HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

Applications are due by 5 PM PST on January 4, 2017

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latino/a medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities. The complete Request for Applications can be found at http://www.hvtn.org/ramp.

Who can apply?

The HVTN will be accepting up to 8 RAMP scholars that meet the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as African-American and/or Latino/a
  • Student at US medical school
  • In good academic standing
  • US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Interested in pursuing a future career in HIV research

If you are interested in applying, visit http://www.hvtn.org/ramp and e-mail Jenna Udren, RAMP Coordinator, at judren@fredhutch.org.  We will connect you with investigators who can assist you in selecting a project or topic of interest and potentially serve as a mentor for that project. by e-mail to HVTNawards@hvtn.org and notifications of award will be made in early March 2017.

For More Information
All correspondence concerning the program should be addressed to:

Jenna Udren, MPH
RAMP Coordinator
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Eastlake Ave., E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Office: (206) 667-6712
judren@fredhutch.org

NMF – Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship is awarded to four 2nd and 3rd year underrepresented minority students with financial need as recognition of their academic achievement and potential.

General Eligibility:
*US citizen
*Attends an accredited medical school
*Underrepresented minority student
* Has demonstrated leadership ability
*Committed to serving medically under-served communities

For more information and to apply: http://www.nmfonline.org/progra…/general-scholarships-awards

Deadline: September

Virginia Latino Higher Education Network Scholarship (VALHEN)

Deadline:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Virginia resident
  • Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be a high school senior or a graduate of a Virginia high school and either have been accepted to, or be already enrolled full-time, in a degree-granting public or private Virginia college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA or the FAFSA4Caster (if you are not eligible for FAFSA)
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership through involvement in school, and in the community, government, non-profit organization, work/job duties, or in another manner not mentioned here
  • Required to give permission to VALHEN to share personal information with other colleges for scholarship opportunities as well as other organizations for intern and job opportunities
  • Important Note: An essay of 300-500 words is required of all applicants

Application: http://valhen.org/scholarships/

AACAP’s Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is sending out this final call for applications for  AACAP’s  Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship! This is a great opportunity for medical students of color to become engaged in substance abuse research.

Visit for more information and the application: http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Medical_Students_Awards/Spurlock_Research_Fellowship.aspx

Deadline:  March 3, 2017

The Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction provides up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of research training in substance abuse and addiction under a mentor with established  and related expertise. Although preferred, the mentor does not need to be a child psychiatrist by training.  This program also provides additional travel funds to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting on October 23 – 28, 2017 to present their research in a new research poster session.

Fellowship Requirements

  • Applications are considered from African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Mexican American, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander students in accredited U.S. medical schools.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Participants agree that their fellowships will last 12 consecutive weeks (All fellowships less than 12 weeks must receive approval by AACAP. Fellowships less than eight weeks will NOT be considered). The expectation is that the student will complete 60 work days at 8 hours per day to complete the fellowship.
  • Participants agree to submit an abstract outlining their new research poster presentations for publication in the AACAP Scientific Proceedings by July 15, 2016.
  • Participants agree to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting
  • Participants agree to submit all required reporting documentation prior to the AACAP Annual Meeting, including a final report, a copy of the new research poster, a thank you letter to the funder, and an evaluation of the program completed by the participant and the mentor.
  • Participants agree to participate in all annual surveys as part of the program’s evaluation process

National Hispanic Health Foundation

The NHHF Health Professions Scholarships will award 20 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, policy, and public health, as well as Bachelors of Nursing students, who exhibit exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US.

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

· Personal statement or essay, including career goals (double-spaced, two-page maximum)

·Current curriculum vitae (education, employment, extracurricular activities, awards)

·Letter of recommendation (one letter only)

·Unofficial copy of school transcripts.

NOTE: if it is your first year and you do not have a current transcript of upcoming classes, you need to provide an enrollment verification from your university to show you are accepted into health professional graduate schools in addition to past year’s transcript.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For scholarship inquiries or information call (202) 628-5895 or send a message to nhhf@nhmafoundation.org

Application and criteria: http://www.nhmafoundation.org/index.php/scholarship-program

Deadline: Friday, October 14th, 2016.

Recipients will be notified by October 28, 2016.

Latino Medical Student Association

The LMSA offers a $500 scholarship to a medical student from one of a dozen states, including Virginia, who is a member of the LMSA (you may join now) with an interest in Latino healthcare.

A completed application form, a 500-word personal statement, a medical school transcript and a copy of the FAFSA page identifying the Expected Family Contribution must be submitted by email.

Visit https://lmsa.site-ym.com/?Scholarships for information and the scholarship application.

Deadline: January 10, 2017

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF offers scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 to full-time graduate students of Hispanic heritage who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the US. Applicants must be pursuing their first graduate degree and must complete the FAFSA.

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable)

Other:

  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

Deadline: March 30, 2017

Visit:   http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships