Scholarships in Pre-medicine

Special Fellowship

Award: $50,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Proposed research project must be related directly to leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.


Translational Research Grant

Award: $100,000, Deadline: March 1 (preliminary application); March 15 (full application)

Applicant must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Applicant must be working in a domestic or foreign nonprofit organization, such as a college, hospital, laboratory, etc. Applications from LLS awardees, minority, and women investigators are encouraged. Selection is based upon novel approaches relevant to the treatment of hematopoietic malignancies. Proposals must be conceptually and rationally based upon molecular, cellular, or pharmacologic lab studies.


Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy

Award: $11,500, Deadline: May 20

Awarded to graduate students or those who received a graduate degree within the previous 18 months with a proven commitment to equity for women; fellowship is for working one academic year as a congressional legislative aide in Washington, DC.


Young Physician Section Rural Student Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31; February 1

Applicant must reside in rural areas of Texas and intend to pursue a career in science or medicine. Essay, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation required.


Student Research Fellowship in Liver/Hepatic Research

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 5

Award is for 10-12 weeks of full-time research under the supervision of a preceptor in hepatic physiology or disease.


Sansum Medical Research Institute Student Internship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have completed junior year of undergraduate studies (graduate students also qualify). Must be interested in a career in medicine or the biological sciences. Personal statement, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are required. Award is a 10-week summer medical research internship.


Scholar in Clinical Research

Award: $110,000, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Applicant is expected to hold an independent faculty-level position or equivalent for a minimum period of three years, and to have obtained substantial research support from a national agency. Proposed projects must relate to leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.


Islamic Development Bank Loan Program

Award: $15,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is under the age of 24 and has confirmed admission into a professional degree program. Applicant must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: agriculture, dentistry, economics, engineering, food technology, forestry/fishery, media, medical technology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, political science, social science, or veterinary medicine. High academic achievement and financial need are required. Recipient must not be in receipt of any other loan.


Fresno-Madera Medical Society Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must have been a resident of either Fresno or Madera counties, Calif. for at least one year and be approved for matriculation in a medical school. Award will be sent to the school of matriculation to be administered toward tuition, lab fees, books, and any other valid educational expenses.


San Joaquin Medical Society Scholarship Loan

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December 1; June 1

Applicant must be a resident of Amador, San Joaquin, or Calaveras Counties, CA. Applicant must be in an approved M.D. or R.N. program.


J. Hugh and Earle W. Fellows Memorial Fund

Award: $120,000, Deadline: Rolling

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, or Walton County, FL, be of good moral character, and qualified scholastically and intellectually. Ministry majors must be associated with the Episcopal church or a faith whose religious beliefs are not in substantial conflict with the Episcopal church. Recipient must have been accepted by or be successfully pursuing training at an accredited college or university in the appropriate field of study.


Charles Schuler Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a graduate of a Ventura County high school, be a single parent, and plan to major in nursing, medical or education fields.


Doctoral Dissertation Award for Arthritis Health Professionals

Award: $60,000, Deadline: February 6

Preference given to an arthritis-related dissertation project. Applicant must be a member of his or her professional organization. Award is for non-laboratory research and is to be used for a salary stipend or research support. Applications will be available May 1.


AGBU Fellowships for U.S. Based Study

Award: $7,500, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be of Armenian heritage, be a full-time graduate student seeking a master's or doctorate degree at a highly- or most-competitive U.S. institution, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA in undergraduate work.


Medical and Teaching Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 25

Applicant must be a high school senior or graduate under 20 years of age, a New York state resident, the child or grandchild of a veteran, and be pursuing a career in medical or teaching fields.


ALA Research Grant

Award: $25,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be at the instructor or assistant professor level at a U.S. institution and have at least two years of research training. Award is to support new investigators in areas relevant to the conquest of lung disease and the promotion of lung health. Preference is given to minority applicants and applicants interested in tobacco control research.


Regents Health Care Scholarship for Medicine and Dentistry

Award: $10,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen, national, permanent resident, or selected refugee who is a legal resident of New York State for at least one year immediately preceding the effective date of the award; and must be enrolled in, or be a candidate for admission to, an approved medical or dental school in New York State. Priority is given to applicants in the following order: economically disadvantaged and a member of a minority group historically underrepresented in the professions (i.e., Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native); member of a minority group historically underrepresented in the professions; enrolled in or is a graduate of the following State-sponsored opportunity programs: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK), or College Discovery. Award amount varies. Approximately 100 scholarships are distributed, 80 in medicine and 20 in dentistry.


Summer Student Fellowships

Award: $2,100, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate, or medical student who is interested in pursuing eye-related clinical or basic research.


Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 29

Fellowship is given to foster interest in lupus erythematosus in the areas of basic, clinical, or psychological research under the supervision of an established investigator.


Summer Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: January 23

Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate, or medical student. Each applicant must identify a mentor, with whom he or she will conduct the proposed project.


Dr. Walter Freund Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,653, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must submit scores from Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).


Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in Science and Mathematics

Award: $10,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon outstanding academic achievement.


Tinsley Randolph Harrison Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant should rank in top 5% of class, have a composite ACT score of 28-36 (combined SAT I score of 1150-1400), have leadership ability, and be planning a career in medicine. Selection is based upon academic qualifications.


ALA Research Training Fellowship

Award: $32,500, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must be an M.D. completing clinical fellowship training in areas relevant to lung disease or a doctoral degree-holder seeking further training as a scientific investigator in a field relevant to the prevention and control of lung disease. Applicant must have completed clinical training and have research experience. Preference is given to minority applicants and applicants interested in tobacco control research.


Health Professions Preparatory Pregraduate Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe, be a high school graduate or equivalent in good standing at current educational institution, have the capacity to complete a health professions course of study, and be accepted or enrolled in a health professions pre-graduate baccalaureate degree program.


Lieutenant Miles Rapley Hunter Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,100, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of South Carolina and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.


Educational Loan

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, an R.N., a member of AANA, have completed at least 12 months of an anesthesia program, show need, and submit a letter of recommendation. A loan is available to those students incurring sudden need while enrolled in a nurse anesthesia program. Award may be used at Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs-accredited schools only.


Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota, attending an institution in Minnesota, and working in a medically related curriculum with potential application to patients with disease of the heart and blood vessel system.


Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must demonstrate interest and involvement in the communication of science. Applicant must be nominated by the dean of an AMA-approved medical school. The following materials (original and one copy) should be submitted: letter of nomination from the Office of the Dean (addressed to J. Edward Hill, M.D., President, AMA Foundation), applicant's letter of application and CV, letter of recommendation from professional who is involved in some area of communications and is familiar with the student's work, and reprints and/or other materials prepared by the applicant to support the nomination.


Summer Scholarship in Epidemiology

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1

Award is to increase skills in epidemiology for M.D.'s currently working in cystic fibroses.