Med Student Scholarships

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE:   If you are an incoming Alaska WWAMI medical student considering military, Indian Health Service, National Health Service, or other federal assistance that requires a service obligation as part of the support provided, please contact the Alaska WWAMI Office for more information [907-786-4789 -or-].  Policies and regulations have changed. 

Local Scholarships

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.

Mat-Su Health Foundation Scholarship Program  offers grants to help improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in the Mat-Su. Some of our grants are open year-round, while others open for specified periods.

Alaska Native Student Scholarships 

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 current year tax return (with all attachments) to their scholarship application. For information, contact the UWSoM Financial Aid Office:   (206)685-9229   or

National Scholarships

American College of Physicians (ACP) - Medical Student Abstract Competition

American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Scholarships

  • AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award

  • AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • AMA Foundation Scholars Fund

  • The Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship - One $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a medical student who grew up in Southeast Alaska. Students may apply directly to the Foundation for this scholarship opportunity (visit link above).

American Medical Women's Association

Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Alice R. Rooke Memorial Scholarship

  • Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

  • Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship (not offered in 2010-2011 academic year)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

National Institutes of Health – Clinical/Research Electives

National Institutes of Health – Summer Internships

William Osler Medal Essay Contest

Scholarship Databases


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.