Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Resources

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Established in 2019 by the AAMC Board of Directors, the AAMC Darrell G. Kirch, MD Scholarships honors the exemplary leadership of Dr. Darrell G. Kirch and recognizes his deep commitment to creating a diverse workforce of healthcare professionals. This $10,000 Scholarship will be awarded to eight (8) 1st year underrepresented minority medical students who are enrolled at an LCME-accredited US, MD-granting medical school.

The AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship 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. They also should have demonstrated leadership initiative in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship. Deadline: April 2, 2021.

The AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships provides $10,000 scholarships to students entering their final year of medical school.

The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. Graduate Fellowships are available 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). Deadline: July 15, 2021

A listing provided by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) of several scholarship and fellowship opportunities for medical students are provided. Deadlines vary.

The BoardVitals Medical School Scholarship awards to two lucky medical school students who have shown strong academic standing and a desire to improve society by tackling a critical issue in healthcare. A first place winner will receive $2,500 in the form of a VISA Prepaid Card, and a second place winner will receive $1,000 in the form of a VISA Prepaid Card. To apply, you must be a resident of the United States who is currently enrolled as a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year medical student in an accredited MD/DO school located in the United States. Participants must apply online and submit a 500-word essay or 2-minute video on what you think the next major advancement in healthcare will be. Applications are accepted until June 31st, 2021.

The Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship is open to all first, second and third year medical or dental students. Students must be in good standing at an accredited U.S. medical or dental school in the USA at the time of application. Each year between 3 to 5 students are awarded scholarships. Stipends are currently $5,000 per annum. A total of 227 scholarships have been awarded from 1973-2019. The recipients, future young physicians and dentists, are now practicing in many locations, and many are on the faculty of medical schools. Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Army, Navy, and Air Force offer the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), a service scholarship, to students who attend medical and dental school programs. If accepted, students receive full coverage of all tuition/fee charges as well as reimbursement of health insurance costs and other related school expenses. A monthly living stipend, which is currently around $2,000 per month, is also provided. Upon completion of school, the dentists or physicians “repay” the scholarship by working one year in the branch of service they were accepted into for each year that they received the scholarship. Minimum service obligations may apply.

The National Hispanic Health Foundation established thE  National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program for medical, nursing, dental, public health, and pharmacy and health policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics.

The Japanese Medical Society of America Scholarships offers funding to medical students who have the potential to contribute to the Japanese-American relationship through the medical field.

The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scholarship (NOGLSTP) established the Out to Innovate™ Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students in STEM intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers. Recently, NOGLSTP has received funds for additional one-time scholarships, which are also awarded during the Out to Innovate™ Scholarship application cycle. Medical students have been past scholarship recipients. The 2021 scholarships application cycle opens April 1, 2021 and closes on June 5, 2021.

The National Medical Fellowships organization has a listing of various National Medical Fellowships Scholarship Opportunities to provide financial support to underrepresented minority medical students including: African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian-Americans (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islanders. The organization offers many different scholarships offering ranging $5,000 – $7,000. Some of their most popular scholarships include the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)/Darrell G. Kirch, MD Scholarship, Dr. James Curtis Scholarship, and Franklin C. McLean Award. Each award will be given out based on academic merit, demonstrated leadership ability, and a commitment to serving medically underserved communities. Note: Applicants must complete this form to determine eligibility.

The Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarship provides support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have been diagnosed with or treated for a cancer or chronic disease. Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholarships provides up to five third-year medical students who are strongly committed to family medicine as much as $28,000 in financial support. Scholarships are available each year. Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship is offered each year to students pursuing careers in healthcare. In total, they offer ten $10,000 scholarships and twenty-five $5,000 awarded each year. The scholarship application process is simple. To apply, you must submit two essays as well as your transcript. To be eligible, participants must be seeking a degree to actively treat patients. Entrants will be judged on college GPA, academic records in medical school, community involvement, and essay content.

The Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarships (WIM) will present two, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada in 2021. The scholarships will be presented at the WIM annual meeting, which will be held virtually May 1-16, 2021 with the expectation that the medical student must attend the conference, its sessions, and be present to receive their awards. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community. The application and all required letters are due March 15, 2021