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Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship

The Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship was developed in 2008 to assist high school and college freshman students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Personal qualities, financial need, and academic and extracurricular achievements will all be considered in the selection process. Dr. Amanda Perez is an alumna of LMSA-West at the Charles Drew University Chapter, where she served as Medical Student Representative. She later was in charge of the Scholarship Program when she served on the Executive Board for the LMSA-West Region. Award recipients may have the chance to meet Dr. Amanda Perez at an official LMSA-West event.

*Current academic year: 2023-2024

Questions? Email 

Deadline: February 16th, 2024 11:59 PM PST
Applications are currently open. 


  • Must be High School Senior OR freshman at 4-year university during the current* academic year.

  • Must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving Latino and underserved communities.

  • Applicants should demonstrate a desire to advance the state of healthcare and education in Latino and underserved communities through leadership in extracurricular activities and/or membership in civic organizations.

  • Students are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of immigration or citizenship status, as long as the university they attend will allow them to enroll and register for classes.

  • Strong consideration will be placed upon financial need.

  • Must be a member of LMSA-West. (Can contact LMSA Executive Board for more info).

  • Must be a resident or attending school within the LMSA-West region states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).

  • LMSA-West reserves the right to withdraw or withhold the scholarship pending the submission of necessary documents.

How to Apply:

  • All application materials should be submitted via email and attached in a single Adobe Acrobat PDF format titled "LMSA Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship – Applicant Last Name, First Initial - Application Year" to

As a first generation Hispanic, doctors visits were a luxury. There was no available insurance for my parents, which strayed them away from medical care. When they did have the opportunity to seek medical attention, no one was able to help them. My inspiration and dedication came from not only my parents but those who are unable to reach medical professionals. I will continue my education to eliminate such barriers and make it more accessible for the underserved communities."

Past Scholarship recipient.

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