Scholarships

Dr. James McCune Smith Medical Student Award

Established in 2019, this award is given in honor of Dr. James McCune Smith, who was the first African American to receive a medical degree. The award provides $5,000 to one African American, Afro-Latino, or Native American student enrolled in an accredited medical school in Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York for the 2022-23 academic year who exemplifies the qualities of Dr. McCune in their commitment to academic excellence, leadership, service, and research. As part of their application, students must comment on their current health disparities research. The scholarship awardee is required to give a 10-minute presentation about their research on health disparities at the Dr. James McCune Smith Scholarship Lecture and Awards Reception.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

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