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Scholarships and Awards

For additional information or questions about these awards, please contact Christine Hernandez at or 913-588-1482.

Funds from KUMC

  • Robinson International Studies Award
    Nine students annually are given this award to complete a 4 week clinical rotation at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.  Students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions are eligible to apply.

  • Gulu International Studies Award
    Two awards are available annually for School of Medicine students to perform a clinical elective rotation at Gulu University in Uganda.  

  • Halsey Infectious Disease & Tropical Medicine Training Award
    This award is given to a medical student to complete a 4th-year International Clinical Elective Rotation in the field of Infectious Diseases and/or Tropical Medicine.

  • VMR Resident Scholarship Program
    One scholarship is available annually for a Neuroscience resident to conduct fully-funded independent research at an international location of their choice.  

  • Clendening Summer Fellowship
    Provided and administered by the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, the Clendening Summer Fellowship annually provides 8-10 first-year medical students  with funds to conduct independent research.  These research projects may be completed internationally or domestically.  Contact Dr. Tarris Rosell ( for details.   

  • Office of International Programs Award
    Any student or resident planning an international experience and has not already received funding may apply; the amount awarded varies. Contact the Office of International Programs for additional details.
  • Kovac International Observership Award
    This award is given to residents, final year medical students, nurse anesthesia education students, and respiratory care education students to participate in an International Educational Experience in Peru or Ghana.

  • Lou Loescher-Junge International Travel Award
    Awarded to students in the School of Health Professions for an International Educational Experience in the country of the student's choice.

  • Rural Health Education Services (RHES) International Medical Education and Mission Award (IMEM)
    Awarded to students in the School of Medicine for a rural International Educational Experience in the country of the student's choice. 

  • KU Endowment Loans
    Medical, Health Professions & Nursing student loans are offered to students enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in Medical, Health Professions & Nursing at the KU Medical Center. Loan repayment will begin one year after graduation. Repayment of Medical, Health Professions & Nursing student loans can be deferred until internship or residency programs are completed.

Funds from outside KUMC
*Not all-inclusive, merely examples to introduce resources and that there are many opportunities*

Name Country Degree Type Course of Study Details Website
American-Scandinavian Foundation Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden Graduate Research, Study & creative Art Projects The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is the leading cultural and educational link between the U.S. and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. An American non-profit organization, ASF works to build international understanding with an extensive program of fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publishing and membership offerings.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Over 109 countries Undergraduate Various The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
Boren Fellowships Various Undergraduate & Graduate Preferred Fields of Study include Medical Sciences and Nursing Boren Scholars and Fellows from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Chateaubriand Fellowship Program France Graduate (PhD students) STEM, Humanities and Social Sciences The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.
DAAD Awards Germany Undergraduate & Graduate Medicine and Health Science Are you interested in studying or researching in Germany? Still not sure where to go or how to make it happen? The information in this section will help you answer these and many of your questions regarding your stay in Germany!
Fulbright Student Program Various Must have a conferred bachelor's degree or equivalent before the start of the grant. Study & Research The Fulbright program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship Various Undergraduate Various FEA is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for undergraduates from underrepresented groups, including minority and first-generation students as well as students who have attended a community college.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship Ireland and Northern Ireland Postgraduate Study Any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is a national, competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance.
Go Overseas Various Various Various
Grant Forward Various Undergraduate and Graduate Various GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update our extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 US Sponsors.
IIE Search Engine Over 180 countries Undergraduate and Graduate Various IIE's mission is to help people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today's interconnected world.
Kansas Board of Regents/Pearson Fellowship Various Undergraduate and Graduate Various
Marshall Scholarships United Kingdom Graduate Multiple Universities offering diverse degree options. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
OAS Scholarships Various Undergraduate, Graduate & Graduate Research Various The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Graduate Research leading to a university degree.
Rhodes Scholars United Kingdom Undergraduate & Graduate Various Welcome to the website of the United States Rhodes Scholarships. The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.
Saltire Scholarships Scotland  Various Healthcare and Medical Sciences Scotland's Saltire Scholarships is a programme of scholarships offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy.
Turkish Coalition of America Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, or Bosnia and Herzegovina Undergraduate & Graduate Various TCA is a fully independent 501(c)(3) public charitable organization that receives no funding from either the U.S. or Turkish government. It is funded entirely by Turkish Americans who believe in a strong U.S.-Turkey relationship and who are proud of their Turkish heritage and by others who share these ideals. TCA is not affiliated with any other organization.

The Office of International Programs hosts monthly International Scholarship and Fellowship advising sessions to assist students, residents, faculty and staff with their applications for Fulbright and other international awards.  For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs.

Last modified: Feb 25, 2021