ruth fox scholars

ASAM strives to increase the opportunities for residents to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. To do so, the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund sponsors a limited number of scholarships for selected physicians-in-training to participate in the Society’s annual conference.

See Past Recipients

How to Apply

To submit an application for the Ruth Fox Scholarship, please follow the below instructions:
1.) Log in to the ASAM website. If you are not a current member, please select the ‘Create Account’ option.
2.) Once logged in, select ‘My Profile’ on the top of the page. 
3.) Under ‘Awards & Competitions,’ select ‘View Open Competitions.’
4.) Select ‘View’ next to the ASAM Ruth Fox Scholarship.
5.) ‘Select Apply Now!’ at the bottom of the page, and complete the application. 

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About The Ruth Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 1990, ASAM leadership made a promise to honor the legacy of Dr. Ruth Fox by establishing The Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund with a goal to raise $10 million.

To date, the endowment has raised $3.6 million and helped more than 300 physicians-in-training learn about the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders.

Dr. Fox, a psychoanalyst, who in 1959 became the first medical director of The National Council on Alcoholism, an agency devoted to alcoholism prevention. She was a native New Yorker, performed pioneering research on the use of Antabuse, a chemical used widely in alcoholism treatment today. She was founder and first president of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies in 1954.

The Ruth Fox Endowment Fund builds a sustainable funding source to support the organization's ability to respond to major changes and pursue opportunities to grow and expand while member dues and other revenue sources provide resources to carry out the organization's ongoing body of work.

2019 Ruth Fox Scholarship Recipients

Read about this years 2019 Ruth Fox Scholarship recipients here.

Scholarships include:

  • Travel & hotel expenses;
  • Registration to the Annual Conference,
  • the Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine course and the ASAM Awards Luncheon
  • $50 per diem for five days;
  • A three-year ASAM membership

ASAM Awardees will be invited to attend the ASAM Welcome Reception, and the New Member Reception as well as all other events at the conference.

Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to meet with the Chair of the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund Committee, Board members and other prominent leaders in the addiction field.