Dr. Joy Trueblood Scholarship 2023

For Medical Students

The Dr. Joy Trueblood Scholarship for Medical Students is available for medical students who are passionate about pursuing a career in medicine. This scholarship provides a $1,000 award to a single student each year who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and a commitment to their community. We encourage all eligible medical students to apply and take advantage of this opportunity to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with medical school.

Scholarship Overview

Dr. Trueblood is committed to supporting the next generation of medical professionals and has established the Dr. Joy Trueblood Scholarship for Medical Students to recognize exceptional medical students. This scholarship is available to students in the United States pursuing a medical degree. Applicants must submit a short essay outlining their career goals and how they plan to positively impact the medical community. The winner will be chosen based on their essay quality and academic achievements. Dr. Trueblood believes that investing in the education of future medical professionals is essential to improving healthcare outcomes and advancing medical knowledge.



To apply, you must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or high school program in the United States with the intention of pursuing a medical degree.

The scholarship will be awarded based on an essay competition. One winner will be selected based on a creative essay of 1000-1500 words answering the following:

“Identify a medical issue or challenge that needs improvement, and describe a new innovative idea that could revolutionize the way we approach this problem.”

As a medical student or aspiring medical student, you understand the importance of innovation in the field of medicine. The world is constantly changing, and new challenges arise every day. The medical industry is no exception, and there are numerous areas in need of improvement. With this scholarship, we hope to encourage and support the development of new and innovative ideas that could potentially transform the medical field.

Your essay should begin by identifying a specific medical issue or challenge that you feel needs improvement. This could be anything from improving access to healthcare for underserved communities to developing new treatments for diseases that currently have no cure. Once you have identified the issue, describe in detail how your innovative idea could revolutionize the way we approach this problem.

Your idea should be creative, well thought out, and grounded in scientific evidence. Consider the potential impact of your idea on both patients and healthcare providers, as well as any potential challenges that may arise in implementing your idea. Be sure to include any relevant research or literature that supports your idea, as well as any potential limitations or obstacles that may need to be addressed.


One time award of $1,000


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is October 15, 2023.

Winner Announced

The winner for the scholarship will be announced November 15, 2023.


How to Apply

Applicant should email their response to the essay question “Identify a medical issue or challenge that needs improvement, and describe a new innovative idea that could revolutionize the way we approach this problem.”┬áin Word Doc format to [email protected].

Along with the essay, please provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Name of High School and Graduation Date
  • The University that you are currently enrolled in.
  • Personal Bio
  • GPA