NMF – Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship is awarded to four 2nd and 3rd year underrepresented minority students with financial need as recognition of their academic achievement and potential.

General Eligibility:
*US citizen
*Attends an accredited medical school
*Underrepresented minority student
* Has demonstrated leadership ability
*Committed to serving medically under-served communities

For more information and to apply: http://www.nmfonline.org/progra…/general-scholarships-awards

Contact them for more information: scholarships@nmfonline.org

Deadline: September each year


American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship

The AIGC Fellowship program: 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.

Applicants will also be considered for other scholarship opportunities with this application.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).

Apply online at: http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/

Deadline: June 1, 2017

National Medical Fellowships

NMF offers scholarships, awards and fellowship programs to United States citizens from groups currently underrepresented in the medical profession; specifically, African-Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the 50 U.S states.

For information about these programs visit: https://www.nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/programs/

Indian Health Services Scholarship (IHS)

The IHS offers full tuition and a monthly stipend in return for one year of full-time service for each year of scholarship support (minimum 2 years).

Applicants must be US citizens and members of federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribes, bands or communities accepted by or enrolled in medical school in a priority career category.

Requirements include a scholarship application form, two faculty recommendations, documentation of American Indian/Alaska Native eligibility, official transcript and proof of acceptance/enrollment into a specific health category.

Deadline: New applicants -March 28, 2017

Info/Application: https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/applynow/


Association on American Indian Affairs

Association on American Indian Affairs

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled in their tribe (Continental US or Alaska only), enrolled in an accredited school full time both fall and spring semesters, and be seeking an Associate’s degree or higher.

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship

  • One-year Scholarship
  • Graduate students
  • All fields of study

Elizabeth & Sherman Asche Scholarship

  • One-year Scholarship
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Health and Science fields/majors

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

  • One-year Scholarship
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • All fields of study
  • Students must be from non-federally recognized tribes (Students from state recognized tribes may apply)
If you have any questions, please contact SCHOLARSHIPS.AAIA@indian-affairs.org, or (240) 314-7155.

Website: http://www.indian-affairs.org/graduate-applications.html

Application: https://www.indian-affairs.org/uploads/8/7/3/8/87380358/2017_8_grad_scholarship.pdf

American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation

AMA Minority Scholars Awards

Seven $10,000 scholarships are awarded annually to medical school students who are permanent residents or citizens of the U.S.  Eligible students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical profession include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino and must currently be in M1 or M2.  Each medical school is invited to submit two nominees.

Deadline: March 3, 2017

Website: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/minority-scholars-award.page?

AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships

Up to twelve $10,000 scholarships are awarded to current third-year medical students, who are entering their fourth-year of study and are permanent residents or citizens of the US. The selection of the recipients will be based on academic achievement and financial need.  Each medical school may submit one nominee.

Deadline: late May each year.

**For both the above awards: the application requirements include a form, a one page personal statement, a letter of recommendation from the medical school dean, a letter of recommendation from a medical school faculty member and a medical school transcript.

Contact Financial Aid if you are interested in being nominated for either award.

Visit http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/medical-education/physicians-tomorrow-scholarships.page? to learn more.

American Indian College Fund

The AICF offers scholarships to US citizens who are registered members of a tribe recognized by the federal or a state government or are a descendant of a parent or grandparent who is a tribe member.

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum general eligibility requirements for a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund (the Full Circle and/or TCU Scholarship Programs) include:

  • U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
  • Enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university
  • Full-time enrollment (Full Circle applicants only).
  • Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. You can use this website to trace Indian ancestry.
  • To be considered for any American Indian College Fund scholarship, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA to apply. Once awarded, depending on donor criteria, your scholarship may have a higher GPA to maintain eligibility. You can use this online tool to calculate your current or cumulative GPA.

Deadline: May 31st each year.

Visit http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/graduate_special_scholarships for the scholarship

or telephone 1 800 776 3863 or visit www.thinkindian.org for AICF information.