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- Financial Aid Resources
- AAMC Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools
Develop your strategy for financing your medical education and locate funding sources.
- AAPS-AFPE Gateway Scholarships
Amount: $5,000. Funding for predoctoral students enrolled in a Pharm.D. program. More information: American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, One Church St., Suite 202, Rockville, MD 20850. Ph:301-738-2160. E-mail: email@example.com
- Access Group
An organization whose mission is to provide financial support and solutions to help aspiring professionals achieve success.
- Air Force Financial Assistance Program
The Air Force offers full medical school scholarships for active-duty airmen, civilian employees, Guardsmen and Reservists.
- All-USA College Academic Team
Recognition program for exceptional full-time undergraduates at four-year institutions in the U.S. and its territories. $2,500 cash award. Faculty nomination required. Deadline: Late November. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 703-854-5890.
- Army Health Professions Program
Army Health Corps Scholarships for dental, medical, nursing, veterinary, education, etc.
- College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE
The financial aid application service of the College Board -- a national, not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.
Scholarships are available for high school, undergraduate, graduate and international students attending a college or technical school.
Free scholarship search engine.
The world's largest and oldest private-sector scholarships, graduate scholarships, worldwide scholarships, fellowships, grants and free undergraduate college scholarship database.
Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college.
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Free application for Federal Student Aid.
- Funding Resources for Practicing in Underserved Areas
Contains information on and databases for accessing these resources. Do search using "underserved areas" to locate state programs.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Year long Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students – Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. medical, dental, or veterinary program. The fellowship research may be conducted at any academic or nonprofit institution in the U.S., except the National Institutes of Health. Research may be conducted abroad if the fellow's mentor is affiliated with a U.S. institution. Annual stipend of $28,000, an annual fellow's allowance of $5,500, and a relocation reimbursement of $1,500. Deadline: Early January. Ph: 301-215-8500. E-mail: email@example.com
- King Faisal Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding Muslim students from any country to pursue postgraduate studies in medicine, science, or engineering at an American, Canadian, or European university or an institution of higher learning in any other industrially advanced country, such as New Zealand or Australia. Full tuition for 2-3 years of study, plus a generous monthly stipend.
- Loan Repayment/Forgiveness and Scholarship Programs
The U.S. programs listed here offer financial assistance, in the form of loan repayments, for a commitment to service (generally in an area of need). Information regarding each program has been provided by state health departments and other agencies, medical and health professions schools, federal programs, and military agencies.
- Minorities - College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships
A database searchable by keyword, designed specifically for minority students.
- NHSC Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program
Serve with the NHSC while a professional student and receive financial assistance.
- NIH's Common Fund's Global Health Program
Supports biomedical research and training in chronic, non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, maternal-child health, mental health, emergency medicine, as well as in infectious diseases. The program includes two primary initiatives.
- National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Educational scholarships for those seeking to serve America's underserved communities.
- Navy Health Professions Program
Financial Aid for Navy Medical School.
- NellieMae EDvisor
Private education loans are available to make up the difference between other available funds and school costs. Nellie Mae offers one of the most popular private loans, the Smart Option Student Loan®.
- Project MedSend
Develops funding and provides financial counsel to repay loans for healthcare workers who, "minister among the underserved at home and abroad."
- Public Servcie Loan Forgiveness
Loan forgiveness programs for health-care professionals working in public service (e.g., emergency management, public health, public safety, government, active duty military, medical school, and teaching hospitals).
Private student loans to cover up to 100% of the cost of your education.
Scholarships4School is a completely free resource provided by Graduate Educational Information Service (GEIS) to help those who are currently enrolled in college, or thinking about attending college, by providing them with a comprehensive guide to scholarships.
- The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program (FICRS)
FICRS was initiated in 2003 as the Fogarty International Center/Ellison Program. The FICRS program is a one-year, mentored training experience which provides opportunities for U.S. graduate students in the health professions to participate in clinical research and have hands-on experience at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers across the globe.
- The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.
- AAMC Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools