Latino Health Student Research Scholarship

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The Latino Health Student Research Scholarship ​was developed in 2017 to support, encourage, and facilitate
scholarly research and academic engagement by LMSA-West medical students. This scholarship will provide them
with an opportunity to fund their projects, prepare their research and/or disseminate their work in the areas of
Latino health and health disparities. The aims of this scholarship are to promote the exchange of information
related to Latino health and to increase the amount of Latino students and Latino health focused academic
research. Therefore, LMSA West will provide scholarship recipient with a one, time research scholarship, in the
amount of up to $1,000 ​to support the development and dissemination of novel research in areas of Latino health
and health disparities.


• Must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved
• Must have a developed project in process with an assigned mentor and timeline, and all necessary certifications
per institution (IRB approval, consents, translation, etc).
• Must have a demonstrated financial need of funds for study recruitment, supplies, printing, travel, etc.
• All LMSA-West medical students with demonstrated research project are encouraged to apply,
preference will be given to students conducting research addressing Latino health and health
• Must register as LMSA medical student member dues paying member (Can contact LMSA Executive Board for
financial assistance if needed)
• Applicants will submit their CV, letter of intent, and recommendation letter from a school faculty, research
preceptor justifying use of funds
• Students are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of immigration or citizenship status
• Must be a resident or attending school within the LMSA-West region states (Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah,
• Must be a dues-paying pre-med member of LMSA-West.
• Must submit a CV, letter of intent, and recommendation letter from a school faculty or research preceptor
justifying use of funds
• LMSA-West reserves the right to withdraw or withhold scholarship pending submission of necessary
APPLICATION DEADLINE: ​Feb 18, 2018 at 11:59PM PST. All application materials must ARRIVE by this
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. Materials must be
submitted via email should be attached in a single Adobe Acrobat PDF format​.
1. COMPLETED APPLICATION: Application must be typed and shall not exceed the space provided. Signature
page must be submitted by email.
2. PERSONAL STATEMENT: A required one-page letter of intent ​(single spaced, 12-pt. font) describing the
educational objectives of your research project, including study design, timeline, and future plans to publish/present/ and or distribute your findings, and describe how you would assist LMSA-West in its mission to provide healthcare to the Latino and underserved communities and increase the academic presence of Latino health research.​. 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. LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: Please submit one letter of recommendation addressed to the
LMSA-West Scholarship Committee. The letter should comment on the your role in the research, faculty
members involvement, ways in which the study would advance Latino health knowledge and/or
Latino representation in academic medicine​. The letter MUST be on official letterhead and signed, and
may be emailed directly by the recommender (as an attached file on letterhead). The letter must ARRIVE by
stated deadline.
4. ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION: Please submit a letter from the registrar verifying enrollment at the institution
you are currently attending in the 2017-18 academic year.
5. CV: Please submit a copy of your most up to date CV


Application requests, questions, and other inquiries should be sent to the above address or emailed to Please title your email: LMSA-WEST LATINO HEALTH RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP.
Award amounts for scholarships are dependent upon funding raised annually. LMSA-West cannot make any
guarantees about the amount to be awarded or the number of awards to be given. 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. This award will also cover travel expenses and conference ticket to attend this year’s
Annual LMSA West Regional Conference. The travel expenses will be reimbursed retrospectively, on the condition
that itemized receipts are submitted by email to the above address within two days of the conference date.