Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarships and Grants

State and District Scholarships

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Annual Scholars Program

  • Amount: $10,000 to eight students from each Massachusetts  Medical School.
  • Eligibility/Requirements: Fourth-year medical students expected to graduate each year from one of the following schools: Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
  • Each nominee must be a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.
  • Applications are available at the office of student affairs in October at each of the schools listed above
  • For more information, contact:
    Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Medical Society
    Thelma Tatten, ttatten@mms.org (781) 434-7305

MMS Medical Information Technology Awards

  • Amount: $3,000 annually to one medical student and one resident physician.
  • Eligibility: MMS member. Medical students, residents, or fellows enrolled in one of the four Massachusetts Medical Schools or a Massachusetts hospital or training program.
  • Application Deadline: Mid-November of each year
  • For More Information:
    MMS Technical Program Portfolio Director
    Leon Q. Barzin, lbarzin@mms.org (800) 322-2303, ext. 7048
  • For further information and application

Massachusetts Medical Society International Health Studies Grant Program

  • Amount: Five to seven grants up to $2,000 each to defray the costs of study abroad.
  • Eligibility: MMS medical student or resident. Preference given to applicants planning a career serving underprivileged populations.
  • Application Deadline:  September 15
  • For More Information:
    MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation Director
    Jennifer Day, jday@mms.org (781) 434-7044
    Lean about applying for a grant
    Read more about grant programs 

MMS Student Section Community Service Grants

  • Amount: Up to $250 of funding for each of two service projects per medical school chapter of the Section, per calendar year.
  • Eligibility: Current medical student members of the MMS whose projects meet objectives in community and social service, public health activism and education, or volunteer mentorship activities
  • For More Information: Academic Administrator, Massachusetts Medical Society - Colleen Hennessey, chennessey@mms.org, (781) 434-7315
  • Download Application (Word Doc, 2 pages)

Charles River District Medical Society -- Dr. George G. Katsas Scholarship Fund

  • The Charles River District Medical Society Program is available to any medical school student enrolled at an approved US institution who is a legal resident of one of the five towns comprising the district: Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, and Weston. Applications must be received before December 31st of the sophomore or junior year.   If the scholarship is awarded in the sophomore year it may be renewable for the junior year upon reapplication and at the discretion of the Committee on Medical Education. The scholarship is awarded at the Charles River District Annual Meeting in April.
  • Requirements:
    1. A Curriculum vitae which must include: legal address, high school and date of graduation; medical school and expected date of graduation.
    2. A letter which includes a statement of personal goal. 
    3. A copy of the Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid Service Form or a financial aid form of equivalent informational value (not the summary page).  Financial information is expected to be comprehensive (this should include parents’ resources).
    4. A letter from the financial aid officer of the medical school with detailed verification of financial need.
    5. A statement of academic standing from the medical school.
    6. A letter of recommendation from a district society member or a faculty member. Only applications which meet all the requirements are considered. 
  • Mail completed applications to:
    Massachusetts Medical Society
    Northeast Regional Office
    860 Winter Street
    Waltham, MA 02451-1411

Essex South District Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Program

  • Amount: Determined Annually
  • Eligibility: MMS member. Medical students who have established residency in Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, or Wenham for at least five years prior to college, with a desire to return and practice in this area.
  • Application Deadline: January 1
  • Qualifications:
    1. Residency in an Essex South community for at least 5 years prior to college, with a desire to return and practice in this area. These communities are:  Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham, Massachusetts.
    2. Current curriculum vitae, which includes the permanent address, high school with date of graduation, and medical school with expected date of graduation.
    3. A statement of academic standing from the medical school.
    4. A letter of recommendation from a district society member, if possible.
    5. A letter that includes a statement of personal goals.
  • For More Information:
    Contact your Office of Student Affairs or nero@mms.org

Franklin District Medical Society -- Percy W. Wadman, M.D. Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 to $1,500 annually, based on merit and financial need
  • Eligibility: MMS member. Any medical student who resides or whose family resides in Franklin County
  • Criteria:
    1. At least one parent or guardian must live in Franklin County.
    2. A letter of matriculation must be submitted from the medical school the individual is attending.
    3. A copy of the letter of recommendation from the undergraduate school to the medical school must be submitted.
  • Apply Online Here
  • For More Information:
    Contact your Office of Student Affairs or
    MMS West Central Regional Manager, Cathy Salas, csalas@mms.org (800) 522-3112

 Hampshire District Medical Society and the Rollin M. Johnson, M.D. Student Grants Program

  • Amount of $2,000 each
  • Must list or have lived in Western Massachusetts for at least five consecutive years.
  • A letter of matriculation must be submitted from the medical school the individual is attending.
  • A copy of the letter of recommendation from the undergraduate school to the medical school must be submitted.
  • Apply Online Here
  • For more information: MMS West Central Regional Manager, Cathy Salas, csalas@mms.org (800)-522-3112

Middlesex Central District Medical Society Scholarships

  • Amount: $2,000 annually to one student from each of the four Massachusetts medical schools, based on need only
  • Eligibility: MMS member. Any medical student attending one of the four Massachusetts medical schools whose primary residence is in Acton, S. Acton, W. Acton, Bedford, Boxboro, Carlisle, Concord, W. Concord, Lincoln, S. Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, or Stow.
  • Application Deadline: December 31
  • For More Information:
    Contact your Office of Student Affairs or
    Emerson Hospital, Carol Marshall, cmarshall@emersonhosp.org (978) 287-3017

Middlesex North District Medical Society -- Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: Between $1,000 and $1,250 annually, depending upon the number of qualified applicants.
  • Eligibility: MMS member. Any medical student who is enrolled and has completed one year at an accredited medical school in the U.S. or Canada and who is a legal resident of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, or Westford.
  • Application Deadline: April 7
  • For More Information:
    Contact your Office of Student Affairs or nero@mms.org

Norfolk District Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Grant

  • Amount:  $5,000 annually, awarded for either the second or third year
  • Eligibility:  MMS member.  Any medical student who is a US citizen, a legal resident of Massachusetts for the last five years, a member of both the Norfolk District and Massachusetts Medical Society, and who has completed two years at one of the four Massachusetts medical schools.
  • Application Deadline:  March 1 of each year
    For More Information:
    Contact your Office of Student Affairs or Susan Frazier, Norfolk District Medical Society at 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1411 or call (800) 944-5562 or fax (781) 464-4823.

Norfolk South District Medical Society Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $500 to $1,000 per award.
  • Eligibility: Any medical student enrolled at an approved U.S. institution who is a legal resident of one of the towns comprising the district.
  • Application Deadline: April 1
  • For More Information:
    Contact your Office of Student Affairs or
    Sheila E. Kozlowski, Manager, Regional Outreach, MMS Southeast Regional Office, skozlowski@mms.org (800) 322-3301

Plymouth District Medical Society Scholarship

  • Amount: $500 to $1,000 annually.
  • Eligibility: Any medical student who resides in the towns that comprise the district
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31
  • For More Information:
    Sheila E. Kozlowski, Manager, Regional Outreach, MMS Southeast Regional Office, skozlowski@mms.org (800) 322-3301

Suffolk District Medical Society

  • Amount: Three awards of $2,000 each will be granted.
  • Eligibility:
    • Enrollment in good standing in the MD program of a Massachusetts medical school
    • Membership in the Suffolk District Medical Society
    • One award per individual - no repeat awardees in future years
  • Requirements:
    • Cover letter with a brief statement of personal goals and proposed newsletter article subject (maximum 1 page)
    • Curriculum vitae containing legal residential address (maximum 2 pages)
    • A statement of academic standing from the medical school
    • A letter of recommendation from a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society (preferably a Suffolk District member, and not from a medical student or resident)
  • Selection criteria:
    • Quality of personal statement
    • Academic and literary achievements
    • Interest in community service or advocacy
    • A diversity of represented medical schools will be sought
  • Application deadline: December 31
  • The scholarship awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Suffolk District Medical Society, typically held in March.  Mail completed applications to:
    Massachusetts Medical Society
    Northeast Regional Office
    860 Winter St.
    Waltham, MA 02451-1411

Worcester District Medical Society Scholarship Fund
www.wdms.org/scholarship_fund.htm

  • Amount: Variable
  • Eligibility: MMS member. Any second, third or fourth-year medical student enrolled in an accredited medical or osteopathic school who is a legal resident of Central Massachusetts.
  • Application Deadline: August 31
  • For More Information:
    Contact your Office of Student Affairs or
    Worcester District Medical Society, info@wdms.org (508) 753-1579


MMS State and District Special Loan Programs

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Charitable & Educational Fund Loans

  • Amount: Either $5,000 or $10,000 per year, per borrower, not to exceed $10,000 in total.
  • Third and fourth-year medical students enrolled in one of the four accredited medical schools in Massachusetts. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Massachusetts at the time the loan is made.
  • Click here for more background, and to access the portal for current loan recipients.
  • For More Information:
    Contact your Financial Aid Office or
    MMS Charitable & Educational Fund Coordinator, Bill Wheeler, cefund@mms.org(800) 322-2303, ext. 7204

Berkshire District Medical Society Loans

  • Amount: Between $1,000 and $10,000 annually, with no interest
  • Eligibility: MMS member. Residents of Berkshire County attending an accredited medical school in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Terms: Repayment begins the year of graduation, with half of the repayment due in four years and the balance in two additional years.
  • Application Deadline: April 1 of each year
  • For More Information:
    Contact Susan Poulin spoulin@berkshire.rr.com or at (413) 447-2417
  • Scholarship requests should be directed to c/o Susan Poulin, Berkshire District Scholarship Administrator, 20 Walnut Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
  • New Applicants Apply Here
  • Renewal Application Found Here

Hampden District Medical Society - Dr. Max & Ida Millman Foundation Scholarship Loan

Amount: Four $2000, no-interest loans are awarded each year

Eligibility: MMS member. A resident in Hampden County and attending an accredited medical school Terms: Loan must be repaid after residency is completed and the physician has been in practice for three years. Loan is forgiven if the recipient returns to Hampden County and practices medicine for at least one year.

Application Deadline: September 15 of each academic year
For More Information: Contact Coni Fedora, Executive Director, Hampden District Medical Society, at (413) 736-0661 or hdms@massmed.org

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