Child Neurology Foundation

$3,500 Summer Scholarship For Medical Students

The 2022 application window is now OPEN. Applications must be submitted by April 11.

The Child Neurology Foundation announces the availability of (1) one summer clinical research scholarship for a first- or second-year US or Canadian medical student who has an interest in training in neurodevelopmental disabilities or child neurology. 

The award will be made for clinical research focused in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children to be conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist during the 2022 summer break. Selected applicant will receive $3,500 scholarship to support a research project. 

Guidelines 

Applications should not exceed five pages (including the cover letter) using a double-spaced, Arial, 11 pt, o.5” margin format and should include the following: 

  • A cover letter with complete applicant contact information (name, email, phone, address), mentor contact information (name, title, email, phone, address), project title 
  • The hypothesis to be tested 
  • A description of the proposed methods 
  • Goals for the project 
  • The feasibility of the proposal 

Website: https://www.childneurologyfoundation.org/ndd-scholarship/

The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery

Website: https://www.cedars-sinai.org/programs/neurology-neurosurgery/ray-charles-scholars.html

Deadline: March 15th

The Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery is committed to comprehensive, technologically advanced and clinically effective diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric neurological disorders. Along with a strong commitment to providing a wide array of educational programs, the department is proud to announce The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery funded by the Ray Charles Foundation.

The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery provides a unique opportunity for one individual to spend a full year at the world-class Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, gaining valuable hands-on experience in neurosciences and learning directly from a team of neuroscience innovators at one of our research laboratories.

This program aims to promote and enhance diversity in neurosciences by emphasizing student participation from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Available areas of research include nanomedicine, Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and treatment, tumor immunology, blood-brain barrier and drug delivery, and gene therapy and discovery.

Open to undergraduate, graduate, MD and PhD students with an interest in neuroscience, The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery will:

  • Allow medical students to actively participate in clinical research and get a rare insider’s view of cutting-edge neurological research in our laboratories.
  • Provide students with mentorship opportunities from an impressive roster of neuroscience researchers, including Keith L. Black, MD, neurosurgeon and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai.
  • Help students develop key relationships with fellow medical students, scientists and healthcare providers, which will contribute to their career development and professional success.
  • Give students the chance to submit their own research findings to national meetings and present if accepted.

Scholarship and Research Opportunities

As a nonprofit academic health organization, Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to ensuring that the future of healthcare is in good hands. The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery was established in an effort to minimize racial and economic disparities in neuroscience research. The program recognizes Cedars-Sinai’s ongoing commitment to building and sustaining excellence in its diverse academic and medical community by inviting students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to apply for a medical academic scholarship.

The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery provides a salary dependent upon the student’s level of education, skills and research experience as well as funding to support housing. In addition to those attending an HBCU, students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 
  •  An undergraduate (sophomore or above), graduate or medical student with an interest in furthering their education in the field of neuroscience. The Ray Charles Foundation strongly encourages students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCU, who meet the application requirements, to apply.
  • Able to conduct research in a laboratory directed by Keith L. Black, MD, during the agreed upon time. Students must be able to provide their own travel to and from Los Angeles and their own living accommodations during the research program period.  
  • Previous awardees are eligible to apply for a subsequent year.

How to Apply

A complete application consists of the following materials: 

  1. Official Application Form (PDF)
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé 
  3. A personal statement (12 pt. font., single-spaced, no longer than one page) written by the applicant stating:
    • The applicant’s long-range educational and research training goals, as well as career objectives in the field of neuroscience
    • Description of the applicant’s previous accomplishments in science
    • What the applicant expects to derive from their experience working with researchers in the field of neuroscience 
  4. Two letters of reference that comment on the applicant’s academic and personal qualifications for this award. The letters should be addressed to The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery Selection Committee. 
    • Reference letters must be emailed by the author directly to The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery Office.
  5. Official transcripts or dean’s letter of good standing for medical and graduate students
  6. Email all application materials to raycharlesfoundationscholars@cshs.org.

Selection Process and Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission is March 15.
  • Notification and final selection will be made by May 1.
  • Onboarding will start in July.

Have questions or need help? For more information about The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery, contact us at raycharlesfoundationscholar@cshs.org.

American Heart Association Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

Application Window: January 24–April 1, 2022 (6 p.m. CT)

Applicants will be notified of funding by June 1 via email.

The scientific councils of the American Heart Association (AHA) want to stimulate interest, knowledge and investigative work in students in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines. AHA Student Scholarships support students conducting research projects related to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and stroke within basic, clinical, translational or population sciences early during pre-doctoral training, usually during the summer. Projects must be conducted under qualified supervision and each applicant and applicant’s preceptor must be members of the AHA at the time of application.

AHA scholarships provide valuable stipends for graduate-level or medical students during the research project. The scholarship stipends may be used for student expenses, lab fees, or other costs incurred by the student during the project.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master’s or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available.

MD/PhD and PhDs are ineligible unless the PhD was obtained previously in an area not related to basic sciences.

Each applicant and applicant’s preceptor must be members of the AHA at the time of application.

The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision. If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual.

Time Period

The typical applicant for these scholarships will be conducting research over the summers.

The award will be considered for students to work on a project or projects over the summer or in a block of several months not to exceed May 30 of the following calendar year.

According to IRS guidelines, scholarships given for research work are considered taxable income. Applicants should consult a tax advisor and/or their university if they have questions.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/en/partners/awards-and-lectures/student-scholarships

UVA Serpentine Society Grants

Serpentine Society Grant Application

The Serpentine Society provides grants to highly-motivated LGBTQ+ students with financial need.

Current undergraduate and graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full-time basis can apply for a grant. Decisions will be based on academic achievements, financial need, essays, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated commitment to bettering the LGBTQ+ community at UVa and beyond. Recipients can re-apply for a grant one year after receiving a grant. Non-recipients may re-apply with an updated application each semester. Grants will generally be distributed in September and January.

Website: https://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/serpentine/scholarships/serpentine-society-grants/

NMF Zimmer Biomet/NMF Orthopaedic Scholarship

Established in 2018 in partnership with Zimmer Biomet, this award seeks to address the national shortage of Hispanic and Latino representation in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. NMF will provide five (5) scholarships of $5,000 each to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Hispanic or Latino medical students, have a demonstrated interest in Orthopaedics and leadership at an early stage in their professional careers. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited US medical program for the 2021-2022 academic year.

2021 Applications will be open from September 13, 2021 and will close on November 1, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Click here to start an application: https://nmf.smapply.io/ 

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/

NMF National Alumni Council Scholarship Program

Established to help address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities, this award will provide a $5,000 scholarship to twelve (12) fourth-year underrepresented students in medicine for the 2021-2022 academic year who have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.

2021 Application deadline has been extended to July 5, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Applications for 2021 are closed and will reopen in 2022. 

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA

NMA Emerging Scholars Infectious Disease Research Awards

Established in 2020, this award provides $11,500 to two (2) African American medical students (for the 2020-2021 Academic Year) who have demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in Infectious Diseases research and clinical trials. The two award recipients are required to attend, and will be presented with the scholarship at the Virtual 2020 NMA 118th Convention Scientific Assembly. The registration fee to attend the conference will be waived for each student Scholar.

*No updated deadline available.

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA

NMA Emerging Scholars Awards

Established in 2004, this award provides $5,000 to two (2) African American, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical students (for the 2020-2021 Academic Year) who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, financial need and potential for distinguished contributions to medicine. These awards are the highest honors presented to students by the National Medical Association. The two award recipients are required to attend, and will be presented with the scholarship at the Virtual 2020 NMA 118th Convention Scientific Assembly. The registration fee to attend the conference will be waived for each student Scholar.

*No updated deadline available

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA

NMF Dr. Prentiss Taylor Scholarship

Established in 2020, this Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be given to one (1) underrepresented student in medicine, who is enrolled in an accredited US medical school for the 2021-2022 academic year and has demonstrated financial need, academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community service. As part of the application, students must discuss how they hope to make an impact in their career in healthcare.

2021 Applications will be open from July 14, 2021 and will close on September 7, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Applications for 2021 are closed and will reopen in 2022.

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA

NMF Dr. David Kearney McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT

The Dr. David Kearney McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT is designed to increase the number of qualified physicians who are interested in a career in Ophthalmology or Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialties. The scholarship is a $5,000 award to at least two (2) African-American, Afro-Latino, or Native American medical students enrolled in an accredited US medical school for the 2021-2022 academic year. Eligible candidates must be committed to academic excellence, research, leadership and service. The awarded Scholars are required to attend and present their research in Ophthalmology/ENT at the McDonogh Reception. Scholars who are selected from another US State will be expected to video conference into the event to accept the award and present his or her research.

2021 Applications will be open from May 19, 2021 and will close on August 1, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Applications for 2021 are closed and will reopen in 2022. 

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA