2021 Scholarship Information

Family Medicine Leads (FML) Scholarships to National Conference are provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. 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 to attend the Virtual National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 29–31, are made possible by the donations of family physicians across the country.

Important Dates

June 1, 2021 | Application deadline

July 1, 2021 | Notification to applicants

July 29-31, 2021 | Virtual National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students


FML Scholarship Information

  • The amount of the scholarship award is $200.
  • All scholarship checks will be mailed after National Conference. If you do not attend the virtual conference, your scholarship will be forfeited.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to apply.  New or lapsed memberships may take one week to process. Please plan accordingly as late applications will not be accepted.  Join now.
  • You must be a medical student or resident during the 2021-22 academic year to apply. You are not eligible if you will graduate from medical school or complete your residency program prior to July 1, 2021.

Submission Guidelines

It is recommended you have all items listed below ready and in the required format before starting your online application.

  • Contact information (including AAFP ID)
    • Please provide personal email address as medical school/residency email systems often have spam filters/firewalls that hamper the receipt of external emails.
  • Answer to essay(s)
    • You are encouraged to give considerable thought to the essay and draft your answer in a separate document prior to beginning your application.
    • All applicants are required to answer the question, “What are your goals as a future physician and how will attending National Conference help you further achieve them?”
    • The AAFP is interested in recruiting a diverse group of scholarship applicants including students and residents from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the medicine, as well as students and residents from rural communities, lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and those interested in caring for underserved populations. If applicable, you may complete an optional essay question to briefly describe how you identify as someone underrepresented in medicine.

The required online application must be completed and submitted to the AAFP by June 1, 2021. Winners will be notified by July 1. 

If you have questions about any National Conference scholarships, email Rachel Larsen or call (800) 274-2237, ext. 6369.