Outside Sources of Funding

United States

(Click here for International opportunities)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the United States Department of Health and Human Services offers a number of grants and fellowships for research aimed at promoting improvements in clinical and health system practices.

Air Force Association—Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship

The Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship to an active duty Air Force, full-time Air National Guard, or full-time Air Force Reserve (officer or enlisted) student pursuing a Master's Degree in a non-technical field of study.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowship Program

Elligible applicants to the AIGC Fellowship must be pursuing a master's, doctoral or professional degree full-time at an accredited graduate school in the United States; be able to demonstrate financial need and; be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or are at least one quarter Indian blood. Applicants do not have to be admitted into a graduate degree program at the time of application. The application deadline is June 1. Please visit the AIGC website for more information.

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS (AAIA) SCHOLARSHIPS

All scholarships are for students who are from federally recognized tribes and who are at least one quarter Indian blood unless otherwise stated.

ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT

scholarship for students under 40.

The Bachrach Family Scholasrhip

The Scholarship will be available to students enrolled ‘full-time’ in a CAHME accredited residential graduate program in healthcare administration during their second year of the program of study. Please visit AUPHA website for more information.

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE/HDA FOUNDATION

This scholarship program supports Hispanic students pursuing a master's degree in an MPH or Dental Public Health program. For more information and to apply, visit the foundation website.

CORRIS BOYD SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Provides two $40,000 scholarships to deserving minority students entering the HPM Management Track. Please visit the AUPHA website for more information.

THE CORY L. RICHARDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship supports emerging leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The scholarship honors the legacy of Cory Richards, a member of the Guttmacher Institute staff for nearly four decades, whose passion for mentorship and commitment to leadership development benefited countless individuals in the field. Building on his work, the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship will nurture the development of future leaders by providing financial support to students seeking advanced degrees in the fields of public health or public policy who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Priority will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need. Learn more and download the application.

DAVID A. WINSTON HEALTH POLICY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 

Available to entering HPM Policy Track students, the objective of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program is to increase the number and quality of individuals trained in healthcare policy at the state and federal level by awarding deserving health policy students financial support to further their education. Please visit the AUPHA website for more information.

THE DOLORES ZOHRAB LIEBMANN FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship is available to U.S. citizen graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, business, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). The fellowship provides full tuition and an $18,000 stipend, and is renewable for up to three years. Students at Mailman School are notified by the Financial Aid Office of application deadlines. Application.

DORIS DUKE FELLOWSHIPS FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation invites individuals who are interested in a career in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention to apply for the fellowships. For more details about the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, please refer to their resources section.

EDUCATORS FOR FAIR CONSIDERATION

2014 list of graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

GLBT LEADERSHIP EDUCATION & ADVOCACY PROGRAM

The Leadership Education & Advocacy Program awards scholarships to build leadership and promote diversity in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities. Awards may be used for any post-secondary education, including nontraditional/alternative programs and vocational training. Learn more about the scholarship here.

GIVA'S CORPORATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AND WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR AWARD

This award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. Please visit Giva’s website for further information.

HARKNESS FELLOWSHIPS IN HEALTH CARE POLICY AND PRACTICE

Open to Australian and New Zealanders. Must not have spent more than 6 months in the United States. Learn more

HEBREW FREE LOAN SOCIETY

The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) administers four scholarship programs on behalf of the UJA-Federation of New York. Please visit the HFLS website for a description, criteria, and an application for each scholarship.

HSF/PFIZER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

This scholarship program is available to Hispanic students who are United States citizens or legal permanent residents who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For an application and specific university and field of study information please visit the program website. 

INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY

The Institute also offers three scholarships for future healthcare leaders. The Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship ($5,000 to 2 scholars), the Elliott C. Roberts Scholarships ($1,000 to 1 scholar) and the Cathy L. Brock Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 to 1 scholar.) Information about all three scholarships and the application forms can be found on their website.

JVS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Founded on the belief that education represents the first step to career success, the JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with need-based financial aid. Visit the JVS website for details.

KELLOGG HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Kellogg Health Scholars Program, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, aims to reduce and eliminate health disparities and secure equal access to the conditions and services essential for achieving healthy communities by developing new leadership to tackle these issues. Learn more.

LGBT HEART SCHOLARSHIP

This dedicated scholarship supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-identified students in graduate-level health programs.

LEAGUE OF UNITED AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Merit-based scholarships for United States citizens only.

Lemann SCHOLARSHIP

The Lemann Fellowship program aims to contribute to accelerating positive social change in Brazil through providing financial assistance to master’s students with a commitment to addressing crucial development challenges facing Brazil such as public health and education. The program aims to support the education of students committed to building a stronger, more effective public sector, strengthening corporate social responsibility, and contributing in other innovative ways to cultivate positive social change and economic development in Brazil. The Fellowships are made possible through the generosity of Brazilian entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann and the Fundação Lemann (Lemann Foundation).

NATIONAL HISPANIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) will award 17 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), health policy, public health, and nursing. Eleven scholars will receive a 2 year scholarship for $5,000 per year, and six scholars will receive a 1 year scholarship for $2,000. Please visit the NHHF website to access the application.

NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarships for Hispanic students.

THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding funding for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

NEW AID FOUNDATION

Provides grants to public health scientists to conduct research abroad in areas of neglected infectious diseases.

THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) awards a variety of grants and fellowships to medical students, seasoned physicians, and investigators to support the advancement of health care studies. For details about fellowships and student grant opportunities, as well as instructions on how to apply for NYAM's research fellowships, student grants, endowed lectures, and awards, visit NIH Opportunities and click on a program of interest for full details.

THE OFFICE OF NAVAJO NATION SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance serves eligible Navajo people and provides students the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. To aid in the application process, the Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance has created the following check list.

OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS (UNITED STATES DEPT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT)

Office of University Partnerships offers funding and research opportunities to encourage and expand the efforts of institutions of higher education and urban scholars who are working with community groups.

ORPHAN FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

For details on this scholarship, please contact Tina Raheem of the Orphan Foundation of America at 800-950-4673 or John Emerson of Casey Family Programs at 206-270-4921.

PEO INTERNATIONAL PEACE SCHOLARSHIP

A philanthropic organization that provides assistance in educating women through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans.

The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship 

A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).  Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.  Deadline June 30, 2019.  Apply here.

ROOTHBERT FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women "motivated by spiritual values" and in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of the fund is the scholarships program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities in the United States.

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA)

Training grants, scholarships, and fellowships for health professionals and doctorate students.

RUTH TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIPS—WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Available to Westchester County residents pursuing graduate studies in social work or public health. The average annual award is $1,000. Learn more and download an application.

TRUFIT GOOD CITIZEN SCHOLARSHIP

The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship® is awarded to students whose volunteer efforts make a difference in their communities. To apply, students must submit a 500-word or less essay. Learn more.

SAMHSA MINORITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

These doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships support students from ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to improve services for people with mental health or substance abuse disorders who are also from an underserved minority population. Learn more.

SOPHE/CDC STUDENT FELLOWSHIP IN INJURY PREVENTION 

This one-year fellowship is designed to assist and train students in either unintentional injury or violence prevention. The fellowship is a joint initiative of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. For more information about selection criteria visit the SOPHE website.

SOUTHWEST TRIBAL NARCH STUDENT SUPPORT

Open to American Indian/Alaska Native students who are working to complete a Master in Public Health degree, with preference given to students pursuing dual degrees in medicine (MD) and public health (MPH). A stipend of $7,500 per semester is available. Students must be enrolled as full-time students, and two awards will be given per year. 

Student veterans of america

Student Veterans of America provides military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

SURVIVORS' AND DEPENDENTS' EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DEA)

The Dependents' Educational Assistance Program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans, including up to 45 months of education benefits.

WASHINGTON SCOTS CHARITY & EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM

St. Andrew’s Society of Washington D.C. awards several scholarships totaling more than $20,000 to Scots enrolled in U.S. graduate programs. The deadline for applications is April 30 of each year. The St. Andrew’s Society Founders’ Prize, made possible by generous donations in the name of James & Mary Dawson and Donald Malcolm MacArthur, awards an annual scholarship amount of $7,500 to an outstanding Scottish or Scottish-American scholar. Learn more

Yancey and Edgley Fellowship

The mission of the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey And Darlene Edgley Fellowship for Health Promotion, Physical Fitness and Community Health Education is to develop leaders of color who are committed to fighting obesity in underserved populations through community-based participatory research, intervention and prevention using physical activity and other health promotion strategies. Created by Ms. Darlene Edgley, the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Fellowship continues the work pioneered by the late Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, MD, MPH. Dr. Yancey’s concern with the dangers of America’s sedentary lifestyle and its relationship to issues of obesity and related chronic diseases inspired the concept of Instant Recess®, a public health model which promotes a healthier lifestyle by utilizing small bouts of physical activity. Learn more.

International (See here for U.S. opportunities)

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

Offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs in the United States for up to one year. Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden. The number and size of awards can vary greatly between countries. Contact the cooperative organization for your region. Learn more

Armenian Professional Society

Formed in 1958 for the advancement of education among Armenians. Learn more.

Australia to US Fellowships

The American Australian Association awards individual Fellowships for advanced study in the United States of up to US$30,000 each year. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia. Applicants must be Australian citizens in a full-time graduate program. The application deadline is April 15. Learn more

Banco de Credito BCP Peru

This is a student loan program for Peruvian students. You can apply for up to the entire cost of education. Once approved, loan funds can be wired directly to your tuition bill, and living expense funds can be wired to your own savings account. Interest rates vary. Those interested in receiving more information should contact Gisella del Río directly at +511 444-1717 x46968. Learn more

Bank of China

The Bank of China offers loans to Chinese nationals or residents for up to 90% of tuition and miscellaneous fees (including travelling abroad). Loan interest rate is set according to foreign exchange loan interest rate (floating). The repayment period is normally arranged between 1 and 6 years. Learn more

Belgian American Education Foundation

Fellowship recipients can receive up to $100,000 as an interest-free loan, or a grant of €50,000. Applications are due before May 1st. Learn more

Canadian Federation of University Women

The CFUW was founded in 1919 to promote peace and equality rights for women. The Federation promotes higher education for women through its Fellowships and Awards Program. Applications are due November 1. Learn more

GOV.UK

Postgraduate resources for British students interested in fellowship, scholarship, and grant funding. Learn more

Fernand Lazar Foundation

La Fondation Fernand Lazard provides interest-free loans to qualified candidates, totaling 50 recipients with loans up to €25,000. Learn more

Finlandia Foundation National

Academic scholarships for post-secondary education. Learn more

Fundación Pedro Barrie de la Maza Scholarship

Created in 1966 by Pedro Barrié de la Maza, who was closely linked to Banco Pastor. The initial endowment was followed by subsequent donations made by his sister Gertrudis Barrié and his widow, Carmela Arias y Díaz de Rábago, Countess of Fenosa who donated all of her fortune to the Foundation in 1981. The foundation offers scholarships to study postgraduate courses abroad (Europe, USA and Asia). Candidates must be Spanish citizens. Learn more

Fundación Rafael del Pino Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program for graduate foundation aims to contribute to the formation of the Spanish leaders and promoting the spirit and entrepreneurial activity in Spain. To this end, the Foundation awards 10 scholarships for graduates and Spanish graduates aimed at expanding their studies full-time, master studies, doctoral or postdoctoral research in universities and research centers in the world class. For more information contact the Rafael del Pino Foundation through the e-mail becas [at] frdelpino.es or by calling 91 396 86 10. Learn more

Fundación Caja Madrid

Caja Madrid, a savings bank in Spain, runs one of the leading scholarship programs in the country for Spanish citizens pursuing advanced degrees abroad. The funds are awarded on a merit basis and usually cover tuition and fees, plus living and traveling expenses. Applications open in November and are due the end of January. Learn more

Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund

The Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund’s (HAESF) objective is to promote free enterprise and development in Hungary and to continue to strengthen ties between the United States and Hungary by creating opportunities for accomplished Hungarians and those of great promise to gain professional experience in the United States, thereby enhancing their contribution to Hungarian society. HAESF offers a $25,000 graduate scholarship for Hungarian citizens wishing to study in the United States. The deadline to apply is April 1. Learn more

Japanese Medical Society of America

The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is dedicated to promoting the exchange of medical and educational information between the United States and Japan. JMSA looks for scholarship candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, show a strong interest in the JMSA and its goals, and propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community.

John R. Mott Scholarship

Students native to the region of Calabria who are enrolled to attend any accredited post-secondary school are encouraged to apply. Students must be seeking an education leading to a degree or professional certification. Preference is given to students from the town of Serra D’Aielo, and the city and province of Cosenza. The Foundation awards scholarships for up to $10,000 a year based on academic achievement and financial need. Consideration is also given to the candidate’s past and intended future contributions to the region. Applications should be completed online and materials sent by mail or fax. The application deadline is April 15. Learn more

LEMANN SCHOLARSHIP

The Lemann Fellowship program aims to contribute to accelerating positive social change in Brazil through providing financial assistance to master’s students with a commitment to addressing crucial development challenges facing Brazil such as public health and education. The program aims to support the education of students committed to building a stronger, more effective public sector, strengthening corporate social responsibility, and contributing in other innovative ways to cultivate positive social change and economic development in Brazil. The Fellowships are made possible through the generosity of Brazilian entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann and the Fundação Lemann (Lemann Foundation).

SCIENCE WITHOUT BORDERS | THE BRAZILIAN SCIENTIFIC MOBILITY PROGRAM

This program aims to promote the consolidation and expansion of science, technology, and innovation in Brazil by means of international exchange and mobility. The scholarship is open to Brazilian nationals, individuals who have Brazilian heritage, or foreigners with a permanent Brazilian visa. For more information about selection criteria, visit the program webpage.

The League of Finnish-American Societies

Sayl Grant Foundation provides schoalrships of up to €30,000 per year, maintaining a deadline of January 31st each year. Learn more

The Luys Foundation

The Luys Foundation provides scholarships allowing Armenian students to study at the world’s top universities. Scholars must show ambition to contribute to society, while demonstrating integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, and the ability to lead. Students applying to the Luys Foundation must be Armenian, Citizens of Armenia, or of Armenian descent. Applications are due April 1. Learn more

TOEFL Scholarship Program

The TOEFL scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English-communication proficiency. Test takers applying for the scholarship must currently be living in Mainland China, India, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan at the time of application, hold a grade point average of at least 80 or higher on a 100-point scale or a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, have a valid TOEFL test score used as a requirement for admissions into your graduate program, complete the application form online and upload your transcripts. Learn more

See additional Funding Resources for Graduate Students compiled by the School's Research Resources Office.