External 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.

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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. Each medical school nominates 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 Underrepresented in Medicine, formerly the Minority Scholars Award

Medical student tuition assistance scholarships offered through the AMA Foundation.  This program not only encourages diversity in medicine and the elimination of health care disparities, but also rewards outstanding academic excellence, leadership activities and a dedication to serving vulenarble or underserved populations.  Each scholarship is in the amount of a $10,000.  Nominee must be a rising fourth year medical student, a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S and from traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical profession.  Applications Available: December.  Nominations Due: February 1. 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.  Scholarships range from $500 to $2,500.  The top students in each region have the chance to win two additional awards.  Sponsors must have at least three years of service by August of the application year.  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.  View website for details.  

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 to eligible students of Armenian descent. Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited US college.  Must be a US citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the US For information and to download applications visit website.   Application deadline: March 15.

Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship

The Chinese American Medical Society is offering scholarships to current medical students.  The society awards 3 to 5 scholarships a year to medical and/or dental students and scientists.  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. Applications are online through website.   Application deadline: April 30.

Chinese American Physicians Society Scholarship

The Chinese American Physicians Society (CAPS) is offering four scholarships of $2000 to $5000 annually to United States medical school students. CAPS Scholarships are open to all medical students in need of financial aid.  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: Mid-March. 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.  Candidates must have outstanding undergraduate record, financial need and attending designated college or university.  $18,000 stipend.  Applications due in January. Visit website for details.   

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. For more information, 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 a US 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 website.  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.  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.  JMSA also considers students who demonstrate academic excellence and show a strong interest in the Japanese Medical Society of America.  For application forms, deadlines and more information please review the JMSA website.  

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. Download application on website.  Application deadline: February 1.

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. See website for details.  Application deadline: January 1.

National Italian American Foundation

Several scholarships are available to students of Italo-American heritage. To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education with grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent) and be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien. Download the scholarship handbook on website.   Deadline is March 1.

Native American Student Scholarships and Financial Aid

Native American Student Scholarships and Financial Aid can be found in the Native American College Student Support Guide.  In this guide, Native American and non-tribal students can learn about some of the trials facing this community of learners while also tapping into a range of resources meant to bolster Native American student numbers and support them while in school.   Visit website for  more information.

New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society (NEHMDS) Scholarship

The applicant must be of Greek 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 May. NEHMD scholarship website.  Applications are due by February 1.

Paul O. 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.  Contact AMS Financial Aid Office for details and deadline is April 1.

Rhode Island Polonia Scholarship Foundation (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, visit website.  Application deadline: March 31.

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 October 1. See website for details.  

Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA) Scholarships

The Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA) is offering scholarships to third year medical students.  Of the seven scholarships awarded, two are travel scholarships 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 application and more details.

Groups Underrepresented in Medicine

AMA Underrepresented in Medicine, formerly the Minority Scholars Award

Medical student tuition assistance scholarships offered through the AMA Foundation.  This program not only encourages diversity in medicine and the elimination of health care disparities, but also rewards outstanding academic excellence, leadership activities and a dedication to serving vulenarble or underserved populations.  Each scholarship is in the amount of a $10,000.  Nominee must be a rising fourth year medical student, a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S and from traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical profession.  Applications Available: December.  Nominations Due: February 1. For more information, visit website.  

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships

The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. offers graduate fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students from federally recognized US 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 US, be able to demonstrate financial need,  and be 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 website.   Application deadline: July 1.

ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program

The American Society of Hematology Award Program includes 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. Applications are available online.  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.  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 website for application. Deadline: April.  

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.  

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program

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.  Application deadline:  October 1.  Visit website for details.

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.  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  website.  

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. Visit website for more information.   Application deadline:  March 1.

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 $5,000 to $10,000 annually. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained to retain the grant. The application may be downloaded on website.  Application deadline:  June.

NYU School of Medicine Diversity Clerkship Award

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center is dedicated to increasing diversity within its department and the field of dermatology.  In support of this effort, the Department allocates funds on a yearly basis to third and fourth year medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine as defined by the AAMC (includes African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans) who are interested in doing a dermatology elective at NYU.  In order to apply for the Diversity Clerkship Award in Dermatology at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, please review the guidelines, download and complete the application . 

Point Foundation

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.  Point Foundation applications are available November 1.  

State Residency requirement

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.  Website.  Application deadline: June 1.

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 website.

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 website

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. 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.  Website.  Application deadline: December 31.  

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (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. Visit website for application.  Application deadline: March 31.

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. Website has details.  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, contact Wilson Central School District.  Application deadline: March 1.

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.  For more information, visit website.  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, visit website. Application deadline: April 30.

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. Details available.  Application deadline: April 1.

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. Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Meeting (usually in April). For more information visit website.  Application Deadline: January 1.  

Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Scholarships (PA)

Blair County Medical Society Scholarship:  $2,000.  Awarded to second, third, or fourth-year medical student who is resident of Blair County.  Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Education (LeCoMASE) Fund Amount: $2,500.  Awarded to medical student who is resident of Lehigh County in the state of Pennsylvania.  Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship Amount: $3,000.   Two awarded to full-time medical students who are residents of Lycoming County.  Montgomery County Medical Society Scholarship: $2,000.  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 visit website.  

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 website.  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 website.  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.  Website.  Applications due by April 30th.

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. Legal residents of the State of Georgia with bachelor's degree, 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 website

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. Details available.  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. Website.  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.  Website.  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. Visit website for 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 website. Application Deadline:  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. Application deadline: April 15.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Loan and Scholarship Funds (PA)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is offering scholarship and loan opportunities.  For more information, please visit website.  Please review requirements for each application, as they change each year.   Applications are 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. Download application on website.  Application deadline: February 1.

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, contact AMS Fin Aid office. Application deadline: May 15.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Student Scholarship (WA & OR)

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.

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 application, visit website.  Application deadline: March.

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 AMS Financial Aid Office. 

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 details, contact Society Office.  Application deadline: July 1.

McFarland Medical Trust Grant (IL)

The grant pays room and board, supplies and 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. For further information, contact Havana National Bank McFarland Medical Trust Grant.  

Medical School Scholarships at Bowdoin College (ME)

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 usually vary from $500 to $2000.  For information and an application, visit 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. Application deadline: January 1.

Nolan Scholarship (CT)

Eligible students are residents of Middlesex County (including towns of Middletown, Portland, Cromwell, Higganum, 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 $10,000-$15,000 scholarship may be renewable for four years. To apply, contact the Middlesex County Medical Association.  

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 website.  Application deadline:  April 1.  

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 Nevada State Medical Association.  Application deadline: July 1.

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.   Application deadline: May 31st.  See website for details.

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 Jackson Medical Scholarship Committee, Swampscott, MA 01907.  Application deadline: June 1.

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, dentistry, and pharmacy and a variety of Masters and PhD programs. Website.  Application deadline: January 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.  Visit website for details.  Application deadline: January 1.

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 more information please visit website. Application deadline: June 1. 

Tulsa County Medical Society Scholarship Fund (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, visit website.   Application due:  July 1.

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. Website.  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 Seattle Main Branch.  Application deadline: July 31.

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VT)

Scholarships administered through VSAC are offered exclusively to Vermont residents. Interested applicants may go to website.   

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.  Applications are available on website.  Application Deadline: April 30.  

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 website for more details.   Application deadline: July 28.

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 are 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.  Visit website for details.  Application Deadline:  March 1.

American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research

Society for Pediatric Research and American Pediatric Society is 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 for details.

American Society of Hematology Award

The American Society of Hematology HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists) Award is intended for medical students and residents in North America with an interest in hematology research. The award of a $5,000 stipend is intended 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.  Visit website for details.

CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

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 cdcexperience website.  

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.  For more information, visit  website.  

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

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 up to $15,000 and may be renewable.  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 website.  

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 careers. The program is based on the British system.  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 DPhil or PhD in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined MD/PhD 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.  Applications due December 1.  For more information please see website and program booklet.  

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.  Application Deadline:  April 1.  Download application on website.   

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.  Applications are available on website.   Application deadline is March 1.

Sarnoff Endowment for Biomedical Research

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. Seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability. Applications are 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.    Awardees receive stipend and allowances for travel, moving and insurance.  For more information visit website.  Deadline is January 1.

Seed Grant Research Program

Offered by the AMA Foundation, the Seed Grant Research 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, and pancreatic cancer and $5,000 in the area of neoplastic diseases for small research projects.  Application due by December 1 and more details on website.   

Gender (Women)

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: November 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 range from $3,000 to $10,000.  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 November 1- December 15.  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 October 1. Details can be found at website.

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.  Eligibility 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. 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 promoting 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.  Applications available September 15 and due January 18.

RIMWA Women's Health Research Scholarship

The Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association (RIMWA) is offering funding to Brown University medical students up to $500.  In keeping with RIMWA’s mission of recognizing the special needs of women in medicine, as both practitioners and patients, this funding opportunity seeks to support research in women’s health and gender specific medicine.  Applicants should send curriculum vitae with a description of their project, budget needs and relevance to the broad mission of RIMWA.  Awardees will be asked to present their research during the Annual Meeting held the first week of May. More information can be found on website


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.  Application deadline: December 1.

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 April 1. For more information, visit website.