Outside Sources of Aid

Students are expected to notify the MD Program Office of Financial Aid when an outside award is received. Federal regulations and school policy require that the financial aid award be adjusted when a student receives outside aid. These scholarships provide substantial financial support in return for a service commitment. Once such an award is accepted, all GW MD Program scholarship to the student is rescinded. Loans may be obtained only for the difference between the award and the school budget, less the recipient's expected resources.

Scholarship Eligibility

AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships

Provider: AMA Foundation
Application Deadline: February 7, 2019
Award Amount: $10,000
Contact Information: 
Email: scholarships@ama-assn.org
Websitehttps://www.ama-assn.org/physicians-tomorrow-awards

  • Medical school student approaching their final year of medical school
  • Each $10,000 scholarship is based on different eligibility requirements
  • Each medical school is allowed 2 nominations per category. Each student can only be nominated under 1 category.
  • Please contact the GW SMHS MD Program Office of Financial Aid if interested in being nominated. 

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship

Provider: AIGC
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Contact Information: fellowships@aigcs.org
Website: 
http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/ 

  • Have financial need
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Tribal eligibility certificate

AMWA Scholarship

Provider: American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
Application Cycle 1:  August 1, 2018-September 30, 2018
Application Cycle 2:  November 15, 2018-December 31, 2018                            Award Amount: $500
Contact Information: 
Email: awards@amwa-student.org 
Website: http://www.amwa-doc.org 

  • Female
  • Have financial need
  • Enrolled in medical school
  • AMWA member (apply online)
  • Have embodiment of the goals of AMWA

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship

Provider: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Attorneys at Law
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Award Amount: $2,000
Email: info@buckfirelaw.com
Website: https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm

  • Applicant is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community.
  • Applicant is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited medical school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited medical school

Chinese American Medical Society scholarship

Provider: Chinese American Medical Society
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
Award Amount: $$5,000
Email: scholarship@camsociety.org
Website: http://chineseamericanmedicalsociety.cloverpad.org/scholarship

  • Applicant must currently be in their first, second, or third year of medical or dental school in the U.S. when applying for this scholarship.
  • Students must be in good standing at an accredited U.S. medical or dental school in the USA at the time of application. 

Chinese American Physicians Society scholarship

Provider: Chinese American Physicians Society
Application Deadline: March 20
Award Amount: $2,000 to $5,000 
Email: admin@caps-ca.org
Website: http://www.caps-ca.org/scholarship.html

  • 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.

 

Cobell Scholarship

Provider: Inigenous Education, Inc. (scholarship administrator for the Cobell Foundation)
Application Deadline: January 10, 2019
Award Amount: varies
Email: scholarships@cobellscholar.org 
Website: http://cobellscholar.org/ 

  • Have financial need
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Tribal eligibility

Dr. Arthur J. and Helen Horvat Foundation Scholarship 

Provider: The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
Award Amount: varies
Contact Information: 
Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc.
Wells Fargo Accounts
4320-G Wade Hampton Boulevard
Taylors, SC 29687
Telephone: 1-864-268-3363
Website: https://www.csascholars.org/horvat/

  • Applicants must be high school seniors, current college students, graduate students, or professional students.
  • Applicants must have resided in Duryea or within certain surrounding areas specified under the Horvat Foundation rules for at least one year prior to graduating high school
  • Applicants must be science students. By science students, it is meant a field of study in chemistry, physics, biology, the life sciences, or some other related major leading to a career in the medical or health profession.
  • Please refer to the website for additional eligibility requirements

Dr. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Scholarship

Provider: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Application Deadline: May 9, 2018
Award Amount: Up to $2,000
Contact Information: 
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040
Telephone: 650-450-5487
Email: scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org
Website: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/hutchinson

  • Must be a college senior and accepted to medical school or currently enrolled full-time in an accredited medical school program.
  • Must demonstrate personal motivation for excellence in both character and academic achievement. Personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement, and concern for others, will be considered.
  • Must have graduated from a high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County or have permanently resided in that same area during high school. Must be a U.S. citizen.

Required Materials:

  • Online Application
  • Medical Field-Related Personal Statement
  • Financial Need Documentation
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts of Grades

FMMS Scholarship

Provider: Fresno Madera Medical Society (FMMS) Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Award Amount: TBD
Contact Information: 
Fresno Madera Medical Society
Scholarship Foundation
255 W Fallbrook Ave Suite 104 
Fresno, CA 93711
Telephone: Nicole Butler, 559-224-4224, ext. 114
Email: nbutler@fmms.org
Website: http://www.fmms.org/programs/scholarship-foundation.aspx

  • Must be a resident of either Fresno or Madera County for a minimum of three years.
  • Must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school. Students waiting for confirmation of acceptance to medical school may apply. 

Required Materials:

  • Transcript of scholastic records from the last year of school attended 
  • Letter from the Dean of Admissions that confirms acceptance to the school of choice 
  • A school financial aid report 
  • Three letters of recommendation from members of the school faculty.

Frank & Louis Groff Medical Scholarship

Provider: Frank & Louis Groff Foundation
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Award Amount: TBD
Contact Information: 
Pranoy Mohapatra
Manager of Medical Education
300 2nd Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Email: Pranoy.Mohapatra@rwjbh.org
Website: http://www.groff-foundation.org/medical.html

  • Applicants must have graduated from a public high school within Monmouth County, NJ.
  • Applicants must be applying to medical schools or be attending medical school.
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • This scholarship is renewable for four years.

Health Career Scholarship

Provider: International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons
Application Deadline: March 1
Award Amount: TBD
Contact Information: 
IOKDS
Health Careers Scholarship Director
PO Box 1040
Chautauqua, NY 14722
Telephone: 716-357-4951
Email: healthcareersdirector.kds@gmail.com
Website: www.iokds.org

  • Must be a United States or Canadian citizen
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a United States or Canadian accredited medical school
  • Must be in at least second year of medical school

Military HPSP Scholarships

Provider: Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: Year around
Award Amount: 100% tuition and fees plus a living stipend for up to 4 years
Website https://smhs.gwu.edu/fin-aid/sources/scholarships/other-scholarship-sources

  • Be accepted to or enrolled in school of medicine
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Obligations vary with branch: Army, Navy, Airforce

Honjo-JMSA Scholarship

Provider: Japanese Medical Society of America
Application Deadline: December 31, 2018
Award Amount: $2,500-$12,000
Email: info@jmsa.org
Website: www.jmsa.org

  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Show a strong interest in JMSA and achieving its goals
  • Propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community

 

Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provider: JFK-Muhlenberg Campus Board of Directors
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Award Amount: TBD
Telephone: 732-321-7053
Website: www.jfkmc.org/jfk-foundation/scholarships

  • Candidates must have been raised (attended or eligible to attend elementary or secondary school) in one of these New Jersey communities: 
    Union County: Clark/Fanwood/Garwood/Plainfield/Scotch Plains/Westfield
    Somerset County: Bridgewater/Bound Brook/Green Brook/North Plainfield/Somerville
    Middlesex County: Dunellen/Edison/Iselin/Metuchen/Middlesex/South Plainfield
  • Applicants must be eligible for a degree from an accredited medical or osteopathic school. Matriculating students in the first through last year may apply.
  • Candidates must demonstrate financial need.

HSF General College Scholarships

Provider: Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: April 2, 2018
Award Amount: $500 to $5,000
Website: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

  • Be of Hispanic heritage.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship

Provider: Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: March 15
Award Amount: TBD
Email: scholarship@jvs-socal.org
Websitehttps://www.jvs-socal.org/program/scholarship/

According to donor designation, applicants must:

  • Be Jewish.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card).
  • Be a permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years.
  • Be planning to attend full-time (12 units minimum per term) an accredited college, university, or vocational school in the U.S.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA (per term) for Graduate Students.
  • Demonstrate financial need by submitting FAFSA (student aid report) and student and parent tax documents.

Joan F. Giambalvo Scholarship  

Provider: Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women
Application Deadline: July 31
Award Amount: up to $10,000
Email: wpc@ama-assn.org 
Website: https://www.ama-assn.org/giambalvo-fund

  • Physicians, medical students, other health professionals, or individuals working or doing graduate work in an applicable profession such as public health, sociology, psychology, etc.
  • Seeks innovative research proposals focusing on professional work/practice issues that affect women physicians.
  • Working alone or collaboratively on a specific research project.
  • Must also submit corresponding budget with proposal.

 

Kaiser Permanente Scholarship Program

Provider: Kaiser Permanente
Application Deadline: November 30th
Award Amount: TBD
Email: susana.martinez-caldera@kp.org
Website: https://residency-ncal.kaiserpermanente.org/med-students/scholarships/

  • Must be a third year medical student in good academic standing who expects to graduate in the spring of the following year and who is interested in seeking a residency in Northern California. 
  • Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to participate in a one month clerkship at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Northern California during their fourth year of medical school.

Dr. Frank and Florence Marino Scholarship

Provider: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Award Amount: $1000-$2,000
Contact Information:
Sarah Carlson
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
10 Columbus Boulevard, 8th floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-548-1888
Email: scarlson@hfpg.org
Website: http://www.hfpg.org

  • Entering second-, third-, or fourth-year medical student in the Fall
  • Attended Connecticut public or parochial school for at least 8 years (K-12) and graduated from a Connecticut public or parochial high school
  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need

Medical Staff Scholarship

Provider: Muhlenberg Foundation
Application Deadline: May 1
Award Amount: $10,000
Contact Information: 
Donna Meade
Executive Director and President
80 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Telephone: 732-321-7053
Fax: 732-632-1542
Website: www.jfkmc.org/jfk-foundation/scholarships

  • Medical students must be permanent residents in one of the following New Jersey counties: Union, Somerset, or Middlesex.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in medicine from an accredited medical school.
  • Matriculating students in the first through last year may apply.

Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

Provider: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Application Deadline: January 8, 2019
Award Amount: $5,800 Stipend
Telephone: 212-639-3359
Email: sumstudent@mskcc.org
Website: http://www.mskcc.org/summerfellowships

  • 8-week research program which seeks to encourage interest in oncology and translational biomedical research and to promote future careers in these fields.
  • Applicants must be in their first- or second-year at an accredited US medical school and be in good standing. 
  • Participants must provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the US in order to participate in the Summer Fellowship Program.

Mitsui USA-JMSA Scholarship

Provider: Japanese Medical Society of America
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: $2,500-$12,000
Email: info@jmsa.org
Website: www.jmsa.org

  • Recipients can be students with non-Japanese background, but are willing to contribute to the Japanese society's activity.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Show a strong interest in JMSA and achieving its goals
  • Propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community

Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) of Pennsylvania Scholarship

Provider: The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Award Amount: $1,000
Contact Information:
777 East Park Drive, PO Box 8820
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820
Telephone: 717-558-7854
Email: studentservices-foundation@pamedsoc.org
Website: https://www.foundationpamedsoc.org/student-financial-services/scholarships/lander-mcms-scholarship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Resident of Montgomery County, PA at the time of high school graduation or for at least 4 years prior to registering as a medical student. 
  • Enrolled full-time in a fully accredited U.S. medical school. 
  • Enrolled in or entering first year of medical school. 

 

National Health Service Corps

Provider: National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
Application Deadline: TBD: Sign up online to be notified about the due date (last year’s due date was in April)
Award Amount: Payment of tuition, required fees, books & supplies, and a monthly living stipend
Contact Information: 
Scholarship and Loan Repayment Applicants & Members in Service
Email: Callcenter@hrsa.gov
Telephone: 1-800-221-9393
Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST 
Website: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or National
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible primary care discipline
  • Pursing an eligible degree in an accredited program in U.S. (joint programs that provide dual degrees are not eligible)
  • Commit to serve one year for each year of support (minimum of two years of service) in an approved high-need health professional shortage area.

Scholarship Information: 

The NHSC scholarship is a competitive program that pays tuition, fees and provides a living stipend to students enrolled in accredited medical (MD or DO), dental, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and physician assistant training. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients serve as primary care providers between two and four years in a community-based site in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area that has been approved by the NHSC as a service site.

Awards are made to applicants most committed to serving underserved people and most likely to build successful careers in shortage areas and meet future needs for care throughout the Nation.

NHSC helps scholars select a compatible service site and pays for travel to and from interviews.

National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarships

Provider: National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)
Application Deadline: Next cycle opens Mid-June 2019
Award Amount: TBD
Telephone: 202-628-5895
Email: scholarship@nhmafoundation.org
Website: http://www.nhmafoundation.org

  • Exceptional academic achievement
  • Leadership
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community
  • Commitment to primary care as a specialty

National Italian American Scholarship

Provider: National Italian American Foundation
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $12,000
Contact Information: 
NIAF
1860 19th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Telephone: 202-387-0600
Email: information@niaf.org 
Website: http://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships-overview/

  • Applicant mus be a United States citizen or Permanent resident alien
  • Must be a member of NIAF or have a parent, guardian or grandparent who is a member of NIAF.
  • For the purpose of NIAF Scholarship Program, to be "Italian American" the applicant must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a United States accredited institution of higher education for the coming fall.

Nippon Life-JMSA Scholarship

Provider: Japanese Medical Society of America
Application Deadline: December 31
Award Amount: $2,500-$20,000
Contact Information: 
Yuzuru Anzai, MD
285 Central Park West, #3W
New York, NY 10024
Website: www.jmsa.org

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Recipients can be students with non-Japanese background, but are willing to contribute to the Japanese society's activity.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Show a strong interest in JMSA and achieving its goals
  • Propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community

Application Process

  • Please submit your current medical school transcript and at least one letter of recommendation to be sent to 
    Yuzuru Anzai, MD
    285 Central Park West,#3W
    New York, NY 10024
  • Submit an application online.

Nishioka-JMSA Scholarship

Provider: Japanese Medical Society of America
Application Deadline: December 31
Award Amount: $2,500-$20,000
Contact Information: 
Yuzuru Anzai, MD
285 Central Park West, #3W
New York, NY 10024
Website: www.jmsa.org

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Recipients can be students with non-Japanese background, but are willing to contribute to the Japanese society's activity.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Show a strong interest in JMSA and achieving its goals
  • Propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community

Application Process

  • Please submit your current medical school transcript and at least one letter of recommendation to be sent to 
    Yuzuru Anzai, MD
    285 Central Park West,#3W
    New York, NY 10024
  • Submit an application online

NMF Need-Based Scholarship Program

Provider: National Medical Fellowships
Application Deadline: August 31
Award Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
Contact Information: 
Melissa Brito
National Medical Fellowships
Telephone: 212-483-8880
Email: MBrito@NMFonline.org
Website: www.nmfonline.org (Programs Page)

Eligibility Requirements:

The Need-Based Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to United States citizens from groups currently under represented in the medical profession; specifically, African Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the U.S. All applicants must submit proof of citizenship.

  • Eligible candidates must be first-, second-, or third-year medical students. Students must provide proof of admission to an accredited medical school (letter of acceptance for first-year medical students, academic transcript for second-year and third-year medical students).
  • Applicants must demonstrate and document financial need by submitting complete copies of their parents', spouse's, and own most recent 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax forms and W-2. All nontaxable income (e.g., AFDC, ADC, Social Security benefits, etc.) must also be documented by the appropriate agency.
  • Applicants must provide verification of means of support. All parental financial data must be submitted in order to evaluate dependent status.

Nolan Scholarship

Provider: Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians
Application Deadline: June 1
Award Amount: N/A
Contact Information: 
Mark Schuman, Executive Director, Middlesex County Medical Association
PO Box 30
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Telephone: 860-243-3977
Email: mschuman@ssmgt.com
Website: http://www.ctafp.org/scholarships

Eligibility Requirements:

Established by the late Anna Nolan to help defray medical school expenses for male students from Middlesex County, Connecticut.

  • Contact Mark Schuman, Executive Director, Middlesex County Medical Association at 860-243-3977

Oliver Goldsmith, M.D. Scholarship

Provider: Kaiser Permanente Southern California Residency & Fellowship Programs
Application Deadline: February 3
Award Amount: $5000
Contact Information: 
Oliver Goldsmith, MD Scholarship Committee
Attn: Vanessa Hernandez
Residency Administration & Recruitment
393 E. Walnut St. 5th FL
Pasadena, CA 91188
Email: Vanessa.X.Hernandez@kp.org
Website: https://residency-scal-kaiserpermanente.org/medical-students/

  • Are a student in good standing entering your third or fourth year of medical school
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of culturally and/or linguistically responsive care or diversity through leadership, research, or community involvement.
  • Intend to practice medicine in Southern California
  • Able to participate in a mentoring relationship with a Southern California Kaiser Permanente physician, starting in the fall
  • Able to participate in a 4-6 week clerkship at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Southern California between July and August.

Joanna F. Reed Memorial Scholarship

Provider: Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship Trust
Application Deadline: May 15
Amount: Varies
Contact Information:
Christy Black
Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship Trust, c/o Bank Trust P.O. Box 469
Brewton AL 36427-0469

Eligibility Requirements:

Residents of Alabama and northwest Florida who attend a recognized private medical school (wherever located) are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic performance, recommendations, financial need, and the selection committee's evaluation of the applicant's motivation, character, ability, and promise. Special consideration may be given to those applicants who desire to become general practitioners or internists. Scholarships are for one year, and award amounts will vary according to the recipient financial situation, relative cost of the medical school, and amount of Trust income available for distribution.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Provider: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Application Deadline: January 31
Award Amount: $5,000
Contact Information: 
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 3620
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Telephone: 805-687-6065
Fax: 805-687-6031
Email: info@sbscholarship.org
Website: www.sbscholarship.org

Online Application

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must have attended at least four of the six secondary grade school years and graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County, California.
  • Applicant must be a full-time medical student or graduate student at an approved U.S. college or university. Areas of study include medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, business, education, and a variety of Master's and PhD programs.
  • The Foundation assists students studying in standard academic programs on a traditional academic calendar. The Foundation does not offer aid for weekend programs, night programs, summer session, research, part-time studies, and correspondence, online or off-site studies.
  • Applicant must complete a Scholarship Foundation application online and submit all supporting materials by January 31. A personal interview in Santa Barbara, California is required in March.
  • Scholarship Foundation eligibility requirements are not flexible. Please do not apply if you do not meet all of the criteria listed above.

TADAM Scholarship

Provider: Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest
Application Deadline: February 1
Award Amount: two (2) scholarships of $1,000
Contact Information: 
Aytekin Oto, MD
Professor of Radiology
Chairman of TADAM's Scholarship Committee
Chief of Abdominal Imaging and Body MRI
University of Chicago - Department of Radiology
5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 2026
Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone: 773-702-8553
Fax: 773-702-1161
Websitewww.tadamonline.org/scholarship.html

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Turkish American heritage or ancestry
  • Medical student
  • Enrolled at a U.S. medical, osteopathic, or dental school
  • Personal statement
  • Letter from the Dean of Students verifying good standing
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Current curriculum vitae (include education, research activities if any, employment, and extracurricular activities)

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Foundation Medical School Scholarship

Provider: The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Foundation
Application Deadline: March 31
Award Amount: $2,000.00
Contact Information: 
1909 Q Street N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20009
Telephone: 202-232-6300
Fax: 202-232-2140
Email: admin@ahepa.org
Website: http://ahepa.org

Eligibility Requirements:

AHEPA's commitment to education has been well documented throughout its history. Over $4 million is endowed at the local, district and national levels toward the use of scholarships and a half-million dollars is awarded annually.

  • Active member of the AHEPA Family (additional points are awarded to members); or
  • The applicant is of Greek descent; the son or daughter of a member, in good standing, of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena; and
  • A high school graduate or a high school senior planning to attend, full time, an Accredited College or University; or
  • A college student currently attending an Accredited College or University and will continue to attend, full time; or
  • A College or University graduate planning to attend, full time, a graduate or professional degree program.

The Harvey Fellows Program

Provider: The Mustard Seed Foundation
Application Deadline: November 1 of each year (Applications are accepted between August 1 and November 1)
Award Amount: $16,000
Contact Information: 
Harvey Fellows Program
Mustard Seed Foundation
7115 Leesburg Pike, Suite 304
Falls Church, VA 22043
Telephone: 703-524-5620
Fax: 703-533-7340
Website: msfdn.org/harveyfellows

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Christian graduate student
  • Be an active church member
  • Demonstrated expertise within the discipline/field
  • Argument for the lack of a distinctive Christian voice in that field
  • Demonstrated expertise within the discipline/field

The Howard G. Lapsley Scholarship

Provider: JFK-Muhlenberge Campus BoD
Contact information and to obtain an application:
The Howard G. Lapsley Scholarship, JFK-Muhlenberg Campus
Park Avenue & Randolph Road Plainfield, NJ 07061
ATTN: John G. Nolan, Jr. Senior Vice President Muhlenberg Foundation
See brochure: http://jfkmc.org/pdf/LapsleyScholarship_Brochure.pdf

Eligible candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Candidates must have been raised (attended or eligible to attend elementary or secondary school) in one of these communities:
    Union County/ Berkeley Heights/ Clark/ Cranford/ Fanwood/ Garwood/ Kenilworth/ Plainfield/ Scotch Plains/ Westfield/ Somerset County/ Bridgewater/ Bound Brook/ Gillette/ Green Brook/ Martinsville/ North Plainfield/ Somerville/ Warren/ Watchung/ Middlesex County/ Dunellen/ Edison (west of Rt. 27)/ Iselin/ Metuchen/ Middlesex/ Piscataway (north of Lake Nelson-Camp Kilmer)/ South Plainfield. Temporary residence while attending college or medical school does not qualify for this purpose.
  • Candidates shall be eligible for degrees in medicine from an accredited medical, osteopathic, or dental school. Matriculating students in the first through last year can apply.
  • Candidates shall demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Board of Directors. Candidates are required to provide the Board with the Graduate Professional School Financial Aid Service (GPFAS) financial statement.
  • Candidates must be able to attend a personal interview with the Board at Muhlenberg if required.

Candidates must complete and return the application and financial statement forms between January 15 and May 1 of the year in which they wish to be considered for scholarship assistance. Applications received after May 1 will not be considered.

The Myrtle Siegfried, MD and Michael Vigilante, MD Scholarship

Provider: The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
Application Deadline: September 30
Award Amount: $1,000
Contact Information: 
777 East Park Drive, P.O. Box 8820
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820 
Telephone: 717-558-7854
Fax: 717-558-7818
Email: studentservices-foundation@pamedsoc.org
Website: http://www.foundationpamedsoc.org/SFS/Scholarships/SiegfriedGA.aspx

Eligibility Requirements:

For more than 50 years, the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society has proudly served as the 501(c)(3) philanthropic affiliate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Foundation contributors can fulfill their charitable interests in the medical community by contributing to three core programs.

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society sustains the future of medicine in Pennsylvania by providing programs that support medical education, physician health, and excellence in practice. This medical scholarship is made possible by a memorial contribution from Mrs. Elena Pascal and Ms. Carla Vigilante in honor of their parents, Drs. Siegfried and Vigilante.

  • Applicant must be a resident of Berks, Lehigh, or Northampton County
  • Applicant must be entering the first year of medical school.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an accredited United States medical school.

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

Provider: The American Board of Family Medicine
Application Deadline: All parts of the application must be received in the Pisacano Leadership Foundation office by March 2 of each year.
Award Amount: Up to $28,000
Contact Information: 
Jane Ireland, Program Coordinator
Pisacano Leadership Foundation
1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 550
Lexington, KY 40511
Telephone: 888-995-5700 ext. 1249
Fax: 859-335-7501
Email: Jane Ireland at jireland@theabfm.org
Websitewww.pisacano.org

Eligibility Requirements:

The Pisacano Leadership Foundation (PLF) seeks to advance family medicine by providing well-educated, community-minded leaders in primary care. By aiding students who demonstrate the highest levels of commitment to family medicine, scholarship, leadership, character, interpersonal skills, and community service, the PLF will promote the development of the future leaders in the specialty.

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership program is designed to provide educational programs, 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 in medical school in the fall of 2016 may apply. The PLF will award scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Tillman Military Scholars

Provider: Pat Tillman Foundation
Application Deadline: March 16
Award Amount: N/A
Contact Information: 
Telephone: 480-621-4074
Fax: 480-621-4075
Email: scholarships@pattillmanfoundation.org
Website: http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/

Eligibility Requirements:

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members, and their dependents. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans and dependents of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

  • Veteran and active duty military service members.
  • Spouses of active or veteran service members.
  • Service member or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, four-year U.S.-based accredited institution.

Toyota Motor North America-JMSA Scholarship

Provider: Japanese Medical Society of America
Application Deadline: December 31
Award Amount: $2,500-$20,000
Contact Information: 
Yuzuru Anzai, MD
285 Central Park West, #3W
New York, NY 10024
Website: www.jmsa.org

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Recipients can be students with non-Japanese background, but are willing to contribute to the Japanese society's activity.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Show a strong interest in JMSA and achieving its goals
  • Propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community

Application Process

  • Please submit your current medical school transcript and at least one letter of recommendation to be sent to 
    Yuzuru Anzai, MD
    285 Central Park West,#3W
    New York, NY 10024
  • Submit an application online.

Vietnamese American Medical Association Scholarship

Provider: Vietnamese American Medical Association
Application Deadline: June
Award Amount: $1000
Contact Information: 
Randal Tanh Hoang Pham, MD, FACS
Advanced Surgery Medical Center
989 Story Road, Suite 8066
San Jose, CA 95122
Telephone: 408-998-1818
Email: scholarship@vamausa.org
Website: www.vamausa.org

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a third-year at an accredited medical school
  • Have financial aid
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in serving the Vietnamese communities in the U.S. when he/she completes training

Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship

Provider: Waterbury Medical Association
Application Deadline: Accepted through April 30 of the applicant’s third year in medical school
Award Notification: July 1
Award Amount: up to $20,000
Contact Information: 
Waterbury Medical Association
One Regency Drive
PO Box 30
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Telephone: 
203-753-4888
860-243-3977
Fax: 860-286-0787 
Email: Mary Yokose at myokose@ssmgt.com 
Website: www.waterburymedicalassociation.org/scholarship.html

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Resident of Connecticut for five years
  • Third-year medical student in a four-year program
  • Current enrollment in a not-for-profit medical school accredited by the AMA/WHO
  • Have financial need
  • Academic excellence determined by a copy of the applicant’s transcript and the results of participation in Part I of the National Boards
  • Extracurricular interest and community service
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Written statements of financial disclosure and medical career plan

Scholarship Information:

Administered by Waterbury Medical Association. Established in 1988 to provide scholarships for third-year medical school students, entering their fourth year of medical school, who were residents of Connecticut for five years.

William E. Dochterman Medical Student Scholarship Fund

Provider: Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Application Deadline: July 1
Award Amount: TBD
Contact Information: 
Scholarship & Awards Committee
5380 Elvas Avenue #101
Sacramento, CA 95819-2396
Telephone: 916-452-2671
Fax: 916-452-2690
Email: scholarship@ssvms.org
Website: http://www.ssvms.org/Programs/MedicalStudentScholarshipFund.aspx

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must have graduated from high school in El Dorado, Sacramento, or Yolo counties.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school on a full-time basis (12 units or more).
  • This grant does not apply to summer enrollment or to correspondence schools.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Provider: Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Application Deadline: November
Award Amount: Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.
Contact Information: 
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
224 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: 212-547-6926 
Email: PDSoros@pdsoros.org 
Website: www.pdsoros.org

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a New American: (1) Permanent resident, or (2) naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or (3) both parents are naturalized citizens
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Not in third or last year of study
  • Not older than 30 as of application deadline

Joseph Collins Scholarship

Provider: Joseph Collins Foundation
Application Deadline:
Due: February 16 (Submit all application materials to the Financial Aid Office)
March 1 (Financial Aid Office submission to Foundation)
Award Amount: maximum $15000, renewable
Contact: MD Program Office of Financial Aid

Eligibility Requirements:

The Joseph Collins Foundation was established with the purpose of aiding needy medical students to achieve an adequate education without sacrificing all other interests in the broad fields of learning. To qualify, students must be a student attending an accredited medical school geographically located east of or contiguous to the Mississippi River. Students must stand in the upper half of their class; demonstrate an interest in the arts or other cultural pursuits outside of medicine; have an interest in specializing in neurology, psychiatry, or becoming a general practitioner, and be of good moral character. All application materials must be typewritten.

Dr. Edith SeVille Coale Scholarship

Provider: Zonta Club of D.C.
Application Deadline: Spring Semester
Award Amount: varies, $6,000-$10,000
Contact: MD Program Office of Financial Aid

Eligibility Requirements:

Every spring, the Zonta Club of D.C. presents the Dr. Edit SeVille Coale Scholarship to three of our rising third year female students.

The award has ranged between $6,000 and $10,000, but may vary annually. Criteria and application are provided to students via the class listserv and the three students are then nominated by the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Scholarship Committee to then be considered by the Zonta Club of D.C. for the scholarships.

The Zonta Club has worked with GW medical school students for over 50 years and was celebrated for its generosity by GW in spring 2016.

Fourth Year Medical School Scholarships

Provider: GWUH Women’s Board
Application Deadline: Spring Semester
Award Amount: $6000
Contact: MD Program Financial Aid Office

Eligibility Requirements:

Every year, the Women's Board supports a number of medical, nursing, and public health students (among others) through scholarships. During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Women's Board will be offering the following:

FOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $6,000 EACH. These medical school scholarships are awarded to support medical students in their fourth year of education at the SMHS.

Recipients are selected based on various criteria, including but not limited to academic excellence, community involvement, and a commitment to the field of medicine. The selection process for the third-years will take place in the Spring 2016.

The Women's Board is proud to support the education of the medical, nursing, and public health students at GWUH/SMHS.