Financial Aid And Scholarships for Medical Students in Canada

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Financial Aid And Scholarships for Medical Students in Canada
Financial Aid And Scholarships for Medical Students in Canada

Financial Aid And Scholarships

SGU’s medical school financial aid options helps make your medical education affordable.

New Awards Added!

SGU is always looking to provide our students with multiple options around tuition for medical school. We have expanded our awards portfolio for new students, and students can be eligible for more than one award.

If you need help determining which awards you may be eligible for, we can help! Fill out our easy form to get started. 

St. George’s University seeks intelligent, dedicated, passionate students who will succeed in their professional objectives and become successful practitioners who add value to their communities and to global health as a whole.

To that end, the scholarship program at SGU is robust, offering partial scholarships to students in need and to those who have demonstrated academic excellence.


Scholarship Opportunities For Entering Freshmen

Humanitarian Scholarship

Furthering our commitment to global medicine and humanitarian causes, SGU offers partial scholarships to incoming MD students who have demonstrated compassion and commitment to humanitarian causes in their local communities and beyond.  Students who have community-based humanitarian experiences and a desire to help ease the suffering of people who have been impacted around the world are eligible.

This scholarship is available to US and non-US citizens.  Students are identified during the admission application process and notified of their award through the Admissions Office upon acceptance into the University. No application is needed.


Legacy of Excellence Scholarship Program

The Legacy of Excellence was established more than 10 years ago to reward students with high academic achievement. There are two components of this scholarship. Students are eligible to receive one of the two components. Eligible to both US and non-US students.

The Chancellor’s Circle Legacy of Excellence Scholarship (CCLOE)
The CCLOE is an automatic award of $94,500 to students with a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.7, a 3.5 science GPA, and a 29 (old)/506 MCAT score who have been accepted by the Committee on Admission.

The University maintains the right to withhold award of this scholarship under certain unusual conditions.
Students are identified during the admission application process and notified of their award through the Admissions Office upon acceptance into the University. No application is needed.

Legacy of Excellence Scholarship (LOE)
Up to $70,000 awarded to students who excel beyond our academic averages. Strong graduate studies (in the sciences) and post-bac performances will be taken into consideration. The Legacy of Excellence Scholarship is a partial-tuition scholarship awarded to entering students who demonstrate the commitment and dedication necessary to achieve academic excellence in a rigorous medical curriculum based on their academic history.

Students are identified during the admission application process and notified of their award through the Admissions Office upon acceptance into the University. No application is needed.


Legacy Grant

Scholarship awarded to all legacies of SGU School of Medicine entering into the four year MD program or a Premedical program. A legacy is determined to be a child or grandchild of an SGU SOM Alumni. The award is up to $20,000 and is reviewed for at the time of admission. Eligible for US and non-US citizens.


Veteran Grant

Thank you for your service. In gratitude for all that our U.S Armed Forces have sacrificed we offering our Veteran Grant to School of Medicine students entering our four year MD program. This grant is awarded to Veterans of the U.S Armed Forces after admission to St. George’s University School of Medicine. The award is up to $50,000. Students are automatically reviewed for this award at the time of admission. Proof of veteran status is required to be eligible. Eligible for US students only.


Sibling Grant

Keeping SGU in the family? Our Sibling Grant is awarded to siblings attending St. George’s University School of Medicine, entering our four year MD program and our premedical programs. Only new incoming students will earn the award, siblings currently attending St. George’s University are not eligible. The award is up to $20,000 and is reviewed for at the time of admission. Eligible to US and non-US citizens.


Summer Academy Scholarship

Awarded to students who have participated in our Summer Academy Programs. This grant is awarded at the time of admission to the University within our School of Medicine. Students who are entering our four year MD program and our premedical programs are eligible. The award is the cost of the tuition at the time of Summer Academy attendance, and granted upon admission. Eligible to US and non-US citizens.


Health Professions Grant

Awarded to students who are currently or have been employed in the healthcare field in the past 2 years. . Students who are entering our four year MD program are eligible. The award is up to $20,000. Eligible to US and non-US citizens.


CityDoctors

The CityDoctors Scholarships Program, the brainchild of St. George’s University and its affiliated hospitals, is a scholarship program designed to attract and educate the best and brightest students to become doctors committed to serving in urban hospitals. Full- and partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to US citizen/permanent resident students interested in primary care medicine and meeting the specific requirements of each of our participating affiliated hospitals.

CityDoctors NYC H+H Scholarship
Eligible students must have a permanent address within the five boroughs of the City of New York, and either be a graduate of a New York City high school, have lived in the City of New York for the past five years, have a parent employed by the City of New York or by the NYC H+H (HHC), or who is employed themselves by the City of New York or NYC H+H. More information is available on the CityDoctors NYC H+H Scholarship website.

CityDoctors Hackensack University Medical Center Scholarship
Eligible students must be residents of Bergen County, NJ, and either a Hackensack University Medical Center’s employee or an immediate family member of an employee. Awards are granted for full, partial and half tuition and applied to the four years of medical school while enrolled at SGU School of Medicine. This is available to students starting in a January term. More information is available on the CityDoctors Hackensack University Medical Center’s website.

CityDoctors Jersey Shore University Medical Center Scholarship
Eligible students must be residents of Monmouth County or Ocean County, NJ, and either a Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s employee or an immediate family member of an employee. Awards are granted for 50% or partial tuition and applied to the four years of medical school while enrolled at SGU School of Medicine. This is available to students starting in a January term. More information is available on the CityDoctors Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s website.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Please see specific CityDoctors Scholarship webpage for application deadlines.


BURSARY PROGRAMS FOR ENTERING NON-US STUDENTS

There are two bursary programs designed for international students (non-US): the International Peace Bursary (partial tuition awards) and the Global Scholars Bursary (partial tuition awards) for students attending the St. George’s University of Grenada School of Medicine/Northumbria University (SGU/NU) Four-Year MD Program. The University grants many of these bursaries. Eligible to US and non-US citizens.

TO APPLY: Students applying for the International Peace Bursary or the Global Scholars Bursary should apply using the International Bursary Application. Students will also need to submit the Confidential Financial Statement form.

International Bursary Application

International Peace Bursary

Partial bursary awards to non-US citizen/permanent residents who demonstrate financial need and can fund the balance of their education beyond the bursary award.  The International Peace Bursary program is committed to promoting a student body made up of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds that will contribute to a worldwide medical community. Partial tuition bursary awards are granted to international students who demonstrate financial need and will return to their home countries as physicians dedicated to the enhancement of medical care systems. These awards are grants-in-aid and do not have to be repaid.

Global Scholars Bursary

Partial bursary awards to non-US citizen/permanent residents entering the St. George’s University of Grenada School of Medicine/Northumbria University (SGU/NU) Four-Year MD Program, the Global Scholars Bursary program is committed to promoting a student body made up of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds specifically within the SGU/NU program, which will contribute to a worldwide medical community. Partial-tuition bursary are awarded to international students who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate financial need, and will return to their home countries as physicians dedicated to the enhancement of medical care systems. These awards are grants-in-aid and do not have to be repaid.


GRENADIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Fifteen scholarships are awarded annually to Grenadian citizens. Applicants must have been accepted into the University by the Committee on Admission, nominated by the Scholarship Selection Panel, and awarded by the Grenadian Government. The scholarships provide full tuition and administrative fees. This scholarship is only awarded in January. Applications are submitted to the Grenada Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. Contact your regional admissions counselor or Colin Dowe at cdowe@sgu.edu or +1 (473) 444-4680.


NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENTERING FRESHMEN

The Office of Financial Aid, in accordance with guidelines set by the school’s Financial Aid Committee, makes the selection of award recipients. Award determinations are based upon the degree of the student’s financial need and the availability of funds from SGU, as well as each scholarship program’s specified criteria. A student’s ability to finance his/her education beyond the extent of the financial aid award is also an important selection criterion. Applicants should be aware that the funding is limited, and the quality of the applicants is very competitive. Unfortunately, awards cannot be made to every deserving student. This award is intended to evaluate the financial need of incoming freshmen students not currently awarded an SGU Scholarship. Applications will be reviewed and award determinations made in a timely manner after the deadline date.

Geoffrey H. Bourne Scholarships

Partial scholarships are awarded to entering US citizen/permanent resident students who demonstrate financial need, as well as the personal qualities of motivation and integrity. This award is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

Stephen R. Kopycinski Memorial Scholarships

Partial tuition scholarships are awarded to students with financial need under the auspices of the Polonians, a national organization that promotes Polish heritage and culture. The awards are made in memory of Stephen R. Kopycinski, a former administrator at St. George’s University. Preference is given to students of Polish descent; however, students of all heritages have received these awards. This award is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

All students applying for need-based scholarship programs must fill out a FAFSA and include financial information, including students who are not borrowing federal loans.

Interested students must complete the application form below.

US Student Need-Based Scholarship Application

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

June 1 for August class
***Deadline Extended to July 1, 2020 for August 2020 Entering Class***
November 1 for January class

Students accepted to the University after the scholarship application deadline will have a deadline of 2 weeks from the date of their initial deposit/promotion.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UPPERCLASSMEN STUDENTS

Morris Alpert Scholarships

This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Morris Alpert, MD, the first Dean of Kingstown Medical College. Each year, several partial tuition scholarships will be awarded to upperclassmen who have achieved academic excellence. Recipients of these awards must also demonstrate financial need and meet the high moral and ethical standards set by Dr. Alpert for his students during his tenure on the faculty of St. George’s University.A prospective upperclassmen award candidate must have completed Terms 1 and 2 of their academic program.Applicants must demonstrate both financial need and academic excellence. Special consideration will be given to students not currently awarded a scholarship.Determinations are made once each year after June 1. Students are welcome to reapply each academic year. Applications will be reviewed and award determinations made in a timely manner after the deadline date.Applications submitted after June 1 will be held for review until the following year.

Morris Alpert Scholarship Application

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

June 1: Applicants will have the opportunity to be awarded for full academic year.Applications submitted after June 1 will be held for review until the following year.


William M. McCord Scholarships

This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of William M. McCord, MD, a leader in the field of medical education in the United States who had a major impact on the development of the St. George’s University School of Medicine clinical program. These partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students who withdraw from a term due to compelling personal reasons, and when they return to resume their studies suffer undue financial hardships that affect their ability to pay for their education. These awards are grants-in-aid and do not have to be repaid. Email Michele Wulfken at mwulfken@sgu.edu to detail the circumstances surrounding your leave of absence. Contact Michele Wulfken directly at ext. 1391 with any questions about this scholarship. Official link: https://www.sgu.edu/academic-programs/school-of-medicine/financial-aid-and-scholarships/?gclid=CjwKCAjwps75BRAcEiwAEiACMePagANrvEq_E7PAQqQGuRvxTqGNJLtv_gN2YErt7wakP8bOeA6G0BoCEAYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#scholarships

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