Scholarships for Future Psychiatrists
Free Money to Offset the Years of Necessary Study
As with other fields of study, there are scholarships to be found for psychiatry. Medical Schools have the most scholarships available so check with the schools where you are applying to see if there are any funding options there.
Other typical scholarships you'll encounter are those intended to cover costly travel expenses to annual medical conventions and psychiatric-related meetings.
Research grants and fellowships are very commonplace. There are hundreds of sub-categories in the study of psychiatry; for example, addiction psychiatry. You'll find opportunities for scholarships within the different specialties if you are willing to look closely.
General Scholarship Programs
Rock Sleyster Memorial Scholarship
This award is $2,500, however medical schools nominate candidates who are in their third year. Students who wish to be considered should notify the Office of Financial Aid at their respective schools. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and about to enter their senior year. Financial need is a determining factor as is the student's demonstrated interest in psychiatry.
School Specific Scholarships
University of Florida
Haufler Psychiatry Fund is for a fourth year medical student planning a career in psychiatry. Student must have the highest GPA in the class and must have demonstrated excellence. Award amount varies.
There is also a separate Scholastic Achievement Award administered through this fund. This award is for a graduating senior planning a career in psychiatry who has demonstrated excellence. Contact the office of student affairs in the College of Medicine for further information about scholarships for psychiatry students.
University of Chicago
Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship from the Pritzker School of Medicine awards up to $10,000 per year to a medical student who intends to specialize in psychiatry. Criteria include financial aid, moral character and interest in cultural pursuits. Preference is given to those students who reside within 200 miles of the school.
University of Kansas-Wichita
Dr. Ronald L. Martin Memorial Student Scholarship incorporates three separate awards. Eligible applicants must be third and fourth year students who have successfully completed their required clerkship:
- $600 award for the best paper written on a topic in psychiatry.
- $250 award for outstanding performance in a psychiatry elective.
- $150 award for outstanding interest and performance in the field of psychiatric medicine during the psychiatric clerkship.
Psychiatric Nursing Scholarships
John Hopkins University
Nursing scholarships are traditionally rather easy to get because of the shortage of nurses. However, scholarships for graduate programs and specialty programs are not as easy to obtain. The Dorothy Sutton Fuller Scholarship in the School of Nursing is based on financial need and applicants must be graduate students pursuing a program of psychiatric nursing.