50-Year Club: Scholarship

A portion of the dues collected are earmarked for educational pursuits. From 1986 through 1996, a contribution was made to TMA's Medical Student Loan Fund. Beginning in 1997, a contribution was made each year to the Young Physicians Section Rural Scholarship Fund. As of September 2004, the club voted to redirect the contribution to establish the TMA 50-Year Club Scholarship to award a medical student with outstanding academic progress.

The criteria established for the TMA 50-Year Club Scholarship has been set forth as follows:

  • Total annual award of $1,500 if the funds are available;
  • Available to all accredited Texas medical schools with rotation schedule according to an established cycle;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be in the second, third, or fourth year of medical school study;
  • Displays outstanding academic progress in medical school;
  • The school notifies TMA of the winners;
  • Funding available through the 50-Year Club dues; and 
  • Awards are to be issued in increments of no less than $500 per medical student.

Schools eligible for the scholarships are (in order):

  • 2013 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • 2014 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • 2015 University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
  • 2016 Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2017 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • 2018 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • 2019 Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
  • 2020 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

To apply for the scholarship, visit the  TMA Educational Loans page.



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