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For a minority female medical student

Submission Deadline - May 30

The Black Women Physicians Educational & Research Foundation invites first and second year minority female medical students to apply fo the Dr. Rose M. Green Thomas Academic Medicine Scholarship Award. This $1,000 tuition assistance scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified minority female medical student who pledges a medical career in Academic Medicine. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited edical school and be a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S.

The following materials should be submitted by the applicant:

  1. A personal statement outlining the applicant's career goals in Academic Medicine, at least 500 words (no more than 650).
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcript from applicant's high school
  4. Transcript from applicant's medical school
  5. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the medical school

Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and motivation for careers in Academic Medicine, leadership activities, and community involvement.

Please send application packet to:

BWP Scholars Fund
PO Box 4502
Gary, IN 46404

Contact: (219) 616-3912



Dr. Rose M. Green Thomas BioSketch

Rose M. Green Thomas, EdD, is the Founder/President/CEO of the Black Women Physicians Educational & Research Foundation, Inc., a health and wellness 501(c)3 non-profit organization. She also serves as an education consultant and motivational speaker. 

Dr. Thomas, a retiree of the Urban Health Program, Office of Academic Affairs, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a well-respected leader and administrator in the field of health professions education training and health care disparities. She has devoted many years of administration and research to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations, with a focus on women in medicine. The D. Rose M. Green Thomas Academic Medicine Scholarship Award is implemented to increase the participation of minority women in academic medicine in order to heighten cultural diversity in medical education/research as well as in clinical trials. 

Dr. Thomas is a member of numerous business, civic and professional societies, and is the recipient of many awards over the past years. She earned a BS in Education/Business Administration, MS in Secondary Education from Indiana University, MS as Educational Specialist, EdD in Higher Education Administration from Norther Illinois University, and completed pre-doctoral studies in Health Systems Management at Harvard University. She is currently involved with the following organizations for continuing education experiences: National Medical Association, American Medical Association, and National Minority Quality Forum.