Scholarships & Grants

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine has created a variety of scholarships and award opportunities for students and professionals who are interested in or have already contributed to the advancement of the field of lifestyle medicine through academic integration, education, certification, clinical innovation and leadership. Read more about each opportunity below to find out if you are eligible for a scholarship or award.  

The HEAL Scholarship Program serves to address health disparities through lifestyle medicine. This scholarship awards underrepresented in medicine (URM) clinicians with need-based scholarships to assist applicants.


Application Open: January 16, 2023 – March 1, 2023

Dr. Stephen Turner Residency Director and Faculty Scholarship

A full-ride lifestyle medicine certification scholarships for residency directors, associate directors, and faculty interested in adopting the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum.

Application Open: January 16, 2023 – March 1, 2023

This award is in honor of Donald A. Pegg, a New York City business man who suffered a heart attack and a stroke in 1986 when he was 52. In response to this health set back, he went on a mission and searched for ways to prevent it from happening again.

Application Open: January 16, 2023 – May 1, 2023

If you are a student or a resident, you can apply for the LM2022 ​Virtual Trainee Registration Scholarship OR for the LM2022 Trainee discounted rate. ​The LM2022 Virtual Trainee Registration Scholarship will waive the cost to register for the entire conference.

The Trainee Research Grants supports original research activities relevant to lifestyle medicine among ACLM Trainees (ACLM members who are undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, and medical residents). Applications are due in the fall, and awardees will be recognized at the annual conference.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes accomplishments in the field of lifestyle medicine and is the highest honor bestowed on a healthcare pioneer. This award recognizes a significant body of work over a significant span of time that has advanced the study of lifestyle medicine.

The Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer recognizes an individual who is currently providing leadership in the field of lifestyle medicine, helping strengthen the foundation laid by others, while advancing it through innovation.

A Taste of Lifestyle Medicine is a grant-funded program in which any student or faculty member interested in hosting a non-commercial lifestyle medicine educational event may apply for a grant to fund a plant-based meal or snack to be served at the event.

Annual Lifestyle Medicine Conference

Every Fall, ACLM hosts a premier conference delivering expert continuing education with a focus on lifestyle medicine - the therapeutic dose of proper nutrition, regular physical activity, social connection, restorative sleep, stress management, and avoidance of risky substances. The LM2022 conference theme of “Redesigning Healthcare Better” was a call to action to create a future where lifestyle medicine is offered as the first, affordable, and accessible therapy for non-communicable diseases.