Medicine Scholarships

The academic field of medicine is not technically a college major. Instead, med school is something you attend after you've obtained your undergraduate degree.  If you are planning on going to med school, you can major in anything that interest you at the bachelor's level.

Of course, some majors make more sense than others if you're planning on attending med school.  Any field of study that encourages critical reading, thinking and writing skills would be good. There are courses that you'll need to apply to med school, including biology, chemistry, physics, math and English.  And there's the traditional premedicine degree path. 

Premed is not essential to getting into med school. But some students find it advantageous in that it provides you with an exposure to the math and science courses that you'll need to continue your studies. Another advantage to premed is that you'll meet teachers who can then function as advisers for you on the med school selection and application process.

If you are planning on studying medicine, be prepared for a long and challenging experience. All of the process is competitive, even the admission process. But, if you're committed and passionate about medicine, then the career can be very fulfilling. It offers opportunities for actually making a difference that can be found in few other disciplines.

Medical school degree programs come in all sorts of formats. There are 7-year programs that combine bachelor's level study with a med school program. A larger number of programs are of the 4-year variety and require a bachelor's degree to apply. You'll also need letters of recommendation and competitive scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Not all of the scholarships listed here are for individuals attending med school. There are also scholarship opportunities for technical fields, such as medical office computer specialist or medical radiologic technician. Some scholarships may be open to applicants from a wide range of medical fields, including nursing.

The career outlook for physicians and surgeons is quite strong. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that career opportunities for these professions is expected to increase by 24% over the coming decade. This is much faster than the average for all occupations. This increase will be fueled, in part, by the growing percentage of the elderly portion of the population.

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Scientist Development Grant

This grant is designed to support highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence; bridges the gap between completion of research training and readiness for competition as an independent investigator. - 4-year project and salary support for MD's, PhD's, DO's or persons with equivalent doctoral degrees - U.S. citizen or permanent resident - $65,000 annually for salary, fringe benefits, indirect costs, and project costs (at least $35,000 for project support) - Applications may be submitted for reveiw in final year of postdoctoral research fellowship or in initial years of first faculty appointment - Applicants cannot hold or have held any other national award Health Care Leaders Scholarship

Just Home Medical—the online resource for all your home medical supplies—is proud to announce our first ever Health Care Leaders Scholarship! As part of our ongoing commitment to helping families maintain healthy lifestyles, we will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one health care student. Best of all, we don’t require any boring essays or long application forms. To apply, simply make a video answering the question: "What are your long and short term goals as a future health care leader?" How to Apply: Make a video answering the question—What are your long and short term goals as a future health care leader? Videos must be under 3 minutes. They’ll be judged on creativity and thoughtfulness. Include our URL somewhere in your video and video description. Email a link to your video to In your email, include your full name, school year & what health care program you are/will be attending. All applications are due by December 31. Requirements: The winner must be enrolled in an accredited US school. The winner must be in some type of health care program, whether they’re studying to be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, dentist or medical technician. Not sure if you qualify? Just email us at The winner must be a legal US resident. The winner cannot be an employee or relative of Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school. By applying, the winner grants us full permission to use their video on our site.

Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease

$2000 scholarships will be available for students researching cardiovascular disease topics within basic, clinical, or population sciences. Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study. Each applicant and applicant's preceptor must be members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application. The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision. If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual. For questions, please contact: Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships

Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship

The Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical scholarship is a preferred amount up to $5000 awarded to students who have been accepted into or who are pursing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med) at an approved, accredited medical school, college of university. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year for up to four consecutive years.Awards are based on academic merit, commitment to the field of study and financial need. No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified.Awards are placed on deposit with the college or university; any unused portion shall be returned to the National Society.

James and Phyllis Kellerman Family Scholarship

Eligibility: 1. Native FHSU student, cannot be a transfer student. 2. Junior or senior classification. 3. Awarded yearly on a rotating basis to the following areas: Management Information Systems, Elementary Education and Chemistry Pre-Medicine major.

Tribal Priority Scholarship

This highly competitive scholarship is awarded to encourage Hopi college students to obtain baccalaureate and graduate degrees in subject areas of priority interest to the Hopi Tribe, and to encourage these graduates to apply their degrees to Hopi Tribal Goals and Objectives. This scholarship is only available to college juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree in one of the following areas: law, natural resources, education, medicine/health, engineering or business.

E. Eugene Waide, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to currently-enrolled college students from selected northern counties in Texas who are majoring in nursing or a medical field. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: This program is open to currently-enrolled college students in the following northern Texas counties: Hansford, Hutchinson, Roberts, Hemphill, Ochiltree, and Lipscomb.

SpecPro Scholarship

SpecPro Scholarship at $10,000 per year & potentially renewable for up to 4 _ years. The foundation awards college and vocational scholarships to Alaska Native shareholders of Bristol Bay Native Corporation. Established to provide an opportunity for higher education and career development and to encourage interest in careers relevant to SpecPro company technical and management fields. Eligibility Requirements: *BBNC shareholder *entering freshman enrolled at an accredited college or university *full time/degree seeking student with an engineering, environmental, marketing, management, information technology, life science or other appropriate field of study *cumulative 3.0 grade point average or better.

Ford Fndn Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

Open to United States citizens who are members of one or more of the following ethnic minority groups: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Native Americans, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans. Awards are made only for study in research-based doctoral programs (PhD or ScD) that lead to an academc career in teaching and research in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and life sciences. Intended for students who are at or near the beginning of their doctoral study. GRE General Test scores are required from tests taken since October 1, 1993. Awards will not be made for work leading to degrees in practice-based disciplines. Persons who have already earned a doctiral degree are not eligible to apply.

Florence H. Brown Trust

Scholarship awards to current Delaware residents, who were born in the state, and who are studying chemistry, engineering, law, medicine, or dentistry and demonstrate financial need. Application form required. Initial approach: Letter

Scholars Research Program

An applicant must be a physician who has completed at least four years of training in a pathology program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or any equivalent training program acceptable to the American Board of Pathology (ABP). An applicant must be a CAP Fellow or Junior Member or have submitted a completed membership application. An applicant must not have more than three years of post-pathology training and must not have achieved faculty status prior to the starting date of the scholars Fellowship. Applicants must plan to spend the fellowship year in basic or applied research and are expected to work full-time as defined in their project plan. The scholar may assume limited teaching and patient care responsibilities, consistent with the objectives of the fellowship. Current Foundation scholars may reapply for an extension of funding by submitting a new application. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion. Because the purpose of this reward is to facilitate the transition from residency to an independent investigator, persons who have already been awarded major research support for the upcoming academic year will not be eligible.

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