Since the early 1970’s CAMS has awarded scholarships to outstanding medical students in need of financial assistance. Throughout the years, funding for the scholarship program has come from generous donations by CAMS members and friends the Society.

In 1989, the first named scholarship was created by family of the late Dr. Esther Lim in her memory.  In 1996, Dr. George Liu funded a scholarship in memory of his late wife, Ruth Ru-yin Liu. In 2013, the Jeng Family Fund Scholarship was established by Drs. Dai-Yun, Miji, and Christina A. Jeng to support medical students with financial hardships.  In 2014, a special one-time scholarship was donated by CAMS Member Dr. Robert E. Lee for a medical student that graduated from a public university and was attending a public medical college. The Tan Family Educational Foundation was able to provide CAMS with the money for 3 additional financial need scholarships in 2020 and 6 additional financial need scholarships in 2021.

Each year between 3 to 5 students are awarded scholarships. Stipends are currently $5,000 per annum. A total of 242 scholarships have been awarded from 1973-2021. The recipients, future young physicians and dentists, are now practicing in many locations, and many are on the faculty of medical schools. The Society has been successful in continuing the program, which is sustained by the CAMS Educational Fund and 2 remaining named scholarships- Jeng Family Fund Scholarship, Ruth Liu Memorial Scholarship.  

If you would like more information on funding a name scholarship or make a one-time donation to the CAMS Scholarship Fund, please contact our office.


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