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Medicine Scholarship Opportunities


A PLACE FOR MOM ANNUAL SENIOR CARE INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP

Five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year. Available to students enrolled in Gerontology, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology or long-term care administration The deadline is April 15. View essay topic and details.

ACLS MEDICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

This program will select an essay winner and award a $1,000 scholarship. Write a 500-1000 word essay on whether you have or have not assisted someone in a life support situation.  View full essay details.

ACLS TRAINING ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship program is a means of helping, supporting and encouraging students in the Medical field who are on their way to dedicating their lives to the service of others. This scholarship is open to all college students who are currently enrolled in a nationally accredited institution providing Medical Education. Submit an essay outlining a past experience with lifesaving techniques or how to use these techniques in a future lifesaving situation. For more details visit their  View Association Scholarship details.

CARL ADKINS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides for West Virginia residents who are enrolled at WVU in the School of Medicine. Preference will be given to residents of McDowell County, West Virginia. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Recipients shall be determined by the School of Medicine in consultation with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

WILHELM & MARGARET ALBRINK SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to full-time student enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program in the WVU School of Medicine. Preference shall be given to students in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients are determined by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

AMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARS AWARD

Scholarship is awarded through the School of Medicine to one or more students, based on financial need and/or academic excellence. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

AMA FOUNDATION’S HEALTH LITERACY PROJECT SCHOLARSHIPS

The American Medical Association Foundation offers scholarships for medical students. The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship is for 3rd year Medical students with a $10,000 award. The Minority Scholars Award encourages diversity in Medicine and is for 1st or 2nd year Medical students. The Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to a qualified Medical student who is a graduate of a high school in Southeast Alaska. Deadlines vary from January to June. For more information visit  www.ama-assn.org/education/financing-medical-school.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH (AACR) SCHOLARSHIPS

Awards scholarships to minorities and women enrolled as full-time graduate or Medical students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty members. For more information visit their website  www.aacr.org.

AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH (AFAR)

Since 1981, AFAR has provided nearly $80 million to more than 2,000 new investigators and students.   Learn more about the grants and scholarships that AFAR has to offer.

AMERICAN MEDIC AL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (AMWA)

AMWA offers a number of student benefits to women medical students. Included in these are the Medical Education Scholarship, Anne C. Carter Leadership Award, Local Chapters, Regional Conference, National Meeting, Travel and Overseas Assistance Grants. To qualify, you must be a member of the AMWA. For additional information, visit the  AMWA website Contact person for this program is Marie Glanaz.

AMERICAN SCHOOL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (ASHA)

ASHA provides financial assistance to students in School Health Education, Nursing, and Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine or Dentistry whose academic and professional goals include the health of youth. Scholarship deadline is April 2. For more information and an application contact Jennifer Corby  jcorby@ashaweb.org.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY MINORITY MEDICAL STUDENT AWARD PROGRAM

This award program provides funding to Medical students to allow them to complete a summer research experience and to attend the ASH annual meeting. The MMSAP is an 8-12 week summer research experience for minority students in their first or second year of Medical school. The benefits of the MMSAP include a $5,000 stipend and two mentors to help guide them through their experience. You can contact Elisa Shea, ASH Awards Manager at  eshea@hematology.org or visit their  Hematology website.

AIR FORCE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This year the Air Force is offering more than 200 scholarships for physicians through the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program. The scholarship pays for all tuition, books, most fees, and gives students a monthly stipend while they attend the Medical school of their choice. For more information, please contact the Air Force Health Professions Office, 160 Technology Drive Suite 205, Canonsburg, PA 15317 or call their office at (724) 743-5852. Brochures are available in the financial aid office. You can also check them out at their   Airforce website.

ARBUCKLE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will provide funds to full-time students attending WVU from Gilmer County, WV. The scholarship shall consist of payments that cover tuition, fees and books. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year as long as good academic and professional standing is maintained.

LAUREN M. ARMISTEAD, MD MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides for non-West Virginia residents who are enrolled in the School of Medicine. Scholarship recipients shall demonstrate financial need and a passion for the humanistic side of medicine. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year as long as good academic and professional standing is maintained. Each scholarship award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

LAUREN M. ARMISTEAD, MD CHARLESTON MEDICAL STUDENT AWARD

This award is for fourth year medical students at the Charleston Division of the WVU School of Medicine. Recipients shall exemplify excellence in academic achievement, interpersonal communication, love of medicine, and the ability to experience a full life outside of medicine. Each student award shall not exceed $250.00 and shall be determined annually based on available funds.

ARMED FORCES NAVY MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

If you are in Medical school, the Armed Forces Navy Medicine Scholarship Program can provide tuition assistance for up to four years. This includes fully paid tuition, required books, lab equipment, and fees. Also included is a monthly stipend of at least $2,060. There are also two opportunities for Residency Match or General Placement. Contact your Navy Officer Recruiting Representative Lt. Erik Moss erik.moss@navy.mil  or MM1 Robert Dearth (1-304-598-0850) .

JAMES H. ASHWORTH SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to a student with financial need. To apply for this scholarship you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

BALTIMORE CITY MEDICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to Baltimore, Maryland residents pursuing medical study. Applicants must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference given to those planning to practice medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

BECKLEY AREA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP/LOUIS CONTE, JOE & JOSEPHINE MAZZELLA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is awarded to a needy student who graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

DR. F.L. BLAIR SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to medical students who demonstrate financial need. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

JOHN P & ELEANOR L BRICK MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to a child of an educator. Student must have graduated from a West Virginia high school and be regularly enrolled as a graduate student in the School of Medicine. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

TIMOTHY A. AND CHRISTINE D. BROWN MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship recipients shall be regularly enrolled medical students who demonstrate financial need and hold academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of the WVU School of Medicine. Students may receive the scholarship each year they are regularly enrolled so long as the above conditions are met. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

RAYMOND L. & BILLIE KATHLEEN BROWN JR MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship recipients shall be regularly enrolled medical students who demonstrate financial need and hold academic promise. First consideration shall be given to students from McDowell County, West Virginia, and second preference to students from West Virginia. Students may receive the scholarship each year they are regularly enrolled so long as the above conditions are met.

BUCKFIRE & BUCKFIRE, P.C. MEDICAL STUDENT DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded in the amount of $2,000 to a medical student who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or demonstrates the commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2015. Application can be found on the  Buckfirelaw website.

DR. JUDITH BUFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to female medical students enrolled in the WVU School of Medicine. Preference is for female students who are West Virginia residents and are either the first in their families to attend an institution of higher education, or descendants of West Virginia coal miners, or interested in coal miners’ health. Recipients one year are eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Scholarship awards may include but are not limited to tuition, fees, textbook purchases and living expenses. Recipient will be determined by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

DR. & MRS. HUGH CARR SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to students with financial need. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

J & J CAVENDER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to a WV resident student in the School of Medicine. Student must show financial need and academic promise. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

CLASS OF 1978 MEMORIAL MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships for deserving students at the West Virginia University School of Medicine who demonstrate financial need or exceptional academic promise. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Must complete a FAFSA by March 1.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

Students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions should not overlook the possibility of scholarship assistance in their own communities. West Virginia has more than 100 community foundations, some of which offer scholarship support. These foundations may not have telephone listings because very few have paid staff.

Check your local library for information on community foundations, or see if the reference desk has the West Virginia Foundation Directory, published by the Kanawha County Public Library. The Directory provides a brief profile of community foundations statewide, including their purposes, restrictions, application procedures and assets. For information about the Directory, contact: Kanawha County Public Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301. Phone: (304) 343-4646.

DAR NATIONAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available to students in Medicine, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy. For more information visit the   DAR website.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – DR. FRANCIS ANTHONY BENEVENTI SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship is a preferred amount up to $5,000 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) at an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university.

The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year for up to four consecutive years. Deadline: April 15.  Applications are available by sending a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship chairman and an application. Address your request to: Committee Services Office, Att: Scholarships, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303. All requests must be done by mail. Any scholarship requests received without the self-addressed, stamped envelope will be discarded.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – IRENE AND DAISY MACGREGOR SCHOLARSHIP

A $5,000 Scholarship awarded for up to four years to students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med) at an approved, accredited medical school. It is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study in Psychiatric Nursing, graduate level, at medical schools, colleges or universities. There is a preference to females “if equally qualified.” Deadline: April 15.  Applications are available by sending a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship chairman and an application. Address your request to: Committee Services Office, Attn: Scholarships, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303. All requests must be done by return mail. Any scholarship requests received without the self-addressed, stamped envelope will be discarded.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – ALICE W. ROOKE SCHOLARSHIP

A $5,000 Scholarship awarded for up to four years to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (pre-med does not qualify) at approved medical school, college, or university. Deadline: April 15.  Applications are available by sending a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship chairman and an application. Address your request to: Committee Services Office, Attn: Scholarships, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303. All requests must be done by return mail. Any scholarship requests received without the self-addressed, stamped envelope will be discarded.

CHARLES RIVER DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIETY

Available to medical students who are legal residents of one of the five towns comprising the district: Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, or Weston, Massachusetts. For more information and/or an application contact the Charles River District Medical Society or call 800-944-5562.

DORIS & ERWIN CHILLAG MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to a needy student with academic promise who will serve on a rural rotation. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

WELSFORD AND MILDRED CLARK MEDICAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to medical students in their fourth year of medical school. Must apply during their third year. The scholarship requires that applicants be residents of Connecticut for five years. Students demonstrating financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interests and community service, will be strongly considered. For more information and/or an application call (203) 753-4888. Completed applications will be accepted through April 30 of the applicant’s third year in medical school.

CLASS OF 1978 MEMORIAL MEDICAL STUDENT BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of textbooks or educational supplies for doctor of medicine students enrolled at WVU in the School of Medicine. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Recipients shall use the award for college textbooks or other educational supplies determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Medicine. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

COSTEP PROGRAM

Program offered by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) to assist students in return for an agreement to work for the PHS after graduation. As an active PHS Officer during the senior year, students will receive pay and allowances of approximately $2,300 per month. In return, the student agrees to work for the PHS for twice the time sponsored. Interested students should call (301) 594-2919.  December 31 application deadline for the following academic year.

GEORGE & ETHEL CURRY MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship awarded to a graduate student in the School of Medicine preparing for a career in the field of medicine. Student must be in good standing and show high academic promise. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

ROBERTA AND JOSEPH CZARSTY ENDOWMENT FUND

The scholarship/loan requires that applicants have an interest in family medicine and be currently enrolled in an AMA accredited medical school. An applicant who completes a family practice residency will have this loan canceled. Students from Connecticut who have a desire to enter family medicine, demonstrates financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interests, and community service will be strongly considered. Inquiries can be sent to The Joseph and Roberta Czarsty Endowment Fund, c/o Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians, PO Box 30, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

DR. GEORGE DANIEL AND DR. ROSS DANIEL MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to medical students from Harrison County, WV enrolled in WVU School of Medicine. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Recipient to be determined by the School of Medicine in consultation with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

ROBERT D’ALESSANDRI MEDICAL FUND

Scholarship awarded to a medical student with financial need and academic promise. Preference given to minority/under-represented students who completed the HSTA, HSS or HCOP program. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

FLORAL F. DODSON SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to worthy young male students who graduated from a high school in Roane County, West Virginia. The School of Medicine will award this scholarship in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

NEWMAN HOUGHTON DYER M.D. MEMORIAL MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship provided to full-time students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program in the WVU School of Medicine. Students shall demonstrate both academic promise and financial need. Preference will be given to students from West Virginia. Recipients shall be eligible for consideration in subsequent years, providing they meet the selection criteria. Scholarship will help students interested in practicing rural family health care medicine in West Virginia.

ECG MEDICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship program is an essay contest. They want to hear from you about why a healthy heart is important to you. For further information see their  ECG Medical Training site.

CLARE & PAMELA EDMAN MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship provides for medical student enrolled in the WVU School of Medicine. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. The School of Medicine will award this scholarship in conjunction with the HSC Office of Financial Aid.

EDUCATIONAL SEED FOR PHYSICIANS, INC.

Scholarship/loan program of $2500 each year during medical school and is awarded on the basis of financial need and the individual’s commitment to family practice for a five year period in WV following post graduate training status. Obligation to repay is canceled through five years of service in family practice in WV. Information and applications are available from the WV State Medical Association, 4307 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Charleston, WV 25364. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

FAMILY MEDICINE FOUNDATION OF WEST VIRGINIA ESP FUND SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is limited to second, third and fourth year medical students who are currently residents of West Virginia and who specifically plan to enter the field of Family Medicine in West Virginia on completion of their residency training. The ESP Selection Committee meets annually in late March or early April to review applicants and select recipients. Applications must be received by March 20th in order to be considered by the ESP Selection Committee. Applicants may be requested to appear for personal interviews and will be given advance notice should an interview be necessary. For information and application visit  ESP Scholarship Package .

BETTY FORD CENTER SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS

This scholarship is offered to medical students wishing to gain greater understanding and insight into addictive diseases and the recovery process. This program is a 5-day commitment in which you will participate in either inpatient, day treatment or family placements. For additional information and an application visit the  Betty Ford Center website.  Application and material deadline is March 15.

FRANK FRANKENBERGER FUND

Fund used for medical students who have an emergency need that impairs their ability to graduate. Preference is given to seniors. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

ARTHUR & JAMES GABRIEL MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to a West Virginia resident student in the School of Medicine who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement. If recipient does not complete medical education, the amount shall be repaid but without interest. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

GANDEE-MASSEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship awarded to West Virginia resident in the School of Medicine. Preference will be given to students in central and southern West Virginia. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

DR’S. GREGORY & REBECCA GIBBONS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is awarded to a WV Resident with financial need and academic promise. Preference given to students enrolled in the School of Medicine’s MD degree program.  Must complete  the FAFSA.

S. WILLIAM AND MARTHA R. GOFF SCHOLARSHIP

Our Community’s Foundation announces the availability of scholarships for medical school students who previously attended high school in Wood County, WV, for at least two years and are entering or currently in medical school. Students interested in applying for the scholarship must apply on the Foundation’s General Scholarship application form. Applications must be submitted online by March 5. You may access the scholarship application online  Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF).

HESSIE & FLORINE HAMPTON MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship awarded to a student in the School of Medicine who is the son or daughter of a coal miner. Preference is given to students who are Mingo, Logan, Mercer, or McDowell County residents. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

THE HEALTH PLAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Health Plan is offering a need based scholarship (usually determined by Pell Grant eligibility during undergraduate years), intended to offset educational costs (tuition and fees and required books & supplies and equipment), for full-time individuals obtaining their Doctor of Medicine degree and interested in practicing in the geographical The Health Plan area (from Clarksburg, WV to Cleveland, OH). The student must be originally from the  The Health Plan Service Area Map - The Health Plan . (Scholarship applicants must originally reside in one of the service area counties (those in green, yellow, and blue). Those from the “secondary service area” counties are not eligible to apply.) The scholarship can be renewed at the discretion of The Health Plan. Funding is limited and awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Repayment required if student does not practice in The Health Plan area after graduation. Click on the application link to obtain the  Health Plan application . Application must be completed by May 15. The Health Plan will notify recipients if selected.

HEALTH SCIENCES SERVICE PROGRAM

Program authorized by the West Virginia Legislature in 1995.It provides scholarship incentive for students to complete their training in primary care and to practice in under-served, rural areas of the state. This program’s definition of primary care is Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Obstetric and Gynecology, Geriatrics and Psychiatry. Program is funded by state appropriation.

Eligibility : Fourth year medical students at a West Virginia School of Medicine or Osteopathy who are entering primary care internships or residency programs in West Virginia.

Although in-state residency is not a requirement, awarding preference will be given to West Virginia residents.

Benefits: Awards are made by the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, University System of West Virginia, based on recommendations of an advisory panel.

Obligation: The student must sign a contract to practice in an under-served area of the state (Health Professional Shortage Area or other area designated as under-served by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health) for a minimum two years upon completion of training. The student may also choose the half-time pathway with a service obligation time of four years. The student may request approval to serve two years service obligation concurrently with another state service obligation, such as loan forgiveness under the WV Board of Trustees Medical Student Loan Program. The penalty for not fulfilling the service obligation is repayment of the scholarship with interest. For more information, contact: Ashley Noland, WV Higher Education Policy Commission, 1018 Kanawha Blvd., East, Suite 1100, Charleston, WV 25301. Telephone: (304) 558-0530.

RAYMOND A. & BARBARA B. HINERMAN MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Provides scholarships for medical students who are West Virginia residents from Hancock County. If there are no students from Hancock County, students from Brooke County, then Ohio County, then greater West Virginia may receive the scholarship in that order respectively. Student must show financial need and academic merit. A student may receive this scholarship more than one year. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

JOHN A.B. HOLT, M.D. & JEAN LOUISE HOLT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The recipients of this scholarship shall be regularly enrolled second, third, and/or fourth year students in the School of Medicine and shall be graduates of a high school located in West Virginia. Recipients shall demonstrate need and shall be determined by the School of Medicine and the HSC Financial Aid Office.

DAVID F. HOTT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to West Virginia resident student in School of Medicine who demonstrates financial need and academic ability. If recipient does not complete medical education, the amount shall be repaid without interest. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

HYGEIA FACILITIES FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Tuition and supply expenses, as well as a monthly stipend, are provided in exchange for services primarily in F amily Practice and Internal Medicine for a specific West Virginia locale. For application information contact: Hygeia Facilities Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 217, Whitesville, WV 25209. Or call them (304) 949-4542.

INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY AND RURAL HEALTH MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship available to 3rd and 4th year medical students at West Virginia University School of Medicine who intend to practice in rural West Virginia in primary care. Students who are awarded a scholarship must sign a contract and practice full-time (32-40 hours per week) for a minimum of one year for each year of funding at an eligible site under the Health Professions Shortage Area. View more information on Institute for Community and Rural Health Medical Student Scholarship .

JAPANESE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC

Scholarship being offered to Medical, Nursing and Dental students who are of Japanese ancestry. Awards of $1,500 to $2,500 each will be presented to qualified students based on evaluation of individual merit and need determined by the scholarship committee of the program. Applications can be downloaded  www.jmsa.org.   You may also email Dr. Anzai  info@jmsa.org if you have any questions regarding this scholarship.

J. CECIL JARVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships provided to students who are enrolled in postgraduate studies in medicine. Recipients shall be a resident of Harrison County, West Virginia or be a former resident of Harrison County, only if the applicant has established residency at the location of his or her place of undergraduate or postgraduate education. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. For more information contact Beth Fuller, President, Your Community Foundation, (304) 296-3433 or by email  beth@ycfwv.org.

TOM AND JANE JONES MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. This scholarship will be awarded annually and is renewable.

KAISER PERMANENTE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY PROGRAM MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships will be awarded to fourth year medical students selected for their commitment to and achievement in at least one of two areas: Commitment to the Community/Leadership and Population-Based Research. 

Scholarship criteria: a) Be a third-year medical student in good academic standing who expects to graduate in the spring of the following year;  b) Interested in seeking a residency in Northern California; c) Be able to participate in a one-month clerkship at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Northern California during the final year of medical school. 

Documentation required includes the application which includes a curriculum vitae and an essay describing your involvement in one or both of the scholarship areas, a letter from Medical, Osteopathic, or Podiatry school confirming good academic standing, and two letters of recommendation, one of which is from a Medical, Osteopathic, or Podiatric school professor and the other describing/supporting your work in community service/leadership or population-based research.

ALFRED KORNBLUT, MD MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to one or more medical students. Recipients shall demonstrate need for financial assistance and hold academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of the WVU School of Medicine. Students may receive the scholarship each year they are regularly enrolled, so long as the preceding conditions are met. Preference is to be given initially to matriculants who are residents of the state of Connecticut; secondarily to those from the New England states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island), followed by residents of other states and then residents of West Virginia. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

THE R.D. LAPENTA MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Generally a LaPenta grant is a four year commitment of $10,000 annually for a total of $40,000. In determining need, the Trustee shall consider not only the resources of the applicant but all other sources of income available to the student including the income of parents and any other person who may be responsible for the education of the applicant. Candidates must be postgraduate medical students. Candidates must have attended secondary schools for at least three years in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or Connecticut. Preference is given to candidates from New Hampshire. If granted, funds are to be used specifically for school tuition or fees. At least one personal recommendation is required with application. A recommendation from the Academic Dean of the candidate’s undergraduate college is mandatory for a first time candidate. Complete the registration form for the College Scholarship Services (CSS)/Profile application and list the R.D. LaPenta Medical Scholarship Trust CSS Code Number 0664, as a recipient. Register at  www.collegeboard.com; go to the “For Students” tab, then “Pay for College”; click CSS/PROFILE to complete the form. FAFSA is not accepted as a substitute for the Profile. Items to provide by deadline: Transcript of your most recent grades, a copy of the Financial Aid Award letter from school listing the aid you were granted including federal funding. Deadline for submission July 30. Awards will be granted in mid-August.

HOWARD G. LAPSLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION

Scholarships are awarded yearly by The Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center Board of Directors to provide financial aid to one or more deserving candidates enrolled in a degree program in Medicine, Osteopathy or Dentistry. To request an application you can visit the   JFK Medical Center website.   Mail completed application and required documents to: The Howard G. Lapsley Scholarship, Muhlenberg Foundation, 80 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820, Attention: Donna M. Meade, Executive Director and President. Deadline for applications May 1.

DAVID PAUL LEE, MD MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to regularly enrolled medical students who demonstrate academic promise and financial need. May be eligible for consideration for more than one year. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

LEHIGH COUNTY MEDICAL AUXILIARY’S SCHOLARSHIP AND EDUCATION (LeCoMASE) FUND

Awarded to a medical student who is a resident of Lehigh County in Pennsylvania and who is enrolled full-time at an accredited Allopathic or Osteopathic medical school within the U.S. Applications and information can be obtained at their website  www.pamedsoc.org.

WILLIAM EARL LEY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to West Virginia resident in the School of Medicine. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

ROBERTA LEWIS MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to West Virginia residents in the MD Degree. Recipients must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference will be given to students from Preston County. Selection is made by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

LT. RICHARD LITTKE USN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is available to members of the WVU chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity who are majoring in Aerospace Engineering or Medicine. Preference will be given to Engineering. Selection is made by WVU Student Financial Support and Services.

DR. & MRS. RR LOUFT MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to students in the MD Degree program. Recipients must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Selection is made by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

LYCOMING COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time medical student who is a resident of Lycoming County in the state of PA. Preference is give to first-year students. Applications are accepted until Sept. 30. To view information and obtain an application you can visit The Foundation of Pennsylvania Medical Society or email the Foundation  studentservices-foundation@pamedsoc.org.

DR A. ROBERT MARKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

To qualify for this scholarship you must: 1) be pursuing a medical degree at West Virginia School of Medicine; 2) intend to practice medicine in the State of West Virginia; 3) have graduated from a Harrison County High School or be a resident of Harrison County; and 4) not be the child, stepchild, or grandchild of a present or former Clarksburg League for Service Member either living or deceased. Information and applications for this scholarship can be obtained by contacting Dolores Yoke at WYK Associates, Inc., 205 Washington Ave., Clarksburg, WV 26301, or by phone (304) 624-6326.

THE THOMAS BROWN MCCLELAND TRUST

This scholarship is available to students in the MD Degree program. Must be a permanent resident of Dade County, FL. Applications may be obtained by contacting the Rotary Club of Miami, 247 SW 8th Street, Suite 402, Miami, FL 33130. Phone number (305)443-5787.

MCGINN MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition and fee scholarships for medical students enrolled at the WVU School of Medicine. First consideration shall be given to West Virginia residents demonstrating financial need. Preference shall also be given for the same student beginning with the first year of medical school enrollment and continuing through graduation, given that continuing eligibility for scholarship support is maintained as determined by the School of Medicine’s Scholarship Committee. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

VIRGINIA TONEY MCSURLEY ENDOWMENT FUND

Scholarship awarded to worthy students studying medicine at WVU. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

MEDICALVIBE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

The MedicalVibe Educational Scholarship Fund will provide $1,000 towards a student’s education in any health care related field to be used for tuition, books, or living expenses (room and board) at any technical school, college or university. MedicalVibe users’ eligibility criteria include education history, academic achievement and professional successes. Upon FREE registration for the website, the students must complete the application questions on the Scholarship link and upload directly via the website portal. Funds are distributed contingent on acceptance or matriculation in a school with a degree or qualification in a health care field. An official letter must be supplied from the respective school noting acceptance to a school or being in good standing at a program. Letters must be scanned and sent to  scholarships@medicalvibe.com. Students must complete the application questions directly on the Word document and send to  scholarships@medicalvibe.com or one can simply upload directly via website portal.

MEDICAL SCHOOL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 2014

The Medical School Diversity Scholarship for 2014 is $2,000 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited medical school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The first annual award will be in 2014. All information regarding this scholarship can be found on the         Buckfire Law website. You can click on the link provided for the Buckfire Law application.

MEDICAL SCHOOL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to medical students. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

MEMORIAL MEDICAL BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides funds for the purchase of textbooks or educational supplies. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Awards are made by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee. Must complete the FAFSA by March 1.

JOSEPH & MANZAR MOMEN SCHOLARSHIP FOR MEDICINE

This scholarship is for West Virginia resident students enrolled at the WVU School of Medicine as first year students in the Doctor of Medicine degree program. Recipients are required to have attended high school in Harrison County. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU and demonstrate financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration to receive the scholarship again only in the event that there are no other eligible first year students. Recipients are determined by the School of Medicine in consultation with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

MINORITY MEDICAL STUDENT AWARD PROGRAM (MMSAP)

Stipend provided to participants to complete an 8-12 week research experience in the lab of an ASH member. You are eligible if you are a minority medical student from the U.S. or Canada who is enrolled in a DO, MD, or MD/PhD program. For the purposes of this program, minority is defined as individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be under-represented in health-related sciences in the U.S. and Canada, including American Indians or Alaska natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, African Canadians, Inuit, and First Nation Peoples. To be matched with a research mentor please contact ASH  awards@hematology.org.

MONONGALIA COUNTY MEDICAL ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship will be used to provide tuition assistance for medical students from West Virginia and/or to provide assistance for the purchase of books or other educational materials.

WILLIAM JOSEPH MOORE AND HENRIETTA TRASP MOORE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship shall provide funds for scholarships and textbook purchases for students enrolled at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the college in consultation with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

MOUNTAINEER MENTOR SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded by the School of Medicine based on need and/or merit.

DAVID Z. MORGAN STUDENT ASSISTANCE BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

This endowment shall provide funds for the purchase of educational supplies for regularly enrolled medical students in the WVU School of Medicine. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need.

RAYMOND & SUE ANN MORGAN MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides funds for medical students who demonstrate need and leadership ability as determined by the Dean of the School of Medicine.

DAVID B. AND NANCY S. MYERS MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship shall provide need-based scholarship support for one deserving medical student, preferably from an under-represented minority group, as selected by the HSC Financial Aid Office. First preference shall be for residents of western Pennsylvania. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Scholarships are limited and may vary in value. Students may receive a maximum award that could include a stipend of approximately $800 monthly along with the annual payment of tuition and fees, books and other educational expenses. In return for each year of support, scholarship recipients agree to serve one year in the U.S. Public Health Service Corps. The minimum service obligation is two years. The service obligation is currently fulfilled as salaried PHS Commissioned Officers in federal directed patient care components of the Public Health Service such as: 1) the Indian Health Service, 2) the Bureau of Medical Services’ hospitals and clinics and the health care facilities of the Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Coast Guard, and 3) the National Health Service Corp (NHSC). Participants employed by the NHSC may serve in non-commissioned Federal Civil Service status at comparable rates of pay. Placement of scholarship recipients will be at critical health manpower shortage sites unfilled by regular PHS recruitment efforts. (West Virginia has a number of such shortage areas.) Component and location preferences are solicited at the time of employment. For applications, contact: National Health Service Corp Schlp. Program, RM 7-27 Parklawn Bldg., 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 1-800-638-0824.

HERBERT W. NICKENS AWARD

Awards are available through the AAMC for individuals who advance the educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States. For questions please email  NickensAwards@aamc.org.

EDWARD AND JEAN NOWICKI O’HARA MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides scholarship support to a doctor of medicine student or students who received their undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan or doctor of medicine students who are residents of Lewis County, WV. Scholarship amount will be determined by the HSC Financial Aid Office and the School of Medicine Office of Student Services.

OLD HEMLOCK SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is provided to assist with tuition and fees only. Preference is to be given to students who are natives of Preston County, followed by students from West Virginia and the United States who plan to practice medicine in West Virginia.

RURAL HOSPITAL RESIDENCY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Eighteen rural hospitals in West Virginia currently offer scholarships to physicians in residency training, in exchange for a commitment to practice in the community served by the hospital upon completion of training. Generally, scholarships of $10,000 each year are offered for each year of practice in the community. If the service obligation is not met, the physician must repay the scholarship with interest. For more information, contact: Jill McDaniel, West Virginia Hospital Association, 100 Association Drive, Charleston, WV 25311. Telephone: (304) 344-9744.

NATIONAL MEDICAL FELLOWSHIP, INC. (NMF)

The (NMF) is the only nationwide private organization providing financial assistance to minority students attending medical school. For application/information contact: National Medical Fellowship Inc., Suite 510, 347 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 or by telephone at (212)483-8880 ext. 304 or by email to Melissa Brito.

PARKERSBURG AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation located in Parkersburg, WV, announces the availability of scholarships for students. Each scholarship fund has different eligibility requirements. For information regarding scholarships you can visit their website  www.pacfwv.com.

RITA K PAYNE SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to West Virginia residents (undergraduate or graduate student) preparing for a career in medicine. Recipient must show financial need and academic promise. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

OKEY PATTERSON LPEF SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is annually provided to one student enrolled in a health sciences program. It rotates between Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Selection criteria includes in-state residency and financial need. Must complete the FAFSA. No application necessary.

PENDLETON COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship shall provide graduate scholarships for students from Pendleton County. First consideration shall be for students enrolled in the School of Nursing.  Preference shall be for other students in the School of Medicine. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Medicine in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

JERRY L. PETTIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to junior or senior medical students who demonstrate interest and involvement in the communication of science. The Dean of Medicine will nominate one student to the AMA Foundation.

PHILIPPINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF WV SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to West Virginia resident who demonstrates financial need. Preference given to students with Philippine descent. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

MARGARET T. & LARRY K. PICKERING MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program in the WVU School of Medicine in their second, third, or fourth year. First preference shall be for residents of West Virginia. Recipients shall be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need as defined by WVU. Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the School of Medicine along with the HSC Financial Aid Office. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

PISACANO SCHOLARS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

This leadership program seeks to advance family medicine by providing well-educated, community-minded leaders in primary care. The program is designed to provide educational programs, leadership training, and funding to reimburse a portion of medical-school-related debt. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding medical students for a four-year period. Students who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine and who will enter their fourth year in medical school in the may apply. The PLF will award scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each for the academic year. For an application you can visit their website at  http://www.pisacano.org. Applications must be received by March 1 to be considered. For questions or additional information contact Jane Ireland (888) 995-5700, ext. 1249.

CLAUDE & STAZIE M. RADER SCHOLARSHIP

Non-endowed scholarship for a West Virginia resident who demonstrates need for financial assistance, academic promise and an interest in remaining in West Virginia as a Family Practitioner. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

CHARLES E REIR, JR MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to School of Medicine students who show financial need and academic promise. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

DONALD R. ROBERTS MD SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to a regularly enrolled graduate student at WVU preparing for a career in primary health care and planning to practice in a rural area of West Virginia. Recipient must demonstrate financial need, high academic promise and have graduated from a West Virginia high school with preference given to Barbour, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, or Webster counties. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEAN’S ANNUAL FUND

This annual scholarship is for medical students based on merit or need.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CLARK K. SLEETH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides assistance for students enrolled as a medical student in the School of Medicine. Recipients shall be West Virginia residents who remain in good academic and professional standing, giving preference to those with financial need. Recipients shall be determined by the WVU School of Medicine Scholarship Committee and the HSC Financial Aid Office.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of this scholarship shall be a child of a WVU School of Medicine doctor or medicine alumni. If there is no recipient identified another doctor of medicine student, based on merit and good academic and professional standing, may receive the scholarship. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

TERRY AND FRANCES SEELINGER SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1989 to assist second, third and fourth year medical students. Awards are made to West Virginia residents who have “demonstrated entrepreneurial instincts and abilities and strong academic promise as demonstrated through past performance.” Award may be renewed; however, renewal is not automatic. A committee will be appointed by the Dean of the School of Medicine to make the scholarship selection. Three awards of $4,000 each will be made annually. Students must file a FAFSA and submit the Terry and Frances Seelinger application by March 1.

MARY SUSAN SHAFFER MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship awarded to a West Virginia resident who has financial need, academic performance and good character. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

JO ANN GOLDBAUGH SHAW, MD MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is to provide four scholarships of equal value for medical students from West Virginia enrolled in the WVU School of Medicine. Scholarships will be awarded to four students – one in each year of medical school. Recipients shall be in good academic standing as defined by WVU. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

RICHARD SIBLEY SURGICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of this scholarship shall be third or fourth year medical students who show exceptional promise with a strong interest in specializing in Orthopedic surgery. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year as determined by the School of Medicine.

DR. VICTOR SKAFF SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to a medical student. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

KIMBERLY L. SKAFF & PAUL A. SKAFF II SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship awarded to one or more regularly enrolled medical students who are deemed to be financially disadvantaged. Recipients shall demonstrate need for financial assistance and hold academic promise as determined by appropriate officials of the WVU School of Medicine. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

EDWARD & NORMA JEAN SKRINER SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to students in the School of Medicine. Student must be West Virginia resident and show financial need and academic promise. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

CLARK K. & NELLIE SLEETH MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to regularly enrolled student in good standing and who shows academic promise. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Provides $1,500 to be allocated among one to three deserving third-year medical students. This honor is designed to recognize the outstanding performance of physicians-in-training. Students are nominated for the scholarship by School of Medicine officials.

H. DALE SPONAUGLE, M.D. CLASS OF 1959 SCHOLARSHIP

Provides scholarships for residents of West Virginia with first preference going to students from Pendleton County. Recipients shall demonstrate academic promise and financial need. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year. Scholarship will be awarded by the School of Medicine in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

IMELDA DEEGAN STEVENSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship awarded to a “non-traditional” female medical student. Student must be a West Virginia resident. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

DR. REZIN D. STOUT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is available to medical students who are graduates of high schools in Barbour and Taylor Counties of West Virginia. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

AVIS D. STUART MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship available to MD students who are in good academic and professional standing. Must plan to practice medicine in rural or under-served specialties in WV, southwest Pennsylvania, or western Maryland who demonstrate commitment to community support. Selection will be made by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee. No application necessary.

STUDENT SCHOLARS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND STROKE

The Scientific Councils of the American Heart Association are pleased to offer student scholars a stipend to study cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Students eligible for application include those in medicine or students in a masters or equivalent program (Nursing, Public Heath, Nutrition, and other allied health disciplines). For application forms and further information, contact: Autumn Allan, of the American Heart Assoc., by phone (214)706-1181, by email  autumna@heart.org or on the web  www.americanheart.org/.

PEGGY PRESTON TIERNEY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships available to full-time medical students from Greenbrier, Harrison, and Lewis Counties. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

DR C CARL TULLY & MARGARET TULLY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship awarded to a graduate student in the School of Medicine preparing for a career in medicine. The student must have a child or children, be regularly enrolled, and show financial need and high academic promise. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

TULLY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship is limited to third and fourth year medical students who are currently residents of West Virginia and who specifically plan to enter the field of Family Medicine in West Virginia upon completion of their residency training. The Tully Scholarship Selection Committee meets annually in late March or early April. Applications must be received by March 20 in order to be considered by the Selection Committee. Applicants may be requested to appear for personal interviews and will be given advance notice should such an interview be necessary. For information and an application to this Scholarship please visit  Tully Scholarship Package.

VAN LIERE SCHOLARS

This scholarship is provided for medical students who pay in-state tuition, and who demonstrate leadership ability as determined by the Dean of the School of Medicine. Funds shall be awarded in memory of Dr. E.J. Van Liere by his daughter Mrs. Wilhelmina Batchelder-Brown.

WEIR FOUNDATION

Scholarship awarded to a disadvantaged minority student in the School of Medicine. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Program is a grant administered by the National Health Service Corporation. It provides scholarship money for students from health profession shortage areas in West Virginia who are interested in committing to practice in health profession shortage areas for one year for every year of support received or a minimum of two years, whichever is greater. Medical students must be interested in pursuing a Primary Care Practice in Family or General Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, or General pediatrics. Forty percent of the scholarship money must come from a community organization located in the specific Health Profession Shortage Area where the student has residence. The student is responsible for making contact with the community representative, often an administrator from the primary care clinic or hospital, who will raise the 40% percent community contribution. The individual community in conjunction with the West Virginia Community Scholarship Advisory Panel determines the dollar amount of the award. Federal regulations stipulate the money can only be expended for tuition and fees, other reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses incurred while in attendance at the school. A contract with the community organization and WVU must be signed and penalties do apply for breach of contract. For more information contact: Jacki Masi-Razmus, Office of Rural Health, WVU, P.O. Box 9009, Morgantown, WV 26506. Telephone: (304) 293-1783.

THE WEST VIRGINIA RURAL PRIMARY CARE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Program is funded by the Bureau of Primary Care, Department of Health & Human Services and administered locally by the WVU Office of Rural Health. It provides stipends to Medical, Dental, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Physician Assistant or Clinical Psychology students for the time spent in rural areas completing clinical rotations. Medical students must have completed two months of rural rotations before they can qualify for receiving stipend money for additional time spent in rural areas. All students must have completed one year of training in a certified field. Students must apply to and be recommended by one of the West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnership Consortium sites. For more information contact: Jacki Masi-Razmus, Office of Rural Health, WVU, P.O. Box 9009, Morgantown, WV 26506. Telephone: (304) 293-1783

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS (TUITION WAIVERS)

Sixteen scholarships are divided among the four medical classes and provide for waiver of tuition and most fees. Preference for these scholarships is given to students entering the MD/PHD Scientist Training Program. No application necessary. The School of Medicine will award based on information from the admission application.

WEST VIRGINIA UNITED HEALTH SYSTEMS MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

To provide scholarships for West Virginia resident students enrolled in West Virginia University’s School of Medicine in the MD degree program. Recipients shall demonstrate financial need. Recipients shall be determined by appropriate officials in the School of Medicine in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

WESTMORELAND COAL COMPANY FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to student in the MD degree program. Preference is given to residents from Boone County, WV. Scholarships are awarded and conditioned upon a promise that the recipient will practice medicine in Boone County, WV.

DR. DAVID L. WHITE MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

To provide up to three scholarships of up to $5,000 each for students demonstrating financial need. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

WHITE COAT INVESTOR SCHOLARSHIP

To provide a scholarship and help one student each year lower their medical school debt load. For information, rules and frequently asked questions you can visit the  White Coat Investor website Recipient will be determined by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee in conjunction with the HSC Financial Aid Office.

GERALDINE CORE WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship available to students who meet the following requirements: 1) resident of WV; 2) graduate of a West Virginia high school; 3) demonstrate financial need; and 4) have at least a 3.0 GPA. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

WINDHAM COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Scholarship available to medical students who are residents of Windham County, Connecticut. Questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to the WCMA  (860)243-3977.

WORCESTER DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIETY

The Scholarship Committee of the Worcester District Medical Society is offering scholarships to second, third and fourth year medical students that demonstrate financial need and who are legal residents of Central Massachusetts. Applicants should contact the Scholarship Committee, Worcester District Medical Society, 321 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 for an application packet or by visiting their website www.wdms.org, Phone: (508) 753-1579, Fax: (508) 754-6246, or email  info@wdms.org. Interviews will be conducted by phone. Personal interviews may be required.

THE ALBERT AND KATHY YOUNG FAMILY FOUNDATION MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship shall provide scholarships for needy and deserving medical students at the West Virginia University School of Medicine who demonstrate financial need or exceptional academic promise. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.


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Medicine Loan Opportunities


AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (AMWA)

AMWA offers Medical Education Loans to women Medical students. To qualify, you must be a member of the AMWA. For additional information, visit their website www.amwa-doc.org. You can contact this organization at (215) 320-3716 or (866) 564-2483 or by email  info@amwa-doc.org.

FAMILY MEDICINE FOUNDATION OF WEST VIRGINIA/ESP FUND

The ESP Fund is a medical student scholarship/loan program designed to help promote and encourage family physicians to practice in West Virginia. Each year the Selection Committee selects recipients in April from among the qualified applicants. 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Medical students may apply. Loans to individual recipients in the amount of $5,000 per year will be awarded on the basis of need and interest in Family Medicine. A student receiving an ESP Loan promises to specialize in the field of Family Medicine, and he/she promises to practice in the state of West Virginia for two years upon completion of his/her intern or residency training. After two years of practice is completed, the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia ESP Fund agrees to waive repayment. If the recipient fails to fulfill the agreement, he/she will be obligated to repay the loan plus interest. Please visit their website for additional information or contact Family Medicine Foundation of WV, PO Box 359, Flatwoods, WV 26621 or by phone at (304) 765-7839.

FAMILY MEDICINE FOUNDATION FUND: DR CARL AND MARGARET TULLY

Established an irrevocable, Charitable Remainder Unitrust Fund in order to establish this scholarship. Both Dr. Tully and Margaret possess a great love for the specialty of Family Medicine and an unselfish desire for West Virginia citizens to have access to quality, affordable healthcare through a caring and well-trained family physician. Each year the Selection Committee will select recipients in early April from among the qualified applicants. Scholarships/loans to individual 3rd and 4th year medical student recipients in the amount of $5,000 per year will be awarded on the basis of need and interest in Family Medicine. a student receiving a Tully Scholarship promises to specialize in the field of Family Medicine in the state of West Virginia for one year upon completion of his/her intern or residency training. After one year of practice is completed, the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia Tully Fund agrees to waive repayment. If the recipient fails to fulfill the agreement, he/she will be obligated to repay the scholarship plus interest. Please visit their website for additional information and applications or contact Family Medicine Foundation of WV, PO Box 359, Flatwoods, WV 26621, by phone (304) 765-7839. A student may apply for both the ESP & Tully, however, only one scholarship will be granted per student.

HEALTH CAREERS LOAN FUND

Funds provided by the Auxiliary to the WV Medical Association. These loans are available to students who are residents of WV, who show financial need. If interested, you should contact your county auxiliary for an application.

INSTITUTIONAL LOANS

Several privately funded loan programs are available through WVU. Loans are awarded by the HSC Financial Aid Office according to donor wishes. Loan amounts vary depending on funds available. Generally the loans are subsidized, have a 5% interest rate and six month grace period. These loans may be deferred during residency. Must complete FAFSA by March 1.

LOANS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (LDS)

Loans for Disadvantaged Students are available to students who meet the federal definition of “disadvantaged”. The maximum annual award is the cost of attendance (subject to fund availability). The interest rate is 5%. No interest accrues during the in school period or the 12 month grace period following graduation. Deferments are available during residency training. Parental information is required, regardless of dependency status. Must complete FAFSA by March 1. 

PRIMARY CARE LOAN

The Primary Care Loan is a source of financial assistance through the federal government. Award amounts vary and are subject to fund availability. Loans are offered to students who: 1) are citizens or nationals of the United States; 2) are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full time students pursuing a course of study leading to the M.D. degree; 3) demonstrate financial need; and 4) agree to practice in primary care until the loan is repaid in full. The interest rate is 5% and the loan can be deferred during residency. Parental information is required, regardless of dependency status. Students must complete the FAFSA. 

THE NORMAN W. SMITH EDUCATIONAL LOAN TRUST

The purpose of the “Norman W. Smith Educational Loan Trust” is to provide loans to students of Berkely County, WV who are pursuing a minimum of a B.S. degree in the field of Ministry or Medicine (including Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry). While priority will be given to Berkeley County, Morgan and Jefferson Counties can also be considered if resources permit. Loans are awarded on a semester basis by a selection committee consisting of four residents of Berkely County. Members are from the Berkeley County Medical Society, Berkeley County Board of Education, Berkeley County Ministerial Assoc. and Shepherd College. Completed applications must be received for the fall semester by April 15 and the spring semester by September 15. Applications may be obtained by calling the Trust Department of Huntington National Bank (304) 348-4582.

THE ALBERT STRICKLER MEMORIAL LOAN FUND

The Albert Strickler Memorial Fund Committee distributes yearly loans of $400 to $1000 to chosen Medical students. The committee encourages needy students, preferably first year students and, as stated in Dr. Strickler’s Will, “preferably of the Jewish faith” to apply. Prior recipients are to be mailed an application by the fund committee. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 30.

DR. MAX THOREK STUDENT LOAN FUND

Has support available for Medical school students. Limited student loans of up to $10,000 per student. To learn more about the loan and to obtain copies of applications and other loan documents visit their website  www.ficsonline.org.

U. S. MEDICAL STUDENT ADVISORY ASSOCIATION LOAN PROGRAM (CREDIT RESERVE)

Loans of $5000-$8000 are available to all students. Matched seniors may borrow up to $15,000. Offers a line of credit at 14.9% interest. For information call 1-800-223-7076.

WV MEDICAL STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

WV Medical Student Loan Program is a state funded loan program. The maximum annual award is $10,000 each year and possible loan forgiveness in exchange for practice in a designated under-served area of West Virginia or for practice in a designated medical specialty such as Family Medicine. To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need and indicate an interest in practicing in West Virginia following residency training. If the borrower does not qualify for loan forgiveness, the loan must be repaid. The interest rate is the current Stafford rate at the time the loan enters repayment. Loan can be deferred during residency. Must complete FAFSA and the Application by March 1.

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