National Conference Scholarships

Rules and Information

  • You must be a member of the AAFP to apply. (Not a member? Join today.)
  • You may only apply for one scholarship annually.
  • If you are a previous National Conference scholarship recipient, you may not apply for the same scholarship.
  • The number of scholarships in each category varies from year to year, depending on the number of applicants.
  • Scholarship recipients are selected by a panel of judges.
  • The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., registration, travel, lodging, meals) to attend National Conference.
  • All scholarship checks are awarded at National Conference. If you are unable to attend the conference, your scholarship will be forfeited.

All scholarships are provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

[FMC LEADS]

The National Conference scholarship application process is now closed.

All scholarships to National Conference are provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation through its new Family Medicine Leads(aafpfoundation.org) program. Family Medicine Leads focuses on filling the workforce pipeline with the best and the brightest as well as supporting the development of future Family Medicine leaders.

All scholarships are  made possible by the donations of individual family physicians across the country.

Rules and Information

  • You must be a member of the AAFP to apply. (Not a member? Join today.)
  • You may only apply for one scholarship annually.
  • If you are a previous National Conference scholarship recipient, you may not apply for the same scholarship.
  • The number of scholarships in each category varies from year to year, depending on the number of applicants.
  • Scholarship recipients are selected by a panel of judges.
  • The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., registration, travel, lodging, meals) to attend National Conference.
  • All scholarship checks are awarded at National Conference. If you are unable to attend the conference, your scholarship will be forfeited.

All scholarships are provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

[FMC LEADS]

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

First-time Student Attendee Award

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 and write a 500-word or less essay (one typewritten page) on reasons for wanting to attend National Conference and interest in family medicine. Essay must be submitted at time of application.

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

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 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. Essay must be submitted at time of application.

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

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 and write a 500-word or less essay (one typewritten page) on the challenges and opportunities for family medicine's future. Essay must be submitted at time of application.

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

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, letter of support from a faculty member of your program/school OR an active member of the AAFP and description of the project, including role in project, explanation of project (purpose and goals), methods utilized, resources used, and an evaluation. All documents must be submitted at time of application.

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

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, current CV, a recommendation letter from your state AFP chapter executive (staff) or chapter Board of Directors member as well as your residency director, medical school dean, or faculty advisor, and write a 500-word essay on using leadership skills to address challenges and opportunities facing family medicine. All documents must be submitted at time of application.

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.