Dr. Alan Emamdee

Scholarship for Medical Students

The Dr. Alan Emamdee Scholarship honors Dr. Emamdee’s distinguished career in psychiatry by providing $1,000 to support a medical student pursuing this meaningful field. Established in 2023, this annual award is granted to a student who demonstrates academic excellence, compassion, and a commitment to serving vulnerable populations as a future psychiatric provider. By alleviating financial burden, the scholarship aims to inspire and enable the next generation to follow in Dr. Emamdee’s footsteps as a dedicated community psychiatrist. Applicants who share Dr. Emamdee’s passion for mental healthcare are encouraged to apply by submitting an essay for consideration by the scholarship committee. Together, we can nurture future leaders in psychiatry focused on empathy and inclusivity.

Scholarship Overview

The Dr. Alan Emamdee Scholarship is an annual $1,000 award granted to one exemplary medical student pursuing a career in psychiatry. Established in honor of Dr. Emamdee's impactful career, the scholarship supports students who share his dedication to compassionate, culturally-competent mental healthcare. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited MD or DO program in the United States and submit an essay explaining their interest in psychiatry, how they hope to serve vulnerable populations, and why they embody the values that defined Dr. Emamdee's work. One student is selected each year based on academic achievement, commitment to community engagement, embodiment of empathy and inclusiveness, and alignment with Dr. Emamdee's mission to bridge cultural divides through patient-centered psychiatric care. By alleviating financial burden, the Dr. Alan Emamdee Scholarship aims to inspire and enable the next generation of passionate, socially-conscious psychiatric providers.


To be eligible for the Dr. Alan Emamdee Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited MD or DO program in the United States
  • Demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Exhibit commitment to community service and mental healthcare advocacy
  • Share Dr. Emamdee’s passion for serving vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Embody the values of empathy, inclusiveness, and cultural awareness
  • Intend to pursue psychiatry as a medical specialty


Essay Prompt:

In 500-750 words, explain,

why you are passionate about psychiatry, how you plan to emulate Dr. Emamdee’s compassionate and culturally-competent approach to mental healthcare, and how this scholarship would help enable your goals of becoming a dedicated psychiatric provider focused on serving those most in need. Describe how you embody the qualities exemplified by Dr. Emamdee’s career – academic rigor, empathy, inclusiveness, and commitment to community engagement.”


One time award of $1,000


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is July 15, 2024.

Winner Announced

The winner of the scholarship will be announced on August 15, 2024.

How to Apply

To apply for the Dr. Alan Emamdee Scholarship, eligible applicants should email their essay response, in Word Doc format, to:

[email protected]

We welcome all qualified individuals with a genuine passion for psychiatry to submit their essays. We eagerly anticipate reading your thoughtful perspectives on carrying forward Dr. Emamdee’s legacy of compassionate, inclusive mental healthcare. The application deadline and further details can be found on the scholarship website.

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