Scholarships for American Indians

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Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Amy Louise Hunter-Wilson, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Wisconsin Medial Society
Attn: Executive Director, Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation
330 East Lakeside Street
P.O. Box 1109
Madison, WI 53701-1109
(608) 442-3722       Toll-free: (866) 442-3800, ext. 3722      Fax: (608) 442-3851
E-mail: eileenw@wismed.org
Web: www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/foundation

Purpose

To provide financial assistance to American Indians (especially those from Wisconsin) interested in working on a degree in medicine, nursing, or allied health care.

Eligibility

This program is open to members of federally-recognized American Indian tribes who are;

  • full-time students enrolled in a health career program at an accredited institution
  • adults returning to school in an allied health field
  • adults working in a non-professional health-related field returning for a professional license or degree

Applicants must be working on a degree or advanced training as:

  • a doctor of medicine
  • nurse
  • physician assistance
  • technician
  • or other health-related professional.

Preference is given to residents of Wisconsin who are students at educational institutions in the state.  U.S. citizenship is required.

Selection is based on:

  • financial need
  • academic achievement
  • personal qualities and strengths
  • letters of recommendation.

Financial data

Stipends range from $1,000 to $4,000

Duration

1 year

Number awarded

Varies each year. Recently 7 of these scholarships were awarded:

  • 3 at $1,000
  • 2 at $1,500
  • 1 at $2,000,
  • 1 at $4,000

Deadline 

January of each year