Pre-Medical Student Division

Pre-Med Awards & Scholarships

PreMedical Membership Fee Waivers

We know that the cost of joining professional organizations and applying to medical schools can add up. In an effort to be more inclusive and break down barriers to pursuing medicine and membership in organizations such as AMWA, we are excited to announce that the National Premedical Division will be awarding six (6) scholarships ($35.00 value per person) to waive the cost of national membership in AMWA.  Awardees will be chosen based on need as well as the embodiment of the goals of AMWA.

Throughout our 105-year history, AMWA has been dedicated to a dual mission: advancing women in medicine and promoting women’s health. AMWA continues to encourage the promising young medical professionals of tomorrow through our many awards, grants, and scholarship programs. We are proud to use our resources to make a difference in the lives of women every day by providing grants to AMWA student branches, supporting physicians-in-training overseas, and rewarding students for outstanding service and merit.

We invite you to become a part of this movement.  We are confident that the strength of our collective voice will be heard as we advocate for gender parity for women in medicine. Click here to apply for a membership fee waiver or email with any questions! The application closes on October 1.

AMWA Pre-Medical Awards

All AMWA Premedical Student Members are invited to apply for the following awards and grants. Contact our Premedical Awards Chair with any questions at

Premedical Education Scholarship: 

Application Cycle 1: August 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020

Past Recipient: Felicia Reid 

Application Cycle 2: October 15, 2020 – November 15, 2020

Past Recipient: Evelyn Somogyi 

Please apply here.

Eliza Lo Chin Scholarship:

Applications Cycle: September 15, 2020 – October 15, 2020. 

Please apply here.

Premed Travel Grants to 105th AMWA Conference

AMWA recognizes the additional financial assistance our members need when planning to attend our meeting. $100 travel grants will be given. Applications for travel grants will be accepted until December 15, 2019 at 11:59PM EST and can be accessed through this submission form.

Please note: AMWA pre-medical students share the same travel grant application as the medical student division for the 2020 conference. Be sure to click “premed” under the division tab, located on the application. 

AMWA student members are eligible to apply for support in traveling to the Annual AMWA Meeting. Special consideration will be given to students running for national leadership positions, volunteering, or traveling from more distant locations.

Premedical Education Scholarship

AMWA understands that your journey in medicine begins before medical school and that this journey can be expensive. Supporting your career path and ensuring your success is important to us which is why we are offering 2 (two) $250 scholarships to women currently enrolled in undergraduate or post-baccalaureate pre-medical coursework who intend to pursue medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered.

Please click here to apply for this scholarship.

Child Family Health International Global Health Scholarship

Child Family Health International (CFHI) is an NGO providing community-based Global Health Education Programs for students of all levels interested in health or medicine. CFHI participants go on 4-16 week placements alongside local healthcare professionals in Latin America, Africa, or India. Participants rotate through clinics and hospitals, attend medical lectures, and become immersed in the healthcare system of the community. CFHI supports underserved communities abroad and is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.

CFHI and AMWA have partnered together to provide AMWA members with a yearly $500 scholarship towards a CFHI program. Please click here for more information.

Application Deadline: December 1st, 2019

Natalya Beneschott Scholarship for Medical School Students

The Natalya Beneschott Scholarship for Medical School Students is for students who intend on pursuing their passions into medical specialties that are typically lower-paying, such as Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Neurology, Nephrology, or Ob-Gyn. The scholarship aims to help a medical student or young doctor chasing ambitious goals in the face of challenging financial questions to, in some small way, be able to better pursue their dreams.
Learn more and apply here: Minority Women in STEM Bi-Annual Scholarship

Applicants must be minority women currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate STEM program, or be actively engaged in personal projects or jobs in a STEM field.

You can find more information about our scholarship award here:

Conference Awards 2019

Details regarding Conference Awards for the 105th conference are TBD. Please check back soon for updates.

The deadline for these awards will be December 15th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST, unless otherwise stated below. For any questions, please email our awards chair, Hosanna An, at

Branch Awards: 

Local branches can apply for more than one award in which the results will be decided by the executive board. Results will be announced at the premed conference session.

AMWA Outstanding Branch Award

Past Recipient: University of Pennsylvania 

Branches that have been established for at least one semester and have at least five national AMWA members can apply for the AMWA Outstanding Branch Award. This award will honor the Premed Branch, which has hosted a series of events that serve the premed community in their region, as well as fulfilling the missions of the national AMWA organization.

Active Branch Award

Past Recipient: University of California, Berkeley 

Awarded to the branch whose members and officers were active at the national and local level. Consideration given to branches with the most number of national members. 

Branch Event Award

Past Recipient: University of Pennsylvania 

Branches who have hosted an event of their creation and wish to nominate their award for being novel, creative, or influential in regards to their study body or community can apply for this award.

International Outreach Award

Past Recipient: University of Pennsylvania 

Awarded to a branch that hosted an event or series of events for an international cause and was able to make a difference in a cause that went above and beyond from an international perspective.

Humanitarian Award

Past Recipient: University of Michigan 

Awarded to the branch that was able to donate many of their proceeds to various charitable/non-profit organizations, or was able to engage with various organizations in their community that are non-profit. (Essentially to encourage branches to work with non-profit organizations in their community).

To apply for branch Awards, please click here.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2019.

Individual Awards:

AMWA Student of the Year:

Past Recipient: Nora Galoustian

An AMWA member can apply for this award or nominate another national member for this award if they felt that they have contributed to the mission statement of AMWA, which is to “function at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.”

Apply here for the Student of the Year Award.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2019


AMWA Premed Branch Member of the Year:

Past Recipient: Lara Rostomian 

This award is to recognize individual members of branches who may or may not necessarily have a leadership position, but who have spearheaded a project or stepped up this year.

Apply here for the Premed Branch Member of the Year.

Application Deadline: December 20, 2019