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PA Foundation IMPACT Grant Program The PA Foundation IMPACT Grant Program provides funding to encourage and support PA and PA student involvement in programs that improve health, consistent with the mission, values and vision of the PA Foundation. Through the program, the Foundation seeks to support patient-focused, community-based health projects that demonstrate an impact on patient health outcomes. Varies All grant applications must be submitted by one or more PAs or PA students who are members in good standing of AAPA. Applications must be made in conjunction with a nonprofit sponsoring organization, such as a nonprofit hospital or nonprofit community organization, an accredited PA Program, or an AAPA Constituent Organization. Depending upon the specific project and the potential liability it may involve, the PA Foundation reserves the right to condition approval of an application on affiliation with a sponsoring organization. In the evaluation process, preference will be given to those applicants who have not already been awarded a grant from the PA Foundation within the preceding 12 months (including both IMPACT Grants and Global Outreach Grants). The PA Foundation will award a maximum of one grant per institution per funding cycle.
Jose’s Hands Jose’s Hands supports health students to participate in medical missions. Jose’s Hands awards scholarships to health students, connects them with medical mission trips, and helps them fundraise to go on the trip. Varies Varies Varies
Massachusetts Medical Society International Health Studies Grant Program  Medical students, and resident physician members of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) are eligible to apply each year for grants of up to $2,000 to defray the costs of global health field-based experiences. Up to $2,000 Applicants must be from one of the four medical schools in Massachusetts and associated residency training programs. 1-Feb
The AWHS Overseas Assistance Grant The AWHS Overseas Assistance Grant provides assistance with transportation costs up to $1,000 connected with pursuing medical studies in an off-campus setting where the medically neglected will benefit. Up to $1,000 The grants are awarded to national full AMWA student members completing their second, third or fourth year of an accredited U.S. medical or osteopathic medical school or to full AMWA resident members. Applicants must spend a minimum of four weeks and no longer than one year in a sponsored program which will serve the needs of the medically under-served. 5-Jan
All People Be Happy (USA) The AllPeopleBeHappy Volunteer Service Awards enables volunteers to do service projects in the developing world. These awards enable impassioned young people to give of their time and talents while expanding their understanding of people and communities living in poverty. Up to $2,500 The volunteer program must be 6 weeks or longer. The volunteer activity must be a part of a program run by an organization with 501(c)(3) status.
The applicant must be 18 or over. The applicant but be a US Citizen or permanent resident.
Be The C.H.A.N.G.E. Grant  This seed grant is for PAs and PA students who design and execute activities that expand access to health promotion, education, and treatment as strategies for fostering more equitable care. Equity should be a top focus for grant recipients, all of whom should prioritize responding to inequalities in their community through innovative projects that reduce health disparities or increase care access. Up to $2,500 The applicant should be a Board Certified PA (clinically practicing or PA faculty) or PA student (working with PA faculty at an ARC-PA accredited PA program). Co-applicants may be interprofessional partners or PAs who hold the PA-C Emeritus designation. Funds are generally disbursed to the organization sponsoring the project. Individuals coordinating activities are welcome to apply and may be asked to provide additional documentation. Applications are accepted year-round and are reviewed as received.
PA Oral Health Community Outreach Grants  PAs in all disciplines can bridge health care gaps by acting as an early line of defense for their patients’ oral health needs. This seed grant is one of two nccPA Health Foundation grants intended to help PAs gain the knowledge and skills necessary to expand the capacity of the oral health workforce. Up to $2,500 Applicants should be certified PAs, PA students, and PA organizations (accredited educational programs or constituent organizations), may apply. Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed as received.
Christianson Grant The InterExchange Foundation Christianson Fellowship awards up to $10,000 to young Americans who are passionate about helping communities abroad thrive and are eager to learn about the local culture. Fellows identify a project or an organization working on an issue they care about, and with the support of the Christianson Fellowship, contribute their skills and passion to that endeavor for at least six months on-location abroad. This intercultural experience is a meaningful way to help others, improve skills, and gain insight about another culture. $2,500-10,000 Applicant must be 18-28 years old at project start date, a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, participating in an impact-oriented internship or volunteer abroad project for at least 6 months in-person at the host location and be
willing to answer Pre- and Post-Project Reflection questions along with short videos and/or blog posts and photos detailing your experience abroad.
Gilman International Scholarship  The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. Up to $5,000 Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship  Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. $1,000 Applicant must be an undergraduate attending an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale, be applied into an accredited study abroad program before the session deadline that begins between May 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024. Applicant must not be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Study Abroad Award committee or Society employee at time of application or announcement. 15-Mar
Phi Kappa Love of Learning Scholarship  Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include (but not be limited to): Graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/research/learning, etc. $1,000 Applicant must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member, have completed baccalaureate studies by application submission deadline, have not yet received a Fellowship, Dissertation Fellowship or Award of Excellence grant and not
be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Love of Learning Award committee or Society employee at time of application or announcement.
Rotary Clubs’ New Generations Service Exchange New Generations Service Exchange is a short-term, customizable program for university students and professionals up to age 30. Participants can design exchanges that combine their professional goals with a humanitarian project. Varies Local Rotary Clubs may be able to offer funding through their New Generation Service Exchange programs, which links volunteers with Rotary Clubs in other countries. Local Rotary Clubs may have additional funding available for medical mission trips, volunteer/service abroad, or other areas. Find local Rotary Clubs at Varies
Medical Mission Grant Programs from Making a Difference Foundation We know that the cost of medical mission trips can be prohibitive at times. For providers who would like to attend a trip but do not have the financial resources, the Making a Difference Foundation wants to help you find a way to get the funds you need. Varies Varies depending on grant. Varies
Dox Foundation Dox Foundation provides grants for medical mission airfare. Up to $2,000 Applicant must be a verified doctor, advanced practice nurse or physician assistant on Doximity to be eligible. Grants are given twice a month. Ideally application should be completed 2-4 months before the medical mission.
Stryker’s Global Request Technology (GRT) Educational Grants and Charitable Contributions Stryker awards funds and in-kind support for educational or charitable requests. Varies Varies depending on grant. Varies
Explore The World Scholarship HI USA, thinks travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. Recipients receive funds to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component. $2,000 Applicant must be 18-30 years old,
be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
have a demonstrated financial need,
reside or attend school in one of the 13 metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence and
be planning an international trip that involves an educational and/or volunteer service component.
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