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Scholarships for Health Disciplines

AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists - juniors, seniors and graduate students; physical or occupational therapy, speech language pathology or hearing audiology

American Academy of Physical Therapists - students pursuing degree in physical therapy

American Academy of Optometry - contains a variety of scholarships and research opportunities for students in optometry 

Association of American Medical Colleges Financing Resources - financial assistance for medical school

American Association of Colleges of Nurses - AACN's scholarship center offers an alphabetical listing for nursing majors to search for scholarships

American Dental Association (ADA) - scholarships for dental students

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) - scholarships for dental students

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education - support and financial assistance for pharmacy school

American Health Information Management Foundation Scholarships - scholarships for the health information management (HIM) industry; members may apply

American Medical Student Association Research Exchange - opportunity for medical students to perform research in a foreign country; members may apply

American Medical Women’s Association Scholarships - scholarships for women in medical field; members may apply

American Physical Therapy Association - physical therapy; minority students 

American Red Cross, Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship - award for future nurses in the American Red Cross; Red Cross Volunteers may apply

APF/Benton-Meier Scholarship - award for graduate students in neuropsychology

APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship - awards for graduate research in psychology

Association of Food and Drug Officials Scholarship Award - scholarship for those interested in career in the foods, drugs or consumer product safety

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Scholarship - awards for student nurses and perioperative registered nurses

BrainTrack Nursing Schools Scholarship - award for future nurses; must have completed at least one semester of nursing school

Connecticut Health Policy Project Internships in Consumer Advocacy and Research - internship participants inform Connecticut residents of health resources

DAR National Society Scholarships - various disciplines including health sciences and social sciences

Discover Nursing - scholarships for nurses, searchable by location

Emergency Nurses Association - scholarship for licensed nurses, members of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA); members may apply

FindCNAClasses - scholarships for the health professions, specifically nursing

Fogarty International Center - global directory of international grants and fellowships in health sciences

Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education Scholarship - awards for students currently enrolled in a nursing school and for professionally active neonatal nurses

Fulbright - study abroad for graduate study in over 140 countries

Gates Cambridge - 1-4 years of graduate study at Cambridge

Golden Key Honour Society - all majors; must be member of Golden Key

Healthline and NORD: Stronger Scholarship - for college students making a positive impact on rare and/or chronic diseases

HRSA - scholarships for nursing students

HHMI Research Training Fellowships - supports 1 year of biomedical research training

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program - financial assistance undergraduate prerequisites for entry into the health and allied health professional schools (pharmacy, nursing, medical, etc.); open to qualified American Indian and Alaskan Native students

Kaiser Permanente RN Scholarships - offered to students enrolled in approved nursing degree programs in California

Marshall - 2 years of graduate study at an institution in U.K.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services - supports doctoral students in the field of substance abuse treatment or prevention

Mitchell - 1 year of graduate study in Ireland

National Health Service Corps - awards scholarships to students pursuing primary health care professions in return for a commitment to provide care to communities in need

NIH - research and training opportunities through NIH  

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program - doctoral training program for students committed to biomedical research careers

One Medical Group Scholarship - Scholarship for third year medical students intending to pursue primary care

Optometry's Charity - several grants and scholarships for optometry students 

ORAU - scholarships and internships for all sciences

Phi Kappa Phi - award toward graduate funding

Public Health Online - a list of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue public health careers

Public Health Service and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) - scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training

Rhodes - 2-3 years of graduate study at Oxford

RN to BSN: Get Ahead in Nursing - financial resources for students interested in a career as a nurse

Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship - a one-year fellowship with the CDC working in international health

Rotary - study abroad for junior and senior undergraduate students

Soros - graduate funding for new Americans

Talbots - scholarship for women returning to college later in life 

Truman - funds senior year and graduate school graduate for students pursuing a career in public service

Tylenol - students in any healthcare-related program of study may apply (high school going to college, undergraduates in various fields, medical students, etc.)

Villers Fellowship for Healthcare Justice - one-year fellowship in health policy offered by Families USA 

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice - one-year fellowship in health policy (with a focus on minority health and social justice) offered by Families USA

Saul T. Wilson Internship - internship for future veterinarians


If you have any questions, or would like more information on these awards please contact Dr. Jennifer Asmussen at the Office of Undergraduate Research.