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AMA Foundation Scholarship Forms

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For general information about all our scholarship programs, visit www.amafoundation.org/go/medicaleducation.

Minority Scholars Award - Eligibility, application materials and deadline

Minority Scholars Award
Supported in part by Pfizer, Inc
Additional support provided by the AMA Minority Affairs Section and the National Business Group on Health

The 2016 application deadline has passed. Please check back in early 2017 for more information.

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Minority Scholars Award provides debt relief to medical students while promoting diversity in the medical profession. These $10,000 awards are presented annually to medical students from groups historically underrepresented in the medical profession in collaboration with the AMA Minority Affairs Section, with support from Pfizer Inc.

The Minority Scholars Award recognizes personal commitment to improving minority health status, scholastic achievement and financial need among minority students. Eligible nominees include medical students demonstrating financial need from one of the following underrepresented minority groups: African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino.  Note that each medical school has the flexibility to nominate candidates they feel are from an underrepresented group that may not be listed above. 

Nominees must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States in their first or second year at an accredited U.S. medical school. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.  Other considerations include community involvement, leadership and the candidate's personal statement.  Note that AMA membership or non-membership is not taken into consideration at all when determining the recipients.

Each medical school is invited to submit up to two nominees. Students who are interested in applying for the Minority Scholars Award must do so through the medical school dean's office or the dean's designate. Each medical school should determine the appropriate nominator/designate for the Minority Scholars Award.

The dean or dean's designate chooses up to two scholarship nominees at his or her discretion. After the students have been nominated, the medical school administrator and the student can work together to collect the necessary documentation for submission.

Required nomination materials
1) Application form, including the AMA Foundation student financial statement (page 5). The financial statement must be completed by the medical school financial-aid office.
2) Three supporting documents:
• Personal statement from the student outlining his or her career goals in the field of medicine—may not exceed one typed page with 10- to 12-point font
• Signed letter of recommendation from the office of the dean or dean's designate
• Signed letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the medical school
3) Medical school transcript (copy/unofficial transcript is acceptable)

Submission Instructions and Deadline
We prefer that applications and all supporting documentation is submitted in one email – Please get all the required signatures and scan and attach the documents. Send to scholarships@ama-assn.org

You may also fax your application – (312) 464-4142

For more information, contact: amafoundation@ama-assn.org or call (312) 464-4200.

Physicians of Tomorrow Award - Eligibility, application materials and deadline

The Physicians of Tomorrow Award

The 2016 application deadline has passed. Please check back in spring 2017 for more information.

The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships reward current third-year medical students who are approaching their final year of medical school. In 2015, students can be nominated under the following categories:

1. AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship (general category)

2. AMA Alliance Grassroots Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship
Must have an interest in and commitment to women's and/or children's health issues.

3. Dr. Lin and Minta Hill Alexander Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship
Must currently attend medical school in the state of Oklahoma

4. AMA Foundation Chicago-area Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship
Must currently attend one of the six Chicago-area medical schools: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, or University of Illinois College of Medicine

5. Medical Society of the State of New York/Dr. Duane and Joyce Cady Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship
Must currently attend a medical school in the state of New York, be actively involved in organized medicine, and have expressed plans to practice in the state of New York

6. Ohio Physicians of Tomorrow
Must currently attend medical school in the state of Ohio and be actively involved in, or willing to become involved in, organized medicine

Each $10,000 scholarship is based on different eligibility requirements. In addition, each medical school is allowed a limited amount of nominations depending on the category. Please read the 2016 Physicians of Tomorrow information sheet for more details.

Other AMA Foundation Scholarship Information

The AMA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation, is the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Association and is committed to improving the health of Americans through support of quality programs in public health and medical education. Find out more about the AMA Foundation.

If you know a medical student who is from Southeast Alaska, he or she may be eligible for the AMA Foundation Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship, a $5,000 award.

View general information about our scholarship programs.

If you have questions about AMA Foundation scholarships, please contact us at amafoundation@ama-assn.org or call (312) 464-4200.