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Outside Scholarships (specific to medical students)

We offer this current listing of various external scholarship resources designed strictly for medical students.

AMA Foundation

The AMA Foundation has a variety of Awards and Scholarships with various application dates; some basic information is below.

There are 8 different scholarships (awards) under the Physicians of Tomorrow umbrella. These are:

  • AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: A general nomination form must be submitted by a medical school dean or designate.
  • Underrepresented in Medicine (formerly the Minority Scholars Award): For African American, Latino/Hispanic, or Native Americans/ Native Hawaiians/Alaska Natives scholars who demonstrate a dedication to serving vulnerable or underserved populations.
  • AMA Alliance Grassroots Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Students must have an interest in women’s and/or children’s health issues.
  • The Herman E. Diskin, MD Memorial Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Students must demonstrate a strong commitment to humanitarian public service and compassionate patient care. There are no restrictions on populations served, field of medical specialization or geographical area.

Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP)

Who is eligible? Minority medical students from the United States or Canada who are enrolled in a DO, MD, or MD/PhD program.

The award consists of a $5,000 stipend; travel allowances to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting; complimentary subscriptions to Blood, the official journal of ASH, and The Hematologist, ASH's newsletter.

View more information on the Minority Medical Student Award Program.

United Health Foundation and National Medical Fellowships Inc.

NMF's mission is to provide scholarships and service-learning programs for underrepresented minorities in medicine and the health professions. Their primary goal is to achieve equity of opportunity in medicine and equity of access to quality healthcare 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. For much more information about their various awards, please visit the National Medical Fellowships' website

Waterbury Medical Association

The Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship was established to provide scholarships for third year medical school students entering their fourth year of medical school. The scholarship requires that the applicants must be residents of Connecticut for five years. For more information and to download an application, visit the Waterbury Medical Association website

Worcester District Medical Society

Awards are based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and community service. Applicants must be a Central Massachusetts resident at the time of applying to Medical School. For more information and the scholarship application, visit the Worcester District Medical Society website

Osmosis Health Education Impact Scholarship

Six scholarships, one in the amount of $5,000 USD and five in the amount of $1,000 USD, will be awarded by Osmosis to selected students pursuing an eligible degree in Health Sciences in the US.

More information can be found on the Osmosis Website.

Pisacano Leadership Foundation

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.

More information is available online.

Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship Program

The Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship, sponsored by the Middlesex North District Medical Society, is available to any medical school student who is enrolled and has completed one year at an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be a legal resident of one of the following towns comprising the district: Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, and Westford.

The application is available online. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2021.

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

This scholarship was established as a part of Buckfire Law Firm's initiative to recognize medical students who do outstanding work to promote diversity in their communities. For more information and to apply, visit the Buckfire Law Firm website

Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP)

HPSP awards scholarships to students receiving education/training in a health care services discipline. Awards will be offered on a competitive basis and are exempt from Federal taxation. In exchange for the award, scholarship program participants agree to a service obligation in a VA health care facility. More information is available here

Ray Charles Foundation Scholars in Neurosurgery

This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for underrepresented students to be exposed to and participate in neurological research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. The position is fully funded. Application information can be found here


The Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program (SELRP) provides financial assistance to physicians in the form of a loan repayment to recent graduates of an accredited medical or osteopathic school, and are currently enrolled or matched to a residency identified as a shortage by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The loan repayment is $40,000 a year with a maximum of $160,000. In return the recipient would agree to serve in a clinical practice at a VA facility for a period of 12 months for each $40,000 of loan repayment with a minimum of 24 months of obligated service. More information can be found on their website

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC Healthcare Professional Scholarship

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC are offering a $1,000 Healthcare Professional Scholarship to support the education of a student who is pursuing a career in healthcare that requires a professional license. The award can be applied to the student’s tuition and related educational expenses at the college, university, or program they attend. More information can be found on their website

Immigrants Rising Scholarship Resources

Immigrants Rising empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation. More information on scholarship resources can be found on their website

Last updated on

November 11, 2021 3:02 PM