Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

NIH Loan Repayment Programs now accepting applications

To help relieve some of the financial burden on scientists and researchers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs repay up to $50,000/year of debt, for two years, in exchange for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Applicants can apply for renewal awards until all educational debt is repaid. The application deadline is Nov. 20.

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Future Physicians Scholarship

Partnership with the UA College of Medicine & the Navajo Nation

Opens March 15th
Deadline June 25th

Key points of the Navajo Nation Future Physicians’ Scholarship Fund:

  • The agreement is in effect for six years and then reviewed for renewal
  • The fund will provide financial aid and academic support for up to seven Navajo scholars per year, to help them earn a medical degree from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson or the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.
  • Current UA medical students will be eligible for the awards, as will students who are accepted into the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (PMAP) program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, or the Pathway Scholars Program (PSP) at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. Both programs are designed to prepare students from rural and economically challenged parts of Arizona to qualify for entrance to medical school.
  • Navajo medical students who receive support from the Navajo Nation Future Physicians’ Scholarship Fund, and earn their medical degrees, will be required to serve the Navajo people for a minimum of five years upon completing their post-MD medical residency programs.
  • The UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will match the scholarship funds provided to students by the Navajo Department of Diné (Navajo) Education.
  • Financial assistance will cover tuition and fees.

If you are interested, please contact both of the offices listed below via email to confirm the application process: