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Janine Gonzalez MCAT Scholarship

The Janine Gonzalez Scholarship for an MCAT Preparatory Course was developed to assist pre-medical students with the financial burden of preparing for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) required to apply to accredited U.S. Medical Schools. Personal qualities, financial need, academic/extracurricular achievement and timeline for taking the MCAT will be considered in the selection process.

*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.

  • 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.

  • Eligible applicants should be applying for matriculation into Allopathic or Osteopathic Schools of Medicine in 2026 or 2027

  • Strong consideration will be placed upon financial need, as well as the applicant’s timeline for taking the MCAT and applying to medical school.

  • Students are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of migratory status.

  • The student must be a resident within the LMSA Western region (Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Nevada)

  • The student must be a dues-paying pre-med member of LMSA.

  • Please see the application for additional details.  LMSA reserves the right to withdraw or withhold scholarship pending 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 "JANINE GONZALEZ MCAT PREP 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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