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Aerospace Medical Association Scholarships

(Scholarship Application Instructions)

The Aerospace Medical Association and its related organizations offer several scholarships annually. The scholarship awards can be used to help offset the costs of attending the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting, Aerospace Medicine Conferences/Short Courses at the University of Texas Medical Branch, other Aerospace Medicine Conferences, or expenses associated with scientific research. Below are descriptions of each scholarship. Please note: some scholarships have a January 31 deadline and other scholarships have a March 1 deadline.

  • AMSRO Diversity Scholarship: This scholarship will award $750.00 to medical or premedical students who identify as underrepresented in aerospace medicine to be used toward attendance at an approved aerospace medical professional conference or related experience dedicated to aviation and/or space medicine. Awardees will also receive paid memberships to the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) and the Aerospace Medicine Student and Resident Organization (AMSRO) for one year. They will also be offered tailored mentorship opportunities through AMSRO to cultivate budding interests and foster potentially career-building personal connections. Eligible Applicants: Enrolled medical or premedical students who are interested in the fields of aviation medicine and/or space medicine are encouraged to apply if they 1) identify as underrepresented or underserved minorities in medicine and/or aerospace medicine and other aviation- and spaceflight-focused activities, and 2) possess unique qualities, experiences, and perspectives that will enhance the overall diversity of the field of aerospace medicine. This scholarship aims to engage medical students and premeds (undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or masters students who intend to apply to medical school) in a highly-specialized branch of clinical practice and, in turn, recruit future subspecialists who may have experienced limited opportunities in space and flight medicine; therefore, special consideration may be given to nonmembers who are new to AsMA and AMSRO. (Annual Deadline to Apply: March 1)
  • Anita Mantri, PhD Memorial Travel Scholarship: offers a $1,000 travel stipend to students and residents for attending an aerospace medicine meeting of their choice. (Deadline - January 31 annually)
  • AsMA International Aerospace Medicine Scholarship: awards $500.00 to an international student. International students can use the scholarship to attend an appropriate aerospace medicine conference or to attend the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting. (Deadline - January 31 annually)
  • Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D., Aerospace Medicine Endowed Scholarship: awards $500.00 to a recipient. AsMA /AMSRO members can use the scholarship to attend any of the aerospace medicine conferences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX). Students/residents currently attending UTMB can use the scholarship to attend the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting. (Deadline - January 31 annually)
  • Stanley R. Mohler, M.D., Aerospace Medicine Endowed Scholarship: this scholarship of $750 offered by AsMA's Foundation is intended to provide a training grant to help students and residents in aerospace medicine fund their studies or research activities. Full-time students and residents from any country are eligible, but priority will be given to those early in their careers and to those who are members of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) and the Aerospace Medical Association Student and Resident Organization (AMSRO). (Deadline - January 31 annually)
  • ANAHPS Eileen Hadbavny Scholarship: The Aerospace Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Society (ANAHPS) a constituent organization of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) announces the Eileen Hadbavny Nursing and Allied Health Professions Scholarship.This scholarship will be endowed in honor of the late Lt Col. Eileen Hadbavny, a retired Air Force Flight Nurse and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association.
         The Hadbavny Scholarship of $500 will be available annually to a member of ANAHPS or a student in the nursing or allied health professions.The use of funds from this scholarship are intended to defray costs for registration, transportation, lodging or other fees incurred to attend the annual AsMA scientific meeting.The ANAHPS luncheon fee will be waived for the recipient of the scholarship.
         Eligible applicants: Must be a member of AsMA and ANAHPS or a student who is in an undergraduate or graduate program or working toward a Certification in a nursing or allied health professions specialty. (Deadline - March 1 annually)
  • ANAHPS Louise Marshall Nursing Scholarship: The Aerospace Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Society (ANAHPS), a constituent organization of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), announces the Louise Marshall Nursing Scholarship.This scholarship was initially endowed by the late Louise Marshall, a retired Air Force Flight Nurse and member of the Aerospace Medical Association.
         The Marshall Scholarship of $750 will be awarded annually to a member of the Aerospace Nursing and Allied Health Professional Society or relative of an ANAHPS member who is pursuing a career or advanced education in the field of nursing.The use of funds from this scholarship is not restricted to academic fees and books and could be used for childcare, transportation, or other fees incurred while pursuing studies in nursing. 
         Eligible applicants: Must be a member of AsMA and ANAHPS or a relative of an AsMA/ ANAHPS member who is in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program or working toward a Certification in a nursing specialty.For those pursuing specialty certification, the scholarship application can be done prior to completion, but if selected, the scholarship monies will be awarded only after successful completion of examination within one year of application. This scholarship will not be awarded for continuing education to maintain certification already received. (Deadline - March 1 annually)
  • Charles A. Berry Memorial Scholarship: The American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists (ASAMS) and the Aerospace Medicine Student and Resident Organization (AMSRO) are pleased to announce an opportunity to apply for the Charles A. Berry Memrorial Scholarship. The Charles A. Berry Memorial Scholarship was established to support U.S.-based students with an interest in pursuing a career in aerospace medicine.
    • Offers a $500.00 (U.S.) scholarship to students who are in good academic standing and enrolled full time in a medical or graduate school.
    • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.               
    • Deadline - March 1 annually
  • International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots (IAMFSP) Scholarship: offers a $500.00 (U.S.) scholarship available to a student in the medical sciences for the purpose of defraying the cost of attending the AsMA Scientific Meeting. Eligible students include Masters or Doctorate candidates in the medical sciences. Candidates must include a letter of intent describing their interest in the scholarship and why they would be the best candidate (250 words or less). School status and interest in aerospace medicine/human flight performance/pilot-physician issues must be included. The scholarship is presented in person at the IAMFSP business meeting during the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting. If the primary selectee is not able to attend the AsMA meeting, the scholarship passes to an alternate who is attending. (Deadline - March 1 annually)
  • Space Medicine Association Undergraduate Scholarship: this $750 scholarship is offered to undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic achievement and have shown an interest in Space Biology and Space Medical Operations (e.g., biomedical engineering, space flight physiology, pharmacy, human factors research, nursing, psychology, safety, life sciences, etc.) (Deadline - March 1 annually)
  • Space Medicine Association International Scholarship: this $750 scholarship is offered to undergraduate, graduate, medical residents, and post-doctoral researchers residing outside of the United States who have demonstrated academic achievement and have shown an interest in Space Biology and Space Medical Operations (e.g., biomedical engineering, space flight physiology, pharmacy, human factors research, nursing, psychology, safety, life sciences, etc.). International applicants may also apply for any of the other SMA scholarships appropriate to their level of training. If selected, only one scholarship will be awarded. (Deadline - March 1 annually)
  • Space Medicine Association (SMA) Medical & Graduate Education Scholarship sponsored by Dr. Jeffrey R. Davis: this $500 scholarship is offered to students in medical or graduate school who have demonstrated academic achievement and shown an interest in Space Biology and Space Medical Operations (e.g., biomedical engineering, space flight physiology, pharmacy, human factors research, nursing, psychology, safety, life sciences, etc.). (Deadline - March 1 annually)
  • Space Medicine Association (SMA) Medical Resident & Post-Doctorate Scholarship sponsored by KBR in honor of Robert Ellis: this $500 scholarship is offered to medical residents (aerospace medicine and other programs) and post-doctoral researchers who have demonstrated academic achievement and have shown an interest in Space Biology and Space Medical Operations (e.g., biomedical engineering, space flight physiology, pharmacy, human factors research, nursing, psychology, safety, life sciences, etc.) (Deadline - March 1 annually)
  • Space Medicine Association (SMA) John B. Charles Research Scholarship: this $500 scholarship is offered to a student (undergraduate or graduate) who has demonstrated human life science research achievement and has shown an interest in human life sciences research for human spaceflight. The scholarship is open to a student enrolled full-time in college who is in good academic standing. (Deadline - March 1 annually)