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Outside Scholarship Programs

Applications for Outside Scholarship Programs

Medical students are always encouraged to investigate other sources of scholarships and grants through hometown banks, churches, hospitals, and fraternal and professional organizations. In this section of the Financial Aid Guide, students will find scholarships and grant opportunities offered by organizations outside the IU School of Medicine. For the best results, students should contact organizations directly unless otherwise indicated. Remember, students are responsible for reporting any outside scholarships, grants or non-school sources of loans to MSA-SFS. Lastly, note that this information may outdated. if you happen to come across a program that no longer exists, please let me know ( and we will take it off the list.

A listing of Outside or Non-school Programs

Scholarship Search Engines

Annually, we get notices sent to us of new scholarships or ongoing renewal scholarships at outside agencies.

The Alexander Doolas Scholarship

Posted April 02, 2018

The Alexander Doolas Scholarship for Excellence is designed for highly qualified fourth-year students from racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented in medicine. This scholarship opportunity will provide mentoring, networking, and stipend support to  interested and qualified medical students. Stipend will be awarded to the medical student who best demonstrates their interest in surgery and academic ability to pursue the rigors of an academic surgical career. Awardees will advance our diversity and inclusion mission and have an opportunity to become prospects for internship or residency at Rush University Medical Center.  The General Surgery Program is offering a stipend in the amount of $1,500.00 to help defer the costs of flight, lodging, and incidental expenses. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a 4-week rotation in our surgical residency program.

Deadline to submit is April 30, 2018. Sub-internship can take place anytime June through December

Scholarship application and eligibility requirements:

  • Fourth-year US medical students who have successfully completed a general surgery clerkship
  • USMLE transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photo
  • Personal statement
  • In your application email, please list your identity (African American, Native American, and Hispanic American)

All interested students should email requirements to: Danielle Hill at Danielle_C_Hill@rush. In the subject line type “Diversity Scholarship”

Peter V. Westhaysen Education Trust Medical Education Scholarships

Posted March 29, 2015

First Midwest Bank is the Trustee of the Peter V. Westhaysen Medical Education Scholarship Trust. This Trust was established in 1986 to provide scholarships funds for medical and nursing students attending accredited colleges and universityies who are residents of Lake County.

Applicants must fulfill the following standards:

  • Enrolled in full-time program for training as either a nurse or a medical doctor.
  • Must show outstanding scholastic ability
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a resident of Lake County, Indiana

Applications available through the SFS by e-mailing

Contact is Misty Schwartz at

The Community Foundation of Boone County Annouces the Dr. Higgins Scholarship for Student Pursuing a Medical Degree

Posted: February 11, 2012

The Community Foundation of Boone County is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for students pursuing a medical degree. The Dr. Higgins scholarship will be available for a student entering medical school or who is enrolled currently. The amount of the scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year renewable up to four years. It is awarded from a fund established at the Community Foundation in memory of Dr. Otis C. and Blanche D. Higgins, and may be used at any medical school in the U.S. for a Boone or Tippecanoe County resident.

Interested students may apply online at Questions can be directed to or 317.873.0210.

Dr. Ferrell W. Dunn Memorial Scholarship

Posted: February 17, 2015

This fund is available to qualified Delaware County graduates enrolled in any accredited premedical and/or medical school in the United States.

The purpose of this fund is to assist students who desire to practice medicine, but lack the necessary financial resources. the number of scholarships to be awarded each year will be based on the income available in the fund, with annual renewals possible.

Application materials available by contacting

Adams Rotary Memorial Fund

Posted: January 20, 2012

Recipients must be graduates of a Howard County, Indiana, high school and must be enrolled in any accredited medical or nursing school in the United States.

Fields of medicine in which students must be enrolled include pre-medicine and medicine so long as the program results in a M.D. degree.

Fields of nursing in which scholarships can be made include a two year associate program, a three year diploma program, or a four year B.S.N. program so long as any such program results in a R.N. designation.

Applicants should send completed forms to:

Adams Rotary Scholarship
KeyBank Trust Dept.
10 W. Market St. Suite 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Applications are available by contacting

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Medical Student Scholarship

Posted: January 10, 2012

Kaiser Permanente has a long tradition and commitment to the training of future physicians. We are pleased to offer up to ten $5,000 scholarships to medical students who demonstrate an interest in giving back to their community and their profession. Scholarships are available in the areas of population based research and community involvement/leadership.

Last year’s recipients represented medical schools from across the United States, including Albany Medical College, University of Washington, University of California at San Francisco, University of California at Davis and Stanford University. Scholars receive their awards at our Annual Residency Programs Open House and are invited to participate in a clerkship rotation at one of our Northern California sites.

Interested third year medical students may visit our site to learn more and complete an application. Additionally the attached flyer can be reprinted and distributed to medical students on your campus.

The Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest

Posted: January 2, 2015

The Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest is a voluntary medical organization founded in 2005. One of the missions of TADAM is to establish enhanced academic interaction among Turkish-American Physicians in the Midwest States and the United States.

The current goal of TADAM is to award two scholarships of $1,000 a year to medical, osteopathic and/or dental students. These funds come from contributions and from TADAM’s fundraising dinners and social activities.

TADAM would like to award these scholarships during the fiscal school year. We hope you will pass along to your medical/osteopathic/dental students with a Turkish-American heritage or ancestry. To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be a first, second, third or fourth year medical, osteopathic or dental student at a U.S. medical, osteopathic or dental school.

The application form can be downloaded in a PDF format on TADAM’s website, Supporting documents needed to complete application:

  • Letter from the Medical Student Affairs Office, verifying good standing.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Applicant’s personal statement (including career goals).
  • Applicant’s current vitae (be sure to include education, research activities, if any, employment and extracurricular activities. Credit will be given to those with research projects relating to health care of the Turkish American).

Chinese American Physicians Society Scholarships offered

Posted: January 3, 2012

I would like to inform you that our society is offering a minimum of four scholarships of $2000 to $4000 each to needy medical students this academic year.

For your information, our society was established by a group of concerned physicians of Chinese descent in 1977 in the San Francisco area. However, our current membership consists of various ethnic groups and races. The applicants are judged according to their academic achievements, financial needs, community service records and their views on the practice of medicine as expressed in their essays.

Information about our scholarship program and the application can be obtained from the website address: Students needing the printed applications should send us the requests with self-addressed stamped envelopes.

Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County announces the availability of four medical school scholarships.

Posted: December 20, 2011

The Combined Medical Scholarship Application may be used to apply for the following scholarships: the Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Medical Education Scholarship, the Keith Bean Medical Scholarship, the Dr. Cleve James Francoeur, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and the Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Probst Medical School Scholarship. Each scholarship is administered by Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

The Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Medical Education Scholarship was established by the Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society to support medical education.

CRITERIA: Residents of Bartholomew or Brown counties who are entering medical school as freshmen or who are in medical school as upperclassmen at an American Medical Association approved medical school located in the United States. Academic performance and financial need will be considered.

The Keith Bean Medical Scholarship was established by Dr. Bean in appreciation for assistance that he received as a recipient of the Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Medical Education Scholarship while in medical school.

CRITERIA: Past or current residents of Bartholomew or Brown County who are entering medical school as freshmen or who are in medical school as upperclassmen at an American Medical Association approved medical school located in the United States. Financial need will be considered. Applicants must have lived in Bartholomew or Brown County their senior year in high school.

The Dr. Cleve James Francoeur, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Cleve J. Francoeur, Sr. in memory of their son. A graduate of Wabash College and Indiana University Medical School, Dr. Francoeur practiced dermatology in Bartholomew and Jackson Counties. He passed away in an automobile accident February 2007.

CRITERIA: High school students who graduated from a Bartholomew or Jackson County high school and who are entering medical school as freshmen or who are in medical school as upper classmen at Indiana University Medical School. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA.

The Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Probst Medical School Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Probst to assist students attending medical school. Dr. Probst grew up in Dearborn County, Indiana and practiced dermatology for 32 years in Columbus, Indiana. The Probst’s are lifelong members of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Dr. Probst had experience with the challenges of financing a medical school education. He held multiple jobs to help defray the cost. The stresses of working, while being a medical student, gave Dr. Probst an appreciation for what scholarships could provide; defraying financial expenses and relieving the pressures of paying for school while a student.

CRITERIA: Residents of Bartholomew, Dearborn, Jackson, or Jennings counties attending an American Medical Association approved medical school. Applicant must be a member of a Christian church with preference given to Lutherans.

Applications are available at the Heritage Fund office at 538 Franklin Street, Columbus or are available to download by going to our website at The completed form can either be delivered to the Heritage Fund office at 538 Franklin Street, Columbus, or mailed to P.O. Box 1547, Columbus, IN 47202-1547.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Academic Scholarship Program

Posted: December 20, 2011

I am writing to share with you the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Academic Scholarship Program.

Students may access the application on our website:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. You can reach me by email or by phone at 312-673-3444.

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation Dr. John E. Freed, Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Fred A. & Nannie O. Graham Scholarship

Posted: December 12, 2011

Eligibility requirements for the Dr. John E. Freed, Jr. Memorial Scholarship:

  • You have applied to and been accepted into the IU School of Medicine
  • You demonstrate a sincere empahty toward others
  • You exhibit a caring personality
  • You are dedicated to the profession of medicine
  • You are a graduate of a Clay, Sullivan, or Vigo High School

Eligibility requirements for the Fred A. & Nannie O. Graham Scholarship:

  • Preference given to residents of Sullivan County, and more specifically to graduates of Sullivan County high schools.
  • You demonstrate financial need.
  • You desire to practice medicine in Sullivan County or some other rural area in Indiana.
  • You are a student at the IU School of Medicine, where you have completed at least one year of medical training.
  • You are ranked in the upper half of your class at IU School of Medicine.

More information is available on our website or by calling the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. Applications are available on the website to be printed and must be submitted by December 15, 2011. Click here to view and download the application.

Polish-American Medical Society Scholarships

Posted: November 28, 2011

For the past 11 years, the Polish-American Medical Society has been offering scholarships to medical, dental and veterinary students. In order to qualify, students must be of Polish descent from the Chicago area and be currently enrolled in a medical, dental or veterinary school in the Midwest of the United States.

Applications are available on the society’s website, to download the form.

Please forward this to any student who may qualify for these scholarships.

For more information please contact via (773) 775–7883

Worcester (MA) District Medical Society

For 2nd, 3rd and 4th year medical students who are legal residents of Central Massachusetts. See attached application form.

The Foundation of The Pennsylvania Medical Society

Multiple scholarships for Pennsylvania residents. See attached application form.