Financial Wellness

External Scholarships

In addition to scholarship options through UMKC, students should review the following scholarship opportunities and resources. Updated Nov. 2021.

General Resources

Special Programs

Military Service Programs

National Health Services Corps (NHSC)

Award Amount: Payment of tuition, required fees, books & supplies, and a monthly living stipend.


Scholarship Information:

The NHSC scholarship is a competitive program that pays tuition, fees and provides a living stipend to students enrolled in accredited medical (MD or DO), dental, nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, and physician assistant training. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients serve as primary care providers between two and four years in a community-based site in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area that has been approved by the NHSC as a service site.

Awards are made to applicants most committed to serving underserved people and most likely to build successful careers in Shortage Areas and meet future needs for care throughout the Nation.

NHSC helps scholars select a compatible service site and pays for travel to and from interviews.

 Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

General Program Information: HPSP – Veterans Affairs (

View specific branch websites for detailed requirements:

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army

U. S Navy

Award Amount: Full tuition plus stipend


American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
Provider: American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Current Scholarships: Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships – American Medical Women’s Association (

Contact Information:

AMA Foundation
Provider: AMA Foundation

Current Scholarships: Scholarships – AMA Foundation

Award Amount: $10,000

Email: AMAF Program Manager Emily Demko:

Chinese American Medical Society
Provider: Chinese American Medical Society

Current Scholarships: Chinese American Medical Society – Scholarship Program (

Chinese American Physicians Society
Provider: Chinese American Physicians Society

Current Scholarships: Scholarship Program (

Contact Information:

Dr. Arthur J. and Helen M. Horvart Foundation Scholarship Fund
Provider: The Horvart Foundation

Current Scholarships: The Dr. Arthur J. and Helen Horvat Foundation Scholarship (

Award Amount: Varies

Contact Information:

Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program

Provider: Creative Biolabs

Current Scholarships: Science Scholarship Program – Creative Biolabs (

Award Amount: $1000

Contact Information:

Hispanic Scholars
Provider: Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Current Scholarships: HSF: Scholarship

Award Amount: $500-$5000

HACEMOS Scholarship Program
Provider: HACEMOS

Current Scholarships: HACEMOS Scholarship Program (

Award Amount: $1,500 to $2,500

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

Provider: Mesothelioma Help

Current Scholarship:

Amount: $500-$2500

Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) Scholarships

Provider: Japanese Medical Society of America

Current Scholarships: Scholarships – Japanese Medical Society of America (

Award Amount: $2,500 to $20,000

Contact Information:

Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provider: Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Current Scholarships: Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program
Provider: Blinded Veterans Association

Award Amount: $1000-$2000

Current Scholarships: Scholarship Program – Blinded Veterans Association (

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Dependent children and spouses of blinded veterans.

Contact Information:

Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) Scholarship
Provider: The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society

Award Amount: $2,000

Current Scholarship: Scholarships – Montgomery County Medical Society

Contact Information:

NMF Need-Based Scholarship Program
Provider: National Medical Fellowships

Current Scholarships: (Scroll down for application) About Our Scholarships & Awards

Award Amount: $10,000

Contact Information:

OppU Achievers Scholarship

To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.

Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.

Award Amount: $2,500

To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

Apply here:

S. William & Martha R. Goff Educational Scholarship
Provider: Parkersburg Area Community Foundation- Our Community’s Foundation Online General Scholarship

Current Scholarships: Apply for a Scholarship (

Contact Information:

AHEPA Foundation Medical School Scholarship

Provider: The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Foundation

Current Scholarships: Education – The Order of AHEPA

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The Harvey Fellows Program
Provider: 28Twelve Foundation

Application Deadline: November 1 of each year (Applications are accepted between
August 1 and November 1

Award Amount: $16,000 Stipend (Renewable for 2 years)

Current Scholarship: Apply – The 28twelve Foundation

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Christian graduate student
  • Be an active church member
  • Demonstrated expertise within the discipline/field
  • Argument for the lack of a distinctive Christian voice in that field
  • Demonstrated expertise within the discipline/field
The Howard G. Lapsley Scholarship

Provider: The Muhlenberg Fundation

Current Scholarship: Scholarships – JFK University Medical Center (

Tillman Military Scholars
Provider: Pat Tillman Foundation

Current Scholarship: Scholars – Apply to be a Tillman Scholar

Award Amount: Up to $10,000 per academic year. (Renewable)

Contact Information:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Veteran and active-duty military service members.
  • Spouses of active or veteran service members.
  • Service member or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution.
Vietnamese American Medical Association Scholarship

Provider: Vietnamese American Medical Association

Current Scholarship:Scholarship — Vietnamese American Medical Association 

Award Amount: $1000

Contact Information:

Wellsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship
Provider: Waterbury Medical Association

Current Scholarship: Scholarship (

Award Amount: Up to $20,000

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Provider: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Current Application: P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans — Apply 

Award Amount: Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000

Contact Information: