About the Scholarship

Alliance Medical Education Scholarship Fund (AMES) is licensed and is recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society. The foundation is a 501(c)(3)  charitable organization, which was found in the year 1954. 

The mission of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is to provide programs and services for individual physicians and others that improve the well-being of Pennsylvanians and sustain the future of medicine.


AMES Application Process

  • An applicant must first fill in the online application form that can be found on the official website of the AMES. In addition, FAFSA needs to be filed to determine what a student's family is capable of doing for education.

  • Two reference letters from the one who is not from a student's own family. Both personal and academic letters must be sent to the concerned department.

  • A letter from an applicant’s medical school confirming that he/she is enrolled full time as a second or third-year medical student.

  • An essay must be submitted explaining a student's vision on the medicine in the Pennsylvania region (must be in 500 words).

  • A completed Pennsylvania Medical Society membership application (if not a current member).


Scholarship Award Amount

  • This scholarship award amounts to $2500 annually and is non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies depending on the availability of funds and total number of applications received for the current academic year.


Deadline Information

All the required documents and forms must be submitted to the financial aid division of the organization no later than February 28, 2020, to be eligible to receive the scholarship amount. It is advised to students to keep track of the deadlines and act according to the changes made with respect to the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a U.S citizen and a legally recognized resident of Pennsylvania.

  • A candidate must be enrolled in any graduate program in a recognized institution.

  • A recipient must be pursuing a degree in a Health and Medical Sciences or Osteopathy major.