Johnson Short-Term Mission Scholarship Information

For M.D. and D.O. Residents


To encourage MD/DO residents and fellows to serve the underserved cross-culturally and in doing so to seek the Lord's will for their lifetime involvement in medical missions.


You must be:

  1. A CMDA member
  2. An MD/DO resident or fellow
  3. Able to demonstrate financial need to enable project participation


Funds must be used for participation in a missionary medical or dental preceptorship, clerkship or similar clinical experience of two weeks or longer, arranged by the resident for completion within twelve months from the date of the award.

Recipients are required to submit a typewritten report to CMDA within 30 days after completion of the overseas experience, including photographs. The report should contain a summary of activities and an assessment of the value of the experience for the resident. Both the report and photos will be kept on file unless specified otherwise.

Due to limited funding, this program is not intended to duplicate other award programs where funding has been given. Where partial funding has been provided from other sources, our award would be limited to the amount necessary to meet (but not exceed) full travel and project-related expenses. If full funding has been provided by other organizations, churches, mission board or foundation awards, applicants are requested to notify the Christian Medical & Dental Associations immediately, withdrawing their application in order that other applicants may be funded.

MD/DO residents or fellows will be eligible for only one (1) Johnson Short Term Medical Mission Scholarship award throughout their residency.


Applications will generally be processed within a week of being received. Awards will be announced by email. The amount of the grant is for transportation and project-related expenses up to $1,000 per person or $2,000 per married couple.




Applications are reviewed each month. Your application must be submitted by the deadline prior to your trip.

For questions, please contact CMDA's Executive Assistant using the form on this page.

Contact the Administrative Assistant/Volunteer for the Center for Advancing Healthcare Missions:

  • Max. file size: 256 MB.


Online Application:

Before an application will be considered, a letter of recommendation from the applicant's pastor must be submitted. The letter should highlight the applicant's spiritual maturity and involvement in ministry. The reference is an attempt to do a 360-degree look at you from those who have good knowledge of your calling, spiritual commitment, passion for evangelism and your ability to work in an overseas missionary context. If your pastor is not able to provide this information, please select someone who could. The letter of reference should be sent to the Administrative Assistant/Volunteer for the Center for Advancing Healthcare Missions using the form on this page.

  • Application

    Before completing this application, please thoroughly read the guidelines for this award. Please give thoughtful and complete responses to every question.
  • For security reasons, you may call CMDA at 423-844-1000 to verbally submit your social security number after you complete and submit this online application.
  • Mission Trip

  • Please give as complete a budget as possible for your proposed trip:
  • Start date of intended service.
  • I understand that if my application is accepted, I will be responsible for my own actions, and further agree to release CMDA and waive any claims of whatever nature against CMDA arising from any act of any person, corporation or entity not under the direct supervision and control of CMDA. I have read and understood the conditions of this scholarship, agree to abide by them and accept full responsibility should I receive an award. Before submitting your application, please copy your application from this page and save it to a Word document. If after submitting you do not receive a message thanking you for completing the application, please contact the Administrative Assistant/Volunteer for the Center for Advancing Healthcare Missions. Thank you for your patience.