National Conference Scholarships

For more information about any of these awards, contact the AAFP at (800) 274-2237, ext. 6720.

First-time Student Attendee Award(1 page PDF)

AAFP student members will receive a $600 scholarship to attend their first National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (National Conference). The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging, meals) to attend National Conference.

Requirements: Complete a First-Time Student Attendee Award application(1 page PDF) and write a 500-word or less essay (one typewritten page) on reasons for wanting to attend National Conference and interest in family medicine.

Winners must be attending National Conference for the first time.

Deadline: Submission must be received via fax or email no later than May 1, 2015.

Winners will be notified by May 31, 2015.

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Leadership Award(1 page PDF)

AAFP student members will receive a $600 scholarship to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students for outstanding contributions to their FMIG's, medical schools, and family medicine. The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging and meals) to attend National Conference.

Requirements: Complete a Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Leadership Award application(1 page PDF) and write a 500-word or less essay (one typewritten page) on an FMIG project (including role in project and how leadership was exhibited at school) and reasons for wanting to attend National Conference. 

Deadline: Submission must be received via fax or email no later than May 1, 2015.

Winners will be notified by May 31, 2015.

Minority Scholarship Program for Residents and Medical Students(1 page PDF)

AAFP student and resident minority members who are interested in pursuing a career in family medicine will each receive a $600 scholarship to attend the National Conference. The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging, meals) to attend National Conference.

Requirements: Complete a Minority Scholarship Program for Residents and Students application(1 page PDF) and write a 500-word or less essay (one typewritten page) on the challenges and opportunities for family medicine's future.

Deadline: Submission must be received via fax or email no later than May 1, 2015.

Winners will be notified by May 31, 2015.

Community Outreach Awards(1 page PDF)

AAFP student and resident members will receive a $600 scholarship to attend the National Conference for their key leadership role in a community service or advocacy project. The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging, meals) to attend National Conference.

Requirements: Complete a Community Outreach Award application(1 page PDF), letter of support, and description of the project, including role in project and an evaluation.

Winners must not be receiving other funding to attend.

Deadline: Submission must be received via fax or email no later than May 1, 2015.

Winners will be notified by May 31, 2015.

Tomorrow's Leader Award(1 page PDF)

AAFP student and resident members will receive a $600 scholarship to attend the National Conference for demonstrating leadership ability. The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging, meals) to attend National Conference.

Requirements: Complete Tomorrow's Leader Award application(1 page PDF), current CV, recommendation letters, and write a 500-word essay on using leadership skills to address challenges and opportunities facing family medicine.

Winners must not be receiving other funding to attend.

Deadline: Submission must be received via fax or email no later than May 1, 2015.

Winners will be notified by May 31, 2015.


Additional Scholarship Opportunity

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute - A Program of the AAFP Foundation*(www.aafpfoundation.org)

Enhance your leadership skills and earn a scholarship to attend National Conference through the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leaders Institute.

Requirements: Must be a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Medical students must be in second, third, or fourth year of medical school when program begins. Residents must be in first, second, or third year of residency when program begins. 

Three documents are required in order to complete the application process: the Emerging Leader Institute application, curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter of recommendation.

Deadline: Submission must be received via fax or email no later than April 1, 2015. 

Winners will be notified via email by May 1, 2015.  

This exciting new program will be held following National Conference on Saturday afternoon, August 1, and Sunday morning, August 2.

If you have additional questions about the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute, please contact Phyllis Naragon at 1-800-274-2237, ext. 4410.

*If you apply for the Emerging Leader Institute you may also apply for one National Conference scholarship for which you are eligible. You must complete and submit the application materials for the scholarship. The Emerging Leader Institute application does not represent an application for a scholarship. The scholarship application will be considered only if you are not selected for the Emerging Leader Institute.