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Scholarships & Awards for Medical Students

Posted by: Author · Date 07.7.2014 @ 5:05 pm ⋅ Comments 1 Comment
 

 

How Will You Fund Your Medical Education? Future MD

How Will You Fund Your Medical Education?

Post-secondary educational costs for health professions students run amongst the highest in the US. The average debt for students from the undergraduate class of 2014 was $33,000 (source) and records from October 2013 show that medical students graduate with an average debt of $169,901 (source).

It’s unfortunate that the cost of a medical education is expensive, but don’t let the inevitable financial woes thwart your dreams. Below is a list of scholarships for medical students.

The eligibility of some (not all) scholarships are limited to only members/affiliates of an organization, certain ethnic groups, minorities, etc. Click on the name of the scholarship to find out more information.

Please note: the deadlines for 2014 have passed for many (not all) scholarships, however you can still read the requirements in preparation for the 2015 deadline.

 

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Medical Education Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Cycle 1: August 1 – September 30 and Cycle 2: December 15 – January 31
  • Eligibility: Women, Financial need

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Medical Student Kaplan Scholarships

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 30 and Cycle 2: December 15 – January 31
  • Eligibility: Membership, Studying for USMLE or COMLEX exam

American Medical Association Physicians of Tomorrow Award, American Medical Association Physicians of Tomorrow Award, Johnson F. Hammond, MD Fund

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: May 2015?
  • Eligibility: 3rd Year (MS3) Academics, financial need

American Medical Association Physicians of Tomorrow Award, Dr. Lin & Minta Hill Alexander Fund

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: May 2015?
  • Eligibility: Must currently attend a medical school in Oklahoma

American Medical Association (AMA) Physicians of Tomorrow Award, Chicago-Area 3rd Year Medical Students

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: May 2015?
  • Eligibility: Must currently attend any of the following medical schools: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, or University of Illinois College of Medicine

AMA Honor Funds

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Eligibility: 4th Year Medical Student

Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: June 2015
  • Eligibility: Graduated from high school in Southeast Alaska

AMA Minority Scholars Award

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Eligibility: Underrepresented minorities (“refers to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented relative to their numbers in the general population.” – American Medical Association, 2014)

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Health Careers Scholarship Program

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: Early 2015
  • Eligibility: Junior or Senior in Accredited College

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program & Application/Program Guide

For every school year that you receive support from NHSC, you give one (1) year of service to provide primary health care at an NHSC-approved site located in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

  • Award: Full tuition and fees, salary for educational costs, up to 4 years of monthly stipends
  • Deadline: Opens July 1, 2014 & Ends June 30, 2015
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, Student in medical school, dental school, nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, or physician assistant program.

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: May 2015
  • Eligibility: Entering 3rd Year Medical Students in Fall 2015

American Association of University Women (AAUW) & AAUW Local Scholarships<

  • Award: $5,000-$18,000
  • Deadline: January 2015
  • Eligibility: Female, 3rd or 4th Year Medical student, and a minority (Black/African Americans, Mexican/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Native Alaskan Americans and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, etc.)

Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP)

This program awards students from the US and Canada with an 8-12 week research experience in hematology, and opportunity to present your research to the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

  • Award: $5,000 (Stipend), Research Experience
  • Application Opens: September 2014
  • Deadline: Early 2015
  • Eligibility: 1st or 2nd Year Medical Student, Minority

Dr. Frank and Florence Marino Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000 (Renewable)
  • Deadline: May 2015
  • Eligibility: 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Year Medical Student, Attended Connecticut public or parochial school for at least 8 years (K-12) and graduated from a Connecticut public or parochial high school, Academic excellence, Financial need

TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship

  • Award: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: June 2015
  • Eligibility: Any medical student, Must have academic excellence, leadership experience, community involvement

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Extended Neuroscience Award

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 23, 2014
  • Eligibility: Any medical student, Good academic standing

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Student Scholarships: Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Stroke

  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: March 2015
  • Eligibility: US Medical students, Graduate or equivalent programs, Research training in Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Stroke

One Medical Group Scholarship

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: March 2015
  • Eligibility: 3rd Year Medical Student, Interest in Primary Care

Pride Foundation Scholarship Funds, “Over 50 Scholarships. Only 1 Application

  • Award: $500-$10,000
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Eligibility: “Straight ally or questioning students as well as student of LGBTQ parents.” – (Pride Foundation, 2014)

Please take the opportunity to search through the other Association/Academy websites for different medical specialities. These organizations offer numerous fellowships, scholarships, and research grants for students interested in specialities such as internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, forensic medicine, orthopaedic surgery, etc.

 
 

 

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