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This searchable data base provides detailed information about the many State and Federal Repayment programs, and Loan and Scholarship programs available to allopathic medicine and other health professions students. AAMC Loan Repayment Program

Alpha Omega Alpha Student Essay Award

This scholarship encourages encourages medical students to write creative narratives or scholarly essays relevant to medicine. Essay topics may be on any non-technical aspect of medicine. Prizes are $2,000 for first, $750 second, $500 third and up to three honorable mention awards of $250 each. Authors must be enrolled at medical schools with active Alpha Omega Alpha chapters but do not need to be members of the organization.  For more information
Deadline: January 31st.

Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowships

Alpha Omega Alpha offers fellowships to first, second and third year medical students. Fellowships are $5,000 for the student in support of research, plus up to $1000 for travel to present research results at the national meeting, and $500 to the faculty supervisor to meet incurred expenses of the project. PhD students, MD/PhD students, and those with PhDs are not eligible. Students from any school with an active Alpha Omega Alpha chapter are eligible to apply, but each school may nominate only one candidate. Applications should be submitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha chapter councillor. For more information For more information
Deadline: January 31st.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Minority Medical Student Fellowships

(Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students)

Awards up to $4000 in fellowships for work during the summer with a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor plus expenses for attendance at the 5 day AACAP Annual Meeting. Student must be from an African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Mexican American, Hispanic and Pacific Islander background and a student at an accredited US Medical School. Applications are available at:
Application deadline: February 14th.

American Medical Women's Association Scholarship

AMWA offers four $1000 medical education scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awards are made based on AMWA membership, completed essay responses, financial information and letter of recommendation.
Applications are available at:
Application deadline: Applications are accepted during two periods of the year August 1-September 30th and December 15th through January 31st.

The American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation Scholarship

AMAERF sponsors financial aid programs( scholarships, loans and grants) for medical students. In late February, the AMA Foundation will send a detailed packet of scholarship information to each medical school's Dean's office or Office of Student Affairs. It is through one of these offices that you can receive nomination and application information. It is the Office of the Dean or the Dean's Designate that must submit nominations to the AMA Foundation for the scholarships. The following scholarships are offered: AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award ( 10 $10,000 scholarships awarded), AMA Foundation Physicians of Tommorrow Scholarship ( 5, $10,000 scholarships awarded to rising 4th year students), AMA Foundation Scholars Fund ( $1000 scholarships awarded based on financial need and academic excellence). For more information, contact Julie Milner, Program Associate, (312) 464-5019 or  Visit:
Application deadline: Varies.

The American Society of Hematology Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP)

The American Society of Hematology's MMSAP program provides funds to medical students to allow them to complete a summer research experience and collaborate with a research mentor. At the end of the experience, the student will present their findings at the ASH annual meeting. The research experience is approximately 8-12 weeks for 1st and 2nd year underrepresented medical students. Awards include a $5,000 stipend and the benefit of 2 mentors to assist with their experience. Applications are available at:

Application deadline: March 7th

Buckfire and Buckfire, P.C. Medical School Diversity Scholarship

The Medical School Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited medical school, has a 3.0 GPA and who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Applications are available at:

Application deadline: April 1st.

Becker Rhinoplasty Center Scholarship

The Rhinoplasty Center offers a $1000 prize/scholarship to students who are enrolled in medical school. Applicants will submit a 2-5 minute video, explaining their path to studying medicine. Videos submissions should be sent to:
Application deadline: November 21st.

Betty Ford Summer Institute for Medical Students Scholarship Program

Scholarships are offered to medical students to participate in a five day experiential program in the Inpatient or Family Program at the Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, California. This experience is designed to give students a better insight of the addictive disease and recovery process. Scholarships are offered to attend one of seven sessions offered. Applications are available at:
Application deadline: March 1st.

Japanese Medical Society Scholarship Award

The JMSA society offers scholarships to students of Japanese ancestry. Awards are based on student membership in JMSA ( membership is free), academic excellence, strong interest and support of JMSA goals/initiatives and proposal of a project that will benefit the JMSA and Japanese community. Applications are available at:
Deadline: December 31st.

Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship

Multiple scholarships in the amount of $2500 are awarded to full time medical students who are residents of Lycoming county, PA. Awards are based on academic excellence, two letters of recommendation, residence and personal essay describing the applicant’s commitment to medicine and expected contributions to the health profession. Applications are available at:
Application deadline: September 30th.

Dr. Frank and Florence Marino Scholarship

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving offers renewable scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2000. Students must have attended  Connecticut public/parochial schools for at least eight years, graduated from a Connecticut public/parochial high school and be accepted/attending an accredited medical school. Students should be in their second, third or fourth year of medical school and demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

Applications are available at: or by contacting, (860) 548-1888.

Application deadline: May 5th.

Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Scholarship Program

This program provides financial assistance to medical students who have graduated from a Miami-Dade County, FL high school and accepted into an accredited US medical school. Students must be able to meet in person for an interview on a Saturday (TBA) during March or April. Applications are available at:
Application deadline: January 30th.

The Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is for medical students from New Jersey, specifically residing in Union, Somerset and Middlesex Counties. The applicant must have attended elementary or secondary school in these counties. Academic merit and financial need are other determining factors. The scholarship offers up to full tuition and fees (board, lodging, meals, books and supplies). Applications are available at:
Deadline: May 1st.

Nicholas J. Pisacano, M.D. Foundation

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program provides educational programs, leadership training and funding for outstanding 4th year medical students for a 4 year period. Students must make a commitment to the Family Practice specialty. The funding program is to help reimburse a portion of the medical school debt incurred by the students by the conclusion of their required 3 year residency. The maximum scholarship award is $28,000. Eligibility criteria include: students entering their 4th year of medical school next fall, declaration of intent to specialize in Family Practice. Applicants will be judged on commitment to Family Practice specialty, leadership, academic performance, character, interpersonal skills, communication skills etc.  Applications are available online at:
Application deadline: March 1st.

One Medical Group Scholarship

One Medical Group will offer one $10,000 scholarship to an exceptional third-year medical student with a strong interest in practicing primary care. Applications should include two references and two essays of 750 words each based on a selected topic. Applications are available online at:
Application deadline: March 14th.

SC Medical Association Foundation/Alliance Scholarships

The South Carolina Medical Association Foundation, a charitable subsidiary of the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA), and the South Carolina Medical Association Alliance (SCMAA) offer several scholarships for medical students currently attending medical school in South Carolina. 

The available scholarships are:

  • Eric T. Crickman, MD Scholarship: one $2,000 scholarship for a medical student from Darlington County who is interested in occupational medicine or family medicine.
  • Florence County Medical Society Scholarship: one $2,000 scholarship for a medical student from Florence County.
  • Alice Ruth Folk Scholarship: one $1,200 scholarship for a medical student from Spartanburg County. This scholarship is funded by the Spartanburg County Medical Society Alliance.
  • Kristen Mahon Scholarship: one $3,000 scholarship for a medical student who is a graduate of Lander University or Irmo High School, or is a native South Carolinian.
  • SCMA Alliance President’s Scholarship: four $1,500 scholarships. A scholarship will be awarded to one medical student from each of the medical schools.
  • Henry J. Stuckey Scholarship: one $3,500 scholarship for a medical student from Bamberg County.
  • Spartanburg County Medical Society Scholarship: one $2,500 scholarship for a medical student from Spartanburg County.
  • Walter J. Roberts, Jr., MD Scholarship: one $500 scholarship for a medical student who is a resident of South Carolina with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Conway Hospital Medical Staff: one $2,500 scholarship for a medical student from  Conway or Horry County.
  • Greenville County Medical Society Alliance: one $1,795 scholarship for a medical student from Greenville County attending a South Carolina medical school.
  • Healing Hands Scholarship: one $2,000 scholarship for a medical student from Charleston County attending a South Carolina medical school.

Applications are available in the MUSC Financial Aid office. Application deadline: March 2nd.

Myrtle Siegfried, MD and Michael Vigilante, MD scholarship

This scholarship awards up to $1000 for Pennysylvania residents from Berks, Lehigh or Northampton County and are first year medical students. Applications are available at :
Application deadline: September 30th.

Welsford and Mildred Clark Memorial Scholarship

The Waterbury Medical Association offers scholarships up to $20,000 to students who meet the following criteria: Have been a resident of Connecticut for five years, third year medical student, financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interests and  community service, letters of recommendation, statement of financial support and written personal statement. Applications are available at:

Application deadline: April 30th.

Worcester District Medical Society

Massachusetts District offers scholarships to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year medical students who are in financial need and legal residents of Massachusetts. Interviews are conducted via telephone and personal interviews may be required. Applications can be obtained at :
Application deadline: July 31st.

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Last Published with Edits:March 1, 2017 10:09 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:February 2014

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