Dreamers of Tomorrow Scholarship


The Dreamers of Tomorrow Scholarship was developed in 2017 to support undocumented medical and pre-medical students attending school in the LMSA West Region states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).

This scholarship aims to lessen the undue burden undocumented students face in financing their medical education. The aims of this scholarship are to support students whose mission align with LMSA’s mission and increase the diversity of medical colleges throughout the western region by supporting undocumented students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

Students that apply for the scholarship do so with the understanding that their application and immigration status will be de-identified to the voting members of the LMSA West Regional Board. After scholarship decisions are made, applicant’s award and personal information will not be publicized, collected or shared by individuals within or outside of LMSA unless scholarship winner gives expressed signed consent for LMSA to share their story within our social media circle to promote our advocacy efforts for undocumented students.

LMSA West will collaborate with Pre-Health Dreamers to award two (2) scholarship recipients with a one-time scholarship, in the amount of $1,800. This scholarship is sponsored by AltaMed.  

– Must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved communities.
– Must have a demonstrated financial need of funds.
– Must be a dues-paying member of LMSA-West. (Can contact LMSA Executive Board for financial assistance if needed). 
– Must be a resident or attending school within the LMSA-West region states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).
– Students are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of immigration or citizenship status.
LMSA-West reserves the right to withdraw or withhold scholarship pending submission of necessary documents.



All application materials should be submitted via email and attached in a single Adobe Acrobat PDF format titled LMSA-West Dreamers of Tomorrow Scholarship – Applicant Last Name, First Initial 2018 to erick@phdreamers.org

Questions? Email Erick Leyva at erick@phdreamers.org