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School of Medicine Greenville

Outside Scholarships

Expand your chances for funding by applying for external scholarships in addition to awards from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

Award Sources

These scholarships are awarded by non-UofSC School of Medicine Greenville entities. We strive to keep this list as up to date as possible, but providers of these scholarships may change or cancel the programs at any time without notice to the medical school. Please contact us with any updates to these sources. 

 

South Carolina Medical Association Scholarships 

$500 

Awarded to an enrolled first-year medical student who graduated from a Greenville County high school and attends the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia or the Medical University of South Carolina. The scholarship will be based on extracurricular involvement, suggesting the future physician would be engaged in “more than just medicine as a profession.” Applicants may have an interesting or compelling story involving or a connection to Florida, West Virginia or Indiana.

$2,500 

Awarded to a medical student from Spartanburg, Laurens, Cherokee or Union County.

$5,000

Awarded to a medical student who grew up in Conway or Horry County and attends a South Carolina medical school.

$2,000

Awarded to a medical student from Darlington County who is interested in occupational medicine or family medicine.

$2,000

Awarded to a medical student from Greenville County attending a South Carolina medical school.

$2,500

Awarded to a second-, third- or fourth-year medical student who has financial need, resides in Greenville County, South Carolina, and intends to practice in Greenville.

$2,000

Awarded to a medical student from Charleston County attending a South Carolina medical school.

$3,500

Awarded to a medical student from Bamberg County.

One scholarship for a medical student who is a graduate of Lander University or Irmo High School or is a native South Carolinian.

$1,250

A scholarship will be awarded to one medical student from each of the state’s four medical schools. 

$1,500

Awarded to a medical student who grew up in Spartanburg County and attended Spartanburg County Schools.

$2,500

Awarded to a medical student who grew up in Spartanburg County and attended Spartanburg County Schools.

$500

Awarded to a medical student who is a resident of South Carolina with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

American Medical Association Scholarships

The AMA’s Physicians of Tomorrow program provides a number of student scholarships. 

To qualify, you must be

  • nominated through the dean’s office
  • set to graduate in May/June 2024
  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (or have DACA status).

AMA membership is not required. Unless otherwise noted, you must be approaching your final year of school, and each award is for $10,000. Check the AMA website for more details.

Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. Award includes subcategories for sleep medicine and psychiatry.

Awarded to African-American, Latinx/Hispanic or Native American/Native Hawaiian/Alaska Native students who demonstrate a dedication to serving vulnerable or underserved populations.

Nominees must have an interest in and commitment to women’s and/or children’s health issues. Selection is based on volunteer activities and/or research initiatives.

Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to addressing health disparities and promoting health equity in marginalized and minoritized communities.

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to an African-American student interested in cardiology. 

This award is given to a medical student beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and/or first-generation immigrant to the United States who has a demonstrated history of public advocacy for the equitable treatment of immigrants.

Nominees must demonstrate a strong commitment to medicine, humanitarian public service and compassionate patient care.

Nominees must be Illinois residents (current, or previous resident attending medical school in another state) who have have expressed plans to practice medicine in the state of Illinois after completing residency training.

 

Federal Service Scholarship Programs

Full tuition, living stipend and signing bonus ($200,000-$460,000)

If you are interested in both serving your country and finding a way to pay for medical education, the Air Force’s HPSP program may be for you. Like the Army and Navy, years of service are required once you are certified.

Full tuition, living stipend and signing bonus ($200,000-$460,000)

If you are interested in both serving your country and finding a way to pay for medical education, the Army’s HPSP program may be for you. The scholarship requires years of service so we advise you to carefully consider before applying.

Full tuition, living stipend and signing bonus ($200,000-$460,000)

If you are interested in both serving your country and finding a way to pay for medical education, the Navy’s HPSP program may be for you. The scholarship requires years of service so we advise you to carefully consider before applying.

Full tuition, living stipend and signing bonus (up to $250,000)

Similar to the HPSP program, National Guard scholarship programs grant a living stipend in return for years served in the guard. This is different from the active duty requirement of the HPSP programs.

Full tuition

Apply directly to the NHSC .

 

Other Scholarships

The Kaiser East Bay residency programs aim to train a diverse group of resident physicians including underrepresented groups and minorities who represent and care for the East Bay community. They sponsor a fourth-year medical student rotation program to try to meet these goals. Students who are interested in the goals of culturally sensitive and competent care are encouraged to apply. All applicants must also apply thru VSAS and upload the scholarship application [PDF] under supplemental documents.

 


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