Applications Now Closed

The University of Minnesota is committed to achieving excellence through equity and diversity. We value having diverse views and experiences that enrich our academics and our profession as a whole.  The Department of Orthopedic Surgery, in conjunction with the Medical School, has the goal of creating an atmosphere where differences are valued, leading to a culturally competent healthcare workforce qualified to meet the needs of the varied populations we serve.

Our scholarship provides financial assistance for medical students graduating in 2025 who are planning a career in orthopedic surgery, and want to do a four-week away rotation at our site. Diverse students whose backgrounds and/or identities are underrepresented in orthopedics are encouraged to apply. The chosen applicants will be given a stipend of $1,500 to be used towards their lodging and/or travel expenses. 


  • Must be an upcoming 3rd or 4th-year medical student 
  • Attend a domestic LCME-accredited or COCA-accredited medical school 
  • Provide a current CV 
  • Upload an unofficial transcript 
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional reference who can speak to your goals and academic experience (one letter of recommendation only) 
  • Provide a personal statement addressing how you contribute to diversity in orthopedics
  • Zoom interview; If selected as a top candidate 

Selection will be based on a holistic approach. Students’ academic achievements, shown leadership, academic research, orthopedic interest, and good academic standings will all be considered when selecting candidates.  


Applications have now closed. If you have any questions regarding this scholarship please contact Medical Student Coordinator Erin Tuset at