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 costs of 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 Baylor College of Medicine, McGovern Medical School, UTMB John Sealy School of Medicine., and Tillman J Fertitta Family College of Medicine.

Medical Student Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements

Full-time students currently enrolled in Houston-area medical schools (listed above) who have completed their first year as of June 2023 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
  • Official medical school transcript sent directly from the institution via mail or email
    Transcripts can be sent from the registrar’s office OR via the institution’s official transcript de-livery service. Electronic transcripts should be sent to
    Paper transcripts must be mailed and postmarked on or before Oct. 13, 2023 to: Houston Medical Forum, P.O. Box 980848, Houston, Texas 77098
  • Documentation of current SNMA membership (electronic receipt of dues payment or letter from chapter president (signed PDF).
  • High-resolution headshot (can be medical school or passport photo)
  • Two (2) letters of reference. One letter must be from a faculty member at the medical institution. Reference letters from family members will not be accepted. Letters of reference should be emailed to on or before Friday Oct. 13, 2023.
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to support financial hard-ship, if interested in being considered based on financial need.

Medical Student Scholarship Application Instructions and Deadline

  • The DEADLINE to receive the completed application and all supporting documents is Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.
  • Official transcripts MUST be received by the application deadline.
  • Applicant is responsible for assuring that your application is complete.
  • Applicant will be notified when all components of the application have been received.


Medical Student Scholarship Application Instructions and Deadline

Applicants will be notified via email of the Scholarship Committee’s decision by Nov. 7, 2023.

Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Houston Medical Forum Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023.
The event will be held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak at 7:00 p.m.

Medical Student Scholarship Application Form

The DEADLINE to submit your application and all supporting documents online was Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kathy C. Flanagan at 713-528-1570 or
Dr. Anjail Sharrief at 646-287-3457 or

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