Scholarships and Grants in Aid
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine recognizes that medical education is becoming more costly each year, both for the school and the student. To that end, the School of Medicine has made the raising of funds for scholarships for medical students a priority. In partnership with the OHSU Foundation, we intend to increase that list as we continue to find solutions to student indebtedness.
FastWeb! is a free national scholarship search service, listing over 600,000 scholarships. FastWeb! is easy to use, and information regarding new scholarships is posted as available. Visit website »
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
The NHSC has scholarship programs available to students in medicine, nursing, dentistry and physician assistant studies. NHSC scholarships typically cover tuition, fees, books and supplies, and provide a monthly living allowance. The NHSC website provides information about the availability and deadlines for applying for scholarships. Visit website »
Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC)
OSAC administers over 400 different scholarships. All scholarships are listed on this site and application forms can be downloaded. Applications must be postmarked by March 1for consideration. Visit website »
The Foundation for Medical Excellence (TFME)
The TFME Medical Scholars Program strives to 1) Enhance professional development of student physicians, 2) Reduce the cost of medical education, and 3) Promote future practice in Oregon. Each year 4-6 students are selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship. The scholarship is renewed the following year if the student continues to meet the program expectations and submits a renewal application. Visit website »
OHSU School of Medicine Scholarships
In most cases, the scholarship awards listed below vary from year to year and are applied to tuition.
In late September or early October, the scholarship application will be posted to the "General Forms & Information" section of the Financial Aid site. An email is sent to all medical students from the Financial Aid Office inviting them to apply for this scholarship. This is a partial scholarship toward tuition. Recipients of general scholarships will be notified in spring. Visit website »
American Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA Foundation and AMA Alliance raise funds for medical school scholarships through the AMA Scholars fund. This scholarship is new as of 2012 and is awarded to a student or students who have scholarship needs. The amount of this annual scholarship is dependent on funds available.
This is a partial scholarship for a 2nd-year medical student for 4 years of medical school. The student will receive $15,000 for years one through four.Students must be in the top 10% of their class. An email invites applications for this biannual scholarship.
Otterdale Memorial Scholarship
This is a scholarship for Oregon residents who are second-year medical students, with preference given to those from Jackson County. The annual scholarship goes toward tuition.
Swindells Family Leadership Scholarship
This is a scholarship for medical students who are Oregon residents or have Oregon heritage. Upon request, medical students send in a CV and essay based on leadership at OHSU.The recipients of this scholarship will receive $20,000 toward their 3rd and 4th years of medical school.
Walsh Memorial Fund
The J. R. Walsh, M.D. Memorial Fund goes to a 4th-year medical student who matches in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine and who is interested in geriatrics. An email invitation goes to those students the Monday after Match Day.
Wendel Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Wendel Memorial Scholarship Fund is an annual scholarship award for an outstanding medical student who has shown interest in cardiology and/or cardiovascular medicine. January, an email is sent to all medical students providing application instructions.
OHSU School of Medicine Summer Travel Scholarships
The travel scholarships will not cover away rotation expenses.
Bacon Medical Enrichment Scholarship
The Bacon fund supports one or more projects or programs annually with a $1,000 to $5,000 grant. This fund underwrites the cost of OHSU medical students' education programs or projects, with an emphasis on value-added programs reaching beyond the core curricular requirements. This is not an international scholarship and occurs annually.
Hills OHSU Medical Ambassadors Program
Applicants to this program are asked to write a proposal for a project that "enriches the standard curriculum with unique experiences in medically underserved populations in Oregon and beyond. Ambassadors work with health care professionals to respond to genuine medical needs while acquiring first-hand knowledge of life in these communities."Each grant ranges between $1,000 and $5,000.Students on the global health student listserv and first- and second-year medical students are notified about application process in each February.
Sack International Medical Education Scholarship
This scholarship supports students for international clinical experience. Third- and fourth-year medical students are notified about application process each August.
If you have questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Shelley Engle, Scholarship Coordinator.