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WHERE TO SEARCH FOR OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

1. Our Scholarship Bulletin Board.  Check our Scholarship Bulletin Board periodically for updated outside scholarship information. 

2. World Wide Web. There is a vast amount of financial aid information available on the web. Perhaps the best site to begin with is http://www.finaid.org/. It is an excellent resource and links to hundreds of other sites such as individual school pages, financial aid eligibility estimators/calculators, debt management services, free scholarship searches, and the US Department of Education.  In addition, there are many websites were you can search for outside scholarships.  These online searches can be frustrating, but we encourage students to spend a little time searching:

Dept of Education Scholarship Search: https://studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/scholarship/v3browse.asp 

Dartmouth has a spreadsheet of scholarships just for medical students:  http://dms.dartmouth.edu/admin/fin_aid/ 

Some med-specific scholarships from scholarships.com:  http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/medical-scholarships/

3. Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) - published annually by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Available through most pre-medical advisors and college libraries, this publication contains a comprehensive overview of financial aid for medical students and includes descriptions of federal aid programs, requirements of specific medical schools, and a bibliography of additional resource materials.

4. National Medical Fellowships. Minority students (Black Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and Mainland Puerto Ricans) who need financial aid may request information and applications from National Medical Fellowships, Inc. The deadline for application is August 15 of the year in which aid is requested. Visit them online at http://www.nmfonline.org/

 

OTHER POTENTIAL SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID

Most colleges and universities provide student aid reference materials in either their financial aid offices or libraries. The following sources may also warrant your investigation:

  • Unions to which you or your parents belong
  • Employers with scholarship or loan programs for employees and their families
  • Local churches
  • Fraternal organizations of which you or your parents are a member
  • Sororities and fraternities
  • Local civic organizations
  • Agencies which administer vocational training and rehabilitation programs
  • High schools and colleges offering awards for alumni pursuing postgraduate study
  • Alumni chapters of the medical school that you will attend
  • Local medical societies (NOTE: your family physician may know of such funds)
  • County or community hospitals and their auxiliaries
  • Your home city, county, or state
  • State and tribal programs for Native Americans