Medicine, Health, and Public Health

Medicine, Health, and Public Health

Many of these scholarships are focused on research rather than practice. Read requirements carefully.

American Psychological Association’s Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Under the APA’s Minority Fellowship Program, this fellowship provides up to 3 years of support for students applying for a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology programs designed to prepare them for careers in behavioral health services. Applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. Applicants need not be minorities, but minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline for seniors: mid January.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Provides up to $7,500 for 1 or 2 years of undergraduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering. Intended for exceptional students who have conducted undergraduate research and intend to pursue a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Students planning to pursue a joint M.D./Ph.D. must clearly articulate why the M.D. is necessary for their research career. Eastern’s campus deadline for sophomores and juniors: early December. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
Summer internship program for undergraduate students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. RISE interns assist and receive mentoring from doctoral students at universities and top research institutions across Germany. (Working language is English.) Scholarship provides a stipend to help cover living expenses; partner institutions provide housing assistance. Deadline: late April.

Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship Program
Provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to their internship location. Deadline: mid-January.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
Provides tuition, fees, and living stipend for students enrolled in or accepted to accredited training programs for physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, or physician assistants. Students must agree to work for at least 2 years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically underserved community. Deadline: mid May.

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Funding for Ph.D. and joint Ph.D./M.D. programs as Oxford or Cambridge for students interested in biomedical research careers. An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for students who have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates. Deadline: early January.

NIH Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)
Provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Post-Bac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. No set deadline; apply 8 months before you wish to begin work. College seniors are encouraged to apply to the Post-Bac IRTA and the NIH Summer Internship Program simultaneously.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Offers scholarships and summer research internships to undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Students must demonstrate exceptional financial need. Recipients must commit to working in an NIH research laboratory for one year for each year of scholarship support received. Deadline for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: early March.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program (summer)
Provides support for undergraduates to engage in summer research programs at various U.S. and foreign institutions. At an REU site, a small group of undergraduates work on a pre-defined research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Students receive a stipend and sometimes assistance with housing, meals, and travel. Deadline: varies by site, some by January or February.

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend for students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program who commit to serving at a facility experiencing a critical shortage of nurses. Loan repayment program also available. Scholarship deadline: mid May.

Society of Public Health Education Awards and Scholarships
Small awards to students studying public health to offset travel costs to conferences. Internships and fellowships also available.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Provides scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000 for students pursuing degrees in public health, health education, medicine, nursing, or pharmacy. Deadline: late June.

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