P.O. Box 2362 Frisco, TX 75034
Scholarship Criteria

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.


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 April 30th of the year.  Applications can be picked up at your medical school or by emailing us at [email protected] You can also access the applications via the links below:

Medical Scholarship Form
Undergraduate Scholarship Form
Brianna Preston
2018 Recipient

I am very honored to receive such a generous gift. This endowment will help me accomplish so much in the coming school year as a I prepare for the next part of my journey. Now that I have moved back to Dallas to attend the Louise Herrington School of Nursing your donation will take me that much closer to my ultimate goal of becoming a nurse and helping those in need

Roberto Gonzalez
2018 Recipient

Thanks to the NTLAPA Make a Difference scholarship, I have the ability to continue my efforts to improve my community’s health by permitting me to focus on my education and purchase equipment and resources that will help further my education. It is my hope that I can inspire others to make a difference in their community—all that is needed is to act and hope you can inspire others to follow suit

Medeline Rodriguez
2016 Recipient

Thank you, NTLAPA, for giving me the opportunity to give back to the Latino community through my continuing medical education and community outreach. Already, this scholarship has connected me with competent and compassionate physicians committed to improving the health and vitality of underserved populations

Jesse Hernandez
UTSW 2017 Recipient

Thank you NTLAPA for giving back to the community and helping aspiring Latino physicians reach their goals

Oscar Molina
MS4, UTSW 2017 Recipient

This scholarship not only brings me joy  in the sense that my volunteer work is appreciated but now I have peace at mind knowing that I will at least have some funds for my expenses that might come along the way into residency