Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA)

Medical School Scholarships

Five $1,000 scholarships are available to third-year medical students.

Application requirements:  1)VAMA application form, 2)a 600 word essay describing your commitment to serving Vietnamese communities in the US, 3)a medical school transcript, 4)a letter from the financial aid office stating the scholarship and loan amounts you have been awarded. 5)a letter of recommendation from a UVA SOM faculty member and 6)USMLE Step 1 scores.

Deadline: June 1

Memorial Travel Scholarships

Two $2,500 scholarships to attend a rotation in a “third-world” country, preferably Vietnam, during medical school or residency.

Application requirements: 1)VAMA application form, 2)a short essay explaining your goals and the impact of this rotation on your career plan, 3)a itemized budget and 4)a written report submitted within 60 days of the end of the rotation.

If you fail to complete the project, all awarded funds must be returned to the VAMA.

Deadline: Each year late June.