Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Health Career Goals

Here are just a few examples of scholarship and fellowship programs with specific health career connections. For support in applying, connect with the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards.

CDC Fellowships

CDC’s Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program prepares a diverse body of students to consider public health as a career to ensure a future where the American public benefits from a more diverse and better trained public health workforce. During their internships, students work in a variety of public health settings including community organizations, health departments, university-based programs, and federal agencies.

Fulbright English Teaching Grant

ETA Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to assist local English Teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Annual Deadline September.

Indian Health Service Scholarship

Open to American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing health professions and committed to serving in any Indian Health Service facility. The scholarship provides financial support for tuition and monthly stipend to students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Institutes of Health 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 offers up to $20,000 in scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

NIH Post Baccalaureate Fellowship

This fellowships provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the National Institutes of Health. Fellows will alongside leading scientists on biomedical research.

Nurse Corps Scholarship

For nursing students committed to work at a Critical Shortage Facility after graduation, the Nursing Corps Scholarship Program will pay tuition, fees and other costs. Students must commit to work in an eligible health discipline.

Udall Native Health Care Scholarship

Open to sophomores and juniors who are enrolled members or direct descendants of a state or federally recognized Indian tribe or band and committed to careers in the Native health care. Provides up to $7,000 scholarships and access to the Udall Alumni Network, an association of change-makers working in health and with Native communities, sharing ideas, professional advice and job and internship opportunities. Annual UW deadline: December.