Premedical Student Division

Premedical 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 closed on October 1st, 2020.

AMWA Premedical 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 (For National Leaders):

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

Please apply here.

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.

Conference Awards 2020

The deadline for these awards will be December 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST, unless otherwise stated below. For any questions, please email our awards chair, Kendyl Naugle, 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 Houston

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 Houston

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: Louisiana State University at Shreveport

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 1st, 2020.

Individual Awards:

AMWA Student of the Year:

Past Recipient: Pooja Butani

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 1st, 2020


AMWA Premedical Branch Member of the Year:

Past Recipient: Brittany Nguyen

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 Premedical Branch Member of the Year.

Application Deadline: December 1st, 2020