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Dreamers of Tomorrow Scholarship

The Dreamers of Tomorrow Scholarship was developed in 2017 to support undocumented medical and pre-medical students attending school in the LMSA West Region states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).

This scholarship aims to lessen the undue burden undocumented students face in financing their medical education. The aims of this scholarship are to support students whose mission aligns with LMSA’s mission and increase the diversity of medical colleges throughout the western region by supporting undocumented students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

Students that apply for the scholarship do so with the understanding that their application and immigration status will be de-identified to the voting members of the LMSA West Regional Board. After scholarship decisions are made, the applicant’s award and personal information will not be publicized, collected, or shared by individuals within or outside of LMSA unless the scholarship winner gives expressed signed consent for LMSA to share their story within our social media circle to promote our advocacy efforts for undocumented students.

LMSA West will collaborate with Pre-Health Dreamers to award two (2) scholarship recipients with a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,800. This scholarship is sponsored by AltaMed.  

*Current academic year: 2023-2024

Questions? Email 

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


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

  • Must have a demonstrated financial need for funds.

  • Must be a dues-paying member of LMSA-West. (Can contact LMSA Executive Board for financial assistance if needed). 

  • 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).

  • Students are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of immigration or citizenship status.

  • 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-West Dreamers of Tomorrow 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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