Frequently asked questions about the Foundation's scholarship programs
A: The Foundation is offering the following scholarships: The Minority Scholars Award, The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship, The Scholars Fund and The Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship.
The Minority Scholars Award: April 16th
The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: May 31st
The Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship: June 15th
The Scholars Fund: July 2nd
All nomination materials must be received in the AMA Foundation office no later than 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on the dates listed above.
A: We do not post applications on the Foundation's Web site. Each medical school must choose nominees to submit to the Foundation – applications cannot be sent from the Foundation to the student. The Foundation sends the nomination materials straight to the medical school. The exception to this rule is for the Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship. Students may download the application from our Web site and apply directly to the Foundation.If your school is unaware of the Foundation scholarship opportunities, please encourage a representative from your school to contact the Foundation for materials. You may also submit to the Foundation the contact information of someone who handles scholarships from your school, and we will ensure that the individual receives nomination materials.
A: The AMA Alliance raises scholarship funds designated to medical schools for The Scholars Fund. Medical schools choose the scholarship recipients at their discretion; the Foundation does not play a role in selection of recipients for The Scholars Fund. The amount of scholarship money and the number of scholarships that schools can offer is dependent on the amount of money that the AMA Alliance has raised for that particular school. The minimum scholarship amount is $1,000. For The Minority Scholars Award and The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship, medical schools submit nominations to the Foundation. These nominations are then comprehensively reviewed by the Foundation's selection committees to determine the scholarship recipients.
A: The dean of the medical school or a designate of the dean determines the nominations for The Minority Scholars Award and The Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship, and the recipients of The Scholars Fund. The dean's designate can be from such offices as Student Affairs, Minority Affairs or Financial Aid.
A: All deadlines for any Foundation scholarship or grant application are “arrive by” deadlines. This means that if you mail us your application, the materials must arrive at the AMA Foundation headquarters on or before that date by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.
The Rock Sleyster, MD scholarship and the Audio-Digest scholarship are not being offered in 2012.
A: No. The AMA Foundation scholarship programs are for students who are pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and are currently enrolled in accredited medical schools in the United States, as determined by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Students who are pursuing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and are currently enrolled in accredited medical schools in the United States, as determined by the AOA's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, are also eligible.
One must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to be eligible to apply.