Family Medicine Scholarship Program

The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Foundation provides scholarships up to $5,000.00 to North Carolina medical students considering careers as family physicians. Medical students that will be in their 3rd or 4th year of medical school effective 8/1/2018 are eligible to apply. All applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, notifications to scholarship recipients and disbursements will be made in the fall.

Applications for scholarship disbursement for the 2018-2019 school year must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm Tuesday, May 1st.

How It Works

All scholarship applications received by the noted deadline will be reviewed by the Scholarship review committee.  Awardees will be notified and required to confirm acceptance with NCAFP staff.  Awardees will be responsible for having their institution provide a letter indicating enrollment and academic status and the student will complete and return a Scholarship Agreement.  Once required documents are received scholarship funds will be provided to the student.

Scholarships to recipients who do not complete a family medicine residency training program transition into a loan and become due when the student has completed all formal medical training (this includes residency). Payback is made in three annual installments, plus accrued interest. The initial interest rate is 10.3% per annum. However, if the recipient fails to commence payback when due, the interest rate will increase by 1% each year until payment is received in full.

Written verification is required at the time of medical school graduation and upon completion of your residency training.

If you are a previous scholarship recipient or have applied before, you are eligible to reapply.

Application and requirements of awards are HERE.

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship program, please contact Tracie Hazelett, Mgr. Medical Student & Residency Relations @ the NCAFP via telephone at (919) 980-5357 or by e-mail at