Scholarships

 

The Texas Medical Association is proud to offer five scholarship programs for qualified Texas medical students.

 

Texas Medical Association Minority Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Winners - Bayardo Scholars.  (Press Release

2021 Scholarship applications accepted August 1, 2020 - February 21, 2021.

This $10,000 scholarship is for minorities historically underrepresented in Texas medical schools and the state’s physician workforce.  One scholarship available at each Texas medical school.

  • Eligible applicants must be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American (includes American Indian/Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).
  • Students already attending medical school are not eligible. (Scholarship is for those who have been accepted for admission in the fall of the award year.)
  • Must complete an application via the link below (online only).
  • Provide a letter or email confirming acceptance offer and intent to attend.
  • Write an essay, not to exceed 750 words, explaining how as a physician you would “improve the health of all Texans”.
  • Fundraising efforts handled by TMA Foundation.
  • Funds will be disbursed directly to the school in increments of $2,500 annually during the first four years of a student's matriculation. 
  • This scholarship is per school and does not transfer with a student should they decide to matriculate elsewhere.

Apply for TMA's Minority Scholarship HERE when available.            

Questions regarding the Minority Scholarship can be emailed to info@tmaloanfunds.com.

[To make a tax-deductible donation to the TMA Minority Scholarship Program, you may do so on the TMA Foundation Web site,  www.tmaf.org, or contact Lisa Stark Walsh of the TMA Foundation at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1666, or (512) 370-1666, or email lisa.walsh@texmed.org.]

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Texas Medical Association 50-Year Club Scholarship

 Applications accepted July 1, 2020 - October 15, 2020.

  • Three $1,000 awards. 
  • Available to all accredited Texas medical schools.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be in the second, third, or fourth year of medical school study.
  • Displays outstanding academic progress in medical school and exhibit financial need.
  • Must complete online application found HERE.
  • Awardees must submit a headshot, and a letter to TMA acknowledging receipt of this award and state how the scholarship will benefit the student
  • Funding available through the Fifty Year Club dues.
  • Awards are to be issued in increments of no less than $500 per medical student.
  • Contact Chris.Johnson@texmed.org with questions.  

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Harris County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship

Available Fall 2020 - Medical schools determine the Harris CMS Alliance

  • Available to Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas John P. and Katherine G. McGovern Medical School, and University of Houston College of Medicine
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Attend an accredited medical school in Harris County or reside in Harris County for one year or more prior to attending an accredited medical school out of Harris County
  • Be in the third or fourth year of medical school
  • Must be progressing satisfactorily in medical school
  • The medical school determines recipients and notifies TMA
  • Funding available through the Harris County Medical Society Alliance
  • Awards are to be issued in increments of no less than $500 per medical student

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Michael O'Malley, MD Memorial Scholarship

  • TMA’s Young Physician Section (YPS) offers scholarships to a rural high school senior pursuing a degree in the field of medicine.
  • $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to help students achieve their goal of becoming a physician.
  • Contact the YPS Coordinator at YPSInfo@texmed.org for more information.

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American Muslim Women Physicians Association (AMWPA) Merit Award - Available Spring 2021

  • Three $1,000 scholarships available each Spring.
  • Be a female medical student in any year of study at a Texas medical school (currently enrolled and attending).
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Exhibit financial need, outstanding academic achievements and community service.
  • Available to all Texas medical schools.
  • Submit a unofficial transcript.
  • Submit a 300 word essay describing how the student sees herself in five (5) years from now in the field of medicine and her role in community service.
  • Visit AMWPA.org for information regarding the organization and its activities.
  • Application available HERE.

Email questions to info@tmaloanfunds.com.

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2020 Scholarships Available

  • Fifty Year Club (Available Fall 2020)
    Available to all Texas Medical Schools

  • Harris CMS Alliance (Available Fall 2020)
    Baylor College of Medicine
    The University of Texas John P. and Katherine G. McGovern Medical School

  • Minority Scholarship (Available Fall 2020)
    Available to all Texas Medical Schools

 

  •  American Muslim Women Physicians Association Merit Award (Available Spring 2021) 
    Available to all Texas Medical Schools

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