LMSA for Puerto Rico – Medical Student Scholarship

On November 1st, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, LMSA Events, Scholarship News by Comments Off on LMSA for Puerto Rico – Medical Student Scholarship

 

Mini-grant Scholarships for Medical Students in Puerto Rico

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This award will fund a one time, non-renewable, relief scholarship of $500.00 for medical students in Puerto Rico who have experienced financial hardships due to Hurricane Maria.

Medical schools in Puerto Rico are American medical schools. Puerto Rican medical students are Latino medical students training in the U.S. LMSA is proud to have a chapter in Ponce, regional Southeast meetings in Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rican medical students throughout all our regions on the US mainland. Our colleagues in Puerto Rico have suffered damages to their homes, community hospitals, and medical school institutions. While in severe financial trouble, they are unable to apply for increased financial aid loans. Schooling carries on in the wake of the crisis, and students are working hard to move forward academically without internet, transportation, and even food, water, and electricity.

As we think about the short term and long-term impact of this tragedy on the already growing health crisis of Puerto Rico, we recognize that LMSA, and all medical institutions on the US mainland, have a responsibility to support our fellow medical students currently training in Puerto Rico. As student stories and testimonials reach LMSA, we will continue to develop and expand our efforts through increased fundraising and advocacy.

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Mini-Grant Eligibility:

  1. Students must be enrolled in years 1-4 in the following medical schools:
  • Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  • Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  • UMHS, St. Kitts
  1. Students must fill out the Mini-grant Application below (Deadline for submission: Nov 13th 11:59 EST)

Applicants with difficulties meeting basic needs will be prioritized in the initial grant cycle. As our fund grows we hope to be able to provide additional grants.

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WANT TO HELP?

  • Please donate to grow the LMSA-PR Fund to allow us to provide additional scholarships to students! To donate, visit lmsa.me/LMSA4PR

Want to join the LMSA-PR Emergency Task Force?

This task force administrates the mini-grant program and advocates for medical students in Puerto Rico by encouraging residency programs, medical schools, and organizations such as the AAMC to be more responsive to the needs of medical students in Puerto Rico.

 

From LMSA to Puerto Rico, with love,

The LMSA-PR Emergency Task Force

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NHHF Scholarship – Application Due 10/06/17

On August 7th, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, Scholarship News by Comments Off on NHHF Scholarship – Application Due 10/06/17

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship 2017Apply Here

“The National Hispanic Health Foundation, affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, will award 26 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, policy, and public health, who exhibit exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US. The scholarships will be presented to awardees at the Tenth Annual California Scholarship Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 or the 14th Annual New York Scholarship Gala in New York City on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.”

For more information please visit: https://form.jotform.us/71444360054146

or contact scholarship@nhmafoundation.org

Best of luck on your applications!

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2017 Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship Winner

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We are pleased to announce the third recipient of the Dr. Amanda Perez scholarship is Frank Aceves!

He will receive $500. He will be attending UCSD in the fall and has been committed to serving others. To read more about his story visit the scholar’s corner page!

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2017 Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship Winner

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We are pleased to announce that the second recipient of the Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship is Abraham Caballero!

He will receive $500 and a trip to the UCSF conference for a chance to meet Dr. Amanda Perez in person!

He has shown a commitment to the Latino community and organized a mentorship program in San Pedro. To read more about his story visit the Dr. Amanda Perez Scholar’s Page!

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2016 Cynthia Felix Scholarship Winner

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We are pleased to announce the second Cynthia Felix scholarship winner is Alexa Rodriguez!

She is from Compton, CA and will be receiving her Biological Sciences BA from Wellesley College in May! She has shown consistent commitment to the Latino and disadvantaged communities.

Read more about her story on the Scholar’s Corner page!

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