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.

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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 provided on the website, and email, mail or fax it to:
Craig Burke, Project Associate
NYU Langone Medical Center
The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
240 East 38th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 263-5245
Fax: (212) 263-8752
Email: craig.burke@nyumc.org

General

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.  

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

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

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 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: Mid-March. For more information, visit website

HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists)

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

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.  Applications Available:  November.  Application Deadline: April 1.  

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.   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 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 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: 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.  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.  Email Contact:  connie.a.giampapa@jpmorgan.com.  

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.  

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. 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 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.  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.  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.  

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 of Scholarship Committee, 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 to download an application.  Application deadline: February 15.

Korean American Medical Association Scholarship

Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to Korean-American medical students in their first, second and third year of medical school.  Recipients are required to attend annual scholarship event to receive award.  Applications and information can be found on website. Completed applications must be mailed 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. 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 with 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.  

New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society Scholarship

The applicant must be of Greek descent and a student member of the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society. Awards between $1,500-$3,000 will be made based upon academic performance and/or need. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited medical or dental institution the following academic year. Applicants must have displayed an ongoing interest and commitment to the health field and to Hellenic issues and are required to receive the award in person in Boston in May. NEHMD scholarship website.  Applications are due by March 31.

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 at website.  

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 website.  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.   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. 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:  December.  

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.  

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.  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  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.  

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

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

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.  

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.

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: January 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 to download an application.  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 Christy Black, Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship Trust, c/o BankTrust, P.O. Box 469, Brewton AL 36427-0469. Application deadline: May 15.

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: April 1.

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.

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 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 website.  

Gender (Women)

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.

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.  

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

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.