Scholarships for Alaskan Medical Students
Scholarships are available for Alaskan medical students, and they can be a welcome means of reducing dependence on loans. The following is a partial list of scholarships available for Alaskan medical students.
Government Program Scholarships
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Programs offer tuition, fees, and a stipend to medical students. These scholarships also obligate recipients to active duty in one of the armed services.
National Health Service Corps Scholarship
Alaska Sea Services Scholarship Program - Awards for dependent child or regular / reserve member of the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard on active duty, retired with pay, deceased, or MIA. Must be legal resident of Alaska, have high academic standards and show character, leadership ability and financial need.
Alaska State Medical Association Auxiliary Scholarship
Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarship Program - In 2010, the Mat-Su Heatlh Foundation plans to award $100,000 in scholarships, which range in amounts from $1,000 to $10,000. Funds will be awarded based upon the merit of the applicants meeting the MSHF eligibility criteria. Each application will be reviewed for clarity of healthcare career goals and the value of those goals to the health care community; demonstrated interest in the healthcare field through job experience, volunteer efforts, internships or related course offerings; and past academic performance.
Scholarships for Alaska Native Students
UW School of Medicine Scholarships
UW School of Medicine Scholarship - This is a need based scholarship. Students must provide parental information on their FAFSA and attach a SIGNED copy of parent's 2007 tax return (with all attachments) to their scholarship application. For information, contact the UWSoM Financial Aid Office: (206)685-9229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Academy of Neurology - Awards and Fellowships
American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Fellowships, Grants, and Awards for U.S. and International Women Scholars
American College of Physicians (ACP) - Medical Student Abstract Competition
American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. - Gerald Peet Fellowship
American Medical Association / Medical Student Section - Grants, Awards, and Scholarships
American Psychiatric Foundation - Minority Medical Student Scholarships and Awards
ARCS Foundation, Inc. - Achievement Rewards for College Scientists
The Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship (CRF) provides support for one year of full-time clinical research training. The main goal of the program is to encourage medical students to pursue careers in clinical research. Interested medical students must be willing to take a year out from school and conduct fellowship research and training at one of 12 hosting medical schools.
National Institutes of Health – Clinical Research Training Program – Medical or dental students selected for this fellowship program spend 12 months working directly with NIH researchers in mentored clinical or translational research projects in areas matching their own interests and goals. Fellows must be enrolled in an accredited US medical or dental school; must be US citizens or permanent residents; and must have permission from their home institution to take a year out of school.
Contact the UWSoM Financial Aid Office for more information about financial aid and scholarships for Alaska WWAMI students.
This list is a work in progress. If you learn of other scholarships available for Alaskan medical students, please contact this office so we can update the list.