Diabetes care for the Stockton community

University of the Pacific has partnered with the Abbott Fund, the foundation arm of health care giant Abbott, to combat the diabetes crisis in Stockton by establishing the Abbott Fund Scholars program. The program supports aspiring health care and social workers in the city of Stockton.   

Qualified students will receive a scholarship and focus their improvement project on diabetes. They will acquire in-depth knowledge of diabetes care and management and gain competencies in diabetes prevention, management and education.   

 

Receive a scholarship for up to 50% of tuition cost

What is the Abbott Fund Scholarship Program all about?

The Abbott Fund Scholarship Program is a partnership between University of the Pacific and the Abbott Fund, the foundation arm of the Abbott global healthcare company, to help combat the diabetes crisis in Stockton. The aim of the scholarship is to help get more well-trained health care professionals serving the Stockton community in the area of diabetes healthcare and management.     

 

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

To be considered for the scholarship, you must either live or work in the Greater Stockton area and demonstrate a desire to serve the Stockton area as a health care provider in the area of diabetes healthcare and management.

 

I live/ work near Stockton (Lodi, Lathrop, Manteca). Can I also be considered for this program?

Yes, if you live or work in the “Greater Stockton Area” (the City of Stockton and surrounding communities), you will be considered eligible for the scholarship.

 

How can I apply to the program?

The application process varies per program. Please check each program's application process below. 

 

When will I find out if I have been awarded the scholarship?

Acceptance decisions are announced prior to the beginning of your program. Check with your program to find out the exact decision notification date.

 

What are the requirements and commitments of the scholarship program?

You must also commit to working in Stockton post-graduation from your program, for a minimum of two (2) years. 

 

How will my study program be different as an Abbott Scholarship student?

As an Abbott Fund Scholarship recipient, you will complete coursework that helps you gain competencies diabetes prevention, management, and education. Additionally, you will be assigned a clinical adviser and complete your experiential learning with clinical partners in Stockton.

 

How much is the Abbott Fund Scholarship?

The scholarship covers up to 50% of the tuition fees of the eligible program you are enrolled in at Pacific (Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing, and Master of Social Work).

 

If I receive the Abbott Scholarship, will this reduce other financial aid I might also be eligible for?

Possibly. Receiving this scholarship will reduce your cost of attendance which could impact the amount of other financial aid you might otherwise be eligible to receive. For more information, contact our Sacramento Financial Aid Office.

 

When/ how will I receive the scholarship?

Once approved to receive the scholarship, you will receive the scholarship as a discount of up to 50% on the tuition portion of your bill for each academic term you are eligible to receive it.

Master of Nursing Scholarship
Entry Level Master’s in Nursing Program

Students in the Entry Level Master’s in Nursing Program (ELMSN) program who are Abbott Fund Scholars will receive a scholarship and focus their improvement project on diabetes. This project will explore diabetes prevention, education and management in Stockton. A limited number of Abbott Fund scholarships are available each term. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants are required to be residing the greater Stockton area and demonstrate intent to serve Stockton by accepting to complete the Project Courses and their Advanced Preceptored Clinical Immersion in organizations that serve the Stockton community.
  • Applicants agree to work in Stockton upon graduation for at least two years.

Financial Benefits

  • Qualifying students will receive a scholarship for up to 50 percent of tuition.

Service Commitment

  • Abbott Fund Scholars are expected to pursue nursing careers in the city of Stockton upon graduation.

How to Apply

Applicants that have submitted their application to the ELMSN program and are invited to an interview will be invited to apply for the Abbott Fund Scholarship via an email invitation. The scholarship application includes:

  • 6 short-answer questions
  • 3-page essay

Applications for the Abbott Fund Scholars program are reviewed once students are accepted into the program. More details about how and when to submit your application will be included in the email invite to apply.

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition

Students in the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) program who are Abbott Fund Scholars will receive a scholarship. They will complete all their supervised clinical rotations in Stockton, CA, or the immediate vicinity. They will focus their capstone projects on exploring diabetes prevention, education, and management serving the Stockton population.

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Applicants are required to be residing in the greater Stockton area and demonstrate intent to serve Stockton by accepting to complete the supervised clinical practice experience (SCPE) in organizations that serve the Stockton community.
  • Applicants agree to work in Stockton upon graduation for at least two years.

Financial Benefits

  • Qualifying students will receive a scholarship for up to 50 percent of tuition.

Service Commitment

  • Abbott Fund Scholars are expected to pursue nutrition-related jobs in the city of Stockton upon graduation.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application to the MSCN program and be invited to an interview. The scholarship application includes the following:

  • Six short-answer questions
  • Three-page essay

Applications for the Abbott Fund Scholars program are reviewed once students are accepted into the program. More details about how and when to submit your application will be included in the email invite to apply.

Social work program
Master of Social Work

Students in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program who are Abbott Fund Scholars will receive a scholarship and complete a sub-specialization in Diabetes Care and Management within the health care specialization of the MSW program. This sub-specialization is designed for students interested in pursuing health social work careers focused on diabetes prevention, education and management in Stockton. In addition, Abbott Fund Scholars in the MSW program will complete a workshop series, an elective course, a capstone project and a 31-week field placement in diabetes care and management. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants are required to be either residing or working in Stockton and demonstrate intent to serve Stockton by accepting to complete the MSW internship(s) in organizations that serve the Stockton community.
  • Applicants agree to work in Stockton upon graduation for at least two years.
  • Students must be admitted to the MSW program before applying for the scholarship.

Financial Benefits

  • Qualifying students will receive a scholarship for up to 50 percent of tuition.

Service Commitment

  • Abbott Fund Scholars are expected to pursue health or health-related social work careers in the city of Stockton upon graduation.

Application Procedure

  • Interested students will complete the Abbott Fund Scholar application upon admission to the MSW program.

The availability of this program for students matriculating in the Fall of 2023 and Spring of 2024 will be confirmed by May 2023.