Medical School, Nursing, Public Health
Minority Scholarships

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Allied Health, Communication, Sciences and Disorders, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, Nutritional Science, Psychology, Pharmacy, Premed, Public Health

Scholarships for minorities - Hispanics, Latinos (Boricuas, Canarios, Catrachos, Chamorros, Chapines, Chicanos, Cubans, Dominicans, Ecuatoguineans, Spaniards, Filipinos, Guajiros, Guanacos, Jíbaros, Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Nicas, New Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Quisqueyans, Sephardim, South and Central Americans, Texans, Ticos) African Americans, Native Alaskans (Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos), Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians)

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
American College of Healthcare Executives — Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships
  Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship — $5,000
Mar 31 Designated for minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program.

  Minority Internships in Healthcare and Professional Society Management
The three-month internship program will provide an opportunity for the intern to rotate through all major ACHE divisions, including Communications and Marketing, Education, Executive Office, Finance and Administration, Health Administration Press, Management Information Systems, Membership, Regional Services, and Research.

American Art Therapy Association — Awards & Grants
  Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund — $900
Apr 1 Specifically designed for the purchase of books, this fund is available to members of an ethnic minority group who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance and or enrollment in an AATA approved art therapy program.

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
  Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Apr 13
Aug 13
Dec 13

This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek graduate degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to help increase the number of well-trained scientists from underrepresented groups. The fellowship provides up to 5 years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree, or other combined degrees in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.

  Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Mar 3 UGSP offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

  Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)
MHIRT awards support the ability of U.S. academic institutions to offer short-term international training opportunities in health disparities research for undergraduate and graduate students in the health professions who are from health disparity populations and/or are underrepresented in basic science, biomedical, clinical, or behavioral health research career fields.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) — Grants and Awards
  Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., Medical Scholarships — $5,000
May 2 These awards consist of five scholarships given to outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and have demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

  Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., Faculty Fellowships — $15,000
May 2 The award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated leadership in the United States in addressing inequities in medical education and health care; demonstrated efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities; and is committed to a career in academic medicine.

American Psychiatric Association — Minority Fellowships
  Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellowships
Sep 20 The Fellowship provides all psychiatry residents, fellows and early career psychiatrists an opportunity to work in a congressional office on federal health policy, particularly policy related to child and/or minority issues.

  American Psychiatric Diversity Leadership Fellowships
Jan 30 The two-year American Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship offers psychiatric residents, with exceptional leadership potential, many different experiences that prepare them for leadership roles.

  Minority Medical Student Summer Mentoring Program
Mar 12 This program is intended to identify ethnic minority medical students who have an interest in psychiatric issues and provide experiences to foster this interest.

National Medical Fellowships — Scholarships in Medicine and the Health Professions
  Scholarships, Awards and Fellowship Programs for Medical Students
Sep 20 The core program of NMF is the need-based scholarships. Offered primarily to first- and second-year medical students, these scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need.

American Physical Therapy Association — Scholarships, Awards and Grants
Physical Therapy Minority Scholarships
Dec 1 These scholarships are awarded annually to physical therapy students in their final year of physical therapy education and faculty members pursuing their post-professional doctoral degree.

HIV Medicine Association — Careers and Training
  HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowships — $60,000
Dec 13 The Minority Clinical Fellowship program supports African American and Latino physicians with gaining HIV clinical experience working with medically underserved patient populations.

Harvard School of Public Health
  Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship Program — $60,000
Dec 16 The year-long fellowship offers intensive study in health policy, public health, and management for physicians committed to transforming delivery systems for vulnerable populations. Fellows also participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and public policy. Under the program, fellows complete academic work leading to a master of public health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, or a master of public administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

  Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health and Social Behavior)
Feb 15 The Summer Program is a relatively intensive 4-week program, during which qualified participants receive an interesting and enjoyable introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental and medical research.

  Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP) for Medical Students — Up to $400
The Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP) provides support for fourth-year and qualified third-year minority (African American, Native American, and Hispanic American) medical students to participate in the HMS Exchange Clerkship Program.

American Psychological Association — Minority Fellowship Program
  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Predoctoral Fellowship
Jan 15 A federally funded program to support doctoral training in psychology that seeks to promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations and increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations.

  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship
Jan 15 The goal of the Postdoctoral MHSAS Fellowship Program is to encourage and facilitate the specialized training of postdoctoral psychologists who maintain a professional focus on behavioral health services or policy for ethnic minorities.

American Physiological Society — Student Awards/Fellowships
  Porter Physiology Development Fellowship
Jan 15 The Porter Physiology Development Program provides 1-2 year full-time graduate fellowships in programs leading to the Ph.D. (or D.Sc.) in the physiological sciences at U.S. institutions. The program is open to underrepresented ethnic minority applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories and student members of the Society.

  Minority Travel Fellowships
This program is designed to encourage highly qualified women, racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and other individuals who traditionally have been underrepresented in science to pursue professional careers in physiological/biomedical sciences.

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons — Programs for Future Physicians and Scientists
  Summer Public Health Scholars
Jan 21 The program is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore or Junior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals and who have a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

University of Michigan, School of Public Health — Financial Aid Services
  Future Public Health Leaders Program
Jan 21 The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. The program includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.

Kennedy Krieger Institute — RISE Programs
  Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement
Jan 31 The Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (MCHC/RISE-UP) Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health and related training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. This program's ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate students (juniors and, seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply.

American Dental Hygienists Association — Scholarships
Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Minority Scholarships -$1,500
Feb 1 Scholarships are awarded based on how well the applicant demonstrates the goal or achievement described. Awarding of scholarships is strictly dependent upon availability of funds and adherence to eligibility criteria.

Kaiser Permanente, Southern California
  Oliver Goldsmith, M.D. Scholarships for Students in Good Standing Entering the Third or Fourth Year of Medical School — $5,000
Feb 3 Scholarships for people who care about their diverse communities. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical/osteopathic school and demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of culturally and/or linguistically responsive care or diversity through community service work, clinical volunteering, or applicable research.

American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation — Medical Education
  Minority Scholarships — $5,000 to $10,000
Mar 4 Medical student tuition assistance scholarships.

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation — Grants
Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship — $5,000
Feb 7 The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation is offering 10 summer fellowship awards to stimulate interest in digestive disease and nutrition-related research among underrepresented minority students. Highly qualified students will have the opportunity to work with top investigators in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Harvard Medical School
  Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program — Up to $4,800
Feb 10 The Program is offered for currently-enrolled undergraduates who are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences, who have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term-time) of experience in a research laboratory, and who have taken at least one upper-level biology course that includes molecular biology.

Rutgers University, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
  Summer Internships in Mental Health, Health and Health Policy Research for Sophomores and Juniors from Ethnic and Cultural Groups Traditionally Under-Represented in Graduate Education — $4,150
Feb 10 The summer program is an intensive ten-week internship opportunity for qualified students who would like to obtain research skills and "hands-on" experience in health services research under the guidance of a distinguished faculty mentor.

Institute for Diversity in Health Management — Education Programs
  Summer Internships in Health Management — $5,000
Feb 14 The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is an enhanced internship program which gives real-world work experience to graduate students in health administration with a 10-12 week, paid internship in a hospital or health care facility.

Graduate Scholarships in Health Care Administration - $1,000 to $5,000
Feb 28 The Institute's Scholarship Program provides financial support to help fund graduate education for students preparing for a career as a health administrator.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry — Medical Students Awards
  Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students — Up to $4,000
Feb 14 The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field.

Texas Medical Association — Scholarships
  Minority Scholarships for Texas Medical Students — $5,000
Feb 17 For minorities underrepresented in Texas medical schools and the state's physician workforce: Mexican Americans, African Americans or Native Americans.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) — Dental and Medical School Career Preparation
  Free (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week medical and dental school summer academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students — $3,600
Mar 1 Factors considered in the admissions process include whether an applicant identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in medicine and/or dentistry (as defined independently by each program site); comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; has demonstrated interest in issues affecting underserved populations; and submits a compelling personal statement and strong letters of recommendation.

American Nurses Association — Minority Fellowships
Clinical Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
Mar 1 This program supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides 3-5 year fellowships to masters prepared nurses committed to pursuing doctoral study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues.

Clinical Research Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Provides opportunities for Fellows to expand and strengthen their research knowledge and skills, and their evidence-based practice and health policy acumen.

Latin American School of Medicine, Havana, Cuba
  Full Scholarship to Study Medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine, Havana, Cuba
Mar 14 A six-year program of study, which includes two years of basic sciences, three years of classwork and clinical rotations at accredited teaching hospitals, and a rotatory clinical internship in the sixth year.

American Dental Association Foundation — Scholarships and Fellowships
  Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships — $2,500
Mar 14 The ADA Foundation funds scholarships for dental student, underrepresented minority dental students and allied dental students including dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Basic/Biomedical, Clinical, Dental, and Health Services/Epidemiology Research
  Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
Mar 18 The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program supports basic/biomedical, clinical, and health services/epidemiology research. The purpose of the AMFDP award is to facilitate the transition of the newly-trained clinician who wishes to develop into an independent investigator.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation — Media Internships and Fellowships
  The Kaiser Media Internships in Health Reporting
An internship program for young minority journalists interested in specializing in urban public health reporting.

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) — Training Programs
  Graduate Fellowship Training Program
The HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program provides paid and unpaid training opportunities for graduate and doctoral students and recent graduates interested in working on Hispanic health research. Fellows are placed throughout the United States and Latin America within government agencies and academic institutions. All HSHPS fellows work along side a mentor, an experienced researcher or senior staff member; assist with a research project as it relates to minority health issues; and participate in a series of professional development seminars.

National Association of School Psychologists — Awards, Charitable Trusts, Grants, & Scholarships
  Minority Scholarships for Graduate Training in School Psychology — $5,000
Students must be accepted for enrollment in a school psychology program that is NASP-approved and/or located in an institution that is accredited by the appropriate institutional regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, with the aim of becoming a practicing School Psychologist.

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
Cancer Research & Education: Internships, Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students
College financial aid for cancer survivors, young adults, persons impacted by cancer.

Medical School and Health Professions: Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students
Medicine, Dentistry, Idiopathy, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Osteopathy, Pharmacology, and Veterinary Science.

Minorities: College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships
College scholarships, graduate fellowships and grants for Hispanics, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans, African Americans, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians.

Nurses: Nursing Scholarships for College and Graduate School
Assistants, attendants, baby sitters, caretakers, foster parents, medics, minders, nurse practitioners, practical nurses, registered nurses, sitters, therapists, and wet nurses.

Public Health: Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
Disease control and prevention, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health education, toxicology, public health training, nutrition, and chronic diseases.

United Health Foundation — Diverse Scholars Initiative
  Scholarships for Spanish-Speaking, Bicultural Students Pursuing Careers in the Health Care Industry
United Health Foundation partners with leading nonprofit and civic organizations to select and award scholarships to deserving students pursuing careers in health. To qualify, scholars must demonstrate a financial need and a strong commitment to working in underserved communities, including community health centers.

Society of Toxicology — Awards and Fellowships
  Minority Student Travel Awards
The award will provide travel funds to the next National SOT meeting and will be presented to a minority or woman Ph.D. student judged to give the best platform or poster presentation.

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality — Research Training Programs
  Opportunities for Minority Students
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports training opportunities to help individuals prepare for a career in health services research. AHRQ is particularly interested in fostering the professional development of minority health services researchers.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Public Health Training Opportunities
  Project IMHOTEP Summer Research Internships
Project IMHOTEP is an eleven-week internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of rising juniors and seniors and recent graduates of an undergraduate institution in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health.

Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) Internship Program for Students of Minority-Serving Institutions
The program has been designed to provide students with practical experiences in public health related to the core competencies of health education and to introduce the students to the essentials of public health.

  James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowships
A nine week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — Loans & Scholarships
  Health Professions Student Loans
The program provides long-term, low interest rate loans to full-time, financially needy students to pursue a degree in dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, or veterinary medicine.

  Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS)
The program provides long-term, low-interest rate loans to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, to pursue a degree in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatric medicine, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
The program provides funds to schools. In turn, the schools make scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs: medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, public health, chiropractic, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology, registered dietitians, behavioral and mental health practice, clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, physician assistants.

U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) — Research Grant Mechanisms
  Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree
The program provides support to institutions to help students make transitions at a critical stage in their development as scientists. The program is aimed at helping students make the transition from 2-year junior or community colleges to full 4-year baccalaureate programs. The program targets students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation and/or populations disproportionately affected by health disparities.

  Bridges to the Doctoral Degree
The program provides support to institutions to help students make a critical transition in their development as scientists. The program is aimed at helping students make the transition from master's degree programs to Ph.D. programs. The program targets students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation and/or populations disproportionately affected by health disparities.

  Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
MARC seeks to increase the number of highly-trained underrepresented biomedical and behavioral scientists in leadership positions to significantly impact the health-related research needs of the nation.

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