For information on how to apply for a variety of institutional and outside scholarships and grants, please review our comprehensive list of Scholarship Opportunities below. This time-saving resource also includes links to a number of free scholarship, grant, and loan repayment program search services available to eligible medical students.
In order to be considered for one of these awards, students should apply early and follow the application instructions provided by the awarding organization. Unless a scholarship specifically states that it is automatically awarded, scholarships are awarded competitively, and consideration does not guarantee that a scholarship will be approved. To ensure maximum consideration, it is imperative that students are knowledgeable of the specific requirements and deadlines associated with all scholarship programs.
Please note that most of the aid information shown on the list, such as program descriptions, eligibility requirements, deadlines, and award amounts, has been obtained from external sources and is subject to change without notice. If you discover a broken link or information that has become outdated, please notify the Office of Financial Aid by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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AAMC Database – Loan Repayment/Forgiveness and Scholarships
This searchable data base provides detailed information about many of the state and federal programs available to medical and other health professions students.
ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition Scholarship
For the past 25 years, ABC Fundraising® has helped schools, youth sports teams, churches, and thousands of organizations all across America raise over 50 million dollars. It is now looking to award one determined and charitable student with its annual $2,500 scholarship. Current high school junior, high school senior, college undergraduate, or graduate students that have participated in consistent volunteer work may apply for the scholarship. An essay and a volunteer verification form are required as part of the application.
ACOFP Auxiliary Scholarship Programs
Auxiliary support provides assistance for qualified osteopathic medical students who are active members of the school’s American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) student chapter and intend to enter an AOA approved family medicine residency program.
The Emerging Osteopathic Leader Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to qualified emerging osteopathic student leaders in family medicine and the ACOFP. It offers osteopathic medical students $2,500 to help defray medical school and/or personal expenses and to affirm the recipients’ interest in association leadership.
The Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Scholarships
The ACOFP and Auxiliary of the ACOFP annually awards $1,000 awards to qualified medical students who have indicated an interest in family medicine and the ACOFP. These awards are intended to assist the students in defraying their medical school and/or personal expenses.
ACOM Fellows Program
The ACOM Fellows Program is a program that allows selected students to enroll half-time at ACOM to complete certain clinical experiences while simultaneously enrolling in a Master’s degree program at Troy University. Students must have completed the OMS II year and must be in good standing with ACOM to be eligible for this program. The program includes an ACOM tuition waiver. The annual number of awards varies dependent on funding. For more information,click the link below.
Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Tuition Assistance
Alabama Area Health Education Centers
The Alabama Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) offer mileage reimbursement and housing assistance for students who have already completed a rotation in primary care. For more information, visit the AHEC regional websites:
West Central: https://www.wcaahec.org/programs.html
Alabama Board of Medical Scholarship Awards
The Board of Medical Scholarship Awards (BMSA) was created as an incentive to increase the supply of primary care physicians (family practice, internal medicine, and pediatrics) and encourage their practice in the state’s rural medically underserved communities. For more information, please contact:
Kelly Parker, Executive Director
Board of Medical Scholarship Awards
P.O. Box 115
Montgomery, Alabama 36101
Email Kelly Parker
Phone: (334) 353-4800
Fax: (334) 353-4877
Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association (ALOMA)
ALOMA awards one scholarship each year for up to $5,000. Applicants should be from Alabama and must indicate in writing their intention to practice medicine in Alabama following completion of their residency training. Applicants must have successfully completed their first year of training and be in good standing with an AOA-accredited medical school.
Scholarships shall be awarded without regard to gender, religious preference, race, or national origin, however, financial need shall be considered. The deadline for submission is June 30th of each year. See the ALOMA website for application details.
Alliance Grassroots Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship – AMA
Must have an interest in and commitment to women’s and/or children’s health issues.
AMA Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship
The AMA Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship is one of the eight AMA Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship awards. The AMA Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship is for African-American, Latino/Hispanic, or Native Americans/Native Hawaiians/Alaska Natives scholars who demonstrate a dedication to serving vulnerable or underserved populations and who are aprroaching their final year of medical school.
AMASA Medical Student Scholarship
The AMASA Medical Student Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to assist rising senior medical students. This scholarship is made possible by the Alliance to the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through fund-raising events and by general and memorial contributions. Multiple awards totaling up to $10,000 will be presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Foundation of Alabama on April 14, 2018, in Montgomery. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2018.
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Awards
ACOFP student members have the opportunity to apply for awards and scholarships to provide monetary assistance to help defray medical school expenses. These awards and scholarships aim to acknowledge and award exceptional leadership within the ACOFP.
ACOFP & Auxiliary to the ACOFP Student of the Year Award in Memory of Marie Wiseman
This $5,000 award recognizes an osteopathic medical student who demonstrates excellence, leadership, and community service in family medicine. Nominations are solicited from the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, with the final selection made by the Auxiliary to the ACOFP and the Board of Governors.
Namey/Burnett Prevention Medicine Writing Award
The award honors the best preventive medicine papers submitted by osteopathic medical students, interns and residents. Nominations are solicited from colleges of osteopathic medicine and the general student membership, with the final selection made by the ACOFP Public Health and Wellness Committee.
American Indian College Fund
Students who are pursuing a graduate degree at any eligible college and who are registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe or have at least one parent or grandparent who is an enrolled tribe member may apply for The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships. These scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund, are funded by its partnerships with various donors, and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.
American Indian Graduate Center
The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States. Since the founding in 1969, AIGC has awarded more than 16,000 scholarships totaling over $44 million to graduate students in all fields of study.
The AIGC Fellowship program – https://www.aigcs.org/aigc-scholarship-fellowship-opportunities/graduate-opportunities
Gerald Peet Fellowship – https://www.aigcs.org/aigc-scholarship-fellowship-opportunities/graduate-opportunities
Dr. Beryl Blue Spruce Memorial Fellowship – https://www.aigcs.org/aigc-scholarship-fellowship-opportunities/graduate-opportunities
American Medical Association
Today's medical students and residents face greater financial pressures than ever before. The AMA Foundation provides financial assistance through scholarships, grants and awards to deserving medical students and residents across the nation.
American Medical Women’s Association
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) has multiple scholarship opportunities for Student Members.
American Osteopathic Foundation
The AOF offers a variety of grant, scholarship, and award opportunities to osteopathic medical students, residents, physicians, researchers, and osteopathic centers/programs. Through these opportunities, the AOF is able to recognize some of the exceptional individuals within the osteopathic profession who are making a difference.
AMVETS (American Veterans)
AMVETS (American Veterans), a Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, offers three scholarship programs specifically for veterans, active duty military, and members of the Guard/Reserves. Financial need is a consideration for these scholarships.
- The AMVETS Scholarship: $4,000 – ($1,000 awarded annually over four years). three (3) awarded each year
- The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo* Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship: $12,000 –
($3,000 awarded annually over four years), two (2) awarded each year
- The Henry G. Huestis Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 – (One payment of $1,000), one (1) awarded each year
For detailed eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the scholarships page of the AMVETS website.
AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award
The AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award honors and recognizes an osteopathic medical student who is committed to the principles of osteopathic medicine and who has made great strides toward becoming one of the top student leaders. This award will be given to an individual who is a current member of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association, who has successfully completed his/her first year of studies in an osteopathic medical school prior to Fall 2016, and who has been instrumental in motivating people and takes conscious, well calculated steps to develop him/herself and his/her followers.
Armed Forces Financial Assistance Programs – Air Force
The Armed Forces Financial Assistance Programs offer an annual grant as well as a monthly stipend for participants who are completing a residency.
Armed Forces Financial Assistance Programs – Army
The Armed Forces Financial Assistance Programs offer an annual grant as well as a monthly stipend for participants who are completing a residency.
Armed Forces Financial Assistance Programs – Navy
The Armed Forces Financial Assistance Programs offer an annual grant as well as a monthly stipend for participants who are completing a residency.
Armed Forces Health Profession Scholarship
The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program provides contracts for financial assistance to medical students in exchange for active duty service in participating military branches. Eligible participants may receive a scholarship to cover tuition, fees, and other related education expenses as well as a monthly stipend. Typically, for each year of participation in the AFHPSP, students must serve one year in the appropriate branch of the Armed Forces. Participation in a military residency program does not count toward discharge of the service obligations, although it does count toward promotion and retirement service. For more information, please contact a service branch representative in your area.
Air Force – https://www.airforce.com/careers/specialty-careers/healthcare/training-and-educ<>ation
Army – http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html
Navy – https://www.navy.com/joining/college-options/hpsp.html
Association of Black Women Physicians Rebecca Lee Crumpler, MD Scholarship
The Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) provides Rebecca Lee Crumpler, MD Scholarships to female medical students who are permanent residents of Southern California or enrolled in Southern California medical schools. The awards are based on financial need and academic merit. They also serve to recognize women who embrace the organization’s ideals as represented in the following mission statement: “ABWP is an organized network of Black Women Physicians committed to the improvement of public health and welfare through the advancement of knowledge concerning women and community health. We serve as a philanthropic source of funds to projects related to the health concerns of underserved communities. We endeavor to enhance the personal and professional quality of life of present and future Black Women physicians.”
Applicants must be in good academic standing at a Southern California medical or osteopathic school and/or be a permanent resident of Southern California in good academic standing at any accredited medical or osteopathic school. Proof of residency may be required.
B. Davis Scholarship
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic listed on the webpage below. You should also include your name, the name of the school you are attending this year and next, and what your future academic plans are.
Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship Students & Residents Grant
Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship Student Mission Grants are made possible by donations. The grants are for Christian healthcare students. The purpose of the grant is to provide assistance to students who are going on mission both domestically and internationally to serve the healthcare needs of unserved or underserved people of the world with the intent to share the love of Christ.
Blue Cross Blue Shield/ProAssurance Scholarship Program
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BLUE CROSS), through its private foundation called The Caring Foundation, is investing in the future of the Primary Care Physician Network by making available $3 million in scholarships, over a three-year period, to ACOM for the benefit of eligible third and fourth year students. ProAssurance is also a contributing sponsor to this program and will participate as a curriculum and governance advisor. The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) will administer the Blue Cross Scholarship Program.
The scholarship pays full tuition or tuition equivalent in the amount paid by the student to ACOM for OMS III and IV. For an OMS III recipient, the scholarship payment will be paid directly to ACOM at the beginning of each semester during the OMS III and OMS IV academic years. For an OMS IV recipient, the scholarship payment in the amount of tuition for OMS years III and IV will be paid directly to ACOM. ACOM will apply the year IV scholarship to the current year tuition and pay to the student the scholarship for the OMS III year—if the student prefers, the student may opt to receive this payment in three yearly installments.
A scholarship recipient agrees that upon graduation and completion of residency training, the scholarship recipient will perform a minimum of three (3) years of full-time service providing primary care services at an approved site in one of Alabama’s medically underserved counties or cities with fewer than 50,000 residents as of the most recent census. Scholarship recipients are required to begin service as soon as possible upon completion of their residency training program, but no later than six (6) months after completion of their training. Scholarship recipients who, for any reason, fail to begin or fail to complete service at their approved service location are in breach of the contract and incur damages.
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is a full-time student in good standing in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at ACOM and who has a proven commitment to the primary care disciplines listed in the Program Guide. A student is ineligible if the student has a suspended or revoked DEA, has ever been sanctioned or barred from participating in a federal program, or has an existing service obligation (see Program Guide for more information on the service obligation). Applicants will be evaluated regarding their demonstrated interest in primary care, their qualifications to participate in the BLUE CROSS Scholarship Program, and their commitment to serving the underserved. Only those students who are well-prepared, committed to practicing primary care, and able to relocate to an approved site in one of Alabama’s medically underserved counties or cities with fewer than 50,000 residents as of the most recent census should consider applying for this scholarship.
For more information, review the Program Announcement and Guide
Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award
The Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award recognizes an osteopathic medical student for his or her true dedication to osteopathic-oriented research.
CareerFitter’s 16th Annual Scholarship
CareerFitter, a website that offers a career assessment tool to examine multiple factors of the person to ensure a range of considerations is made to find an appropriate career, plans to award a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must have a grade point average higher than 2.4 as well as write an essay and complete a questionnaire.
Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship
The Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship is open to those who were part of Casey Family Services Foster Care in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont, and provides up to $10,000 over the course of a college career.
Christian Medical & Dental Associations
CMDA provides various mission scholarships for student and resident members wishing to spend time overseas as a rotation elective. The organization also provides a scholarship to medical students beginning their 1st or 2nd year to pay up to $25,000 per year toward medical school for those who go into full-time missions after graduation.
Westra Short-Term Mission Scholarship – For third and fourth year medical and dental students
Johnson Short – Term Mission Scholarship – For residents
Tami Fisk Mission Travel Grant – For medical personnel desiring mission service in East Asia.
Project Hope Northwest – Scholarships given to U.S. MD/DO students.
Naomi Kim Medical Missions Scholarship Fund – Scholarships given to healthcare students participating in their first Global Health Outreach short-term medical missions trip.
College Board’s Scholarship Search
Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)
Each year, the Council of the Osteopathic Student Government Presidents announces student winners for several awards. Each award is announced at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Annual Conference in April during the honors reception. Learn more about the awards below:
Student DO of the Year – http://www.aacom.org/cosgp/i-am-a-do-student/awards/sdoy
Student Researcher of the Year – http://cosgp.org/student-researcher-of-the-year-sroy/
Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship
Coupons Plus Deals, a website that offers coupons and discount codes for use in online shopping, is offering a $3,000 scholarship to one third-year or fourth-year student who enters the contest and meets its requirements. An essay is required as part of the application.
Denver Osteopathic Foundation
The Denver Osteopathic Foundation offers medical school scholarships to eligible and deserving students committed to osteopathic medicine. Consideration is given to residents of Colorado or to those who have lived, worked, or attended undergraduate college in Colorado. The Foundation anticipates that its scholarship recipients, upon completion of their medical education, will practice in Colorado. Second (transitioning to 3rd year), third, and fourth year (graduating) medical students are eligible to apply. To review the full Denver Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship guidelines and application procedures, download the Scholarship Application from the Foundation webpage below.
Dr. Rose M. Green Thomas Academic Medicine Scholarship Award
The Black Women Physicians Educational & Research Foundation invites first and second year minority female medical students to apply for the Dr. Rose M. Green Thomas Academic Medicine Scholarship Award. This $1,000 tuition assistance scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified minority female medical student who pledges a medical career in Academic Medicine. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited medical school and be a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and motivation for careers in Academic Medicine, leadership activities, and community involvement.
Drug-Rehabs.org Health Care Scholarship
Drug-Rehabs.org was founded with its primary mission to create a necessary Drug Education and Awareness Program in communities across the United States. As part of this mission, Drug-Rehabs.org has created a $5,000 scholarship for students pursuing a health-related course of study. An essay is required as part of the application.
In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment
- U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
- Consent to a release and be willing to provide a digital image and testimonial to be displayed on Drug-Rehabs.org
Emergency Dentists USA’s 4th Annual $5,000 Video Scholarship
Emergency Dentists USA is offering its fourth annual $5000.00 dental-themed scholarship, to students of all majors, college or high school. To apply, you must create and submit a short video on the topic posted on the webpage below.
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. Scholarships
Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. has awarded over $2.5 million in its asbestos scholarship fund so far. For 2018, the Group is offering three scholarships: one $5,000 scholarship, one $3,000 scholarship, and one $2,000 scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship:
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old and U.S. citizens
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a U.S. accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or in a graduate degree program
- Applicants must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
- Applicants must be students who witnessed a parent, sibling or other immediate family member battling cancer
Fastweb is a free resource that can be used by all ACOM students. As a leading scholarship search provider, Fastweb helps students find and apply for scholarships and provides members with information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.
Fisher House Scholarship Search
The Fisher House Foundation's Scholarships for Service is a free public resource for students of families with a military service background to search and access thousands of scholarship options. Every scholarship listed here is specifically tailored for active, guard and reserve military, Veterans, retired personnel or their families.
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarships
The Fleet Reserve Association is a community of enlisted Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel. Its Education Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees. The Foundation presents approximately $100,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.
You may apply for FRA Education Foundation Scholarships if you are affiliated with the USN, USMC or USCG through your own service or that of your spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent. FRA members in good standing, their spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are eligible for a wider range of FRA Member Scholarships. Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens and be full-time students at an accredited college and university in the United States.
Some of the scholarships have broad criteria for eligibility, while others are more specific. Here is a list of FRA’s scholarships and their eligibility criteria, as well as other scholarships offered by the Auxiliary of the FRA and other affiliated entities.
Frank and Louise Groff Foundation
The Frank and Louise Groff Foundation was created to assist students to become Registered Nurses or Medical Doctors by providing needed financial assistance for them to be able to pursue a career in medicine. This Foundation was established in 1970 under a provision of the Will of the late Louise Darby Groff who as a nurse recognized the great physical, moral, and spiritual benefits she received from her professional training. Scholarships are renewable for four years and are limited to students who have graduated form a public high school within Monmouth County, New Jersey.
Fresno-Madera Medical Society
The Fresno County Medical Society Scholarship Foundation is an incorporated entity 501 (c) (3) of the Fresno-Madera Medical Society, created to administer a perpetual and revolving scholarship fund for deserving medical students of Fresno and Madera counties.
Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarships Program
The Gamma Mu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program. In addition, effective 2016, the Gamma Mu Scholarship Program will award one scholarship annually (“The Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship in Memory of Ray Williams”) to a student from the broader LGBT community. These programs support a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, associate, bachelors and graduate degrees. Scholarships are offered for full-time study beginning at an accredited institution or program of the student’s choice.
Scholarships are awarded based upon financial need and the desire to pursue additional training through academic or vocational endeavors. The applicant must be a gay man (with the exception of the “Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship In Memory of Ray Williams” which will be awarded to an LGBT student) under 35 years of age, have completed high school (or GED) by June of the current year, and be a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to 1) students who are living in, have come from, or plan to attend school in a rural and/or underserved area; 2) students who have overcome issues of discrimination and/or marginalization within their community; 3) students who demonstrate leadership qualities and pursue goals to benefit the GLBT community; and 4) students who demonstrate a strong academic performance. All of these key factors are taken into consideration in evaluating scholarship applications. To qualify for a scholarship, students must:
- Submit a completed application online no later than March 31.
- Have completed high school or the GED by June of the application year.
- Be admitted to an accredited college, university, or vocational institution for fall of the current year or spring of the following year.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be a gay male (or LGBT student for the “Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship) under 35 years of age at time of application.
Gilberto and Lennetta Pesquera Medical School Scholarships
The Glens Falls (New York) Foundation Gilberto and Lennetta Pesquera Fund offers scholarship grants for medical school education on an annual basis to assist qualified men and women who have graduated from local area schools and have successfully completed the first year of medical school. The current amount for each grant is $4,000 per year. Four grants will be awarded for each academic year. These grants are restricted to tuition, fees, books and supplies. The payments are remitted directly to the educational institution for credit to the student’s account.
All applications received on or before the due date will be referred to the Pesquera Scholarship Committee for evaluation. All applicants must request that the medical school send an offical copy of his/her current academic record/transcript directly to the Committee Chairman.
In addition to an official transcript, first-time applicants must submit the application form, the names and contact information for two personal references, and a brief paragraph stating the area(s) of medicine that interest them and their career goals.
Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund for Medical Education
Scholarships are awarded yearly by the JFK-Muhlenberg Campus Board of Directors to provide financial aid to one or more qualified candidates pursuing a career in the study of medicine, osteopathy or dentistry.
Intermountain Vein Center Scholarship
Intermountain Vein Center (iVein.com), the trusted leader in preventing and treating vein disease, understands the importance of learning and practicing healthy habits during the formative college years and is offering the iVein® Health and Wellness Scholarship to reward students who are committed to a lifetime of healthy habits. Any current full-time undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 is welcome to apply.
Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded annually. Each semester one recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the institution of his or her choice. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the winning candidates’ institution.
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia administers annual educational loans and scholarships for medical school/graduate school students.
Jewish Vocational Services of Chicago Scholarships
Jewish Vocational Services of Chicago administers educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to help Jewish college and graduate students offset some of their financial burden. Assistance is available for those with financial need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000, and are renewable.
You are eligible to apply if you:
- Are Jewish
- Were born and raised in Chicago metropolitan area*, including Lake County, Indiana; or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment
- Intend to remain in the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school
- Are entering an accredited graduate program in a helping profession** on a full-time basis for the full 2019-2020 academic year or
- Are entering your junior or senior years of an accredited bachelor’s degree program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full 2019-2020 academic year
- Demonstrate financial need and career promise
- Are available for an in-person interview between March 1 and April 20, 2019
*Chicago metropolitan area includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.
**Applicants must demonstrate career promise in a helping profession such as:
- BUSINESS (undergraduate only)
- COMMUNICATIONS at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign only
- EDUCATION – journalist, Jewish studies, teacher
- HEALTHCARE/PUBLIC HEALTH
- JEWISH COMMUNAL SERVICE
- MEDICINE – audiologist, chiropractor, dental hygienist, dentist, doctor, geneticist, nurse, occupational therapist, optometrist, pharmacist, physician’s assistant, physical therapist, researcher, speech therapist, veterinarian
- PERFORMING/FINE ARTS – actor/actress, artist, musician, photographer, poet, playwright, sculptor,
- PHYSICAL/NATURAL SCIENCES
- SOCIAL SERVICE – gerontologist, psychologist, social worker, therapist/counselor
- THE RABBINATE – cantor, rabbi
- TECH/SCIENCES – architect, biomedical engineer, biochemist, chemist, engineer, computer scientist, environmental engineer, mathematician, other sciences
- URBAN AFFAIRS/PUBLIC POLICY
Kansas Osteopathic Medical Service Scholarship
This program is designed to encourage primary care physicians to establish practices in rural areas of Kansas. Recipients receive $15,000 per year for up to four years of study at nationally accredited osteopathic schools. Preference goes to first year students. Recipients return one year of practice for each year of assistance. Applicants must complete a program application and the designated financial aid application.
Karen J. Nichols, DO LEAD Scholar Award
The Karen J. Nichols, DO LEAD Scholar Award will be presented to an osteopathic medical student whose Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Dedication are proven in the classroom and community.
Kenneth and Bessie Ladeau Trust
The Kenneth and Bessie Ladeau Trust awards scholarships to medical students who have completed their first year of medical school, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given first to Vermont and then to New Hampshire residents. For more information, call (802) 463-3303.
Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association (LA FRA) is chartered to aid, assist and promote all matters pertaining to welfare, social, and patriotic works of the Fleet Reserve Association , its members, and their families. At the national level, LA FRA funds four annual scholarships which are awarded to children or grandchildren of members of the Fleet Reserve Association or the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association.
Larry A. Mullins, DHA, Scholarship
The Larry A. Mullins, DHA, Scholarship was established in 2003 by the board of directors of Samaritan Health Services. It was formed in honor of Mullins, the president/CEO of Samaritan Health Services, upon the completion of his doctoral degree in health care administration (DHA) from the Medical University of South Carolina.
The scholarship fund is housed with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Mullins chairs the selection committee for the scholarship. At least one scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually from the fund.
In order to be considered for a Mullins scholarship, a candidate must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health care related field. Mullins scholarships are available to individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, color, disability or marital status. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are currently employed in the health care field, members or veterans of the U.S. military and those who are willing to work in Oregon or Arizona. See application for other special considerations.
Leap Clixx Annual Marketing Scholarship
Leap Clixx’s Annual Marketing Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in college or headed there in 2019 who would like to receive $2,500 to go towards their tuition costs. Applicants must submit an essay addressing the marketing-related prompt provided, and the Leap Clixx Scholarship Committee will choose the winning entry.
Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education and who has a valid driver’s license. One applicant will be chosen who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester.
Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship Program
The Maine Osteopathic Association awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a student attending accredited and AOA approved colleges of osteopathic medicine. The deadline for applications for scholarship support is June 30th of each year. Scholarships are available only to Maine residents. Maine residence is defined as legal residence in the State of Maine for a minimum of three (3) years prior to first application for scholarship support (must provide proof). Residence in Maine for the sole purpose of post-secondary education is not considered evidence of Maine residence for the purposes of these scholarships.
An applicant who is a graduate of a public or private secondary school in Maine is considered eligible regardless of whether or not the applicant has resided elsewhere in the interim between graduation and application. The Maine Osteopathic Association reserves the right to require evidence of legal residence and to interpret the residence status of any application in the spirit of the Association’s intent to provide support to “Maine students”.
Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarships
The Massachusetts Medical Society offers scholarships and grants to medical students who are legal residents of Massachusetts or have lived in Massachusetts. For additional eligibility criteria for the various scholarships, visit the Massachusetts Medical Society website.
McLaren Bay Region Medical Student Grant Program
McLaren Bay Region, a 404-bed hospital in east central Michigan, is offering a $100,000 grant program to qualified fourth year medical students interested in Family Practice, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, or Internal Medicine.
Here’s how it works:
- The grant is distributed over four years beginning in the fourth year of medical school, and extending through the third year of post graduate training.
- The funds are dispersed at $25,000 per year.
- Upon completion of training, the recipient must establish a practice within the primary service area of McLaren Bay Region.
- If the recipient maintains a practice within the primary service area, the grant will be forgiven in equal installments for each year of practice up to five years.
Memorials.com “Remembering a Life” Scholarship
The Remembering a Life scholarship from Memorials.com will offer at least one $2,500 scholarship to an eligible college student planning to attend an accredited college for the 2019 school year. An essay is required as part of the application, and essay details are on the Memorials.com webpage. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Additional eligibility criteria are on the webpage.
Mensa Foundation College Scholarship Program
The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. Applications for Foundation scholarships are only available during the fall of each year. In general, applications are available from Sept. 15 until Jan. 15, which is the application deadline.
Danzinger & De Llano, LLP., with Mesothelioma.net is now offering qualifying college students the chance to win a $2000 scholarship for detailing their personal experiences either living with cancer or watching a loved one battle cancer. Any student who has lived with and fought against any type of cancer, not limited to mesothelioma, is welcome to apply. Students who have watched a family member or close friend go through the experience of fighting cancer are also encouraged to apply.
Students applying for this scholarship must be enrolled at a two-year, four-year, community, or junior college, or in a graduate degree program on a full time basis. All college students in the United States are eligible, but must be in good academic standing at their institution with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship will be given to the student who most exemplifies strength in the face of hardship, a positive outlook on life, and devotion to helping others; is dedicated to academics; and has a financial need.
MetroWest Health Foundation Scholarship
The MetroWest Health Foundation is an independent health philanthropy whose mission is to improve the health status of the community, its individuals, and families through informed and innovative leadership.
The MetroWest Health Foundation provides scholarships to students who are residents of one of the 25 towns in our MetroWest service area. Students must be accepted into an eligible nursing, medical, or clinical program at an accredited academic institution. Scholarship awards are based on a rating scale using the following criteria: financial need, grade point average (if applicable), essay, and letter of recommendation.
Tuition scholarships are awarded for a maximum of $2,000 per academic year. Applicants are eligible to reapply on an annual basis. The maximum amount of scholarship assistance the foundation will provide to an individual is $8,000.
Military.com Scholarship Search
Military.com, a division of Monster Worldwide, is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. They offer a Scholarship Finder that lists scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community.
Motyka Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation
The Motyka Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation, Inc. (Motyka Dannin Foundation) was formed at the initiative of the Indiana Osteopathic Association to raise and distribute funds primary in support of osteopathic medicine. This includes scholarships, grants for research, seminars, and similar programs. Scholarships are provided in the form of forgivable loans.
Forgivable Loan Program:
1. Scope: Initially the Motyka Dannin Foundation intends to offer a forgivable loan of up to $10,000 each year to an osteopathic medical student selected by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. As the Foundation receives more donations, the Foundation hopes to be able to offer multiple forgivable loans.
2. Qualifications for a Forgivable Loan: a. Be an Indiana resident who is attending an osteopathic medical school in the United States or a student of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. b. Be a member of the Indiana Osteopathic Association; c. Be enrolled as a second or third year medical student in good standing; d. Present two letters of recommendation; e. Submit an application that includes an essay and list of accomplishments; f. Intend to practice in Indiana following completion of a residency in family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, general pediatrics, or obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) for not less than 24 months.
3. Forgivable Loan Agreement: The student selected for the forgivable loan shall be required to practice family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, general pediatrics, or obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) in Indiana for not less than 24 months (“Commitment Period”). In the event the student fails to complete the commitment period, the student shall be required to make full repayment of the Forgivable Loan.
National Health Service Corps
The NHSC Scholarship Program (NHSCSP) awards scholarships to students pursuing primary health care professions training in NHSC-eligible disciplines in return for a commitment to provide health care to communities in need, upon graduation and the completion of training. In return for each school year, or partial school year, of financial support received, students agree to provide primary health care services for one (1) year at an NHSC-approved site located in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area. For the first school year, or partial school year, of support, there is a minimum 2-year service commitment.
National Medical Association Emerging Scholars Awards
Established in 2004, this award provides $5,000 to two (2) African American, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, financial need and potential for distinguished contributions to medicine. These awards are the highest honors presented to students by the National Medical Association.
National Medical Fellowships
The primary goal of NMF is to achieve equity of opportunity in medicine and equity of access to quality healthcare for all groups in American society by increasing the number of minority physicians and changing the face of medicine to better reflect and serve our diverse nation. NMF provides multiple scholarship opportunities to eligible medical students.
National Medical Fellowships Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award
Established by National Medical Fellowships Alumna Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, MPH, FACOG, the Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of three slaves who, as subjects of experimentation that helped shape advances in current clinical and surgical knowledge, are recognized today as the Mothers of Gynecology.
This scholarship will be given annually to an African-American woman who is a known descendant of American slaves. She must be enrolled in an accredited US medical school program. Finalists will be interviewed by Dr. Thornton.
National Medical Fellowships Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics Program
The Gerber scholarship in Pediatrics supports two outstanding medical students with an interest in pediatrics and an emphasis on nutrition.
National Medical Fellowships Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2001 by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, this scholarship provides $5,000 to four (4) 2nd or 3rd year minority medical students who demonstrate financial need, as well as academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to service.
National Medical Fellowships Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship
Established by National Medical Fellowships Board member Neal Ball to honor the memory of his sister Mary Ball Carrera, this need-based merit scholarship is presented to an outstanding Native American woman enrolled in an accredited US medical school. This award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service.
National Medical Fellowships National Alumni Council Scholarship
Established in 2014 and composed of National Medical Fellowships Alumni, the National Alumni Council is divided into four geographic regions, each representing more than 4,000 Alumni. This is the inaugural year of the National Alumni Council Scholarship. The award will provide a $5,000 scholarship to eight (8) current fourth-year medical students from underrepresented minority groups who have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.
National Medical Fellowships Primary Care Leadership Program
This innovative service-learning program provides students with an opportunity to examine the challenges and rewards of primary care practice at community health centers (CHC) across the United States. PCLP Scholars will each receive a $5,000 scholarship stipend that is expected to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses during the service-learning experience period. Candidates must have proof of U.S. citizenship, be currently enrolled in an accredited medical school or graduate-level nursing degree program, be an underrepresented minority student and/or a socioeconomically disadvantaged student, demonstrate leadership early in their career, and have a commitment to serving medically underserved communities. For the list of CHC sites, underrepresented minorities, and more information, visit www.nmfonline.org/pclp
National Military Family Association’s Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program
Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend postsecondary or graduate school. Scholarships range in amount from $500 to $1,000, and the number awarded each year varies depending on funding.
New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation
Since its inception in 1969, the New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships totaling $750,000. NJOEF annually awards scholarships to deserving, first-year students accepted to the fall class of an approved college of osteopathic medicine.
Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship
The Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation’s Scholarship Program helps defray some of the cost of osteopathic medical school tuition. The purpose of the program is to provide tuition scholarships to those osteopathic medical students the Foundation believes are most likely to:
- Practice in the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington) upon completion of their residency program, fellowships, etc.
- Practice medicine following the Principles of Osteopathic Medicine
- Contribute to their community beyond the practice of medicine
OppU Achievers Scholarship
The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others. Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.
To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response. Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.
To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school and possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan
Medical Education Scholarships will be considered for medical students who reside in the geographical area of the Western Michigan Osteopathic Association (Muskegon County, Oceana County, and northern Ottawa County) who have been accepted to medical schools accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. Although not required, each recipient will be urged to practice Osteopathic medicine in the geographical boundaries of the Western Michigan Osteopathic Association.
Osteopathic Medical Foundation of Michiana – Forgivable Loan Program
The program provides financial assistance via forgivable loans ($10,000/year) for students in years 1-4 at one of our nation’s accredited osteopathic medical schools. These loans are to be forgiven if the student practices in the Michiana area (northwestern Indiana/southwestern Michigan) following completion of her his or her training.
P.E.O. Scholar Award
The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. These awards provide partial support for study and research.
P.E.O. Scholars have demonstrated their ability to make significant contributions in their chosen field of study, having assumed leadership positions in university academics, scientific research, medicine, law, performing arts, international economics, history, literature, government and other demanding fields.
To be eligible for a P.E.O. Scholar Award, you must meet the following requirements:
- be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
- have earned, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree
- be within two years of graduating from a doctoral program and have at least one full academic year of work remaining in August of the year you are awarded
- be enrolled in full-time doctoral-level study at an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary institution during the entire academic year of the award
Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship
The Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholarships support educational opportunities for service members and their families.
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation
The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation (POMAF) offers scholarships for citizens of Pennsylvania who are members of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) and are enrolled as a second-, third-, or fourth-year student or a resident at a Pennsylvania-affiliated residency program with osteopathic educators.
PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship
PhentermineClinics.net is a website that maintains a directory of weight loss clinics, diet doctors and bariatric surgeons in the continental United States. The PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship was created to give both undergrad and postgrad students a chance to win $1,000. The ideal candidate is a student interested in nutrition science, medical weight loss, bariatrics, and even internal medicine. With that said, these interest are not required for a chance to win the scholarship. An essay is required as part of the application.
Prairie State Scholarship
The purpose of the Prairie State Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an osteopathic medical student who graduated from an Illinois high school, to help defer the cost of education. One recipient will be presented with a $4,000 scholarship. This student shall exemplify the ideals of the osteopathic profession, shall be an exemplary student and shall serve as an ambassador for the profession while completing their osteopathic education.
- An osteopathic medical student who graduated from an Illinois high school who is in the top 50% of their osteopathic medical school class.
- Must be in his/her II, III, or IV year of studies at a COCA- accredited college of osteopathic medicine during the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded.
- A member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA).
- Has significantly dedicated time to volunteer work in their community.
- Demonstrated commitment to their osteopathic education and the profession.
- Participates in extracurricular activities that promote osteopathic medicine to the public.
- A completed online form
- Attached current resume or CV
- An official medical school academic transcript (may be mailed separately)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A letter from the Dean or his/her designee as an official document
- Must certify that the applicant is in good academic standing.
- Must confirm the students class ranking/academic standing/GPA or that they are in the top quartile of their class.
- Past recipients of this award are not eligible to re-apply.
Public Health Scholarships
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It’s possible to offset some of the costs of earning a public health degree by tapping into a variety of available public health scholarships. Application processes and award amounts vary from program to program, but students may apply for multiple scholarships simultaneously.
Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship
Attorney Ronald D. Weiss is offering incoming and existing college students an opportunity to win $2,500 college scholarship. Details on eligibility and the application process can be found below.
In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must fit the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll as a freshman for the 2019-2020 academic year.
- Be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
In order to apply, applicants must submit an essay.
Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship
The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors a scholarship for medical students introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia. Medical students can apply for scholarships valued up to $500 to pay for travel and lodging expenses for a rural clerkship.
Applicants must be a third or fourth year medical student in an approved U.S. program and must be a medical student member of the ASA.
Ruth G. White Scholarship Fund – California P.E.O.
The California State Chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) provides educational scholarships to California women studying in a variety of fields. The Ruth G. White Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for women who are California residents and who have completed their first year of graduate study in the field of medicine. Scholarship grants are awarded based on integrity of character, scholastic ability, school/community activities, and financial need.
Sallie Mae Graduate School Scholarship Search
The Sallie Mae Graduate Scholarship Search tool allows students to get free access to graduate scholarship opportunities; create a profile based on field of study, skills, and interests; set up alerts to notify you when new graduate scholarships matching your profile become available, and enter for a chance to win $1,000 in Sallie Mae’s monthly sweepstakes.
SeniorAdvice.com Caregiver Scholarship
SeniorAdvice.com, a leading resource for housing solutions and advice for seniors, is offering a $2,000 scholarship. to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for an adult relative. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending college or university in the Fall of 2019 and may be used for tuition and/or books. A video and a copy of the applicant’s current transcript are required as part of the application.
Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
This award, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes two osteopathic underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges of osteopathic medicine (one newly accepted student and one continuing student).
To be eligible, an applicant must be an underrepresented minority (African-American; Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian; mainland Puerto Rican, or Hispanic) student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in his or her first, second, or third year at an AACOM member college of osteopathic medicine OR an underrepresented minority student who has been accepted and is planning to matriculate at one of the AACOM member colleges. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees are ineligible.
Shootsearcher.com $2,000 Photography Scholarship
ShootSearcher.com, an online review site for photography devices, is offering a $2,000 scholarship to the winner of their essay contest. The essay requirements are listed on their webpage.
All applicants must be in an accredited college, university, or vocational/trade school.
Side By Side Reviews’ Win-Win-Win Scholarship
Side By Side Reviews.com offers a bi-annual $1,000 Win-Win-Win Scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must
- Be a full-time, U.S. undergraduate or graduate student actively pursuing a degree in Business, Health Professions, Social Sciences or History, Psychology, Biology or Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Visual or Performing Arts, Education, or related fields.
- Must presently hold at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and provide a copy of your school transcript.
- Submit an original 1,000 – 2000 word essay describing how you create win-win-win scenarios in the world. You must sign the paper with your first and last name, and provide a current .edu email address.
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Fund
The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society provides scholarships to deserving medical school students who have graduated from a high school in El Dorado, Sacramento, or Yolo counties.
To be eligible to apply for a grant, students must have graduated from a high school in El Dorado, Sacramento or Yolo counties, and must be enrolled in an accredited American medical school on a full-time basis (12 units or more). This grant does not apply to summer enrollment or to correspondence schools.
Sleep Junkie’s Student Sleep Health Awareness Award
The website Sleepjunkie.org is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who has at least a 2.4 grade point average. An essay is required as part of the application.
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation provides Southwest Florida students the opportunity to apply for scholarships. Scholarships are available for high school seniors, adults returning to school, GED holders, undergraduate students and graduate students to continue their education at vocational/technical schools, community colleges, state colleges and universities.
Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
The Student Osteopathic Medical Association is the largest national organization dedicated to transforming motivated osteopathic medical students into dynamic health-care leaders who advance patient-centered health care within the United States and abroad. SOMA offers a variety of scholarship programs to eligible members.
The F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship
The late F. John Bargoot, MD was a past president and long serving member of the Boston North Cancer Association Board of Directors. The F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by the Boston North Cancer Association to a medical school student who resided and completed high school on the North Shore and has a demonstrated interest in cancer treatment and prevention. BNCA restricts funding to applicants who resided and completed high school in one of the following communities: Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-By-The-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham.
The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Scholarships
The mission of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is to provide programs and services for individual physicians and others that improve the well-being of Pennsylvanians and sustain the future of medicine. The Student Financial Services area within the Foundation administers yearly scholarship programs to deserving medical students from Pennsylvania. It is important to note, our scholarship opportunities are made possible by generous contributions from the Pennsylvania Medical Society and its Alliance, county medical societies and alliances, physician members, and other partnerships within the medical community.
The House Method Commitment to Our Homes Scholarship
The website House Method is committed to improving our homes to make them safer, more efficient, more sustainable, beautiful, and functional. It believes that those committed to doing the work of bettering our homes deserve to be honored in their pursuits. House Method will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student committed to improving the way we live in our homes.
Any student enrolled in a post-secondary associate, four-year, or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. An essay is required as part of the application.
The Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarship Program
The Japanese American Citizen League (JACL) is an Asian American civil rights organization that was founded in 1929. The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. Scholarship categories include entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.
Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2018. Students deferring enrollment will not qualify for the 2018 scholarship program.
Applicants may apply under only one scholarship category. The exception to this rule is that students may apply for consideration for the student aid awards in addition to another category. However, a successful applicant will only receive the higher of the two awards applied for. Only one application need be submitted to qualify for all awards listed in that same category. Applications will be reviewed for award preferences noted in the JACL scholarship brochure.
The Joseph J. Fitzsimmons, M.D. Scholarship
The United States Judo Federation awards the Joseph J. Fitzsimmons, M.D. Scholarship to students who are members of the Federation and who are in their first or second year of pursuing a medical degree in a recognized academic institution.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Applicants must be either applying to graduate school or in the first two years of the graduate program as of the application deadline. Full eligibility requirements can be found here.
Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.
The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program does not have any quotas for types of degrees, universities or programs, countries of origin, or gender, etc. Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply in subsequent years if they are still eligible.
The Recovery Village® Health Care Scholarship
The Recovery Village®, a network of rehabilitation facilities that offers comprehensive treatment for substance abuse disorders as well as co-occurring mental health conditions, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study. A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.
The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs
The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a churchwide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today’s students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Loans and Scholarships administers over 70 scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program vary; however, there are minimum requirements that apply for general eligibility consideration.
Thomas A. Quinn, DO Osteopathic Scholarship
The Thomas A. Quinn, DO Osteopathic Scholarship recognizes a second-year osteopathic who is committed to osteopathic principals and practice, has excelled academically, and will continue to enhance their OMM skills in an osteopathically-focused residency. This award is a $3,000 scholarship given in $1,000 increments over a three-year period.
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Students applying for this award should have a strong enthusiasm for and proficiency in the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), excellent academic achievement, and noteworthy accomplishments that demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to the osteopathic philosophy.
United Health Foundation/National Medical Fellowships Diverse Medical Scholars Program
Established in 2013, the United Health Foundation (UHF) has partnered with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) to offer the Diverse Medical Scholars Program. This is a service-learning program designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities. This program is a renewal scholarship that provides a $7,000 award to thirty (30) qualified medical students. All Scholars are required to complete a 200-hour self-directed community health project at the community site of their choice. Selected Scholars will be enrolled in a medical school located in the U.S., be a member of an underrepresented minority group, and have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to underserved communities.
UHF Scholar candidates must meet the following eligibility:
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter
- Currently enrolled in an accredited medical school located in the U.S.
- Identification with one of the following minority groups: African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian Americans (Vietnamese and Cambodian only)
- Demonstrated leadership early in career
- Commitment to serving medically underserved communities
- Program Requirements
Scholars may complete their program requirements between December 2017 and June 2018. Program requirements include:
- 200 service-learning hours at community site of choice located in an underserved community
- Orientation Participation
- Written Report on Community Health
- PowerPoint Creation and Oral Presentation (4th Year Medical Students Only)
- Poster Creation/Presentation
- Program Colloquium Participation
- Evaluation – Program Surveys (Scholar & Mentor)
The VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most. Please see the website below for full details on the scholarship program and to apply.
Washington Osteopathic Foundation, Inc.
The Washington Osteopathic Foundation, Inc. offers two scholarship programs. An applicant for either scholarship must have completed one year of osteopathic training in any of the legally accredited schools of osteopathic medicine and must be a student member of the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association. For more information contact, Washington Osteopathic Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 16486, Seattle, WA 98116-6529 or call (206) 937-5358.
Welch Scholars Grant
The Welch Scholars Grant provides monetary support to help defray costs during a student’s osteopathic medical education. Recipients are chosen because of their outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, strong commitment toward osteopathic medicine and financial need. One student from each college/school of osteopathic medicine and branch campus is eligible to receive a $1,500 grant.
This grant is open to osteopathic medical students who have successfully completed their first-year of studies prior to the fall of 2017, and will still be enrolled as an osteopathic medical student during the fall of 2017. All applicants must be in good academic standing at a COCA accredited COM.
The Director of Financial Aid at each COM shall submit the name of the candidate who best meets the above eligibility criteria and has a desire to continue in osteopathic medicine. Each COM may only submit one nomination.
William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship
The William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship recognizes an outstanding minority osteopathic medical student who is committed to osteopathic principals and practice, has excelled academically, and has proven to be a leader in addressing the educational, societal, and health needs of minorities.
Zimmer Biomet/National Medical Fellowships Orthopaedic Scholarship
Established in 2018 in partnership with Zimmer Biomet, this award seeks to address the national shortage of Hispanic and Latino representation in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. The National Medical Fellowships organization will provide five (5) scholarships of $5,000 each to 3rd and 4th year Hispanic or Latino medical students, who have a demonstrated interest in Orthopaedics and leadership at an early stage in their professional careers. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited US medical program.