Houston Medical Forum

Medical Student Scholarship Application

The Houston Medical Forum’s mission is to promote community health and wellness in the greater Houston area; to encourage research; and to support current and future sustainability of physicians of African descent and the patients they serve through education, advocacy, community outreach, mentoring and collaboration. HMF awards scholarships annually to deserving medical students in the Houston area to help defray the cost of their medical education.

Who Should Apply

Medical students entering their second, third or fourth year of training in pursuit of a medical doctorate degree or its equivalent at the Baylor College of Medicine, McGovern Medical School or the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Medical Student Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements

Full-time students currently enrolled in medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine, McGovern Medical School or the University of Texas Medical Branch who have completed their first year of medical school as of June 2019 are eligible to apply.

  • Student must be in good academic standing.
  • Student must be an active member of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).
  • Previous HMF scholarship recipients are ineligible to apply.

Medical Student Scholarship Application Components

  • Completed scholarship application (please print or type)
  • Official medical school transcript (mailed directly from the institution to HMF P.O. Box)
  • Documentation of current SNMA membership (letter from chapter president or electronic receipt)
  • High-resolution professional headshot photograph
  • Two (2) letters of reference in a sealed envelope. One letter must be from a faculty member at the medical institution. Reference letters from family members will not be accepted. Optional: Letters of reference can be emailed to hmfscholars@gmail.com on or before October 21, 2019.
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to support financial hardship

Medical Student Scholarship Application Instructions and Deadline

Download and complete the application (please print or type).

DEADLINE to receive the completed application and all supporting documents is Monday, October 21, 2019.

Envelope MUST be postmarked no later than Monday, October 21, 2019 to be considered. DO NOT EMAIL THE COMPLETED APPLICATION. You will be notified when your application is received.

Completed application and required components MUST be in one large envelope and mailed to:

Houston Medical Forum
c/o Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 980848
Houston, Texas 77098

If letters of reference are not included in the envelope; indicate the name of the person(s) who will email the letter(s) to hmfscholars@gmail.com by October 21, 2019. You will be notified when your letter(s) are received.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

Official transcripts MUST be mailed directly from the medical institution registrar’s office. Please request your transcripts early. Envelope MUST be postmarked by Monday, October 21, 2019 and mailed to:

Houston Medical Forum
c/o Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 980848
Houston, Texas 77098

Notification of Scholarship Award

Applicants will be notified via email of the scholarship committee’s decision by November 8, 2019.

Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the Houston Medical Forum 30th Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, December 6, 2019. The event will be held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak at 7:00 p.m.

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