Outside Scholarships

Medical Students = Medical Students Public Health Students = Public Health Students Dental Students = Dental Students

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  • Be a student member of the Academy of LDS Dentists; have completed at least two years of dental school before date of conference.
  • Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: March 31
  • Contact: Kathy Whittle, Executive Director, Academy of LDS Dentists, (801) 889-7012.
  • Be a student member of the Academy of LDS Dentists; have completed at least one year of dental school before date of conference.
  • Amount: Free annual conference registration plus $500.
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Contact: Kathy Whittle, Executive Director, Academy of LDS Dentists, (801) 889-7012.

The Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship Public Health Students

  • For minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program.
  • Deadline: March 31
  • Contact: contact@ache.org, Customer Service Center, (312) 424-9400

American Association of University Women Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Various opportunities offered.
  • Contact: connect@aauw.org, (202) 785-7700, (800) 326-2289 or AAUW, 1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005

ADA Foundation Dental Students

  • Provides more than $800,000 in grants, awards, and scholarships through its various programs each year, to benefit organizations striving to improve oral health.
  • Amount: Various
  • Contact: ADA Foundation, adaf@ada.org, (312) 440-2547.

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Dental Students

Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

  • A six-week, stipend-supported internship in ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio, in Washington, DC.; open to any predoctoral, allied, or advanced dental student, resident or fellow.
  • Contact: Ms. Yvonne Knight, Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Governmental Relations, ADEA, 655 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 289-7201, ext. 165.

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Dental Students

Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers

  • Have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program with an associate’s degree or certificate to practice dental hygiene; be enrolled in a graduate degree program at an ADEA Member Institution; be an ADEA individual member.
  • Amount: $2,500 tuition and fees; $500 to subsidize travel to the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, (202) 289-7201

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Dental Students

Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarships for Predoctoral Dental Students Pursuing Academic Careers

  • Be enrolled in a predoctoral program at an ADEA Member Institution; be an ADEA individual member.
  • Amount: $5,000 tuition and fees; $500 to subsidize travel to the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, (202) 289-7201

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Dental Students

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarship

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at the time of submission; be nominated by the dean of their dental school or the dean’s designate (no more than three nominations are accepted from each school); be an ADEA individual member.
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, (202) 289-7201

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Dental Students

Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship

  • Recognizing the memory and the 30-year dental education career of Linda Rubinstein DeVore. Professor DeVore who was active in dental hygiene education, scholarship and public service. Be enrolled as a part- or full-time student in dental hygiene, education or public health (baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees); be an ADEA individual member.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, (202) 289-7201

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Various scholarships offered.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: July 15
  • Contact: web@aigcs.org, (505) 881-4584, (800) 628-1920, fax (505) 884-0427, 3701 San Mateo NE #200, Albuquerque, NM 87110

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Medical Students Dental Students

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

  • Current AISES members who are an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaskan Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian.  
  • Amount: $2000
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Contact: (505) 765-1052, 4263 Montgomery Blvd NE,  Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87109

American Medical Association (AMA) Medical Students

AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards

  • Students, residents, fellows, and early career physicians to recognize their strong, nonclinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service, and/or education.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Feb 26
  • Contact: Bernadette Lim, Program Associate, (312) 464-5019

American Medical Association (AMA) Medical Students

Physicians of Tomorrow Award

  • Third year approaching final year showing financial need and academic excellence.
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Contact: BUSM Office of Student Affairs for nomination process.

Association of Black Cardiologists Scholarship Medical Students

Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship

  • First or second year African-American medical student with an expressed interest in cardiology.
  • Amount: various
  • Deadline: August 15
  • Contact: Katrese Phelps McCullum

American Medical Women’s Association Scholarships Medical Students

  • Must be a female student currently enrolled in medical school.
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Contact: awards@amwa-doc.org, American Medical Women’s Association, 1100 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 350, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Medical Students

Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest

  • Winning essays receive a cash award and the top three essays are published in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
  • Deadline: check website for
  • Contact: info@gold-foundation.org
  • Entering second year and Baltimore city residents.
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Contact: info@bcmsdocs.org (410) 625-0022

Baylor College of Medicine: Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award Medical Students

  • Poems must be original, not published or under consideration for publication, and not having previously received a poetry award.
  • Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Contact Dipali Pathak (713) 798-4710
  • Must currently be in the first, second, or third year of medical or dental school.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 30
  • Contact: CAMS Administrator Mrs. Jamie Love, CAMS Scholarship Committee, 265 Canal Street, Suite 515, New York, NY 10013

Chinese American Physicians’ Society Medical Students

  • Based on academic achievement, financial need, community service and essays. Special credit is given to those who willing to serve Chinese communities after graduation.
  • Amount: $2,000 – $5,000
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Contactadmin@caps-ca.org

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Scholarship

Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Official transcript and student aid report.
  • More than 110 different scholarship opportunities
  • Deadline: March 31
  • Contact: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, 333 Bridge St, Springfield, MA 01103, (413) 732-2858, fax: (413) 733-8585

Connecticut State Dental Foundation Charles A. Vernale Award Dental Students

  • In memory of Dr. Charles A. Vernale, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who resided and practiced in Waterbury, Connecticut and died in 1971.
  • Deadline: August 31
  • Contact: Connecticut State Dental Foundation, 835 West Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489, (860) 378-1800

Corris Boyd Scholars Program Public Health Students

  • Accepted into an AUPHA full member master’s degree program; African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, Multiracial, grade point requirements and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Deadline: April 17
  • Contact: aupha@aupha.org, Corris Boyd Scholarship, AUPHA, 1730 M Street NW, Suite 407, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 763-7283

CouponChief.com Scholarship Program Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • You must be a U.S. resident and upload a 2 to 5 minute video to YouTube.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31
  • Contact: Couponchief.com

David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship Public Health Students

  • Current first year graduate students in their second full-time equivalent semester or third full-time equivalent quarter studying at any AUPHA-member graduate program or affiliated health policy program. U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: April 15
  • Contact: info@winstonfellowship.org(202) 585-0288, 1341 G Street, NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Students of Greek birth or ancestry who have completed at least one semester at Boston University, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need. To apply, eligible students must complete a two-page application and write a short essay.
  • Amount: varies
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Contact: Liberty Collom, Sr. Assistant Director, Boston University Financial Assistance
  • Awarded annually to a medical school student who resided and completed high school on the North Shore and has a demonstrated interest in cancer treatment and prevention.
  • Amount: $7,500
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Contact: Boston North Cancer Association, 877-270-0370, info@bostonnorthcancer.org
  • Entering second, third or fourth year who attended Connecticut schools.
  • Amount: At least $1,000
  • Deadline: May 5
  • Contact: Sarah Carlson, (860) 548-1888

Global Ministries and the United Methodist World Communion Scholarships Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Various scholarships with different eligibility criteria for United Methodist Church members.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Contact:
    • scholars@umcmission.org
    • Scholarship/Leadership Development Office, 475 Riverside Drive, Room #1479 New York, NY 10115
    • (212) 870-3787
    • Fax: 212-870-3654.

The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Various scholarships with different eligibility criteria.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Contact: Varies by state
  • United Methodist Church members of Hispanic, Asian, and/or Native American ethnicity
  • Amount: $1,000 – $2,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Contact: (615) 340-7400

Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) Dental Students

  • Amount: Several scholarships with varying amounts
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Contact: Hispanic Dental Association, National Headquarters, 3910 South IH-35., Suite # 245, Austin, Texas 78704, (512) 904-0252

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Latino students.
  • Amount: $500 – $5,000
  • Deadline: April 26
  • Contact: Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 700, Gardena, CA 90248, (310) 975-3700

Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Medical Students

  • Candidates must have
    • Been raised in Union County, Somerset County or Middlesex County, New Jersey
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Provide a current FAFSA financial statement.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Contact: The Howard G. Lapsley Scholarship, c/o Muhlenberg Foundation, 80 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820, (732) 321-7000
  • Established by Foreman Fleisher in memory of his mother Ida, for women pursuing a graduate degree and are preferably Jewish.
  • Applicants have a hometown in the greater Philadelphia area, including New Jersey and Delaware.
  • Amount: $2,000 – $8,000
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Contact: info@jfgp.org, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 832-0500

International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons Scholarships

Medical Students Dental Students

  • Medical and dental students (in human medicine) who have completed their first year.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Contact: healthcareersdirector.kds@gmail.com, IOKDS, Health Careers Scholarship Director, P.O. Box 1040, Chautaugua, NY 14722

The Iris-Samuel Rothman Scholarship Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • For young men who have lost both parents and are enrolled in or having been accepted to a New England college or university.
  • Amount: $500 – $5,000
  • Contact: mailto:mrothman77@gmail.com, Iris-Samuel Rothman Scholarship, P.O. Box 620643, Newton, MA 02462, (617) 686-3556
  • Show a strong interest in the JMSA and achieving its goals; propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community..
  • Amount: Varies from $2,500 – $20,000
  • Deadline: December 31
  • Contact: Dr. Robert Yanagisawa, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee

Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) Chicago Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Must be Jewish, born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will counties) or had one year of continuous full time employment in the Chicago metro area.
  • Amount: $1,000 to $8,000
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Contact: (312) 673-3444 or jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org

JFK Medical Center: Medical Staff Scholarship Medical Students

  • Permanent residence in the Union, Somerset and Middlesex, New Jersey area served by the JFK-Muhlenberg Campus.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Contact: JFK-Muhlenberg Campus Board of Directors at 732-321-7053

Karen E. Latt Memorial Scholarship Medical Students

  • Incoming female medical students.
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Contact: info@jcfmontreal.org or (514) 345-6414
  • For eligible medical students, residents, post-doctoral candidates, fellows, and Nurse Practitioner candidates in a doctoral program to attend annual conference.
  • Deadline: August 2
  • ContactLDA@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org
  • Various scholarships offered including:
    • Essex South District Medical Society
    • Franklin District Medical Society — Percy W. Wadman, M.D. Scholarship
    • Hampshire District Medical Society and the Rollin M. Johnson, M.D. Student Grants Program
    • Middlesex Central District Medical Society Scholarships
    • Middlesex North District Medical Society — Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship Fund
    • Norfolk District Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Grant
    • Norfolk South District Medical Society Scholarship Program
    • Plymouth District Medical Society Scholarship
  • Contact: check scholarship application details for appropriate contact persons
  • Legal resident of either Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley or Weston, MA.
  • Deadline: Dec. 31 Sophomore or Junior year
  • Contact: Linda Howard, Manager, (781) 434-75439 or (800) 944-5562

National Association of Minority Medical Educators, Inc. Scholarship  Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Uunderrepresented minority students who have completed the first year of health professions training, US Citizen or permanent resident with documented financial need
  • Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: June 9
  • Contact: National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc. (NAMME), Denita Braswell, MHA, BS| Executive Director, 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27607

National Environmental Health Association-American Academy of Sanitarians Scholarship Public Health Students

  • Enrolled in a graduate program at a recognized college or university with a declared curriculum in EH sciences. Must have at least one semester of coursework remaining to be eligible.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 15
  • Contact: Laura Brister, NEHA Liason, NEHA/AAS Scholarship, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 1000-N, Denver, CO 80246-1926

National Hispanic Health Foundation Student Scholarship Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, public health, and policy schools.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: October 6
  • Contact: scholarship@nhmafoundation.org, or (202) 628-5895

National Medical Fellowships Scholarship Fund Medical Students

New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society Medical Students Dental Students

  • Medical and dental students of Greek origin/descent who are NEHMDS members.
  • Amount: Various amounts
  • Deadline: March 31
  • Contact: Ioannis P. Glavas, M.D., 9 Newbury Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02116

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Eligible Navajo people with an intent to return to the Navajo Nation to apply their learning to benefit the continuing development of the Navajo Nation.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: June 26
  • Contact: Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance, P.O. Box 1870, Window Rock, AZ 86515, (928) 871-7444, fax (928) 871-7410

The Orazio DiMauro Foundation Medical Students

  • Resident of Bridgeport, CT or surrounding towns; graduating undergraduate senior with a 3.2 GPA or higher planning on attending medical school.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Contact: The Orazio DiMauro Foundation, 11 Green Acres Lane, Trumbull, CT 06611-2605
  • Permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; for applicants born in the US, their parents must have been born abroad as non-us citizens.
  • Amount: Up to $90,000 over two academic years.
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Contact: pdsoros@pdsoros.org, Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, 224 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019, (212) 547-6926

Peter V. Westhaysen Medical Education Trust Medical Students

Pisacano Scholars Leadership Foundation Medical Students

  • Medical student entering 4th year and has declared family medicine as specialty.
  • Amount: Up to $28,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Contact: Pisacano Scholars Committee, Pisacano Leadership Foundation, Inc., 1648 McGrathiana Pkwy, Ste 550, Lexington, KY 40511, (859) 269-5626 or (888) 995-5700, Fax (859) 335-7501.
  • Female California resident who completed 1st year of medical school.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Contact: Holly Harris, Chair, Ruth G. White, 56 Cottage Court Sonora, CA 95370
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or AB 540 eligible and have attended four years of school between grades 7-12 at a Santa Barbara High School and earned a High School Diploma or GED from a Santa Barbara County School.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Contact: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, info@sbscholarship.org, (805) 687-6065.

Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP) Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Delaware residents, grade point requirements, must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 15
  • Contact: dheo@doe.k12.de.us, Department of Education – School Supports, The Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901-3639, (302) 735-4000.

SelfScore International Student Scholarship  Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

  • Students studying in the U.S. on a F1, J1, or M1 visa during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Amount: $5,000
    • Deadline: September 28
    • Contact: 800-418-2362, hello@selfscore.com.

    Society of Daughters of United States Army Scholarship Program

    Medical Students Public Health Students Dental Students

    • Daughter or granddaughter of U.S. Army service member.
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: March 31
    • Contact: Society of Daughters of the United States Army Mary P. Maroney, Scholarship Chairman, 11804 Grey Birch Place Reston, VA 20191
    • Students who graduated from a Miami-Dade County public or private high school.
    • Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
    • Deadline: January 14
    • Contact: Rotary Club Of Miami, Thomas Brown McClelland Trust, P.O. Box 431466, Miami, FL 33143, TBMTrust@outlook.com, (305) 443-5787.
    • Updated: April 19, 2016
    • Commitment to community service for an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention.
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Deadline: April 30
    • Contact: adamsscholarship@truthinitiative.org

    Ty Cobb Educational Foundation Scholarship Medical Students Dental Students

    • Residents of the State of Georgia who have demonstrated financial need.
    • Deadline: March 1
    • Contact: tycobb@mindspring.com.
    • Various scholarships offered.
    • Amount: $1,000 to $2,500
    • Deadline: September 15
    • Contact: info@vamausa.org

    Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship Medical Students

    • Third year student entering 4th year; resident of Connecticut for at least five years.
    • Amount: Up to $20,000
    • Deadline: April 30
    • Contact: Mary Yokose, Executive Director, Waterbury Medical Association, One Regency Drive, P.O. Box 30, Bloomfield, CT 06002; (203) 753-4888

    William E. Dochterman Medical Student Scholarship Medical Students

    • Must be an El Dorado, Sacramento or Yolo counties high school graduate; enrolled on a full-time basis.
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: July 1
    • Contact: Scholarship Committee, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, 5380 Elvas Ave., #101, Sacramento, CA 95819-2396, (916) 452-2671, Fax: (916) 452-2690

    Women in Medicine Scholarships Medical Students

    • Must be a female student enrolled in allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical school.
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Deadline: March 15
    • Contact: wim.doctors@gmail.com, Women in Medicine, P.O. Box 107, Colchester, VT 05446.

    Worcester District Medical Society Medical Students

    • Must be a legal resident of Central Massachusetts at the time of applying to medical school; 2nd, 3rd, 4th year students enrolled (with a tuition obligation) in an accredited medical or osteopathic school.
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: July 28
    • Contact: Worcester District Medical Society, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608, (508) 753-1579, Fax (508) 754-6246.