Scholarships and Awards

The Dr. Richard Allen Williams, Genita Evangelista Johnson, AMA Foundation Scholarship


With generous support from founding donor Genita Evangelista Johnson, the AMA Foundation and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) have partnered to create a scholarship that promotes diversity in medicine, encourages commitment to eliminating health care disparities, and supports future cardiologists, while helping to alleviate medical student debt.

The Minority Scholars Award program not only encourages diversity in medicine and alleviates debt, but also rewards commitment to the elimination of healthcare disparities.


Nominees must be a current first or second-year student and a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. Eligible students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical profession include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino.

The Award

Approximately eight to thirteen Minority Scholars Awards are given annually, each in the amount of a $5,000 scholarship. (CLOSED FOR 2019)


February 2, 2018

How to Apply

Applications for the 2019 Award are now closed. Each medical school may nominate one student for this scholarship. The student must meet all other eligibility criteria related to the program. Please contact your medical school’s financial aid office or appropriate faculty member for more information.
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