Scholarship Opportunities
Primary Care Leadership Program
Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity
Cannon Summer Scholars: Application Deadline 2/25/2014
FRONTERA/Border Health Scholars Program: Application Deadline 3/1/2014
Minority Medical Student Award Program: Application Deadline 3/10/2014
2013 Aufranc Summer Research Scholars Program at New England Baptist Hospital: Application Deadline 3/15/2014
Dr. Frank and Florence Marino Scholarship: Application Deadline 5/9/2014
Samuel M. Goodrich. M.D. Endowed Healthcare Scholarship: Application Deadline 5/31/2014
Ty Cobb Educational Scholarship: Application Deadline 6/15/2014

Merit Scholarships: Normally awarded to entering M.D. students recommended by the Admissions Committee. Continuing M.D. students are awarded based on prior commitment to previous scholarship recipients, provided the student fulfills their end of the scholarship agreement. The agreement regarding annual renewal of the scholarship is outlined in the scholarship letter. Other students receiving Merit Scholarships are not guaranteed an annual renewal. The renewal is based on available funds and other stipulations outlined by the Scholarship Committee. Merit recipients are recommended by the Admissions Committee. Other merit recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS): Provided by the federal government to M.D. students attending an accredited health professions school. Students must provide parent income information to be considered for these funds, which are awarded by SFAO.

State Medical Education Board (SMEB) of Georgia Scholarship: Awarded based on financial need and a strong commitment to practice medicine in Georgia. The board must approve the practice location.   A maximum award per academic year for a first-time recipients is $20,000.00.   First-time recipients are credited with one year of practice for each year of scholarship funds received. Previous scholarship recipients will receive their initial award and receive credit for repayment of the scholarship outlined in their signed contract.   Awards are normally made in July and all scholarships are renewable annually at the discretion of the board.

The deadline to apply is June 1.

Eligible applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Georgia resident
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited four-year medical school in the United States offering a medical education program leading to the M.D. or D.O. degree.

For additional information, call (404) 656-3913 or contact the State Medical Education Board of Georgia, 1718 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 683, Atlanta, GA, 30309-2496.

National Health Service Corp (NHSC): These competitive support-for-service scholarships will pay the tuition and required fees for the academic year and provide a monthly stipend for 12 months. For each year of the scholarship support, the recipients owe 1 year of full-time primary health care services in a health professional shortage area, where assigned by the NHSC. There is a 2-year minimum service obligation.

Preference for these awards will be given to applicants who have:

  • previously received NHSC scholarships
  • participated in the Federal "Scholarship Program for Students of Exceptional Financial Need" at their medical schools
  • come from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • characteristics that increase the probability they will continue to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas after they complete their service obligations.

For additional information, contact NHSC at 1(800) 638-0824 or stop by the Student Fiscal Affairs Office.

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program: The Armed Forces provides financial assistance to medical students in return for active duty in the Air Force, Army, or Navy. The Armed Forces pay full tuition and fees, books and supplies and a monthly stipend for 12 months. For each year of the award, students must serve one year in the Armed Forces. Applicants are selected based on academic performance, leadership potential, faculty recommendations and a strong commitment to practice as a medical officer.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • United States citizen
  • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited medical school in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or any U.S. territory
  • physically and morally qualified
  • sign an agreement that they will complete the program, accept commission in the appropriate service, and accept an internship in a military institution

For additional information, contact your local Armed Services Office.

Policy on Receipt of funds from corporations, foundations, and individuals for specific students:
Morehouse School of Medicine needs and deeply appreciates funds which are donated to the institution for the purpose of defraying the costs of education for students. In fact, the school has declared financial assistance to students as one of its highest priority needs.

From time to time the question arises as to whether an individual can donate funds to the school with the understanding that the funds would be granted by the school to a specific student and that the donor would be able to enjoy a tax advantage through the donation. Morehouse School of Medicine cannot participate in this activity because it violates Internal Revenue regulations, is against the law, and would jeopardize our non-profit status.

The school has also adopted a policy of not accepting funds from corporations and foundations which are given with the understanding that they be granted to a named student. Morehouse School of Medicine is very pleased for individuals, corporations and foundations to specify the criteria that the school is to use to assign funds to students. Criteria may include such items as academic performance, documented financial need, size of hometown, specific geographic origin, to name a few examples. The school is able to assure each donor that funds will be distributed according to the donor criteria by the Scholarship Committee.