Texas Society of Medical Assistants
Medical Assistant Student Scholarships

Texas Society of Medical Assistants (TSMA) is a tri-level professional organization serving local, state and national members in the medical assisting field of medicine. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is our governing body. The AAMA provides certification as well as continuing educations and other services to its members. Student medical assistants, as well as other professionals, are welcome to join AAMA.

What is the Texas Society of Medical Assistants Student Scholarship?
This program has been established for the purpose of providing educational assistance to deserving medical assistant students. The scholarship fund is supported entirely by TSMA members and private contributions.

Who is eligible to apply?
Current student members of AAMA enrolled in and having completed a minimum of one quarter or semester at a postsecondary medical assisting program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and having a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

How are scholarships awarded?
The scholarship committee reviews all applications. The selection depends on the applicant’s essay, most recent transcripts, and letter of reference.

Where are applications obtained? Applications are available only from CAAHEP and ABHES accredited medical assisting program directors.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: March 15, 2023, for Spring semester of 2023.

Send the following documents. (Applicants with incomplete information or missing attachments will not be considered. Please do not send documents that have been stapled together.)

  • Your completed application. 
  • Your most recent transcript(s)
  • A letter of reference addressed to the TSMA Committee, from a medical assisting instructor or someone other than a family member

Scholarship(s) will be awarded by April 2023. Please be prepared to submit a color photo to be used for publicity if you are chosen as a scholarship recipient. (Do not send the photo with this application.)

Student Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 15th, 2023

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CAAHEP, ABHES accredited medical assisting program you are attending:

TSMA Scholarship Application
Submit a typed essay, font size 12, not to exceed 500 words explaining why did you choose the medical assisting profession and given the changes in healthcare today, how would your skills and knowledge help providers stay ahead of these changes.

Accepted formats for you to upload your essay include: docx, doc, pdf, zip, jpg, jpeg, png, gif. Maximum file size:5Mb

Please upload your most recent transcripts below

Accepted formats for you to upload your transcripts include: docx, doc, pdf, zip, jpg, jpeg, png, gif. Maximum file size:5Mb

Please upload your reference letter below

Accepted formats for you to upload your reference letter include: docx, doc, pdf, zip, jpg, jpeg, png, gif. Maximum file size:5Mb

By typing my name below, I certify that the information provided for this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that academic performance may be verified with the institution.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Scholarship awards are issued to the registrar of the educational institution you are attending. These funds must be disbursed only for educational expenses, such as books, uniforms, and fees.

Texas Society of Medical Assistants (TSMA) is a tri-level professional organization serving local, state, and national members in the medical assisting field of medicine. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is our governing body.

TSMA was founded in 1957.

TSMA is offering a scholarship to 2 deserving current AAMA student members to assist with education expenses. The scholarship fund is supported by TSMA members and private contributions.

This scholarship will be awarded at the TSMA 66th Conference. It is requested that the winner be present at the banquet on Saturday April 29th through April 30th of 2023. Please contact either one of the co-chairs regarding arrangements for the student to attend the banquet and receive the scholarship.

TSMA encourages maintaining current certification and continuing education.