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“SÍ SE PUEDE” Scholarship

The “Si Se Puede” Medical School Application Scholarship was developed in 2004 to assist pre-medical students with the financial burden of applying to accredited U.S. Medical Schools. Personal qualities, financial need, and academic and extracurricular achievements will be considered in the selection process.

This year, LMSA-West will award four (4) scholarship recipients $1000 for medical school application expenses. 

*Current academic year: 2022-2023

Questions? Email VP_Scholarship@lmsa.net 

Deadline: February 28th, 2023 11:59 PM PST
Applications are currently open. 

Eligibility

  • Eligible applicants should have submitted AMCAS® OR AACOMAS® applications for the cycle that would allow for matriculation into medical school in the fall of 2021.

  • Students interested in applying to Allopathic and/or Osteopathic Schools of Medicine are welcome to apply.

  • Funds can be used for AMCAS® OR AACOMAS® registration fees. Original receipts and other pertinent documents must be submitted for the award to be distributed. Winners will receive details with notification of the award. LMSA reserves the right to withdraw or withhold scholarship pending submission of necessary documents.

  • 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.

  • Must be a dues-paying pre-med 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.

  • Winners must provide a small blurb about themselves to highlight on the LMSA-West social media outlets and website

  • LMSA reserves the right to rescind awards pending lack of submission or falsification of any documents.

How to Apply:

  • All application materials should be submitted via email and attached in a single Adobe Acrobat PDF format titled "LMSA-West “Si Se Puede” Scholarship – Applicant Last Name, First Initial - Application Year" to VP_Scholarship@lmsa.net.

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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