coordinator at 216.704.1854 or via email at [email protected].
  4. Complete a waiver for references.
  5. Facilitating the recommendation submission process. Two recommendation forms are required, a reference letter may also be included in addition to the required form. One recommendation must come from an academic faculty member. Additional instructions will be provided during the application process
  6. Ordering official transcript from your high school, college or university. Your official transcript must be mailed by your academic institution directly to the address below. If your transcript is submitted by you directly it will not be accepted. Once your transcript has been received it will be uploaded to your application by Enterprise Respiratory Therapy Administrative Coordinator.
  7. Written Statement (essay):

**Please note: The applicant is responsible for the completeness of their application. Applicants are able to check their application status and request automatic updates from the online application system if desired. Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow up with Elena Arzumanova with any additional questions regarding application status. 

Apply 

Official transcript(s) must be mailed or emailed to:

Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute Respiratory Therapy Scholarship Fund

Attention: Elena Arzumanova, Enterprise RT Administrative Coordinator
9500 Euclid Avenue/T32
Cleveland, OH 44195

Timeline

Open application period: February 1, 2021- April 30, 2021
Review and selection process: May 1, 2021- June 15, 2021
Recipients notified by: August 1, 2021
Disbursement issued to schools by: August 15, 2021

Review Process

Members of the Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapy Leadership team will serve on the review and selection committee.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Scholarship Program
9500 Euclid Ave./ T3-2
Cleveland, OH, 44195
Email: [email protected]