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    LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship

    Offered by Women in Medicine

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 1, 2023
    2 awards worth


    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a woman in medical school who is passionate about helping the LGBTQ+ community? If so, you may be interested in the LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship! The scholarship is open to female medical students in the U.S. and Canada who have demonstrated leadership in the LGBTQ+ community. Those in their first, second, and third year of allopathic, osteopathic, and naturopathic medical schools are eligible.

    The scholarship is offered by Women in Medicine (WIM), a network of LGBTQ+, female physicians that come together to conduct an annual Women in Medicine Conference. Such events focus on promoting medical education, community building, and professional mentorship among the members. Every year, two applicants of the LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship are selected to receive a $5,000 award to fund their education. To receive the scholarship, the winners must attend the annual Women in Medicine Conference. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to female medical students enrolled in in their first, second or third year of allopathic, osteopathic, or naturopathic medical schools. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Academic Interest

    Healthcare, Medicine

    Other Category

    LGBTQ+, Women

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, email your online application (with your name as the subject line), a letter of good standing from your school, and the below application materials to [email protected].


    Resume or CV

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Women in Medicine at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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