Outside Scholarships

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Following is information on external scholarships to which students enrolled at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine may apply. Students should review the application instructions and eligibility requirements of each scholarship in detail before applying.

Unless otherwise noted, all application materials and supporting documentation should be sent directly to the foundation offering the specific scholarship. Click on the scholarship name for additional information (and the application, when available).

All external scholarships and fellowships must be reported to the Financial Aid Office each academic year that they are received.

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American Medical Association (AMA)

Due: Various dates based on the scholarship
The American Medical Association lists various scholarship opportunities on its website.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Due: Various dates based on the scholarship
The Association of American Medical Colleges lists various scholarship opportunities on its website.

Baltimore City Medical Society Foundation

The Baltimore City Medical Society Foundation was established by the members of the Baltimore City Medical Society in 1972 to support the philanthropic activities in Baltimore City and to provide scholarships to medical students who have Baltimore City as their permanent residence. Applicants must have completed at least one year at an accredited U.S. medical school. Persons qualifying for this scholarship must have lived in Baltimore City for a minimum of three years while attending high school.

The Baltimore City Medical Society Foundation also offers The North Charles/Wyman Park Medical Staff Scholarship. This scholarship is available to medical students with a permanent address in Maryland who have completed at least one year at the Johns Hopkins University SOM. Persons qualifying for this scholarship must have lived in Maryland for a minimum of three years while attending high school.

Eligible students may apply for both scholarships, but only one scholarship will be awarded per student per year. Scholarship applications are due June 1 of each year. To request an application, contact the Society’s office, 410-625-0022 or [email protected]

Chinese American Physicians Society

The Chinese American Physicians' Society (CAPS) was formed by a group of concerned physicians of Chinese descent in 1977 in the San Francisco area.  Our current membership consists of various ethnic groups and races.  CAPS is offering scholarship(s) to students in United States medical schools.  These scholarships are open to all medical students in need of financial aid regardless of their hometown, sex, race, or color.  Applicants 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. 

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial aid to: sons and daughters of members of the United States armed forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service connected 100% disability as a result of military service; a veteran who suffers a service connected disability..; POW/MIA's of the Vietnam Conflict and their sons and daughters; sons and daughters and surviving spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks; sons, daughters and surviving spouses of State or local public safety employees or volunteers who died in the line of duty or who sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the public safety employee or volunteer 100% disabled; or, state or local public service employees or volunteers who became 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.


Due:  Various dates based on the scholarship
FastWeb is an online search engine for scholarship opportunities.  Students are required to create a user account.

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships

The Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships 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 healthcare. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship in November of the year the scholarships are awarded. A medical school may nominate one student per year. Open to entering third year medical students. Students in combined MD/PhD programs are eligible when they are entering their third year of medical school.

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program

Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available for Jewish students who are identifies as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs primarily in the helping professions, such as medicine and human services, etc.

Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship

The AMA Foundation, in partnership with the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC), announces the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship program.  This research scholarship will be awarded to a medical student, health professional, or graduate student to study the issues generated by and affecting women in medicine.  This program seeks to advance the progress of women in the medical profession, and to strengthen the ability to identify and address the needs and interests of women physicians and medical students.

Joseph Collins Foundation

Applicants to submit all application materials to the Financial Aid Office by mid-February. Financial Aid office submission to Foundation- March 1st

The Joseph Collins Foundation was established with the purpose of aiding needy medical students to achieve an adequate education without sacrificing all other interests in the broad fields of learning. The maximum award for an individual student is $15,000. To qualify, students must be a student attending an accredited medical school geographically located east of or contiguous to the Mississippi River. Students must stand in the upper half of their class; demonstrate an interest in the arts or other cultural pursuits outside of medicine; have an interest in specializing in neurology, psychiatry, or becoming a general practitioner and be of good moral character. All application materials must be typewritten.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Student Scholarships

Six $5,000 scholarships will be offered to fourth year medical students selected for their commitment to and achievement in at least one of two areas: Commitment to underserved communities. Applicants must be a third year medical student in good academic standing who expects to graduate in the spring of the following year and interested in seeking residency in Northern California. Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to participate in a one-month clerkship at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Northern California during their fourth year of medical school.

Maryland Graduate and Professional Scholarship

Applicants to the Maryland Graduate and Professional Scholarship must be full-time medical students at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that are United States citizens whose permanent state of residence is Maryland. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at time of application to be considered. All materials must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline listed above.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program

Eligibility is open to medical students (allopathic or osteopathic) in their final year of a U.S. accredited school who are planning to pursue a career in primary care, and are committed to working in underserved communities with limited access to care. Students to Service loan repayment award recipients receive up to $120,000 (tax free) for three years of full-time service or six years of half-time service. Upon completion of residency, recipients serve as primary care providers in an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of greatest need. For more information visit, http://nhsc.hrsa.gov.

National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs

The National Institutes of Health’s Loan Repayment Programs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. Opportunities are available in five research areas—clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For more information, visit www.lrp.nih.gov.

National Medical Fellowships, Inc Need-Based Scholarship Program

National Medical Fellowships, Inc., is a non-profit organization founded in 1946 dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the United States by providing financial support and other incentives to underrepresented minority medical students.

P.E.O. Foundation Scholar Awards

Open to women who are U.S. or Canadian citizens. Applicants must be nominated by a local P.E.O. Chapter and must be pursuing a doctoral level degree or postdoctoral research at an accredited college, university or institution and have one full year of academic work remaining.

Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program provides educational programs, leadership training, and funding to outstanding fourth-year medical students for a four-year period. Students must make a commitment to the specialty of family medicine. The funding program is designed to reimburse a portion of medical school debt incurred by the student by the conclusion of the required three-year residency. The Foundation is especially interested in students who exhibit the highest levels of skill, compassion, and leadership.

Ruth G. White P.E.O Scholarship Fund (P.E.O. Foundation)

Due: February 1
The Ruth G. White P.E.O. Scholarship Fund was established in the memory of Ruth Garten White, MD, past president of California State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Dr. White served on the executive board of the International Chapter until ill health forced her resignation. After her death in 1957, a trust was set up as a living memorial to her service and devotion to P.E.O. and to promote educational opportunities for women. An applicant must be a female California resident studying in the United States and enrolled in studies in the broad field of medicine and have completed her first year of graduate work in her field before applying. Applications will be sent only upon written or email request by the prospective applicant.

Vietnamese American Medical Association

The Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA), now in its eleventh year, is offering a scholarship which is open to all third year medical students who are in good standing at an accredited U.S. medical school. The scholarship amount is $1,000. To qualify applicants must be enrolled as a third year medical student in an accredited U.S. medical school, have financial aid offered by the school he/she is attending and demonstrate a strong interest in serving the Vietnamese communities in the U.S. when he/she completes training.

Waterbury Medical Association

The Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship was established in 1988 to provide scholarships for third-year medical school students entering their fourth year of medical school. The scholarship requires that applicants be residents of Connecticut for five years and currently enrolled in a not-for-profit medical school accredited by the AMA and/or the World Health Organization. For additional information, please contact the WMA Executive office at 860-243-3977.

Worcester District Medical Society

The Worcester District Medical Society offers a scholarship open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year medical students attending an accredited medical or osteopathic school. Awards are based on scholastic achievement, financial need and community service. The applicant must be a legal resident of Central Massachusetts.

Windham County Medical Association

Each year the Executive Board of the Windham County Medical Association allocates a portion of their annual operating budget for scholarships to individuals who are from the county and are in their second or third year of medical school. Candidates applying for this scholarship must be enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian Medical School and have a permanent residence in Windham County, Connecticut. For additional information, please contact the Executive office of the WCMA at 860-243-3977.

Zonta Club of Washington, DC - Edith Seville Coale, MD Medical Scholarship

The Edith SeVille Coale Medical Scholarship is open to female medical students who will be entering their second or third year of medical school. The Scholarship was established to enable "qualified women students attend an accredited medical college or university, to earn a degree of Doctor of Medicine for the practice of medicine, surgery or medical research."

Additional opportunities are also posted on the Student Affairs Office website in the Scholarship/Fellowship section.