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Other/General Outside Scholarships

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. To apply visit their site. Deadline is June 14.

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations

The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco's harmful impact.  For more information and an application, visit their site or e-mail adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.orgDeadline is April 30.

Genevieve Edmee Lenz Guldner Kansas University Medical Center Scholarship

The students eligible for assistance shall be KUMC students with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. First priority will be given to students who have graduated from high school in Barton County, Missouri. Second priority shall be given to students who have graduated from high school in Southwest Missouri. The qualifying students may be undergraduate or graduate students. The recipient must maintain full time status and keep a minimum 3.0 grade point average (or equivalent).  For application and more information, visit their site or e-mail Deadline is March 15th.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

This foundation has a large number of scholarships that students may be eligible for. You may look at their scholarship listings on their site.

Indian Health Service Scholarship programs

This scholarship provides financial assistance to American Indian and/or Alaska Native student enrolled full or part-time pursuing a course of study in specific health professions. This program requires a service obligation and/or payback requirement. For more information and an application, Visit their site to find out more information. Deadlines vary according to program.

Hispanic College Fund

The Hispanic College Fund Scholars Program maintains many scholarship programs which can be researched at their website. Each program has different requirements and deadlines. Students must complete the online applications, so that the HCF will be able to match with a scholarship program which should fit students' interests. Please note: HCF only accepts online applications.  No paper applications are available. Deadlines vary according to program.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation

Mensa Education and Research Foundation is holding a scholarship essay contest. The scholarship contest is open to all students in the area who will be in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education in the coming year. Entries must be postmarked on or before January 15. For more information visit their site.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship(s)

These scholarships are restricted to blind students who are enrolled full or part-time at KUMC seeking an accredited degree. These awards are based on scholastic excellence, financial need, and community service. You can get an application by visiting their site. Deadline is March 31.

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

The Native Hawaiian HealthScholarship Program provides financial support for Native Hawaiian students pursuing careers in selected health professions. The program's goals are to increase the number of Native Hawaiians in health professions and to improve the availability of primary and preventive care services to Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawaii. You can get an application by visiting their site Deadline is March 1.

Peace Corps

This educational award allows KUMC students to be involved with the community while the U.S. Peace Corps pays a percentage of their student loan debt. Specific questions regarding this educational award needs to be directed to the Kansas City Area Office of the U.S. Peace Corps at (800) 255-4121 or visit

Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

This is awarded to students who are candidates for a doctoral degree in any field of study at KUMC. For further information, please contact the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Foundation at (202) 334-2341 or log onto Deadline is in October.

Zola N. and Lawrence R. Nell Educational Trust

This scholarship awards funds to post-baccalaureate students studying medicine, dentistry, nursing, and allied health professions.  Students must have graduated from a high school in Sedgwick County, Kansas. The application deadline for the 2016-17 school year is April 15th, 2016.  Application and more information found here.

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018