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Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

MSS Section Involvement Grant

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.

Learn more and apply for a SIG

AMA-MSS School of the Year

Application deadline: April 30, 2014
The AMA-MSS School of the Year (SOTY) 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.

Learn more and apply for the SOTY

AMA Research Symposium

Submission deadline: August 19, 2014

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 2014 Symposium will be held in conjunction with the AMA Interim Meeting, Nov. 6-8, 2014, in Dallas, TX. 

Student Abstracts for the 2014 Symposium must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.  Resident and International Medical Graduated submissions are due August 19th by 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

More information and abstract submission guidelines

AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Awards

Nomination forms will be available in February, 2014

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.

Applications available to medical schools in February 2014; application deadline is May 30, 2014

AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award

Applications available in November 2013; application deadline is March 4, 2014

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.

Learn more and apply for the AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award

AMA Foundation Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship

Application deadline: June 17, 2014

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.

Learn more and apply for the Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship

AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program

Application deadline: Dec. 4, 2013

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. Applications are now available on program website.

Learn more and apply for an AMA Foundation Seed Grant

AMA Foundation Leadership Award

Application deadline: To be announced

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.

Learn more and apply for an AMA Foundation Leadership Award

AMA Alliance Grassroots Honor Fund

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 on the the Alliance Grassroots Honor Fund and to apply, please contact Jane Erb, Development and Planned Giving Director for the AMA Foundation, at (312) 464-5852 or jane.erb@ama-assn.org.

Non-AMA Financial Aid Resources

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.

Review the list of non-AMA financial aid resources

Non-AMA Opportunities for Minority Medical Students

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) has compiled a list of resources for medical education fellowships, training, and funding opportunities for minority students.

Review the MAS list of non-AMA resources for minority medical students