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LMSA-West Canopy Scholarship

The LMSA-West Canopy Scholarship was developed in 2021 to assist future LMSA healthcare providers to provide better care to Spanish-speaking patients. The CanopyLearn Medical Spanish is a self-paced eLearning course and was created to eliminate the language barrier by empowering healthcare systems to invest in recognizing and supporting their bilingual staff, build capacity for deploying reusable multilingual content, and capture reimbursement for language services from payers. Three awards are awarded each year to one high school student, one medical student, and one resident/fellow.

*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.

  • Must be either a high school student, medical student, or resident/fellow in the current* academic year.

  • 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 dues-paying pre-med member of LMSA-West. (Can contract LMSA Executive Board for financial assistance if needed.) Membership website HERE

  • Must be a resident or attending school within the LMSA-West region states (Arizona, 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-West Canopy 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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