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External Scholarships Opportunities

With the rising cost of a medical education, we are always on the look out for scholarships to assist you in meeting those costs. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has compiled a directory in an effort to help you locate outside scholarships. This information has been compiled from financial aid directories and announcements sent to the Med School. Please note that this listing is by no means complete. Many more scholarships are available, but the list is too extensive. Instead we have selected the scholarships which would be applicable to many of our students.

Deadlines change annually. Use the provided contact information to verify application deadlines.

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Graduate Fellowships

Alpha Lambda Delta offers 23 Graduate Fellowships each year, ranging in value from $3,000 to $7,500. Scholarships available to members only.

American Association of University Women

American Fellowships

Supports women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.

International Fellowships

Are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Supplemental grants support community-based projects in the fellow's home country.

American Medical Association

Minority Scholars Award 
$10,000 scholarships for first and second-year medical students from historically underrepresented groups in the medical profession.

Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships 
$10,000 scholarships for rising fourth-year medical students, based on academic excellence and financial need.

Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship 
A $5,000 scholarship for a medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska.

Frequently Asked Questions 
For medical students interested in applying for AMA Foundation scholarship opportunities.

AMA Medical Student Section resources for financing medical school 

General application instructions:

For the Minority Scholars Award, and the Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships, the office of the dean or dean's designate must select you for these opportunities; you can not apply for assistance directly to the AMA Foundation.

American Medical Women's Association

Anne C. Carter Student Leadership Award

AMWAhonors the memory of Anne C. Carter, MD, with an annual $1,500 award for outstanding student leadership.The annual nomination deadline is October 31st.

Carroll L. Birch Award

The Carroll L. Birch Award, of $1,000, sponsored by the Chicago Branch of AMWA, is presented for the best original research paper written by an AMWA student member. The annual application deadline is June 30th.

Glasgow-Rubin Student Achievement Certificates

The Glasgow-Rubin Essay Award, in the amount of $1,000, is presented to a medical student for the best essay about a mentor. The annual application deadline is May 31st.

AWHS Overseas Assistance Grants

Applications for AWHS Overseas Assistance Grants are temporarily suspended, as we have expended current funding. As more funds become available for this program, we will post a notice requesting applications.Please check back often and thank you for your interest in our AWHS programs.

Baltimore City Medical Society Foundation

Scholarships available to Baltimore City residents who lived in Baltimore City for at least 3 years while attending high school. Awards are based on financial need, academic achievement, and personal qualities.

Walter S. Barr Fellowships

Applicants must be residents of Hampden County, MA.

The Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians

Joseph and Roberta Czarsty Endowment Fund  

All medical students who have completed at least one year of medical school are eligible to apply. Preference is given to residents of Connecticut. Recipients who establish family practices are not required to repay student loan. Other students must repay the loan without interest within 5 years of completion of residency. Deadline: June 1

Hartford County Medical Foundation Medical Memorial Scholarships

Scholarships of up to $2,000 are awarded to residents of Hartford County who prove financial need and are enrolled in a medically related field of study at an accredited school. Deadline: June 1

Nolan Scholarship

Established by the late Anna Nolan to help defray medical school expenses for male students from Middlesex County, Connecticut.  Deadline: June 1

Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship

Administrated by the Waterbury Medical Association. General Information: Scholarships are granted upon application to those third-year students entering their fourth year of medical school who seem to best satisfy the requirements of the Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Trust Fund.  Deadline: April 30

Windham County Medical Association

Grants are available to Windham County, Connecticut students attending medical school in the U.S. or Canada. Deadline: April 15 → Student Corner

Daughters of the American Revolution

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and attend an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter.

Doctor Thomas P. and Edwina H. Devlin Medical Scholarship

Must be a resident of Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, or Woburn, MA. Award range from $500 - $4,000. Candidates judged on character, scholastic standing, and financial need.  Deadline: June1

William E. Dochterman Medical Student Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Sacramento, El Dorado, or Yolo Counties in CA.  Deadline: July 1

Fresno County Medical Society Foundation

Applicants must be residents of Fresno or Madera County for at least one year. Financial need and high academic performance are also requirements. For incoming and current medical students. Award of up to $1,500.

Golden Key Honor Society (Golden Key Scholar Award)

Golden Key believes in rewarding its members for their academic, leadership and service excellence. To this end, the organization maintains 17 different scholarship programs available exclusively to members.


William Goldman Foundation Scholarship

Based on financial need and academic achievement. Must be a student in the Philadelphia area.

William Goldman Foundation
425 South 15th Street
Suite 1116
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellowship Program

The Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows Program (GPSFP) is one of ten such programs in the nation, based on Albert Schweitzer's philosophy of Reverence for Life, which challenges students to act on their idealism by serving needy individuals and communities. This one-year interdisciplinary fellowship program is focused on community service, leadership development, and reflection, and serves as the entry year in becoming a Fellow For Life. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,000 during the course of the Fellowship year.

Frank & Louise Groff Scholarship

Students who graduated from a public high school in Monmouth County, NJ, and are pursuing their MD degree.

Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Scholarship

Available to students of Greek decent who are permanent residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in PA and Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties in NJ. Awards range from $1,500 - $5,000.

Mark B. Holzman Scholarship

Available to residents of DE with financial need and academic achievement. Max award is $2,000.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Numerous grant and fellowship opportunities available. View the Howard Hughes website for detailed information.

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons

Up to $1,000 scholarships awarded to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year medical students.

Japanese Medical Society

Awards range $2,500 up to $20,000

The JMSA looks for candidates who:

1.demonstrate academic excellence a strong interest in the JMSA and achieving its goals
3. propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

The fund provides scholarships for women, preferably Jewish, to obtain professional educations. Grants range from $2,000 - $8,000.


Lancaster City and County Medical Society

Lancaster Medical Society Foundation grants scholarships to students from Lancaster County planning to go to medical school who show financial need.

The number of scholarships and the amount of the scholarships to be granted will be determined by the availability of funds - minimum amount $6,000.

The Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Scholarship

Limited to legal residence in Miami, Dade County, FL, for at least 5 years prior to application.

National Health Service Corps

Student should be committed to primary care practice in under served areas in the US. For each year of funding, scholar incurs 1 year of services. Minimum service is 2 years.

National Italian American Foundation

Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study-open.

National Medical Fellowships

Various awards for financially needy minority students.

Deadline: March 15 (apply online)

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Club

$1,000 fellowship available for a female resident of NJ. Based on scholastic achievement, career service potential, and financial need.

Pennsylvania Medical Society Loan

Administersmultiple scholarships, the scholarships are available to Pennsylvania residents attending medical school. Several of the scholarships have an application deadline of September 30

Allegheny County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Terms: Awarded to full-time medical students attending a Pennsylvania medical school as a 3rd or 4th year student.  Additionally, applicants must be a resident of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington, or Westmoreland County. 

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent

Award: $2,000

Terms: Awarded to a medical student South Asian Indian heritage.  Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident enrolled full-time as a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student at a Pennsylvania medical school. 

Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Terms: Awarded to full-time medical students who are residents of Lycoming County. 

Myrtle Siegfried, MD, and Michael Vigilante, MD, Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Terms: Awarded to a full-time student attending their first year of medical school.  Additionally, the applicant must be a resident of Lehigh, Berks, or Northampton County.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Graduate Fellowship Program)

Scholarships available to members.

Pisacano Leadership Foundation

Awarded to outstanding medical students. Applicants must be entering their 4th year of medical school and make a commitment to Family Practice. Designed to reimburse medical school debt incurred by the conclusion of the required 3 year residency. Average value approximately $28,000.

Presbyterian Church USA

Awards of $500 - $1,500 per year available to full time medical students. Applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), citizen or permanent US resident, demonstrate financial need, recommended by academic advisor and their church pastor.

Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship

Eligible applicants must be residents of Alabama and northwest Florida.


Saginaw County Medical Society

Applicant must be a resident of Saginaw County, MI, and eligible for financial assistance.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Must have graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County. Personal interview in CA is required.

Myrtle Siegfried, MD & Michael Vigilante, MD, Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Berks, Lehigh, or Northampton County entering 1st year of medical school. Award is $1,000.


Sigma Chi Foundation

Grants to worthy Sigma Chi medical students.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

State Loan Forgiveness Programs

Marian J. Wettrick

Scholarships available to female students who graduated from a PA college. Applicant must be interested in practicing rural medicine in north central PA. Award varies, up to $10,000.


Worcester District Medical Society Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of central MA who exhibits scholastic achievement, financial need, and community service.


Vietnamese Medical Association of the USA

Applicant must be a 3rd year medical student with financial need and demonstrate a strong interest in serving Vietnamese communities in the US after graduation.



Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship

Awarded to minority students who show promise in medical research, cardiology, and academic medicine. Must promote health in African American community, must participate in research and other extra-curricular activities, and prove leadership skills. Awards are $1,000.

Association of Black Cardiologists
6849-B2 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30328




Page Updated: 10-Jun-2015