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Applications for 2021 scholarships are now being accepted!

CMDA had its beginning when George Peterson and Kenneth Gieser met at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois in 1931.  Both men had been experiencing a sense of loneliness in their Christian walk.  The two began meeting regularly for prayer and Scripture reading every Saturday afternoon.  Soon other medical students joined the two men, and CMDA was born.

Because CMDA values its healthcare students, we are pleased to announce the Peterson & Gieser Student Scholarship! This new scholarship (up to $500) will cover National Convention registration fees, conference housing and food as well as travel expenses. There will be eight scholarships available per year (two per CMDA region).

Requirements for applying:

  1. First time attender to National Convention*
  2. Be a member of CMDA (You can join in the process of filling out the scholarship application)
  3. Submit a 500-word essay on a specific topic
  4. Be interviewed by CMDA’s Marketing and Media Department during National Convention **
  5. Attend the National Student Community meeting during the National Convention

Scholarship deadline is February 15. Scholarship winners will be notified by February 28.

*For those who have previously attended CMDA National Convention, a scholarship is available to cover the $50 registration fee.  LINK HERE

** We will schedule a time after you are registered for the Convention.

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You must be a member of CMDA to apply for the Scholarship.  Student memberships are subsidized by graduate members so membership is no cost for students!

Peterson - Gieser Student Scholarship Application

  • Personal Information

    (All information is required unless otherwise noted.)
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  • Please enter a number from 1 to 16.
  • CMDA Membership:

    Affirmation
    I affirm my faith in Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I accept in full the CMDA Mission and CMDA Statement of Faith.

    Our Mission
    CMDA motivates, educates and equips Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God by:
    Serving with professional excellence as witnesses of Christ’s love and compassion to all peoples, and; advancing biblical principles of healthcare within the Church and to our culture.

    Our Statement of Faith While each of us holds fast to additional beliefs important to our relationship with God, the following statement outlines the tenets that provide a foundation for our fellowship and participation in the Christian Medical & Dental Associations. I believe:
    In the divine inspiration and final authority of the Bible as the Word of God;
    In the eternal God revealed in Holy Scripture as Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
    In the unique Deity of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, whose death and resurrection provide by grace through faith the only means of my salvation;
    In the transforming presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Peterson & Gieser Scholarship Essay Questions

    Please answer the essay questions below in a total of at least 500 words. The scholarship will be awarded based on your answer. How has remaining in CMDA community during school contributed to your vision about the sort of Christian healthcare professional you want to be? How might this vision be different from the care you have personally received from healthcare professionals in the past?