Medical Student Diversity Scholarship

From the American Association of Thoracic Surgery

Deadline: July 1, 2022


Program Overview

This award provides up to $18,500 per year (for up to 2 years) to support medical students who are planning to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery and are from an underrepresented in medicine population (defined by the AAMC). Scholarship recipients will also receive up to $1,500 to attend the AATS Annual Meeting each year of support.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled as a medical student in the second or third year (or equivalent) in US or Canada.
  • Demonstrate need for financial support.
  • Be able to provide copy of current transcripts.
  • Demonstrate eligibility as underrepresented in medicine (defined by the AAMC).

Application Process

  • Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae with a full description of their surgical experience.
  • Copy of current transcripts.
  • Narrative demonstrating need for financial support and eligibility for the scholarship, how this funding will support career goals, and interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery as a future career.
  • Letters of support from two medical school faculty sponsors supporting their interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery as a future career.
  • Attachment outlining the requested amount/duration of funding request and proposed budget, including whether funding will be supplementing tuition or living expenses.


Applications requesting $18,500 and an AATS Annual Meeting stipend of $1,500 per year (for up to two years) will be considered, as well as proposals with smaller short-term requests. For each subsequent year of funding, a progress report and request for additional funding are required prior to the end of the originally funded year. Additional funding will be made after review of the progress report.

Augusta Health Scholarships

Augusta Health’s Scholarship Opportunities

Kent-Holbert Scholarship

Description – The Kent-Holbert Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in higher education in a health care field or an area of study which supports health care. Adult students pursuing a nursing vocation, advancing a career in nursing or another health care field are also eligible to apply. Academic field of study, financial need, residency, academic achievement and personal qualifications such as goal-setting and self-motivation will be considered.

Amount – $3,000 renewable

Due Date – March 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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Dick Graham Scholarship

Description – The Dick Graham Scholarship is awarded to an Augusta Health employee, their spouse, children or legal dependent. Academic achievement, financial need, the employee’s length of service and the applicant’s personal qualifications such as goal-setting and self-motivation will be considered.

Amount – $2,500 renewable

Due Date – March 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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All scholarships are due on March 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

For questions or additional information, please contact Trisha Fillion at (540) 332-4190 or by email at

Child Neurology Foundation

$3,500 Summer Scholarship For Medical Students

The 2022 application window is now OPEN. Applications must be submitted by April 11.

The Child Neurology Foundation announces the availability of (1) one summer clinical research scholarship for a first- or second-year US or Canadian medical student who has an interest in training in neurodevelopmental disabilities or child neurology. 

The award will be made for clinical research focused in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children to be conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist during the 2022 summer break. Selected applicant will receive $3,500 scholarship to support a research project. 


Applications should not exceed five pages (including the cover letter) using a double-spaced, Arial, 11 pt, o.5” margin format and should include the following: 

  • A cover letter with complete applicant contact information (name, email, phone, address), mentor contact information (name, title, email, phone, address), project title 
  • The hypothesis to be tested 
  • A description of the proposed methods 
  • Goals for the project 
  • The feasibility of the proposal 


The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery

Scholarship Opportunity at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles!

We are delighted to announce the availability of the Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the 2022-2023 academic year.  The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery aims to promote representation and enhance diversity in neurosciences by supporting the training of students who come from underrepresented backgrounds, with a focus on historically black colleges and universities.  The scholarship program will accept one or two undergraduate, graduate, MD, or Ph.D. individualsto participate in the program each year. Scholars also can access the day-to-day resources and training they need as they carry out their research projects. 

Deadline for submission is April 15, 2022

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  • Please visit (2021-2022) Scholar Benson Joseph experience from the Ray Charles Foundation program at

  • Please visit press release about The Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Program

American Heart Association Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

Application Window: January 24–April 1, 2022 (6 p.m. CT)

Applicants will be notified of funding by June 1 via email.

The scientific councils of the American Heart Association (AHA) want to stimulate interest, knowledge and investigative work in students in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines. AHA Student Scholarships support students conducting research projects related to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and stroke within basic, clinical, translational or population sciences early during pre-doctoral training, usually during the summer. Projects must be conducted under qualified supervision and each applicant and applicant’s preceptor must be members of the AHA at the time of application.

AHA scholarships provide valuable stipends for graduate-level or medical students during the research project. The scholarship stipends may be used for student expenses, lab fees, or other costs incurred by the student during the project.


Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master’s or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available.

MD/PhD and PhDs are ineligible unless the PhD was obtained previously in an area not related to basic sciences.

Each applicant and applicant’s preceptor must be members of the AHA at the time of application.

The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision. If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual.

Time Period

The typical applicant for these scholarships will be conducting research over the summers.

The award will be considered for students to work on a project or projects over the summer or in a block of several months not to exceed May 30 of the following calendar year.

According to IRS guidelines, scholarships given for research work are considered taxable income. Applicants should consult a tax advisor and/or their university if they have questions.


UVA Serpentine Society Grants

Serpentine Society Grant Application

The Serpentine Society provides grants to highly-motivated LGBTQ+ students with financial need.

Current undergraduate and graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full-time basis can apply for a grant. Decisions will be based on academic achievements, financial need, essays, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated commitment to bettering the LGBTQ+ community at UVa and beyond. Recipients can re-apply for a grant one year after receiving a grant. Non-recipients may re-apply with an updated application each semester. Grants will generally be distributed in September and January.


NMF Zimmer Biomet/NMF Orthopaedic Scholarship

Established in 2018 in partnership with Zimmer Biomet, this award seeks to address the national shortage of Hispanic and Latino representation in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. NMF will provide five (5) scholarships of $5,000 each to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Hispanic or Latino medical students, have a demonstrated interest in Orthopaedics and leadership at an early stage in their professional careers. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited US medical program for the 2021-2022 academic year.

2021 Applications will be open from September 13, 2021 and will close on November 1, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Click here to start an application: 


NMF National Alumni Council Scholarship Program

Established to help address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities, this award will provide a $5,000 scholarship to twelve (12) fourth-year underrepresented students of medicine for the 2022-2023 academic year who have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.

2022 applications will be open from May 16 until July 10, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. 


NMA Emerging Scholars Awards

Established in 2004, this award provides $5,000 to two (2) African American, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical students (for the 2020-2021 Academic Year) who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, financial need and potential for distinguished contributions to medicine. These awards are the highest honors presented to students by the National Medical Association. The two award recipients are required to attend, and will be presented with the scholarship at the Virtual 2020 NMA 118th Convention Scientific Assembly. The registration fee to attend the conference will be waived for each student Scholar.

*No updated deadline available


NMF Dr. Prentiss Taylor Scholarship

Established in 2020, this scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be given to one underrepresented minority medical student, who is enrolled in an accredited US medical school for the 2022-23 academic year and has demonstrated financial need, academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community service. As part of the application, students must discuss how they hope to make an impact in their career in health care.

2022 applications will be open from June 6 until August 7, 2022 (11:59pm ET).