The Schachner Continued Investment in Tomorrows Residents Universal (CITRUS) Scholarship.

The FMA is proud to introduce The Schachner Continued Investment in Tomorrows Residents Universal (CITRUS) Scholarship. This scholarship assists Florida medical students in their continued academic development and promotes a lifelong investment in organized medicine.

The FMA is proud to support medical students interested in continuing their medical education in Florida, a state unrivaled in its cultural nuance and compassion. The Schachner CITRUS Scholarship is named in honor of the hard work and dedication of Benjamin Schachner, UM class of 2023, and former FMA Medical Student Section Chair and FMA Medical Student Section Board of Governors Representative. Ben spent the better part of his medical student career advocating for medical students, organized medicine, and the future of medicine in Florida.

This scholarship will help continue the legacy of the FMA and the Medical Student Section of building long and trusting relationships between medical students by supporting their financial well-being and providing the resources needed to excel as physicians.

The Schachner CITRUS Scholarship grants one student from each accredited medical school a $1,000 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year student in an accredited allopathic or osteopathic (e.g., MD, DO.) Florida medical school.

The applicant must be a current member of the Florida Medical Association.

The applicant must be of good academic and professional standing.

Eligible candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in medicine in Florida and be committed to academic excellence, research, leadership, and service to their community and state.

The FMA scholarship committee, composed of FMA Board of Governor members, will award scholarships to eligible applicants using a lottery selection process.