Saturday, October 20, 2018
Advertisement

Search for Medical Schools

Enter scores &
press "Search Med Schools"
Student's state
of primary residence:

Medical school scholarships

Medical school scholarships can help you pay for the education required to become a practicing medical professional. However, knowing how to apply for these scholarships will help you maximize your opportunities.

Medical school scholarships can enable students to attend a medical school they would otherwise be unable to pay for. However, these scholarships are difficult to get and are in very short supply. If you do not apply for the scholarships you need well before you need them, you can find yourself without the required funding. And footing a heavy bill for your medical school tuition.

So what should you know about scholarships to medical school?

Merit medical school scholarships

Today's medical schools offer many different kinds of scholarships. The merit scholarship is one of the most popular and the most prevalent. In order to qualify for such a scholarship, you must first demonstrate a high GPA, as well as a high score on your MCAT. All med schools have their own rules and regulations governing the distribution of their scholarship funds, though you’ll find that most share the same qualifications of the highest scores and the most financial need.

Armed Forces medical school scholarships

The Armed Forces can be excellent options for your needs. Through the Health Professionals Scholarship Program, the Armed Forces foot the bill for tuition and all books required. The agreement you must sign in order to be accepted states that you will serve for a year of active duty for each year of school attended within the structure of the program.

Medical association scholarships

If the Armed Forces doesn’t seem like a viable option and you are unable to attain scholarships through the medical school of your choice, then you can seek help with any of the many different medical associations around the nation. For instance, the American Medical Association offers help through scholarships, while many other associations have similar programs in place.

Other options exist, so take the time to pursue them. But the most crucial advice: apply early, apply often. Scholarship applications fill up fast (faster than med school slots), and you’ll need to have your name in first in order to be considered for funding.

Other resources for scholarships

The AMA offers help through medical school scholarships.
US News features information about finding medical school scholarships.
StudentDoc.com offers information about medical school scholarships and loans.

Advertisement

Search PremedGuide

Advertisement

Premed forum

MCAT Forum | USMLE Forum
  • How to write an essay for an application?
    by StephanLoewe (Posted Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:28 pm)
    Good day!

    I want to apply the global medical scholarship and need to write cause...
  • The Future of Medical Education
    by IMNOTDRPHIL (Posted Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:27 pm)
    The future of medical education is a giant topic.

    My situation is that I am 16...
  • Dyslipidemias Mnemonics
    by david_w (Posted Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:06 am)
    Hi guys I am a current 4th year medical student at Cornell, and I wanted to share...
  • Online Courses & Classes
    by nupur343 (Posted Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:00 am)
    There are a lot of online courses such as nursing courses, Paramedical courses, msc in clinical research...etc
  • Nursing Assistant Job worth it?
    by JamesMarkham (Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:37 pm)
    If you are thinking about pursing a career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), the next question...