Are you doing a third-year clerkship in 2023 through the University of Alberta or the University of Calgary? Do you have a particular interest in pursuing studies and career development in rural medicine? If so, you can apply now for the Tarrant Scholarship!

The Tarrant Scholarship provides funds for selected third-year medical students from the U of A and U of C who demonstrate a strong interest in developing their career in rural medicine. It is bestowed each year by the Alberta Medical Association’s Section of Rural Medicine.

Established in 2004, the scholarship honours the late Dr. Michael Tarrant, a family physician and champion of rural medical undergraduate education and the development of physicians dedicated to delivering health care in rural Alberta.  

You’re eligible to apply if you meet these criteria:

  • Are a University of Alberta or University of Calgary medical student in clerkship in 2023.
  • Are keenly interested in building a career in rural medicine in Alberta.
  • Have a strong connection to rural Alberta or another rural area.
  • Demonstrate a dedication to rural medicine in your undergraduate work.
  • Demonstrate a financial need (considered after the above criteria are assessed).

For more information, visit the Tarrant Scholarship webpage.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email:

The application deadline is June 1, 2023. Apply today! Download the 2023 application form.