Awards in the Health Professions

Chinese American Medical Society Scholarships – Three to five scholarships a year are awarded to medical and/or dental students and scientists. The funds come from contributions and from CAMS fundraising.  Deadline: Spring.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.  Applicants must be: a U.S. citizen, enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the current academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution, and from a disadvantaged background, as certified by their financial aid office. 3.5 GPA or higher is required.  Deadline: Winter

NIH Academy is a postbaccalaureate program that provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission of the Academy is to enhance research dedicated to the elimination of domestic health disparities through the development of a diverse cadre of biomedical researchers. Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of disease and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States. Deadline: Winter.

NIH Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) fellowships are designed to produce a cadre of highly trained support professionals capable of performing the latest advanced techniques in a research laboratory. These fellowships are available in the intramural laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland and selected off-campus locations. In addition to the developmental experiences afforded to participants in the laboratory, additional training at accredited institutions as well as through the Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences is available. Deadline: Applications are accepted continuously.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the U.S. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents.  Deadline: Fall.

Truman Scholarship is an opportunity for current Juniors who are preparing for a career in government or public service in a wide spectrum of careers and majors, but who have a strong interest in public policy. Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate study. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, in the top quarter of their junior class. Applicants must have outstanding leadership potential and a strong record of commitment and work in community, government, political or public service.  Mount Holyoke may nominate up to 4 candidates.  MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIREDMHC Deadline: Fall.

UNESCO Fellowships Programme - Fellowships are specially tailored training which are designed to give qualified persons practicing or intending to practice a profession in the field of the UNESCO programme priorities an opportunity to receive additional and practical training, thus contributing to the advancement and circulation of knowledge and skill promoting development and international understanding. Deadline: Varies - refer to website.

Wellesley College Scholarships offer two scholarships that are open to women graduates of any American institution. One is intended for medical studies: M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship for the study of medicine with a view to general practice, not psychiatry. The Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship is a supplemental award to provide relief from household and child care expenses while pursuing graduate study. Deadline: Winter.