Scholarship Application

The Mary Susan Moore Medical Society (MSMMS) awards scholarships to deserving medical students and residents in honor of our namesake, Dr. Mary Susan Moore, the first African American woman to practice medicine in the state of Texas. Dr. Mary Susan Moore and her husband, Dr. James D. Moore, opened a 40-bed hospital in Galveston, Texas known as the Hubbard Sanitarium. The hospital served the health care needs of African Americans from 1903 to 1925. Her courage, endurance and passion inspired a group of African American women physicians to form an organization in 1991 that would provide health education and advocacy to underserved communities, as well as, support for black women physicians.

We are living in extra-ordinary times. In the wake of the current health pandemic and civil rights crisis facing our communities today, there is an urgent need for greater diversity in health care. In order to support those working to fulfill this need, MSMMS has reestablished our scholarship program. We want to ensure that future African American women physicians have the financial resources, in addition to the professional support, they need to continue to thrive. This year we are excited to announce that we will award four (4) $1,500 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to two (2) residents and two (2) medical students. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for a MSMMS scholarship:

  • A woman of African American descent
  • A resident at an accredited graduate medical program or medical student enrolled in their second, third or fourth year of curriculum in good academic standing at one of the below institutions
  • Medical students must be enrolled at one of the following medical schools in the Greater Houston area:
    • Baylor College of Medicine
    • McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
    • University of Houston College of Medicine
    • University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston UTMB School of Medicine

Please note that in addition to the scholarship application, each applicant must have an evaluation form submitted by an evaluator to be considered complete. All application materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for review.

2020 Scholarship Application Timeline

June 2

Application Opens

August 1

Application Closes

September 30

Scholarship Presentations

The MSMMS Scholarship Committee will provide notification of any changes to the timeline. The committee will also inform each applicant when their application has been received and is complete.

Please email questions to:

Scholarship Committee
Mary Susan Moore Medical Society

To be eligible for consideration for the 2020-2021 Academic Scholarship, a complete application and all required documents must be submitted no later than 5pm CST on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Each applicant must submit:

  • 1. A complete electronic scholarship application (answer all questions, use "n/a" where necessary)
  • 2. An electronic Academic Progress Form (to be completed by a professor, mentor or attending physician)
  • 3. A 250-500 word essay
  • 4. An updated CV/ resume detailing education, work, community service and extracurricular activities

Supporting documents and any questions may be emailed to :

Demographic Information


2nd year3rd year4th yearPGY 1PGY 2PGY 3PGY 4+

Career Plans

Medical Students Only

List first and second choices. Please type "undecided" or n/a if needed

Residents Only

Supporting Documentation

*Please submit a standard curriculum vitae (residents) or resume (students) including the following information:

Professional Activities
Include any academic and / or medicine related activities (specify leadership roles)
Community Involvement
Include any community organizations and / or activities ( specify leadership roles)
Honors and Awards
Include honors, awards, or special recognition


Write a 250-500 word essay answering ALL of the following questions: Who or what inspires your pursuit of excellence? How will you inspire others to excellence? Essays will be scored on originality, detail, grammar and ability to inspire. Optionally, upload your essay using the link below.

Evaluator Details

Please submit the name and email address of the evaluator who will complete your Academic Progress Form

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