NMF Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship

Established by NMF Board member Neal Ball to honor the memory of his sister Mary Ball Carrera, this award provides a $2,500 scholarship to one (1) outstanding Native American woman, recognized for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community service, and enrolled in an accredited US medical school for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Applications are due at 11:59pm on August 3, 2020.

To start your application, you must first complete the eligibility form by clicking here.

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

Women in Medicine – LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Women in Medicine (WIM) will present two, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada in 2020. The scholarships will be presented at the WIM annual meeting, which will be held in Suquamish, Washington April 30 through May 3, 2020 with the expectation that the medical student must attend the conference, it’s sessions, and be present to receive their awards. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.

The application and all required letters are due January 15, 2020


Please make sure to DOWNLOAD the form to your computer prior to emailing.


Links Scholars in Medicine

Deadline: No updated info on website since 2018, but will keep checking!

Website: https://smhs.gwu.edu/diversity/events/links-scholars-medicine

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Medical students who are approaching their third year of medical school
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school (and in good academic standing)
  • Black/African-American female
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Commitment to serving medically underserved community

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in
1946. The membership consists of nearly 15,000 professional women of color in 285
chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of
extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the
culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African
The Links established the Health and Human Services (HHS) facet in response to the
chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in decreased life
expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS
is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and
the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education,
health advocacy, and health resources. The Links plays a significant role in providing
crucial community education about health risks.
The Links recognizes that diversifying the physician workforce is one component that
can improve the health of the African-American community. Knowing that the cost of a
medical education is financially challenging, The Links will award five scholarships to
medical students in the amount of $25,000/year for two years (during their 3rd and 4th
year of medical school matriculation).

Please include the following with your application and forward all documents to
health@linksinc.org :
1) Demographic Information (see page 2 of application)
2) Current Professional School Transcript
3) Personal Statement (500 – 1,000 words):
Please address how you plan to use your medical degree to support your community
in the near future.
4) Verification of Citizenship:
Acceptable proof of citizenship includes a scanned copy of one of the
• US birth certificate
• Current U.S. passport
• State driver’s license
5) CV or Resume
6) Two Letters of Recommendations (sent directly to The Links, Incorporated at
• One recommendation letter should be sent from a dean, faculty member, or chief
administrative officer from your academic institution (on university letterhead).
• The second recommendation letter should be sent from a community leader or volunteer
supervisor. If a community leader or volunteer supervisor is unavailable, a second letter
from a dean, faculty member or school administrative officer is acceptable.
7) Financial Documents
Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education (if you received
federal loans during undergraduate or graduate school)
Financial Aid Summary (see form on page 4)


Ruth G. White Scholarship Fund

Deadline: January 15, 2020

For California women studying in the broad field of medicine and having completed her first year of graduate study in the field of medicine.

Selection based upon: Integrity of character, scholastic ability, school/community activities and financial need.

Award amount and number of awards varies annually.

All P.E.O. California scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions.

Award amount and number of awards varies annually.
  • Click on the Scholarship Application Form (beginning September 1 and no later than January 13).
  • Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 15.


For information, guidelines, and application: https://www.peocalifornia.org/dlwrgw-public-page-no-menu.html

Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

Apply for a Giambalvo scholarship

The Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to support research advancing the study of women in the medical profession and strengthening the AMA’s ability to identify and address the issues affecting women physicians and medical students.

The American Medical Association Women Physicians Section (WPS) in conjunction with the AMA Foundation established the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women to promote the progress of women in the medical profession and to strengthen the ability to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students.

We are seeking innovative research proposals focusing on professional work/practice issues that affect women physicians, including but not limited to:

  • Leadership training protocols
  • Gender-based physician practice patterns
  • Physician satisfaction or burnout
  • Retention incentives
  • Practice re-entry issues

This award is for a maximum of $10,000. Download the application (DOC).

Application deadline is July 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. Central.

Contact Information:
Women Physicians Congress American Medical Association
515 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Telephone:(312) 464-4743
Email: wpc@ama-ass.org

Website: https://www.ama-assn.org/joan-f-giambalvo-fund-advancement-women

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Education Program

The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (summer internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.

The minimum time requirement for our program is 10 weeks at St. Jude for those currently in medical school and 11 weeks for all others. The student’s daily schedule will depend on the research area in which they are working, but the student is expected to work full-time. Applicants for our 2020 program must start on either Monday, May 11; Monday, May 18; Tuesday, May 26; or Monday, June 1, 2020. If you could not start on one of these dates (May 11, May 18, May 26, or June 1, 2020), you are not eligible for our 2020 program and should not apply.

Undergraduate participants in our program will receive a $400/week subsistence allowance, and all others will receive $480/week. Group housing close to our campus will be available at no cost for POE students coming from outside the Memphis metropolitan area to participate in the program. We do not provide paid family housing. Travel expenses are the participant’s responsibility.


Trainees MUST be a United States citizen, non-citizen national, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. A student visa is not sufficient. Most POE students are highly qualified undergraduate or graduate students preparing for careers in medicine or biomedical sciences. A few are attending or have been accepted into graduate, medical, pharmacy, or nursing school. POE applicants MUST have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.40/4.00 in math and science (biology, chemistry, physics) AND at least a 3.40 overall. Medical, pharmacy, and graduate students must also meet the undergraduate GPA requirements. Applicants must have research experience and be in at least their sophomore of college year when they apply. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a research mentor. Medical student applicants must be attending a US medical school. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements.


The deadline for receipt of all 2020 application materials will be February 1, 2020. Students should submit their application without waiting for their recommenders to submit letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to get all their credentials in by mid-late December, so that they can be considered for early placement. Those applying after January 1 run a high risk of not having all their credentials submitted by the deadline.

Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply, since a major long-term goal of our program is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice.

For further information visit http://www.stjude.org/poe.

For the online application visit: https://www.applyweb.com/stjudepo/index.ftl


Questions contact:

Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Mail Stop 304
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

The purpose of this grant is to support women in education who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.


Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline (see specific regional program application below);
  • Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List;
  • Be enrolled at an accredited academic institution when submitting application; and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board;
  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse;

Deadline: January / September – depending on your country — read the information carefully on the website!

For more details and application visit: http://www.mmeg.org/apply/

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

Foreman Fleisher established this fund in memory of his mother, Ida Fleisher, to help talented women become professionals. The fund provides scholarships for women, preferably Jewish, who wish to pursue a graduate degree.

Eligibility is limited to women who have a hometown or attend school in the Greater Philadelphia area, including New Jersey and Delaware. Grant distributions, which can range from $2,000-$8,000, are administered by a local bank and sent directly to the chosen recipient’s school to be used for tuition only.

Application requirements – three copies of each document:
1)Ida Foreman Fleisher application, 2)Personal Mission Statement, 3)FAFSA,
4)Recent transcripts and 5)Letter of recommendation (one original and 2 copies).

Application becomes available March 1, 2020.

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Applications are available at: https://jewishphilly.org/need-help/direct-services/jewish-life-and-learning/scholarships/endowed-scholarship-and-loan-funds/



Daughters of the American Revolution

GENERAL APPLICATION FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS BELOW: http://members.dar.org/sites/default/files/members/darnet/forms/SCH-1001.pdf?ver=071714_38843


Alice W. Rooke Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship awarded to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian, or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university. Not auto-renewable; however, applicant can reapply up to four years.

Deadline: February 15, 2020

For details visit: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships

Email completed scholarship application form to: AliceWRookeScholarship@NSDAR.org

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of student to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian, or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

Deadline: February 15, 2020

For details visit: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships

Email completed scholarship application form to: MacGregorScholarship@NSDAR.org

Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship: A preferred amount $5,000 scholarship for a student attending or planning to attend an approved, accredited, medical school, college or university. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not auto-renewable; however, the applicant may reapply for consideration each year for up to four consecutive years, pending proof of enrollment (no pre-med, veterinarian, or physician assistant).

Deadline: February 15, 2020

For details visit: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships

Email completed scholarship application form to: DrFABeneventiScholarship@NSDAR.org


Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship

A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who is a US citizen attending medical school. The selection process is based on academic merit with a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the applicable educational institution. The recipient may reapply for the scholarship each year, but is not guaranteed the award.

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Email completed scholarship application form to: LAHannaMedicalScholarship@NSDSR.org