52 Medical School Scholarships for 2017-2018

Heading to med school or currently a med student already? We’re here to help by providing you with a list of medical school scholarships that you can apply for this year.

Anyone who goes into medical school and residency clearly has a deep passion to help others and practice medicine. The reality, however, is that medical school is expensive, and according to the AAMC’s 2017 Education Debt Manager for graduating medical students, the average med student now graduates with over $180,000 in debt. Various forms of aid, including grants, service scholarships and medical student loans are tapped to bridge the gap between medical tuition costs and student resources. 

The message here is not to dissuade you from pursuing a career choice that involves student debt, but rather to understand your options on lessening that load. What kind of medical school scholarships are out there? Let’s learn the basics:

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Merit Scholarships

For talented students, merit scholarships can be a great option, as some med schools offer free or reduced rate tuition. These scholarships are primarily based on your GPA throughout high school and your baccalaureate studies as well as scoring highly on the MCAT. In regards to merit scholarships, each med school is different, so students are encouraged to consult with med school advisers at individual campuses for these merit medical school scholarships.

Here are some schools that offer the most well-known merit scholarship programs and some with the most generous dollars to give:

Armed Forces Medical Training Opportunities

Another option for medical school scholarships is through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). Three branches of the military have the HPSP program, including the Army, Navy and Air Force. The HPSP scholarship provides full scholarship with allowance for the medical student including living expenses. After the scholarship, the recipient is required to serve the same number of years in the scholarship. 

 

Service-Oriented Scholarships:

Another medical school scholarship opportunity for students is offered by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). They offer full scholarships plus monthly living allowance. The scholarship also requires the recipient to have four years of return service in underprivileged communities that needs medical services. Primary care such as family practice, pediatrics and gynecology are field of specialization needed for this kind of scholarship. You can find further details regarding this scholarship here

 

Medical Association Scholarships & Minority Scholarships

The list we’re sharing below fall into the category of medical association scholarships and minority scholarships. Medical association scholarships is through associations that offer financial support in the field of medicine, for example, the AMA. Minority scholarships are option to medical students who are historically underrepresented groups in the medical profession.

Look below to see a description and further information regarding 50 medical school scholarships for 2017 – 2018. Good luck with the scholarship search and keep up the studying!

 

50 Medical School Scholarships for 2017 – 2018

 

1. AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program

Award Amount: $5,000 (Plus travel expenses)

Awards Available: 15-20

Deadline: January 15

Scholarship Description:

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. From grant writing to interaction with their community, these skills will benefit a student’s career path and increase public understanding of science and technology.

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled as a college or university student (graduate, doctoral, or upper-level undergraduates) – or within one year of a completed degree – in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics
  • Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships
  • Winners are required to attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the beginning of the summer (early June) and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer (mid-August). They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowships throughout their placement

Contact

Dione Rossiter

1200 New York Ave NW

Washington, DC 20005-3920

mmfellowship@aaas.org

202-326-6441

2. AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

Award Amount: $999

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: November 15

Scholarship Description

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Eligibility:

  • Must have a disability
  • Must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in program in college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree, or enrolled part-time or full-time in a graduate school, pursuing a post-graduate degree
  • Preference is given to students majoring in a field related to disability and health
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident living in the US and enrolled in an accredited United States university

Contact:

Scholarship Committee

110 N. Washington Street

Suite 328-J

Rockville, MD 20850

scholarship@aahd.us

301-545-6140

 

3. ACF Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nichol Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $700

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: March 16

Scholarship Description

The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in memory of Mr. Rose and in honor of Eva. Barnes was a 1951 graduate of Albuquerque High School and a 1957 graduate of West Point. Eva is a longtime New Mexico resident. The fund will award a scholarship to an Albuquerque High School graduate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the STEM majors: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). A priority will be given to those pursuing engineering-related careers.

Eligibility:

  • Must have a minimum 3.6 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend a college or university in pursuit of a degree in one of the STEM majors
  • Personal essay should describe career goals related to the STEM majors, and demonstrate a passion for his/her chosen career
  • Minimum of one reference from an AHS math/science teacher

Contact

Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 25266

Albuquerque, NM 87125

denise@albuquerquefoundation.org

505-883-6240

 

3. AFDO Scholarship Awards

Award Amount: $1,500

Awards Available: 3

Deadline: February 1

Scholarship Description

In 1981, AFDO established a scholarship fund with the excess funds from the 75th Anniversary of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The “George M. Burditt Scholarship”, the “Betsy B. Woodward Scholarship” and the “Denise C. Rooney” scholarships will be awarded annually to worthy recipients who are in their third year of college.

The recipients should have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safety; should have demonstrated leadership capabilities; and must have at least a 3.0 GPA during the first two years of undergraduate study.

Eligibility

  • Desire to serve in a career or research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of food, drugs, or consumer product safety
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • At least 3.0/4.0 grade average during the first 2 years of undergraduate study

Contact

D. Joanne Brown

2550 Kingston Road

Suite 311

York, PA 17402

afdo@afdo.org

717-757-2888

 

4. Alliance Medical Education Scholarship Fund (AMES)

Award Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: See Description

Deadline: February 28

Scholarship Description

The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance is an organization of physician spouses and is part of a federation of county medical alliances throughout Pennsylvania. Scholarships are available to current second- and third-year medical students who are Pennsylvania residents enrolled full-time in a Pennsylvania medical school.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen
  • Applicant must be a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not including time attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate/graduate school)
  • Applicant must be a second-year or third-year medical student when applying
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Pennsylvania medical school
  • Applicant, once designated a scholarship recipient, must confirm attendance to a presentation event held in October in Hershey, Pa. Recipient is required to be present to accept the scholarshp. If not present, the next applicant by point standing may receive the award.
  • Applicant must attain membership to the Pennsylvania Medical Society and county medical society – membership is free

Contact:

Scholarship Committee

777 East Park Drive

P.O. Box 8820

Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820

studentservices-foundation@pamedsoc.org

717-558-7500

 

5. Goodman-Goodell Scholarship

Award Amount: $3,000

Awards Available: See Description

Deadline: February 1

Scholarship Description:

The Goodman-Goodell Scholarship is available to full – time second – year medical students from the Portage, Wisconsin, area. You must be a U.S. citizen and express an interest in specializing in pulmonary medicine or general family practice to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to students attending educational institutions in Wisconsin, and students who show strong interest in practicing in Wisconsin, especially in areas of need.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States, attending a qualified institution for the next school year
  • Medical student from the Portage, Wisconsin area

Contact:

Wisconsin Medical Society

330 E. Lakeside Street

Madison, WI 53715

communications@wismed.org

6. Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Established by NMF Board member Neal Ball to honor the memory of his sister Mary Ball Carrera, this award provides a $2,500 scholarship to one (1) outstanding Native American woman, recognized for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community service, and enrolled in an accredited US medical school.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a Native American woman
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited US medical school

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

7. William and Charlotte Cadbury Award

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Established in 1977 in honor of NMF’s former Executive Director and his wife, this award provides a $5,000 scholarship to one (1) senior medical student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

8. Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship was established in 2013 by distinguished NMF Alumnus Dr. Gary C. Butts to honor his late brother. This award of $5,000 is presented during the NMF New York Champions of Health Awards to one (1) 1st or 2nd year underrepresented minority medical student studying in the New York metropolitan area in recognition of outstanding academic achievement,leadership, community service, and interest in urban health.

Eligibility:

  • 1st or 2nd year underrepresented minority medical student
  • Studying in the New York metropolitan area

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

9. Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship

Award Amount: $7,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Established in 2013, this award provides a $7,500 scholarship to one (1) 2nd or 3rd year underrepresented minority medical student, in training in the metropolitan Los Angeles area, with clinical interest in hematology.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a 2nd or 3rd year medical student
  • Must be of an underrepresented minority
  • Must be training in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
  • Should have clinical interest in hematology

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

10. NMF National Alumni Council Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 8

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Established to help address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities, this award will provide a $5,000 scholarship to eight (8) fourth-year medical students from underrepresented minority groups who have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a fourth-year medical student
  • Must be of an underrepresented minority group
  • Have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

11. NMA Emerging Scholars Awards

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Established in 2004, this award provides $5,000 to two (2) African American, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, financial need and potential for distinguished contributions to medicine. These awards are the highest honors presented to students by the National Medical Association.

Eligibility:

  • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical student
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, financial need, and potential

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

12. New York Community Trust/NMF Community Health Scholarships

Deadline: Varies

Awards Available: 5

Award Amount: $6,000

Scholarship Description:

Established in 2013, this program provides a $6,000 scholarship to five (5) 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year minority medical students in New York City, to conduct projects addressing health inequities in New York City. Two (2) scholarships will support community health research, and three (3) will support students conducting primary care (“community care”) service projects in New York. Eligible applicants must attend medical school in New York City. These scholarships will nurture the talent that will engage in critical research and primary care delivery in underserved communities in the coming decades.

Eligibility:

  • Must be 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year minority medical student
  • Must reside and attend medical school in New York City

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

13. Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship is available to African-American medical students. You must be enrolled at a school in the greater New York area to be eligible for this award.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an African American medical student
  •  Must be enrolled in an accredited medical school the greater New York City area

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

14. Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 6

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship is available to second- and third-year medical students who are members of an underrepresented minority.

Eligibility:

  • 2nd or 3rd year medical student
  • Must be a member of an underrepresented minority
  • Must be in financial need

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

15. Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship was established in 1982 in honor of the longtime NMF contributor in Minneapolis/St. Paul. This award provides a $5,000 scholarship to two (2) 2nd or 3rd year underrepresented minority medical students enrolled in a Minnesota medical school, in recognition of leadership and community service.

Eligibility:

  • 2nd or 3rd year underrepresented minority
  • Enrolled in a Minnesota medical school

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

16. Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics Program

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 2

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics was established in 1997 and provides a $5,000 scholarship to two (2) outstanding medical students with an interest in pediatrics with an emphasis on nutrition.

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled medical student
  • Must display interest in pediatrics witha n emphasis on nutrition

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

17. Franklin C. McLean Award

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Instituted in 1968 in memory of the NMF founder and is presented during the AAMC Annual Meeting, this award provides a $5,000 scholarship to one (1) senior medical student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Eligibility:

  • Senior medical student

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

18. Empire State Medical Association Scholarship Award

Award Amount: $2,500

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Established by the Empire State Medical Association in 2016, this award provides a $2,500 scholarship to one (1) African American student enrolled in a New York state accredited medical school in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Eligibility:

  • Must be African American
  • Must be enrolled in a New York State accredited medical school

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

19. Dr. Randolph Chase Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Established by New York University School of Medicine in 2015, the Dr. Randolph Chase Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to one (1) 4th year New York University School of Medicine minority medical student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in community service.

Eligibility:

  • Must be 4th year New York University School of Medicine medical student
  • Must be a minority

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

20. Dr. David K. McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Dr. David K. McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT is designed to increase the number of qualified physicians who are interested in a career in Ophthalmology or Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialties. The scholarship is a $5,000 award for African American, Afro-Latino, or Native American medical student(s) in New York City. Eligible candidates must be committed to academic excellence, research, leadership and service. The awarded scholar is required to attend the Scholarship Reception in November.

Eligibility:

  • Must be African American, Afro-Latino, or Native American
  • Must be a medical student in New York City

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

21. Aura E. Severinghaus Award

Award Amount: $2,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Aura E. Severinghaus Award was established in 1975 to honor the memory of NMF Board member and Associate Dean Emeritus of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. This special award provides a $2,000 scholarship to one (1) fourth year medical student who has demonstrated leadership during his/her tenure in medical school. The award recipient is nominated by the Office of Diversity at Columbia University Medical Center College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a 4th year medical student

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

22. Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Established in 2013 by NMF Alumna Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, MPH, FACOG, the Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of three slaves who, as subjects of experimentation that helped shape advances in current clinical and surgical knowledge, are recognized today as the Mothers of Gynecology. This scholarship is a $5,000 award given annually to one (1) African-American female medical student who is a known descendant of American slaves. She must be enrolled in an accredited US medical school program.

Eligibility:

  • African-American female medical student
  • Must be a known descendent of American slaves

Contact:

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

23. THE PISACANO SCHOLARS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Award Amount: $28,000

Awards Available: 5

Deadline: March 1

Scholarship Description:

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program provides educational programs, leadership training, and funding for outstanding fourth-year medical students for a four-year period.  Students must make a commitment to the specialty of family medicine.  The funding program is designed to reimburse a portion of medical school debt incurred by the student by the conclusion of the required three-year residency.  The Foundation is especially interested in students who exhibit the highest levels of skill, compassion, and leadership.  A firm and continuing commitment to the specialty of family medicine is an essential precedent for any applicant to receive a Pisacano Scholarship. The scholarship funding is designed to reimburse a portion of medical school debt incurred by the student by the conclusion of the Scholar’s residency in family medicine. A portion of the funds will be distributed to the student during their fourth-year of medical school, and the remaining funds will be distributed over the required three-year residency. The maximum scholarship award is $28,000. Recipients are awarded up to $7,000 per year for up to four years.

Eligibility:

  • 4th year medical student
  • Must declare family medicine as your speciality

Contact:

Pisacano Leadership Foundation

1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Ste 550

Lexington, KY 40511

(859) 269-5626

rcattoi@theabfm.org

 

24. AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000

Awards Available: 8-12

Deadline: May 31

Scholarship Description:

These $10,000 scholarships reward current third-year medical students who are approaching their final year of medical school. At least two different scholarships will be awarded each year. The number of recipients is determined after all applications have been received. Typically, 8-12 recipients in total are selected. Each medical school can nominate one person for each of the different scholarship opportunities (2 nominees in total). Each scholarship category takes into consideration academic excellence and financial need. Applications Available: February. Nominations Due: end of May.  

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current 3rd year medical student

Contact:

scholarships@ama-assn.org

 

25. AMA Minority Scholars Award

Award Amount: $10,000

Awards Available: 12

Deadline: March 1

Scholarship Description:

Medical student tuition assistance scholarships offered through the Minority Scholars Award program. The AMA Foundation is committed to increasing the number of minority physicians to better reflect the needs of our increasingly diverse society. The Minority Scholars Award program not only encourages diversity in medicine and the elimination of health care disparities, but also rewards outstanding academic achievements, leadership activities and community involvement. Approximately twelve Minority Scholars Awards are awarded annually, each in the amount of a $10,000 scholarship. Nominees must be a current first or second-year student and a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. Eligible students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical profession include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino. Each medical school is invited to submit up to two nominees. Contact your medical school if you are interested in being nominated for the Minority Scholars Award. Applications Available: February.  Nominations Due: March 1.

Eligibility:

  • 1st or 2nd year medical student
  • Must be from an underrepresented group in the medical profession

Contact:

scholarships@ama-assn.org

26. ASH HONORS Award (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists)

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: varies

Deadline: February 17

Scholarship Description:

The HONORS Award is intended for medical students and residents (residents are defined as trainees who have not yet entered a hematology-related training program) in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with an interest in hematology research. The award will provide the recipient with a $5,000 stipend to conduct either a short hematology research project for a maximum of three months, or a longer hematology research project between three and 12 months. The stipend will be distributed in installments, the last of which is dependent upon the receipt of the final report submitted by the recipient. All recipients will also receive $1,000 each year for two years to support attendance at the ASH annual meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Be an MD or DO medical student in an LCME (or its equivalent) accredited institution in the United States, Canada, or Mexico; or be enrolled in an ACGME or RCPSC (or their equivalent) accredited training program in the United Stated, Canada, or Mexico and not yet entered into a hematology-related training program
  • Be enrolled and active in an educational program at the time of application and for the duration of the award term
  • Be working on a hematology project (e.g., adult hematology, pediatric hematology/oncology, hematopathology, blood banking/transfusion medicine), in either laboratory research or clinical investigation for the duration of the award term
  • Have 12 continuous months left before completion of their medical degree
  • Have a research mentor who is an ASH member in good standing at the time the application is submitted and who will remain a member of ASH for the duration of the HONORS award term
  • Be a member of ASH in good standing (or have a membership application pending at the time the application is submitted), and remain a member of ASH in good standing for the duration of the award funding period.

Contact:

2021 L Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036

202-776-0544

awards@hematology.org

 

27. Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award

Award Amount: $10,000

Awards Available: 12

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Twelve $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to Golden Key members pursuing post-baccalaureate studies. Awards are based on academic achievement, Golden Key involvement and extracurricular activities.   

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing post-baccalaureate studies

Contact:

awards@goldenkey.org

 

28. Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship (AAMC)

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 5

Deadline: April 7

Scholarship Description:

Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States. Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and nominated by the medical school. Nomination Packets Due: Beginning of May.

Eligibility:

  • A U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status
  • Entering the third year of study in a LCME-accredited U.S. medical school in fall 2017Students enrolled in combined degree programs (such as MD/PhD) are eligible when they are entering their third year of medical school.

Contact:

Angela Moses,

AAMC Diversity Policy and Programs

NickensAwards@aamc.org

 

29. Kaiser Permanente Medical Student Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000

Awards Available: 10

Deadline: March 1

Scholarship Description:

Kaiser Permanente recognizes the potential of future physicians and their contributions by offering up to ten $5000 scholarships to fourth year medical students selected for their commitment to and achievement in at least one of two areas: Community Involvement & Leadership, or Population-Based Research. Students must also be interested in seeking a residency in Northern California, and be able to participate in a one month clerkship at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Northern California during their fourth year of medical school. 

Eligibility:

  • Be a current third-year medical student in good academic standing who expects to graduate in the spring of 2018
  • Interested in seeking a residency in Northern California
  • Attend an accredited medical, osteopathic or podiatric school
  • Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to participate in a one-month clerkship at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Northern California during their fourth year of medical school

Contact:

jennifer.d.ly@kp.org

 

30. The Leopold Schepp Foundation

Award Amount: $9,000

Awards Available: varies

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Leopold Schepp Foundation awards educational scholarships to full time undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a combination of fine character, academic excellence, financial need, compassion, a commitment to volunteerism and whose goal will benefit mankind.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduates must be under 30 years of age at the time of application. Graduates must be under 40 years of age at the time of application
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale and must enroll full-time in a four year bachelor degree or approved graduate program
  • A personal interview in New York City is required of all applicants. Travel expenses are not reimbursed
  • Students who have previously applied for a Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship and who were denied an award are not eligible to reapply

Contact:

The Leopold Schepp Foundation

950 Third Avenue

31st Floor

New York, NY 10022

31. Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000

Award receipients: 3

Deadline: March 31

Scholarship Description:

You must currently be in your first, second, or third year of medical or dental school in the U.S.A. when applying for this scholarship. Students that have just been accepted into medical school or dental school at the time of application are not eligible to apply for this year’s scholarship.

The application can be found here: http://camsociety.org/scholarship

Eligibility:

  • You must currently be in your first, second, or third year of medical or dental school in the U.S.A. when applying for this scholarship
  • Students that have just been accepted into medical school or dental school at the time of application are not eligible to apply for this year’s scholarship

Contact:

jlove@camsociety.org

 

32. Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

Award Amount: $18,000

Award receipients: Varies

Deadline: April 15 & November 15

Scholarship Description:

Graduate fellowship restricted to US citizens attending designated institution.  Program of study need not be limited to Armenian studies, and candidates can be any national descent.  Applications submitted through university dean where pursuing graduate studies.  Funding interests in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal training; independent research or study projects; and publications focusing on Armenian studies. Candidates must have outstanding undergraduate record, financial need and attending designated college or university. 

Eligibility:

  • Fellowship candidates must have an outstanding undergraduate record, demonstrate financial need and be attending a designated college or university

Contact:  

connie.a.giampapa@jpmorgan.com

 

33. Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship (MA)

Award Amount: $3,500

Award receipients: 1

Deadline: January 16

Scholarship Description:

The Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship of $3,500 is awarded each year to a young woman of Polish ancestry for first, second, or third year of medical studies at an accredited school of medicine in the United States and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is open to female residents of the state of Massachusetts. Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant’s academic achievements, interest, motivation, interest in Polish subjects and involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration. First preference is given to residents of the state of Massachusetts. Qualified residents of New England are considered if no first preference candidates apply. 

Eligibility:

  • This scholarship is open to female residents of the state of Massachusetts
  • United States citizens of Polish descent and Polish citizens with permanent residency status (green card holders) in the United States
  • Must be entering first, second or third year of studies towards an M.D. degree may apply
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required

Contact:

Dr. Zakrzewska Scholarship

Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.

15 East 65th Street

New York, NY 10065

Addy@thekf.org

 

34. Hellenic Medical Society of New York

Award Amount: $3,500

Award receipients: 1

Deadline: July 31

Scholarship Description:

Applicant must: 1)be a medical student of Hellenic heritage, originating from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey or Pennsylvania 2) have completed the first year matriculation in a U.S. accredited medical school located in the United States and 3) have demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need. A personal interview is mandatory. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hellenic heritage
  • Must originate from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania
  • Must have completed the first year matriculation in a U.S. accredited medical school in the U.S.A.
  • Must have demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need

Contact:  

Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia

P.O. Box 7564

Philadelphia PA 19101-7564

info@hmsny.org

 

35. Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA)

Award Amount: $2,500 – $20,000

Award receipients: varies

Deadline: December 31

Scholarship Description:

The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is a group of medical and health care professionals with knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. JMSA offers scholarship funding to medical students who have the potential to contribute to the Japanese-American relationship through the medical field. In choosing scholarship recipients, JMSA also considers students who demonstrate academic excellence and show a strong interest in the Japanese Medical Society of America. Students who are interested in applying for a JMSA scholarship will need to complete the application forms and submit a one-page proposal on how they can make a significant contribution to the Japanese-American relationship. If selected, the student will be asked to present their proposal at the JMSA annual spring dinner in New York City. 

Eligibility:

  • Recipients can be students with non-Japanese background, but are willing to contribute to the Japenese society’s activity.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Show a strong interest in JMSA and achieving its goals
  • Propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community

Contact:

Dr. Yanagisawa

info@jmsa.org

 

36. New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500 – $3,000

Award receipients: varies

Deadline: March 31

Scholarship Description:

The applicant must be of Greek descent and a student member of the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society. Awards between $1,500-$3,000 will be made based upon academic performance and/or need. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited medical or dental institution the following academic year. Applicants must have displayed an ongoing interest and commitment to the health field and to Hellenic issues and are required to receive the award in person in Boston in May. 

Eligibility:

  • The NEHMDS will award a scholarship to a student* paid member of NEHMDS of Hellenic descent based upon academic performance and/or need
  • This student will in the next academic year attend an accredited medical, dental institution in New England
  • The student shall have displayed an ongoing interest and commitment to the health field and to Hellenic issues.

Contact:

nehmds@nehmds.org

 

37. American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships

Award Amount: Varies

Award Receipients: Varies

Deadline: July 15

Scholarship Description:

The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. announces the availability of graduate fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students from federally recognized U. S. tribes. To be considered for an AIGC fellowship, the applicant must be: Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S. and; able to demonstrate financial need and; an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one fourth degree federally-recognized Indian blood).

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing a master, doctoral, or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited graduate school in the United States
  • Must demonstrate financial need through submission of FNF
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate personal enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one fourth (1/4) degree verifiable federally recognized American Indian blood through the submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) (The TEC is due on the day the application is due. Individuals applying for multiple opportunities should submit just one TEC to AIGC.)

Contact:

fellowships@aigcs.org

 

38. Hispanic Scholarship Fund (College Scholarship Program)

Award Amount: $500 – $5,000

Award Receipients: varies

Deadline: April 26

Scholarship Description:

Students in full-time, accredited graduate programs, who are US citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage, with a cumulative grade average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and who have applied for federal aid may apply for scholarships up to $5000 per year. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Contact:

info@hsf.net

39. National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program

Award Amount: varies

Award Receipients: 26

Deadline: October 14

Scholarship Description:

This is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in medical, public health, and policy schools.  The National Hispanic Health Foundation rewards students in health policy and health professional programs for exceptional academic performance, leadership, and commitment to their community.  Located at the NY Academy of Medicine and affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate Program of Public Service.  Applicants must complete parts 1 and 2 of application.  

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in medical school

Contact:

nhhf@nhmafoundation.org

 

40. Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

Award Amount: varies

Award Receipients: 

Deadline: March 1

Scholarship Description:

The program provides financial support (tuition, fees, and living expenses) for Native Hawaiian students pursuing careers in selected health professions. Eligible applicants are native Hawaiian, US Citizens (proof required), and enrolled or accepted into an accredited MD program. Selection criteria include work experience, academic record, demonstrated interest in primary care, experience and interest in working with native Hawaiian populations in community-based or rural setting. The award comes with a service obligation.

Eligibility:

  • Must be native Hawaiian
  • Must be enrolled into an accredited MD program

Contact:

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

Papa Ola Lokahi

894 Queen Street Honolulu, Hawaii

adminassist@nhhsp.org

 

41. Navajo Nation Graduate Assistance Fellowship

Award Amount: $5,000 – $10,000

Award Receipients: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Students enrolled full-time in an accredited medical program who are members of the Navajo Nation may apply for a fellowship. Awards range from $5000 to $10,000 annually. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained to retain the grant.

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited medical program
  • Must be a member of the Navajo Nation
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA required to retain the scholarship

Contact:

PO Box 2358

Chinle, AZ  86503

onnsfachinle@navajo-nsn.gov

 

42. Point Foundation

Award Amount: Varies

Award Receipients: 27

Deadline: January 30

Scholarship Description:

The national LGBTQ scholarship fund offers scholarships to graduate students who must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community, enrolled full-time for the full academic year and have financial need.  Applicants must have strong academic achievement, a proven track record of leadership and community involvement and working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community.  Please visit their website and also the  Campus Pride/Point Foundation Sponsored Natioanl LGBT Scholarship Database for additional scholarship and funding resources in the nation.  

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2017. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program.
  • Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible.
  • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 20-22 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

Contact:

NY Office

1357 Broadway, Ste 401

New York, NY 10018

info@pointfoundation.org

 

43. Women in Medicine (WIM)

Award Amount: $5,000

Award Recipients: 4

Deadline: March 15

Scholarship Description:

Women in Medicine (WIM) will present four, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada in 2018. The scholarships will be presented at the WIM annual meeting, which will be held in Napa, California August 5 through August 9, 2018 with the expectation that the medical student must attend the conference, it’s sessions, and be present to receive their awards. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.  Applications are due March 15, 2018.  Please visit womeninmedicine.org for the application.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a female medical student
  • Must be enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada this year

Contact:

wim.doctors@gmail.com

 

44. HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

Award Amount: Varies

Award Recipients: Varies 

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students is available to students who are from a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

You must be attending a participating school of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing or a related allied health field to be considered for this award.

Eligibility:

  • Must come from a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Contact:

Please refer to program director based on your school

 

45. Clark-Phelps Scholarship Fund

Award Amount: $1,000 – $10,000

Award Recipients: Varies

Deadline: March 1

Scholarship Description:

The Clark-Phelps Scholarship Fund is available to post-graduate students at Oregon Health Sciences University. You must be pursuing a degree in medicine, dentistry or nursing to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to graduates of high schools in Oregon and Alaska.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a post-graduate student at Oregon Health Services University
  • Must be pursuing a degree in medicine, dentistry, or nursing

Contact:

awardinfo@osac.state.or.us

46. Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship

Award Amount: $7,500

Award Recipients: 1

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The National Medical Fellowships (NMF) Foundation gifts the Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship for $7,500 annually to one exemplary Hispanic students entering their second or third year at an accredited medical school.

Eligibility:

  • Aspiring doctors must be U.S. citizens
  • Must be training in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, show genuine clinical interests in hematology, demonstrate leadership ability, and be committed to serving medically underserved communities

Contact:

Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship

347 Fifth Avenue Suite 510

New York, NY 10016

(212) 483-8880

scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

47. J. Carl Hall Doctors Degree Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies

Award Recipients: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Sponsored by the Centralia Foundation, the J. Carl Hall Doctors Degree Scholarship is available to students who are residents of the Centralia area.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a resident of Centralia and plan to pursue a medical doctors degree to qualify for this award.

Contact:

The Centralia Foundation

(618) 532-7424

 

48. James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award Amount: $1,000

Award Recipinets: Varies

Deadline: Monthly

Scholarship Description:

The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students at colleges / universities in the United States.

Eligibility:

To be considered, you must submit an essay on the use of alternative medical approaches in the treatment of cancer. Some suggested topics for your essay are:

  • Why are alternative therapies used by cancer patients when they are not FDAapproved?
  • Should cancer patients and doctors be able to use whatever treatments they like in treating cancer?
  • Should medicinal medicine and folk knowledge have any relevancy in cancer?
  • It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market. Does that establish roadblocks for the testing and approval of alternative therapies?

Contact:

aelliott@cancermonthly.com

 

49. Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Award Amount: Varies

Award Recipients: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

The Arkansas Health Education Grant Program is available to Arkansas residents who are seeking professional training in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine.

This award will allow you to attend accredited out-of-state institutions that offer graduate or professional programs unavailable in Arkansas.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an Arkansas resident
  • Must be seeking professional training in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine

Contact:

ARHEG Coordinator

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

423 Main Street, Suite 400

Little Rock, AR 72201-3818

Phone: 1-800-54-STUDY or (501) 371-2000

Email: finaid@adhe.edu

 

50. Gayle and Harvey Rubin Scholarship Fund

Award Amount: $1,000 – $2,000

Award Recipients: 1-3

Deadline: March 1

Scholarship Description:

The Gayle and Harvey Rubin Scholarship Fund is available to Oregon residents who are studying or plan to study medicine, dentistry or law.

You must be enrolled in or accepted to a full-time graduate course of study, working toward either an MD, DDM, or JD degree at an accredited institution to be eligible for this award.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an Oregon resident
  • Must be studying or plan to study medicine, dentistry, or law
  • Must be enrolled in or accpted to a full-time graduate course of study, working toward either an MD, DDM, or ID degree

Contact:

Cheryl Connolly

Scholarship Processing Coordinator

Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

1500 Valley River Drive

Suite 100

Eugene, OR 97401 United States

Phone: (541) 687-7400

Fax: (541) 687-7414

 

51. PreMed Prescription Rating and Experience Program (PPREP)

Award Amount: $1,000

Award Recipients: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Description:

Provided by RateADrug, the PreMed Prescription Rating and Experience Program (PPREP) is open to students majoring in medicine, pre-medicine, nursing, and other health-related fields and select fields in alternative medicine.

Participants will be working directly with prescription and over-the-counter drug users to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of their medications. You must conduct a minimum of 100 five-minute patient surveys within the first four months of acceptance into the program.

The top intern per cycle will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Selection is based on academic background, experience, and extracurricular activities.

Eligibility:

  • Must be majoring in medicine, pre-medicine, nursing, or other health-related fields

Contact:

info@radpprep.com

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