Finding a Scholarship for Medical School

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After you’ve completed your coursework for medical school, you may need help finding scholarships to pay for your tuition. The good news is that there are a variety of options available to fund your education and help you get started on the path toward becoming a physician.

Search Online

When searching for scholarships, it is important to do research so that you can find scholarships that are specific to your field of study. You should also check out the websites for your school, university, or college as they may advertise some scholarships that are not advertised on other sites. Another method is to search Google and look through the results until you find what you’re looking for.

Talk to Your Parents

  • Talk to your parents.
  • Ask your parents about any scholarships they know of that you may be eligible for, or ask them if they can help you find one.
  • If your parents have a lot of connections in the medical field, they may be able to help you fill out the application forms and write letters of recommendation on your behalf.

External Scholarships

  • External scholarships are available from many sources, including foundations and businesses.
  • Scholarship applications are not guaranteed. You must apply to be considered.
  • Scholarship deadlines vary by source.

College Bound Scholarships

There are many types of scholarship programs that you may qualify for. Here is a list of the most common:

  • State Scholarships
  • Local Scholarships
  • Private Scholarships


While you may think of scholarships as only being for college, there are scholarships available for medical school students as well. You can find one that fits your personal interests and needs by searching online, talking to your parents or other family members about whether they know any scholarships that might be available to you, looking at the list of external scholarship opportunities from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and websites, then applying for them when appropriate.

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