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
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program
Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist mentors. The intent of this program is to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research. The ABTA Grant Application Portal opens in early December with an application due date of mid to late January.
DEADLINE: The ABTA Grant Application Portal is accepting Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program applications from December 6, 2017 to January 24, 2018.
•Must be currently enrolled in the first, second or third year of medical school
•Must conduct the proposed research and training at the Mentor’s institution
•Must not have previously been a fellow on an ABTA Medical Student Summer
•Is not required to be a U.S. citizen or resident
The Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Medical Student Award has been named in honor of Dr. Alexandra Greene. The award is given to recognize the great talent, hard work, and true compassion embodied by Dr. Greene, and to pass her memory on to students who might carry on her work.
Award Criteria: The Dr. Alexandra Greene EMRA Medical Student Award recognizes a senior student (3rd or 4th year) who displays a significant dedication to emergency medicine. More importantly, this student goes out of his or her way for patients and colleagues. This student demonstrates compassion and professionalism even when faced with difficult situations and stresses.
Application Process: Single letter of support, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and application form
Eligibility: 3rd or 4th year Medical Student member of EMRA
Selection Criteria: Leadership and service to students.
Award: Plaque and $1000
Application Deadline: January 15
Award Date: Spring Meeting
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.
*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 each year
Awards range from $2,000-$5,000. Medical school students who graduated from a high school in Miami-Dade County are encouraged to apply. The high school can be public or private.
The students can be recently accepted and starting their first year, or they can be beginning their second or third year.
Candidates can apply all three years of medical school regardless of whether they have been awarded previously.
Letter of requirements: https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000007437/en-us/files/homepage/tbm-letter-2018/TBM-Letter-2018.pdf
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Applications can be submitted by mail to:
Rotary Club Of Miami
1444 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 208-26
Miami, FL 33132
Phone (305) 443-5787
Rotary Office email: TBMTrust@outlook.com