Penn State Awards

MSR Student Awards for first year medical students 

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, March 15, 2016

A listing of scholarship awards available as well as an application will be posted in January or February 2016

Below is a list of awards from 2015:

  • Lloyd Scholarship for International Medical Research

Limited to a project conducted in a country other than the United States

One award for $4,000 in 2015


  • Hill Family Medical Student Cancer Research Fund Award

Limited to a project in cancer research, especially cholangiocarcinoma

Up to three awards of $2,000 in 2015


  • Bedrick Family Medical Student  Research  Award

Limited to a project in pediatrics

One award for $1,000 in 2015


  • Naugle Family Medical Student  Research  Scholarship


One award for $1,000 in 2015


  • Clinical and Transitional Science Institute (CTSI)

Extra requirements for award - click here for application

Three to six awards for up to $4,000 each in 2015


Application Process 

  •  Email your application to or drop it off to CG603 (email is preferable) 

Review Process

  • All applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee composed of members of the MSR Committee.  Projects are scored based on scientific merit, adequacy of resources, possible impact on the student's career, and overall creativity.

Selection Process

  • All applications will be ranked with priority scores.  For example, a high-ranking application that was submitted for the International award, but did not receive it will also be considered, by rank, for other awards.


  • All awardees and non-awardees are notified in May of the submission year.

Award Money

  • Will be deposited into your student account the beginning of July


Other awards for MSR projects

  • Caputo Family Award for Alzheimer's Disease Research
    To support research into the Humanistic Care of Alzheimer's Disease Patients
    Two awards, up to $1,000 each
    Contact the Department of Humanities

Award Winners