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Scholarships

The scholarship programs included here are for students and applicants at SIU School of Medicine. This information is not intended to be a comprehensive list but to supplement other financial aid information available from our office.

Numerous scholarships are available, but you must be willing to make the effort to search for them. Students interested in seeking a private grant or scholarship should check as many sources as possible, including high school guidance offices, local clubs and civic organizations, businesses, employers, church groups, alumni organizations, public libraries and financial institutions. If you have been a hospital volunteer, contact the hospital auxiliary to inquire if any scholarships are available for volunteers.

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Academic Background/Career Plans:

Illinois Department of Public Health Medical Student Program
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program
National Health Service Corps
Pisacano Scholars
Rock Sleyster Memorial
Springfield Noon Lions Club

Age:

E. Craig Brandenburg Graduate Awards
Business and Professional Women's Career Advancement

Area of Residence:

Raena Brown Trust
Chinese American Physicians Society
Marla Jean Hunter
Illinois General Assembly
Iroquois County Memorial Hospital

LaSalle County Medical Society Special Education Fund
Latino Fund
William E. McElroy Charitable Foundation
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Auxiliary
Nesbit Medical Student Foundation


Electives:

Norma A. Wylie Palliative Care Program
Norma A. Wylie Third World Study Award
Rayna Wissbroecker Fund

Gender:

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Business and Professional Women's Career Advancement
William E. McElroy Charitable Foundation
Nesbit Medical Student Foundation
P.E.O. Scholars Awards
Wilhelm-Frankowski Community Service

Military:

Air National Guard - Wings of Medicine
Armed Forces Health Professions
Illinois Army National Guard
Illinois Veteran's Grant

Minorities Underrepresented in Medicine:

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
American Indian Graduate Center Award
Association of Black Cardiologists - Richard A. Williams Scholarship
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Hispanic Scholarship
Latino Fund

Miscellaneous:

National Federation of the Blind

Tylenol Scholarship

Professional Degrees, Memberships, Associations:

American Medical Women's Assoc. Foundation - Wilhelm-Frankowski
P.E.O. Scholars Award
Phi Kappa Phi

Race/Ethnicity:

American Indian Graduate Center Award
Armenian Students' Association
Association of Black Cardiologists - Richard A. Williams Scholarship
Chinese American Physicians Society
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Hispanic Scholarship
Japanese Medical Society
Stephen Knezevich Trust
Latino Fund

Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest
Vietnamese American Medical Association

Religious Affiliation:

E. Craig Brandenburg Graduate Awards
Crusade Program
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Scholarships with a Service Obligation:

Armed Forces Health Professions
Belleville Memorial Hospital Medical Student Grant Program
Illinois Department of Public Health Medical Student Program (Link to 2008-2009 IDPHS Application)
McFarland Medical Trust Grant
National Health Service Corps

Repayment and Loan Forgiveness Programs:

Information is available via a searchable database that provides detailed profiles of many of the state and federal programs available to allopathic medicine and other health professions students at the AAMC's Repayment and Loan Forgiveness/Scholarship (RALFS) web site.

Year of Medical School:

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
American Medical Women's Assoc. Foundation - Wilhelm-Frankowski
Illinois Hospital Association Grant
LaSalle County Medical Society Special Education Fund
Pisacano Scholars
Rock Sleyster Memorial
Vietnamese American Medical Association

Perform free scholarship searches via the Internet. Some scholarships may be very specific to a certain type of student, field of interest or program of study; others have more general requirements but may require a certain level of academic excellence. You'll never know what you might qualify for unless you do a search! Click on the following links to access FREE scholarship search services.

FastWeb Scholarship search service

FinAid Scholarship search service and a comprehensive collection of financial aid information

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarship search service

NCAA Scholarships for student athletes