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 email@example.com
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.
HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students
Applications are due by 5 PM PST on January 3, 2018
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, contact the RAMP Manager at HVTNAwards@hvtn.org. The RAMP Manager 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.
The deadline for initial contact with mentors is December 6, 2017. Applications are due via the RAMP Application Form by 5:00 pm PST on January 3, 2018.
For More Information
All correspondence concerning the program should be addressed to:
Jenna Udren, MPH
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Eastlake Ave., E3-300
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Office: (206) 667-6712
The GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) Application is now available!
PCLP candidates are students from underrepresented minority groups and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants must be 1st or 2nd year medical students.
PCLP Scholars will be placed at one of their partner community health centers during the summer to participate in a summer service-learning opportunity focused on developing leadership skills.
Each Scholar receives a $5,000 scholarship stipend, which is expected to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses incurred during program participation.
Applications due January 31, 2018
For more information and application: https://www.nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/service-learning-programs/nmf-primary-care-leadership-program/
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; for the Primary Care Leadership Program, contact email@example.com.
NMF General Scholarships
NMF offers a variety of general scholarships to underrepresented minority students enrolled in medical school. The awards range from $2,000 – $7,500.
Deadline to Apply: usually September
For more information and to apply: National Medical Fellowships – General Scholarships & Awards
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 2, 2018
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.
- 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
Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship Fund
- Application is open ONLY to African American students, ages 17-30, who are Michigan residents.
- Must be a college student admitted to a medically related professional program; e.g., nursing, medicine, physical or occupational therapy, AND
- Must submit an official transcript with G.P.A., AND
- Must have a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0.
- Note: A personal interview is required.
TLCF recipients may only receive the award twice.
Deadline: December 29, 2017
Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation
Franklin Plaza Center
29193 Northwestern Hwy #528
For information and application: http://thomlatimercares.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/rev3-TLCF-Scholarship-Application-for-2017-2018.pdf