LMSA Medical Student Scholarships:

LMSA Scholarship for U.S. Medical Students-  Developed in 2009 to assist medical students with the financial burden of accredited U.S. Medical School tuition. Personal qualities, financial need, academic and extracurricular achievement will be considered in the selection process.


  • Must be committed to pursuing a medical degree and dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved communities.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a desire to advance the state of healthcare and education in Latino and underserved communities through leadership in extracurricular activities and/or membership in civic organizations.
  • Eligible applicants should be either applying for matriculation into a U.S. accredited medical school in 2012 or be enrolled as a medical student in an U.S. accredited medical school by the time the award is given with expected graduation date of 2012 or later.
  • Students interested in applying to Allopathic and/or Osteopathic Schools of Medicine are welcome to apply.
  • Strong consideration will be placed upon financial need.
  • Students are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of immigration status.
  • Please see the application for additional details. LMSA-National reserves the right to withdraw or withhold scholarship pending submission of necessary documents.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please check back for new deadline.

It is the student’s responsibility to submit a complete application and all supporting documents by the deadline, extensions will not be granted. Incomplete or late application materials will result in ineligibility. Please submit ALL materials in the same email to We strongly recommend submitting application materials via email to ensure confirmation of receipt. Please title your email: “LMSA Scholarship for U.S. Medical Students”.

1. COMPLETED APPLICATION: Application form must be typed and attached to email in Word format and shall not exceed the space provided. Signature page and proof of school acceptance must be scanned and attached in Adobe Acrobat PDF or .JPEG format to the same e-mail. The page for extracurricular activities may be spaced differently to fit the applicant’s activities but may not exceed ONE page. Resumes are not acceptable.

2. PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please write a required one-page personal statement (single spaced, 12-pt. font) describing your family and personal background, professional objectives, involvement and contribution(s) to the Latino community (ie: volunteer experiences, work experiences, etc.), and how you would assist LMSA-National in its mission to provide health care to the Latino and underserved communities. The personal statement is one of the most important selection criteria and is equivalent to an interview. Please do not send any materials not requested.

3. PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Please indicate if you expect to receive another form of aid/scholarship to help you pay for applications. If so, name the aid and amount in the space indicated. Also, please specify in the space indicated any extraordinary, unforeseen, or very unusual expenses by submitting a statement indicating your expected expenses for the upcoming academic year and an explanation of why your financial aid cannot cover for these expenses and your need for this scholarship. This should be separate from your personal statement. Please do not exceed the space provided.

• Incoming M1 students: Signed letter in official letterhead from medical school stating the applicant will be attending their institution and he/she is registered as an M1 student.
• For M2-M4 students: Signed letter in official letterhead from medical school stating the applicant is registered as a medical student in their institution in good academic standing.

Application questions and other inquiries should be sent to the above address or emailed Please title your email: LMSA-National Scholarship for U.S. Medical Students.

Our fundraising efforts this year have allowed our fund to offer $3000 in scholarships! This year, we will be awarding in four $500 scholarships and one $1000 scholarship! LMSA-National cannot guarantee complete funding of medical school application fees. Determination of which scholarship to be awarded will be based on the information provided on the application and at the sole discretion of the selection committee.


Outside Scholarships:


  • Kaiser Permanente Oliver Goldsmith, M.D. Scholarship– Future physicians who are dedicated to promoting and advancing culturally responsive care in Southern California based on their ongoing community service at organizations dedicated to eradicating health disparities and providing access to underserved communities.  The $5,000 Oliver Goldsmith, MD, Scholarship award also includes the opportunity to observe practicing physicians delivering culturally responsive care through a four-to-six week clinical rotation at a Kaiser Permanente facility. Since the program was established in 2004, 80 scholarships totaling $400,000 in community benefit funds have been provided to assist medical students in completing their educational goals.


  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans:  
    • Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in 2013 on the basis of a single national competition.
    • Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
    • Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.
    • The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 9, 2012.
    • To be eligible, you must be:
      • A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
      • Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
      • A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
      • Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled — in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
  • The Aetna/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program: a new Healthcare Leadership Program to help address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities. This program will provide a $5,000 scholarship to each of 10 2nd and 3rd year medical students from underrepresented minority groups with a commitment to serving medically underserved communities. Awardees will have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.


  • NMF Scholarships and Awards Program: Offered primarily to first- and second-year U.S. medical students, these scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need. NMF scholarships are increasingly important due to escalating cost of medical school and spiraling student debt. The NMF Scholarships and Awards Program provides financial assistance to United States citizens from groups currently under represented in the medical profession; specifically, African-Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, and Cambodians.


  • GE/NMF International Medical Scholars Program: In partnership with GE’s Developing Health Globally Program, NMF is pleased to request applications from qualified rising 4th year minority medical students for an ALL EXPENSE PAID externship in Africa.

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