Applications are now being accepted for
Medical Student Scholarships!
Application Deadline: August 20, 2021, 11:59 PM CST
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.
- 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 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!
Past Scholarship Award Recipients
|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|