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PA Foundation IMPACT Grant Program
Description: 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.
Amount: TBD
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.
-For the 2018 application cycle, funding will be available for 1) General healthcare projects/programs – addressing any health issue or challenge, and 2) Mental health-focused projects/program – addressing mental health patient outcomes and/or mental health education
Deadlines: Fall cycles open beginning of October and applications due beginning/mid-November (2018 dates: October 1st opens and November 9th due)
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Jose’s Hands
Description: 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.
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Varies depending on scholarship
Deadlines: Varies depending on scholarship
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Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
Description: Go Overseas offers $500 scholarships for volunteers to travel abroad in the spring and fall each year. Applicants are invited to volunteer with any organization of their choosing, or even craft a custom trip with a local NGO that inspires them.
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Anyone planning to volunteer abroad in the next 12 months is eligible to apply.
Deadlines: Fall and Spring each year (Fall 2018 Deadline: November 9th)
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AOF Rossnick Humanitarian Grants
Description: The AOF Rossnick Humanitarian Grant allows students, residents and physicians to take humanism to the next level, showcasing the compassion of the osteopathic profession around the globe. The Rossnick Humanitarian Grant provides funding for members of the osteopathic profession to travel to underserved, underdeveloped or disaster-stricken areas to provide medical care to people who need it the most.
Amount: Maximum grant amount $1,500
Eligibility: Osteopathic residents, osteopathic fellows and osteopathic medical students
Deadline: Open until 2018 funds are exhausted (2019 TBA)
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Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarships and Grants:
Massachusetts Medical Society International Health Studies Grant Program
Description: Grants given to MMS medical students or residents to defray costs of studying abroad, with preference given to applicants serving underprivileged populations. (Note: MMS makes several other grants and scholarships that some specialized applicants might also be eligible for)
Amount: Up to $2,000

Eligibility: MMS medical student or resident. Preference given to applicants planning a career serving underprivileged populations.
Deadline: September 15th
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The AWHS Overseas Assistance Grant
Description: The AWHS (American Women’s Hospital Services) Overseas Assistance Grant provides travel grants for medical students and residents working in clinics around the world. The grant covers costs related to pursuing medical studies in an off-campus setting where the medically neglected will benefit.
Amount: Up to $1,000
AMWA (American Medical Women’s Association) student members or resident members
-Experience will benefit the underserved population as well as the student/resident
-Applicant will be able to use this experience to educate others on global health and working abroad
-Grantee will be spending no less than four weeks nor more than one year at the site
Deadline: January 30th
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ScholarTrips International Travel Scholarships
Description: ScholarTrips awards scholarships to put towards students’ study abroad or volunteer programs.
Amount: $500-$2,500
Eligibility: Aged 14+, students currently enrolled at an accredited high school, trade school, university or college; Must be a U.S. resident
Deadline: Annually (2018 Deadline November 9th)
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HI USA Explore the World Scholarship Program (USA)
Description: Recipients receive funds to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component.
Amount: $2,000
-Be 18 – 30 years of age at the time of application
-Be a US citizen or permanent resident
-Demonstrate financial need
– Reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence
-Have a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through international travel
-Plan to take a trip to a destination outside of the 50 United States that incorporates education, volunteerism or service learning.
Deadline: 2019 TBD (2018 cycle has ended)
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The GVI Trust International Scholarship Program
Description: The International Scholarship Program helps young people access international education experiences with the aim of creating more aware, informed and empowered global citizens. The program identifies motivated, deserving and committed students and offers them assistance to access an international education opportunity. Scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate their passion and commitment to sustainable development, both in their studies and career plans. Students who are excluded from accessing international education opportunities due to financial hardships are given priority. The aim is to equip young people with field based, international education experiences. Applicants are free to choose any project, from any organization.  
Amount: Up to ~ $2,000
-From UK, USA, or Australia
-Between ages 15-24
-Are working with local partners on sustainable projects; partners are able to provide certification to attest to skills gained, can provide pre and post program support, and have a track record of working in global development.
Deadline: N/A
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All People Be Happy (USA)
Description: Volunteers who have been accepted onto a volunteer abroad program focusing on education and training, healthcare, or sustainable agriculture can apply to receive a scholarship.
Amount: Up to $2,500
-Volunteer program 6 weeks or longer
– The volunteer activity must be a part of a program run by an organization with 501(c)(3) status
-Applicant 18 or over
-US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Deadline: 2019 TBD (2018 Deadline September 16th)
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Be The C.H.A.N.G.E. Grant
(Create Health Access Now for Greater Equity)
Description: This grant is intended to encourage and facilitate PA volunteerism and service-learning for the delivery of patient education and care.
Amount: Up to $1,000
Eligibility: Certified PAs, PA organizations (accredited educational programs and constituent organizations), and PA students working with a PA faculty member at an accredited PA program may apply.
Deadline: Applications are reviewed as received until all funds are expended.
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PA Oral Health Community Outreach Grants
Description: The grants provide PAs with funding to design and implement a PA-led project that advances oral health awareness, prevention and treatment.
Amount: Up to $500
Eligibility: Certified PAs, PA faculty at accredited PA programs or PA students working with PA faculty may apply
Deadline: Applications are reviewed as received until all funds are expended.
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Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship
Description: The Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship provides volunteer overseas scholarships to public health graduates.
Amount: $300; If the student wants to participate in a program for 13 weeks or longer, an additional $800 may be available.
Eligibility: To be eligible, students must commit to a program that is at least nine weeks long. During this period, students will have invaluable work experience along with intensive training on local public health development projects. They will develop new project management skills, participate actively in cultural integration, and improve their grant writing abilities. The programs can take place in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Candidates must show and prove their commitment to community-based development and international health.
Deadline: TBD
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Christianson Grant
Description: The Christianson Grant is awarded to motivated young Americans who arrange their own meaningful service projects abroad.
Amount: $2,500 – $10,000
-U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
-Between the ages of 18 and 28
-Participating in a work, internship, or volunteer abroad program
-Committed to a program duration abroad of at least six months
-Willing to submit blog posts during their project and a written report upon completion
-March 15th
-July 15th
-October 15th
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Gilman International Scholarship
Description: The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad
Amount: Up to $5,000
-Be a citizen of the United States;
-Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
-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;
-Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement.
Deadline: Spring and Early Decision Summer 2019 terms is Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (Additional terms TBA)
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Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship
Description: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying
Amount: Up to $1,000
-you are an undergraduate attending an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter;
-you have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
-you have applied to or been accepted into an accredited study abroad program before the session deadline and provide a letter of acceptance or a letter confirming your application, on official letterhead, as part of your application.
Deadline: February 15th, 2019 and September 15th, 2019
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Phi Kappa Love of Learning Scholarship
Description: 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.
Amount: $500
-Be an active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi member
-Have completed your baccalaureate studies by application submission deadline
Deadline: April 1st and October 1st  
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Rotary Clubs’ New Generations Service Exchange
Description: Your local Rotary Club may be able to offer funding through their New Generation Service Exchange programs, which links volunteers with Rotary Clubs in other countries.  New Generations Service Exchange is a short-term, customizable program for university students and young professionals up to age 30. Participants can design exchanges that combine their professional goals with a humanitarian project.
Amount: Varies
University students and professionals up to age 30 — including current and former Rotaractors and former Interactors, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants, and Youth Exchange students — are encouraged to apply. You don’t have to be a member of Rotary to participate in an exchange.  Each Rotary club determines its own eligibility criteria. Contact your local Rotary club to see what exchange opportunities are available and what the application process involves.
Deadline: Varies   
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*Your local Rotary Club may have additional funding available for medical mission trips, volunteer/service abroad, or other areas. Find your local Rotary Club here: