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Abbott & Fenner

  • Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors, as well as all students registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
  • Deadline: June 10
  • Value: $1,000
  • Inquire:

Academy of Medicine Education Foundation

  • Eligibility: M3 and M4 students who are residents of Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Portage or Summit counties.
  • Value: Varying
  • Deadline: January 31

Albert Strickler Memorial Fund

Alpha Omega Alpha Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Award

American Medical Association Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Memorial Scholarship

American Medical Association Minority Scholars Award

American Medical Association Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

American Medical Women's Association Medical Student Scholarship

  • Eligibility: must be AMWA Student Member
  • Value: Multiple scholarships, awards, grants available with varying values
  • Deadline: Varying deadline dates
  • Inquire:

    Association of American Indian Affairs scholarships for graduate students

    • Eligibility: Majority of the scholarships are for students from federally recognized tribes.  One scholarship is available for students enrolled in non-recognized tribes.  Students can only apply for one scholarship.
    • Value: Multiple scholarships with varying values.
    • Deadline: Scholarship season for the 2016-207 school year begins March 1, 2016.  Deadline is June 1, 2016. 
    • Inquire:

    Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio Scholarship

    • Eligibility: 4th year medical student of Indian origin
    • Value: $1000
    • Deadline: October 7
    • Apply: Submit a cover letter and CV (including USMLEs, MCATs, and GPA) to AIPNO via: email:, fax: 216-848-0088, mail: AIPNO, 3702 Sutherland Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122-5137

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

    • Submission: Application, essay, and a certified, official copy of medical school transcript.
    • Eligibility: Recipient is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community; U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited medical school within the U.S.; Academic achievement and have completed at least one semester of classes.
    • Value: $2,000
    • Deadline: April 1
    • Inquire:

    Butler County Medical Society Foundation

    • Submission: Application (scholarship info for applicants); two letters of reference including one letter from dean of student affairs.
    • Eligibility: Medical students from Butler County, OH
    • Value:  $500
    • Deadline: June 30
    • Inquire: 513-887-1515 or 

    Canton Student Loan Foundation 

    • Eligibility: Stark County, OH High School Graduates 
    • Value: Up to $12,000 low interest subsidized loan
    • Deadline: June 1
    • Inquire: 

    Catching the Dream Scholarship

    Chinese American Physicians Society Scholarship

    • Submission: Application.  The CAPS Scholarships are open to all medical students in need of financial aid regardless of their hometown, sex, race, or color.  The applicants are judged according to their academic achievements, financial needs, community service records, and essays.  
    • Value: $2000-$5000
    • Deadline: varies
    • Inquire:

    Community Foundation of Greater Lorain Scholarships

    Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County

    Community Foundation for Muskegon County Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Muskegon County (MI), Oceana County, Mason county or Manistee County resident
    • Deadline: March 1
    • Inquire:

      Dr. Richard Hille Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students

      • Submission: Application; official transcript from high school, undergraduate college, and medical school; two essays; three letters of recommendation.
      • Value: varies:
      • Deadline: April 1, 2016
      • Inquire: 740-373-3286 and 

      The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

      Gates Millennium Scholars Program

        Hancock County Medical Society Scholarship

        • Eligibility: Graduates from a Hancock County, Ohio high school and parents whose permanent home address is currently in Hancock County.
        • Value: varies
        • Deadline: June 30
        • Inquire: Send an email to to request the quick, easy application. 

        Health Legacy of Cleveland

        • Submission:  application, two letters of recommendation, undergraduate and medical school transcripts, financial need letter, essay
        • Eligibility: African-American, graduated from Greater Cleveland high school, intent to return to Greater Cleveland, medical student
        • Deadline: May 1
        • Inquire:

        Health Professions Program Indian Health Service

        Hispanic Scholarship Fund

        • Submission: application, personal statement, letter of recommendation, transcript, financial aid report, financial aid award letter
        • Eligibility: of Hispanic background, U.S. citizen
        • Inquire:

        Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship

        • Submission: application
        • Eligibility: JACL member
        • Value: $1000-$5000
        • Deadline: April 1
        • Inquire:

        Japanese Medical Society of America

        • Submission: application, essay, letter of recommendation, transcript, photo
        • Eligibility: medical student of Japanese descent
        • Inquire:

        Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

        Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund

        • Submission: Application, essay, and transcript.
        • Eligibility: Open to all college and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis; maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (or equivalent).
        • Value: $500
        • Deadline: September
        • Inquire:

        Lorain County Scholarship Foundation

        Mahoning County Medical Society Loan

        • Submission: application
        • Eligibility: third- or fourth-year medical student from Mahoning or Trumbull County
        • Deadline: June 30th
        • Value: $2000 - $5000 with interest at 1% lower than prime rate. Interest forgiven if recipient returns to Mahoning County to practice medicine.
        • Inquire: Mahoning County Medical Society, (330)533-4880 or at

          Marion Community Foundation 

          • Submission: Scholarship Application found on website
          • Value: Varies
          • Deadline: Varies
          • Inquire:

          Medical Educational Foundation of the Academy of Medicine of Lima and Allen County, Ohio

          • Submission: application
          • Eligibility: physician with plans to practice in Allen County, Ohio
          • Value: interest free loan for physician practicing in Allen County
          • Inquire:

          Myrtle Siegfried, M.D. and Michael Vigilante, M.D. Scholarship

          • Eligibility: financial aid applicant, Pennsylvania resident, medical student
          • Deadline: Sept. 30th
          • Inquire:

          National Federation of the Blind

          • Submission: application, personal letter from applicant; two letters of recommendation; transcripts from graduate and undergraduate schools; proof of legal blindness
          • Eligibility: legally blind; academic excellence; community service; financial need.
          • Deadline: March 31
          • Value: $3,000-$12,000
          • Inquire:

          National Italian American Foundation Scholarship

          • Submission: Medical school acceptance letter, photograph, transcript, evidence of financial need
          • Deadline: March 2
          • Inquire:

          National Medical Fellowship Need-Based Scholarship

          • Submission: application, academic transcript, tax returns and verification of citizenship
          • Eligibility: U.S. citizen, medical student
          • Deadline: Aug. 31
          • Inquire:

          National Society Daughters of American Revolution Scholarships

          Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

          • Submission: application, letter of recommendation, statement from Dean, recommendation from family practitioner, undergraduate & medical school transcripts, MCAT and USMLE scores
          • Eligibility: 4th year medical students, commitment to family practice
          • Value: $28,000
          • Deadline: March 1
          • Inquire:

          Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship Fund

          • Submission: Online Application
          • Eligibility: Academic Excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, financial need.
          • Inquire:

          Samaritan Hospital Medical Staff/Ashland County Physicians Medical School Scholarship

          • Eligibility: Current or past resident with family domicile in Ashland County
          • Submission: Essay - What are your career plans (include desired geographic location)? Desire to return to Ashland County is given extra consideration but not required.
          • Value: $1,500 (2 awards); past recipients can reapply a maximum of 4 years
          • Deadline: March 15
          • Inquire:

          Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

          • Submission: application
          • Eligibility: full time medical student, graduated from Santa Barbara County high school (CA)
          • Deadline: January 31
          • Inquire:

          Seth R. and Corrine H. Brooks Award

          • Submission: application
          • Eligibility: son or daughter of Beta Theta Pi member or alum
          • Deadline: April 1
          • Inquire:

          Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society William Dochterman Scholarship

          • Submission: application
          • Eligibility: graduate of Sacramento or El Dorado high school, medical student, demonstrate financial need, academic excellence
          • Deadline: July 1
          • Inquire:

          Sigma Chi Medical Scholarship

            Sons of Italy National Leadership Grant

            • Submission: application, transcript, test scores, activities list, essay, $30 processing fee, 2 letters of recommendation
            • Eligibility: medical student of Italian descent
            • Deadline: February 14
            • Inquire:

            Stark County Foundation

            • Submission: Varies on award
            • Eligibility: Resident of Stark County, OH, enrolled in Ohio School
            • Deadline: Varies on award
            • Inquiry: 

              Stark County Medical Society Auxiliary-Charitable Fund

              • Submission: Application
              • Eligibility: Stark County, OH Residents
              • Deadline: May 1
              • Value: Varies
              • Inquire: 

              Thermo Fisher Scientific Pierce Scholarship

              • Submission: Application, undergraduate transcripts, graduate school transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume
              • Eligibility: Must have received an undergraduate GPA of 3.0
              • Deadline: June 30 
              • Inquire: 

              Thomas Loeb, MD Scholarship

              • Submission: Application, create a graphic on the subject of self-esteem
              • Eligibility: Students with physical disabilities enrolled in an accredited college or medical school.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
              • Value: $1000 - $500
              • Deadline: June 30
              • Inquire:

              Turkish-American Doctors Association of Midwest Scholarship

              • Submission: Application, deans letter of academic good standing, letters of recommendation, personal statement, CV
              • Eligibility: Turkish-American heritage or ancestry
              • Deadline: February
              • Inquire:

                Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

                UPMC Horizon Medical Staff Scholarship Fund

                • Submission: Application, transcript, financial aid form, bio statement, photo, letters of recommendation.
                • Eligibility: UPMC Service area
                • Deadline: April
                • Contact: Julie Anderson (724) 589-6224

                  Wagnalls Memorial Foundation

                  Wellsford and Milfred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship

                  • Submission: Application, letters of recommendation, statement of financial support, written statement of career goals.
                  • Eligibility: Fourth year medical students, resident of Connecticut for five year, financial need, extracurricular interests and community service.
                  • Deadline: April.
                  • Inquire: WMA Executive Office - (860) 243-3977 and

                  Westmoreland County Medical Society Student Loan Program

                  • Eligibility:  M3 and M4 Medical students who are present or past residents of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
                  • Deadline: May 9
                  • Inquire: Westmoreland County Medical Society, 231 South Main Street, Suite 207, Greensburg, Pa. 1560;

                  Women in Medicine (WIM) Scholarship

                  Zelma Gray Scholarship Fund