External Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

Scholarships

Scholarship: The Polish American Club of North Jersey Scholarships
Sponsor: The Kosciuszko Foundation
Applications: Visit  www.thekf.org/scholarships
Schools Eligible: All Schools
Selective Criteria: This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are active members in good standing for at least three years. Children or grandchildren of active members in good standing for at least three years are also available.
Deadline: January 5

Scholarship: NOMF Scholarship
Sponsor: Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
Applications: Visit  www.nwosteo.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Second, third, or fourth year medical students enrolled in an AOA approved medical school. Consideration is given to residents of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington).
Deadline: February 1

Scholarship: La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: La Unidad Latina Foundation
Applications: Visit www.lulfoundation.org/
Schools Eligible: All Graduate and Undergraduate
Selective Criteria:
Available to Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible you must have completed at least one semester of a four-year college or graduate program, have a minimum 2.7 GPA, and demonstrate academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and financial need.
Deadline: February 15 and October 15

Scholarship: Middlesex County Medical Society Fdn Scholarships
Sponsor: Middlesex County Medical Society Foundation
Applications: Visit www.msnj.org/
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Applicant must have resided in Middlesex County, NJ for a least five years and are studying medicine or nursing. Scholarships are based on need, are awarded annually and may be renewable as long as scholarship requirements are met. For additional information and/or questions contact us at: mcmsf1964@gmail.com
Deadline: February 15 (for continuing applicants only); Deadline: April 16 (for new applicants only)

Scholarship: William Goldman Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: William Goldman Foundation
Applications: Call 215-568-0411
Selective Criteria: Must be in top 1/4 of class and be a full-time matriculated graduate student. Must also have completed first year of study.
Deadline: March 15

Scholarship: CAPS Scholarship
Sponsor: Chinese-American Physicians’ Society
Applications: Visit  www.caps-ca.org/scholarship.html  
Selective Criteria: Applicants are judged according to their academic achievements, financial needs, community service records and essays. Special credit is given to those who are willing to serve the Chinese communities after their graduation.
Deadline: March 16

Scholarship: Polish University Club Scholarship
Sponsor: Polish University Club of New Jersey
Applications: Visit www.pucnj.org
Selective Criteria: New Jersey resident of Polish descent that has completed his or her sophomore year of college with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Student must be full-time. Good character and high scholastic ability.
Deadline: March 21

Scholarship: Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Applications: Visit www.aacom.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Applicants must be an underrepresented minority who has been accepted and is planning to matriculate at one of the 20 AACOM member colleges of osteopathic medicine or one of the three branch campuses. Minorities include: African American, Native American, and Hispanic
Deadline: March 31

Scholarship: Groff Scholarship
Sponsor: Frank & Louise Groff Foundation
Applications: Visit www.groff-foundation.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Incoming students who graduated from a Monmouth County High School who demonstrates financial need and is achieving academically.
Deadline: April 1

Scholarship: Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships
Sponsor: Japanese American Citizens League, National Headquarters
Applications: Visit  www.jacl.org
Schools Eligible: All Schools/Vary by scholarship
Selective Criteria: For JACL members and their children.
Deadline: April 1

Scholarship: Nisaburo Aibara Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Japanese American Citizens League, National Headquarters
Applications: Visit www.jacl.org
Schools Eligible: All Graduate Schools
Selective Criteria: For JACL members and their children.
Deadline: April 1

Scholarship: PA Osteo Medical Association Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation
Applications: In the Student Financial Aid Office
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Pennsylvania residents (prior to college). Criteria depend on scholarship.
Deadline: April 1

Scholarship: International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons Health Career Scholarships
Sponsor: IOKDS
Applications: Applicants must request an application via postal mail by sending a short note of request, along with a self-addressed, legal-sized, stamped envelope (in which the director will return an application) to: IOKDS, Health Careers Scholarship Director, PO Box 1040, Chautauqua, NY 14722
Schools Eligible: All
Selective Criteria: Students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply. A student must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full-time in a school accredited in the field involved and application must be for at least the third year of college. R.N. students must have completed the first year of schooling. Pre-med students are not eligible to apply. For those students seeking degrees of M.D. or D.D.S., application must be for at least the second year of medical or dental school. There is no age limit.
Deadline: April 1

Scholarship: Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Applications: Visit  www.jkcf.org
Schools Eligible: Graduate Schools
Selective Criteria: Candidate must be nominated by his or her undergraduate institution and be a current student at an accredited US college or university. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better and plan to be in a graduate degree program.
Deadline: April 16

Scholarship: CHCI Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Applications: Visit www.chci.org/
Schools Eligible: All Schools
Selective Criteria:
CHCI awards scholarships to Latino students from the fifty U.S. states and Puerto Rico, who have a history of performing public and/or community service activities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. Must demonstrate financial need and have good writing skills. Full-time enrollment in an accredited community college, four year university, or graduate/professional program.
Deadline: April 16

Scholarship: Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Scholarships
Sponsor: Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia
Applications: Visit www.hucphila.org
Schools Eligible: All Schools/Vary by scholarship offered
Selective Criteria: Students of Greek descent. Varies by scholarship offered.
Deadline: April 20

Scholarship: TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship
Sponsor:
Citizens Bank
Applications: Visit   www.citizensbank.com
Schools Eligible: All Schools
Selective Criteria: TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are enrolled in a federally accredited four year college, university or graduate program for the Fall 2012 semester.
Deadline: April 30

Scholarship: NJ Osteopathic Education Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: New Jersey Osteopathic Foundations
Applications: Visit www.njosteo.com
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, osteopathic motivation, and professional promise. New Jersey residents accepted for their first year of osteopathic study are eligible. Recipients must agree to become a student member of the NJ Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association.
Deadline: April 30

Scholarship: Camden County AAUW Scholarship
Sponsor: Camden County AAUW
Applications: Visit www.ccaauw.org
Schools Eligible: All Female Students
Selective Criteria: One year scholarships are available for women who are residents of Camden or Burlington Counties, have completed at least one year of post high school studies, and are currently enrolled in a post high school program.
Deadline: May 1

Scholarship: Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Muhlenberg Foundation
Applications: Visit  www.jfkmc.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Candidate must have been raised to attend elementary or secondary schools in one of the following counties: Union, Somerset or Middlesex Counties. Please refer to the above website for specific communities within these counties. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Deadline: May 1

Scholarship: Eva Leventhal Scholarship
Sponsor: Eva Leventhal Foundation
Applications: In the Student Financial Aid Office
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Jewish males with financial need.
Deadline: May 1

Scholarship: Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Applications: Visit www.ihs.gov/scholarship
Schools Eligible: All Schools
Selective Criteria: You must be a citizen of the United States at the time you apply for an IHS scholarship. Permanent resident aliens and other noncitizens are not eligible to apply. Must provide documentation of American Indian/Alaska Native Membership or Descendent Status.
Deadline: May 7

Scholarship: NHSC Scholarship
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
Applications: Visit www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Scholarship is provided to primary health care students who are committed to improving the health of the Nation’s underserved.
Deadline: May 8

Scholarship: Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Applications: Visit www.jewishphilly.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: This scholarship is eligible to Jewish women in medical school
Deadline: May 15

Scholarship: Tylenol Scholarship
Sponsor: Tylenol Scholarship Fund
Applications: Visit www.tylenol.com
Schools Eligible: All Schools
Selective Criteria: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship. Must be a resident of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia. Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of student by the Spring of 2011 at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.  
Deadline: May 31

Scholarship: Robert & Joseph Czarsty Endowment Fund
Sponsor: Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP)
Applications: Visit www.ctafp.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: The scholarship/loan requires that applicants must have an interest in family medicine and be currently enrolled in a medical school accredited by the AMA and/or the World Health Organization. Students from Connecticut, who have a desire to enter family medicine, demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interests and community service, will be strongly considered.
Deadline: June 1

Scholarship: Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Abbot & Fenner Business Solutions
Applications: Visit www.abbottandfenner.com
Schools Eligible: All Schools
Selective Criteria:
Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded. Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarship.htm.
Deadline: June 15

Fellowship: Hellenic Medical Society of New York Scholarship
Sponsor: Hellenic Medical Society of New York Scholarship
Applications: Visit www.hmsny.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Applicant must: 1)be a medical student of Hellenic heritage, originating from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey or Pennsylvania 2) have completed the first year matriculation in June of the application year in a U.S. accredited medical school located in the United States and 3) have demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need.
Deadline: July 1

Scholarship: American Medical Women’s Association Foundation
Sponsor: American Medical Women’s Association
Applications: Visit  www.amwa.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered.
Deadline: Applications are accepted Aug. 1 – Sept. 30 and Dec. 15 – Jan. 31. 

Scholarship: National Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship
Sponsor: National Hispanic Health Foundation
Applications: Visit www.nhmafoundation.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled full-time and seeking a professional degree at medical, dental, nursing or public health schools; and are not required to be Hispanic; an affinity for the health of Hispanic community and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is needed.
Deadline: October 28

Scholarship: Consumer Advantage – Custom Made Furniture Scholarship
Sponsor: Custom Made Furniture
Application:  Visit http://www.custommade.com/scholarships/consumer-advantages-of-buying-custom-furniture-scholarship/
Schools Eligible:  All schools
Selective Criteria:  The CustomMade organization is offering two college scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students at $1,000 each to be awarded in January 2013. Each scholarship will be awarded based on a winning essay related to the benefits of certain custom products.” 

Deadline:  December 15

Scholarship: Consumer Advantage – Custom Made Jewelry Scholarship
Sponsor: Custom Made Furniture
Application:  Visit http://www.custommade.com/scholarships/consumer-advantages-of-buying-custom-jewelry-scholarship/
Schools Eligible:  All schools
Selective Criteria:  The CustomMade organization is offering two college scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students at $1,000 each to be awarded in January 2013. Each scholarship will be awarded based on a winning essay related to the benefits of certain custom products.” 

Deadline:  December 15

Scholarship:  Japanese Medical Society Scholarships
Sponsor: The Japanese Medical Society of America, Inc.
Applications: Visit  www.jmsa.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Students of Japanese ancestry presently enrolled in or accepted as students in medical school.
Deadline: December 31

Scholarship: SOMA Scholarships
Sponsor: Student Osteopathic Medical Association
Applications: Visit www.somafoundation.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Scholarships available to SOMA members.
Deadline: Deadlines vary by scholarship, please refer to site

Scholarship: NMF Scholarships
Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
Applications: Visit www.nmfonline.org  
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: The need-based scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the first and second years of medical school. Awards are open to African- Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the 50 U.S. states. Must be 1st, 2nd or 3rd year medical student and provide proof of admission to an accredited medical school. Must demonstrate and document financial need.
Deadline: Deadlines vary by scholarship, please refer to site

Scholarship: Hispanic Scholarships
Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Applications: Visit www.hsf.net
Schools Eligible: All Schools
Selective Criteria: Scholarships offered to U.S. citizens or permanent residents, come from at least a half Hispanic background, have completed 15 units of college work, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be a full-time student. Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership, and financial need.
Deadline: Deadlines vary by scholarship, please refer to site

Fellowships

Fellowship: Betty Ford Center Summer Institute for Medical Students
Sponsor: Betty Ford Center
Applications: Visit www.bettyfordinstitute.org/education
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Must be a medical student
Deadline: Priority Deadline: January 31; Final Deadline March 4

Fellowship: Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
Applications: Visit www.faer.org/programs/students/deadlines.html 
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Medical Students Anesthesia Research Fellowship program provides support to medical students and host departments for eight weeks of anesthesia-related research and is an element of FAER's commitment to attract scientific talent to academic anesthesiology.
Deadline: February 1 (Applications open January 1)

Fellowship: Margaret Yardley Fellowship
Sponsor: New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs
Applications: Visit  http://www.njsfwc.org   
Schools Eligible: All Graduate Schools
Selective Criteria: Fellowship is made available each year to a post-graduate woman student who is a resident of New Jersey. The committee considers the applicant’s scholastic achievement, career service potential, and financial need.
Deadline: March 1

Fellowship: American Osteopathic Association Research Grants and Fellowships
Sponsor: AOA
Applications: Visit   www.osteopathic.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) sponsors a research fellowship for osteopathic medicine students who are in the process of completing their internship or residency. Fellowship awards of $5,000 are granted to selected students who plan to conduct scientific research related to some aspect of osteopathic medicine. All applicants must be enrolled at an AOA-approved institution and plan to conduct their research in collaboration with a sponsor.
Deadline: Deadlines vary by scholarship, please refer to site 

Loans

Loan: Berkshire AHEC (Interest-Free Loan)
Sponsor: Berkshire District Medical Society
Applications: Visit http://www.berkshireahec.org  
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Available to students who reside in Berkshire County (western Massachusetts) who are attending medical or osteopathic schools in the United States and Canada.
Deadline: Open continuously (for new applicants only); Deadline: April 15 (for continuing applicants only)

Loan: Delaware Academy of Medicine Loans
Sponsor: Delaware Academy of Medicine
Applications:Visit http://www.delamed.org
Schools Eligible: All Schools
Selective Criteria: Must be a Delaware resident studying medicine or dentistry or Allied Health Awards are based on financial need and academic records.
Deadline: May 15

Loan: Samuel & Sara Feinman Fund (Interest-Free Loan)
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Applications: Visit http://www.jewishphilly.org/page.aspx?id=124638
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: This interest-free loan is eligible to medical students who live in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Deadline: May 15

Loan: Albert Strickler Memorial Fund (Interest-Free Loan)
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Applications: Visit http://www.jewishphilly.org/page.aspx?id=124638
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: This interest-free loan is eligible to medical students of the Jewish faith.
Deadline: May 15

Loan: NHSC Student Loan Repayment Program
Sponsor: The National Health Service Corps
Applications:Visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Licensed to practice in the state in which you will serve your commitment in an NHSC-eligible discipline, who are for a fulfilling experience providing care in communities with a shortage of health professionals, with qualifying educational loans
Deadline: May 15

Loan: The Arthur E. Dannin Osteopathic Educational Fdn, Loan
Sponsor: The Auxiliary to the Indiana Association of Physicians & Surgeons
Applications: Call (800) 942–0501; email info@inosteo.org
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: The Foundation will award “forgivable” loans to Indiana students who are in the FIRST or SECOND years of study at one of the 23 osteopathic medical schools.
Deadline: December 31

Loan: Charles Lauffer Scholarship Loan
Sponsor: Charles Lauffer Scholarship Fund
Applications: Contact: Maria I. Botelho at Bank of America - (877) 773-6292
Schools Eligible: SOM
Selective Criteria: Loans are for 3rd and 4th year medical students in good academic standing who need financial assistance for completion of their education. Interest rate is 2% per year, with payment beginning one year from graduation with entire principal balance due in ten years from graduation from medical school.
Deadline: June 30th

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