Private Scholarships

Students interested in applying for scholarships outside of the university may research our private scholarship database below. Please contact the individual organization for more information.

To expedite the private scholarship search, a student may complete the External Scholarship Matching Sheet. The OFA compares our database of private scholarships to help find scholarships in which a student may be eligible to apply. We forward the results onto the student for further exploration.  Please note: Completing this form is optional and is not required as part of the need-based financial aid application process.

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General

AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

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.  For more information, visit website

AMA Minority Scholars Award

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. For more information, visit website.  

Chinese American Physicians Society Scholarship

The Chinese American Physicians Society (CAPS) is offering scholarships of $2000 to $4000 annually to United States medical school students. CAPS Scholarships are open to all medical students in need of financial aid regardless of their hometown, sex, race or color. The applicants are judged according to their academic achievements, financial needs, community service records and practice of medicine essays. Special credit is also given to those who are willing to serve the Chinese communities after graduation. Applications Available: December.  Nominations Due: End of March. Due to number of application requests and shortage of
manpower, applications cannot be sent out by mail unless a
self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with the request sent to Lawrence
Ng, M.D., Chair, Award Committee, Chinese American Physicians Society, 101
Callan Avenue, Suite 401, San Leandro, CA 94577.  For more information, visit website

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund Scholarship

The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund scholarship program is an annual, merit-based competition open to civilian federal and postal employees, their spouses and college-age dependents. More than 400 students from across 27 regions will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. From this pool of 400, the top students in each region have the chance to win two additional awards. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and sponsors must have at least three years of service by August of the application year.  Applications Available: January 1.  Application Deadline: Last Friday in March. Additional information and application materials can be found on website.

Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award, The

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.   Several Applications Available.  Application Deadlines: Vary.  Website has additional information and application materials.    

Graduate Scholarship Program (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation)

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 2000 by the estate of Jack Kent Cooke. New graduate scholarships will only be awarded to students who have received an undergraduate scholarship from the Foundation. All undergraduate scholarship recipients are, therefore, eligible to apply for a one-time award of up to $50,000 to support their graduate or professional studies. For more details, visit the website.  

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship (AAMC)

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.  Contact for information: Angela Moses, AAMC Diversity Policy and Programs, NickensAwards@aamc.org or go to website.  

Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship Program

The JACL offers several scholarships in varying amounts to a wide variety of students, including specified scholarships for those pursuing a career in medicine. Applicants must be an active member of the JACL to qualify. Applications are available on website.  For more information, email jacl@jacl.org or write to JACL National Scholarship Awards, 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. Applications Available:  November.  Application Deadline: April 1.  

Kaiser Permanente Medical Student Scholarship

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. For more information visit website. Application Deadline: March 1.

Leopold Schepp Foundation

Maximum award is $8,500. There is a two step application process. Candidates must meet a variety of conditions to be eligible. Minimum 3.2 on 4.0 GPA scale. Graduate students must be under 40 years of age at the time of application. A personal interview in New York City is required of all applicants for which travel expenses are not reimbursed. More information about the scholarship is available on website.  There is no specific deadline but students should apply early in the year.

Cultural/Ethnic/Religious Affiliation

Armenian Students Association (ASA) Scholarships

ASA awards many scholarships (e.g., George Holopigian Memorial Fund Scholarship) to eligible students. Must be of Armenian descent. Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June of 2012 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full time student in the Fall of 2012. Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S. For information and to download applications visit website or write: ASA Scholarship Committee, 333 Atlantic Avenue, Warwick RI 02888. Application deadline: March 15.

Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship

The Chinese American Medical Society is offering the following scholarships to current medical students of Chinese decent. The society awards 3 to 5 scholarships a year to medical and/or dental students and scientists. These scholarships include the Esther Lim Memorial Scholarship, Ruth Liu Memorial Scholarship, and The American Center for Chinese Medical Sciences Scholarship. For more information, visit website. Application deadline: April 30.

The society also offers scholarships for medical students working on summer research projects. The research can be basic science or clinical in nature, but must be completed in a ten week time frame. Preferences will be given to proposals studying problems related to health problems of the Chinese. Upon approval, CAMS will pay a student a stipend of up to $1,000 per month. At the conclusion of the project, a written report is expected. Applications are online through website.   Application deadline: April 30.

Chinese American Physicians Society Scholarship

The Chinese American Physicians Society (CAPS) is offering scholarships of $2000 to $4000 annually to United States medical school students. CAPS Scholarships are open to all medical students in need of financial aid regardless of their hometown, sex, race or color. The applicants are judged according to their academic achievements, financial needs, community service records and practice of medicine essays. Special credit is also given to those who are willing to serve the Chinese communities after graduation. Applications Available: December.  Nominations Due: End of March. Due to number of application requests and shortage of
manpower, applications cannot be sent out by mail unless a
self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with the request sent to Lawrence
Ng, M.D., Chair, Award Committee, Chinese American Physicians Society, 101
Callan Avenue, Suite 401, San Leandro, CA 94577.  For more information, visit website

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

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.  $18,000 stipend.  Applications due in January.  Contact:  Connie Giampapa, Program Officer, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA Private Foundation Services, 270 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, NY, NY 10017.  Email:  connie.a.giampapa@jpmorgan.com.  Fax: 212-464-2304.

Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship (MA)

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. For more information visit the website.  Application cycle begins October - December.  

Dr. Rudolph Jaworski Medical Scholarship (RI)

The Rhode Island Polonia Scholarship Foundation awards this $1000 scholarship annually to a medical student of Polish-American descent who is a resident of RI and belongs to a RI Polish-American organization. Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic record, financial need, character, and professional promise. To obtain an application, call the Foundation at 401-831-7177, or write to Rhode Island Polonia Scholarship Foundation, 866 Atwells Avenue, Providence RI 02909. Application deadline: March 31.

Fordyce Remsen Lozier & Mary Williams Horr Lozier Scholarship Fund (Brown U)

Administered by the Rhode Island Foundation, the Fordyce Remsen Lozier and Mary Williams Horr Lozier scholarship was established in May 1993. Preference to students who are members in good standing of the Sigma Chi fraternity attending Brown University and their spouses, whether undergraduate or graduate school. Eligible students are full-time undergraduate or graduate students at Brown University, able to demonstrate financial need, and able to demonstrate a history of academic excellence. Numerous awards from $1,000 to $2,000 are distributed annually. Contact Sigma Chi Foundation (847) 869-3655 ext 2009 for more information or visit website.  

Hellenic Medical Society of New York

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 June 2014 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. Download the application from www.hmsny.org and mail to: The Hellenic Medical Society of New York, 60 Plaza Street East, Brooklyn, NY 11238; Phone: (718) 398-2440; email: info@hmsny.org. Application deadline: July 31.

Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship Program

The JACL offers several scholarships in varying amounts to a wide variety of students, including specified scholarships for those pursuing a career in medicine. Applicants must be an active member of the JACL to qualify. Applications are available on website.  For more information, email jacl@jacl.org or write to JACL National Scholarship Awards, 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. Applications Available:  November.  Application Deadline: April 1.  

Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA)

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. For application forms, deadlines and more information please review the JMSA website: www.jmsa.org

Japanese Medical Society Scholarship

Applicants must be must be of Japanese ancestry, demonstrate financial need, and be accepted or be enrolled at a U.S. medical school. Four to six scholarships from $1500 to $2500 are awarded annually. For more information or to request an application, write: Chair, Scholarship Committee, 17 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128; Phone: (212)305-3068. Application deadline: March 1.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Vocational Service Scholarship (IL)

Eligible criteria include: must be of the Jewish faith; born or raised in Chicago Metropolitan area or have one continuous year of employment in Cook County/Chicago Metro area prior to starting professional education; intend to practice in Chicago metro area after graduation; full-time enrollment in a professional post-graduate program; career promise in helping profession such as medicine. Personal interviews are required. Go to website http://www.jvschicago.org/scholarship/ to download an application. Contact by email: jvsscholarship@ jvschicago.org, or phone:(312) 673-3457. Application deadline: February 15.

Korean American Medical Association Scholarship

Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to Korean-American medical students. Applications and information can be found at www.koreanama.org. Questions can be directed to Dr. Mun K. Hong at: mkhong@chpnet.org or 201-541-1345. Completed applications must be mailed to: Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Attn: Dr. Mun K. Hong, 1111 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025 by September 30.

Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship Program, The

Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of Polish descent and enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Selection based on academic excellence, interests and motivation, interest in Polish subjects or involvement in the Polish-American community, and financial need. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $7,000. Download the application from www.thekf.org, complete and mail to: The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021-6595. For more information, phone at (212) 734-2130, or email thekf@pegasusnet.com. Application deadline: January 5.

National Italian American Foundation

Several scholarships are available to students of Italo-American heritage. To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2012. Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien. Download the Scholarship Handbook at www.niaf.org for information on types of grants and other eligibility requirements. Contact: National Italian American Foundation, 1860 19th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009; Email: scholarships@niaf.org; Phone: (202)387-0600.

New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society Scholarship

The applicant must be of Hellenic descent and a student member of the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society. Awards 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. Applications are due by March 26th. To request an application or if you have questions please contact Maria Pelidis, MD at mpelidis@tufts-nemc.org. Applications can be mailed to NEHMDS, c/o Ioannis P. Glavas, MD, 9 Newbury Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA  02116.

Paul and Mary Boghossian Memorial Trust

Applicants must be of Armenian descent or a resident of Kent, Newport or Washington counties in Rhode Island. Eligibility criteria also include financial need, academic merit, and potential to contribute to the United States. For an application, contact: Emma Greene at (617) 434-0329; or write: Bank of America, Trustee, The Paul and Mary Boghossian Memorial Trust, Charitable Assets Division, PO Box 9477, Boston MA 02205, (617) 434-3223. Application deadline: April 1.

Ryu Family Foundation, Inc. Seol Bong Scholarship

Seol Bong Scholarship is available to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of Korean ancestry who are legal residents and pursuing an advanced degree in one of the following states: CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, or VT. Minimum GPA of 3.5. Formal application, essay, transcripts and recommendations due by November 5th. Contact: Ryu Family Foundation, Inc., 186 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470. Attn: Jenny Kang. Tel: 973-692-9696 Fax: 973-692-0999.

Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to medical and/or dental students with a Turkish-American heritage or ancestry. This scholarship can be applied each year during their schooling. For more details visit their website at: www.tadamonline.org Click here for application form and details. Deadline: February 1.

Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA) Scholarships

The Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA) is offering seven scholarships this year to third year medical students.  Five scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 each. Two are travel scholarships, the Tung Van Dinh, MD Memorial Travel Scholarship and the new Phieu Nguon Tran, MD Memorial Travel Scholarship.  These two special scholarships (in the amount of $2,500 each) are offered to medical students of accredited US medical schools or residents of accredited US residency programs to enable the recipients to attend a rotation at a medical school in a developing (third world) country, preferably Vietnam. The deadline for application submission is June 30.  Please visit the VAMA website at www.vamausa.org for application and more details.

Minorities Underrepresented in Medicine

AMA Minority Scholars Award

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. For more information, visit website.  

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships

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). Download an application from www.aigc.com and mail with required documentation to: American Indian Graduate Center, 4520 Montgomery Blvd., Suite 1B, Albuquerque NM 87109; contact Marveline Vallo at (505) 881-4584 ext. 108 or email at marveline@aigc.com. Application deadline: July 13.

ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program

The American Society of Hematology Award Program included both research and mentoring components. Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 to complete an eight- to twelve-week research project, $2,000 travel support to attend the ASH annual meeting, and the guidance of two mentors. Mentoring begins during the research phase and continues throughout medical school and residency. Eligible students are minority medical students from the US or Canada enrolled in a DO, MD, or MD/PhD program. For more information, contact Courtney Krier at ckrier@hematology.org, or by phone at (202) 776-0544. Applications are available online or by mail: 1900 M Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. Application deadline: March 1.

Crusade Scholarship Program

Minority students (i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native Indian, or Asian) who are active members of the United Methodist Church or those churches with which the UMC has a relationship may apply for scholarships. Award amounts vary with income available from the foundation. For more information, visit website: gbgm-umc.org. Request an application by contacting: General Board of Global ministries, United Methodist Church, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1470, New York, NY 10115; Phone: 800-862-4246; Email: info@gbgm-umc.org. Application deadline: February 1.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (College Scholarship Program)

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. Visit the website for information and an application; phone (800)473-4636; email info@hsf.net; or write: Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 1411 W 190th Street, Suite 325, Los Angeles CA 90248.

Indian Fellowship Program

Applicants must be American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or other Alaskan native. Average award is greater than $8000 per year. Application criteria include financial need, scholastic merit, and likelihood of future service to a Native Indian population. For more information or an application, contact: Office of Indian Education, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 2177, Washington DC 20202; Phone: (202) 401-1877. Visit the website: www.ed.gov.

Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program

The IHS Health Professions Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for American Indian and Alaska Native students only, who are enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs. For this program, there are service obligations and payback requirements that the recipient incurs upon acceptance of the scholarship funding. Download an application from website.  For more information contact: Indian Health Service Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120,Rockville MD 20852; Phone: (301) 443-6197.

Metropolitan Life Foundation Awards Program for Academic Excellence in Medicine

There are seventeen need-based scholarships of $4,000 awarded annually to medical students in their first, second or third year of medical school. Students must be members of racial or ethnic groups currently classified as underrepresented in medicine. Students must be nominated by their medical school deans or assistant dean and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and leadership. Application deadline: March 12th.  Application and more information are available online.

 

Minority Scholars Award (American Medical Association Foundation)

The AMA Foundation selects 10 recipients for the Minority Scholars Awards, which reward personal commitment and scholastic achievement in the form of tuition assistance to groups defined as "historically underrepresented" in the medical profession. Eligible students of minority background include African Americans/Blacks; Native Americans (including American Indians, Native Hawaiians and Alaska Natives); Mexican Americans; and Mainland Puerto Ricans. Candidates are nominated by their medical school. Questions regarding these scholarships should be directed to the AMA Foundation by emailingscholarships@ama-assn.org or by calling 312-464-4200. Website. Application Deadline: April 15.

National Medical Fellowships

The general Need-Based Scholarship Program is offered to first- and second-year medical students. Eligible students are United States citizens from groups currently underrepresented in the medical profession; specifically, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the 50 U.S. states. Scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need as determined by the student's total resources (including parental and spousal support), cost of education, and receipt of other scholarships and grants. Awards have ranged from $500 to $10,000. For more information and an application, visit www.nmfonline.org; or write National Medical Fellowships, Inc., The Need-based Scholarship Program, 5 Hanover Square, 10th Floor, New York NY 10004.  Application deadline: June 30. Contact person: Angelica Minaya.

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

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. Contact information: Native Hawaiian Health Care Program, Division of Programs for Special Populations, Bureau of Primary Health Care, 4350 East-West Highway, 9th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301/594-4476). Information available at http://www.nhhsp.org/apply/.

Navajo Nation Graduate Assistance Fellowship

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. The application may be downloaded at www.onnsfa.org.

State Residency requirement

Alice M. and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship (NH)

The Alice M. and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship is a renewable scholarship available to financially needy postsecondary students in the fields of nursing, medicine, and social work who are also NH residents. Essay, FAFSA, transcripts and recommendations due by May 14th. Contact: Alice M. Yarnold and Samuel Yarnold Scholarship Trust, 180 Locust Street, Dover, NH 03820-4033. Attn: Stephen H. Roberts. Tel: 603-742-1300.

Baltimore City Medical Society Foundation (MD)

Eligible students are permanent residents of Baltimore City, MD, who are enrolled in an accredited medical school. Award amounts vary are based on financial need, academic achievement, and personal qualities of the applicant. For more information and an application, contact: BCMS Foundation, Inc., 819 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201. Phone: (410) 625-0022 Website: http://www.bcmsdocs.org/ Application deadline: June 1.

Berkshire District Medical Society - Medical School Scholarship Loan (MA)

Loans for medical students who reside in Berkshire County, MA will be awarded to residents already accepted at an approved medical school in the United States or Canada.  Funds will be paid directly to the school of choice.  Recipients sign agreements pledging to begin repayment of the scholarship loan - unsecured and bearing no interest - the year of graduation, half the amount to be repaid in four years and the balance in two additional years.  Recipients are asked to consider serving residencies in Berkshire County hospitals. Awards range from $1,500 to $5,000.  Contact: Susan Polin at Berkshire District Medical Society, 20 Walnut Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, 413-207-4551.  The deadline each year is April 1st.  Website.

Cambria County Medical Society Apollo Scholarship (PA)

The Apollo Scholarship is a grant awarded yearly to worthy medical students who agree to come to the Cambria-Somerset region to live and practice medicine. For more information please visit: http://www.ccmsociety.org/home/scholarships or download the application.

Cambria County Medical Society John B. Lowman Scholarship Fund (PA)

Eligible students must be residents of Cambria County and accepted into an accredited medical school. For an application or more information, contact: Cambria County Medical Society, Lowman Scholarship Fund, 1454 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown PA, 15904; Phone: (814) 535-5493; Email: ccms@charterinternet.com. For more information visit: http://www.ccmsociety.org/Lowman .

Charles River District Medical Society Scholarship (MA)

The Charles River District Medical Society Scholarship Program is available to any medical school student enrolled at an approved US institution who is a legal resident of one of the five towns comprising the district: Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, and Weston. Students must apply by December 31 during the second or third year of medical school. The scholarship is awarded for the second year and is renewable for the third year upon re-application and at the discretion of the Committee on Medical Education. Request an application from: Massachusetts Medical Society Northeast Regional Office, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451; Email: charlesriver@massmed.org. Application deadline: December 31 of the second or third year.

Delaware Postsecondary Scholarship (DE)

The state of Delaware offers scholarships to full-time students who are residents of the State of Delaware. This is a need-based scholarship program, and the maximum award is $2,200 (amount varies based on merit). Students must reapply each year to receive consideration. For additional information, contact: Delaware Postsecondary Educational Commission, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; (302) 571-3240. Application deadline: April 15.

Dr. John A. Burn Scholarship (NY)

Annual award is given to worthy and deserving male graduate of the Wilson Central School District. Selection criteria include character, financial need, and aptitude for successful graduate work. For an application, write to: Daniel O'Connor, Superintendent of Schools, Wilson Central School District, 412 Lake Street, PO Box 648, Wilson NY 14172. Application deadline: March 1.

Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship (MA)

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. For more information visit the website.  Application cycle begins October - December.  

Dr. Rudolph Jaworski Medical Scholarship (RI)

The Rhode Island Polonia Scholarship Foundation awards this $1000 scholarship annually to a medical student of Polish-American descent who is a resident of RI and belongs to a RI Polish-American organization. Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic record, financial need, character, and professional promise. To obtain an application, call the Foundation at 401-831-7177, or write to Rhode Island Polonia Scholarship Foundation, 866 Atwells Avenue, Providence RI 02909. Application deadline: March 31.

DuPage Medical Society Foundation Scholarship (IL)

To be eligible for a scholarship grant from the Foundation, students must be enrolled in or accepted for admission to a professional education or training program before applying, and they must exhibit a strong academic background in addition to financial need. The number of scholarships granted varies each year. The average amount of each scholarship is $1000.
Click here to download a scholarship application, or email the Foundation office at dcms@dcmsdocs.org, call 630/858-9603 or write to: The DuPage Medical Society Foundation, 498 Hillside Avenue, Suite 1-W, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137. For more information, visit the following link: http://www.dcmsdocs.org/foundation.aspx. Application deadline: April 30.

Edward Banks Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation (MA)

Awards are restricted to residents of Barnstable County, MA, or to those with demonstrable significant ties to Barnstable County. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 and are granted on a yearly basis with renewal applications necessary. Applicants who intend to return to Barnstable County and contribute to the health and welfare of county residents will be favored. Academic merit and financial need are also selection criteria. For more information and a downloadable application, visit http://kelleyfoundation.org/funding.html Contact: Henry L. Murphy, Jr. Vice President, Edward Banks Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation, Inc., Lock Drawer M, 243 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. Application deadline: April 30.

Edwards Scholarship Fund (MA)

Scholarships range between $1,000 to $5,000 and are granted for a period of one academic year at a time.  It is possible to receive this scholarship up to six times. Scholarships may be used at any accredited college leading to an Associate, Bachelor's or advanced degree.  Undergraduate degree seekers take precedence.  The basic requirements to apply for a scholarship are: You are a legal resident of Boston; You will have graduated from high school or completed the GED by June of this calendar year; You maintain a high school Grade Point Average of at least 2.0. For more information, visit http://www.edwardsfund.org or click here to download an application .

Elsie B. Moore Scholarship (DE)

The Medical Scholarships will be granted for a four-year course of study at an accredited medical school. Applicants must be a legal resident of the state of Delaware(copy of current Delaware license must accompany application), a newly enrolling first year medical student who has been accepted for admission in the fall of the current year, of good moral character and citizenship and requiring financial assistance. The amount of the grant is determined by the Selection Committee, and is awarded in installments over the four- year period of study. Email Robbie.testa@pncadvisors.com for more information. Application deadline: April 1.

Emanuel Sternberger Educational Fund Scholarship (NC)

Students who are legal residents of North Carolina enrolled full time an accredited graduate program may apply for these interest-free loans in the amount of $1,000 for first year and $2,000 in subsequent years, with a cap of $5,000 per individual. Personal interview is required. Loan repayment begins four months after graduation. Application forms are available upon request to: Emanuel Sternberger Educational Fund, PO Box 1735, Greensboro, NC 27402; Phone: (336) 273-2193; email: bhenley@aol.com.

Essex South District Medical Society Scholarship Program (MA)

Funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town.   Qualifications: Residency for at least 5 years prior to college, with a desire to return and practice in this area. These communities are:  Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham, Massachusetts. Current curriculum vitae, which includes the permanent address, high school with date of graduation, and medical school with expected date of graduation. A statement of academic standing from the medical school. A letter of recommendation from a district society member, if possible. A letter that includes a statement of personal goals. Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Essex South District Medical Society (usually in April). For more information visit website.  Application Deadline: By January 1st of the academic year.  Mail Requirements to:  Essex South District Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1411.  Contact: Susan Frazier, sfrazier@mms.org.

Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Scholarships (PA)

Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Education (LeCoMASE) Fund Amount: $2,500.  One scholarship awarded to medical student who is resident of Lehigh County in the state of Pennsylvania.  Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship Amount: $2,500.   Up to three awarded to full-time medical students who are residents of Lycoming County.  Montgomery County Medical Society Scholarship: $1,000.  Two awarded to full-time medical students attending first year of medical school.  Must be resident at time of high school graduation or for at least four years prior to medical school.    Myrtle Siegfried, MD and Michael Vigilante, MD, Scholarship Award: $1,000.  One scholarship to full-time student attending first year of medical school.  Must be resident of Lehigh, Berks, or Northampton County.   Deadlines:  September 30.  For more information and application materials,  http://www.foundationpamedsoc.org/SFS/Scholarships/Lehigh.aspx .

 

Frank and Louise Groff Foundation (NJ)

Eligibility criteria for these $1,000 renewable awards are: graduation from a public high school in Monmouth County, New Jersey, financial need, admittance and satisfactory progress in an accredited medical school. For more information visit: http://www.groff-foundation.org. Obtain information and an application by contacting Susan Rechel, Educational Advisor, Frank and Louise Groff Foundation, 15 Floyd Wycoff Road, Morganville NJ 07751; Phone:(732)536-2738. Application deadline: April 1.

Frank, Dr. and Florence Marino Scholarship (CT)

Eligible applicants entering or enrolled in second, third, or fourth year of medical school, attended CT school for at least 8 years (K-12) and graduated from a CT high school. Students with financial need and academic excellence should apply for these renewable awards of $1,000-2,000. Application materials are available at www.hfpg.org/scholarship and Sarah Carlson, scarlson@hfpg.org.  Application Deadline: May 1.

Franklin District Medical Society (MA)

The Percy W. Wadman, MD Scholarship will be awarded based on merit and financial need to students who have at least one parent or guardian living in Franklin County.  Awards range from $1,000 to $1,500. Contact: West Central Regional Office, 85 Post Office Park, Suite 8518, Wilbraham, MA 01095; Phone (800)322-2303 x7715 or Email at franklin@massmed.org. Website: www.massmed.org/franklin .  Applications due by April 30th.

Franklin District Medical Society - Percy W. Wadman Scholarship (MA)

Amount: $1,000 to $1,500 annually, based on merit and financial need. Eligibility: MMS member. Any medical student who resides or whose family resides in Franklin County. Criteria: At least one parent or guardian must live in Franklin County. A letter of matriculation must be submitted from the medical school the individual is attending. A copy of the 1040 Federal tax form filed by the parent or guardian for the last tax year must be submitted. A copy of the letter of recommendation from the undergraduate school to the medical school must be submitted. Download the Percy W. Wadman, M.D. Scholarship application form (.doc).
For More Information please visit:
http://www.massmed.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Scholarship_Information&TEMPLATE=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=24480 or contact
MMS West Central Regional Manager, Cathy Salas, csalas@mms.org (800) 522-3112.

Georgia State Medical Education and Board Georgia Board for Physician Workforce Scholarship Program (GA)

Applicants must have financial need and a strong commitment to practice medicine in a Board-approved Georgia county having a population of 35,000 persons or less. All applicants must be legal residents of the State of Georgia and have obtained a bachelor's degree. Each applicant must be accepted into an accredited four-year U.S. medical school offering degrees in Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy. Scholarships are awarded as contracts for a maximum of four years. Repayment of the awarded scholarship will normally be deferred during the approved residency program. The State Medical Education Board will only approve residencies in Family Practice, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and General Surgery. Credit for practice repayment is on a "year for year" basis. The recipient must practice for one year in a Board-approved county in return for each year he/she received the scholarship while in medical school. Applications may be requested from: Georgia State Medical Education Board Georgia and Board for Physician Workforce Scholarship Program, 1718 Peachtree Street, NW., Suite 683 Atlanta, GA 30309-2496 404-206-5419 (office) 404-206-5428 (fax) Website: http://www.mcg.edu/students/finaid/medicaled.htm

H. Fletcher Brown Scholarship (DE)

Scholarships will be granted for a course of study leading to a degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O). Applicants must have completed all required preliminary studies and be: a resident of Delaware who was born in Delaware, (birth certificate required); a college senior planning to enter the first year of graduate school; of good moral character; and requiring financial assistance. The amount of the scholarship grant is determined by the Scholarship Committee and is awarded in installments over the course of study. Email Robbie.testa@pncadvisors.com for more information. Application deadline: March 15.

Hampden District Medical Society Scholarship (MA)

Student who are residents of Hampden County, MA, enrolled or accepted to an accredited medical school, and in good academic standing may apply for the award of $1,000. For application, contact Suzanne Skibinski, Hampden District Medical Society, 1111 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA 01089-1540; Phone: (413) 736-0661 or Fax (413) 731-8990. Email: hdms@massmed.org Application deadline: September 1.

Hampshire District Medical Society Educational Grant (MA)

Eligibility restricted to medical students who have been residents of Hampshire County for 5 consecutive years.  Two awards, The Rollin M. Johnson, MD Scholarship and the Hampshire District Medical Society Scholarship, provide $2,000 each and recipients are chosen by lottery. Contact: West Central Regional Office, 85 Post Office Park, Suite 8518, Wilbraham, MA 01095; Phone (800)322-2303 x7715 or Email:Hampshire@massmed.org.  Website: www.massmed.org/hampshire. Application deadline: April 30.

Horace Smith Fund/Walter S. Barr Scholarships (MA)

At least four awards of $5,000 are made annually to Hampden County, Massachusetts, residents who are selected on the basis of scholastic record, available resources, need and other pertinent information. Applications are available online or by contacting the Horace Smith Fund between September 1 and February 1 for the coming academic year. Applications should be sent to the Executive Secretary, the Horace Smith Fund, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103. Telephone: (413) 739-4222. Visit www.horacesmithfund.org for more details. Application deadline: February 1.

Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund for Medical Education (NJ)

Scholarships are awarded yearly by The Muhlenberg Foundation to provide annual financial aid to one or more needy candidates matriculating in a program for a career degree in the study of medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry. Candidate must have attended to elementary or secondary school in Union, Somerset, or Middlesex County, New Jersey. For more information visit http://www.jfkmc.org/jfk-foundation/scholarships .  Deadline to Apply: May 1.

Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundation (IL)

Residents of Illinois are eligible for the $1000 scholarships, which are awarded to students currently enrolled in an accredited medical school. Academic merit is another primary selection criterion. Instructions and an application may be found at the Foundation's website: www.ihatoday.org/uploadDocs/1/2011scholarship.pdf. Application deadline: April 15.

James Z. Naurison Scholarship (MA and CT)

For undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Berkshire Counties in MA; and Enfield and Suffield, CT. Scholarships are for $1,000 each and may be renewed for all four years of graduate education. Selection process is competitive and based on academic merit and financial need. Applications are accepted after January 1 online at http://www.communityfoundation.org/ Contact: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, 1500 Main Street, PO Box 15769, Springfield, MA 01115. Phone: (413) 732-2858 Application deadline: March 31.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Strickler, Feinman and Foreman Fleisher Loan and Scholarship Funds (PA)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is offering three scholarship opportunities: The Albert Strickler Memorial Fund provides an interest-free loan up to $5,000 to medical students as an aid to their education. The Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Fund which offers an interest-free loan from $2,000-$5,000 to medical and law students. The Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund provides a $2,000-$8,000 scholarship to women to obtain their professional education to be used towards tuition.  For more information, please visit:  https://www.jewishphilly.org/programs-services/educational-scholarships/educational-loan-and-scholarship-funds.  Applications are available March 1st and accepted through May 15th.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Vocational Service Scholarship (IL)

Eligible criteria include: must be of the Jewish faith; born or raised in Chicago Metropolitan area or have one continuous year of employment in Cook County/Chicago Metro area prior to starting professional education; intend to practice in Chicago metro area after graduation; full-time enrollment in a professional post-graduate program; career promise in helping profession such as medicine. Personal interviews are required. Go to website http://www.jvschicago.org/scholarship/ to download an application. Contact by email: jvsscholarship@ jvschicago.org, or phone:(312) 673-3457. Application deadline: February 15.

Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship (AL & FL)

Residents of Alabama and northwest Florida who attend a recognized private medical school (wherever located) are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic performance, recommendations, financial need, and the selection committee's evaluation of the applicant's motivation, character, ability, and promise. Special consideration may be given to those applicants who desire to become general practitioners or internists. Scholarships are for one year, and award amounts will vary according to the recipient financial situation, relative cost of the medical school, and amount of Trust income available for distribution. For more information and for an application, contact Elaine Catoe, Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship Trust, c/o BankTrust, P.O. Box 469, Brewton AL 36427-0469. Phone: 251-431-7800. Application deadline: May 15.

Kelly-Prentiss Scholarship Fund (IN)

Resident of LaPorte County, Indiana, may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship during their fourth year in medical school. To receive information and applications, please contact: Mr. Duane G. Mertl, Vice President and Trust Officer, First Citizens Bank, NA, PO Box 1125, Michigan City, IN 46360, (219) 874-9225. Application deadline: May 1.

Kenneth and Bessie Ladeau Trust (VT)

Applicants must be residents of Vermont enrolled in the final two years of medical school, or may be residents of New Hampshire if no Vermont residents qualify. Awards typically range from $300 to $900, and the award is renewable with another application. For an application contact: Massucco & Marchica, PC, Attorneys at law, 90 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101; Phone: (800) 726-3203; Email: vtlaw@hotmail.com.

Lee C. Van Wagner Scholarship (NY)

Eligible students are residents of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga & St. Lawrence Counties in New York. Scholarship requires a service commitment in these counties. For an application, contact: Mary E. Jones, Director of Membership Services, Medical Society of the Counties Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga & St. Lawrence, Four County Management Corporation, 27 New Hartford Shopping Center, New Hartford, NY 13413-2144; Phone: (315) 735-2204; Email: mjones@medsocieties.com.   Application deadline: July 1.

McFarland Medical Trust Grant (IL)

The grant pays room and board, tuition, books and supplies, equipment and other living expenses to medical students who agree to practice as a primary care physician in Havana, IL. For each year of funding, the student is required to work for two years in Havana. Recipients must sign a written contract, and two financially responsible adults must co-sign this contract. Also, they must demonstrate a strong commitment to the Havana, IL, area. Recipients who fail to complete the service obligation must repay all outstanding funds with interest accruing from the disbursement date. For further information contact: Havana National Bank McFarland Medical Trust Grant, 112 South Orange, Havana, IL, 62644.  Phone: 309-543-3361, ext. 215.

Medical School Scholarships at Bowdoin College (ME)
  • Garcelon and Merritt Fund
  • Robinson-Davis Fund
  • Peters Medical Education Fund

Eligible students are residents of Maine, with preference given to Bowdoin College graduates. Non-Bowdoin graduates must wait until the second year of medical school to apply. Award amounts vary from $500 to $2000, except for the Peters Fund, where awards may be much higher. For information and an application, go to website.  Application deadline: December 20.

Middlesex North District Medical Society Scholarship (MA)

The Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship Fund is available to any medical student who is enrolled and has completed one year at an accredited medical school in the US or Canada. Applicants must be a legal resident of one of the towns comprising the district: Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford. For application forms, contact The Middlesex North District Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1411; Phone (800) 944-5562 or fax (781) 464-4823. Application deadline: April 9.

National Medical Fellowships-Hugh J. Anderson Memorial Scholarship (MN)

Up to five awards of $2,500 each are annually presented to minority students (black, Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, mainland Puerto Ricans, and Mexican Americans) who are Minnesota residents and enrolled beyond their first-year in any accredited U.S. medical school. Selection criteria include academic competence, outstanding leadership, community service, and financial need. For more information and an application, visit http://www.nmfonline.org or write National Medical Fellowships, Inc., Fellowship in Academic Medicine, 5 Hanover Square, 15th Floor, New York NY 10004.  Application deadline: varies yearly.

Nolan Scholarship (CT)

Eligible students are residents of Middlesex County (including towns of Middletown, Portland, Cromwell, Higgunum, Moodus, Haddam, Essex, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Marlboro) who are enrolled in an accredited medical school. The fund was established to defray the costs of a medical education, and the scholarship may be renewable for four years. To apply, contact Phyllis Darby at 860-447-9408 or pdarby@ssmgt.com. For more information, write the Middlesex County Medical Association, PO Box 30, One Regency Drive, Bloomfield CT 06002.

Orazio DiMauro Foundation Scholarship (CT)

The Orazio DiMauro Foundation is accepting applications for a scholarship for students studying engineering or medicine. Eligible students must be a full time student, a resident of the greater Bridgeport CT area (which includes Trumbull, Monroe, Easton, Fairfield, Shelton, and Stratford) and demonstrate financial need. Applications for the scholarship can be obtained from the Orazio DiMauro Foundation at 545 Stratfield Rd Fairfield, CT 06425, or by email at ifidi@aol.com. For more information visit http://oraziodimauro.org The deadline for the application is April 1, and for all supporting materials is May 15. Announcements and notifications will be made in July.

Peter Frandsen Scholarship (NV)

Nevada residents who attend an accredited U.S. medical school are eligible to apply for these one-year grants. The amount varies with number of applicants and available funds. For an application, contact: Cynthia Rambo, Nevada State Medical Association, 3660 Baker Lane #101, Reno NV 89509; Phone: (702) 825-6788. Application deadline: July 1.

Richard B. Irvine MD Memorial Scholarship Award (CA)

Students of accredited medical schools who reside or graduated high school in the following California cities are eligible: Concord, Clayton, Antioch, Pittsburg, Benicia, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Pacheco, Pleasant Hill, Martinez or Lafayette. Recipients are selected based upon financial need. Completed applications, along with a copy of a high school diploma or proof of residence in one of the cities listed above, and a letter of recommendation from the Dean of the applicant's medical school should be mailed to Mt. Diablo Medical Center, Clinical Education Committee, 2540 East Street, PO Box 4110, Concord CA 94524-4110. Applications may be obtained from the Physician Services Department, Mt. Diablo Medical Center by e-mailing Patti.Grcina@JMMDHS.com or calling (925) 674-2188.

Rocco D. LaPenta Medical Scholarship Trust (NH, MA, CT)

Rocco D. LaPenta of Walpole NH funded this Trust to provide for tuition incurred by eligible students in the study of medicine. Recipients of this $10,000 grant will be selected based upon the merit of the applicant as shown by his or her academic aptitude, achievement, and willingness to contribute to others or the community. Candidates must also have attended secondary schools for at least three years in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or Connecticut. Preference is given to candidates from New Hampshire. For more information contact www.citizensbank.com/scholarships. Application deadline: May 31st.

Roland Jackson Medical Scholarship (MA)

Eligible students are graduates of either Swampscott or Marblehead High School OR were residents of Swampscott or Marblehead during their high school years, and who have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited medical school. Awards amounts are based on factors including indebtedness for undergraduate and graduate education, financial support from parents, and any other factors brought to the committee's attention. For an application and/or information, contact The Reverend Dean Pedersen, Jackson Medical Scholarship Committee, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA 01907; Phone: (781) 592-6081. Application deadline: June 15.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Medical Scholarship (CA)

Applicants must have attended at least four of the six secondary grade school years at a Santa Barbara County school, and have graduated or will graduate from a Santa Barbara County high school. Applicants must be full-time medical students at an approved US college or university. Areas of study include medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, business, education, and a variety of Masters and PhD programs. Applicants should complete an application online and submit all supporting materials in January and are required to have a personal interview in Santa Barbara in March. Applications are available online at www.sbscholarship.org. Please call (805) 687-6065 or email info@sbscholarship.org with any questions. Application deadline: January 31.

Scholarship Fund of Tulsa County Medical Society (OK)

Applicants must be a legal resident of Tulsa Metro Area for at least 5 previous years and must be enrolled in a fully accredited medical school.  Amount and number of awards vary annually, and awards are made primarily on basis of financial need with consideration of demonstrated scholastic ability.  For more information, contact TCMS, 2021 South Lewis Street, 3560, Tulsa, OK  74104.  Phone: (918)743-6184; Email: tcms@tcmsok.org  Application deadline: July 1.

Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Scholarship (FL)

Eligibility criteria are: legal residency in Dade County, Florida, for at least the most recent five years; and great potential and promise as a doctor by their abilities as measured by grades, positions held in extracurricular activities and volunteer actions in the community. Applicants must interview with the selection committee in Miami before receiving an award. Scholarship amounts usually range from $1500 to $10,000. Contact Dr. Joseph Davis via email at jhdavismd@earthlink.net. Information and an application may be found at www.miamirotary.org. Application deadline: February 26.

Thomas P. and Edwina H. Devlin Medical Scholarship Fund (MA)

Restricted to residents of Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn who have been accepted to an accredited medical school. Awards vary by the year and range from $100 to $4,000. Applicants are judged on the basis of personal character, academic standing, and financial need. For an application and information, contact Josephine Devlin, Doctor Thomas P. and Edwina H. Devlin Medical Scholarship Fund, 34 Pleasant Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180; (781) 438-7828 Application deadline: June 1. For more information please visit: http://www.devlinmedicalscholarship.org/

Ty Cobb Educational Foundation (GA)

Medical students who are residents of the state of Georgia, with demonstrated financial need and scholastic merit are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Application forms are available after March 15. Contact: The Ty Cobb Educational Foundation, PO Box 3266, Augusta GA 30914-3266; Email : tycobb@mindspring.comVisit www.tycobbfoundation.com for more details.Application deadline: June 15.

US Bank: Arthur and Dorren Parrett Scholarship Fund (WA)

Eligible applicants must be a Washington state resident at time of application and must have completed the first year of study in an accredited medical school. Financial need and academic merit are also selection criteria. Fifteen to twenty awards ranging from $900 to $2100 are funded annually. Application forms are available between Feb 1 and July 15 by contacting: US Bank National Assoc., Trustee, Parrett Scholarship Foundation, PD-WA-T21P, 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2100, Seattle WA 98101-4085. Telephone: (206) 34403690. Application deadline: July 31.

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VT)

Scholarships administered through VSAC are offered exclusively to Vermont residents. Interested applicants may go to the website www.vsac.org for more information. Applications may be requested in writing at: Scholarship Programs, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, PO Box 2000, Champlain Mill, Winooski, VT 05404-2601; Email: info@vsac.org.

Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship Fund (CT)

Eligible students are entering their fourth year of medical school and must be a resident of CT for at least 5 years. Students demonstrating financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interests and community service will be considered. Trust will provide scholarships for tuition and living expenses within limits of available funds. For an application, contact the AMS Office of Financial Aid or Ms. Mary Yokose, Waterbury Medical Association, One Regency Drive P.O. Box 30, One Regency Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002 (203) 753-4888, E-mail: myokose@assmgt.com. Application Deadline: April 30.  

William F. Grupe Foundation Scholarship (NJ)

Residents of Bergen, Essex, and Hudson counties in New Jersey may apply for these $1,000 awards. Applicants must also intend to practice medicine in New Jersey. For more information and an application, contact: William F. Grupe Foundation, PO Box 775, Livingston NJ 07039; Phone: (973) 428-1190.

Worcester District Medical Society (MA)

Amount and number of scholarship awards vary annually. Second, third, and fourth year applicants must be legal resident of Central Massachusetts currently attending an accredited medical or osteopathic school. Other selection criteria include: scholastic achievement, financial need, and community service. See www.wdms.org/scholarship_fund.htm for an application and more information. Phone: (508) 753-1579; Email: wordmsa@massmed.org Application deadline: July 26.

Career Plans/Specialized Fields/Research Fellowships

AHA Scientific Councils Student Scholarships

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Councils are offering Student Scholarships in Cerebrovascular Disease and Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. Students in medical schools or in masters or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available are eligible to apply. The award is for students to work on a project or projects either in a block of several months or over a longer period. The minimum full-time commitment is two months as most projects take place over the summer months. The typical applicant for these scholarships will be conducting research over the summer.  Application Deadline:  March 1.

American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research

Society for Pediatric Research and American Pediatric Society are offering opportunity to medical students who wish to participate in research in pediatric lab/research group at medical school other than your own.  Provides maximum stipend of $5,508, 2-3 months working 40 hours a week in research environment.  Application deadline: January 24.  Visit website at www.aps-spr.org for details.

CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship, the

Looking for medical students with a strong interested in public health or in practicing medicine with a broad, analytic perspective. Eight competitively selected fellows will spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offices in Atlanta, GA where they carry out epidemiological analysis in various areas of public health. Application materials for the 2010-2011 fellowship year must be postmarked by December 1.  Find more at website or email dcexperience@cdcfoundation.org.

Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars

This is a one year fellowship program available to students with advanced standing in a US medical, osteopathic, or dental school; or enrolled in a doctoral-level program at a US school of public health, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. Applicants must have strong academic records and must be a US citizen or permanent US resident. PhD candidates must have completed their Master's level coursework. All other professional doctoral degrees must have completed their basic science courses and one year of clinical clerkship prior to the start of the fellowship year. To learn more and obtain an application, please visit website.

HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program

Cloister Program was established in 1985 to give outstanding students at U.S. medical schools the opportunity to receive research training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.Research Scholars spend nine months to a year on the NIH campus, conducting basic, translational or applied biomedical research under the direct mentorship of senior NIH research scientists. After second or third year of medical or dental school is an ideal time to determine how biomedical research could play a part in your career, before you formulate your plans for residency or postgraduate training. 42 medical or dental students are selected to become Research Scholars. For more information, visit http://www.hhmi.org/cloister/program.html.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Medical Fellows Program supports second and third year U.S. medical and dental students a year of full-time biomedical research training.  The fellowship research may be conducted at any academic or nonprofit institution in the United States, except the NIH. Those enrolled in MD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply. An annual stipend of $29,000, an annual fellow's allowance of $5,500, and an annual research allowance of $5,500 is awarded.  Application deadline: January 1.

The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia offers second and third year students with interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus in DC.  Students must submit prescreening application by November 1 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.  

The Medical Research Fellows Program at K-RITH is targeted for second and third year students interested in conducting research in HIV, TB, or co-infection in a state-of-the-art research institute in Durban, South Africa.  Students must submit a prescreening application by November 1 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.

HHMI Summer Medial Fellows Program will support 20 first year students working in HHMI labs for 8-10 weeks.  Students must be in good standing at a U.S. medical, dental, or veterinary school.  Aimed at those wishing to explore summer research experience with intent for year-long program.  A stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks and up to $1,000 roundtrip relocation costs. Application deadline is February 15.  

Apply online via HHMI at http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medfellows.html. For more information, email: medfellows@hhmi.org; Phone: (800) 448-4882 ext. 8889. 

Joseph Collins Foundation

The application process is initiated by the student's medical school with a request for the official form. The application is filed by the medical school with a letter from the dean affirming the student's eligibility on the basis of qualifications, merit, and need. The letter must also indicate that the applicant has a desire to specialize in neurology, psychiatry, or to practice general medicine. Applicants must be rising second year students and have academic standing in the upper half of the class and a demonstrated interest in the arts or other cultural pursuits. Award amount is $5,000 and may be renewable. Request an application before January 15 from Joseph Collins Foundation, Attn: Augusta L. Packer, Secretary/Treasurer, 153 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022.
Application deadline: March 1.

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

This partnership program provides medical students, early in their training, with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. Students participate in an eight-to twelve-week structure research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics. Students may train at an NIA-supported National Training Center or, for a limited number of medical schools, at their own institution. Application Deadline: January 31.  Program Guidelines and applications can be obtained from http://www.afar.org/research/funding/mstar.

National and Regional Student Research Forums

These annual forums offer young investigators the opportunity to present their research, receive meaningful feedback, and participate in scholarly discussions with peers and established scientists. Awards are presented to students with the highest-rated oral and poster presentations. Three regional forums are held prior to the national forum every year. For more information, visit the website: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/other-research-opportunities.shtml.

NIH Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University. The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools. The Scholars Program is funded through the NIH intramural research program. The Scholarship provides each accepted student a living stipend, health insurance coverage, and a travel allowance for the duration of Ph.D. training. In addition, the program fully covers tuition at Oxford or Cambridge. Applications due January 1.  For more information please see http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov.

One Medical Group Scholarship Program

Third year medical students continuing with fourth year medical studies in 2014-2015 interested in primary care are eligible for this $10,000 award.  Please apply at the beginning  of January and March 14 is deadline. One Medical Group is a primary care practice designed around the fundamentals of quality medicine: listening, evidence, collaboration, trusted relationships and more time with patients.  Learn more at onemedical.com. Additional contact information at contactus@applyists.com (Subject Line: One Medical), toll free 855-670-ISTS.

Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award

Available for undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  Purpose is to mentor and encourage young potential scientists and physicians to enter the field of neurological research.  Washington Family is passionate about the importance of supporting young adults in the field of science. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of US.  Awardee will be hired in a paid position ($30K-$40K) for one year to conduct research in a Department of Neurosurgery laboratory.  Keith L. Black, MD, Chair of Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery will mentor.  Application Deadline:  March 15, 2015.  Application Download at cedars-sinai.edu/washingtonscholars.  For more information:  Paulette and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award, Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, c/o Samantha Phu, 127 S. San Vicente Blvd., AHSP Suite A6600, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

This program is designed to provide educational services, leadership training, and funding to reimburse a portion of medical school related debt. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding medical students for a four-year period. Students who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine and who will enter their fourth year of medical school in the fall may apply. The PLF will award scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each. For additional information contact Jane Ireland at jireland@fpleaders.org, (888) 995-5700 ex: 1249. Or write Pisacano Leadership Foundation, 1648 McGrathiana Pkwy, Ste. 550, Lexington, KY 40511. Applications are available at http://www.pisacano.org.  Application deadline: March 1.

Sarnoff Endowment for Biomedical Research

Eligibility: The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled. Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability. Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship. Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment. There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa. The Foundation will not handle visa matters for applicants.

Stipend and Benefits: Fellowship awardees receive the following benefits: $28,500 stipend; Allowances up to $7,000 for travel to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory, moving expenses, health insurance and computer equipment; Financial support to attend the Sarnoff Annual Scientific Meeting and NIH Clinical Investigator Student Trainee Forum Funds for travel to present a paper, based on Fellowship research, at two national conferences.

For more information visit: http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Info

Seed Grant Research Program

Offered by the AMA Foundation, this program provides $2,500 grants to medical students, physician residents and fellows for basic science, applied or clinical research projects. Grants are awarded in the following research categories: cardiovascular/pulmonary Diseases, HIV/AIDS, leukemia, neoplastic diseases, and secondhand smoke. For more information, go to: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/seed-grant-research.shtml, e-mail seedgrants@ama-assn.org or call (312) 464-4200. Application available in September.

Gender (Women)

Alpha Epsilon Iota Scholarship

Two awards of $3000 to $4000 are awarded annually to female medical students. Selection criteria include academic merit and financial need. For an application, phone Donna O'Malley at 1-800-999-9658; or write: McDonald Financial Group, Key Trust Client Services, PO Box 89464, Cleveland, OH 44101-6464, ATTN: Donna O'Malley, Mail code OH-01-27-1614. Application deadline: May 31.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships

The AAUW offers Selected Professions Fellowships for women in either their third or fourth year of professional study. Awards range from $5000 to $12,000. Applicants should be a US citizen or permanent resident and enrolled full-time in an accredited program. More information and a downloadable application may be found on website. Application deadline: January 1.  More resources for women.

American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Foundation

Scholarships and loans are offered by ABWA through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Fund. Scholarships include the $3,000 President's Scholarship and the Glorine Tuohey Memorial Scholarship for $3,000, which are awarded annually.The $10,000 Ruth H. Bufton Scholarship is awarded each odd-numbered year; the $10,000 Hilary A. Bufton Jr. Scholarship is awarded each even-numbered year. Candidates for special scholarships need not be sponsored by a chapter and information about the scholarship is mailed to designated universities each year. For more information, visit the website.  

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

AMWA awards 4 (four) $1000 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered.   Applications are accepted during two periods of the academic year: August 1-September 30 and December 15-January 31.  Please submit applications only during the listed periods. For more information please visit website.  More resources for women.

Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) honors the memory of Anne C. Carter, MD, with an annual award for outstanding student leadership. The recipient will receive $1000, and the nominating chapter, if applicable, will also receive $1000. The annual nomination deadline is December 15. Details can be found at website.

Anne Crosby Emery Alumnae Fellowship

Fourth-year students at Brown may apply for these fellowships, which are awarded annually to honor women in the graduating class on the basis of scholarly ability and excellence of character to aid them in graduate studies at any university. Two fellowships are usually awarded in the amount of $9000. For more information visit the website or contact Linda_Dunleavy@brown.edu. Application deadline: March 18.

Daughters of American Revolution Medical Scholarships

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.  Eligiblility requirements:  minimum 3.25 GPA, enrolled in graduate-level medical school, demonstrated financial need and US citizen.  Award:  $5,000.  Applications must be postmarked by February 15.  General Scholarship information available.  More resources for women.

Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship (MA)

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. For more information visit the website.  Application cycle begins October - December.  

FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program

FINCAD has long believed that deep market knowledge, transparency and trustworthiness play critical roles in making financial markets safe for all participants, emphasizing women.  For these reasons, this annual scholarship encourages and supports outstanding women in the field of finance with focus on use of derivatives in capital markets and/or financial risk management.  Award:  $10,000.  Eligibility:  open to all women of any age and citizenship who are studying graduate-level Finance.  Application Deadline:  February 27.  Website.

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

This fund provides scholarships for women, preferably Jewish, to obtain professional educations. Grant distributions range from $2,000-$8,000 and are administered by a local bank. The money is sent directly to the recipient's school to be used for tuition only. Applications available on website.  Application deadline: May 15.

Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship

The AMA Foundation, in partnership with the AMA Women Physicians Section Congress (WPS), has established the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship program. Research scholarship of $10,000 with goal of promiting women in the medical profession and strengthening the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs and interests of women physicians and medical students. Applications are due by July 15. To learn more about this opportunity and to obtain the application, please visit website.   More resources for women.

Leah J. Dickstein MD Award

Sponsored by the Association of Women Psychiatrists, the Leah J. Dickstein award is open to female medical students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, creativity, and leadership. The recipient is invited to the AWP Annual Meeting to receive the award and present her work. Interested students must be nominated by their medical school by Dean's Office or Office of Women in Medicine.  For more information visit website

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (World Bank)

Women from developing countries currently residing in the US or Canada who are enrolled in an accredited institution may apply for one of six to ten grants of $12,000 each. Other eligibility criteria include: record of service to women and children in her country; intent to return to a developing country in two years; aged 25 or older at time of application. Information and an application may be found on website.  Email: MMMF@worldbank.org.  Applications available September 15 and due January 18.

Wellesley College Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for women medical students. Applications and instructions may be found at website. M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship-Applicants may be graduates of any US college and be enrolled in any accredited US medical school. The award amount is $11,000 "for the study of medicine with a view to general practice, not psychiatry."

Sarah Perry Wood Medical Fellowship-Available to Wellesley graduates only who are accepted or enrolled in a medical program. Award amount up to $71,000.

For more information, email: cws-fellowships@wellesley.edu or call (781) 283-3525. Send application packets to: Secretary to the Committee on Extramural Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships, Wellesley College, Center for Work and Service, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203. Application deadline: January 10.

Women in Medicine (WIM)

Women in Medicine (WIM) will present four $5,000 Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada this year. Scholarships presented at the annual WIM meeting, with expectation that  medical students will be present to receive their awards. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBT community.  Applications are due February 1. For more information, visit website.

Writing Contests

DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award

Baylor College of Medicine announces annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.  Only original poetry on a medical subject and by undergraduates currently enrolled in accredited United States medical schools is eligible.  Each medical student may submit only one poem, not to exceed 2 pages.  Entries must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2013.  Poems must be on a medical subject.  Winners will be announced in July, 2014.  Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250.  Submissions should be sent to:  Dr. David H. Berger, Chairman, Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards, Professor and Vice-Chairman, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Attention: Holly Shilstone, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, 404D, Mail Stop 390, Houston, Texas 77030.  For contest details, visit: Baylor College of Medicine Poetry Contest. 

William Carlos Williams Poetry Contest

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 32nd annual poetry writing competition during the 2013-2014 academic year. The competition is open to medicine students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada.  Entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2013. The top three poets will be awarded $300, $200 and $100 respectively. Entries should be mailed to: Northeast Ohio Medical University | Department of Family and Community Medicine, WCW Poetry Competition | 4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95 | Rootstown, Ohio 44272-0095.  For contest details, visit http://www.neomed.edu/.