Biomedical Scholarships

Here are some of the Biomedical scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Students who have completed at least three (3) semesters of graduate study toward the Ph.D. and who have no more than three (3) years remaining to obtain the Ph.D. degree in a graduate program in the pharmaceutical sciences administered by a U.S. college of pharmacy. Students enrolled in joint Pharm.D./Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply if they have completed the equivalent of three full semesters of graduate credit toward the Ph.D., and if the Ph.D. degree will be awarded within three (3) additional years. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Number of awards and stipends: Up to eighty (80) Fellowships (renewals and new awards) are awarded annually. Fellowship stipends can range from $6,000 to $10,000 annually. The Fellowship stipend may be used for any purpose decided by the awardee and college that will enable the student to make progress in their pursuit of the Ph.D. - e.g. student stipend, laboratory supplies, books, materials, travel, etc. None of the funds shall be used for indirect costs by the institution. No support is provided beyond a maximum of three years. The number of AFPE Pre-doctoral Fellowships awarded each year depends on the availability of funds.

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative

Classifications: Undergraduate Junior, Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate DoctoralMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Pre-Medicine, Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnical, Biomedical Research, Health, Medicine, Comp Biology, Animal Science, Chemical EngineeringEligible Schools: OpenEligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail:This $20 million, 10-year program is dedicated to expanding the pool of African American biomedical scientists. Students must be undergraduate juniors (3.3 GPA), graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows majoring in the life or physical sciences. Donor/Sponsor Name: Merck Company Foundation

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

IMPORTANT DATES Applications Accepted: February 10, 2017 - January 29, 2018 Final Award Selection: March 15, 2018 Scholarship Awarded: Spring Quarter 2018 REQUIREMENTS The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Applicant must be a US citizen, at least 17 years of age, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section. All applications must be received by January 29th, 2018. Finalists will be notified in February and must provide proof of enrollment and GPA (letters of acceptance, transcripts, etc.) before the scholarship recipient is selected. SELECTION Applications will be reviewed by a panel. The winner will be selected based on the criteria set forth in the requirements section of this document. Once the winner is decided and notified of the award, he/she will receive a mailed 1099-MISC tax form and the check will be delivered to their address. The winner of the scholarship award will be fully responsible for the taxes incurred from receiving the award.

Howard Hughes Medical Inst. Predoctoral Fellowship

Open to citizens or nationals of the United States or foreign nationals. Awards will be made for study toward a PhD or ScD degree in the following biological sciences: biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, developmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, mathematical and computational biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, and virology. At the time of application, applicants must not have completed one academic year or more of post-baccalaureate study in biological sciences. The following will not preclude eligibility: 1) graduate study that took place more than 10 years prior to application; 2) graduate study toward an MPH degree; 3) study in biological sciences that was toward a medical or dental degree (MD, DO, DDS, or DVM); and 4) graduate study prior to entry into medical or dental school. Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Annual Application Deadline: January 29 Eligibility: Applicants must be 17 or over with a 3.0+ GPA, and enrolled or accepted to a nursing or healthcare-related program. Both graduate and undergraduate students welcome to apply. Must submit a 600-1000 word essay. Apply Online: is the top hospital review site made specifically for nurses to share useful information about potential employers.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be financially disadvantaged. 2. Must have a 3.5 GPA. 3. Must be committed to a career in biomedical research. 4. Must be a full-time student. 5. Must be a US citizen. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

J.J. Barr Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must: 1. Be a United States citizen; 2. a) Be a graduating senior, have obtained a Bachelors degree prior to June 15, and entering a Masters degree program in the upcoming fall, OR be a current graduate student in a Masters degree program; and b) Be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, business administration, or other field which may lead to a career in the investor-owned public water supply business. The following persons are not eligible: * Officers or directors of the NAWC, or members of their immediate families. * Officials, representatives, or employees of any agency regulating the water industry, or members of their immediate families.

ACS Scholars Program

The ACS Scholars Program and Project Seed are 2001 winners of The Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The ACS Scholars Program is a 1997 winner of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Award of Excellence. The American Chemical Society sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, and students seeking a two-year degree in chemical technology. The programs are designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology. The goal of these scholarship programs is to aid in building an awareness of the value and the rewards associated with careers in science and to assist students in acquiring the skills and credentials needed for success in these areas. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need to high school seniors planning a science preparatory program of study, and college students who are currently freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are committed to the study of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology and are interested in pursuing careers in one of these fields. Students interested in two-year chemical technology programs and careers in this field are also eligible. Students must have strong academic records and show an interest in and potential for careers in the chemical sciences. Students intending to pursue careers in medicine are not eligible for scholarship awards. The amount of each individual award will depend upon the availability of funding, the number of scholarships awarded, and evidence of financial need. Scholarships will be given up to a maximum of $3,000 per year. The awards in the ACS Scholars Program, as well as those in the co-sponsored programs are renewable.

$1000 Creative Biolabs Scholarship

As a leading custom service provider specialized in the field of antibody production and engineering, Creative Biolabs is always happy to support young and ambitious talents in our field. In an effort to further support their research and higher education in the medical and science-related field, Creative Biolabs is proud to announce its first Fall Scholarship Program following the successful Spring Scholarship Program. Also, we’ll award $1,000 to an outstanding college student! Undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students, majoring in a science related field such as Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology, are encouraged to apply.

Zeiss Optics Raptor Research Award

Students enrolled in degree-granting institutions at either the graduate or undergraduate level are eligible. The award, which is given by Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in affiliation with Carl Zeiss Optics, Inc., is granted on the basis of the project's potential to improve our understanding of raptor biology and, thereby, our ability to protect these birds.

Lung Health Dissertation Grant

The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:  Psychosocial lung health research  Behavioral lung health research  Health services and health policy research  Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research  Public Health education research ELIGIBILITY Education and Experience At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply. Citizenship At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution. Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to: American Lung Association 21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ATTN: Research Division

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