External Scholarships

Find opportunities beyond U-M to fund your medical education

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

Samvid Scholars Program

Deadline:  April 20, 2021

The Samvid Scholars Program is now accepting applications from students matriculating into a graduate program in the Fall of 2021.  The organization will award up to 20 scholarships this year to matriculating graduate students.  They will pay up to $50k per year toward tuition for 2 years.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  For further information you may contact Samvid Ventures directly at gradscholarship@samvid.ventures or view their website at samvid.ventures/samvidscholars

 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

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.