Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship

The Chinese American Medical Society awards 3 to 5 scholarships a year to medical and/or dental students and scientists.  Scholarship is maintained by its educational fund and 3 remaining named scholarships.   Starting in 1989, an Esther Lim Memorial Scholarship was established, the result of a bequest by Dr. Lim, a late member of the Society, and her family.  In 1996, a Ruth Liu Memorial Scholarship was added by Dr. George Liu and friends to honor Dr. Liu’s late wife.  A third named Scholarship, The American Center for Chinese Medical Sciences Scholarship, was donated by the American Center for Chinese Medical Sciences, based at Washington, D.C., upon the dissolution of the organization, in 2004.

To be eligible to apply, you must currently be of Asian descent and in your first, second, or third year of medical or dental school in the U. S. Recipients will receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of $5000.

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Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship Program

The JACL offers several scholarships in varying amounts to students pursuing a career in medicine. Applicants must be an active member of the JACL to qualify. Applications are available at the website.  For more information, please contact Patty Wada the JACL at (415) 345-1075 or

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Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA)

The Japanese Medical Society of America was originally established in 1973 as Japanese Medical Society of New York. Originally created so that members could help and refer one another, our members include medical professionals, dentist, nurses, other health care workers, residents, students, and friends. The Society, in keeping with its theme of helping each other, administers and distributes a variety of scholarships to medical, dental and nursing students. JMSA offers scholarship funding to medical students who have the potential to contribute to the Japanese-American relationship through the medical field. In choosing scholarship recipients, JMSA also considers students who demonstrate academic excellence and show a strong interest in the Japanese Medical Society of America.

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American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowships

The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. announces the availability of graduate fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students from federally recognized U. S. tribes. To be considered for an AIGC fellowship, the applicant must be: Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S. and; able to demonstrate financial need and; an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one fourth degree federally-recognized Indian blood). For additional information contact AIGC at 800-628-1920 or email

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American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Scholarships

AIGC manages a number of private funds and awards and provides these as supplemental scholarships ($500 – $5000 each) based on field of study and other criteria defined by the donor.  All successful applicants for the AIGC Fellowship (above) are considered for these fellowships and will be notified at the time that awards are announced. These funds are known as:

  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship – Public Health and Environmental Studies
  • Ruth Muskrat Bronson Fellowship – Primarily Nursing or Health related programs
  • Gerald Peet Fellowship – Medicine
  • John Rainer Memorial Fellowship – Continuing AIGC Fellows in all degree areas
  • Beryl Blue Spruce Memorial Fellowship – Pueblo Citizens studying Medicine or Nursing (OB/GYN)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Latino College Dollars

Students in full-time, accredited graduate programs, who are US citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage, can apply for various scholarships through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  Visit the website for information and an application.  For more information contact the Hispanic Scholarship Fund at 877-473-4636

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford.  As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. To date, HSF has awarded over $360 million in scholarships and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation.  HSF envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come.

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Indian Health Services (IHS) Scholarship Program

Provided by the Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Apply directly to the service. Each scholarship provides the costs of tuition, required fees, health insurance, required books and equipment and a monthly living allowance. After completing a D.O. residency, you must repay one year of service for each year of scholarship. Preference may be given to members of federally recognized Native American tribes and Alaska natives.

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Minority Scholars Award (American Medical Association Foundation)

The AMA Foundation, in collaboration with the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS), with support from Pfizer Inc., offers medical student tuition assistance scholarships through the Minority Scholars Award program. The AMA Foundation is committed to increasing the number of minority physicians to better reflect the needs of our increasingly diverse society. Approximately twelve Minority Scholars Awards are awarded annually each in the amount of a $10,000 scholarship. Nominees must be a current first or second-year student and a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. Eligible students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical profession include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino. Each medical school is invited to submit up to two nominees, there is no application form.  The DMU Scholarship committee will nominate two students for consideration.

National Medical Fellowships (NMF)

Since its inception in 1946, National Medical Fellowships has strived to improve access to quality healthcare for all Americans by supporting students of medicine and the health professions from underrepresented minority groups, who are more likely to practice in medically underserved communities. Today, NMF has numerous scholarships to offer to medical students.

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Navajo Nation Graduate Fellowship

Navajo Nation Graduate Fellowship is established to provide financial assistance in the form of grant awards to eligible Navajo students wishing to attend or attending graduate school, utilizing the Navajo Nation Graduate Trust Fund.

For all full-time graduate students, the award shall be a minimum of $5,000 and up to a maximum of $10,000

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The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance website also lists links to many other scholarships available through outside sources.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.  Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development through the leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.   Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident and be African American, American Indian – Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American.

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NAACP Scholarships

Each year the NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. Their dedicated Scholarship Committee determines the most outstanding individuals to receive these awards.

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Physician Assistants for Latino Health

The Physician Assistants for Latino Health (PALH), a caucus of the AAPA, offers a $500.00 scholarship to currently enrolled physician assistant students.   The following are the scholarship criteria:

  • Membership in PALH and AAPA;
  • Leadership in the Latino community or have interest in Latino health issues (applicant does not need to be of Latino descent to apply for scholarship)
  • Student in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (unofficial transcripts should be sent with application)
  • Letter of recommendation from an instructor or preceptor, and
  • Statement of purpose as to why the student should be considered for a scholarship

Medical School Diversity Scholarship

The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce Medical School Diversity Scholarship for medical students.

The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.

The Medical School Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited medical school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career..

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