Medical Scholarships

If you are interested in medical school, you’re probably well aware that difficult classes lay ahead...and years of schooling. The first four years are just the beginning: After undergrad, you still have four more. Even if you can get through your undergraduate years debt-free, medical school bills are still in your future.

Fortunately, financial aid is readily available to med students. Most students cannot afford to pay for entire medical programs on their own, and scholarship providers know this. Whether offered by schools, local organizations or personal providers, numerous medical scholarships are awarded to students who need financial aid to pursue their goals. Medical scholarships aren’t restricted to the general medical practitioners, either. Psychiatrists, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and others can all take advantage of the medical scholarships available to students across the nation.

The lives of students enrolled in medical programs may not be as cute and peppy as they appear on "Scrubs" but they can at least be affordable. Conduct a free college scholarship search at to find scholarships based on major and additional criteria. While you’re there, you can also check out information about the costs and financial aid available at your schools of interest.

The competition at medical schools may be tough but don't give up before you start by letting your finances or mental hang-ups hold you back. Once you get through the weed-out classes...well, I guess it’s still hard, but your future career will be worth it!

AAIA Undergrad Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 02, Annually
Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) Undergraduate Scholarships for Native American Students
Acceptance period changes from year to year.

Must be enrolled in your tribe; must be attending an accredited school full time both fall and spring semesters; must be seeking an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Open to high school Seniors who will be entering college in the Fall, College [...] More

Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) Medical Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
Two qualified medical students will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
- Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington or Westmoreland.
- Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student.
- Applicant must be [...] More

Alliance Medical Education Scholarship Fund (AMES)
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance is an organization of physician spouses and is part of a federation of county medical alliances throughout Pennsylvania. To financially assist deserving medical students enrolled in a Pennsylvania medical school, the Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance established the Alliance Medical Education Scholarship (AMES) Fund. This fund, established in April [...] More

Bache Renshaw Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 14, Annually
The ISI Bache Renshaw Fellowship awards each recipient $12,000 toward doctoral study in education that will influence the discipline with the ideas, values, and institutions that are fundamental to America’s Western tradition.

Successful candidates will intend to pursue doctoral study so that they may teach future teachers, shape and influence curricula, and contribute to the larger dialogue [...] More

Catching The Dream MESBEC Program
Application Deadlines:
Formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund, Catching the Dream (CTD) was chartered in 1986 to help provide Indian tribes, Indian communities and tribal organizations with professionally trained and educated Native Americans.

The MESBEC program is the oldest of CTD's programs providing scholarships for high-potential Native American students in Math, Engineering, Science, Business, [...] More

Cynthia E. Morgan Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
This scholarship was established in 2005 in the name of Cynthia E. Morgan, who passed away in October 2004 after a courageous, but all-too-brief, fight with stomach cancer. It has been established in an attempt to aid select college students in paying for their post-secondary education. This year’s scholarship is set at $1,000.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must:
- Be a [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Application Deadlines: November 12, Annually
NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although [...] More

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified medical student.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
- Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months before registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate or graduate school)
- Applicant must be a South Asian Indian or a descendant of a South Asian Indian immigrant [...] More

Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 17, Annually
This Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship awards $2,500 to promote health occupations and is potentially renewable for three additional consecutive years. Eligible students for this scholarship must live in Hopewell, Prince George, Petersburg or the surrounding areas.

Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office on or before February 17th by 4:00 p.m. If the due date [...] More

Fuller, Stone and Moloney Research Fellowships
Application Deadlines: January 21, Annually
The Alvan T. & Viola D. Fuller Fellowships offer undergraduate students from New England an opportunity to participate in laboratory research with accomplished investigators. The Betty Lea Stone Fellowships provide first-year medical students an opportunity to do basic cancer research. The William C. Moloney, MD Research Fellowship provides first-year medical students enrolled at Boston, Harvard [...] More

GRCF Dr. William E. and Norma Sprague Ohio University Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Student must have a permanent residence in the Michigan counties of Kent, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo or in Athens counties in Ohio, and be pursuing a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree at Ohio University. Must have financial need and minimum 3.0 GPA.

For more information on this and other Grand Rapids Community Foundation scholarships, please visit our website. [...] More

Health Careers Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: May 08, Annually
Winners of the Health Careers Scholarship Program demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue a health care career, academic excellence, a dedication to community service and a need for financial support of their education. The program is open to higher education students entering their junior and senior years of full-time undergraduate study in the coming fall. This program is not open to [...] More

Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Awards
Application Deadlines: June 15, Annually
The purpose of this scholarship is to reward a professional registered nurse for meritorious practice in BMT nursing by providing financial assistance to attend a continuing education program(s) that will further the nurses' professional goals, or to supplement tuition in a bachelors or masters program.

Nominations may be received from any registered nurse who meets the criteria for this [...] More

Legacy Environmental Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 03, Annually
Legacy, Inc., Partners in Environmental Education, is a not-for-profit organization working to create environmentally responsible citizens through balanced, fact-based education that considers diverse environmental views. The organization operates through a grassroots partnership network to develop and disseminate balanced environmental information.

Legacy's Scholarship Program provides [...] More

Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Education (LeCoMASE) Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
A qualified medical student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
- Applicant must be a United States citizen
- Applicant must be a resident of Lehigh County in the state of Pennsylvania
- Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from Lehigh County for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending [...] More

LGBT PA Caucus Student Leadership Award
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The purpose of the student leadership award is to encourage leadership and professional development of future LGBT PA leaders. The term of the award is July 1st to June 30th. During this term, award recipients participate in various opportunities for leadership and professional development at the national level. Award recipients also receive a travel stipend of $1000 toward expenses of [...] More

Linda Craig Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Linda Craig Memorial Scholarship, a program of the Pacers Foundation, Inc., provides scholarships for undergraduate college students presently enrolled in an Indiana college or university.

The scholarship is awarded to deserving students with an academic major of medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy and/or related disciplines. The scholarship was established in the memory of Linda [...] More

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate, master's and doctoral students enrolled in 12+ credit hours who have graduated from a high school located in Jefferson County, [...] More

Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
Multiple scholarships in the minimum amount of $3,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
- Applicant must be a resident of Lycoming County in the state of Pennsylvania
- Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school within the United States

Applicant must submit:
- A completed application form
- Two [...] More

Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship
Application Deadlines:
Who may apply: Degree-seeking graduate and professional students.

How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Also contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend and ask to be considered for a Graduate and Professional Scholarship.

When to apply: Contact the financial aid office of the school you will attend for their [...] More

Medical & Health Professions Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
To be eligible for the Medical & Health Professions Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

- Graduates of high schools within Shelby County (Ohio) or residents of any public school district within Shelby County pursuing a certificate or an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree in medical or health professions
- Eligible persons may apply during any year of their [...] More

Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
Through the Foundation, Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) will award multiple $2,500 scholarships to qualified medical students.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
- Applicant must be a resident of Montgomery County in the state of Pennsylvania
- Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student
- Applicant must be [...] More

Myrtle Siegfried, MD and Michael Vigilante, MD Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
An annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a qualified first year medical student.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
- Applicant must be a resident of Lehigh, Berks or Northampton counties
- Applicant must be entering his/her first year of medical school
- Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited United States medical school

Applicant must [...] More

Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund (NVMSF) is a fund dedicated to financially assisting graduating high school students who plan to major in a medical or biomedical field. The NVMSF extends scholarships to students in the lower Naugatuck Valley area of Connecticut, which is made up of the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Oxford, and Beacon Falls.

Academic Requirements
- [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must:
- Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment
- Be a United States citizen
- Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis

Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More

NLM Associate Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research.

The Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies [...] More

Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship helps Kentucky students attend Pikeville College’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. The award is equal to the difference between the average amount charged for in-state tuition at the state medical schools and the tuition at the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Recipients must practice 2,000 hours in Kentucky for each year they receive a [...] More

Pennsylvania SciTech Scholarships
Application Deadlines:
SciTech Scholarships provide up to $3,000 per year for students pursuing a bachelor's degree. To be eligible, a student must:
- have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for postsecondary study at the time of application for this program
- be at least a sophomore who is enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree in an approved science or [...] More

Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Student Opportunity Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Student Opportunity Scholarships serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students in select majors (Education, Health Service/Science, Religious Studies, Sacred Music, Social Service/Science) by providing aid for the expenses of their third and fourth years of an undergraduate program. Preference in this program is extended to racial ethnic students in order to [...] More

Ralphine McGill-Coons Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Each year, Boston Mensa awards the $500 Ralphine McGill-Coons Memorial Scholarship to the local student in science or medicine who submits the best essay to our competition.

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen and live or attend school in the Boston Mensa area (Massachusetts zip codes 01420 through 02675). You also must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as an [...] More

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
Application Deadlines:
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas [...] More

Southwest Washington Medical Center General Health Career Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 03, Annually
SWMC General Health Career Scholarships: These scholarships are open to all graduating high school seniors accepted into a college of their choice, or returning college students residing in Clark or Skamania counties.

The three scholarship categories are funded by sales from Southwest Washington Medical Center’s two gift shops located on the main campus. The number of scholarships awarded [...] More

Stony Wold N1 Herbert Fund Direct Service Grants
Application Deadlines:
Direct Service Grants provide financial assistance to students with respiratory ailments and are intending to help complete their education and become self-sustaining, independent members of the community. Grants are available to any student with a pulmonary problem who lives or goes to school in the greater New York City area (within a 50 mile radius), is at least 16 years old, can demonstrate [...] More

The George Snow Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Financial need is the common criteria that bind all of the grants awarded through the George Snow Scholarship Fund. We also review all special circumstances.

To qualify for The George Snow Scholarship Fund, applicants must:
- Be a graduate of a Palm Beach County or North Broward County high school
- Show financial need
- Must be active in their school and community have strong [...] More

The Scott A. Gunder, MD, DCMS Presidential Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a second-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine.

Eligibility for scholarship applicants include the following:
- Applicant must be a bona fide resident of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months before registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an undergraduate/graduate school in Pennsylvania)
- Applicant must [...] More

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Grote Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
This scholarship is for entering freshmen with at least a 3.5 GPA and a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT. These are full, four year scholarships for incoming freshmen. Applications are due February 15th.

In order to be eligible for a Grote Chemistry Scholarship, a student must:
- Complete a course in high school chemistry with an A or B
- Attain a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above
- Have [...] More

Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The purpose of the Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards is to introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research in order to heighten interest in science as a career, with an emphasis on pharmacology graduate training to increase the number of young scientists entering the research discipline of pharmacology.

The Sponsor must be an ASPET Regular Member in good [...] More

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