Scholarships in Medical Journalism

Johnson F. Hammond, M.D., Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must have high moral character and outstanding achievement with a demonstrated interest and involvement in medical journalism. Applicant must be nominated by dean of an AMA-approved medical school. The following materials (original and one copy) should be submitted: letter of nomination from the Office of the Dean (addressed to J. Edward Hill, M.D., President, AMA Foundation), applicant's letter of application and CV, letter of recommendation from professional who is involved in some area of medical journalism and is familiar with the student's work, and reprints of published articles prepared by the applicant to support the nomination.

AvaCare Mdical Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen. Students must be studying or planning on studying a medicine related field. Students must be at least a high school senior. AvaCare Medical offers an annual scholarship for an inspiring act of kindness. Selection is based on judge scores as well as public votes. Submission may be in the form of a blog post, an image or a short video clip. Finalists are selected based on content, creativity and quality of work.