The NTLAPA is a non-profit organization composed of physicians within North Texas and the surrounding area. We hope to help increase the number of underrepresented Latin/Hispanic in medical education through scholarship, encouragement and support. We understand the financial burden that comes with years of studying and training and we have established a scholarship fund to assist college and medical students in North Texas. Other medical fields will be added in the future.
Criteria for Scholarships:
- Applicant must be: a) enrolled or will be enrolled at UTSW or UNTHSC in the upcoming fall school year, or b) a college student from the North Texas Region who will be enrolled in a Medical School in Texas in the upcoming fall school year, or c) a current medical student from the North Texas Region enrolled in a Medical School in Texas in the upcoming fall school year. (NOTE: North Texas area includes the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Franklin, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Grayson, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Red River, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise.) If you feel you are eligible for other geographical reasons, please contact us.
- Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letters of recommendation.
- You or your family (parents, grandparents) must be descended from at least one of the following countries: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic. Students from Brazil are eligible to apply. However, If you feel you are eligible for other reasons, please contact us.
- Applications are usually due on May 1st of year. Applications can be picked up at your medical school or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can also access the applications via the links below: