Scholarships and Student Funding Resources

NCAFP Foundation Family Medicine Scholarship Program

The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Foundation provides scholarships of up to $5,000.00 to North Carolina medical students considering careers as family physicians. All applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, notifications to scholarship recipients and disbursements will be made in the fall.


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 requested and issued to the student.

Regulations Governing Scholarships

  • The student must be attending medical school within the State of North Carolina to be eligible to receive a scholarship.
  • The Board of Trustees of the NCAFP/Foundation will consider each application on its own merits and will grant a scholarship at their discretion.
  • In considering an application, reviewers will be guided by the applicant’s sincere interest in the specialty of family medicine with consideration given to financial need.
  • Upon approval of a scholarship, the recipient will be required to:
    • Sign a Scholarship Agreement for the total amount of the scholarship.
    • Submit a letter to the NCAFP Foundation from their medical school registrar verifying enrollment, anticipated date of graduation and good academic standing.
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to provide certification of enrollment at the Medical School or Family Medicine Residency Program on an annual basis.
  • If an applicant fails to complete his/her residency in the specialty of Family Medicine, or if he/she completes a residency in a specialty other than Family Medicine, the scholarship will convert to a loan. It is currently the policy of the Board to defer loan repayment until residency training has been completed. Payback is made in three equal annual installments plus accrued interest at an initial rate of 10.3% per annum. If the recipient fails to commence payback when due, the interest rate will increase by 1% each year until the payment is received in full. However, the Trustees shall have authority to extend the period during which the repayment of any loan is to be made or to adjust the principal repayments due thereon, upon their sole determination that the financial circumstances of the recipient of such loan warrant the same due to any mental or physical disability.
  • Written verification is required upon completion of your residency training.

If you are a previous scholarship recipient or have applied before, you are eligible to reapply. If you have any questions regarding this scholarship program, please contact Perry Price @ the NCAFP via telephone at (919) 980-5357 or by e-mail at


Support to Attend the AAFP National Conference for FM Residents and Medical Students

AAFP National Conference ~ Kansas City, MO - July 27-29, 2023

The NC Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is interested in helping cover registration expenses for student members to attend this annual national conference in Kansas City, MO.  Students who apply for AAFP Family Medicine Leads Travel Awards (but do not receive one) are given priority consideration for this NCAFP Foundation funding.  For more information please contact Perry Price @ the NCAFP via telephone at (919) 980-5357 or by e-mail at



Travel Scholarships for Students to attend the NCAFP Annual Winter Family Physicians Weekend

Conference details:


In addition to the Foundation’s support, we are grateful for sponsorship funds from the North Carolina AHEC program. Due to overwhelming interest from students we do limit the number of medical student attendees.  Please be sure to read the below information thoroughly, and if you are interested in attending please proceed and complete this WFPW Student Interest Form by the prescribed deadline.

General Information:

No student will be admitted or allowed to register to attend this year’s annual conference without first completing the Interest Form. This form also includes details on available travel support from the NCAFP Foundation.

Students must be members of the AAFP/NCAFP – if you are not a member, please join now, it’s FREE:

If you are a 4th year medical student participating in the Match, you must be interviewing at FM Residency Programs.  We cannot accommodate MS4s pursuing other specialties at this meeting.  

Required Activities: 

Students are encouraged to attend anything of interest during the conference; however, ALL student attendees are required to complete a post-conference evaluation and attend specific activities scheduled on Saturday during the conference. These sessions will be communicated to registered students.

Questions? Please contact Perry Price @ the NCAFP via telephone at (919) 980-5357 or by e-mail at