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Scholarships

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Applications must be submitted through our application portal at http://amaf.smapply.io. For the class of 2020, applications will be available beginning Monday, December 3, 2019. If you are not eligible for a scholarship, or were not nominated by your medical school, you will be unable to proceed with the application process. If you are medical school staff or faculty, please see the contact us page to receive information about our scholarship program.

I’m not entering my fourth year of medical school/I am not in medical school yet. Are there any scholarships I can apply for?

Unfortunately, the AMAF currently offers scholarship funds to rising final-year medical students only.

When are scholarship applications due?

For the class of 2020, scholarship applications must be submitted through the online portal by Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:59pm Central. You will be unable to submit your application after this time, and late applications will not be accepted for consideration.

How will I know if my application has been submitted properly?

After you click “submit” in the portal, you will see a confirmation screen of your submission. You will also receive an email from SMApply (the portal host) confirming submission.

Can I email, mail, or fax my application instead?

Applications and all required documents will only be accepted through the application portal at http://amaf.smapply.io. Nothing will be accepted by any other means.

Can you send me a scholarship document?

We do not have document files of applications to share. The application portal will allow you to save your progress and return to your application before final submission, allowing you to complete the application at your own pace.

How and when will I know if I have received a scholarship?

If you submitted an application, you will receive email notification by the end of May 2019, if you have been chosen to receive a scholarship. You will receive notification either way.

Can I get feedback on my scholarship application?

Unfortunately, the AMAF does not share scores or comments from our volunteer reviewers.

Can scholarship funds be used for other purposes?

No. Funds must be applied toward tuition costs only. The AMAF does not stipulate which semester these funds are applied to.

Who determines the scholarship recipients?

The AMAF relies on volunteer reviewers made up of physicians, donors, and former recipients.

Community Health

How do I apply for grant funding?

All applications must be submitted through our application portal at http://amaf.smapply.io. Applications will be available beginning Wednesday, January 9, 2019. If your organization does not meet the eligibility requirements, you will be unable to proceed with the application process.

Is my organization eligible for the AMAF’s Community Health program?

Please see our Community Health page for eligibility. If your organization does not meet all listed requirements, you are unfortunately not eligible for funding.

When are Community Health grant applications due?

All applications for the Community Health program must be submitted through the online portal by Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:59pm Central. You will be unable to submit your application after this time, and late applications will not be accepted for consideration.

Can I email, mail, or fax my application instead?

Applications and all required documents will only be accepted through the application portal at http://amaf.smapply.io. Nothing will be accepted by any other means.

How will I know if my application has been submitted properly?

After you click “submit” in the portal, you will see a confirmation screen of your submission. You will also receive an email from SMApply (the portal host) confirming submission.

Does the AMAF support other funding, such as funding for research?

Please visit our Programs page for all of our current projects.

How and when will I know if I have been selected for grant funding?

You will receive email notification by the end of June 2019 if your organization has been chosen to receive a grant. You will receive notification either way.

Can I get feedback on my grant application?

Unfortunately, the AMAF does not share any scores or comments from our volunteer reviewers.

Can you send me the application document?

We do not have document files of applications to share. The application portal will allow you to save your progress and return to your application before final submission, allowing you to complete the application at your own pace.

How do I sign up for a pre-submittal webinar? Are they mandatory to receive funding?

Links to register for our pre-submittal webinars are available on our Community Health page. The pre-submittal webinars are not mandatory.

I was not able to attend any of the pre-submittal webinars. Is the webinar information available?

The audio recording and presentation slides of the first webinar will be available for your reference in January 2019.

Who determines the grant recipients?

The AMAF relies on volunteer reviewers made up of physicians, donors, and former recipients, and other topic experts.

Donations

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes, the AMA Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3). Therefore, most donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Where do I mail a check donation to?

All donations made via U.S.P.S can be sent to:
AMA Foundation
330 N. Wabash Ave.
Suite 39300
Chicago, IL 60611

What are gifts-in-kind?

Gifts-in-kind are donations of materials that have a monetary value attached them. These types of donations are valuable and also tax deductible.

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