Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Health Disciplines

Unless otherwise noted, UIC Scholarships does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. For questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.

 

Dentistry

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students
(January deadline)

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields
(February deadline)

Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship awards 3-5 scholarships annually to medical students, dentistry students or scientists of Chinese descent
(April deadline)

“Crack The Dat” Pre-Dental Scholarship provides financial aid to pre-dental students. Juniors, seniors in college, and graduate students may apply. (September deadline)

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a medical, dental, physician assistant, midwife or family nurse practitioner degree; pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years; education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation; recipients also receive a monthly living stipend ($1,289 in 2010-2011)
(September deadline)

American Dental Association Dental School Scholarships four different named awards (approximately 50 scholarships given out total) of up to $2,500 given to facilitate the education of academically talented dental students
(Deadline varies)

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons awards of $1,000 for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply; must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full time in a school accredited in the field involved and are already in the program
(Deadline varies)

 

Medicine

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program  supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students
(January deadline)

Kosciuszko Foundation | Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship awarded annually to one young woman of Polish ancestry in her first, second, or third year of medical studies at an accredited school of medicine in the United States; award of $3,500; first preference given to residents of Massachusetts or New England at-large
(January deadline)

NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship (must be nominated by your athletics office) for graduating seniors who were varsity student-athletes; must have at least a 3.5/4.0 GPA and are planning to attend an accredited graduate school, law school or medical school upon graduation; award of $24,000 for one year
(January deadline)

NIH Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Biomedical Research Training Program  for underrepresented undergraduates and graduate students, paid research training at NIH over 2 years

Whitaker International Fellows Program in Bioengineering  for students who have already completed a bachelor's or master's degree, or are currently enrolled in a PhD program, to undertake a project abroad for one year in bio/biomedical engineering
(January deadline)

Zuckerman Fellowship  individuals who have, or are pursuing, an MBA, JD, or MD degree AND are seeking an additional degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Kennedy School, or the Harvard School of Public Health
(January deadline)

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship  for students preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time OR a current full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related studies; minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
(February deadline)

Daughers of the American Revolution Medical Scholarships awards in the amount of $5,000 renewable for four years, totaling $20,000
(February deadline)

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields
(February deadline)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program paid summer internships in biomedical research for students at all levels (high school, undergrad and graduate/professional school)
(March deadline)

The Pisacano Leadership Foundation founded scholar’s program that assists medical students who are entering their fourth year of medical school. Students should have an in interest in family medicine. (March deadline)

Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship  awards 3-5 scholarships annually to medical students, dentistry students or scientists of Chinese descent
(April deadline)

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship for students pursuing medical or MD/PhD combined degrees; must have demonstrated leadership efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care
(May deadline)

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program is designed to provide educational programs, leadership training, and funding to rstudents who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine. (May deadline)

The Armenian American Medical Society will be awarded to students enrolled in a US accredited medical, pharmacy, dental, physician assistant, nursing or other professional healthcare school. Students of Armenian descent, or with special interest in Armenian Medical Causes may apply. (August deadline)

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship looks for medical, nursing, dental, public health, pharmacy, and health policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving the Hispanic community may apply. (September deadline)

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a medical, dental, physician assistant, midwife or family nurse practitioner degree; pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years; education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation; recipients also receive a monthly living stipend ($1,289 in 2010-2011)
(September deadline)

Buckfire Law Firm’s Medical School Diversity Scholarship offers medical students, who identify with a minority group, a scholarship to reduce their educational expenses. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of medical school. (October Deadline)

Cambridge NIH Partnership Program for students interested in biomedical research; program in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) culminating in an M.D./Ph.D. from the United States and and a D.Phil. or Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom
(December deadline)

Oxford NIH Partnership Program for students interested in biomedical research; program in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) culminating in an M.D./Ph.D. from the United States and and a D.Phil. or Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom
(December deadline)

Epilepsy Foundation Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians one-year of supervised study and research; individuals with an MD or DO who will have completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry by the time the fellowship commences may apply; other clinically trained professionals (i.e. PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) are also eligible to apply
(Deadline varies)

Lupus Foundation of America Gina M. Finzi Memorial Summer Fellowship award of $2,000 to spend the summer researching in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus; preference to graduate or medical students (those who have earned a baccalaureate degree before fellowship begins)
(Deadline varies)

National Medical Fellowships  need-based scholarships for first and second-year medical students pursuing their MD degrees; merit-based awards for minority medical students
(Deadline varies)

 

Nursing

The Hatton & Hatton Nursing & Pharmacy Student Scholarship provides a financial award to a student to help them pursue their goals.

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields
(February deadline)

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (ANNP) offers its Loretta Ford Centennial Scholarship to current Registered Nurses (RNs) enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program. (February deadline)

Pintas & Mullins’ Future Nurses Scholarship is offered to incoming and current nursing students. (March deadline)

UIC College of Nursing Scholarships awards for current undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (GEP, MS, BSNtoDNP, PhD) nursing students at the UIC College of Nursing
(March deadline)

The National Black Nurses Association offers 13 annual scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in or pursuing a nursing program. There is one application for all scholarships. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply. (April deadline)

The Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) has multiple scholarship opportunities for nursing students. Applicants must be residents of LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam County.
(May deadline)

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program  must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a medical, dental, physician assistant, midwife or family nurse practitioner degree; pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years; education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation; recipients also receive a monthly living stipend. (May deadline)

Nursingcolleges.com is offering financial support to an aspiring nursing student.  

Sigmund Software offers its scholarship to provide financial assistance to incoming and undergraduate students pursuing a technology driven career in the following or related fields: nursing, healthcare, IT, computer engineering, healthcare technologies, health informatics, or health information management. (June deadline)

Education Dynamics has a scholarship available for minority nursing students pursuing a graduate nursing degree. Applicants must currently be enrolled or will be enrolled in a graduate nursing program by November 1st. (July deadline)

The APRN Scholarship awards students currently enrolled in an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthesia graduate degree program. (September deadline)

The BestNursingDegree.com Heart of Healthcare Nursing Scholarship is offered to nursing students who wish to dedicate their lives to their patients. Applicants must have at least one semester in college completed and have a college GPA. (September deadline)

The Hispanic Nurse Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for Hispanic students currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in nursing. (October Deadline)

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Nursing Scholarships  one-time awards of $1,000 for nursing students in financial need accepted and enrolled in a nursing program
(Deadline varies)

Epilepsy Foundation Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowship stipend of $3,000 to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in epilepsy in either research or practice settings; appropriate fields include sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, nursing, economics, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, political science, and others relevant to epilepsy research or practice
(Deadline varies)

Epilepsy Foundation Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians   one-year of supervised study and research; individuals with an MD or DO who will have completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry by the time the fellowship commences may apply; other clinically trained professionals (i.e. PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) are also eligible to apply
(Deadline varies)

Nursing Scholarships Search Engine Links outside websites to search for nursing scholarships
(Deadline varies)

Travel Nurse Across America, one of the country's top 10 travel nurse staffing agencies, is pleased to offer one scholarship to an individual seeking a BSN degree. (July Deadline)

 

Pharmacy

CVS Health offers the CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students to underrepresented students accepted into a Doctor of Pharmacy program or enrolled in their first year of the professional phase. Students must demonstrate a history of leadership and academic success.

The Hatton & Hatton Nursing & Pharmacy Student Scholarship provides a financial award to a student to help them pursue their goals.

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program  for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields
(February deadline)

Epilepsy Foundation Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians one-year of supervised study and research; individuals with an MD or DO who will have completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry by the time the fellowship commences may apply; other clinically trained professionals (i.e. PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) are also eligible to apply
(Deadline varies)

 

Physical Therapy
Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields

Daughters of the American Revolution Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship  awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy)

 

Occupational Therapy
Daughters of the American Revolution Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy)
(February deadline)

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program  for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields
(February deadline)

National AMBUCS  scholarships for juniors or seniors in a bachelor's program or master's or doctoral degree in occupational therapy; awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually with one award of $6,000 given for two years
(April deadline)

American Occupational Therapy Foundation  over 50 scholarships ranging from $150 to $5,000 to students enrolled in occupational therapy programs
(October deadline)

 

Other

The Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to racially/ethnically students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.

The Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program.

K9 Carts offers the Social-Influencer Micro-Scholarship to students studying veterinary medicine at any collegiate level. Incoming, undergraduate, and graduate students may apply. (August deadline)

Prevounce’s Prevention Health Scholarship Program awards undergraduate and graduate students studying for a career in healthcare. (October deadline)

The Barbara A. Colley Master’s Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in a master’s health education program

The BosterBio Scholarship offers financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students that have conducted medical research, volunteered, or completed a medicine-related internship. Students must be planning to pursue a career in healthcare. (December deadline)

The Caption Call Audiology Scholarship is offered to graduating undergraduates and graduate students studying audiology (January deadline)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows Program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students (January deadline)

International Undergraduate Studentship Programme unique opportunity to spend 8 weeks in the summer in Norwich, UK, on a research program at one of three labs; students receive free accommodations plus weekly stipend; students in first or final year of study NOT eligible
(January deadline)

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund for students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada; annual grants of approximately $12,000 each; those who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in a developing country
(January deadline)

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship for students preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time OR a current full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related studies; minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
(February deadline)

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program for Jewish students studying medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and additional medical fields
(February deadline)

Schweitzer Fellowships for graduate and professional students in the health care fields; award to design a year-long service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact
(February deadline)

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America Bill Kane Scholarship is offered to current undergraduate health education majors enrolled full-time.

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates offers the Paying It Forward Scholarship  for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies leading to careers in the healthcare field.

Udall Scholarship for Undergraduates (APPLY THROUGH UIC ONLY) for Native American or Alaska Native college juniors who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care
(February deadline)

University of Montana | Summer Undergraduate Research Program 10-week summer program (end of May through beginning of August) for undergraduates interested in environmental health sciences, providing extraordinary opportunities to learn from experts about the philosophy and practice of conducting current biomedical research; limited to 6 students per summer
(February deadline)

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice social justice and health care advocacy and policy; seeks to increase the number of low-income, African American, Latino, Asian American, Native Pacific Islander, and Native American Indian and Alaska Native social justice leaders
(February deadline)

The Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship, offered by the American College of Healthcare Executives, is an annual scholarship for students in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Graduate students may apply. (March deadline)

The Medical Assistant Scholarship is offered to students who are pursuing a career as a medical assistant. (March deadline)

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program pays back health care school loans up to $50,000 for two years of service and up to $145,000 for five years of service as a corps-designated facility
(March deadline)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Internship Program competitive scholarships to exceptional undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH
(March deadline)

The Brown Medical and Education (MEA) Foundation Healthcare Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree and career in the healthcare industry. Applicants must identify as Black/African American, Native American/ American Indian, Hispanic/ Latin American, Asian, or Pacific Islander. (April deadline)

DuPage County Medical Society Foundation Scholarships for permanent residents of DuPage County, Illinois, enrolled in or accepted to a professional training program in the health care fields
(April deadline)

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a medical, dental, physician assistant, midwife or family nurse practitioner degree; pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years; education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation; recipients also receive a monthly living stipend ($1,289 in 2010-2011)
(May deadline)

Native Health Initiative Summer Health Justice Internship Program for people interested in Native American health, community health, or public health and social justice; placements in tribal communities located in rural North Carolina, New Mexico or Arizona
(June deadline)

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates offers the Paying It Forward Scholarship  for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies leading to careers in the healthcare field. (June deadline)

Tylenol Scholarship for students pursuing an education toward a career in the health care fields.
(June deadline)

The Drug-Rehabs.org Health Care Scholarship is for students pursing a health-related major with a focus in a career related to substance abuse. Incoming, undergraduate, and graduate students are encouraged to apply. (July deadline)

Students with the intent to earn a degree that helps them qualify for professional healthcare licensure may apply for the Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC Healthcare Professional Scholarship. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for consideration. (Deadline: June 17, 2024).

UIC College of Applied Health Sciences listing of scholarships available to students enrolled in AHS
(Deadline varies)

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship  for students interested in combining military service in the United States Air Force with work in the health professions
(Deadline varies)

American Dental Association Foundation Allied Dental Scholarships are for allied dental students including dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology
(Deadline varies)

Army Health Professions Scholarship for students interested in combining military service in the United States Army with work in the health professions
(Deadline varies)

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowships Program minority students with a dedication to a career in mental health research or services relevant to ethnic and racial minority groups
(Deadline varies)

Epilepsy Foundation Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowship stipend of $3,000 to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in epilepsy in either research or practice settings; appropriate fields include sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, nursing, economics, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, political science, and others relevant to epilepsy research or practice
(Deadline varies)

Epilepsy Foundation Health Sciences Student Fellowship stipend of $3,000 to individuals to pursue careers in epilepsy in either research or practice settings; predoctoral training students in the Health Sciences may be accepted at any point in their schooling-following acceptance but before beginning the first year, or in the period immediately following their final year
(Deadline varies)

Epilepsy Foundation Research and Training Fellowships for Cliniciansone-year of supervised study and research; individuals with an MD or DO who will have completed residency training in neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, or psychiatry by the time the fellowship commences may apply; other clinically trained professionals (i.e. PharmD, Doctor of Nursing) are also eligible to apply
(Deadline varies)

Indian Health Service Scholarship Fund documented Native American Indian and Alaskan Native undergraduate students pursuing degree programs leading to the health fields
(Deadline varies)

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the U.S. are invited to honor Rhio's spirit of self determination and intellectual curiosity by writing an essay about the use of alternative medical approaches in the treatment of cancer; cash prizes for winning essays
(Deadline varies)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Directory of Grants & Fellowships in Global Health Sciences resources for international students interested in study in the U.S. in health sciences
(Deadline varies)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Graduate Partnership Program for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed bachelors' degrees and now would like to pursue a PhD in biomedical sciences
(Deadline varies)

Pilot International Foundation Graduate Scholarships (Deadline varies)

Pilot International Undergraduate Scholarship Programs (Deadline varies)