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External Scholarship Resources

The web has many sources of information about external scholarship funds. It may be helpful to search using the key words “MD External Scholarships”, “Graduate Scholarships” or “Medical Scholarships.” We also have information on scholarship programs below.

It is suggested to start researching for scholarships December – February. Most deadlines to submit completed scholarship applications are between March and May.

Scholarships from other outside sources will reduce first the parent and student contributions and then the loan obligations in the financial aid package, starting with the loan with the least favorable terms. Only after all loan obligations have been eliminated, will the outside scholarship affect the Yale scholarship award.

Scholarship Availability for MD & PA Students

Scholarship MD PA
Top 50 Scholarships for Medical & Health Students Yes Yes
American Academy of PAs (AAPA) No Yes
American Medical Association Physicians of Tomorrow Awards Yes No
AmeriCorps Yes Yes
Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology Student Scholarships No Yes
AvaCare Medical Scholarship Yes Yes
Charles River District Medical Society (Residents from five Boston suburbs only) Yes No
Chinese American Physician Society Scholarships Yes No
Connecticut PA Foundation (CT PAF) No Yes
Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund for Medical Education Yes No
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Yes No
Jewish Federation Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program (Chicago area residents only) Yes Yes
Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship (Alabama and Northwest Florida residents) Yes No
Martin Devlin Scholarship (PAAV) No Yes
National Hispanic Health Foundation (NY, NJ & CA residents) Yes No
National Medical Fellowships Yes Yes
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans Yes Yes
PA Foundation No Yes
Pisacano Leadership Foundation Yes No
Pride Foundation (LGBTQ) Yes Yes
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Yes Yes
The BeMo & SortSmart Diversity Advocacy Scholarship Yes No
Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship (Connecticut residents only) Yes No
Women in Medicine LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship Yes No
Worcester District Medical Society Scholarship (Central MA residents) Yes No
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Yes Yes
Save A Life Scholarship Yes Yes

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