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The Texas Medical Association (TMA) Scholarship Now Open!

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 sixteen $10,000 scholarships through the TMA Scholarship Application for Entry Year 2024 incoming medical students (students who will start medical school in July 2024.)

Please note that the funds will be disbursed directly to the school in increments of $2,500 annually during the first four years of a student’s 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. The program is directed at minorities who are underrepresented in Texas medical schools and the state’s physician workforce.


Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicants must be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American
  • Students already attending medical school are not eligible
  • Must be an incoming freshman at the school during Fall 2024
  • One scholarship annually per Texas medical school (Should the recipient choose to matriculate elsewhere; they lose the scholarship and a new recipient is chosen.)
  • Must complete an online application
  • Provide confirmation that the student has accepted an offer for admission to a Texas medical school (attach letter or email copies)
  • Write an essay, not to exceed 750 words, explaining how as a physician you would “improve the health of all Texans”

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024.  Winning candidates will be notified in late June 2024. Actual monies will be disbursed to the school when the winner enters medical school in July 2024. 


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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