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The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Application is Available Now

First, congratulations on being accepted to a Texas medical school! Now that you know where the next chapter of your academic career will begin, you might be thinking about how to pay for medical school. But did you know there's an opportunity for pre-med students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds to get funding to continue their studies?  

The Texas Medical Association will provide fifteen $10,000 scholarships through the TMA Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Application for Entry Year 2023 incoming medical students (students who will start medical school in July 2023.)

Each $10,000 scholarship is reserved for students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in Texas medical schools/Texas physician workforce. The award is designed specifically to support incoming Texas medical school students by providing financial assistance to help bridge any gaps that might exist between financial aid offerings so your educational goals can become a reality. 


Applicant Requirements

  • To be eligible to apply, you must be African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native American (includes American Indian/Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).  
  • You must be an incoming freshman at a Texas medical school during Fall 2023. 
  • If you are already attending medical school, you are not eligible to apply.  
  • One scholarship is given annually per Texas medical school. Should you choose to matriculate elsewhere, you will lose the scholarship and a new recipient is chosen.  
  • You must complete an online application.
  • You must provide confirmation that you have accepted an offer of admission to a Texas medical school (attach letter or email copies).
  • You must write an essay not to exceed 750 words explaining how, as a physician, you would improve the health of all Texans. 

DEADLINE: Your application must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. CST on Monday, March 27, 2023 

If chosen, you will be notified by mid-April 2023. A scholarship certificate will be presented at Texas Medical Association’s TexMed 2023, annual meeting in Fort Worth, TX on May 19th (attendance required).  

Funds will be disbursed directly to your matriculating school starting in July 2023 in increments of $2,500 annually during the first four years of matriculation (to be split between fall and spring semesters evenly). These scholarships are made possible through generous donations solicited by the TMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of TMA. 

How to Apply

You can access the scholarship application here:

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View other TMA scholarships opportunities here.


Contact Information 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Additional information about the Texas Medical Association can be found here.  

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About the author: The Texas Health Education Service amplifies TMDSAS and JAMP’s missions to serve students, collegiate advisors, and professional schools in Texas by providing students with accurate educational resources to enhance their preparation for a career in the health professions, and supporting efforts by advisors and professional schools to reach students and enrich the applicant pool.

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