Funding Opportunities

 

 

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 studentaffairs@umassmed.edu 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.

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CAREER SPECIFIC / RESEARCH / FELLOWSHIPS

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 see: http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/chapters/boston/

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. Application deadline: January 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST. Award amount: Student Stipend: $22,000 (which includes 10% indirect costs). For more information and online forms, please visit: www.heart.org/foundersaffiliateresearch. 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.

American Pediatric Society & Society for Pediatric Research
The APS and SPR are offering a medical student research program to encourage gifted medical students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics. This program is specifically designed for students seeking a research opportunity at an institution other than their own medical school. The program gives students $60.00 per day for a maximum stipend of $5,400 and enables them to spend 2 - 3 months in a research environment. There are currently nearly 300 labs and research experiences throughout the U.S. and Canada available to students. The number of students funded each year will depend on the availability of funding. Additional information can be found at https://www.aps-spr.org/get-involved/student-research/.

Betty Lea Stone-American Cancer Society Research 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 at: http://www.cancer.org/myacs/newengland/areahighlights/new-englands-fuller-and-stone-research-fellowships.   The application deadline is January 21, 2015.

Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
A $5000 award is available for first, second, and third-year students from schools with active AOA chapters are eligible. Research 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 at: http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/student_research.html. 

CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
Looking for medical students with a strong interested in public health or in practicing medicine with a broad, analytic perspective. Eight competitively selected fellows will spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offices in Atlanta, GA where they carry out epidemiological analysis in various areas of public health. Find more at http://www.cdcfoundation.org/thecdcexperience or email dcexperience@cdcfoundation.org.

CDC Global Health 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 at www.cdc.gov/HubertFellowship. Applications accepted between January 27 and February 21, 2014. 

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 website: http://cupid.onc.jhmi.edu/. Applications will be accepted from January 1 – 31, 2014.

Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars
See: NIH Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars Program.

HHMI & The KwaSulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis & HIV
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research 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 Research 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 Research 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:
www.hhmi.org/medfellowshipsto learn more about both the domestic and K-RITH fellowships.

HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program
Cloister Program was established in 1985 to give outstanding students at U.S. medical schools the opportunity to receive research training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Research Scholars spend nine months to a year on the NIH campus, conducting basic, translational or applied biomedical research under the direct mentorship of senior NIH research scientists. After second or third year of medical or dental school is an ideal time to determine how biomedical research could play a part in your career, before you formulate your plans for residency or postgraduate training. 42 medical or dental students are selected to become Research Scholars. For more information, visit http://www.hhmi.org/cloister/program.html.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Medical Fellows Program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical and dental students. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. medical school or dental school and the fellowship research may be conducted at any academic or nonprofit institution in the United States, except the National Institutes of Health. Those enrolled in combined professional/Ph.D. programs (e.g., M.D./Ph.D.) are not eligible to apply.Research may be conducted abroad if the fellow's mentor is affiliated with a U.S. institution. An annual stipend of $28,000, an annual fellow's allowance of $5,500, and an annual research allowance of $5,500 is awarded. Apply online via HHMI at http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medfellows.html. For more information, email: fellows@hhmi.org; Phone: (800) 448-4882 ext. 8889.

Joseph Collins Foundation
The application process is initiated by the student's medical school with a request for the official form. The application is filed by the medical school with a letter from the dean affirming the student's eligibility on the basis of qualifications, merit, and need. The letter must also indicate that the applicant has a desire to specialize in neurology, psychiatry, or to practice general medicine. Applicants must have academic standing in the upper half of the class and a demonstrated interest in the arts or other cultural pursuits. Award amount is $5,000 and may be renewable. Additional information can be found at http://www.apa.org/about/awards/jcollins-grad.aspx.

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (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 from http://www.afar.org/research/funding/mstar.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Medical Student Summer Fellowship Research 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 at http://www.mskcc.org/education/students/summer-fellowship. The letter should be sent by postal mail attention to: Medical Student Summer Fellowship Research Program Coordinator- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center -Office of Graduate Medical Education – Box 187;1275 York Avenue;New York, NY 10065.

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 specialtiessuch as family practice, general internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology. For additional information see http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html

National and Regional Student Research 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 website: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/other-research-opportunities.shtml.

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 see http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/mam/about-this-chapter/job-openings/med-student-fellowship/index.aspx for further details or to apply, contact David Young-Hong at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter at David.Young-Hong@nmss.org.

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 see http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov.

NIH Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
This program has replaced the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows Program. (www.fic.nih.gov/programs/pages/scholars-fellows.aspx).  For application information please go the NIH Global health program page and look under support centers www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/pages/scholars-fellows-global-health.aspx

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 jireland@fpleaders.org, (888) 995-5700 ex: 1249. Or write Pisacano Leadership Foundation, 2228 Young Drive, Lexington, KY 40505-4294. Applications are available at http://www.fpleaders.org. Application deadline: March 1.

Sarnoff Endowment for Biomedical Research
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 visit: http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Info.

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 caspdd@rutgers.edu. or visit our website at http://alcoholstudiespdd.rutgers.edu.

Scientific Councils Student Scholarships
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Councils are offering Student Scholarships in Cerebrovascular Disease and Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. Students in medical schools or in masters or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available are eligible to apply. The award is for students to work on a project or projects either in a block of several months or over a longer period. The minimum full-time commitment is two months as most projects take place over the summer months. The typical applicant for these scholarships will be conducting research over the summer. For additional information go to http://dev.musc.edu/com-old/cim/2012/aha.htm.

Seed Grant Research 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 to: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/seed-grant-research.shtml, e-mail seedgrants@ama-assn.org or call (312) 464-4200.

St. Jude's Pediatric Oncology Education Program (NIH/NCI)
The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research 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 program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based scientist or a physician scientist. Thus, qualified students with an interest in cancer research are particularly encouraged to apply. The minimum time requirements are: 9 weeks at St. Jude for students currently in medical school, 10 weeks for returning POE students, and 11 weeks for all others. There are no specific start and end dates for the program, but students should plan to start on a Monday (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday) in mid-May to mid-June and finish on a Friday in August. Applications can be found at http://www.stjude.org/poe. Early submission of credentials is encouraged, since those applying in the last few weeks before the deadline run a high risk of not having all their credentials submitted by the deadline. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply, since a major long-term goal of our program is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Under-represented minority sophomores and juniors will be considered for appointment as CURE (Comprehensive Umbrella of Research Experiences) Scholars, in addition to their appointment as a POE student. For further information contact (email preferred): Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD, Director,
Pediatric Oncology Education Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Mail Stop 304
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org 901-595-2488 Phone 901-595-3292 FAX

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CULTURAL / ETHNIC 

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 visit http://www.asainc.org/national/scholarships.shtml or write: ASA Scholarship Committee, 333 Atlantic Avenue, Warwick RI 02888.

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: http://camsociety.org/scholarshipprogram.html. Application deadline: April 30. 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 through http://camsociety.org/summerprogram.html. Application deadline: April 30.

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, visit the website at: http://www.caps-ca.org/

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 visit the website at: http://www.thekf.org/scholarships/tuition/mzms

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. Download the application from www.hmsny.org and mail to: The Hellenic Medical Society of New York, 60 Plaza Street East, Brooklyn, NY 11238; Phone: (718) 398-2440; email: info@hmsny.org.

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 website: www.jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm. For more information, email jacl@jacl.org or write to JACL National Scholarship Awards, 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.

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 JMSA website: www.jmsa.org

Japanese Medical Society Scholarship
Applicants must be of Japanese ancestry, demonstrate financial need, and be accepted or be enrolled at a U.S. medical school. Four to six scholarships from $1500 to $2500 are awarded annually. For more information or to request an application, write: Chair, Scholarship Committee, 17 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128; Phone: (212)305-3068. Application deadline: March 1.

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 http://www.jvschicago.org/scholarship/ to download an application. Contact by email: jvsscholarship@ jvschicago.org, or phone:(312) 673-3457. Application deadline: February 15.

Korean American Medical Association Scholarship
Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to Korean-American medical students. Applications and information can be found at www.koreanama.org. Questions can be directed to Dr. Mun K. Hong at: mkhong@chpnet.org or 201-541-1345. Completed applications must be mailed to: Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Attn: Dr. Mun K. Hong, 1111 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025 by September 30.

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 application from www.thekf.org, 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 thekf@pegasusnet.com. Application deadline: January 5.

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. Download the Scholarship Handbook at www.niaf.org for information on types of grants and other eligibility requirements. Contact: National Italian American Foundation, 1860 19th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009; Email: scholarships@niaf.org; 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. Applications are due in March. To request an application or if you have questions please contact Maria Pelidis, MD at mpelidis@tufts-nemc.org. Applications can be mailed to NEHMDS, c/o Maria Pelidis, MD, 9 Holyoke Rd, Apt. #2, Somerville, MA 02144.

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, contact: Emma Greene at (617) 434-0329; or write: Bank of America, Trustee, The Paul and Mary Boghossian Memorial Trust, Charitable Assets Division, PO Box 9477, Boston MA 02205, (617) 434-3223. Application deadline: April 1.

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. Formal application, essay, transcripts and recommendations due by November 5th. Contact: Ryu Family Foundation, Inc., 186 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470. Attn: Jenny Kang. Tel: 973-692-9696 Fax: 973-692-0999.

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 more details visit their website at: www.tadamonline.org Click here for application form and details. Deadline: February 1.

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FEDERAL PROGRAMS

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:
Army:
http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html
Navy: http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/navmedmpte/accessions/Pages/HealthProfessionsScholarshipProgram_Prospective.aspx
Air Force: http://www.airforce.com/benefits/commissioned-officer-education/

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. View IHS Scholarship Program.

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 at http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/.

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 at http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/disadvantaged.html.

GENDER SPECIFIC (WOMEN)

Alpha Epsilon Iota Scholarship
Two awards of $3000 to $4000 are awarded annually to female medical students. Selection criteria include academic merit and financial need. For an application, phone Donna O'Malley at 1-800-999-9658; or write: McDonald Financial Group, Key Trust Client Services,PO Box 89464,Cleveland,OH 44101-6464, ATTN: Donna O'Malley, Mail code OH-01-27-1614. Application deadline: May 31.

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 at www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/. If you want an application mailed to you, call (319) 337-1716 ext. 60; email: aauw@act.org; or write: AAUW Educational Foundation, Dept. 60, 301 ACT Drive, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030. Application deadline: January 10.

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, visit the website: http://www.sbmef.org/ or write ABWA, Stephen Bufton Memorial Fund, 9100 Ward Parkway, PO Box 8728, Kansas City, MO 64114.

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
AMWA awards 4 (four) $1000 scholarships to women currently 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. Download the application. Applications are accepted during two periods of the academic year: August 1-September 30 and December 15-January 31. Email completed applications and supplemental materials to awards@amwa-student.org. Please submit applications only during the listed periods. All applicants will receive email notification of receipt of application. For more information please visit: http://www.amwa-doc.org/page3-112/AwardsScholarships.

Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) honors the memory of Anne C. Carter, MD, with an annual award for outstanding student leadership. The recipient will receive $1000, and the nominating chapter, if applicable, will also receive $1000. The annual nomination deadline is December 15. Details can be found at
http://www.amwa-doc.org/page3-112/AwardsScholarships.

Anne Crosby Emery Alumnae Fellowship
Fourth-year students at Brown may apply for these fellowships, which are awarded annually to honor women in the graduating class on the basis of scholarly ability and excellence of character to aid them in graduate studies at any university. Two fellowships are usually awarded in the amount of $9000. For more information visit the website: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Dean_of_the_College/fellowships/awards/info/emery, or contact Linda_Dunleavy@brown.edu. Application deadline: March 18.

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. The internship begins Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and concludes August 1, 2014. The websites are www.carolinashealthcare.org/cannon-summer-scholars or www.cannonsummerscholars.org

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 the website at: http://www.thekf.org/scholarships/tuition/mzms.

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 www.amafoundation.org/go/giambalvo.

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 visit: http://www.associationofwomenpsychiatrists.com and download application here.

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 at www.mmmf-grants.org. Email: MMMF@worldbank.org Phone: 202-473-8751. Applications available September 15 and due January 18.

Wellesley College Scholarships
Two scholarships are available for women medical students. Applications and instructions may be found at http://www.wellesley.edu/CWS/students/wellfs.html

M.A. 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:
cws-fellowships@wellesley.edu 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. Application deadline in January.

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.

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GENERAL

21st Century Insurance College Scholarship
The 21st Century College Scholarship Contest will reward 21 students for their volunteer or non-profit work in their community, their town, or the world. 20 students will win prizes of $550 they can use for college. One grand prize winner will win a $10,000 scholarship for college. For more information please visit the website at: http://www.21st.com/landing-pages/en/scholarship.jsp.

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. Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of and due early April. Applications are available at the website: www.jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm. For more information, email jacl@jacl.org or write to JACL National Scholarship Awards, 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.

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, visit the website at: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/physicians-tomorrow-scholarships.page.

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 online at http://www.feea.org/scholarships.

Global Health Service Opportunity/Contest- Take a Trip with Timmy
Two Winners Receive:

  • An opportunity to volunteer alongside Timmy Global Health medical professionals for up to three weeks in Guatemala, Ecuador, or the Dominican Republic.
  • A 64 Gigabyte iPad with cellular data and wireless capability.
  • A waterproof digital camera with geo-tagging capability
  • An opportunity to blog and share their Timmy Trip experiences

Contest is open to: Medical students, premed students and allied health students attending an accredited medical college or university in the United States and Residents in training programs in the United States and who are at least 18 years of age by January 1. Contest details can be found at: www.takeatripwithtimmy.com.

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 online at http://tilt.colostate.edu/scholarships/graduate/general_key.cfm.

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 website at www.jackkentcookefoundation.org.

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: Juan Amador, AAMC Diversity Policy and Programs, NickensAwards@aamc.org.

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: info@himalayanhealth.com website: www.himalayanhealth.com Phone: (404) 929-9399 Ravi Singh or William Alto MD.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Student Scholarship
Kaiser Permanente recognizes the potential of future physicians and their contributions by offering up to ten $5000 scholarships to fourth year medical students selected for their commitment to and achievement in at least one of two areas: Community Involvement & Leadership, or Population-Based Research.Scholarship applicants must: 1) Be a third year medical student in good academic standing. 2) Demonstrate commitment and achievement in one or both of the scholarship areas. 3) Be interested in seeking a residency in Northern California. 4) Be able to participate in a one month clerkship at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Northern California during their fourth year of medical school. 5)Attend an accredited medical school in the United States. For more information visit: http://residency.kp.org/ncal/scholarships. Scholarship application and all supporting documents due early March 2.

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 online at http://www.scheppfoundation.org. 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 theOffice of Student Affairs or the MMS Department of Continuing Education and Certification, Thelma Tatten,
ttatten@mms.org (781) 434-7305. Additional programs available, please see: http://www.massmed.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Scholarship_Information&TEMPLATE=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=24480.

Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship
This Scholarship is available to full-time college students who are pursuing a course of study in a medical field, including those studying to become a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, anesthesiologist, radiologist, and all those who are pursuing other medical fields. Applicants must be enrolled in a health-care related course of education, and submit a 500-word essay along with their online application that explains who or what inspired them to seek out a career in healthcare. One applicant will be selected, out of the many, to receive this $5,000 scholarship award. With this award, US Medical Supplies hopes to contribute to the future of the medical field by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books. For more information, including the full requirements and online application, please visit the Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship information page at: www.usmedicalsupplies.com/scholarship.

Tylenol Scholarship
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, go to: http://Tylenol.com/scholarship. Use access key TYNL. Next Application Period: Spring 2014.

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. Eligiblity 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. http://www.wdms.org/scholarship_fund.htm.
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MINORITIES UNDERREPRESENTED IN MEDICINE 

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, visit the website at: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/minority-scholars-award.page.

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 from www.aigc.com and mail with required documentation to: American Indian Graduate Center, 4520 Montgomery Blvd., Suite 1B, Albuquerque NM 87109; contact Marveline Vallo at (505) 881-4584 ext. 108 or email at marveline@aigc.com. Application deadline: July 13.

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 ckrier@hematology.org, or by phone at (202) 776-0544. Applications are available online at: www.hematology.org/education/awards/mmsap.cfm, or by mail: 1900 M Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036.

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, visit website: gbgm-umc.org Request an application by contacting: General Board of Global ministries, United Methodist Church, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1470, New York, NY 10115; Phone: 800-862-4246; Email: info@gbgm-umc.org. Application deadline: February 1.

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 website www.hsf.net for information and an application; phone 1-877-HSF-INFO; email info@hsf.net; or write: 1411 W 190th Street, Suite 325 Los Angeles, CA 90248. 

Indian Fellowship Program
Applicants must be American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or other Alaskan native. Average award is greater than $8000 per year. Application criteria include financial need, scholastic merit, and likelihood of future service to a Native Indian population. For more information or an application, contact: Office of Indian Education, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 2177, Washington DC 20202; Phone: (202) 401-1877. Visit the website: www.ed.gov.

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 website: http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/scholarships/index.cfm. For more information contact: Indian Health Service Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120,Rockville MD 20852; Phone: (301) 443-6197.

Metropolitan Life Foundation Awards Program for Academic Excellence in Medicine
There are seventeen need-based scholarships of $4,000 awarded annually to medical students in their first, second or third year of medical school. Students must be members of racial or ethnic groups currently classified as underrepresented in medicine. Students must be nominated by their medical school deans or assistant dean and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and leadership. Application and more information are available online at http://www.nmfonline.org/documents/Scholarship_Program.pdf. Application deadline: March 12th.

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 emailingscholarships@ama-assn.org or by calling 312-464-4200. Website:
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/minority-scholars-award.shtml. Applications due mid April.

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, visit www.nmfonline.org; or write National Medical Fellowships, Inc., The Need-based Scholarship Program, 5 Hanover Square, 10th Floor, New York NY 10004. Application deadline: June 31. Contact person: Angelica Minaya.

National Medical Fellowships-Hugh J. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Up to five awards of $2,500 each are annually presented to minority students (black, Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, mainland Puerto Ricans, and Mexican Americans) who are Minnesota residents and enrolled beyond their first-year in any accredited U.S. medical school. Selection criteria include academic competence, outstanding leadership, community service, and financial need. For more information and an application, visit http://www.nmfonline.org or write National Medical Fellowships, Inc., Fellowship in Academic Medicine, 5 Hanover Square, 15th Floor, New York NY 10004. Application deadline: varies yearly.

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. Contact information: Native Hawaiian Health Care Program, Division of Programs for Special Populations, Bureau of Primary Health Care, 4350 East-West Highway, 9th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301/594-4476). Information available at http://www.nhhsp.org/apply.

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. The application may be downloaded at
www.onnsfa.org.

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STATE RESIDENCY 

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: charlesriver@massmed.org. Application deadline: December 31 of the second or third year.  http://www.massmed.org/charlesriver

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 westerm 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 to https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/13182-2014-2015-community-foundation-of-western-massachusetts-scholarship-program.

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 the website at: http://www.thekf.org/scholarships/tuition/mzms.

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, visit http://kelleyfoundation.org/funding.html Contact: Henry L. Murphy, Jr. Vice President, Edward Banks Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation, Inc., Lock Drawer M, 243 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. Application deadline: April 30.

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. For more information, visit http://www.edwardsfund.org or click here to download an application.

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 visit: http://www.massmed.org/essexsouth/#.Uw3t9qMo6M8

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. Contact: Cathy Salas, MMS West Central Regional Office, 85 Post Office Park, Suite 8518, Wilbraham, MA 01095; Phone (800)322-2303 x7715 or Fax (413) 596-9901. Email: franklin@massmed.org. Website: www.massmed.org/franklin.

Franklin District Medical Society - Percy W. Wadman Scholarship (MA)
Amount: $1,000 to $1,500 annually, based on merit and financial need. Eligibility: MMS member. Any medical student who resides or whose family resides in Franklin County. Criteria: At least one parent or guardian must live in Franklin County. A letter of matriculation must be submitted from the medical school the individual is attending. A copy of the 1040 Federal tax form filed by the parent or guardian for the last tax year must be submitted. A copy of the letter of recommendation from the undergraduate school to the medical school must be submitted. Download the Percy W. Wadman, M.D. Scholarship application form (.doc). For More Information please visit: http://www.massmed.org/franklin/#.Uw3_C6Mo6M8 or contact MMS West Central Regional Manager, Cathy Salas, csalas@mms.org (800) 522-3112.

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, contact Suzanne Skibinski, Hampden District Medical Society, 1111 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA 01089-1540; Phone: (413) 736-0661 or Fax (413) 731-8990. Email: hdms@massmed.org Application deadline: September 1.

Hampshire District Medical Society Educational Grant (MA)
Eligibility restricted to 3rd and 4th year medical students who have been residents of Hampshire County for 5 consecutive years. Awards are of $2,000 each and recipients are chosen by lottery. Contact: Cathy Salas, MMS West Central Regional Office, 85 Post Office Park, Suite 8518, Wilbraham, MA 01095; Phone (800)322-2303 x7715 or Fax (413) 596-9901. Email:Hampshire@massmed.org. Website: www.massmed.org/hampshire. Application deadline: April 30.

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 www.horacesmithfund.org 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. Application: http://www.jfkmc.org/pdf/Lapsley_Application.pdf. 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 online at http://www.communityfoundation.org/.  Contact: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, 1500 Main Street, PO Box 15769, Springfield, MA 01115. Phone: (413) 732-2858 Application deadline: March 31.

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 http://www.jvschicago.org/scholarship to download an application. Contact by email: jvsscholarship@ 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, contact The Middlesex North District Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1411; Phone (800) 944-5562 or fax (781) 464-4823. Application deadline: April 9.

Rocco D. LaPenta Medical Scholarship Trust
Rocco D. LaPenta of Walpole N.H. funded this Trust to provide for tuition incurred by eligible students in the study of medicine. Recipients of this $10,000 grant will be selected based upon the merit of the applicant as shown by his or her academic aptitude, achievement, and willingness to contribute to others or the community. Candidates must also have attended secondary schools for at least three years in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or Connecticut. Preference is given to candidates from New Hampshire. For more information contact www.citizensbank.com/scholarships. Application deadline: May 31st.

Roland Jackson Medical Scholarship (MA)
Eligible students are graduates of either Swampscott or Marblehead High School OR were residents of Swampscott or Marblehead during their high school years, and who have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited medical school. Awards amounts are based on factors including indebtedness for undergraduate and graduate education, financial support from parents, and any other factors brought to the committee's attention. For an application and/or information, contact The Reverend Dean Pedersen, Jackson Medical Scholarship Committee, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA 01907; Phone: (781) 592-6081. Application deadline: June 15.

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 visit: http://www.devlinmedicalscholarship.org/ 

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. See www.wdms.org/scholarship_fund.htm for an application and more information. Phone: (508) 753-1579; Email: wordmsa@massmed.org. Application deadline: July 30.

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