Premedical Student Division
Premedical Awards & Scholarships
Most Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy/Initiative
AMWA Mental Health Advocacy Award
AMWA Physician Recruitment Form
Work with your branch members to recruit physicians to AMWA! Your branch will receive $25 per physician recruited! Recruited physicians must include your branch name in the referral line during registration. A minimum of 4 physicians must be recruited for your branch to request funds. Use the form below for your submissions! After doing so, please apply to the Physician Recruitment Branch Award (under Branch Awards down below) which will be awarded to the branch that recruited the most physicians!
Pixorize Scholarship 2022
Pixorize, a visual medical school student resource, is offering students a scholarship this month! Each scholarship will have one grand prize winner that gets a free subscription to Pixorize along with $250, and two runner-ups that will each get a free subscription to Pixorize. Applicants for the scholarship must complete an application which consists of submitting an idea for a way to visualize a concept you have learned throughout your medical school prerequisite courses. Interested applicants can apply here. The deadline is November 24th, 2022.
AMWA MCAT Scholarship
AMWA is offering three scholarships to cover the complete cost of MCAT registration ($325 each). AMWA is well aware of the very expensive costs associated with registering and preparing for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). As this year continues to be rife with hardship for so many Americans, we believe that the cost of the MCAT exam should not be an added obstacle that premedical students must overcome to realize their career goals. The MCAT Scholarship will be awarded to a low-income and URM student.
The application is due by January 7, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT. You must be a nationally registered AMWA member to qualify. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMWA Conference Fee Waiver
Please find here the application form for the 2023 conference fee waiver.
Applicants MUST be current National Premedical AMWA members and NOT already registered for the AMWA’s 108th Annual National Meeting: AMWA 2023 — Thriving, Leading, Transforming.
This scholarship will provide free registration to the AMWA 2023 National Meeting (March 23rd-26th, 2022) for 15 selected applicants. To qualify, you must be a National AMWA member. For more information about the National Meeting, visit https://www.amwa-doc.
This application is due by January 15th, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT. Please direct all questions to email@example.com.
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 scholarships 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 107-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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! The application is due on September 30,2022.
Membership Scholarship (Need-based fee wavier)
AMWA understands that the cost of joining professional organizations such as AMWA can be a burden when taking into consideration the cost of applying to medical school and other expenses. In an effort to be more inclusive and break down financial barriers, AMWA has created a need-based fee reduction waiver for students interested in joining AMWA. This is not a complete fee waiver, but rather a discount for the usual membership fee. Recipients of the scholarship will be chosen on a rolling basis based on extenuating financial circumstances and personal embodiment of AMWA’s goals. This is not a complete fee waiver, but rather a 30% discount on our usual membership fee. Those that are interested can apply here.
Eliza Lo Chin Scholarship (For National Leaders):
Click here to apply for the Eliza Lo Chin Scholarship. Application Cycle: October 15, 2022 – November 15, 2022
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.
Those interested can apply for the Premedical Education Scholarship here. Please note that the applicant must have someone fill out the letter of recommendation form, which is included in application.
Application Cycle 1: August 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022
Application Cycle 2: October 15, 2022 – November 15, 2022
Conference Awards 2022
The deadline for these awards will be December 1st, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST, unless otherwise stated below. For any questions, please email our awards chair, Dana Shuaibi, at email@example.com.
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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 Physician Recruitment Branch Award
The AMWA Premedical Branch with the most recruited physicians to AMWA from April 1st, 2022 – January 15th, 2023.
AMWA Outstanding Branch Award
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
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
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
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.
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).
Application Deadline: December 1st, 2022.
AMWA Student of the Year:
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.” The application can be found here.
Application Deadline: December 1st, 2022
AMWA Premedical Branch Member of the Year:
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. The application can be found here.
Application Deadline: December 20th, 2022