Applications Submissions for the
Medical Student Scholarship is now closed.

Two scholarships will be awarded; each will provide financial assistance in the form of a $2,000 scholarship for tuition or other required expenses to a fourth  year medical student in need of financial aid who exhibits both academic and leadership qualities.

Scholarship winners will have the option to attend the SMA Annual Conference in-person with a $500 travel stipend or virtually to accept their scholarship award.

If you do not receive acknowledgement of receipt of form within 72 hours,
please contact [email protected].

Thank you, Physicians-in-Training Committee.

  • All applicants must be rising final year medical students set to graduate in May/June 2022.
  • 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 Orlando, Florida, 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
  2. 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.

Deadline
Materials must be submitted through the application portal on or before August 20, 2021, 11:59 PM CST. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Award recipients will be notified via email in September. 

Student Membership in SMA is Free!
Join SMA and become a medical student member! There is no cost associated with this membership, and scholarships are only available to SMA members.

Questions? Email us!
[email protected]

Past Scholarship Award Recipients

Year Recipient School State
2013 Brian T. Buning University of South Alabama College of Medicine Alabama
2014 Nathanial S. Nolan University of Missouri School of Medicine Missouri
2015 Allie Steinberger Tulane University School of Medicine Louisiana
2016 Douglas Bennion University of Florida College of Medicine Florida
2016 Narine Wandrey University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Texas
2017 Daniel Peters University of South Carolina School of Medicine South Carolina
2017 Benjamin Smood University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Alabama
2018 Paul Oh Keck School of Medicine at USC California
2018 Andres Santos Paul L Foster School of Medicine Texas Tech University HSC at El Paso Texas