Scholarships & Repayment Programs

The following is a non-exhaustive list of scholarships and loan repayment programs available to podiatric medical students. Members are encouraged to do their own research for additional opportunities.

If your organization offers a program for podiatry students, please contact us at [email protected]


American Podiatric Medical Association 
The APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund is the only national funding resource devoted to students at the colleges of podiatric medicine. 
Eligibility: Third- and fourth-year students from a college of podiatric medicine
Amount: Minimum $1,000 award; Distribution of around $200,000 total each year
Deadline: May 1

American Public Health Association Student Membership
APMA sponsors 10 podiatric medical students (first-come, first-served basis) to become student members of APHA. The APHA Foot and Ankle Health Section will provide you with a platform to discuss podiatric public health issues such as diabetic limb salvage, falls prevention and physician well-being. 
Eligibility: All podiatric medical students who are members of APMA
Amount: Membership for the Foot and Ankle Health Section of the APHA paid by APMA
Deadline: February 28, 2023

Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH APHA Foot and Ankle Health Section Award
The Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH Foot and Ankle Health Section Award recognizes one outstanding podiatric student or resident with a dedication to and passion for public health.
Eligibility: All podiatric medical students who are members of APHA FAH Section
Amount: $3,500 cash gift
Deadline: Mid-August

Repayment Programs

Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP)
Three branches of the U.S. military offer a Health Profession Scholarship, with varying qualifications and requirements. Review the programs on each branch’s site: U.S. NavyArmy, or Air Force

Indian Health Service Scholarships
The IHS Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of their careers.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
Licensed primary care clinicians in eligible disciplines can receive loan repayment assistance through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP). In exchange for loan repayment, you serve at least two years of service at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

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