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 Scholarships.com 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!
This fund was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. Scholarships will be awarded to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors (includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance Counties). Scholarships are payable over four years. Applicants must possess [...] More
The ACMPE Scholarship Fund Inc. (SFI) is comprised of 10 scholarships with each having its own, unique, eligibility criteria. It supports and promotes healthcare leaders' personal and professional growth toward the advancement of the profession. The program supports individuals who, by virtue of experience, current position and plans demonstrate potential for contributing to the medical practice [...] More
Over $150,000 is awarded annually by the National AMBUCS. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Award monies are deposited each semester to the student’s credit account with the financial aid office of the educational institution.
Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, [...] More
The Arkansas Health Education Grant Program provides assistance to students seeking professional training in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine to allow them to attend out-of-state institutions. If the school participates in the SREB contract program, the state pays a set fee per student to the SREB according to the table [...] More
The U.S. Army health care team will pay 100 percent of your tuition for a graduate-level health care degree or any accredited veterinary program in the United States or Puerto Rico.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school, enrolled in (or have a letter or acceptance from) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico (varies by [...] More
One of the Army Nurse Corps Association’s major initiatives is the Scholarship Program. Its purpose is the support of nursing education through scholarship funding to worthy students who are US citizens in an accredited program in baccalaureate or graduate nursing, anesthesia, or related healthcare field. Below are the eligibility criteria and general information.
To be eligible for the research grant, the applicant must hold an Arkansas Nursing license in good standing with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (LPN, RN, APN) and have graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program (applies only to applicants who have completed a Baccalaureate in Nursing or Masters in Nursing). Funds from the scholarship will be applied toward a research project approved [...] More
Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities.
Eligibility/Requirements: Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation. Be a freshmen, sophomore, or junior at an accredited college/university. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Have a career objective in the field of [...] More
Catching the Dream is a national Native American education and scholarship center. Our high-priority areas of study are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. These fields of study are critical to the future of Indian people and the nation, and Native Americans are very underrepresented in these fields.
Our strategy is to actively seek out Native American high school [...] More
To be eligible for the Catherine Moloney Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must be a Shelby County (Ohio) resident pursuing a registered nursing (RN) degree. Eligible persons may apply during any year of their education, however, licensed RNs are not eligible for continuing education. Selection based on financial need, academic ability and demonstrated "empathy which is necessary, the compassion [...] More
The Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to African-American students pursuing a degree in veterinarian medicine or veterinarian technology. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to animal welfare. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be aa African-American [...] More
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a [...] More
DEED offers four types of scholarships to full-time students accepted or enrolled in vocational schools or accredited colleges and universities, encompassing high school seniors through graduate students. They are: educational scholarships, student research grants, student internships and technical design projects.
Student grants provide funding to support research in an energy-related [...] More
DEED offers four types of scholarships to full-time students accepted or enrolled in vocational schools or accredited colleges and universities, encompassing high school seniors through graduate students. They include educational scholarships, student research grants, student internships, and technical design projects.
Applicant must be a full-time student at an accredited college or [...] More
Applicant must be a college senior and accepted to medical school or currently enrolled full-time in an accredited medical school program and must demonstrate personal motivation for excellence in both character and academic achievement. Must demonstrate personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement and concern for others. Must be a San Mateo County or Santa Clara County [...] More
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More
Eligibility: Woman maintaining legal residence in Massachusetts for a minimum of 5 years. Applicant must submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing professional goals and financial needs. Must also provide reference letter from a college department chair or recent employer and have a personal interview (if selected as a finalist). For more information and to apply, please visit the [...] More
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.
To be eligible for the Dr. William E. & Norma Sprague Scholarship, students must be full-time with permanent residency in the Michigan counties of Kent, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo or Athens County, [...] More
To be eligible for the Harry J. Morris, Jr. Emergency Services scholarship, students must be a resident of Kent, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, Montcalm, Muskegon, or Newaygo County pursuing an undergraduate certificate or degree at an accredited education program in Michigan in the field of emergency medical technician, paramedic, or firefighter training. Must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point [...] More
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.
To be eligible for the Violet Wondergem Health Science Scholarship, students must be residents of Kent or Ottawa counties majoring in a health service-related field at any accredited Michigan college or university. [...] More
Current full-time or part-time graduate students enrolled at an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution in a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN, MS) program, post-graduate certificate program in nursing education, Doctorate (PhD, DNP, EdD) program or another graduate-level nursing program required to prepare individuals to become nursing faculty.
The purpose of this scholarship is to support registered nurses working in bone marrow transplantation by providing financial assistance to attend a continuing education program(s) that will further the nurses' professional goals as they related to transplant nursing. This award cannot be used for tuition in an academic program.
Applicants must currently be employed as a registered nurse [...] More
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.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a Kentucky resident. Must practice one [...] More
One scholarship awarded annually to a student who has declared a Science or Music major or minor. Additional criteria includes cumulative GPA And financial needs. Alternates each year between Science/Music. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
You must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. You must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student, either part-time or full-time, and attend one of the following schools: University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, or Social Work; University of Baltimore School of Law; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; The Virginia-Maryland [...] More
To be eligible for the Medical & Health Professions Scholarship, applicants must be 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 and associated health professions. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
The Melissa's Hope Scholarships serve as a tribute to Melissa Centrella's life of courage and love. Each year, Melissa's Hope awards several scholarships to New Jersey students pursuing careers in nursing, medical sciences or a medical technical field. Because medicine and care were so important to Melissa's daily life, she had a deep respect for the people that helped to bring dignity, comfort [...] More
The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) have joined forces to offer five Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships in the fall. The scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, [...] More
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.
The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward graduating university or four-year college seniors who are planning a career related to the dairy industry or production agriculture and who have demonstrated leadership skills, activities, academic ability and interest in the dairy industry. Each university can nominate up to two students for this award. Only two applicants per college or [...] More
Investing in the future of osteopathic medicine in the Pacific Northwest begins by supporting today's osteopathic medical students. The Foundation's Scholarship Program helps defray some of the cost of osteopathic medical school. Scholarships are awarded primarily to students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington who are committed to practicing osteopathic medicine in the Pacific [...] More
Oxbow's Undergraduate Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in a college or university who have demonstrated a career interest in companion animals. To qualify, complete the application and submit a 300- to 500-word essay explaining why you want to pursue a career in the companion animal industry. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
Non-traditional animal species are becoming more popular as pets throughout the world. There is a greater need for veterinarians who specialize in care and nutrition of these exotic pets. Oxbow’s Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in a veterinary school and demonstrate an interest in small and exotic animal medicine.
For more information or to apply, please [...] More
Oxbow's Veterinary Technology Scholarship is intended for veterinary technology students who show a strong interest in pursuing a career in small and exotic animal medicine. To qualify, please submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to work in the exotic animal field. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
The Raymond A. Beilke Engineering Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors of Marathon High School who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at an accredited college/university. The Amella P. Beilke Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors of Marathon High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who plan to pursue an education in [...] More
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in select Middle Tennessee counties.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must be planning to pursue a business degree at a four-year, not-for-profit college. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be pursuing a [...] More
HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 [...] More
The Melanie Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a candidate pursuing a doctoral or master's degree in the mental health field. You must be currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate program majoring in the mental health field in the United States and demonstrate experience and interest in one or more of the ideals to which Melanie Merola O’Donnell committed herself. The scholarship will be [...] More
The Sagebrush Circuit - Lew & Jo Eklund Educational Scholarship is funded in its entirety by donations made by the Appaloosa Youth Foundation from the dissolution of funds of the Sagebrush Circuit. This scholarship, the highest attainable scholarship available from the Appaloosa Youth Foundation, is given to members of the ApHC or the son or daughter of an ApHC member, is awarded to a college [...] More
To be considered for a scholarship award, your transcript and application must be received or postmarked by the deadlines posted on the scholarship providers website. There are two deadlines; one for spring and another for fall scholarships. Application review and scholarship award decisions will take place in November for spring terms and in May for fall terms.
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Entries may only be sent by [...] More
This merit scholarship is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship [...] More
Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships is a need-based scholarship program, with awards based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Applicants or their parents must have a minimum of two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years). Students must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, [...] More
The Ament-Brenner Scholarship is for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis area. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, pre-med etc.). Scholarship amounts vary, based on financial need. Applicants must complete the undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the deadline. For more [...] More
The Vietnamese American Medical Association of Greater Houston (VAMA-GH) is a non-profit organization for physicians of Vietnamese heritage who live and practice in the Greater Houston area. VAMA-GH is proud to offer scholarships for high school, college and medical school. The goals of the scholarships are to recognize excellence in scholastic achievement, foster interests in serving the [...] More
The Nursing Scholarship Program is for students in a practical nurse program (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) program and who are accepted or enrolled a school of nursing in the State of Virginia. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in full-time nursing in Virginia for one month for every $100 received. Applicants must reside in Virginia for at least one year and be accepted or enrolled [...] More
WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals committed to working within the wound, ostomy and continence nursing specialty. Applicants agree to support the WOCN Society philosophy and scope of practice. Applicant must be seeking education in wound, ostomy and continence nursing care.
Must be accepted to a WOCN-accredited Wound, Ostomy and [...] More
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and trains the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle and high school science and math classrooms.
The Teaching Fellowship includes admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university teacher certification in science, mathematics or [...] More
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More
Lawmakers are considering extending Pell Grants to people who pursue short-term training in order to land better jobs, faster. Federal student aid in the form of Pell Grants can currently be used for college degrees and qualifying certificate programs. [...]
Three San Bernardino County women who have been accused of stealing $1 million in federal financial aid from Fullerton college, in California, have been arrested by the U.S. Justice Department and are charged with various counts of mail and wire fraud. The scheme involved enrolling hundreds of mainly non-existent students, successfully applying for grants and loans and pocketing the money. [...]
Nothing says 'Merica like these Patriotic Scholarships as we approach Independence Day and remember how, in America, education is a great equalizer. Whether you are an American citizen searching for college scholarships or are studying abroad in the USA, these American-themed scholarships are for those who truly believe in the American dream. In the land of the free, we have plenty of free college scholarships to help you achieve your higher education dreams. [...]