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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

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.

National Medical Association (NMA) Special Awards Program

The National Medical Association is sponsoring three special award programs that recognize and reward African-American/black medical students for special achievements, academic excellence, leadership and potential for significant contributions to medicine.

Health Professions Pre-Graduate Scholarship Prgm

1. Be an American Indian or Alaskan Native; 2. Be a high school graduate or equivalent 3. Have the capacity to complete a health professions course of study; 4. Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a bachelor degree program for pre-medicine or pre-dentistry or their equivalents; 5. Intend to serve Indian People upon completion of professional health care education and training as a health care provider in the discipline/specialty for which the applicant is enrolled at the pre-graduate level and for which the application is submitted. The applicant must provide a course curriculum signed by a school official preferably the applicant's advisor, to verify that the courses be taken: 1. are required for an undergraduate curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, or equivalent, and 2. represent at least 12 credit hours or the equivalent per semester/quarter which is considered full-time or 6-11 hours per semester/quarter which is considered part-time. Continuation Eligibility: Recipients of scholarship support must apply annually for continuation beyond the initial funding period and must meet specific eligibility criteria for consideration: 1. Recipient must be in good academic standing in his/her premedical program; 2. Must be enrolled for the next semester/quarter in at least 12 credit hours or the equivalent which is considered full-time or 6-11 credit hours which is considered part-time; and 3. Must remain full-time or part-time during this current academic year.

Armenian American Medical Society Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria • • • • Armenian Descent or Special interest in Armenian Medical Causes • Armenian Community Service • Completed Application Package $1,000 will be awarded to students enrolled in an American accredited medical, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant, nursing or other professional healthcare schools Scholarship award is intended for students of Armenian descent, or with special interest in Armenian Affairs  Currently attending an American accredited medical, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant, nursing or other professional healthcare schools  Proof of acceptance to the school you are attending  Sealed official transcripts, current academic reference letter  Current reference letter attesting to Armenian community service  Essay

Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council Scholarship Endowment

Available to Michigan-based college students that are employees, or the spouse or child of employees, of an MCMCFC member facility and that are in a health and human services field of study.

Jeanne Ross Miller Scholarship

Eligibility:# Open to: All Thetas# Additional Criteria: Awarded for the pursuit of graduate study in the field of medicine

Stevenson Scholarship

Amount: $200 - $400 (can reapply each year) Description: This scholarship is available to members of First United Methodist Church who are working toward professions in areas that will benefit people and the environment: education, medicine, environmental, seminary, social service, etc.

Selected Professions Fellowships

Criteria: 1. Must be a minority. 2. Must be female. 3. Must be entering their final year of graduate study in fields such as architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics, business administration, law, and medicine. 4. Must have potential as a practicing professional and promise as a role model in new or innovative or non traditional fields of study, research or practice. 5. Must have the intent to contribute to societal well being and commitment to the advancement of women. 6. Must demonstrate financial need. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/selected.cfm for more information and an application form.

Dr. Roman Zaplitny Memorial Scholarship

Graduates or graduating seniors of the Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center who will pursue a career in medicine. The selection criteria will include academic achievement, commitment, motivation for pursuing a career through the completion of medical school. As a noted physician in the Battle Creek community, the Dr. Roman Zaplitny Memorial Scholarship was established at his death in 1994 in honor of his work in the Battle Creek community. How to Apply: General BCCF application and scholarship essay as explained on the last page of the application. (Please check the website for the application form)

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

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