Grants, Scholarships and Research

ACOG does not provide scholarships, grants or research opportunities but the following list of organizations has information you may find useful.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers the Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship: $5,000 to 3rd year students who have shown leadership efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities.

The National Medical Fellowships - Need-based Scholarship Program is offered to first- and second-year medical students. Applicants must demonstrate and document financial need. Scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need as determined by the student's total resources (including parental and spousal support), cost of education, and receipt of other scholarships and grants. Awards have ranged from $500 to $10,000.

NMF also recognizes exceptional minority students through awards and prizes that honor outstanding scholastic achievements, leadership and community service, as well as exceptional aptitude in the fields of medical journalism, women's health and surgery. These awards are generally available to students in the second through fourth years of medical school. The medical schools must recommend students interested in being considered for these scholarships.

The American Medical Association (AMA) offers several grants to medical students. These include the AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award, the AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship, and the AMA Foundation Scholars Fund. Individual medical schools must nominate students for these awards.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Fellows Program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical and dental students:

The Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society offers student essay awards and student research fellowships. The student research fellowships are comprised of 50 fellowships that may be awarded annually to students in their first, second, or third year (fourth year students not eligible). Each will provide $4000 to the student for support of the proposed research and $500 to the faculty supervisor in support of the student's project.

The Tylenol Scholarship for those students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare:

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases research funding page:

The National Health Service Corps competitive scholarship program is designed for students committed to providing primary health care in communities of greatest need. Scholarship recipients serve where they are most needed upon completion of their training:

They also provide a Loan Repayment Program by which fully trained health professionals who are dedicated to working with the underserved and have qualifying educational loans are eligible to compete for repayment of those loans if they choose to serve in a community of greatest need. In addition to loan repayment, these clinicians receive a competitive salary and a chance to have a significant impact on a community.

The New York Academy of Medicine offers the David E. Rogers Fellowship Program, a national fellowship for medical and dental students in support of a project initiated during the summer between the first and second years of medical or dental school. Up to twenty-five fellowships of approximately $3,500 will be awarded. The Fellowship is meant to enrich the educational experiences of students through projects that couple medicine and dentistry with the needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations.

They also offer the Student Essay Prize in the History of Medicine and Public Health, a contest open to students in accredited professional degree programs in medicine, nursing and public health. Essays should address a topic in the history of public health or medicine as they relate to urban health issues; they may consider social or environmental factors in the health of urban populations, institutional histories, or specific diseases.


The National Osteoporosis Foundation Grants Program for postdoctoral research:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Minority Health Program Grants:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Programs include postdoctoral fellowships awarded to individuals, dissertation grants, and institutional training grants related to graduate education in health services-related areas.

The National Library of Medicine’s grant page:

The National Academies has many links to fellowship programs:

Health Occupations Students of America scholarships page (HOSA):

High school student information:

The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine introduces outstanding and interested young people to the ever-changing and important world of medicine. Since 1993, the ten-day program has introduced students to professionals from some of the nation’s top medical centers and faculty from renowned institutions of learning.

ACLS Medical Training 

Pacific Medical Training

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