Outside Scholarships & Grants
Generally, students who wish to apply for scholarships or grants provided by an outside source must apply directly with the source. In some instances, the school must certify student enrollment to the aid provider. If the award you are applying for requires school certification, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.
Once you have been approved for an outside scholarship or grant, you are required to submit the Third-Party Financial Aid Reporting Form along with documentation of your award to the Office of Financial Aid. This reporting requirement is enforced by federal regulations. Failure to follow this directive may result in cancellation or reduction of your award(s).
Students are encouraged to review ICOM 's list of Scholarship Opportunities and to conduct their own searches as well.
In order to be considered for one of these awards, students should apply early and follow the application instructions provided by the awarding organization. Unless a scholarship specifically states that it is automatically awarded, scholarships are awarded competitively, and consideration does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded. To ensure maximum consideration, it is imperative that students are knowledgeable of the specific requirements and deadlines associated with the scholarship program.
American Indian Graduate Center
The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States.. http://www.aigcs.org/about-us/
American Medical Association
The AMA Foundation provides financial assistance through scholarships, grants and awards to deserving medical students and residents across the nation.The Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship is awarded to 3rd year students in either a MD or DO program. https://www.ama-assn.org/residents-students/resident-student-finance/apply-medical-school-scholarships
American Medical Women's Association
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) has multiple scholarship opportunities for Student Members. http://www.amwa-doc.org/students/awards/
American Osteopathic Foundation
The AOF offers a variety of grant, scholarship, and award opportunities to osteopathic medical students, residents, physicians, researchers, and osteopathic centers/programs. Through these opportunities, the AOF is able to recognize some of the exceptional individuals within the osteopathic profession who are making a difference. https://aof.org/grants-awards/students
Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program - this ACCOM scholarship is designed to recognize underrepresented minority students in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of osteopathic medical school. Scholarship cycle is generally open from January to March for the following school year. https://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/financial-aid/arnstein
Buckfire & Buckfire Medical School Diversity Scholarships
This is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a student that is currently enrolled in an accredited medical school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm
Japanese Medical Society of America
The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) awards scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence and show a strong interest in JMSA and its goals. Members of JMSA consist of medical professionals as well as non-medical professionals concerned with medical issues. https://www.jmsa.org/category/news/student-news/scholarship
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia administers annual educational loans and scholarships for medical school/graduate school students. https://www.jewishphilly.org/programs-services/educational-scholarships
Medical Student Scholarship
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited medical school, good academic standing. http://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html
National Hispanic Health Foundation
Supports the national Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program - this scholarship program is focused on Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care; such as, nursing, dentistry, public health, health management and policy analysis, and allied health. https://nhmafoundation.org/
National Medical Fellowships
The primary goal of NMF is to achieve equity of opportunity in medicine and equity of access to quality healthcare for all groups in American society by increasing the number of minority physicians and changing the face of medicine to better reflect and serve our diverse nation. NMF provides multiple scholarship opportunities to eligible medical students. http://www.nmfonline.org/programs
Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
The Foundation’s Scholarship Program was created twenty-five years ago to help defray some of the cost of osteopathic medical school. Scholarships are awarded annually, based on academic performance, to students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington who are committed to practicing medicine in the Pacific Northwest.
Consideration is given to residents of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), and to those who have lived, worked, or attend osteopathic medical school in the Pacific Northwest. A commitment to practicing medicine in the Pacific Northwest is essential. http://www.nwosteo.org/scholarship/
Women in Medicine (WIM) LGBT Leadership Scholarship
Women in Medicine (WIM) will present two, $5,000 LGBT Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the WIM website at: https://www.womeninmedicine.org
Service-Based Scholarship Programs
Armed Forces Health Profession Scholarship
The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program provides contracts for financial assistance to medical students in exchange for active duty service in participating military branches. Eligible participants may receive a scholarship to cover tuition, fees, and other related education expenses as well as a monthly stipend. Typically, for each year of participation in the AFHPSP, students must serve one year in the appropriate branch of the Armed Forces. Participation in a military residency program does not count toward discharge of the service obligations, although it does count toward promotion and retirement service. For more information, please contact a service branch representative in your area. Air Force - https://www.airforce.com/education/ongoing-education Army - http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html Navy - https://www.med.navy.mil/accessions/pages/default.aspx
Indian Health Services Health Professions Scholarship
The Health Professions scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees and other educational and living expenses for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (members of federally recognized Tribes only) applying to, accepted by or enrolled in a health profession program. Students incur a service obligation upon acceptance of funding from this program. http://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/index.cfm?
The SOMA Foundation shall provide financial, structural, and emotional support for programs and benefits that will contribute to the welfare, education, and promotion of osteopathic medical students. Financial and social benefits will be available to minimize a student’s financial debt, as well as develop strong peer support. http://www.somafoundation.org/scholarships--grants.html
Other Excellent Resources and Search Engines
AAMC State and Federal Repayment, Loan, and Scholarship Database This searchable data base provides detailed information about many of the state and federal programs available to medical and other health professions students. https://services.aamc.org/fed_loan_pub/index.cfm?fuseaction=public.welcome
College Board’s Scholarship Search
Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Fastweb is a free resource that can be used by all ICOM students. As a leading scholarship search provider, Fastweb helps students find and apply for scholarships and provides members with information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more. http://www.fastweb.com/
Federal Student Aid
The federal website provides in depth information on scholarships, loans and all types of financial aid, and includes links to other scholarship websites, and unusual, uncommon and specialized scholarships. studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web. finaid.org/scholarships
Sallie Mae Graduate School Scholarship Search
This website offers more information surrounding ways to pay for graduate school and also a graduate school scholarships search. https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/graduate-school-information/graduate-school-scholarships/
The Wells Fargo offers a scholarship search through Tuition Funding Sources; a private website designed to help students search for scholarships. https://www.wellsfargo.com/goals-going-to-college/find-scholarships
Big Future by The College Board is an alternate scholarship search engine with information and links to other sites. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Public Health Scholarships
Public Health Online began in early 2014 with Dan Schuessler and Wes Harris. Our vision is to provide students, parents and general readers with accurate and expert- driven information and resources about public health topics, careers and the post- secondary educational landscape. We want our in-depth guidebooks and degree- and subject-focused pages to help anyone interested in public health make informed decisions at every turn.
It’s possible to offset some of the costs of earning a public health degree by tapping into a variety of available public health scholarships.
Application processes and award amounts vary from program to program, but students may apply for multiple scholarships simultaneously. http://www.publichealthonline.org/scholarships-and-grants/
College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
Affordable Colleges is designed to help students look for financial aid and scholarship opportunities. There are searches for scholarships that are specific to profession, region and state. https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/lgbtq-scholarships-financial-aid/