We the physicians of Indian Medical Association of Northwest Indiana recognize the value of education as well as the support and acceptance in the communities we practice and reside in. As a token of our appreciation of the value of academic excellence and to foster the pursuance of carriers in Medicine we give out following scholarships and awards:
1.High school valedictorian awards (Download Application Form)
Currently 10 area high school valedictorians receive awards of $500.00 each. The Principal of the High school determines which student will receive the awards.

2.Nursing Student Scholarships
All three area Universities granting Nursing education will choose one student during his/her the third year of training based upon the academic achievements and the desire to serve the area hospitals. That student will receive a $500.00 Award. Contact the Dean to apply for this scholarship.

3.Students of Indian Origin Graduating from High School (Download Application Form)
We also award two scholarships to the students of Indian Origin graduating from the High School. The first award of $1000.00 shall be given based on the SAT or ACT score. The second award of $500.00 shall be based on the Need and SAT or ACT score. The form can be downloaded from here. Please fill the form and forward to President of IMA.

4.Medical Student Scholarships (Download Application Form)
Each year we will award a scholarship to the student from Indian Community of Northwest Indiana enrolling in Medical School. The scholarships are limited to $5000.00 each year, to be divided amongst eligible medical students. No student shall receive more than $1000.00. Each recipient shall receive the scholarship once only. Please contact the President of IMA to apply for the award.

5.Foundation for Excellence (

The Foundation for Excellence (FFE), a nonprofit organization based in Santa Clara, California, has established a Scholarship Program to enable academically brilliant and financially needy students to continue and complete their education. The Foundation has a special focus on the education of female students. IMA sponsors 5 medical students in India through this organization, and plan to support 10 medical students starting this year.

Download appropriate blank application form from here, and save it on your computer.
Completed Application should be mailed to:

Indian Medical Association Of NW Indiana

Att: Scholarship Committee Chairman

8605 Merrillville Road

Merrillville, IN 46410

They can also be emailed to awards @


April 2021