University of Vermont

The Honors College

National Scholarships for Students in Healthcare Fields

Because of their academic focus, not all national scholarships can be applied for graduate study in clinical disciplines (this includes medical school, dental school, nursing school, or graduate study in clinical psychology). That said, if you are pre-med or a pre-health student there are still a plethora of opportunities to choose from. The scholarships listed below have been broken down based on if they can be applied to undergraduate or graduate study.

A quick note on financing for medical school: To be perfectly honest, most students graduate from medical schol with substantial debt, and many people take several years to pay off their loans. Medical schools expect to advise students about this, and campus interview days always include a session in financing medical education. The AAMC also has some useful information on how financing medical school works. Remember: It looks daunting from this end, but it does end up working out. In addition, if you are considering opportunities to pursue research or another graduate degree before pursuing medical school, strongly consider looking into the graduate fellowships in the United Kingdom as well as elsewhere around the world. These graduate fellowships are a priceless intellectual opportunity, and they enable you to go into medical school with significant distinction.

Scholarships for Undergraduates Interested in Healthcare Fields

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (must be nominated by UVM to apply)
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship (must be nominated by UVM to apply)
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarships
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Financing Resources
  • American Health Information Management Foundation Scholarships (Members may apply)
  • American Red Cross, Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship (Red Cross Volunteers may apply)
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Scholarship
  • Association of Food and Drug Officials Scholarship Award
  • Barbara Jordan Heath Policy Scholars
  • Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education Scholarship
  • Kaiser Permanente Dolaras Jones RN Nursing Scholarship
  • Mary Opal Wolanin Nursing Scholarship
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses
  • NAPNAP Pediatric Nursing Scholarships
  • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (for students from disadvantaged backgrounds)
  • National Student Nurses Association Scholarships
  • Tylenol Scholarship
  • UNCF - Earl and Patricia Armstrong Scholarship
  • Prestigious Graduate Fellowship Opportunities for Students Before Medical School, Dental School, Nursing School, or Other Graduate Healthcare Programs

  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grants, Graduate Fellowships & English Teaching Assistantships
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships
  • George J. Mitchell Scholarship
  • National Institute of Health Graduate Partnership Program
  • NIH Tech Postbac (IRTA)
  • NIH Academy
  • William E Simon Fellowship for the Noble Purpose
  • Department of Health & Human Services Emerging Leaders Program
  • Barbara Jordan Heath Policy Scholars
  • Connecticut Health Policy Project Internships in Consumer Advocacy and Research
  • Skaggs-Oxford Scholarship (Pharmacy/Chemistry)
  • Scholarships for Students Applying or Accepted to Medical School, Dental School, Nursing School, or Other Graduate Healthcare Programs

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarships
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Financing Resources
  • American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education
  • American Health Information Management Foundation Scholarships (Members may apply)
  • American Medical Women's Association Scholarships (Members may apply)
  • APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship (Psychology)
  • APF/Benton-Meier Scholarship (Psychology)
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Scholarship
  • Association of Food and Drug Officials Scholarship Award
  • Connecticut Health Policy Project Internships in Consumer Advocacy and Research
  • Emergency Nurses Association (Members may apply)
  • Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education Scholarship
  • HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (Dept of Health & Human Services)
  • Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
  • Kaiser Permanente Dolaras Jones RN Nursing Scholarship
  • Mary Opal Wolanin Nursing Scholarship
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses
  • NAPNAP Pediatric Nursing Scholarships
  • National Community Pharmacists Association Scholarships (Members may apply)
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship
  • NIH Fogarty International Center Global Directory of International Grants and Fellowships:
  • NIH Oxford/Cambridge Partnership
  • National Medical Fellowships
  • Phi Kappa Phi (must be a member & nominated by UVM chapter)
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships
  • Supervalu Scholarships
  • Tylenol Scholarship
  • United States Armed Forces Health Professional Scholarships (scholarships in exchange for service in the Army, Navy or Air Force)

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