Health and Human Services

General Health Career Funding
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Global Health Corps
Global Health Corps recruits placement organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Placement organizations range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions, both domestic and international. Placement organizations identify an area of need, create a job description for a fellowship position, demonstrate the capacity to absorb two new full-time staff, and identify a clear manager for the fellow team. Fellow candidates apply for specific positions with one of our placement organizations for which they have relevant skills and experience, and are selected jointly by GHC and the placement organization.

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Fellowships Database
This database summarizes and links to fellowships and internships in health policy and related fields. The database includes fellowships located across the United States that are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.

National Health Service Corps
The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in primary care. In return, students commit to serving communities with limited access to care for two to four years upon graduation and completion of training.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarships
The Tylenol Scholarship Fund currently awards $250,000 in scholarships each year to undergraduate and graduate 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.


NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program provides funding for Ph.D. and joint Ph.D./M.D. programs as Oxford or Cambridge for students interested in biomedical research careers. An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for students who have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates. Deadline: early January.

Whitaker International Undergraduate Program
With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, the Institute of International Education (IIE) provides undergraduate biomedical/bioengineers (and those in a related field) funding for a semester or one academic year to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering (BME).  Award amounts range from $7,500 for a semester program to $10,000 for an academic year program.

Global/Public Health

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Fellows Program
A professional development program for graduates of accredited US schools of public health. Graduates apply to ASPH in December or January for one-year placements in EPA laboratories or offices to work on high-priority, environmental, public health issues. Fellows work with technical mentors to design projects that capitalize on their individual skills and interests while addressing important environmental public health goals.

ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program
Provides training to graduates of the schools and programs of public health who have an interest in global health and HIV/AIDS. The training includes practical, first-hand experience on the front lines of international public health both domestically and in parts of rural sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Fellows are placed within a global health program at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, or in one of the 50 foreign countries where CDC is working. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S.  and have received their Masters or Doctorate degree within the last five years from an ASPPH member graduate school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Child Family Health International
CFHI's Global Health Education programs are often referred to as global health internships, clinical electives, away rotations, or externships. Programs offer first-hand experiences alongside local physicians and public health experts in developing countries. Programs combine instruction, experience, service, and reflection, to create a model that supports physicians, clinical sites and communities abroad, addresses the healthcare needs of the underserved, and adds a unique experiential element to each participant's professional development. Scholarships are available.

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards 
Fulbright-Fogarty Awards are offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the NIH were established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Locations include Botswana, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia. All awards are for nine months at the overseas site. U.S. students who are currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health can apply. (The basic requirements and process for applying for the Fulbright-Fogarty Program are the same as for any Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Grant.) 

Global Health Corps
Global Health Corps works to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity and a community of changemakers who share a common belief: Health is a human right. Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. It provides these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. GHC currently places fellows both nationally and internationally.

Public Health Online: Scholarships and Grants
A sample listing of public health scholarships currently available. RECOMMENDED that you double check accuracy of this information.

Health Policy

Health Policy Research Scholars
Health Policy Research Scholars is a national change leadership development opportunity for full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations or historically disadvantaged backgrounds, entering the first or second year of their doctoral program, from any academic discipline who are training to be researchers and are interested in health policy research. The program is led by Johns Hopkins University, with participants completing their doctoral programs at their home institutions across the U.S. Participants will attend at least one annual gathering (travel funded by the program), participate in leadership development trainings, coursework and mentoring, and receive an annual stipend of up to $30,000 for up to four years. Participants are also eligible for a competitive dissertation grant of up to $10,000.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program
The NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) allows participants to take advantage of the best of two worlds: the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the NIH. The goal is to create a different kind of graduate experience, one that focuses on training the next generation of scientific leaders by emphasizing communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program provides funding for Ph.D. and joint Ph.D./M.D. programs as Oxford or Cambridge for students interested in biomedical research careers. An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for students who have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates. Deadline: early January.

National Institutes of Health Postbac IRTA Program
The NIH Postbacaulaureate IRTA program is a good option for pre-meds or other scientists who are looking for a research experience before medical or graduate school. The IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program is designed to improve access to education leading to research careers for those who have had fewer opportunities than others, and is designed to provide an incentive for exceptional scholars to pursue research careers at the NIH.

National Science Foundation

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program (summer)
NSF REU provides support for undergraduates to engage in summer research programs at various U.S. and foreign institutions. At an REU site, a small group of undergraduates work on a pre-defined research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Students receive a stipend and sometimes assistance with housing, meals, and travel. Deadline: varies by site, some by January or February. There are opportunities for projects in biological sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, genetics, genomics, etc. that may be of interest to health science students.

Native American Healthcare

The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based undergraduate scholarship for outstanding college students pursuing careers related to the environment, or Native American or Alaska Native students pursuing careers in Native American health care or tribal public policy. The Foundation seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care. Apply as a sophomore or junior. (If interested, contact NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, National Scholarship Coordinator)

Nursing Scholarship Resources

American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Financial Resources

Discover Nursing.Com

Emergency Nursing

Grants for Individuals section of the Michigan State University Database

Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA): Nursing Scholarships

National Black Nurses Association

National Student Nurses' Association, Inc.

Nursing Online Education Database: Scholarships

Oncology Nursing

Rehabilitation Nursing

RN to BSN: Scholarship Database

Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grants

See also the NAU Nursing Scholarships listing

Physical Therapy Scholarship Resources

The American Academy of Physical Therapy 

The American Physical Therapy Association

Grants for Individuals section of the Michigan State University Database

AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists

Speech Pathology and Audiology

AMBUCS Scholarships