STFM Foundation Student Scholarship

Nominate a medical student who has an interest in family medicine and the potential for an academic career to be an STFM Foundation Student Scholar. Scholarship winners receive up to $500 to cover travel expenses to attend the STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, and free conference registration! The conference will be held January 31 to February 3, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Thanks to generous support from donors to the Underrepresented in Medicine Campaign, the STFM Foundation is able to provide additional mentoring and scholarship opportunities to contribute to a diverse family medicine workforce. This year, additional dedicated funding is available for underrepresented in medicine students. The Association of American Medical Colleges defines underrepresented in medicine as: “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.” 


  • Recipients will be named STFM Foundation Student Scholars and will present their posters at the 2021 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The STFM Foundation will support scholarships of $500 each.
  • The student's nominating department will provide travel support up to $500 for each nominee.
  • Additional scholarships are available for underrepresented in medicine (URM) students.
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians will support one target school student with up to $1,000 in travel and lodging. STFM will provide that student with a free registration to the 2021 Conference on Medical Student Education in Atlanta, Georgia. Target schools are defined as those that don't have a department of family medicine.

Contribute to the STFM Foundation

Your contributions to the STFM Foundation provide an opportunity for promising medical students to attend the Conference on Medical Student Education.


Questions about the scholarship or the application process should be directed to Sandy VanTuyl by emailing or calling (913) 800-5528.

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January 22-February 8: Time Frame to Submit Proposals for the CERA Clerkship Directors Survey

February 1: Deadline to Register for the Virtual 2021 Conference on Medical Student Education

February 1: Deadline to Apply for the STFM Medical Editing Fellowship

February 1: Deadline to Apply for the Education Column Co-Editor Position

February 8: Deadline to Submit Presentation Proposals for the Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement

February 10: Last day to Receive a $100 Discount on STFM Certificate Programs

February 15: Deadline to Submit Entries for the STFM Annual Poetry & Prose Contest