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Scholarships Offered from External Sources for Students in the School of Health Professions

NOTE: The School of Health Professions website houses a separate list of internal KU scholarships available to current students in the School of Health Professions.

AAUW Educational Funding and Awards

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.  Application deadlines vary from November 15 to January 15 for four awards geared towards women in graduate and postdoctoral programs.  Award amounts range from $2,000-$30.000.  For further information, visit

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program

This award is for accepted U.S. citizens in medical, nursing and health professions programs. Students receiving this award receive more than $17,000 annually for up to four years. The award pays all tuition, books, and most fees and provides a monthly stipend while attending school. For information on this, visit or more information call 1-800-588-5260. The website also has contact information to search for a recruiter who specializes in healthcare professions.

American Medical Resource Institute (AMRI) Scholarship

American Medical Resource Institute (AMRI) is proud to announce an annual scholarship program for students pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. This includes nurses, EMTs, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. One applicant will be awarded $2,000 for completing a 2000-word essay covering one of two healthcare topics. A winner will be chosen on merit. Deadline is late December. For more information, visit

AMBUCS Scholarship

U.S. citizens in financial need, in pursuits of completing the following programs: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology or Hearing Audiology. Applicant must express intent to enter clinical practice in chosen field. More information and applications are located online @ Deadline April 15.


This educational award allows KUMC students to kick their debt and meet the needs of the surrounding communities. In exchange for completing ten to twelve months of full-time service with AmeriCorps, students earn an education award of $4,725 to help pay for college or pay back student loans. Specific questions regarding this educational award needs to be directed to the National Service Trust Office at (800) 942-2677 or visit their site.

Army's Health Professions Scholarship Program

The Army offers one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships in the health care field. It's called the F. Edward Herbert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP, for short). If you qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship, plus a monthly allowance through the Army's HPSP.

  • Scholarship Eligibility: Be a citizen of the United States; Meet eligibility criteria for appointment as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve; Maintain full-time student status during the entire length of the program. What does the Army pay for?
  • Tuition: You select the school, obtain acceptance, and apply for the scholarship. If selected, 100% tuition is paid to any accredited professional school in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • Books/ Fees/ Reimbursable: The Army will pay for required books, rental of non-expendable equipment, and most academic fees.
  • Monthly Stipend: A generous monthly stipend of more than $2000  will be provided for ten and one-half months of each school year.
  • Army Officer Pay: For the remaining six weeks of the school year, you will receive the full pay and allowances offered a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve. After graduation and entrance on active duty, you'll be promoted to Captain, which means more pay. Your salary will increase through the years with promotions, time in service, and annual cost of living increases. You'll also receive a monthly non-taxable allowance for your food and housing.

For more information contact Sergeant Matthew Bray at  or at 913-469-1702 and check out the web at

Arthur Miller Scholarship

Bank of America, N.A.. The Arthur M. Miller Fund is a fund that has been established for charitable, scientific or educational purposes. Grants can be given to worthy persons studying or practicing in medical or allied fields leading to an accredited degree programs for registered nurses and medical doctors (Osteopaths, Naturopaths, Podiatrists, Chiropractors and Optometrists are specifically excluded from the definition of medical doctors). No immediate family member of the Advisory Committee or of any employee of Bank of America, N.A is eligible for this fund. Candidates will be selected based upon financial need and general character. Deadline is late March - early April. Application and additional information.

ASAHP Scholarship for Excellence [info]

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions sponsors a scholarship program for students enrolled in its member schools such as the KU School of Health Professions. The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in these professions.

ASCLS Minority Scholarship

This award is for students entering an NAACLS accredited program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences to include Clinical Laboratory Sciences/ Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician Program. This person must demonstrate financial need and be a minority student. Applications are located here. Deadline is April 1. / ASHPP Scholarship Fund

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions has a partnership with in which a $1,500 scholarship is awarded every 60 days to a deserving student. Visit for details.

Christine Dolecheck Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a medical, nursing, or health professions student who is a legal resident of Ellsworth County. For more information and/or an application, please contact Karen Britton at (785) 472-3141. Deadline is April 1.


The Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations scholarship a $1000 award to any sophomore, junior, or senior attending a COHEAO member. KUMC is a member of COHEAO. Applications must be postmarked by April 30th. You may find further instructions here.

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. The application process and the address for submitting the address vary by scholarship and by year – check the DAR website carefully for instructions.

  • DAR American Indian Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels.  However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. There will be no exceptions. This is a one-time $4,000 award.  American Indian Scholarship applications must be postmarked by February 15. 

Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship

KUMC undergraduate women students are eligible for this renewable $1,000 award. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need. Print an application at or call (816) 842-7444 to request an application. Deadline is February 20th.

ESA Foundation Scholarships

ESA Foundation is a nonprofit organization pledged to develop philanthropic activities of volunteers, provide assistance to established programs that serve human needs and provide new programs to improve the quality of life.  The organization awards more than 100 scholarships and grants nationwide, including about 35 in Kansas and 38 in Missouri.  Application deadline is early-February.  Website:

Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship (ASIST)

The ASIST Scholarship Program helps provide financial support to adult students in a variety of transitional situations.  Available to adults facing economic, social, or physical challenges, who are looking to improve their situation through education.  Website:  Deadline is in April.

Golden Belt Community Foundation Scholarships

This is a group of scholarships with a universal application, some of which can be used at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  One is the Mingenback Family Scholarship - a $500 scholarship awarded to a Barton County, KS resident who is a full time undergraduate or graduate, majoring in a health/medical related field, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The Chester Crane Memorial Scholarship, Ralph and Elinor Haneke Memorial Scholarship, and the Vida M., Dorothy C., and Vivian M., Archer Scholarships may also be available.  For more details and for an application, please visit their site. Deadline is March 30.

Greater Lee's Summit Health Care Foundation

The Greater Lee's Summit Health Care Foundation awards multiple scholarships in the amount of up to $5,000 to support academic studies leading to a career in a medical or healthcare discipline.  Applicants must have lived in Lee's Summit for a period of at least five years or have graduated form an area high school, inclduing Blue Springs High School, if the student's residence was Lee's Summit at the time of graduation and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Website:  Deadline is March 1.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

HSF General Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree.  Scholarships are available to high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students.  Award amounts range from $500 to $5,000.  Website: 

Indian Health Service Scholarship

The Health Professions Scholarship Program under the Indian Health Service Scholarship is for American Indian and Alaska Native students, who are members of their Tribe (federally recognized only), enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs.  The Indian Health Service (IHS) is committed to encouraging American Indians and Alaska Natives to enter the health professions and to assuring the availability of Indian health professionals to service Indians. Students incur service obligations and payback requirements on acceptance of funding from this program. Priority is given to graduate students and junior- and senior-level students unless otherwise specified.  Health Professions Scholarships are awarded for a one year period (12 months of support), with re-application required for each year of continuation. Stipends are paid for the 12-month period beginning each year from August 1 through July 31 for health and allied health professional education up to four years full-time or up to eight years part-time. Application deadline is March 28 and continuing students must apply by February 28.  Website:

Japanese Medical Society of America Scholarship

Applicants of Japanese ancestry, enrolled in an accredited medical, dental or nursing school are eligible to apply. The JMSA is looking for applicant's who demonstrate academic excellence and show a strong interest in the Japanese Medical Society of America. Application, current academic transcript and at least one of letter of recommendation required. Scholarship amounts have ranged from $2,500 up to $20,000 in the past. Deadline is late DecemberWebsite:

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Scholarship

A KU School of Health Professions student with permanent residence in Douglas County, Kan., is eligible for recognition by Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Criteria for this scholarship include a strong academic record and leadership potential. Financial need may be considered. (This scholarship is awarded to the School of Health Professions and the School of Nursing on an alternating basis; students of the School of Health Professions are eligible in the fall of odd-numbered years.)

MyHeart Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Scholarship

To assist students seeking a career in healthcare and aid in the awareness of heart disease, a group of cardiologists led by Dr. Mustafa Ahmed and Dr. Philip Johnson are providing 2 students with financial assistance ($1,000) and ongoing mentoring/advice on career and education decisions. To apply: The deadline for applications is mid-February.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship

The NHSC Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship open to eligible students in a variety of primary health care disciplines who have career goals that include practicing in underserved areas. Scholarships are awarded in exchange for a student's commitment to practice in a community with a current shortage of health professionals. NHSC Scholars receive payment of tuition and fees for up to 4 years of education; 12 monthly stipend payments per year of scholarship support; and payment of other reasonable expenses, such as books, supplies, and equipment in exchange for their commitment to serve in a community in need. Website:  Deadline is early May.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program

The NIAF will award scholarships and grants to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and will be divided between two groups of students. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 - $12,000. Deadline is early-March. Website:

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program

The Navy Health Professions Scholarship benefits include full tuition and books, required fees and a monthly stipend. After graduation, you will automatically become an officer of the Navy Medical Corps and practice your specialty in more than 100 ports of call around the world. For more information, contact 
(816) 924-1483 or visit

Point Foundation Scholarship Program

Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship granting organization for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.  Point provides support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Very strong academic performance is one characteristic that Point seeks in all of its applicants and subsequent scholars.  Proven leadership and a desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued.

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics - ASCP Scholarships

Students enrolled in a NAACLS (CLT/MLT) accredited program maintaining a 2.5 GPA, an approved MT/CLS program with a 2.8 GPA, and/or is a child, grandchild or sibling of clinical laboratory professionals may apply for the scholarships offered at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. Applications and specific information is available here.
Deadline is November 15.

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