National Conference Funding

Please fill out and submit the national funding form below at least 3 days prior to the SCOMSA meeting before the event. SCOMSA meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, so this means all funding requests must be submitted the Sunday before the meeting by 11:59 pm. (See the SCOMSA meeting schedule)

  1. Asian American Medical Association
  2. Association of Latino Medical Students
  3. American Medical Student Association
  4. American Medical Association/Massachusetts Medical Society
  5. Medical Students for Choice
  6. Medical Gay and Lesbian Organization (MedGLO)
  7. Maimonides Society
  8. AAMC-Organization of Student Representatives
  9. Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)
  10. South Asian Medical Students Association
  11. Student National Medical Association
  12. Physicians for Human Rights
  13. Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association

Instructions for National Funding:

  1. Please read the TRAVEL Section of the Funding Guidelines
  2. Please submit all forms at least 3 days prior to the SCOMSA meeting before the conference.
  3. ONE national funding application is allowed per academic year, starting June 1.  Please remember that each individual student is allowed to attend a maximum two trips per academic year, regardless of the reimbursement categories into which those trips fall.
  4. SCOMSA does NOT cover registration fees.
  5. Please fill out 1 request form per conference.  Apply for the total amount of funding you would like to receive (up to $1500).  Keep in mind that each person will be reimbursed up to $300.
  6. Please submit the following to the OSA 30 days after your trip, one reimbursement form per student:
    • All original itemized receipts
    • Boarding passes
    • Your printed SCOMSA funding approval email
    • Printed and submitted Event Blurb
    • Reimbursement forms (SCOMSA Reimbursement Form A and SCOMSA Reimbursement Form B)
    • An event brochure or copy of conference registration confirmation
    • Costs that are covered include: Transportation, Accommodation, and Food (Food expenses are capped at $25 each day. For example, if you spend $100 one day and $2 the next day, you will be reimbursed $27.)
    • Costs that are NOT covered include: Printing and in-flight wifi
  7. If you are sharing hotel rooms, only the student whose name is on the reservation will be reimbursed.
  8. Flights will only be reimbursed TO and FROM Boston.  Students are not allowed to make pit stops or use funding to visit friends or family.


*Please remember that whenever you submit a request for funding, you should always get a confirmation email from the SCOMSA email account, stating the meeting at which we will vote on your request (this email is in addition to the automated copy of your request form that you should also receive following submission). If you do not receive the confirmation email, please email us at

National Conference Funding

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of BU School of Medicine