The 2016 Scholarship Deadline is: APRIL 30, 2016 11:59 PM EST 
Download 2016 the Application here: Scholarship Application Form 2016.xlsx


In the early 1970's the Chinese American Medical Society went to considerable lengths to provide scholarships to outstanding medical students in need of financial assistance. Throughout the years, funding for the scholarship program have come from generous donations from the CAMS membership and friends of CAMS. 

Beginning in 1973, an average of 3 to 5 students were selected annually among a pool of applicants to be awarded scholarships of $1,000 each. In 1989, the family of the late Dr. Esther Lim created a scholarship in her memory, and in 1996, Dr. George Liu funded a scholarship in memory of his late wife, Ruth Ru-yin Liu. In 2013, the Jeng Family Fund Scholarship was established by Drs. Dai-Yun, Miji, and Christina A. Jeng to support medical students with financial hardships.  A total of 177 scholarships have been awarded from 1973-2015. The recipients, future young physicians and dentists, are now practicing in many locations, and many are on the faculty of medical schools. The Society has been successful in continuing the program, which is sustained by its Educational Fund and 3 remaining named scholarships (Jeng Family Fund Scholarship, Ruth Liu Memorial Scholarship, and the American Center for Chinese Medical Sciences Scholarship). Recipients will receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of $5000. 

You must currently be in your first, second, or third year of medical or dental school in the U.S.A. when applying for this scholarship. Students that have
just been accepted into medical school or dental school at the time of application are not eligible to apply for this year's scholarship.
All supporting documents submitted directly from the applicant should be typed single spaced in Times New Roman Font Size 12. Page Margins should be 1” for top, bottom, left, and right margins. Please do not use page borders or text boxes.
The deadline to submit your application in full is 11:59 PM EST APRIL 30, 2016

Email is the preferred method of submission for applications. The committee asks that all applications and supporting materials be sent as a single PDF file and emailed to CAMS Administrator Mrs. Jamie Love at 
The file name for your application should be: 
Your Last Name, Your First Name CAMS Scholarship2016.pdf

Please send your application and supporting materials to:

Attn: Scholarship Committee
265 Canal Street, Suite 515, New York, NY 10013


Supporting documents needed to complete application:

1. Completed and Signed Application Form

2. Applicant's Current Curriculum Vitae 

(Please be sure to include education, research activities if any, employment and extracurricular activities.  Credit will be given to those with research projects relating to health care of the Chinese.)
3. A Letter from the Dean of Student Verifying The The Applicant is in Good Standing
4. 2 Letters of Recommendation
*Please be advised that all letters of recommendation should be on official letterhead and accompanied by an actual signature. 

For applicants that would like to be considered for a Financial Need Scholarship, the following are also required:

1. The Applicant must complete the Financial Need (Part E) portion of the Application Form in full.

2. A copy of the applicant's latest 1040 Tax Return. If the applicant is a dependent, a copy of the applicant's parent's 1040 Tax Return in required. If there is no 1040 Tax Return, the applicant must submit a written statement to the fact.

3. A letter from the applicant's Dean or Professor supporting their claim.

Recipients may be asked to submit a short essay about yourself and the effect that the CAMS Scholarship has had on you to be submitted by September of the same year to be sent out to our membership as well as published in our annual journal to be shared with our donors and supporters.  

Scholarship recipients will be asked to periodically report back to the committee throughout their professional career. Periodic surveys will be sent out to recipients to from the committee where recipients can report their progress. 


Please note that all documents and instructions are included in the single file.

Tab 1: Instructions

Tab 2: Check List

Tab 3: Application

Tab 4: Financial Need Consideration Application Supplement

Scholarship Application Form 2016.xlsx

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