Scholarship Options

We strongly encourage students to apply for outside scholarships. Each year, many of our students receive some funding from organizations outside MGH IHP. 

Outside scholarship websites we recommend include:

Specific outside scholarships we recommend:

  • The Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), Inc. provides funds to advance education in fulfillment of its mission: “To promote life-long learning.” The Foundation provides financial support to graduate students, post freshman students and nonprofit organizations serving diverse groups.
  • The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain manages over 50 scholarship funds which annually award more than $250,000 in tuition assistance. They offer Scholarships for Students Post-High School, specifically if you graduated from the following Connecticut towns: Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington, Farmington, Newington and Wethersfield.
  • Discover Student Loans is offering 12 eligible students or parents a $5,000 scholarship to help cover college expenses. 
  • F.A. Davis is dedicated to developing teaching and learning solutions that meet the needs of nursing and health science students, educators, and practitioners. To stay committed to our goal of shaping the future of nursing and health science education, F.A. Davis is proud to offer annual scholarships to support those aspiring to work in healthcare.
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, Scholars, and Alumni as possible. 
  • The Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of your pre-professional careers. If you are willing to commit to working in Indian health communities where you can truly make a difference, we encourage you to take the next step toward realizing your future. The scholarship program provides financial support in exchange for a minimum two-year service commitment within an Indian health program in your chosen health professional discipline.
  • The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is dedicated to promoting the exchange of medical and educational information between the U.S. and Japan, as well as in providing valuable medical information to the general public. By submitting the single application, you are applying for scholarships from various donor sources. The amount of the awards varies depending on the donor but have ranged from $2,500 up to $12,000 in the past.
  • The Joanne Wood Scholarship is intended to honor the life and memory of Joanne Wood, this fund shall provide financial support to graduate students pursuing degrees in business, math, or science. 
  • The LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) helps youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. A rigorous selection process assures the expectation that future recipients will demonstrate the same level of excellence.
  • The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. 
  • The MetroWest Health Foundation scholarships are provided to students who are residents of one of the 25 towns in our MetroWest service area. Students must be accepted into an eligible nursing, medical, or clinical program at an accredited academic institution.
  • The Public Health Scholarship Research Guide provides a variety of scholarship options for students earning a public health degree. 
  • The Roothbert Fund assists those in need of financial aid to further their education. The Fund seeks candidates motivated by spiritual values. Preference to candidates who reside in or attend schools in these states: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, or West Virginia. 
  • The TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship is awarded to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Scholarships will be awarded to students and practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat patients.
  • The United Negro College Fund, Inc. (UNCF) is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members.


Other places to look include:

  • Civic and religious organizations
  • Professional organizations in your program of study
  • Your state and town
  • Your undergraduate institution
  • Your high school

NOTE: Please beware that you should NEVER pay for a scholarship search. If you have questions about the legitimacy of a scholarship organization, please contact the financial aid office for assistance.