Links Scholars in Medicine

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
standing)
• 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
eligible.

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
ancestry.
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
health@linksinc.org :
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
following:
• 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
health@linksinc.org)
• 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)

Application Timeline:
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 health@linksinc.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.

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

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

Key Deadlines:

December 7, 2018    Initial contact with mentors
January 8, 2019        Applications due by 5:00pm PST

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 who meet the following criteria:

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

Questions about the application process? Please contact RAMP Manager Jenna Udren, judren@fredhutch.org or 206-667-6712

 

The deadline for initial contact with mentors is December 7, 2018. Applications are due via the RAMP Application Form by 5:00 pm PST on January 8, 2019.

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

GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program

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 scholarships@nmfonline.org; for the Primary Care Leadership Program, contact pclpinfo@nmfonline.org.

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 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.

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

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship

Provider: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Attorneys at Law

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community.
  • Applicant is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited medical school within the United States.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited medical school.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Website: http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm#medical

Award Amount: $2,000

How to Apply for the 2018 Medical Diversity Scholarship:

Application: https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/2018-Medical-School-Diversity-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Application materials should be mailed to:

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Attn: Medical Diversity Scholarship
258000 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 890
Southfield, MI 48075

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

  • 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

(248) 557-2346

For information and application: http://thomlatimercares.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/rev3-TLCF-Scholarship-Application-for-2017-2018.pdf