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Deadline Extended to September 4, 2020

Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship
for Medical Students

(for African Americans and other minority 1st, 2nd, 3rd
and 4th year medical students)


Dr. Williams The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) is pleased to announce it has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship for African American and other minority medical students (1st- through 4th year) who show promise in medical research, cardiology and academic medicine. This scholarship honors Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, FAHA, founder of the Association of Black Cardiologists and was created to promote diversity in medicine, encourage commitment to eliminating health care disparities and support future cardiologists, while helping to alleviate medical student debt.

$5,000 scholarships will be awarded to recipients in honor of Dr. Richard Allen Williams. Winners will be announced by September 25, 2020.

Awards are based upon the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated ability, interest, and participation in the promotion of health for the African American community

  • Participation in research or other extracurricular activities, demonstrated academic pursuits and clinical acumen

  • Proven leadership during his or her academic pursuits

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically via our online form:
  • A one-page statement of interest

  • Official medical school transcript

  • Recent curriculum vitae

  • Two letters of recommendation from a professor at current medical school
If unable to submit electronically, please email your documents to Katrese Phelps McCullum at

Deadline to submit: September 4, 2020


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