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.
Application deadline: April 30, 2013
The AMA-MSS School of the Year (SOTY) Award recognizes the true strength of our organization -- our local medical student sections at each medical school. Applicant schools are judged in a number of areas, including membership, community service, advocacy, innovation, and collaboration. The winning school is awarded a $500 grant to be used toward their activities and is recognized at the MSS Annual Meeting. All campuses represented in the AMA-MSS assembly are encouraged to apply.
Submission deadline: August 19, 2013
The AMA Research Symposium is hosted annually by the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS), AMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) and International Medical Graduates Section (IMG). The Symposium includes poster and oral presentation competitions, with poster presentation prizes awarded in eight categories, one prize awarded to an overall poster presentation winner, and one oral presentation prize awarded.
The 2013 Symposium will be held in conjunction with the AMA Interim Meeting, Nov. 14-16, 2013, in National Harbor, Md.
Abstracts for the 2013 Symposium must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 19, 2013.
Nomination submission deadline: May 29, 2013
Scholarship amount: $10,000
Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships are awarded annually to third-year medical students. 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.
Recipient submission deadline: July 2012
Scholarship amount: $1,000 and up
The AMA Alliance raises money each year for medical schools to distribute to deserving students of their choice. The AMA Foundation tracks these donations for medical schools independently in separate accounts, and each medical school dean chooses scholarship recipients based on the funds available.
Contact your medical school if you are interested in being nominated for the Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships.
Nomination deadline: April 2013
Scholarship amount: $10,000
Approximately twelve Minority Scholars Awards are awarded annually to first- or second-year minority students (African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino.) Students must be nominated by their medical schools.
Contact your medical school if you are interested in being nominated for the Minority Scholars Award.
Application deadline: June 17, 2013
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.
Application deadline: Dec. 5, 2012
Grant amount: Up to $2,500
The AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program seeks to encourage medical students, residents, and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides grants to help them conduct small basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. Seed Grant funds are intended to round out new project budgets, rather than sustain current initiatives.
Application deadline: Nov. 16, 2013
AMA Foundation Leadership Awards are presented annually to 15 medical students in recognition of strong, nonclinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service, public health and/or education.
Leadership Award winners are invited to attend a special leadership conference and are recognized at the AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards dinner in Washington, D.C.
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.