AMA Medical Student Bursary

AMA Medical Student Bursary

The AMA Medical Student Bursary Program is made possible through generous donations by physician members and funds raised from the Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament, which the AMA co-hosts with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and Canadian Medical Foundation each June.

Additional major sponsors such as TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and Sun Life Financial among many others make the golf tournament a success and help raise additional funds for the bursary program.

The bursaries help to reduce financial pressure from escalating medical school tuition fees so that every qualified student can afford to attend medical school. Since 2001 the AMA Student Bursary has awarded 1,139 bursaries for a total of $1,710,000.00.


The bursary is available to AMA/CMA members in good standing, who are also enrolled full time in undergraduate medical education in an Alberta medical school at the time the bursary application is made.

Eligibility is based on financial need. Proof of debt must be submitted with your application (copies of statements from financial institutions and government student loan programs or their agencies). Statements without applicant’s name will not be considered in the total debt. Many on-line or quick print documents do not provide names. These documents indicate they are not official documents and for more information to contact them. Documentation that would show the loan number and name together would be acceptable as proof of debt.

The 2019 bursary winners have been selected.

All applicants will receive a letter in the mail. All award winners will receive a bursary cheque enclosed.


  • Bursaries are $1,500 each. There is no predetermined number of bursaries per class – the awards disbursed depend on the funds available, the number of applications and each applicant’s level of financial need. Only two student bursaries can be awarded to the same student throughout medical school. 
  • Funds are apportioned to each Alberta medical school based on the number of students enrolled. In March 2019, $81,000 was awarded to medical students who qualified for the bursary.

Deadline for applications

More information

To learn more, view the AMA Medical Student Bursary FAQ or contact:

Jennifer A. McCombe
Membership and Benefits Administrator
Alberta Medical Association
T 780.732.3359, Toll-free 1.866.714.5724 ext. 5359


Your AMA medical student association representative

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