Grants, Awards, and Scholarships
Application deadline: 30 days prior to event
The AMA-MSS Section Involvement Grant (SIG) Program provides each MSS chapter with up to $1,000 per academic year for section activities including recruitment and retention, section development, education, and community service events. A maximum of $250 or $500 is available for each event, depending on the type of event. Applications are due at least 30 days prior to the event.
For more information, please visit www.ama-assn.org/go/poster.
Nomination forms are available in late Winter
Scholarship amount: $10,000
Physicians of Tomorrow Awards are given annually to rising fourth year medical students (third year students who are approaching their final year of medical school). Students are nominated by their medical schools, and selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.
Contact your medical school if you are interested in being nominated for a Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship.
Application deadline: March 4, 2016, at 5 p.m. CST
The AMA Foundation, in collaboration with the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) and with support from Pfizer Inc., offers medical student tuition assistance scholarships through the Minority Scholars Award program. As part of the award, $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to first- or second-year medical students from traditionally underrepresented groups. In addition, the Dr. Richard Allen Williams & Genita Evangelista Johnson/Association of Black Cardiologists Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to one first- or second-year African-American medical student with an expressed interest in cardiology. The recipients will also participate in a leadership training program held in conjunction with the AMA Annual Meeting. Applications for the Minority Scholars Award program are now available to medical schools, with a deadline of March 4, 2016, at 5 p.m. CST. Students must be nominated by their medical school dean or dean’s designate in order to apply. Please contact your medical school’s financial aid office or other appropriate faculty member for more information.
Applications are available in the Spring
Scholarship amount: $5,000
The Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship is awarded annually to a medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska. Students apply directly to the AMA Foundation for this scholarship opportunity.
Applications are available in the Fall
Grant amount: Up to $2,500
In March 2014, the AMA Foundation will award seed grants of up to $2,500 to medical students, residents, and fellows to support research projects in the areas of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases and pancreatic cancer.
Application deadline: February 26, 2016, by 5 p.m. CST
The AMA Foundation, with support from Pfizer Inc., offers a premier awards program that recognizes physicians and medical students who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, leadership and dedication to underserved populations and presents inspirational physician stories to the medical community and public. Leadership Award applications for students, residents, fellows and early career physicians are now available. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. CST. Award recipients will be honored in conjunction with the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago and will also participate in leadership training hosted by the AMA Foundation.
As part of the Physicians of Tomorrow Award program, the Alliance Grassroots Honor Fund provides $10,000 scholarships to medical students with a commitment to addressing the needs of women and children. For more information, please visit the AMA Foundation website.
The AMA is an excellent starting point in your search for financial aid information and resources. However, there are a number of other sources that are valuable in providing medical students with information and resources. The MSS has compiled a list of non-AMA financial aid resources, including loans, scholarships, and service commitments.
The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) has compiled a list of resources for medical education fellowships, training, and funding opportunities for minority students.