Women in Medicine – LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Women in Medicine (WIM) will present four, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada in 2018. The scholarships will be presented at the WIM annual meeting, which will be held in Napa, California August 5 through August 9, 2018 with the expectation that the medical student must attend the conference, it’s sessions, and be present to receive their awards. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.

The application and all required letters are due April 1, 2018.


Please make sure to DOWNLOAD the form to your computer prior to emailing.



Links Scholars in Medicine

Deadline: April 5, 2018

Please see Melissa in the Financial Aid Office for the application.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements
• Medical students who are approaching their third year of medical school
• Proof of U.S. citizenship
• Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school (and in good academic
• Black/African-American female
• Demonstrated leadership ability
• Commitment to serving medically underserved communities
Applicants who are members of The Links, Incorporated or a daughter of a Link are not

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in
1946. The membership consists of nearly 15,000 professional women of color in 285
chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of
extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the
culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African
The Links established the Health and Human Services (HHS) facet in response to the
chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in decreased life
expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS
is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and
the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education,
health advocacy, and health resources. The Links plays a significant role in providing
crucial community education about health risks.
The Links recognizes that diversifying the physician workforce is one component that
can improve the health of the African-American community. Knowing that the cost of a
medical education is financially challenging, The Links will award five scholarships to
medical students in the amount of $25,000/year for two years (during their 3rd and 4th
year of medical school matriculation).

Please include the following with your application and forward all documents to
health@linksinc.org :
1) Demographic Information (see page 2 of application)
2) Current Professional School Transcript
3) Personal Statement (500 – 1,000 words):
Please address how you plan to use your medical degree to support your community
in the near future.
4) Verification of Citizenship:
Acceptable proof of citizenship includes a scanned copy of one of the
• US birth certificate
• Current U.S. passport
• State driver’s license
5) CV or Resume
6) Two Letters of Recommendations (sent directly to The Links, Incorporated at
• One recommendation letter should be sent from a dean, faculty member, or chief
administrative officer from your academic institution (on university letterhead).
• The second recommendation letter should be sent from a community leader or volunteer
supervisor. If a community leader or volunteer supervisor is unavailable, a second letter
from a dean, faculty member or school administrative officer is acceptable.
7) Financial Documents
Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education (if you received
federal loans during undergraduate or graduate school)
Financial Aid Summary (see form on page 4)

Application Timeline:
1. March 1 – April 5, 2018: Application opens
2. April 5, 2018: Applications with all supporting documents are due and must be submitted no later than 11:59 P.M. (ET) to health@linksinc.org
3. April 20, 2018: Awardees will be notified
Awardees must attend The Links, Incorporated 41st National Assembly in Indianapolis, IN on Friday, June 29, 2018 to receive the award. Airfare, one hotel night of lodging and ground transportation up to $500 will be provided to attend the National Assembly Program Luncheon.

VASFAA Logo Design Contest

VASFAA Logo Design Contest

Enter for a chance to with a $500 scholarship!

VASFAA is holding a design contest for a new logo for students with a chance to win a $500 scholarship.  The deadline for submission is April 1, 2018. 


Did you know that your financial aid officers on your campus have a State Association?  They do!  And, they are looking for a new logo.  The Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA) is holding a design contest for a new logo and they are going to give the designer of the new logo a $500 scholarship!  Here is VASFAA’s current logo:

What is VASFAA

VASFAA is an organization of individuals who administer financial aid or are otherwise active in a financial aid-related profession. Our mission is to maintain an organization that promotes the professional growth and collaboration of our members in order to serve fairly the needs of students, families, and institutions in matters related to financial and informational resources that support students’ postsecondary education goals. Our organization, with over 400 committed and dedicated members, is determined to “keep the light shining” in order to help students pursue and attain their educational goals.

You may learn more about VASFAA at www.vasfaa.com.

Who is eligible to submit an entry?

Students who are currently enrolled in a Virginia postsecondary institution of higher education are eligible to participate.  The winner will be required to provide proof of enrollment to VASFAA.

What do you have to do?

Submit your original logo design that embodies the spirit of VASFAA; the students it serves; and, embraces our location to the VASFAA President, Biz Daniel at EDaniel@glhec.org on or before April 1. Late submissions will not be accepted.  If you have questions, those may be directed to Rhonda Johnson at rhondaj@vt.edu.

What happens if I win?

If your design is chosen as the new VASFAA logo, you will receive a $500 scholarship in your name sent to your institution of higher education to be used for your educational expenses.  The winning designer must sign over rights to the logo to the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA).


International Student & Study Abroad Scholarship Search

“It is our goal to provide you, the international student, with the best study abroad and international student scholarship search online. Find college scholarship programs by country, field of study or university name. Programs available include the Fulbright Scholarship, Rotary Scholarships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Merit Scholarships, College Loans and much more. Awards are available to international student and US study abroad students anywhere in the world.”


Website: https://www.internationalstudent.com/scholarships/

Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards

Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards

Deadline: January 31, 2018

For the 15th year, Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce the annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.
The contest honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey strongly advocated a role for the humanities in medical education and in the development of a full, enriching intellectual life.
1. Entrant must be a medical student currently pursuing a medical doctor (M.D.) degree at an accredited United States medical school.
2. Original poems must be written in English (no translations from other languages), on a medical topic, no more than 50 lines.
3. The submitted poem must never have been published (that is, sold to the public or transferred to another entity for sale to the public), must not be under consideration for publication and must never have been awarded recognition in another writing contest.
(Following submission, please do not submit the poem for public display or publication until after the award winners have been announced. Publication of your poem may result in disqualification from the award).
4. Each medical student may submit only one poem. Your submission must be mailed and emailed with the following components:
a. One cover page that includes your name, current mailing address, email address and telephone number.
b. One photocopy of a current student I.D. card documenting medical school enrollment.
c. Six hard (print) copies on high-quality (e.g. bond) paper. Do not staple any of the pages.d. Font size must be at least 10 points.

d. Font size must be at least 10 points.
e. Limited to two, 8.5 x 11 inch pages and the aforementioned 50 lines.
f. Paragraphs should be single-spaced, and one line should be left between stanzas.
g. Put your name in the upper right header of all pages (last name followed by first name, separated by a comma). If two pages in length, please add page numbers after your name.
h. In addition, please email your cover sheet, student I.D. card photocopy and electronic version of your poem (in Microsoft Word format) to Christine Cummings (Christine.Cummings@bcm.edu).
5. Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2018. We will not be able to confirm receipt of your submission.
6. Envelopes for submissions should be marked “For the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards Program” and sent to:
Neal R. Barshes, M.D., M.P.H. Chairman, Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards Associate Professor of Surgery Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Baylor College of Medicine MS: BCM500 One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX 77030
A distinguished panel of qualified judges will assess the poems. Winners will be announced in July 2018. The first-prize poem will become the property of the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards program and will be submitted to a major medical periodical for consideration for publication. If it is accepted for publication, the publisher will own copyright. Recognition and cash awards of the following amounts will be awarded to the three poems receiving the highest scores from the panel of judges:
– $1,000 for first prize
– $500 for second prize
– $250 for third prize

Please contact Dipali Pathak at 713-798-4710 or pathak@bcm.edu if you have questions.

Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship Program

Middlesex North District Medical Society

The Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship, sponsored by the Middlesex North District Medical Society, is available to any medical school student who is enrolled and has completed one year at an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada.

Applicants must be a legal resident of one of the following towns comprising the district: Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.

Deadline: January 1st

Website: http://www.massmed.org/middlesexnorth/#.WbayoMZJlaQ

Application: Click here to download an application (.pdf, 2 pages)

Please mail to: Middlesex North District Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA  02451-1411.

For additional information, call (800) 944-5562 or fax (781) 464-4823.

Essex South District Medical Society

ESDMS Medical Student Scholarship Program

To assist in funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town.


  1. Residency in an Essex South community for at least 5 years prior to college, with a desire to return and practice in this area. These communities are:  Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham, Massachusetts.
  2. Current curriculum vitae, which includes the permanent address, high school with date of graduation, and medical school with expected date of graduation.
  3. A statement of academic standing from the medical school.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a district society member, if possible.
  5. A letter that includes a statement of personal goals.

Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Essex South District Medical Society (usually in April).

Website: http://www.massmed.org/essexsouth/#.WbaxH8ZJlaQ

Application Deadline: January 1st

Mail Requirements to:
Essex South District Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1411.

Contact for application information:

Susan Frazier, sfrazier@mms.org OR Call 1-800-944-5562