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Selected Professions Fellowships

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. These fellowships were established in 1970 with a $25,000 grant from the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation. Initially, they focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. However, the focus expanded over time to include science and technology, since the demand for a technologically skilled workforce has grown without proportional representation by women.


Glenn/Afar Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research On Aging 

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are conducting research in the basic biology of aging, as well as translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.

Glenn/Afar Scholarships for Research in The Biology of Aging 

The Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established in order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators to the field of aging research. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. Up to ten scholarships will be awarded in 2020. Students are encouraged to make their proposals as focused as possible – the strongest projects are those that focus on a particular subject area. Clinical, epidemiology, health services, and outcome projects will not be considered. For one of the awards, priority may be given for a research project that focuses on eye-related diseases and conditions.




Go Red Multi-Cultural Scholarship 

The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.


Special Higher Education Program 

The Special Higher Education Program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.


Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships  

The AMA Foundation is dedicated to investing in tomorrow’s physicians by supporting the education of medical school students. AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Provides $10,000 scholarships to students entering their final year of medical school. 

Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship (GRAF) 

The AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship (GRAF) offers medical students a unique opportunity to learn about the intersection between organized medicine and the federal government as it relates to advocacy and policy-making. One fellow is selected each spring to live and work in Washington, D.C., as a full-time, paid member of the AMA’s federal advocacy team for one year. A key goal of the fellowship is to educate medical student, resident, and young physician AMA members about issues in public health and health policy.



Medical Education Scholarships 

The American Medical Women’s Association awards 4 (four) $500 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered.



Graduate Scholarships 

Students, who are of Armenian parentage, studying in the U.S. and in graduate school, should write to the Armenian Professional Society for scholarship information and applications. The APS Scholarships are open to students who have been accepted or enrolled in a graduate school in the United States. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic achievements, faculty recommendations, and involvement in the Armenian Community. An eligible candidate shall be awarded a scholarship no more than a total of two times. 


Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships

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 demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship in November of the year the scholarships are awarded. 


Rebecca Lee, M.D. Scholarship 

The Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) provides Rebecca Lee Crumpler, MD

Scholarships to female medical students who are permanent residents of Southern California or

enrolled in Southern California medical schools. The awards are based on financial need and

academic merit. 


Summer Institute for Medical Students 

The Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS) program provides an inside look at the dynamics of addiction and the process of healing through an intensive on-campus educational program. By shadowing addiction treatment patients and family program participants, students will gain extraordinary insight about how to effectively address all aspects of the disease including assessment to treatment to recovery issues. The Summer Institute for Medical Students program is offered at no cost to accepted applicants. Travel, lodging and food expenses are also provided for students through a scholarship fund.


Kathern F. Gruber Scholarships 

For the 2020-2021 academic school years BVA will award 7 scholarships. Six (6) scholarships will be for $2,000 each available through the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program and one (1) will be for $1,000 offered through the Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Committee will choose seven 7 recipients and two alternates. This is the 37th year for the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program and the 8th year for the Thomas H. Miller Scholarship Program. 



Each year, the Los Angeles Academy of Family Physicians offers scholarships and grants to resident and student members of our chapter. You may apply for one or all. Approval is subject to a vote by a specially appointed review committee made up of members of our Executive Board. 


Caps Scholarship 

CAPS is offering scholarships of $2000 to $5000 each annually to students in United States medical schools. The CAPS Scholarships are open to all medical students in need of financial aid regardless of their hometown, sex, race or color. The applicants are judged according to their academic achievements, financial needs, community service records and essays.


Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship 

The Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship is a preferred amount $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student either attending or planning to attend an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year for up to four consecutive years, pending receipt of proof of continued enrollment (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant), and after the first semester, an annual transcript review indicating a minimum GPA of 3.25.


Scholarships for Graduate Health Care Students

The eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community.


Scholarship Search Engine  

Fastweb is an online scholarship search engine where you can discover college scholarships that can help you pay for college tuition and other college-related expenses. Join for free by creating a student profile and match to scholarships in line with your academic and career options.


Gridley McKim-Smith Women’s Health Fellowship Awards 

The Gridley McKim-Smith Women’s Health Fellowship Awards are one-time, non-recurring $5,000 awards provided directly to awardees (subject to income tax). Only one application per applicant. There is no limit to the number of applications from any one medical institution/organization.

Research Award

The Foundation for Women’s Wellness Research Awards target small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical care in leading women’s health concerns including cardiovascular disease, female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues like pregnancy and menopause and diseases disproportionately affecting women. 


Fresno-Madera Medical Society Scholarship 

Up to $1,500 is available for students enrolled in or entering medical school. Established in 1962-63, this scholarship fund was financed originally through excess funds accumulated by the Sabin Oral Polio Sunday Clinics. Twenty physicians who are members of the Fresno-Madera Society form the committee which administers these scholarships. Eligible students are those who are residents of Fresno or Madera County for at least one year. Financial need and high academic performance are also requirements. No money is given directly to the recipients, but rather is used toward tuition, laboratory fees, books, etc.


Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship Program  

The Gamma Mu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program. The Gamma Mu Scholarship Program awards two scholarships annually, the Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship in Memory of Ray Williams and the Phil Papel Memorial Scholarship, to two students from the broader LGBT community. These programs support a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, associate, bachelors and graduate degrees.


Scholarship Fund

The Hellenic-American Medical and Dental Society of Southern California Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance to medical and dental students of Hellenic descent who are from California or attend medical or dental school in California. 


College Scholarship Program 

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully pursue their education. Merit scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available on a competitive basis, to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), community college students transferring to four year universities and graduate students.  


National Scholarship and Awards Program 

The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer one-time scholarships to students who are entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, in the creative & performing arts, and those with financial need.  


Japanese Medical Society Scholarship 

The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is a nonprofit organization by Japanese medical professionals serving the New York region with a mission to support the Japanese and Japanese-American communities through various health related efforts. Every year, JMSA, along with our generous donors, awards scholarships to students and postgraduate trainees in healthcare to support their education and training.    


Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Fund

the Jewish Vocational Service Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in the Greater Los Angeles area with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success. Applicants pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies at colleges, universities and vocational schools nationwide are encouraged to reapply each year they are in school, so they may receive funding throughout their post-secondary education.  



Oliver Goldsmith, MD Scholarships 

The Kaiser Permanente Oliver Goldsmith, MD Scholarship program celebrates students’ efforts to improve the health care of underserved communities. Awardees receive a $5,000 scholarship funded by KPSC Community Benefit, mentoring from a Kaiser Permanente clinician, and a clinical rotation at a Kaiser Permanente facility.


Hillel’s National Guide to Scholarships, Fellowships and Financial Support for Jewish Students 

Hillel has compiled a database of financial support for Jewish students including scholarships, loans, summer programs, intern opportunities, Israel and other overseas programs, conferences, summer institutes and more. Whatever your interest or destination, there is probably something in here for you.


Mackenzie Scholarship

The MacKenzie Foundation offers scholarship funds to need-based students with the intent to practice Primary Care in California. The specializations include: Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine


Mortar Board Fellowships 

The Mortar Board Fellowship program is designed for members pursuing postgraduate degrees. A member of any age may apply for a Mortar Board Fellowship for post baccalaureate degree study in any field. These fellowships are awarded annually. The Ideals of Mortar Board are considered: robust scholarship that is competitive nationwide, meaningful leadership, and dedication to service to one’s alma mater. 


The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program was established for medical, nursing, dental, public health, and pharmacy and health policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics.


Emergency Scholarship Fund 

The NSF Emergency Scholarship Fund was established to provide a means to address 3rd and 4th year underrepresented minority medical school students whose continuation in medical school is severely threatened due to a financial crisis. Typically, students apply for this assistance when circumstances beyond their control have created a financial hardship that makes it difficult to continue in medical school. The emergency must be sudden, unexpected, and unbudgeted. Applications, deemed eligible depending on financial need, will be reviewed for award by the ESF Advisory Committee. Emergency scholarships are non-renewable scholarships and applicants cannot be receiving another NMF Scholarship at the time of application. Generally, it is expected that the request will not exceed $5,000. 

General Scholarships & Awards 

General Scholarships and Awards are offered primarily to first- and second-year medical students on the basis of financial need.

  • Scholarships & Awards
  • Aetna Foundation/NMF Rural Health Scholars Program at Morehouse
  • Alliant Health Solutions/NMF Alzheimer’s or Related Dementia Care Scholarship
  • Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)/Darrell G. Kirch, MD Scholarship
  • Aura E. Severinghaus Award
  • Colgate-Palmolive/NMF Dental Leadership Program
  • CVS Health/NMF Pharm.D. Scholarship
  • Don Levin Trust Scholarship
  • Dr. David Kearney McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT
  • Dr. James Curtis Scholarship
  • Dr. Randolph Chase Memorial Scholarship
  • Empire State Medical Association Scholarship Award
  • Franklin C. McLean Award
  • Genita Evangelista Johnson Endowed Scholarship
  • Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship
  • Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship
  • Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship
  • Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship
  • New York Community Trust/NMF Medical Research Scholarships
  • NMA Emerging Scholars Awards
  • NMF National Alumni Council Scholarship Program
  • NMF Scholarship in Ophthalmology
  • Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship
  • Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship
  • William and Charlotte Cadbury Award
  • Zimmer Biomet/NMF Orthopaedic Scholarship

Primary Care Leadership Program 

In order to increase access to primary care for the underserved, the GE Foundation and National Medical Fellowships founded the Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) in 2012. PCLP provides future healthcare professionals with an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of primary care practice in community health centers (CHCs) across the US. This program is open to medical students and graduate-level nursing and physician assistant students who are poised to become leaders in primary care.

United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program 

The United Health Foundation (UHF) and National Medical Fellowships (NMF) partnered together and established the Diverse Medical Scholars Program. The service-learning program is designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities. This program is a renewable scholarship that provides a $7,000 award to twenty-nine (29) qualified medical students. All Scholars are required to complete a 200-hour self-directed community health project at the community site of their choice. Selected Scholars will be enrolled in a medical school located in the U.S., be a member of an underrepresented minority group, and have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to underserved communities.



NATMA Foundation 

NATMA Foundation-MHA-Chuan Lyu Fund, established in 2012, supported by the generous contribution and pledge from the Chuan-Lyu Foundation and Phoeng Foundation through chairman Dr., Hwalin Lee, is to promote medical Humanity and Art and Taiwanese-American intercultural exchange in health education.                    

NATMA Foundation Scholarships 

NATMA’S mission is to represent medical, dental and other health professionals of Taiwanese descent, and to promote educational and cultural exchange among its members and their communities. The NATMA Foundation offers three $2,000 scholarships for medical/dental/allied health students of Taiwanese-American descent.


Ruth G. White Scholarship 

The Ruth G. White Scholarship California State Chapter of P.E.O. provides educational scholarships to California women studying in a variety of fields. Scholarship grants are awarded based on integrity of character, scholastic ability, school/community activities and financial need. These scholarships are available to California resident women only who are studying in the broad field of medicine. 


P.E. O. International Scholarship

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding. The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.   

Program for Continuing Education 

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973, is a need based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families. The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) is intended to provide one-time need based grants to women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada for use in completing a degree or certification necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment.  Membership in P.E.O. is not a requirement for grant award consideration. However, access to the online application is given only after the members of a P.E.O. chapter have voted to sponsor a candidate. In order to protect the privacy of its members, membership lists, including contact information, are never provided to non P.E.O.s. If you are interested in being considered for chapter sponsorship, you should: Carefully read through the Eligibility criteria, and all other information provided on this site. Complete and submit the Information Form for a Potential PCE Candidate Seeking Chapter Sponsorship found at the bottom of the Eligibility Requirements page. Please do not use the “Request More Information” link on this website to request status updates. If a P.E.O. member has not initiated contact within four weeks, it is unlikely a sponsoring chapter has been located.

Scholar Awards 

The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) program was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. These awards provide partial support for study and research. P.E.O. Scholars have demonstrated their ability to make significant contributions in their chosen field of study, having assumed leadership positions in university academics, scientific research, medicine, law, performing arts, international economics, history, literature, government and other demanding fields. 



Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.  


Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program offers many career development opportunities, as well as scholarship funding, to the future leaders of family medicine. The Pisacano Scholars participate in semi-annual Leadership Skills Development Symposia (see summary) and are offered a multitude of educational programs and mentoring relationships with current leaders in the field of family medicine. These programs are designed to enhance the overall leadership skills of the Pisacano Scholars; to provide them with the historical context and scope of family medicine; and to allow the Scholars to network and form professional relationships within their field.


Health Careers Educational Assistance Grants 

Health career students who are enrolled in a college or university and reside within the San Pedro Peninsula Hospital area (i.e. San Pedro, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Lomita, Rolling Hills, Harbor City, and Wilmington) are eligible for these awards. Award amounts change depending on the number of applicants and money available.


The Gene and Marilyn Nuziard Scholarship Fund 

In recognition of more than 20 years of service to QueensCare, a scholarship fund was established as a tribute to Gene and Marilyn Nuziard. Gene and Marilyn Nuziard Scholarships are available to students studying to become primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals who demonstrate a desire to serve in underserved communities. 


Medical Student Scholarship

Riverside County Medical Association’s Medical Scholarship Programs, organized under the Riverside County Physicians Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, were established to assist students from Riverside County in attending medical school and repay medical education loans for residents and early career physicians. These scholarship programs have enabled many students to attend medical school, with an emphasis on returning to practice medicine in Riverside County to help alleviate the shortage of doctors to care for our citizens. Since 2012 RCMA has awarded $328,000 in scholarships to 88 medical students from Riverside County and in 2019, RCMA launched a Resident & Earley Career Physician Loan Repayment Program and now


Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund

SALEF’s Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund is making higher education a reality for Central American and Latino students, including undocumented students, with over 1,000 scholarships provided since 1998. This fund offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students – often making the difference in whether a student can attend college at all. Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. SALEF promotes giving back to our communities. Scholarship recipients are expected to complete a community engagement project with other scholarship recipients and receipt of the scholarship award is dependent on completion of their pledge.


General Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara inspires, encourages, and supports Santa Barbara County students to and through college, graduate, and vocational school by providing information, advising, and scholarships.


Medical Student Scholarship Fund (Paul J. Rosenberg Medical Student Scholarship)

The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Student Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to deserving medical school students who have graduated from a high school in El Dorado, Sacramento, or Yolo counties. The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Fund was originally made possible through surplus funds from services donated by local physicians participating in the Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine Clinics sponsored by the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society in 1963. It was at that time the Society began to invest the vaccine proceeds in a bond dedicated to helping area residents finance their medical education. The Medical Student Scholarship Fund expanded in 2016 with the establishment of the Paul J. Rosenberg Medical Student Scholarship. This fund was established to award annually to the scholar or scholars that best embody the qualities of compassion, high academic achievement and community service. A scholar or scholars from the pool of SSVMS Medical Student Scholarship Fund applicants will be selected for the Paul J. Rosenberg Medical Student Scholarship.


Sigma Chi Medical Scholarships

The Sigma Chi Foundation is a charitable and educational tax-exempt organization, separate and independent from the Fraternity, whose express purpose is to serve as an educational funding resource for the undergraduate and graduate student members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. The Sigma Chi Foundation grants numerous academic scholarships and awards to deserving Sigma Chi undergraduate and graduate brothers. 


Dr. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship 

The Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Hutchinson by numerous friends, colleagues, patients and community leaders who honored them at a gala dinner in 1994 and, at the same time, contributed generously toward the establishment of this medical school scholarship. Dr. and Mrs. Hutchinson intend the scholarship to assist young people who aspire to attend medical school and to recognize students who demonstrate excellence in both character and academic achievement.


Soroptimist International of Los Angeles Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study 

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Soroptimist International of Los Angeles is offering its annual fellowship to an outstanding woman graduate student. This student must be attending graduate school in Los Angeles County, California. The award of $3,500 is for the 2019-2020 academic year. The field of study is open, but consideration will be given to candidates who have high financial need and contribute to the betterment of a community through volunteer efforts, with particular attention to the betterment of women and girls.


Southern California Lambda Medical Student Scholarships 

Southern California Lambda Medical Student Scholarships are open to students who are currently in or have been accepted into a Southern California MD or DO program. Scholarship amount is $500+ per recipient. Current medical schools in Southern California include UCLA, USC, UCI, Loma Linda university, UCR, UC San Diego, or Western University of Health Sciences.


Tylenol Future Care Scholarship 

The TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship program has helped promising individuals achieve academic excellence in medicine, ensuring the well-being of you and your family. Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Twenty-three years and over eight million dollars later, we’re proud to continue a tradition that supports those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others.


Health Professions Scholarship Program 

The United States Air Force offers scholarships for healthcare professionals to include: one- and two-year for Allied Health specialties (Pharmacists, Optometrists, Clinical Psychologists and Public Health Officers), two- and three-year for Nurse Corps specialties and three- and four-year for Medical Corps and Dental Corps. This scholarship covers all tuition and required fees, including textbooks, small equipment items and supplies needed for study. You will also receive a monthly allowance for living expenses. While on scholarship, you will spend 45 days on active duty in the Air Force, and once you graduate, you will serve active duty (one year for each year of scholarship, with a minimum of three years).

  1. Edward Hébert Armed Forces – Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

The U.S. Army can help pay for your advanced medical degree with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field — The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Qualifying students can receive full tuition for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,200.


Health Professions Scholarship

The Health Professions Scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Recipients must be members of federally recognized Tribes and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program. In exchange for financial aid, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training.



National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program 

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas which are designations that indicate health care provider shortages in primary care, dental health; or mental health. These shortages may be geographic-, population-, or facility-based. 


Health Professions Scholarship Program 

The program pays for tuition, books, lab fees and other expenses necessary to complete school. Also, students will receive a monthly stipend of $2,279 and a $20,000 sign-on bonus. There is no military obligation until after your schooling is complete. Scholarship recipients must agree to one year of active duty service for each year of support, with minimum obligation of 3 years after graduation. Start your application when you are applying to medical school or when you have been accepted to a medical school. 


George and Zelda Walker Scholarship 

The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s George and Zelda Walker Scholarship is targeted toward students in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of medical school who have an interest in primary care.  

Latino Alumni Association Scholarship

The USC Latino Alumni Association provides partial-tuition scholarships to USC undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Latino/Hispanic community. Graduate scholarships are for master’s candidates only and limited awards for Juris Doctor, pharmacy, and medical doctor candidates are available. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 per academic year for undergraduate students and $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year for graduate students.  

Norman Topping Student Fund Scholarship 

The NTSAF offers supplemental scholarships to entering freshmen, transfer and graduate students based on the individual USC Financial Aid package. Applicants residing in areas surrounding the University Park Campus and Health Sciences campus and first-generation college students are given primary consideration in the selection process. Please note that the scholarship is not limited to these populations.


Skull and Dagger Foundation Scholarship Selection 

The Skull and Dagger Foundation has established two scholarships in memory of former Permanent Masters of the Society. The first was established in 1989 and is named in memory of Dr. Kenneth Owler Smith, a professor of Journalism, who served as Permanent Master of the Society from 1983 until his passing in 1988. The second was established in 2002 in memory of Dr. Harrison M. Kurtz, a professor of Biological Sciences, who served as Permanent Master from 1989 until his passing in 2001. A third scholarship was established in 2014.  The Barden Centennial Scholarship is dedicated in memory and honor of Bella and Don Barden, and also celebrates their daughter’s, Alana Marshall Barden (’13) initiation into the Skull and Dagger centennial class, which was made possible by Bella and Don’s support and financing of her USC education.  The William I. Griffith Scholarship is named in memory of Bill Griffith, member of the Class of 1946, who served as Editor of the Daily Trojan. All four scholarships are awarded annually to the continuing USC students (graduate or undergraduate) who have demonstrated significant campus and/or community leadership.