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High School Pipeline Program Scholarship

The High School Pipeline Program Scholarship was developed in 2017 to assist high school students of underrepresented minority backgrounds to enroll in pre-med pipeline programs for youth medical education and healthcare career exploration. The objective of this scholarship is to increase interest in healthcare careers and medically oriented research careers among high school students from underrepresented minority backgrounds and low-income students by defraying the costs of participation in these programs. This scholarship will also encourage students to join LMSA early for mentorship opportunities.

LMSA-West will award scholarship recipients up to $2000 one-time scholarships for established summer enrichment health sciences programs. This scholarship is sponsored by AltaMed.  

*Current academic year: 2023-2024

Questions? Email 

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


  • Applicants must be high school students during the current* academic year within the LMSA-West region states (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).

  • Must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving Latino and underserved communities. Applicants should also demonstrate a desire to advance the state of healthcare and education in Latino and underserved communities.

  • Must demonstrate financial need for funds to cover enrollment/ and or associated costs of the summer program. Strong consideration will be placed upon financial need.

  • Must be a pre-med member of LMSA-West. (Can contact LMSA Executive Board if you have any questions).

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

  • Applicants must provide documentation of their application into a Summer Health Sciences High School Pipeline Program, as well as verification of acceptance into the program as soon as available. Funds will only be disbursed after verified acceptance and planned enrollment.

  • Applicants must submit the application in full (see the complete list of required materials below).

  • 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 High School Pipeline Program 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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