• Family Medicine Leads Scholarships for National Conference

    The 2022 National Conference Family Medicine Leads scholarship application process has closed.
     

    2022 Scholarship Award Information

    Family Medicine Leads 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 are made possible by the donations of family physicians across the country.

    In 2022, 250 scholarships will be awarded to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 28-30 in Kansas City, MO. 

    Dates to Remember

     May 1, 2022 | Application deadline
     June 1, 2022 | Notification to applicants
     July 28-30, 2022 | National Conference
     

    Scholarship Information

    • The number of scholarships in each category varies from year to year depending on the funding level and number of applicants.
    • Scholarship recipients are selected by a panel of judges.
    • The $600 scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (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.
       

    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 may only apply to one scholarship category each year (i.e. if you apply for the Student Primary Care Champion Scholarship, you may not also apply for FMIG Leaders).
    • You are not eligible to apply if you previously received a National Conference Scholarship from the AAFP Foundation (excluding Emerging Leader Institute or National Conference Virtual Scholarships).
    • Scholarships are based on your status during the 2022-23 academic year.  Please apply to categories accordingly.
    • You must be able to attend the entire National Conference (defined as arriving no later than Noon on Thursday, July 28, and leaving no earlier than Noon on Saturday, July 30).
    • You must agree to the Family Medicine Leads Scholarship Agreement
       

    Submission Guidelines

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

    1. 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.
       

    2. Answers to questions (see specific scholarship for questions).

    • You are encouraged to give considerable thought to the essay questions and draft your answers in a separate document prior to beginning your application.
    • The AAFP is committed to building a diverse workforce. If applicable, you may complete an optional essay to briefly describe how you identify as someone underrepresented in medicine.
       

    The required online application must be completed and submitted to the AAFP by May 1, 2022. Winners will be notified by June 1.  

    Writing Tips

    • When writing your answers, keep in mind that hundreds of applications are received and reviewed by the judges.
    • Make your application stand out and try to avoid clichés. 
    • As the application is a chance for the judges to learn about you and your goals, you are encouraged to provide thoughtful and authentic answers. 
       

    If you have questions about National Conference scholarships, email Ashley Herman or call (800) 274-2237, ext. 6361.

    Scholarship Categories
     

    Early Career Student (Rising MS1-MS3)

    Students who wish to apply for this award must complete an online application that includes three essay questions. You must be a MS1-MS3 student during the 2022-23 academic year to apply. 


    Student (Rising MS4) or Resident Primary Care Champion

    Students or residents who wish to apply for this award must complete an online application that includes three essay questions. To apply for the student scholarship, you must be a MS4 student during the 2022-23 academic year. To apply for the resident scholarship, you must be a resident during the 2022-23 academic year. 


    Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Leaders

    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Leaders Scholarship is open to current or incoming FMIG, ACOFP Student Chapter, or other Student Primary Care Interest Group leaders. You must hold FMIG/SIG leadership position in 2022-23 academic year to apply. Students who wish to apply for this award must complete an online application (including contact information for your FMIG/SIG faculty advisor) that includes three essay questions. You must be a medical student during the 2022-23 academic year to apply.