External Scholarships

Find opportunities beyond U-M to fund your medical education

Check back often for new outside scholarships! (Updated 10/04/2021)

 Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program (SELRP)

Deadline - Open

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) just recently initiated a new program called the Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program (SELRP).  SELRP is only available to final year medical students who have MATCHED to a residency and physicians in a residency/fellowship program.  SELRP will pay a resident $40,000 for each year while in a residency or fellowship (Maximum 4 years for as total of = $160,000) to apply to the physicians medical school student loan debt.  This tax free money cannot be used for any other student loan debt outside of medical school (MD/DO).  In return the physician comes to work for the VA in the specialty for which they were trained for a minimum of 2 years (Maximum 4 years).

Mesothelioma.com Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Mesothelioma.com is proud to award $4,000 to one student whose life has been impacted by cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story.  Application Deadline is March 31, 2022, for the 2022-23 academic year.

For more information or to complete the scholarship application, click on this link https://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/

 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

Numerous scholarships available to medical students with varied criteria.  See their website for more information.

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.