Education

The AMDPA has a scholarship program for students pursuing careers primarily in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy at accredited institutions.

AMDPA administers a wide range of scholarships for students who are historically underrepresented in the pharmacy, medical and dental professions.  Some of our scholarships are merit-based, through accredited institutions who offer scholarships to students based upon financial need.  Students should check with their school’s financial aid office for information on available scholarships sponsored by AMDPA.

How to Apply

To apply for scholarships awarded directly through AMDPA you may complete the scholarship application beginning February 1 and ending October 30 of each year.  We provide one single application to cover all scholarships offered directly through AMDPA. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be notified by letter.

 General Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility requirements differ depending on the type of scholarships you apply for.

 Deadline

Deadlines requirements differ depending on the scholarship you apply for.

 AMDPA General Scholarships

The AMDPA Scholarship is a need-based scholarship available to academically successful students enrolled in and pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy, Medicine or Dental degree, with preference given to students from underrepresented populations in an effort to promote educational diversity.  The scholarship(s) varies in amount each year depending on available funds and the number of qualifying students. Scholarship applications are available beginning February 1 through October 30th of each year.

Joe Hargrove Endowment Scholarship Program

Joe L. Hargrove, M.D. is a Cardiologist in Little Rock, Arkansas who offers comprehensive care for the heart and cardiovascular system.  For the twenty-second consecutive year, Dr. Joe Hargrove has teamed up with AMDPA members and the local community to host an Annual AMDPA Golf Tournament to raise funds for scholarships for UAMS students.   He brought together a number of donors to contribute to a worthy cause.  To date, the tournament has raised over $188,000.  In 2013 a scholarship endowment program was started in honor of his tireless efforts to assist underrepresented students further their professional career. Scholarship applications are available beginning February 1 through October 30th of each year.  Each year one recipient will receive $1,000.

 UAMS Physician Assistants Scholarship Program

Students must apply for this scholarship through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Health Professions Physician Assistants Program.  From there, scholarships through AMDPA are awarded to PA students. This scholarship was established in 2013 through the generous donation of AMDPA members.  To apply for this scholarship applicants must be Black/African-American or Hispanic/Latino 2nd year students enrolled in the UAMS Physician Assistant Program in the College of Health Professions.

 Raymond P. Miller Scholarship Endowment – UAMS

Students must apply for this scholarship through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine Financial Aid Office.  From there scholarships through AMDPA are awarded to medical students. Raymond Miller, M.D., grew up in a farming community near Brinkley and was the eighth of 14 children.  He went to Arkansas AM&N and worked in the college cafeteria and forfeited an agricultural scholarship to pursue a career in medicine.  He graduated from College of Medicine in 1963 and completed a residency and fellowship in pulmonary disease at UAMS. The COM and partners in the community launched a campaign to honor the much beloved and respected graduate of UAMS, and a long-time member of the University Of Arkansas Board Of Trustees.  The family intends that, consistent with applicable law and to further the articulated diversity goals of the College of Medicine at UAMS, the scholarship committee gives preference to an underrepresented minority with financial need who has exhibited outstanding character and scholarship.

AMDPA SCHOLARSHIP – UAMS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Students must apply for this scholarship through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine Financial Aid Office.  From there, scholarships through AMDPA are awarded to medical students. This scholarship is provided through fundraising efforts of AMDPA members to provide financial assistance for minority students in healthcare fields.  The inaugural AMDPA Scholarship was awarded to Dr. Sonya Marks in 1996.

AMDPA Scholarship Application