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At Drake, we offer financial aid that is designed to reward your academic achievement and also to help meet your family’s level of financial need. You may find that you qualify for both merit-based and financial need-based awards. We make every effort to provide the most complete financial aid package to you in your first award notice. 

Please visit our Financial Aid Office for all your general scholarship inquiries. The Financial Aid Office also provides a summary of tuition and fees for all Drake programs.  

Health Sciences and General Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Name Description Deadline
BHW Women in STEM Scholarship A $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a woman pursuing a STEM discipline. Applicants write a 500-800 word essay about a provided topic. Mid-April
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship/Awards Hispanic, financial need, community service.  $1,000 - $5,000
Des Moines Women's Club The DMWC offers a few scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $2,000 for female students who are currently enrolled as full-time students in a college or university.
Health Professions Public Health and
other Healthcare specialties
Health Professions Scholarship Program (Indian Health Services Scholarship Program) American Indian, Native American; minimum 2 year service
Physical Therapy Scholarships  
Health Sciences Scholarship Opportunity Air Force Scholarship Info Ongoing
The Heinlein Society Scholarships Scholarships for students pursuing STEM disciplines. Applicants provide an overview of their career goals and a 500 - 1,000 word essay answering one of several provided prompts. April
Hispanic Scholarship Funds College Scholarship Program Hispanic/Latino/Puerto Rican/Mexican American; minimum of a 3.0 GPA
$1,000 - $5,000
(IHERF) Scholarships for Health Care Careers Late March
NASA Iowa Space Grant Scholarship and Fellowship Program The Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) will award scholarships based on merit for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines that support NASA's mission.
Late Oct.
National Health Service Corps Scholarship For more information go to:  Mid-May
ROTC Scholarship For more information go to: Ongoing
The Science Ambassador Scholarship A full–tuition scholarship for a woman pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM. Applicants create a three-minute video uploaded to YouTube explaining a topic in STEM they are passionate about. Dec.
Tutor the People The scholarship asks students to submit an essay that illustrates how an MD degree will help them achieve their life goals. We will award a $1,000 prize to the winning submission, which will be made payable to that student's current university or future medical school.
The mission of Tutor the People is to provide our pre-med students with top-scoring and experienced MCAT tutors who deliver a holistic preparation experience at a fraction of the price of our competitors. We are offering students at Drake University a $200 discount on all of our study packages with the coupon code drake200.
Young Women in STEM Scholarships The Young Women in STEM Scholarship looks to encourage the future generation of women in STEM fields, especially those coming from low-income backgrounds. Award amounts for each recipient are designated by the donor. Early

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Travel Funding/Awards

The following scholarship deadlines are updated on an annual basis.
These awards can be used for travel expenses with the stipulations provided

Award Name Description Deadline

The Walbridge Medical
Mission Trip Travel Award

The Walbridge Medical Mission/International Community Service Trip Travel Award is supported by Mary Walbridge, PH'74, and exemplifies her commitment to community service and medical missions, higher education, as well as to future generations of Drake pharmacy students.

Criteria for Receiving the Travel Award:

1)  Travel on a medical mission or international community service trip for which academic credit is not being received.
2)  Able to obtain a receipt for travel expenses incurred.
3)  Approval of National Meeting/Travel Form (see
4)  Upon approval and completion of trip, completion of the travel reimbursement form (information sent following submission of the National Meeting/Travel Form).

The amount of the award is expected to be approximately $500, depending on the number of individuals requesting travel support.



General Scholarship Opportunities

Iowa Resources for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Arther J. Gallagher and Co. Scholarship
Editing Press Laura Bassi Scholarships

Samer Habbas & Associates, PC Scholarship

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

FormSwift Startup Scholarship Program

Scholarships for women

Scholarships and grants for single mothers

Scholarships for women in health care

Scholarships for women in STEM guide from Education Loan Finance

Scholarships and grants for Native American students

Scholarships for Health Sciences students and students with disabilities

Scholarship guide for Hispanic and Latino students

Scholarships for students from traditionally underrepresented groups (with links to scholarships for women, students with disabilities and LGTBQ students)

Scholarships and financial aid for Hispanic Students

Scholarships for students interested in careers working with aging adults

Scholarships for graduate students

Scholarships for students interested in Public Health

Scholarship and funding through ROTC

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Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Scholarship resources for African American students

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