Scholarships are opportunities to invest in the future of health and are awarded each year at SMA’s Annual Scientific Assembly. A selection committee, composed of senior leadership including PIT representation, under the guidance of the SMA Board of Directors determines the qualifications of all applicants/recipients. Scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled in an appropriate health professions school that is accredited by the corresponding accreditation body.
Since 1906, SMA, our members, their families and communities have given more than $3.7 million in financial support through scientific research grants, loans, and medical student scholarships. With the South facing a physician shortage of more than 100,000 by the year 2030, there is now more need than ever to support the journey of the next generation of healthcare leaders.
When you donate to medical education through SMA's Research and Education Endowment Fund, your generosity becomes synonymous with helping to solve the growing deficit problem. When you GIVE medical student scholarships, you not only directly impact individual medical students, but you indirectly impact countless others whose lives will be impacted by their world-changing work.
If you are a medical student and you are here to apply for a scholarship, you've come to the right place. With each passing year, the number of SMA's medical student scholarships grows. You can APPLY anytime. If your application is submitted during our scholarship application window, your application will be reviewed for consideration during that period. If you application is submitted outside of the submission window, your application will be reviewed for consideration during that next scheduled submission period.
With each passing year, as individuals and businesses alike continue to support SMA, our list of medical student scholarships 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.
When you donate $2500 or more to the SMA Research and Education Endowment fund, 50% of your generosity goes to medical student scholarships. The other 50% goes to support the educational mission of SMA. 100% goes to changing the world of medicine for both, today and tomorrow's healthcare leaders and their patients. And...because we value unbiased, research-based education...ZERO % goes to politics and special interest agendas. Not a single penny of it.