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, who 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.

Application currently closed.

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 eight (8) fourth-year medical students for the 2020-2021 academic year from underrepresented minority groups who have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.

Applications are due at 11:59pm on June 15, 2020.

To start your application, you must first complete the eligibility form by clicking here.

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA

Dr. Frank and Florence Marino Scholarship

Selection Criteria

  • Entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year medical student in the Fall 2020
  • Attended Connecticut public or parochial school for at least 8 years (K-12) and graduated from a Connecticut public or parochial high school

Number of awards: 1-5

Amount of awards: $1,000-2,000

Deadline: February 1, 2020

To access online applications:

  • Type org/scholarships into your browser bar
  • You’ll be brought to the Hartford Foundation scholarship directory home page
  • Type Marino into the search bar
  • When the listing for the fund comes up on your screen, click on the name of the fund
  • Scroll down and click on “Apply to this scholarship . . .”
  • You’ll be brought to the log on page for the online scholarship portal
  • Create an account
  • Complete the eligibility quiz
  • A list of possible scholarship applications will be generated for you
  • Click Continue
  • Click on the arrow next to each fund name to read the criteria
  • Click on the blue Apply box to bring up each application
  • You can Copy Previous Answers from one application to another

Website: https://www.hfpgscholarships.org/Scholarships/Home/tabid/464/Default.aspx

Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award

SAEM is pleased to sponsor the Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award. This award is made available to each medical school to select a senior medical student who has demonstrated excellence in the specialty of emergency medicine.

The student selected from each school will receive:

  • One-year subscription to the SAEM monthly journal, Academic Emergency Medicine
  • One-year subscription to the SAEM Pulse
  • One-year resident/medical student membership in SAEM (July 1 – June 30)
  • Certificate of Excellence in Emergency Medicine

DEADLINE: Please submit your application at least four weeks prior to the date the certificate is needed for graduation/presentation ceremonies.



Each medical school is limited to one recipient each year.


Please complete the award application form (PDF) with the name of the selected recipient four weeks prior to the date the certificate is needed for graduation/presentation ceremonies. Be sure to fill in the student’s address and e-mail address on the form, so he or she may receive the subscriptions.

All nominations can be submitted electronically to SAEM at membership@saem.org or faxed to 847-813-5450.

Website: http://www.saem.org/about-saem/saem-awards/medical-student-excellence-award

Dr. Alexandra Greene Medical Student Award

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

Recognizes 1 senior student (4th year) who displays a significant dedication to emergency medicine. Most 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 recommendation, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and EMRA Awards Application form completed online


EMRA Student member – 4th year

Selection Criteria

Leadership and service to students.



Application Deadline

January 1st

Award Date

Spring Meeting

Date of Inception

May 1997; dedicated to Dr. Alexandra Greene May 2007

American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence

*Must be nominated by school*

Website: https://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=59

The American Academy of Neurology’s Undergraduate Education Subcommittee (UES) is committed to promoting neurology as a specialty and as a viable career among undergraduate medical students. This prize is meant for graduating medical students who have promising career potential in neurology as seen by their institution’s faculty and residents.


  • Award presentation: The prize, a Deluxe Troemner Hammer to recognize students’ interest and dedication to neurology, and a certificate will be sent to nominators. Nominators will present it to the student on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology during the institution’s graduation/awards ceremony.


  • Nominee is a graduating medical student from an accredited university in the United States or Canada
  • Nominee must have outstanding evaluations and recommendations from faculty and residents
  • Nominee shows the most promise for a career in neurology

The award will be in addition to, and separate from, any other neurology award given to graduates at the local or institutional level.

Application Requirements

  • To nominate one of your graduating medical students, the neurology clerkship directors, department chairs (and/or their designees), and neurology residents should first evaluate the performance of all graduating medical students in the clinical neurology clerkship
  • After evaluation, one student should be chosen from graduating class
  • The nominator(s) officially nominate and provide a letter for the chosen student

Please Note: Excellent performance on the neurology shelf exam or equivalent examination can be used as supporting criteria, if available. If more than one student fulfills these criteria, the student who shows the most promise for a career in neurology should be nominated.

Application Timeline

January 31, 2020 – March 20, 2020 (11:59 pm Central Standard Time)

For more information, please contact Genevieve Gates at ggates@aan.com or Maggie Rock at mrock@aan.com

Worcester (MA) District Medical Society

The criteria for scholarship awards will be based on scholastic achievement, financial need and community service.  The applicant must be a legal resident of Central Massachusetts at the time of applying to medical school and currently attending an accredited medical or allopathic school.  He/She must submit a current transcript, two letters of recommendation, and an essay stating the applicant’s reasons for selecting a career in medicine and why they feel deserving of the award.

For M2, M3, and M4 students.

Deadline: August 3, 2020

For the list of eligible cities and towns in central Massachusetts and the online application visit http://www.wdms.org/scholarship_fund.htm.

Questions: Email: wordmsa@massmed.org

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Fellowship opportunity:

Deadline: January 9, 2020

The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.

Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability.

Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship.

Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment.

There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa. The Foundation will not handle visa matters for applicants.

Fellowship awardees receive the following benefits:

  • $32,000 annual stipend
  • Allowances up to $8,000 for travel support to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory and attend the Sarnoff Annual Scientific Meeting and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, moving expenses, health insurance and funds for travel to present a paper at two national conferences

Each applicant must submit the following:

  • One-page personal statement describing scholarly interests and career plans
  • Three-page essay on the applicant’s cardiovascular topic of interest
  • Completed application form and signed statement of confidentiality
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recommendation from the applicant’s Sponsor
  • Two additional recommendations
  • Any other material that the applicant determines is appropriate to support the application

For further information visit : http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Info

For more information, contact:

Dana Boyd, Executive Director
Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
731 Walker Road, Suite G-2
Great Falls, VA 22066

Phone: 703-759-7600
E-mail: dboyd@SarnoffFoundation.org

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program provides educational programs, leadership training, and funding for outstanding fourth-year medical students for a four-year period.  Students must make a commitment to the specialty of family medicine.


Only applicants who in the fall of 2020 will be entering their fourth year (full-time) in a U.S. medical school will be considered.  Applicants must have declared family medicine as their specialty.  Applicants will be judged on commitment to family medicine, leadership qualities, academic performance, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and involvement in serving others.  The Foundation Board requires each applicant to complete an interview with a local family physician.

Deadline: March 2, 2020

For more information and an application http://www.pisacano.org/.

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society

The Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary’s Scholarship and Education Fund offers two $1,000 scholarships for full-time medical students from that county in their second, third, or fourth year of medical school.

The Lycoming County Medical Society offers up to three $3,000 scholarships for full-time medical students from that county.

The Montgomery County Medical Society offers two $2,000 scholarship to first year medical students from that county. Additionally, applicants must be a resident of Montgomery County in the state of Pennsylvania at the time of high school graduation or for at least four years prior to medical school.

The Myrtle Siegfried and Michael Vigilante MD Scholarship Fund offers a  $1,000 scholarship to a first year medical student from Berks, Lehigh or Northampton county.

The Blair County Medical Society Scholarship $1,000 scholarship for residents of Blair County in their second, third, or fourth year of medical school.

Deadline: September 30 each year.

(Recipients selected in November and scholarship awarded for spring 2020 semester)

For more information and an application visit https://www.pamedsoc.org/foundation/student-financial-services/scholarships