We are ALWAYS Accepting Applications for Southern Medical Scholarships.

No matter what year you are in Medical School, you can apply for SMA Scholarships.

With each passing year, as individuals and businesses alike continue to support SMA, our list of scholarship offerings grows. So, if you are submitting your scholarship application on a date beyond the stated deadline on this page, your application will be considered during our next scholarship season.

If you are interested in getting more information about the scholarships we have available, please email Rob or Caroline.

Deadline to Submit an Application: August 22, 2022 11:59 PM CST

Any submission received after this date will be considered (if qualified) during our next scholarship season.

  • All applicants must be rising 4th year medical students set to graduate in May/June 2023.
  • Must be an SMA Member (membership is FREE for medical students). Not a member? Click here to join: https://sma.org/membership/member-signup/student/
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school.
  • Must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States, or have DACA status.

Scholarship Recipient Requirements

  • Scholarship recipients must be willing to consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for social media, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that SMA’s Board, and/or staff representatives deems fit to use.

  • Scholarship recipients will have the option to attend the SMA Annual Assembly, taking place October 28-30 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in-person with a $500 travel stipend, or may accept their scholarship award virtually. Video recordings of acceptance may also be requested.

  1. Application form through the online portal at sma.org/scholarships.
    Responses limited to 150 words in these 6 areas:
  • Financial Need
  • Career Goals in Medicine
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Community Service
  • Research/Medical Education
  • Other Interests
  • Upload the following through the online portal

    • Letter of enrollment or letter of good standing on medical school letterhead
    • Medical school transcript (copy/unofficial transcript acceptable)
    • Resume/CV - (Optional, and must be uploaded at the time of submission)

Applications, including all required recommendation letters and supporting documents, will ONLY be accepted through the online portal at sma.org/scholarships.  

We will NOT accept documents via email, mail and/or fax. Please make sure that you have checked all of your answers, proofread carefully, and have uploaded ALL documents prior to submission. Once you have completed all tasks, make sure that you have selected "SUBMIT". Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation of receipt, along with a copy of your submission.

Materials must be submitted through the application portal on or before August 22, 2022, 11:59 PM CST. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for this round of scholarships. Award recipients will be notified via email in September. Any submission received after this date will be considered (if qualified) during our next scholarship season.

Questions? Email us!

If you do not receive acknowledgement of receipt of form within 72 hours, please contact physiciansintraining@sma.org.

Past Scholarship Award Recipients

Year Type of Scholarship Recipient School State
2013 Society of 1924 Brian T. Buning University of South Alabama College of Medicine Alabama
2014 Society of 1924 Nathanial S. Nolan University of Missouri School of Medicine Missouri
2015 Society of 1924 Allie Steinberger Tulane University School of Medicine Louisiana
2016 Society of 1906 Narine Wandrey University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Texas
2016 Society of 1924 Douglas Bennion University of Florida College of Medicine Florida
2017 Society of 1906 Daniel Peters University of South Carolina School of Medicine South Carolina
2017 Society of 1924 Benjamin Smood University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Alabama
2018 Society of 1906 Paul Oh Keck School of Medicine at USC California
2018 Society of 1924 Andres Santos Paul L Foster School of Medicine Texas Tech University HSC at El Paso Texas
2021 Society of 1906 Dr. Russell J. Ledet Tulane School of Medicine and Freeman School of Business Louisiana
2021 Society of 1924 Nidhi Patel University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Florida