This database has been compiled to provide students with information regarding various sources of private financial funding. Students should review the application instructions and eligibility requirements of each funding opportunity in detail before applying. Unless otherwise noted, all application materials and supporting documentation should be sent directly to the foundation offering that specific funding opportunity.
This information is provided as a courtesy and is not considered exhaustive. If you are aware of a program that is not listed here kindly notify us at [email protected] so that we can include it if appropriate. Please note that every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. All external scholarships and fellowships must be reported to the Financial Aid Office each academic year that they are received.
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Boston area
Each year, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) selects and supports more than 250 new university graduate school students to follow in Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s footsteps by improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. ASF's U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program immerses these students in an experiential learning process designed to develop and sharpen the skills and abilities necessary to become lifelong Leaders in Service: professionals skilled in creating positive change with and in our communities, our health and human service systems, and our world. For more information, go .
American Heart Association Student Fellowship Program
The purpose of the grant is to encourage medical students to consider a career in cardiovascular research. The need for new researchers in the health sciences, from basic science to human behaviors, is critical. This program is designed to provide students at the crossroads of career choices an opportunity to experience research first hand with an established investigator. Student Stipend: $22,000 (which includes 10% indirect costs). For more information and online forms, please go . Please be advised that students who apply for this program must obtain the sponsorship of an established investigator engaged in appropriate cardiovascular research at a research facility within the Founders Affiliate which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The American Heart Association is not responsible for providing the students with appropriate institutions and/or sponsors within the Founders Affiliate.
Betty Lea Stone-American Cancer Society Discretion Fellowships
The Betty Lea Stone Fellowships provide first-year medical students with an opportunity to gain 7 to 8 weeks of valuable experience in basic cancer research. It comes with a $5,000 stipend. Successful candidates assist with ongoing basic research programs at New England institutions. Minority students and students with American Cancer Society volunteer experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have selected a faculty sponsor who will work with him or her to write a proposal for a summer research project. Additional information can be found .
Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Discretion Fellowship
A $5000 award is available for first, second, and third-year students from schools with active AOA chapters are eligible. Discretion support for a continual period of a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks, 30 hours or more per week, or an average of 4 hours per week for 12 months over 1 to 2 years, for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or professionalism. Funds from the fellowship are expected to be the major source of support for the student. The name of the fellowship program honors Carolyn L. Kuckein, long-time administrator of AOA and an honorary member of the society, who died in 2004. Information available.
CDC Global Health Hubert Fellowship
The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship provides opportunities for third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to gain valuable public health experience in an international setting which encourages students to think of public health in a global context. Each year, 10 Hubert fellows spend 6–12 weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem alongside field teams from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through these experiences, students establish relationships with, and receive training from, experts from CDC and other national and international health agencies. To learn more about the CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship, visit us online
CUPID Summer Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins sponsors a summer fellowship for medical students entitled “Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent or Disadvantaged” (CUPID). CUPID is a unique program that is designed to address the chronic problem of persistent cancer health disparities. The CUPID program is a 7 week summer fellowship for medical students who have demonstrated interest in caring for underserved populations and who are exploring careers in oncology. Applicants must be first year medical students and will be chosen based on their interest in oncology and health care disparities. In addition, the summer fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing and a free gym membership for the summer. The application can be completed by visiting our .
CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
CSTE, in collaboration with CDC, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), established the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows will receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The Fellowship’s mission is to meet the nation's ongoing need for applied epidemiology workforce capacity in state and local health departments through a national fellowship-training program. Find more information
Doris Duke International Clinical Discretion Fellowship
The Doris Duke International Clinical Discretion Fellowship from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation provides an opportunity for up to three US medical students to complete a year-long international clinical research project with a Duke University mentor. Fellows receive a stipend of $29,000, health insurance (if applicable), didactic training in research method, travel expenses to the annual Doris Duke Foundation meeting, round-trip travel to the research site, and travel support to a relevant research conference. The fellowship begins in July and features didactic training during the fall before the fellows travel to the research location from 8-11 months to work on their project with mentorship from Duke and collaborating institution faculty. The fellowship is open to US-based medical students with at least two years of medical school training who are planning to conduct clinical research in a low- or middle-income country. Up to three students will be selected each year. For more information,.
Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)
FASPE Medical, a component of a larger program that works with students in various fields, uses the conduct of doctors and other medical professionals during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on bioethics. Fellowships cover all program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food. For more information, go .
HHMI & The KwaSulu-Natal Discretion Institute for Tuberculosis & HIV
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the KwaZulu-Natal Discretion Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) are pleased to announce a partnership to fund medical students for a year of basic research through HHMI’s Medical Discretion Fellows Program. The new partnership presents a unique opportunity for students to conduct research in tuberculosis (TB) and HIV at K-RITH, a new cutting-edge research institute in Durban, South Africa. The year-long fellowships will begin in the summer and are open to students currently enrolled in US medical schools. Students should have previous research experience and a strong interest in infectious disease. MD/PhD students are not eligible to apply. TheHHMI Medical Discretion Fellows Program enables medical students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. Fellows will receive a stipend of $29,000, and allowances totaling an additional $11,000. Interested applicants are encouraged visit to learn more about both the domestic and K-RITH fellowships.
HIVMA Medical Student Program
The HIV Medical Students program awards grants for up to three years to medical student and mentor pairs to support a longitudinal HIV-related clinical learning and/or research project and mentor relationship during medical school. First, second or third year medical students are eligible to apply. Students and mentors have the flexibility in designing their curriculum to complement the school’s curriculum and training requirements. Mentors must be HIVMA/IDSA members and are required to demonstrate a commitment to student mentorship through the duration of the grant. Medical students receive a $3,500 stipend per year with an additional $1,000 for the mentor/institution for incidental expenses, such as supplies, conference registration, etc. Students will submit a brief report at the end of each year. Students also will receive a free HIVMA/IDSA membership. For more information, .
The HIV Medical Students program awards grants for up to three years to medical student and mentor pairs to support a longitudinal HIV-related clinical learning and/or research project and mentor relationship during medical school. First, second or third year medical students are eligible to apply. Students and mentors have the flexibility in designing their curriculum to complement the school’s curriculum and training requirements. Mentors must be HIVMA/IDSA members and are required to demonstrate a commitment to student mentorship through the duration of the grant. Medical students receive a $3,500 stipend per year with an additional $1,000 for the mentor/institution for incidental expenses, such as supplies, conference registration, etc. Students will submit a brief report at the end of each year. Students also will receive a free HIVMA/IDSA membership. A brief evaluation will be conducted annually to assess the program and ongoing student interest and level of commitment. Funding for years two and three will be dependent on successfully meeting annual milestones set by the student and mentor.
Medical Student Training in Aging Discretion (MSTAR) Program
This partnership program provides medical students, early in their training, with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. Students participate in an eight-to twelve-week structure research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics. Students may train at an NIA-supported National Training Center or, for a limited number of medical schools, at their own institution. Program Guidelines and applications can be obtained
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Medical Student Summer Fellowship Discretion Program
This is an eight-week research program offered to first- and second-year medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences. Participants receive a stipend of $5,800 for the eight-week program. Memorial Sloan-Kettering does not provide housing to program participants. Housing options will be identified and made known to participants. All housing and transportation expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Additional information and applications can be found .
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years. The program includes a monthly stipend in exchange for service in a federally-designated and medically underserved area of the United States. In addition, priority for selection is given to applicants who are committed to primary care specialties such as family practice, general internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology. For additional information, go
National and Regional Student Discretion Forums
These annual forums offer young investigators the opportunity to present their research, receive meaningful feedback, and participate in scholarly discussions with peers and established scientists. Awards are presented to students with the highest-rated oral and poster presentations. Three regional forums are held prior to the national forum every year. For more information, visit the
National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society (New England Chapter)
The Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society announces a four-week summer clinical fellowship program to medical students who are interested in learning about this specialty area of neurology practice. Supported directly by the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, the summer fellowship program is recommended for students who have completed their first year of medical school. The program is, however, flexible, and qualified students enrolled in DO/MD/PhD programs or have available elective time at later stages of their training would be welcome to apply. The chapter will provide a stipend of $2,000 for the 4-week program. Participants must make their own living arrangements and have their own dependable transportation. Please for further details or to apply, contact David Young-Hong at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter at [email protected]
NIH Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program
The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University. The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools. The Scholars Program is funded through the NIH intramural research program. The Scholarship provides each accepted student a living stipend, health insurance coverage, and a travel allowance for the duration of Ph.D. training. In addition, the program fully covers tuition at Oxford or Cambridge. For more information please go .
NIH Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
The Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as defined by the World Bank, to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers. For application information please go the NIH Global health program and look under support centers.
Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program
This program is designed to provide educational services, leadership training, and funding to reimburse a portion of medical school related debt. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding medical students for a four-year period. Students who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine and who will enter their fourth year of medical school in the fall may apply. The PLF will award scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each. For additional information contact Jane Ireland at [email protected] Applications are available .
Public Health Pathways for Medical Students
Many medical schools and graduate schools offer courses related to public health or population health, but students may want additional training or experiences to enhance their ability to address the health needs of populations as well as individuals. Students interested in pursuing a master of public health (MPH) degree while earning their MD should browse the . Additionally, many medical schools offer public health tracks, opportunities to join or create a , or public health elective rotations at city, county, state, federal, or international public health agencies. If you are a member of a professional society, consider joining its Public Health/Health Policy/Advocacy section. Medical students should visit for help with career planning and specialty choice.
Sarnoff Endowment for Biomedical Discretion
Eligibility: The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled. Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability. Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship. Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment. There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa. The Foundation will not handle visa matters for applicants. Stipend and Benefits: Fellowship awardees receive the following benefits: $28,500 stipend; Allowances up to $7,000 for travel to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory, moving expenses, health insurance and computer equipment; Financial support to attend the Sarnoff Annual Scientific Meeting and NIH Clinical Investigator Student Trainee Forum Funds for travel to present a paper, based on Fellowship research, at two national conferences. For more information, go .
Scaife Family Foundation Medical Student Fellowship Program
The Institute of Addiction Studies (IAS): The Historic Summer School. IAS is an intensive learning program focused on cutting-edge topics in the field of addictions. Medical students interested in the field of addictions are encouraged to explore the Institute of Addiction Studies through the Medical Student Fellowship Program. This one week program, made possible by the Scaife Family Foundation, includes a four-hour per day course designed for future physicians and up to 20 hours of additional education through lectures and workshops of the students choosing. The Scaife Family Foundation Fellowships cover tuition, room and meals, and a $400 stipend to assist with travel and miscellaneous expenses. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 732-445-4317 or email us at [email protected] or visit our
Seed Grant Discretion Program
Offered by the AMA Foundation, this program provides $2,500 grants to medical students, physician residents and fellows for basic science, applied or clinical research projects. Grants are awarded in the following research categories: cardiovascular/pulmonary Diseases, HIV/AIDS, leukemia, neoplastic diseases, and secondhand smoke. For more information, go or e-mail [email protected].
St. Jude's Pediatric Oncology Education Program (NIH/NCI) POE
The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) program at St. Jude Children's Discretion Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research. A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. Prior research experience is required for all applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks (10 weeks for returning students). All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. For additional information please go to the POE .
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 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. 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, go .
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, go . 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 .
Chinese American Physicians Society Scholarship
The Chinese American Physicians Society (CAPS) is offering scholarships of $2000 to $4000 each annually to students in United States medical schools. The 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 essays. Special credit is also given to those who are willing to serve the Chinese communities after their graduation. The deadline for submitting the completed applications is usually at the end of February. For more information, .
Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship
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. United States citizens of Polish descent and Polish citizens with permanent residency status in the United States who are entering first, second or third year of M.D. studies who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is open to female residents of the state of Massachusetts. Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant's academic achievements, interest, motivation, interest in Polish subjects and involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration. First preference is given to residents of the state of Massachusetts. Qualified residents of New England are considered if no first preference candidates apply. For more information .
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 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. and mail to: The Hellenic Medical Society of New York, 60 Plaza Street East, Brooklyn, NY 11238 or email [email protected].
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 at the . For more information, email [email protected].
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
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Vocational Service Scholarship
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 to download an application. Contact by email: [email protected].
Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship Program
Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of Polish descent and enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Selection based on academic excellence, interests and motivation, interest in Polish subjects or involvement in the Polish-American community, and financial need. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $7,000. Download the , complete and mail to: The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021-6595. For more information, phone at (212) 734-2130, or email [email protected].
Links Scholars in Medicine
The Links established the Health and Human Services (HHS) facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in decreased life expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and health resources. The Links plays a significant role in providing crucial community education about health risks. The Links recognizes that diversifying the physician workforce is one component that can improve the health of the African-American community. Knowing that the cost of a medical education is financially challenging, The Links will award five scholarships to medical students in the amount of $25,000/year for two years (during their 3rd and 4th year of medical school matriculation). Learn more here.
National Italian American Foundation
Several scholarships are available to students of Italo-American heritage. To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria: Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall. Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien. for information on types of grants and other eligibility requirements. Email: [email protected]; Phone:(202) 387-0600.
New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society Scholarship
The applicant must be of Hellenic descent and a student member of the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society. Awards will be made based upon academic performance and/or need. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited medical or dental institution the following academic year. Applicants must have displayed an ongoing interest and commitment to the health field and to Hellenic issues and are required to receive the award in person in Boston in May. Download the . If you have questions please contact Maria Pelidis, MD at [email protected].
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, go to the or contact: Emma Greene at (617) 434-0329.
Seol Bong Scholarship
The 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. Get the application . Contact: Jenny Kang at 973-692-9696.
Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest
$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 application form and details.
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)
The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program offers scholarships through the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. These one-, two-, three- and four-year scholarships cover all direct educational costs (i.e., tuition, fees, books, health insurance) and provide a monthly stipend for ten and one-half months per year. In return, there is a service commitment of one year of active duty service for each year of participation in the program, with a minimum commitment of three years. For more information regarding the HPSP, please visit the following websites at the appropriate branch:
Indian Health Service Program (IHS)
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Program offers scholarships similar to the NHSC Program. IHS scholarships include tuition, supplies, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are federally recognized American Indians or Alaskan Natives. Students interested in obtaining more information should check out their website.
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years. The program includes a monthly stipend in exchange for service in a federally-designated and medically underserved area of the United States. In addition, priority for selection is given to applicants who are committed to primary care specialties such as family practice, general internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology. Additional information
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program provides awards to students who come from an environment that inhibits individuals from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a medical school. The SDS Program also considers students who come from families with annual incomes below low-income thresholds, according to family size, as published annually by the U.S. Bureau of the Census HHS Poverty guidelines. There is no separate application for this scholarship; students who apply for institutional funding are automatically considered for it but must include income and asset data on the FAFSA and the Need Access Form. Additional information
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation
The AAUW offers Selected Professions Fellowships for women in either their third or fourth year of professional study. Awards range from $5000 to $12,000. Applicants should be a US citizen or permanent resident and enrolled full-time in an accredited program. More information and a downloadable application may be found
American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Foundation
Scholarships and loans are offered by ABWA through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Fund. Scholarships include the $3,000 President's Scholarship and the Glorine Tuohey Memorial Scholarship for $3,000, which are awarded annually. The $10,000 Ruth H. Bufton Scholarship is awarded each odd-numbered year; the $10,000 Hilary A. Bufton Jr. Scholarship is awarded each even-numbered year. Candidates for special scholarships need not be sponsored by a chapter and information about the scholarship is mailed to designated universities each year. For more information,
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
AMWA has a number of awards which are given to women 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. The deadlines of applications are listed on their website. Email completed applications and supplemental materials to . Please submit applications only during the listed periods. For more information please
The Cannon Summer Scholars Program
Hosted by Carolinas HealthCare System is a program of instruction in research for selected undergraduate, graduate, and medical students enrolled in accredited colleges and universities. Summer Scholars work closely with mentors who are performing original research in the clinics or laboratories of Carolinas HealthCare System. Opportunities are many and varied and include original bench research in medically-related disciplines such as biochemistry, cell biology, clinical trials, molecular biology, outcomes research, physiology, proteomics, and others. The Program is able to support 25 students and each student receives $5,000 as compensation for a full-time commitment for the duration of the 10 week program. No additional funds for travel, lodging, board exams, or other expenses are available. For more info,
Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship
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. United States citizens of Polish descent and Polish citizens with permanent residency status in the United States who are entering first, second or third year of M.D. studies and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is open to female residents of the state of Massachusetts. Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant's academic achievements, interest, motivation, interest in Polish subjects and involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration. First preference is given to residents of the state of Massachusetts. Qualified residents of New England are considered if no first preference candidates apply. For more information
Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship
The AMA Foundation, in partnership with the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC), is pleased to announce the 2010 Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship program. One $10,000 research scholarship will be awarded to a medical student, health professional, or graduate student to study the issues generated by and affecting women in medicine. This program seeks to advance the progress of women in the medical profession, and to strengthen the ability to identify and address the needs and interests of women physicians and medical students. To learn more about this opportunity and to obtain the application, please visit
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
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (World Bank)
Women from developing countries currently residing in the US or Canada who are enrolled in an accredited institution may apply for one of six to ten grants of $12,000 each. Other eligibility criteria include: record of service to women and children in her country; intent to return to a developing country in two years; aged 25 or older at time of application. Information and an application may be found Email: [email protected].
Wellesley College Scholarships
Two scholarships are available for women medical students. Applications and instructions may be found Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship- Applicants may be graduates of any US college and be enrolled in any accredited US medical school. The award amount is $11,000 for the study of medicine with a view to general practice, not psychiatry. Sarah Perry Wood Medical Fellowship- Available to Wellesley graduates only who are accepted or enrolled in a medical program. Award amount up to $71,000. For more information, email: [email protected] or call (781) 283-3525. Send application packets to: Secretary to the Committee on Extramural Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships, Wellesley College, Center for Work and Service, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203.
Women in Medicine (WIM)
Women in Medicine (WIM) will present two $5,000 academic scholarships for female medical students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada this year. The scholarships will be presented at the WIM annual meeting with the expectation that the 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. For more information,
AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Awards
These $10,000 scholarships reward current third-year medical students/individuals who are approaching their final year of medical school. The number of recipients is determined after all applications have been received. Typically, 8-12 recipients in total are selected. Each medical school can nominate one person for each of the different scholarship opportunities (2 nominees in total). Each scholarship category takes into consideration academic excellence and financial need. Each $10,000 scholarship is based on different eligibility requirements. For more information,
American Society of Transplantation Student Internship Discretion Program
Deadline: May 22, 2017
This AST program supports 10 pre-doctoral students who will spend their academic hiatus working closely in a research lab with an AST member. Each selected student will receive $2,000 scholarship to defray living and personal expenses. Eligibility Criteria: The applicant will be a student interested in a career in transplantation or immunology. The applicant will not have a doctoral degree prior to the completion of the internship. The mentor must be a member of the AST.
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund Scholarship
The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund's scholarship program is an annual, merit-based competition open to civilian federal and postal employees, their spouses and college-age dependents. More than 400 students from across 27 regions will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. From this pool of 400, the top students in each region have the chance to win two additional awards. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and sponsors must have at least three years of service by August of the application year. Application Deadline: Last Friday in March. Additional information and application materials can be found
Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award
The Twelve $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to Golden Key members pursuing post-baccalaureate studies. Awards are based on academic achievement, Golden Key involvement and extracurricular activities. Additional information and application materials can be found
Graduate Scholarship Program (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation)
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 2000 by the estate of Jack Kent Cooke. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's scholarships are designed to encourage and support outstanding students from 7th grade through graduate school who have a breadth of interests, work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need. New graduate scholarships will only be awarded to students who have received an undergraduate scholarship from the Foundation. All undergraduate scholarship recipients are, therefore, eligible to apply for a one-time award of up to $50,000 to support their graduate or professional studies. For more details, visit the
Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship (AAMC)
These awards consist of five scholarships given to outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and have demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship in November of the year the scholarships are awarded. Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and nominated by the medical school. Applications are due in early May. Contact for information: [email protected]. Learn more
Himalayan Health Exchange
Himalayan Health Exchange will organize the following medical/dental camps in the remote regions of north India and Indo-Tibetan Borderlands. Participation is open to: physicians/residents, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and medical, dental, nursing and public health students. Faculty members are welcome to join any expedition. Each trip is designed to provide care to approximately 1,500 underserved patients and an opportunity for international health exposure to participants. Students and residents participation is limited to 30 on each trip. Note: Participants are responsible for arranging their own funding to meet expedition costs and must be willing to put in a minimum of 6-8 hours of clinical work, each day, for the duration of each clinical period. For details, e-mail: [email protected] or go to our
Leopold Schepp Foundation
The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. The maximum award is $8,500. There is a two step application process. Candidates must meet a variety of conditions to be eligible. Minimum 3.2 on 4.0 GPA scale. Graduate students must be under 40 years of age at the time of application. A personal interview in New York City is required of all applicants for which travel expenses are not reimbursed. More information about the scholarship is available There is no specific deadline but students should apply early in the year.
Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarships & Grants
MMS offers several Scholarships and Grant programs including a scholarship program of $10,000 for each of the four Massachusetts medical schools. Must be an MMS member and a fourth year medical student. For more information on this program contact the Office of Student Affairs or the MMS Department of Continuing Education and Certification, Thelma Tatten, [email protected]. Additional programs available
Stanford Pediatrics Funded Visiting Clerkship for URM Medical Students
The visiting clerkship program is designed to give students a chance to experience the exceptional training that LPCH has to offer. In addition, it provides LPCH residents and attending faculty a chance to form a close working relationship with each student. Visiting students will spend four weeks on one of the following: Inpatient floor (general pediatrics, subspecialty, or Hematology/Oncology), NICU, or PICU. As LPCH is a tertiary care center, students will have exposure to a variety of patients ranging from bread-and-butter pediatrics to medically complex patients. Alternatively, students can spend the month on a Subspecialty Elective rotation (endocrinology, infectious disease, or cardiology). Students are also invited to attend morning report and noon conference daily, as well as weekly grand rounds. Applicants for the funded sub-internship position must come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. As defined by the AAMC, this includes African Americans, Mexican Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans, and Native Americans (that is American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives). For more information,
The makers of Tylenol award $250,000 - $350,000 to outstanding students who are pursuing health-related studies. Funds will be awarded to at least 170 students in the amounts of $1,000 and $5,000. For applications and more information,
Worcester District Medical Society Scholarship
The Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to medical students each year. The number and amounts offered are evaluated each year based on the monies available through donations and fund raising. The criteria for scholarship awards will be based on scholastic achievement, financial need and community service. Eligibility requirements include: 2nd, 3rd, 4th year students enrolled, (with a tuition obligation) in an accredited medical or osteopathic school and a legal resident of Central Massachusetts at the time of applying to medical school. and currently attending an accredited medical or osteopathic school. He/She must submit a current transcript, two letters of recommendation, and an essay stating the applicant’s reasons for selecting a career in medicine and why they feel deserving of the award.
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 healthcare 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. Nominations due April 15. For more information,
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 and mail with required documentation to: American Indian Graduate Center, 4520 Montgomery Blvd., Suite 1B, Albuquerque NM 87109.
ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program
The American Society of Hematology Award Program included both research and mentoring components. Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 to complete an eight- to twelve-week research project, $2,000 travel support to attend the ASH annual meeting, and the guidance of two mentors. Mentoring begins during the research phase and continues throughout medical school and residency. Eligible students are minority medical students from the US or Canada enrolled in a DO, MD, or MD/PhD program. For more information, contact Courtney Krier at [email protected], or by phone at (202) 776-0544. Applications are available .
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,
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (College Scholarship Program)
Students in full-time, accredited graduate programs, who are US citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage, with a cumulative grade average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and who have applied for federal aid may apply for scholarships up to $5000 per year. Visit the for information and an application.
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 the
Minority Senior Scholarship Program
This program aims to expose URM medical students to careers in academic pediatrics and community health. The program enriches the experience of 4th year students through a one-month elective rotation, close mentoring by faculty and residents, networking with program and hospital leadership, and financial support to offset the cost of travel and housing. Program and application information is available
Minority Scholars Award (American Medical Association Foundation)
The AMA Foundation selects 10 recipients for the Minority Scholars Awards, which reward personal commitment and scholastic achievement in the form of tuition assistance to groups defined as "historically underrepresented" in the medical profession. Eligible students of minority background include African Americans/Blacks; Native Americans (including American Indians, Native Hawaiians and Alaska Natives); Mexican Americans; and Mainland Puerto Ricans. Candidates are nominated by their medical school. Questions regarding these scholarships should be directed to the AMA Foundation by [email protected] or by going
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,
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. Information available
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.
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program
We will sponsor up to 12 funded visiting clerkship positions, space permitting, available from July through October for applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. This program will provide a stipend up to $1000, to help defray the cost of an away rotation. All application materials must be submitted via VSAS in addition to The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program supplemental stipend application. Email Justine Ashley in Student Affairs for the email attachment with the application.
Charles River District Medical Society Scholarship (MA)
The Charles River District Medical Society Scholarship Program is available to any medical school student enrolled at an approved US institution who is a legal resident of one of the five towns comprising the district: Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, and Weston. Students must apply by December 31 during the second or third year of medical school. The scholarship is awarded for the second year and is renewable for the third year upon re-application and at the discretion of the Committee on Medical Education. Request an application from: Massachusetts Medical Society Northeast Regional Office, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451; Email: [email protected] For more information,
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Scholarship Program
The Community Foundation administers over 100 scholarships and two interest-free loan programs awarding approximately $2 million dollars to more than 600 recipients, primarily western Massachusetts residents who are full or part time undergraduate and graduate students attending institutions of higher education in the United States. Selection may be based on financial need, academic merit, personal comments and/or extracurricular activities in accordance with the terms of each fund. Award recommendations are made by community volunteer review committees and notification of awards will be sent to recipients through the mail during the summer. For more information go
Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship
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. United States citizens of Polish descent and Polish citizens with permanent residency status in the United States who are entering first, second or third year of M.D. studies and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is open to female residents of the state of Massachusetts. Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant's academic achievements, interest, motivation, interest in Polish subjects and involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration. First preference is given to residents of the state of Massachusetts. Qualified residents of New England are considered if no first preference candidates apply. For more information visit
Edward Banks Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation (MA)
Awards are restricted to residents of Barnstable County, MA, or to those with demonstrable significant ties to Barnstable County. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 and are granted on a yearly basis with renewal applications necessary. Applicants who intend to return to Barnstable County and contribute to the health and welfare of county residents will be favored. Academic merit and financial need are also selection criteria. For more information and a downloadable application Contact: Henry L. Murphy, Jr. Vice President, Edward Banks Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation, Inc., Lock Drawer M, 243 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.
Edwards Scholarship Fund (MA)
Scholarships range between $1,000 to $5,000 and are granted for a period of one academic year at a time. It is possible to receive this scholarship up to six times. Scholarships may be used at any accredited college leading to an Associate, Bachelor's or advanced degree. Undergraduate degree seekers take precedence. The basic requirements to apply for a scholarship are: You are a legal resident of Boston; You will have graduated from high school or completed the GED by June of this calendar year; You maintain a high school Grade Point Average of at least 2.0.
Essex South District Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Program (MA)
To assist in funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town. Qualifications: Residency in an Essex South community 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). Application Deadline: By February 15 of the academic year. For more information
Franklin District Medical Society (MA)
Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and financial need to students who have at least one parent or guardian living in Franklin County. Awards range from $1,000 to $1,500. Email [email protected] or go to
Hampden District Medical Society Scholarship (MA)
This schoarship is to assist in funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town. Students who are residents of Hampden County, MA, enrolled or accepted to an accredited medical school, and in good academic standing may apply for the award of $1,000. For an application, go to
Harvard Catalyst, The Visiting Discretion Internship Program (VRIP)
(VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students’ interest in research and health-related careers, particularly careers in clinical/translational research: research that transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or populations studies into clinical or population-based applications to improve health.* Eligible participants are: first and second year medical students, particularly underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged individuals, in good standing from accredited U.S. medical schools. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. The Visiting Discretion Internship Program is a paid internship. Transportation is reimbursed up to $400 toward the cost of traveling to and from Boston. Applicants must submit: a completed application form, statement of purpose, short answer questions, resume/curriculum vitae, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. For more information visit
Horace Smith Fund/Walter S. Barr Scholarships (MA)
At least four awards of $5,000 are made annually to Hampden County, Massachusetts, residents who are selected on the basis of scholastic record, available resources, need and other pertinent information. Applications are available online or by contacting the Horace Smith Fund between September 1 and February 1 for the coming academic year. Applications should be sent to the Executive Secretary, the Horace Smith Fund, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103. Telephone: (413) 739-4222. Visit for more details. Application deadline: February 1.
Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund for Medical Education (NJ)
Scholarships are awarded yearly by The Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center Board of Directors to provide annual financial aid to one or more needy candidates matriculating in a program for a career degree in the study of medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry. Candidate must have attended elementary or secondary school in Union, Somerset, or Middlesex County, New Jersey. Deadline to Apply: May 1.
James Z. Naurison Scholarship (MA and CT)
For undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Berkshire Counties in MA; and Enfield and Suffield, CT. Scholarships are for $1,000 each and may be renewed for all four years of graduate education. Selection process is competitive and based on academic merit and financial need. Applications are accepted after January 1 . Contact: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, 1500 Main Street, PO Box 15769, Springfield, MA 01115.
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Vocational Service Scholarship
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. Contact by email: [email protected] jvschicago.org or phone:(312) 673-3457. Application deadline: February 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. For application forms, .
Thomas P. and Edwina H. Devlin Medical Scholarship Fund (MA)
Restricted to residents of Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn who have been accepted to an accredited medical school. Awards vary by the year and range from $100 to $4,000. Applicants are judged on the basis of personal character, academic standing, and financial need. For an application and information, contact Josephine Devlin, Doctor Thomas P. and Edwina H. Devlin Medical Scholarship Fund, 34 Pleasant Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180; (781) 438-7828. Application deadline: June 1. For more information please
Worcester District Medical Society (MA)
Amount and number of scholarship awards vary annually. Applicant must be a legal resident of Central Massachusetts currently attending an accredited medical or osteopathic school. Other selection criteria include: scholastic achievement, financial need, and community service. for an application and more information.
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