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

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program
National Health Service Corps
Pisacano Scholars
Rock Sleyster Memorial
Springfield Noon Lions Club

Area of Residence

Chinese American Physicians Society
Contact: Marla Jean Hunter
Phone: 217-528-8153
1514 S. 10 1/2 Street, Springfield, IL 62703

Iroquois County Memorial Hospital

Nesbit Medical Student Foundation


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


American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
P.E.O. Scholars Awards
Wilhelm-Frankowski Community Service


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
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
National IMAGE Latino Scholarship Fund


National Federation of the Blind

Professional Degrees, Memberships, Associations

American Medical Women's Association Foundation
P.E.O. Scholars Award


American Indian Graduate Center Award
Armenian Students' Association
Chinese American Physicians Society
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Japanese Medical Society

Scholarships with a Service Obligation:

Armed Forces Health Professions
Belleville Memorial Hospital Medical Student Grant Program

McFarland Medical Trust Grant
Havana National Bank
Phone: 309-543-3361, Ext. 215
112 South Orange, Havana, IL 62644

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).

Year of Medical School

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Pisacano Scholars

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