Penn State Awards

Available Penn State Awards

Awards offered through the MSR Program 

  • College of Medicine Student Research (MSR) Awards

     (The total number of COM scholarships is dependent on available funding.)          
  • Mellinger Medical Student Research Scholarship


Two awards for $2,000 in 2013

  • Trout Medical Student Research Scholarship


One award for $1500  in 2013 

  • Lloyd Scholarship for International Medical Research

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

One award one for $3,000 in 2013 

  • Hill Family Medical Student Cancer Research Fund Award

Limited to a project in cancer research, especially cholangiocarcinoma

Three awards for $2,000 in 2013

  • Bedrick Family Medical Student  Research  Award

Limited to a project in pediatrics

One award for $2,000 in 2013

  • Naugle Family Medical Student  Research  Scholarship


One award for $1,500 in 2013


Application Process & Deadline

  • For all of the above awards, submit a completed MSR Student Award Application Coversheet, and a copy of your MSR proposal to Elizabeth Hamen in the Office of Medical Education. Indicate the primary award for which you are applying.  In the event you want to be considered for more than one scholarship, please list them in order of preferences.
  • The deadline for all applications is 5 PM on March 21, 2014.

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 will be notified no later than May 2013.
  • Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Hamen, MSR Administrator, 531-8563.


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