Health Disciplines Scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. For questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.

Dentistry | Medicine | Nursing | Pharmacy | Physical Therapy | Occupational Therapy | Other (General)

Dentistry

American Dental Association Dental School Scholarships - four different named awards (approximately 50 scholarships given out total) of up to $2,500 given to facilitate the education of academically talented dental students

Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship - awards 3-5 scholarships annually to medical students, dentistry students or scientists of Chinese descent

Forestadent USA Scholarship - for orthodontics residents at accredited dental schools in the United States

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program - supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons - awards of $1,000 for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply; must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and are already in the program

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physica therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program - must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a medical, dental, physician assistant, midwife or family nurse practitioner degree; pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years; education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation; recipients also receive a monthly living stipend ($1,289 in 2010-2011)

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Medicine

Cambridge NIH Partnership Program - for students interested in biomedical research; program in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) culminating in an M.D./Ph.D. from the United States and and a D.Phil. or Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom

Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship - awards 3-5 scholarships annually to medical students, dentistry students or scientists of Chinese descent

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship - for students preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time OR a current full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related studies; minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities

Daughers of the American Revolution Medical Scholarships - awards in the amount of $5,000 renewable for four years, totalling $20,000

Epilepsy Foundation Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians - one-year of supervised study and research; individuals with an MD or DO who will have completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry by the time the fellowship commences may apply; other clinically trained professionals (i.e. PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) are also eligible to apply

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship - for students pursuing medical or MD/PhD combined degrees; must have demonstrated leadership efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program - supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students

Illinois Dept. of Public Health Center for Rural Health Medical School Scholarships - awards scholarships to Illinois residents attending medical schools in the state who want to practice in Illinois physician shortage areas

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons - awards of $1,000 for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply; must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and are already in the program

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physica therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields

Kosciuszko Foundation | Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship - awarded annually to one young woman of Polish ancestry in her first, second, or third year of medical studies at an accredited school of medicine in the United States; award of $3,500; first preference given to residents of Massachusetts or New England at-large

Lupus Foundation of America Gina M. Finzi Memorial Summer Fellowship - award of $2,000 to spend the summer researching in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus; preference to graduate or medical students (those who have earned a baccalaureate degree before fellowship begins)

Mable Arole Fellowship Program - (FOR STUDENTS NOT ENROLLED IN MEDICAL SCHOOL YET) must be willing to defer medical school for one year; year-long program based in Jamkhed, India, working in-patient and out-patient on community and international health issues

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program - must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a medical, dental, physician assistant, midwife or family nurse practitioner degree; pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years; education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation; recipients also receive a monthly living stipend ($1,289 in 2010-2011)

National Medical Fellowships - need-based scholarships for first and second-year medical students pursuing their MD degrees; merit-based awards for minoirty medical students

NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship - (must be nominated by your athletics office) for graduating seniors who were varsity student-athletes; must have at least a 3.5/4.0 GPA and are planning to attend an accredited graduate school, law school or medical school upon graduation; award of $24,000 for one year

NIH Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Biomedical Research Training Program - for underrepresented undergraduates and graduate students, paid research training at NIH over 2 years

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program - paid summer internships in biomedical research for students at all levels (high school, undergrad and graduate/professional school)

Oxford NIH Partnership Program - for students interested in biomedical research; program in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) culminating in an M.D./Ph.D. from the United States and and a D.Phil. or Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom

Whitaker International Fellows Program in Bioengineering - for students who have already completed a bachelor's or master's degree, or are currently enrolled in a PhD program, to undertake a project abroad for one year in bio/biomedical engineering

Zuckerman Fellowship - individuals who have, or are pursuing, an MBA, JD, or MD degree AND are seeking an additional degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Kennedy School, or the Harvard School of Public Health

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Nursing

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program - scholarships of $3,000 to U.S. citizen students attending accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or anesthesia nursing programs; must currently be in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps or planning to enter after graduating respective nursing program

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Nursing Schoalrships - one-time awards of $1,000 for nursing students in financial need accepted and enrolled in a nursing program

DAR | Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship - one-time award of $1,000 for students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing; must also be a member, a descendant of a member or be eligible for membership in NSDAR; DAR Member Number must be on the application

Epilepsy Foundation Behavorial Sciences Student Fellowship - stipend of $3,000 to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in epilepsy in either research or practice settings; appropriate fields include sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, nursing, economics, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, political science, and others relevant to epilepsy research or practice

Epilepsy Foundation Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians - one-year of supervised study and research; individuals with an MD or DO who will have completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry by the time the fellowship commences may apply; other clinically trained professionals (i.e. PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) are also eligible to apply

Illinois Dept. of Public Health Center for Rural Health Nursing Scholarship Program - provides assistance to individuals pursuing a certificate in practical nursing, an associate degree in nursing, a hospital-based nursing diploma, a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a graduate degree in nursing; recipients pursuing a graduate degree are required to teach nursing in Illinois

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons - awards of $1,000 for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply; must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and are already in the program

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program - must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a medical, dental, physician assistant, midwife or family nurse practitioner degree; pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years; education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation; recipients also receive a monthly living stipend ($1,289 in 2010-2011)

Nursing Scholarships Search Engine Links - outside websites to search for nursing scholarships

UIC College of Nursing Scholarships - awards for current undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (GEP, MS, BSNtoDNP, PhD) nursing students at the UIC College of Nursing

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Pharmacy

Epilepsy Foundation Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians - one-year of supervised study and research; individuals with an MD or DO who will have completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry by the time the fellowship commences may apply; other clinically trained professionals (i.e. PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) are also eligible to apply

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons - awards of $1,000 for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply; must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and are already in the program

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physica therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields

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Physical Therapy

American Academy of Physical Therapy Scholarship - for currently enrolled physical therapy students

Daughers of the American Revolution Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship - awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy)

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons - awards of $1,000 for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply; must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and are already in the program

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physica therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields

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Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Foundation - over 50 scholarships ranging from $150 to $5,000 to students enrolled in occupational therapy programs

Daughers of the American Revolution Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship - awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy)

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons - awards of $1,000 for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply; must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and are already in the program

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physica therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields

National AMBUCS - scholarships for juniors or seniors in a bachelor's program or master's or doctoral degree in occupational therapy; awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually with one award of $6,000 given for two years

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Other

UIC College of Applied Health Sciences - listing of scholarships available to students enrolled in AHS

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship - for students interested in combining military service in the United States Air Force with work in the health professions

American Dental Association Foundation Allied Dental Scholarships - scholarships for allied dental students including dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology

Army Health Professions Scholarship - for students interested in combining military service in the United States Army with work in the health professions

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowships Program - minority students with a dedication to a career in mental health research or services relevant to ethnic and racial minority groups

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowships Program - supports the development and training of sociologists of color in mental illness and disorders and related co-morbidities (i.e. alcohol and drug abuse)

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program - summer internship for minority college seniors and recent graduates studying health policy and other issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship - for students preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time OR a current full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related studies; minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program - awards (10) scholarships of up to $8,000 each for U.S. citizens or legal U.S. residents who have a GPA of 3.0 or above; must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical school in a subject that will lead to a career in a health field; preference to students at two-year institutions who plan to complete a four-year degree and seek work in an underserved community

DuPage County Medical Society Foundation Scholarships - for permanent residents of DuPage County, Illinois, enrolled in or accepted to a professional training program in the health care fields

Epilepsy Foundation Behavorial Sciences Student Fellowship - stipend of $3,000 to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in epilepsy in either research or practice settings; appropriate fields include sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, nursing, economics, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, political science, and others relevant to epilepsy research or practice

Epilepsy Foundation Health Sciences Student Fellowship - stipend of $3,000 to individuals to pursue careers in epilepsy in either research or practice settings; predoctoral training students in the Health Sciences may be accepted at any point in their schooling-following acceptance but before beginning the first year, or in the period immediately following their final year

Epilepsy Foundation Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians - one-year of supervised study and research; individuals with an MD or DO who will have completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry by the time the fellowship commences may apply; other clinically trained professionals (i.e. PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) are also eligible to apply

Hispanic College Fund College and Career Institute Scholarship for Health Care Majors - for full-time undergraduate or graduate/professional students of Hispanic backgrounds; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; awards ranging $500-$5,000

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program - supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students

Illinois Dept. of Public Health Center for Rural Health Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program - created to increase the number of nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives practicing in areas of Illinois that have an insufficient number of primary care providers

Illinois Hospital Association Scholarships - for Illinois residents pursuing professional degrees in health care

Indian Health Service Scholarship Fund - documented Native American Indian and Alaskan Native undergraduate students pursuing degree programs leading to the health fields

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons - awards of $1,000 for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply; must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and are already in the program

International Undergraduate Studentship Programme - unique opportunity to spend 8 weeks in the summer in Norwich, UK, on a research program at one of three labs; students receive free accommodations plus weekely stipend; students in first or final year of study NOT eligible

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund - undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the U.S. are invited to honor Rhio's spirit of self determination and intellectual curiosity by writing an essay about the use of alternative medical approaches in the treatment of cancer; cash prizes for winning essays

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physica therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields

Lupus Foundation of America Gina M. Finzi Memorial Summer Fellowship - award of $2,000 to spend the summer researching in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus; preference to graduate or medical students (those who have earned a baccalaureate degree before fellowship begins)

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund - for students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada; annual grants of approximately $12,000 each; those who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in a developing country

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program - pays back health care school loans up to $50,000 for two years of service and up to $145,000 for five years of service as a corps-designated facility

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program - must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a medical, dental, physician assistant, midwife or family nurse practitioner degree; pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years; education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation; recipients also receive a monthly living stipend ($1,289 in 2010-2011)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Directory of Grants & Fellowships in Global Health Sciences - resources for international students interested in study in the U.S. in health sciences

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Graduate Partnership Program - for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed bachelors' degrees and now would like to pursue a PhD in biomedical sciences

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program - competitive scholarships to exceptional undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH

Native Health Initiative Summer Health Justice Internship Program - for people interested in Native American health, community health, or public health and social justice; placements in tribal communities located in rural North Carolina, New Mexico or Arizona

Pilot International Foundation Scholarships - for students interested in working with people with disabilities, brain disorders

Pilot International Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship - for graduate or undergraduate students preparing for a second career, re-entering the job market or obtaining additional training in their current field; their career path must pertain to assisting those with brain-related disorders or brain-related disabilities

Pilot International Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship - for students studying at the master's or doctorate level who are preparing for a career helping children with brain-related disorders or brain-related disabilities

Schweitzer Fellowships - for graduate and professional students in the health care fields; award to design a year-long service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact

Tylenol Scholarship - for students pursuing an education toward a career in the health care fields

Udall Scholarship for Undergraduates - (APPLY THROUGH UIC ONLY) for Native American or Alaska Native college juniors who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care

University of Montana | Summer Undergraduate Research Program - 10-week summer program (end of May through beginning of August) for undergraduates interested in environmental health sciences, providing extraordinary opportunities to learn from experts about the philosophy and practice of conducting current biomedical research; limited to 6 students per summer

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice - social justice and health care advocacy and policy; seeks to increase the number of low-income, African American, Latino, Asian American, Native Pacific Islander, and Native American Indian and Alaska Native social justice leaders

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