Non-School Sources

Applications for Outside Scholarship Programs

Medical students are always encouraged to investigate other sources of scholarships and grants through hometown banks, churches, hospitals, and fraternal and professional organizations. In this section of the Financial Aid Guide, students will find scholarships and grant opportunities offered by organizations outside the IU School of Medicine. For the best results, students should contact organizations directly unless otherwise indicated. Remember, students are responsible for reporting any outside scholarships, grants or non-school sources of loans to MSA-SFS. Lastly, note that this information may outdated. if you happen to come across a program that no longer exists, please let me know ( and we will take it off the list.

»A listing of Outside or Non-school Programs

Scholarship Search Engines

Annually, we get notices sent to us of new scholarships or ongoing renewal scholarships at outside agencies. 


Peter V. Westhaysen Education Trust Medical Education Scholarships

 Posted: March 29, 2015

First Midwest Bank is the Trustee of the Peter V. Westhaysen Medical Education Scholarship Trust.  This Trust was established in 1986 to provide scholarships funds for medical and nursing students attending accredited colleges and universityies who are residents of Lake County.

Applicants must fulfill the following standards:

  • Enrolled in full-time program for training as either a nurse or a medical doctor.
  • Must show outstanding scholastic ability
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a resident of Lake County, Indiana

The application deadline is June 1, 2015.

Applications available through the MSA-SFS by e-mailing

Contact is Misty Schwartz at


The Community Foundation of Boone County Annouces the Dr. Higgins Scholarship for Student Pursuing a Medical Degree

Posted: February 11, 2012

The Community Foundation of Boone County is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for students pursuing a medical degree. The Dr. Higgins scholarship will be available for a student entering medical school in the fall of 2012 or who is enrolled currently.  The amount of the scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year renewable up to four years.  It is awarded from a fund established at the Community Foundation in memory of Dr. Otis C. and Blanche D. Higgins, and may be used at any medical school in the U.S. for a Boone or Tippecanoe County resident.

Interested students may apply online at  The deadline to apply is May 15, 2012.  Questions can be directed to or 317.873.0210. 


Dr. Ferrell W. Dunn Memorial Scholarship

Posted: February 17, 2015

This fund is available to qualified Delaware County graduates enrolled in any accredited premedical and/or medical school in the United States.

The purpose of this fund is to assist students who desire to practice medicine, but lack the necessary financial resources.  the number of scholarships to be awarded each year will be based on the income available in the fund, with annual renewals possible.

Application materials available by contacting

 Deadline is April 1, 2015 


Adams Rotary Memorial Fund

 Posted: January 20, 2012

Recipients must be graduates of a Howard County, Indiana, high school and must be enrolled in any accredited medical or
nursing school in the United States.  

Fields of medicine in which students must be enrolled include pre-medicine and medicine so long as the program results in a M.D. degree.
Fields of nursing in which scholarships can be made include a two year associate program, a three year diploma program,
or a four year B.S.N. program so long as any such program results in a R.N. designation.

Attached is an application form of which you can make additional copies.  Applicants should send completed forms to:
Adams Rotary Scholarship
KeyBank Trust Dept.
10 W. Market St. Suite 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Applications must be received by March 16, 2012. Applications are available by contacting

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Medical Student Scholarship

Posted: January 10, 2012

Kaiser Permanente has a long tradition and commitment to the training of future physicians.  We are pleased to offer up to ten $5,000 scholarships to medical students who demonstrate an interest in giving back to their community and their profession.  Scholarships are available in the areas of population based research and community involvement/leadership.  

Last year’s recipients represented medical schools from across the United States, including Albany Medical College, University of Washington, University of California at San Francisco, University of California at Davis and Stanford University.  Scholars receive their awards at our Annual Residency Programs Open House and are invited to participate in a clerkship rotation at one of our Northern California sites.

Interested third year medical students may visit our site to learn more and complete an application.  Additionally the attached flyer can be reprinted and distributed to medical students on your campus. 

The Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest

 Posted: January 2, 2015

The Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest is a voluntary medical organization founded in 2005. One of the missions of TADAM is to establish enhanced academic interaction among Turkish-American Physicians in the Midwest States and the United States.

The current goal of TADAM is to award two scholarships of $1,000 a year to medical, osteopathic and/or dental students. These funds come from contributions and from TADAM's fundraising dinners and social activities.

TADAM would like to award these scholarships during the fiscal school year. We hope you will pass along to your medical/osteopathic/dental students with a Turkish-American heritage or ancestry. To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be a first, second, third or fourth year medical, osteopathic or dental student at a U.S. medical, osteopathic or dental school.

The application form can be downloaded in a PDF format on TADAM's website, Supporting documents needed to complete application:

  • Letter from the Medical Student Affairs Office, Dennis Deal (, verifying good standing.

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Applicant's personal statement (including career goals).

  • Applicant's current vitae (be sure to include education, research activities, if any, employment and extracurricular activities. Credit will be given to those with research projects relating to health care of the Turkish American). 

    Deadline of application, February 1, 2015.

Chinese American Physicians Society Scholarships offered

 Posted: January 3, 2012

I would like to inform you that our society is offering a minimum of four scholarships of $2000 to $4000 each to needy medical students this academic year. We are in the progress of accepting applications from students who are currently enrolled in your medical school. A copy of the application is attached. The closing date for applying will be March 16, 2012. We will notify the scholarship recipients by email before the end of April 2011. The awards will be presented at our society’s annual banquet in Oakland, California on Saturday April 12, 2012.

For your information, our society was established by a group of concerned physicians of Chinese descent in 1977 in the San Francisco area. However, our current membership consists of various ethnic groups and races. The applicants are judged according to their academic achievements, financial needs, community service records and their views on the practice of medicine as expressed in their essays.

Information about our scholarship program and the application can be obtained from the website address: Students needing the printed applications should send us the requests with self-addressed stamped envelopes.


Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County announces the availability of four medical school scholarships.

Posted: December 20, 2011

The Combined Medical Scholarship Application may be used to apply for the following scholarships: the Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Medical Education Scholarship, the Keith Bean Medical Scholarship, the Dr. Cleve James Francoeur, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and the Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Probst Medical School Scholarship. Each scholarship is administered by Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

The Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Medical Education Scholarship was established by the Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society to support medical education.

CRITERIA: Residents of Bartholomew or Brown counties who are entering medical school as freshmen or who are in medical school as upperclassmen at an American Medical Association approved medical school located in the United States. Academic performance and financial need will be considered.

The Keith Bean Medical Scholarship was established by Dr. Bean in appreciation for assistance that he received as a recipient of the Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Medical Education Scholarship while in medical school.

CRITERIA: Past or current residents of Bartholomew or Brown County who are entering medical school as freshmen or who are in medical school as upperclassmen at an American Medical Association approved medical school located in the United States. Financial need will be considered. Applicants must have lived in Bartholomew or Brown County their senior year in high school.

The Dr. Cleve James Francoeur, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Cleve J. Francoeur, Sr. in memory of their son. A graduate of Wabash College and Indiana University Medical School, Dr. Francoeur practiced dermatology in Bartholomew and Jackson Counties. He passed away in an automobile accident February 2007.

CRITERIA: High school students who graduated from a Bartholomew or Jackson County high school and who are entering medical school as freshmen or who are in medical school as upperclassmen at Indiana University Medical School. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. 

The Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Probst Medical School Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Probst to assist students attending medical school. Dr. Probst grew up in Dearborn County, Indiana and practiced dermatology for 32 years in Columbus, Indiana. The Probst's are lifelong members of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Dr. Probst had experience with the challenges of financing a medical school education. He held multiple jobs to help defray the cost. The stresses of working, while being a medical student, gave Dr. Probst an appreciation for what scholarships could provide; defraying financial expenses and relieving the pressures of paying for school while a student.

CRITERIA: Residents of Bartholomew, Dearborn, Jackson, or Jennings counties attending an American Medical Association approved medical school. Applicant must be a member of a Christian church with preference given to Lutherans. 

Applications are available at the Heritage Fund office at 538 Franklin Street, Columbus or are available to download by going to our website at The deadline for submitting completed applications to the Heritage Fund is 4:00 p.m., February 18, 2011. This does not mean postmarked. The completed form can either be delivered to the Heritage Fund office at 538 Franklin Street, Columbus, or mailed to P.O. Box 1547, Columbus, IN 47202-1547.


Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Academic Scholarship Program

 Posted: December 20, 2011

I am writing to share with you the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Academic Scholarship Program. We would appreciate it if you would post this information and inform students about the availability of these scholarships. Attached please find materials describing the scholarships and the eligibility requirements. 

Students may access the application on our website: The deadline to apply is February 15, 2012.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. You can reach me by e-mail at this address or by phone at 312-673-3434.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Best Regards,Jennifer Krapfl

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation Dr. John E. Freed, Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Fred A. & Nannie O. Graham Scholarship

 Posted: December 12, 2011

Eligibility requirements for the Dr. John E. Freed, Jr. Memorial Scholarship:

  • You have applied to and been accepted into the IU School of Medicine

  • You demonstrate a sincere empahty toward others

  • You exhibit a caring personality

  • You are dedicated to the profession of medicine

  • You are a graduate of a Clay, Sullivan, or Vigo High School 

Eligibility requirements for the Fred A. & Nannie O. Graham Scholarship:

  • Preference given to residents of Sullivan County, and more specifically to graduates of Sullivan County high schools.

  • You demonstrate financial need.

  • You desire to practice medicine in Sullivan County or some other rural area in Indiana.

  • You are a student at the IU School of Medicine, where you have completed at least one year of medical training.

  • You are ranked in the upper half of your class at IU School of Medicine.

More information is available on our website or by calling the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. Applications are available on the website to be printed and must be submitted by December 15, 2011. Click here to view and download the application.


Polish-American Medical Society Scholarships

 Posted: November 28, 2011

For the past 11 years, the Polish-American Medical Society has been offering scholarships to medical, dental and veterinary students. In order to qualify, students must be of Polish descent from the Chicago area and be currently enrolled in a medical, dental or veterinary school in the Midwest of the United States. 

Applications are available on the society’s website, (On home page click “Stypendia”, scroll down to “Academic Fund”, scroll down and click “Sciagnij Aplikacje”) to download the form.

Please forward this to any student who may qualify for these scholarships. All applications must be received by January 15, 2012 at the Society’s President’s Office:

Jozef Mazurek, M.D., PAMS President6121 N. Elston Ave.,Chicago, IL 60646.

For more information please contact:

Ewa Radwanska MD – Medical Schools(312) 997-2229
Dorothy Anasinski, DDS – Dental Schools(847) 685-6686
Janusz Danko DVM – Veterinary Schools

635 N Barnhill Dr | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 274-1965 | Fax: (317) 274-4309