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Dr. Arthur Wilson Scholarship

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Support Future Physicians

Help fund community health and medical student scholarship initiatives.

The Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship provides an annual $5,000 tuition assistance scholarship to a currently enrolled medical student who graduated from a high school in southeast Alaska.

This scholarship highlights the importance of supporting future physicians in rural communities.

The majority of southeast Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Currently enrolled medical student
  • High school graduate from southeast Alaska
  • Must have consistently earned high academic honors
  • Must be permanent resident or citizen of the United States
  • May apply multiple times during medical school career

Application Guidelines

Submission deadline: June 17, 2016

Applicants need to submit the following materials:

  • One page personal statement outlining individual goals in the field of medicine
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • High school transcript proving southeast Alaska graduation
  • Medical school transcript (unofficial or official copy)
  • Letter of recommendation from a medical school faculty member or office of the dean

All submission materials should be submitted by email.

Scholarship History

In 1984, Arthur N. Wilson, MD, provided a bequest to the AMA Foundation for the Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship, to support aspiring medical students from southeast Alaska.

Born in 1898 in India, Arthur N. Wilson, MD, graduated from Rush Medical School and, as a general practitioner, became an integral part of the town of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Dr. Wilson’s wife, Dagmar Nelson Wilson and his sons James A. Wilson, MD, FACS, and Arthur N. Wilson Jr., MD, both of whom practiced medicine with their father in Ketchikan, have added to the scholarship fund.


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