External Scholarships

Find opportunities beyond U-M to fund your medical education

Check back often for new outside scholarships! (Updated 01/19/2021)

Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  April 30, 2021

The Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship was established in 1988 to provide scholarship for third year medical students entering their fourth year of medical school.  This scholarship requires that applicants be residents of Connecticut for five years and be currently enrolled in a not-for-profit medical school.  Students demonstrating financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interest and community service will be strongly considered.  Applications are available at http://www.waterburymedicalassociation.org/Scholarship.html

Chinese American Physicians Society (CAPS) 

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Scholarships in the amount of $2000 - $5000 are being offered by the Chinese American Physicians Society (CAPS) to needy medical students. CAPS is offering scholarships of $3000 to $5000 each annually to students in United States medical schools. The CAPS Scholarships are open to medical students regardless of their hometown, sex, race or color. The applicants must be current medical students and are judged according to their academic achievements, financial needs, community service records and essays. Special credit is also given to those who are willing to serve the Chinese communities after their graduation.  Information and applications can be obtained by visiting www.caps-ca.org/scholarship.html

Telluride Scholarship/Service Learning Community

Deadline: February 13th, 2021

The Telluride House Scholarship is a merit-based residential scholarship that covers University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students interested in an intentional living community founded on the pillars of self-governance, intellectual inquiry, and community service.

Michigan Medicine Alumni Society (MMAS)

Deadline: January 29, 2021

Michigan Medicine Alumni Society (MMAS) 2021 Student Scholarship Service Awards recognize those students who have shown outstanding talent and promise during their medical school careers. The Michigan Medicine Alumni Society is proud to announce the 2021 Call for Nominations for the Student Scholarship Service Awards. Nominations will be reviewed by the MMAS Awards and Nomination Selection Committee. The awards will be presented by the Michigan Medicine Alumni Society at the Graduation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 13, 2021. In addition to this important recognition, this award carries a $2,000 cash prize, which is credited to the award recipient’s financial aid package.

Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Pisacano Leadership Foundation (PLF) seeks to advance family medicine by providing well-educated, community-minded leaders in primary care.  By aiding students who demonstrate the highest levels of commitment to family medicine, scholarship, leadership, character, interpersonal skills, and community service, the PLF will promote the development of the future leaders in the specialty.

 The Pisacano Scholars Leadership program is designed to provide educational programs, leadership training, and funding to reimburse a portion of medical-school-related debt.  Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding medical students for a four-year period.  Students who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine and who will enter their fourth year in medical school in the fall of 2021 may apply.  The PLF will award scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each for the 2021-2022 academic year.

JVS Scholarship Program

 Deadline: March 31, 2021

Need-based scholarships to support Jewish students from Los Angeles County in their pursuit of college, graduate, and vocational education. Applicants must be Jewish, permanent residents of Los Angeles, maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 GPA for graduates, and demonstrate verifiable financial need. Application for the 2021-2022 academic year opens January 1, 2021.

National Medical Fellowships (NMF) Scholarships & Awards

Deadline: Varies

NMF announced several new and current scholarships that are open to apply starting today for underrepresented minority medical students who are enrolled in an accredited medical school program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Two scholarships are specific to the state of Michigan and are listed below.

  • Michigan Scholarship Fund
  • NMF Fitzbutler-Jones Alumni Society of the University of Michigan Scholarship Fund

Please check their website to learn scholarship information and each scholarship’s eligibility and requirements.

 Health Professions Scholarship Program

Deadline: Open

Medical School Scholarships for future and current medical school students, the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) offers two-, three- and four-year military scholarships. The HPSP covers civilian medical school tuition, pays for fees, provides a monthly living stipend and includes a signing bonus under certain conditions. This scholarship is offered by the Army, Navy and Air Force, and the benefits are the same across all three Services. For those who hope to apply to HPSP, selection boards tend to look at all aspects of a person's application — leadership, extracurricular activities, fitness, grades and scores — so they can determine who will succeed in both medical school and the Military.

Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarships

Deadline: Varies

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Deadline: Sept. 30, December 31, March 31, June30

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.  Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year.  Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

 Deadline: varies

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers a scholarship program for medical students, the Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program for students in their last year of medical school, federal and state Loan Repayment Programs (LRP), and a new Substance Use Disorder Workforce LRP.  All programs are intended to help physicians, or soon to be physicians, with the cost and debt they incur from pursuing a medical career.  Learn more.