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.

Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship

National Health Service Corps Scholarship
The National Health Service Corps announces its 2010 Scholarship Program. Applications are due by 5:00 PM ET June 1, 2010.
The attached flyer highlights key information about the program. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the NHSC website for more information and to apply!

Alaska Area IHS and NHSC Scholarship Representative:
Pat Sammartino
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
(907) 729-3679 or

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.

Alaska State Medical Association Auxiliary Scholarship

Mrs. Sally B. Brownsberger
Alaska State Medical Association Auxilary
2401 E. 42nd Avenue, Suite 104
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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 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 Association / Medical Student Section - Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

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.