Medical Student Division

Underrepresented Students in Medicine Scholarships

Application Cycle: June – August 

We want to be a part of minimizing health disparities and increasing diversity in medicine by supporting your medical education. AMWA will be awarding 2 (two) $2,000 scholarships to underrepresented students in medicine.

AMWA is dedicated to increasing the participation and fostering the leadership of women and minorities within the organization and in the broader medical community. Consistent with our founding principles, we recognize that our newly trained physicians and patients that we serve are from increasingly diverse ethnic backgrounds and communities. We actively promote a diverse culture through chapters and programs to a diverse group of pre-medical, allied health, and STE(A)MM students, medical students, residents and are committed to mentoring, training, professional development, community, and public service programs.

The AAMC defines “underrepresented in medicine” as: “racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.” Previously, the AAMC used the term “underrepresented minority,” which referred to Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian), Pacific Islander and mainland Puerto Rican populations.

Underrepresented Students in Medicine Scholarship Requirements:

  • AMWA Medical Student Membership
  • Completed essay responses
  • Financial information
  • One letter of recommendation
Download the Application

Applications are accepted during June 1st – August 31st. Email completed applications and supplemental materials to Please submit applications only during the listed period. Please submit all files in PDF format. All applicants will receive email notification of receipt of application.

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