Each year, the San Francisco-based French-American Foundation for Medical Research and Education awards a limited number of scholarships to medical and dental students, to support costs for tuition, books and related education expenses. Scholarships are awarded in the May-June timeframe. The deadline by which applications must be received is set each year by the Board, typically in April or May. Applications received after that date will not be considered for the current year.
Applicants who ultimately are selected for a scholarship award are expected to attend the annual Scholarship Award Dinner in San Francisco. Notice of the award will be given at least two weeks in advance so as to avoid a conflict in schedule. If the applicant decides not to attend, he/she will forfeit the award.
The scholarship amount will be determined by the Board of Directors on a yearly basis and will not exceed $5,000. The scholarship is not a loan and does not have to be repaid. The scholarships are open to students enrolled and in good standing in the medical and dental schools of the San Francisco Bay Area and who have not previously been awarded a scholarship from the Foundation. There are no other restrictions.
Interested students should apply online. A curriculum vitae (resume) should be submitted, plus a letter summarizing the individual’s achievements, goals, and financial status. The scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need, achievement and promise. It would be helpful, though not obligatory, to include the student’s ethnicity, since the Foundation is interested in the diversity of the application pool.