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Formerly known as The National Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship was created in 2003 by the AMA Foundation as part of its ongoing effort to provide financial assistance to medical students facing a spiraling debt load. In its first year, one scholarship was awarded; since then, the Foundation has expanded the program and more scholarships have been added. The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship provides the highest level of tuition assistance available from the Foundation to a deserving student enrolled in an accredited United States medical school, based on financial need or academic excellence. All nominees must be rising seniors (M3 students). UMMC may nominate one student. Deadlines: UMMC, May 1; AMA, May 31
Ten $10,000 scholarships are available to students underrepresented in the medical profession. Eligible students of minority background include African American/Black, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino. The selection of awards is based on a combination of financial need, academic excellence and promise for the future. Nominees must be rising second- or rising third-year medical students. Each medical school dean may nominate two candidates for this scholarship.
Deadlines: UMMC, March 15; AMA April 15
In 1984, ABC established the Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship for African American and other minority medical students who show promise in medical research, cardiology and academic medicine. Three recipients are awarded $1,000 scholarships annually in honor of Dr. Williams, founder and first President of the ABC. The recipients will receive their award during the ABC Dr. Walter M. Booker Sr. Memorial Symposium, preceding the annual meeting of the National Medical Association.
Awards are based upon the following criteria: demonstrated ability, interest, and participation in the promotion of health for the African American community; participation in research or other extracurricular activities, and demonstrated academic pursuits and clinical acumen; and proven leadership during his or her academic pursuits.
Submit a statement of interest, official medical school transcript, two letters of recommendation from two professors at your medical school with a recent curriculum vitae and photograph. You may also mail other pertinent and supporting materials which you consider will be beneficial in the decision making process.
Deadline: May 13
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This program will provide the cost of medical school attendance for an African American medical student at least 21 years old who, upon completion of his/her educational and residency requirements, will serve as a licensed physician employed by the hospital in Greenwood, MS, or as a member of the hospital's active medical staff in private practice in the hospital's service area as a participating provider in Medicare, Medicaid and similar programs for a period of five years (60 consecutive months). Reimbursement for educational expenses previously paid is available. Additional information and a copy of the agreement are available from the UMMC associate dean for medical school admissions.
Funds are designated for the most needy, preferably first-year medical students.
Deadlines: May 31
Applications for each program can be requested from Patricia Quarles at (215) 832-0514 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or writing:
Dr. Albert Strickler, founder of Philadelphia's Skin and Cancer Hospital, established this fund through an endowment. Dr. Strickler recognized the need to assist talented men and women pursue their medical education. The fund provides an interest-free loan of no greater than $1,000. It is open to all U.S. citizens and residents, regardless of sex, race or religion, who are enrolled in an accredited medical or osteopathic school. Preference is given (but not required) to those who are of the Jewish faith; past recipients include non-Jewish men and women. Students should demonstrate a significant need of financial aid and be enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical or osteopathic school.
It is a requirement of this fund that loan repayments begin within five years after graduation. This ensures that funds will continue to be available for future students in need.
Isabel Feinman established this fund through an endowment in memory of her parents. Ms. Feinman was a compassionate resident of Philadelphia. She created the fund to assist talented men and women pursue their legal or medical education. The fund provides an interest-free loan to medical and law students based on scholarship and need. It is open to all U.S. citizens and residents, regardless of sex, race or religion, who are enrolled in an accredited medical, osteopathic or law school. Preference is given (but not required) to students who live in the Greater Philadelphia area; past recipients include men and women who resided or attended school outside the city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania.
Foreman Fleisher established this fund in memory of his mother, Ida Fleisher. Mr. Foreman recognized the financial demands of the "necessities of life" and established this scholarship to assist talented women to become professionals. The fund provides scholarships for the purpose of permitting women to obtain professional educations. Preference is given (but not required) to women who are of the Jewish faith; past recipients include non-Jewish women.
Grant distributions are administered by a local bank and customarily sent directly to the student's school to be used for tuition.
In 2007, the Mississippi Legislature created the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program, offering a unique longitudinal program that identifies rural college students who aspire to return to their roots to practice medicine. Academic enrichment, faculty and physician mentoring plus solid medical school financial support through the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program will enable capable young Mississippians to address the challenge of Mississippi's healthcare crisis. Additional information is available online and by contacting:
This program provides scholarships for under-represented minorities in medicine. The primary goal is to achieve equity of opportunity in medicine and equity of access to quality health care for all groups in American society by increasing the number of minority physicians and changing the face of medicine to better reflect and serve our diverse nation. National Medical Fellowships programs fund need-based and merit scholarships during the first years of medical school and experienced-based opportunities for more senior students.
Deadline: Aug. 31.
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The Pisacano Leadership Foundation seeks to advance family medicine by providing well-educated, community-minded leaders in primary care. Third-year medical students may apply to the Pisacano Scholars Leadership program for one of five scholarships to be awarded to students who will enter the fourth year with a firm and continuing commitment to the specialty of family medicine. Awards of $7,000 per year are made for the fourth year of medical school and three years of required residency training.
The Foundation is especially interested in students who exhibit the highest levels of skill, compassion, and leadership. Among other criteria, the basis for selection includes: demonstrable leadership skills; superior academic achievement; strong communication skills ; identifiable character and integrity; and noteworthy level of community service.
Deadline: March 1
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In 2008, 170 health care students (medicine, nursing and other health related professions) were granted scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Applicants were judged on leadership qualities and academic performance.
Deadline: May 15
More information and application materials are available at online.
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