AAFP Foundation

Student Externship Matching Grants

Since 1992 the Student Externship Matching Grants program has partnered with 44 AFP Chapters and Chapter Foundations, and provided nearly $1 million in matching grants to support 791 student externships.

The goal of the Student Externship Matching Grant Program is to stimulate interest among medical students to select a career and/or pursue research opportunities in Family Medicine. Annual matching grants of $1,250 per externship are available to AAFP Constituent Chapters or Chapter Foundations.

Announcing 2014 Grant Award Recipients

Twenty-six matching grants totaling $32,500 were awarded in 2014. Congratulations to the 19 Constituent Chapter and Chapter Foundations who were awarded 2014 Student Externship Matching Grants.

Request for Matching Grant Payment

The Request for Payment (1-page Word file) should be completed and submitted as soon as the student has been accepted for the externship. One payment request per student should be submitted.


The Student Externship Matching Grants Program Guidelines (2-page PDF file) outline the eligibility requirements necessary to qualify for this matching grant opportunity. These guidelines will be updated in November 2015 but are not expected to change.

How to Apply for a 2015 Matching Grant

The Letter of Intent is a simple application which must be submitted by the Consituent Chapter or Chapter Foundation applying for the matching grants. The 2015 Letter of Intent will be posted here to download by November 3, 2014.

The open period to apply for 2015 Student Externship Matching Grants will be from November 3, 2014 through close of business, February 6, 2015. Matching Grant Awards will be announced on February 13, 2015.


Contact Sondra Goodman, at (800) 274-2237, ext 4457.

Student Externship Matching Grants

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