Office of Financial Aid

School of Medicine

Scholarships

St. George’s University seeks intelligent, dedicated, passionate students who will succeed in their professional objectives and become successful practitioners adding 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

Legacy of Excellence Scholarship Program

The Legacy of Excellence was established more than ten years ago to award to students with high academic achievement. There are two components of this scholarship.

The Chancellor’s Circle Legacy of Excellence Scholarship (CCLOE)

The CCLOE is an automatic award of $80,000 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. This scholarship is awarded to the first 50 qualified students in each class to accept it and is distributed over four years.

The University withholds the right to award 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)

An award of up to $60,000 granted to students demonstrating academic excellence in their undergraduate education, 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.


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.

City Doctors HHC Scholarship
Eligible student must have a permanent address within the five boroughs of The City of New York, and meet at either be a graduate of a New York City high school, have lived in the City of New York for the past five years, or have a parent employed by the City of New York or HHC or is employed themselves by the City of New York or HHC.  More information is available on the CityDoctors HHC Scholarship website.

City Doctors Methodist Hospital Scholarship
Eligible students must be either be a current resident of Brooklyn for at least one year, a current employee of New York Methodist Hospital, or have a parent who is a full time employee of New York Methodist Hospital.  More information is available on the CityDoctors Methodist Scholarship website.

CityDoctors HackensackUMC  Scholarship
Eligible students must be residents of Bergen County, NJ and either a HackensackUMC’s employee or an immediate family member of an employee.   Awards are granted for 50% tuition and applied to the four years of medical school while enrolled at SGU School of Medicine.  More information is available on the CityDoctors HackensackUMC website.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

June 1 for August class
November 1 for January class.


SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR ENTERING NON-US STUDENTS

There are two scholarship programs designed for international students (non-US):  The International Peace Scholarship (IPS) program (partial tuition awards) and the Global Medicine Scholarship (GMS) (partial tuition awards) for students attending the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program.

The University grants many IPS and GMS awards.

International Scholarship Application

International Peace Scholarship

Partial scholarship awards to non-US citizen/permanent residents who exhibit academic excellence and demonstrate financial need, the International Peace Scholarship program is committed to promoting a student body made up of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds, which in the future will contribute to a worldwide medical community. Partial tuition scholarship awards are granted to international students who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate financial need, and who will return to their home countries as physicians dedicated to the enhancement of the countries’ medical care systems. These awards are grants-in-aid and do not have to be repaid.

TO APPLY:  Students applying for the International Peace Scholarship should apply using the International Scholarship Application. Students will also need to submit the Confidential Financial Statement section of the admission application.

Global Medicine Scholarships

Partial scholarship awards to non-US citizen/permanent residents entering the entering Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program, the Global Medicine Scholarship program is committed to promoting a student body made up of diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds specifically within the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program, which in the future will contribute to a worldwide medical community. 

Partial Tuition Scholarships are awarded to international students who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate financial need, and who will return to their home countries as physicians dedicated to the enhancement of the countries’ medical care systems. These awards are grants-in-aid and do not have to be repaid.

TO APPLY:  Students applying for the Global Medicine Scholarship should apply using the International Scholarship Application. Students will also need to submit the Confidential Financial Statement section of the admission application.

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 made to the Grenada Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.  Contact your regional admissions counselor or Colin Dowe at cdowe@sgu.edu 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 academic excellence, the degree of the family’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.

Applications will be reviewed and award determinations made in a timely manner.  

Geoffrey H. Bourne Scholarships

Awarded to entering US citizen/Permanent Resident students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.  Partial scholarships are awarded to entering students who possess the personal qualities of motivation and integrity, as well as a background that demonstrates academic excellence.

Stephen R. Kopycinski Memorial Scholarships

Partial tuition scholarships are awarded to student 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:
July 1 for August class
December 1 for January class

Students accepted to the University after the scholarship application deadline will have a deadline of the first day of registration. No application will be accepted later than the first day of classes


Scholarship Opportunities 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 Upperclassman award candidate must have completed Terms 1 and 2 of their academic program.   Determinations are made twice yearly in the fall and spring.  Students are welcome to re-apply each academic year.

Morris Alpert Scholarship online application

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

June 15th:  Applicants will have the opportunity to be awarded for full academic year.
November 15th:
Applicants will have the opportunity to be awarded for their remaining term(s) of the academic 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 St. George’s University School of Medicine’s 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 which affect their ability to pay for their education. These awards are grants-in-aid and do not have to be repaid.

Send an email to clessing@sgu.edu detailing your circumstances surrounding your leave of absence.  Contact Cynthia Lessing at extension 1364 with any questions about this scholarship.