American Association of University Women

The AAUW offers scholarships/fellowships of $5,000 to $18,000 to female med students in M3 or M4 from minority groups including Black/African Americans, Mexican/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Native Alaskan Americans and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans.

Application requirements include an online application, a narrative autobiography, career/professional goals, a detailed budget, 3 letters of recommendation (one from your med school dean), official transcripts and a $35 nonrefundable fee.

Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields:

  • Master’s in business administration — applicants may apply for second year of study only
  • Law — applicants may apply for third year of study only
  • Doctorate in medicine — applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only

Deadline: January 10 each year — Thus, you must apply during M2 or M3.

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