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Scholarships for Health Related Majors

Are you a student considering pursuing a career in the health field but worried about the high cost of education? This blog post highlights some scholarships for students in health related majors. These scholarships are specifically designed to support students pursuing degrees such as nursing, medicine, public health and more.

Make sure to take note of the deadlines and eligibility.

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Each year, NAHN awards scholarships to active and eligible members who are enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs for the next academic year (2023-2024). Scholarship recipients are a select group of nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students.

Award: Up to $10,000

Deadline: March 30


All applicants must be:

  • NAHN members in good standing before the application deadline. To become a NAHN member, visit our membership page and click the Join Now button. 

  • Attending/enrolled in an accredited full-time nursing program.

The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for National Health ServiceCorps Scholarship Program. Students pursuing primary care health professions training in eligible disciplines can receive scholarship support through the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program. In exchange for scholarship support, you must serve a minimum two years of service at a National Health Service Corps approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area. Only those students who are committed to practicing primary care and are able to relocate to underserved communities based on the needs of the National Health Service Corps should consider becoming a National Health Service Corps scholar.

Award: Tuition

Deadline: April 27


  • Students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training leading to:

  • A degree in medicine (allopathic or osteopathic);

  • A degree in dentistry; or

  • A postgraduate degree or postgraduate certificate from a school or program in nurse midwifery education, physician assistant education, or nurse practitioner education

The Brown Mae Foundation Healthcare Scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students attending an U.S. 4 year college or university pursuing a degree in healthcare including medicine, dentistry, nursing, and allied health. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be a member of one of the following groups: Black/African American, Native American/American Indian, Hispanic/Latin American, Asian or Pacific Islander, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 30


Applicants must

  • This scholarship is for current college or graduate students who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career (e.g., medical, allied health or nursing

Since 1955, National AMBUCS, Inc. has awarded scholarships to students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and hearing audiology. To date, more than $9.8 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 16,500 students.


Award: $1,500

Deadline: May 1


  • Students must be US citizens accepted in a graduate-level program that is accredited by the appropriate therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, or hearing audiology.

  • Assistant or undergraduate programs are not eligible.

  • Awards are based on financial need, commitment to local community, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

This four-year scholarship program will award twenty (20) $25,000 awards to URM rising 1st year pharmacy students, who are enrolled at the five (5) US accredited HBCU schools of pharmacy for the 2023-2024 school year, and who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to serving medically underserved communities. Scholars will receive $5,000 in years 1-3 of the scholarship, and $10,000 in year 4 of the scholarship*, provided they meet all renewal criteria. Mentorship opportunities may be available.

Only applications from students enrolled in one of the following 5 HBCU Pharmacy Schools will be considered:

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Tallahassee, FL

  • Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington, DC

  • Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Houston, TX

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Princess Anne, MD

  • Xavier University College of Pharmacy in New Orleans, LA

Award: $25,000

Deadline: May 29


  • Ethnicity/Race: African American/Black, Afro-Latino, Cambodian, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Underrepresented in Medicine, Vietnamese

  • Gender: Any

  • School Year: 1st

  • School State: District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas

  • Enrolled Program: PharmD

The CVS Health Minority Scholarship for Pharmacy Students will be awarded to five outstanding underrepresented minority (URM) students who have been accepted into a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program for the 2023-2024 (next) academic year OR were enrolled in their first (P1) year of the professional phase of the PharmD degree program during the 2022-2023 (current) academic year.

Award: $8,000

Deadline: June 1


Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be either

    • 1) accepted into a PharmD program for the 2023 entering class OR

    • 2) enrolled as a P1 PharmD student for the 2022 entering classs

  • NOTE: Students enrolled in a 0-6 PharmD program as a P2 (out of P6) or a P3 (out of P6) student during the 2022-2023 (current) academic year are also eligible.

  • Student must be a URM student. AACP identifies URM individuals in pharmacy as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • Students must demonstrate leadership, academic success, and a commitment to advancing the pharmacy profession and patient care.

  • GPA for current degree program must be 2.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Applicants from schools with other grading systems are still eligible to apply for the scholarship. Refer to Task 1 of the Application Sections below.

  • Student must submit a completed application by the deadline.

  • If a scholarship is awarded to an accepted (not yet enrolled) pharmacy student, the award will be granted to the institution after the individual has started classes in the PharmD program. These students will be ineligible to apply for this scholarship again in the future.

The Tylenol Scholarship Fund currently awards $250,000 in scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in healthcare around the world and in the United States. The makers of Tylenol award 10 scholarships worth $10,000 each, followed by 30 scholarships worth $5,000 each. An additional 150 scholarships worth $1,000 are reserved for students who participate in community service activities. Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance.

This scholarship program can be used at any accredited university or college in the United States.

Award: $10,000

Deadline: June 30


  • Must be a resident of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia

  • Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, graduate schools, or vocational/technical schools.

  • Must be enrolled in a health care related field.

  • Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate work or graduate studies by the spring semester of the year that they apply.

  • Must have one or more years of school remaining. Class Year Requirement:

• College sophomore

• College junior

• College senior

• Master’s-level study

• Doctoral-level study

GoodRx Helps is committed to reducing barriers to higher education for Black students pursuing a medical career.

If you are a Black or African American student pursuing a medical career, apply for a chance to receive $5,000 toward your medical degree or certification.

Award: $5000

Deadline: July 13


  • Be a current or recently graduated Black medical (MD, DO) physician associate (PA) student

  • Recent graduates must have completed their last semester no earlier than Spring 2022

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

  • Self-identify as a Black or African American student in the healthcare field

GoodRx Helps recognizes the value of nursing staff as a core part of a patient’s care team. Increasing equity in nursing is critical to stronger patient outcomes and building stronger communities.

If you’re a nursing student from an underrepresented group, apply for a chance to receive $5,000 toward your degree or certification.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: August 15


  • Be a current or recently graduated nursing student (LPN/LVN, ASN/ADN/AAS, BSN, MSN, APRN, DNP)

  • Recent graduates must have completed their last semester no earlier than Spring 2022

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

  • Self-identify as a person from an underrepresented population in the healthcare field

We at national AMWA know that the cost of a medical education can be daunting, so we’d like to help. Supporting your medical education is important to us, and with this in mind, AMWA awards 4 (four) $500 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered.

Applications are accepted during two periods of the academic year: August 1 – September 15 and September 16- October 31. Email completed applications and supplemental materials to Please submit applications only during the listed periods. Please submit all files in PDF format. All applicants will receive email notification of receipt of application.

Award: $500

Deadline: September 15


  • AMWA Medical Student Membership

  • Completed essay responses

  • Financial information

  • One letter of recommendation

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship has partnered with the United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative to award scholarships to current health professional students. The NHHF-UHF Diverse Scholars Program involves a unique mentorship program. The mentorship aims to shed light on different areas of health care that health professional students have an interest in.

Award : $5,000

Deadline: September 23


  • Be a full-time student in one of the following accredited programs: Medicine (MD or DO); Dentistry; Pharmacy; Nursing (including BSN degree); Master of Public Health or Health Policy; and Physician Associate.

  • 3.0 GPA or Passing (pass/fail system)

  • Exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the U.S.

  • The National Hispanic Health Professionals Scholarship is open to any student enrolled full time in the following U.S. based accredited graduate programs:

  • Medicine: allopathic or osteopathic

  • Dentistry

  • Pharmacy

  • Nursing (including BSN)

  • Master of Public Health or Health Policy

  • Physician Associate

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