St. George’s University offers a wide variety of institutional scholarships designed to recognize academic excellence and provide access to the best and brightest students regardless of circumstance.
Partial tuition scholarships are granted to members of each entering class. Awards for the full cost of attendance are not offered. In order for a student to plan in advance for the financial obligations associated with attending St. George’s University, most applications and awards are made prior to matriculation in the School.
All awards must be used to defray the cost of tuition and are credited directly to the student’s account each term. Most awards are made for the length of the student’s entire curriculum and prorated on the term/academic year schedule.
Financial Aid, in accordance with guidelines set by the school’s Financial Aid Committee, makes the selection of award recipients. Award determinations are based on 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 for each program are listed below each corresponding program description. Applications will be accepted from either applicants or accepted students. Applicants will receive either an award letter or a letter of declination in a timely manner.
Application Deadlines: December 1st for class commencing in January and July 1st for class commencing in August. Students accepted to the University after the scholarship application deadline will have a deadline of the 1st day of registration. No application will be accepted later than the 1st day of classes.
Academic/Merit Based Scholarship Programs
The Alumni Mentor Scholarship
The Alumni Mentor Scholarship is a partial-tuition scholarship awarded to entering students who have been nominated by an alum of St. George's University. Nominees must demonstrate the commitment and dedication necessary to achieve academic success and the passion and drive to become a physician. Alumni whose applicant is chosen to receive a scholarship will be the guest of St. George's to witness their future doctors entrance into the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony in Grenada. Nomination Deadlines: June 1 for August class and November 1 for January class. To submit an application, visit sgu.edu/alumnimentor
Contact: Bmills@sgu.edu +1 (631) 665-8500 ext. 9 1213
The Legacy of Excellence Awards
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. No application is necessary for this scholarship. Students are identified during the admission application process and notified of their award through the Admissions Office upon acceptance into the University.
Contact: JCampbell@sgu.edu 631-665-8500 ext 1343
The Chancellor’s Circle
One of our Legacy of Excellence Awards, the Chancellor’s Circle Scholarship, is automatically awarded to accepted students who have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.7, a 3.5 science GPA and a 29 MCAT score. Fifty of these one-third tuition scholarships will be awarded. No application is necessary for this scholarship. Students are identified during the admission application process and notified of their award through the Admissions Office upon acceptance into the University.
Contact: JCampbell@sgu.edu 631-665-8500 ext 1343
City Doctors HHC
CityDoctors HHC is the visionary cooperative effort between New York’s Health and Hospitals Corporation and St. George’s University, Grenada, an international leader in medical education. The program is designed to attract and educate New York City’s best and brightest to become doctors committed to serving the city’s residents with academic and needs-based full and half scholarships to eligible NYC residents to attend St. George’s University School of Medicine. As part of their scholarship and continued education, each student commits to giving back to the city by working as a primary care attending physician at one of HHC’s eleven New York hospitals and diagnostic centers.
For more information on this scholarship and to apply, visit www.citydoctors.com.
Needs-Based Scholarship Programs for US Students or Permanent Residents
Geoffrey H. Bourne Scholarships
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. This award is a grant and does not have to be repaid.
Congress of Italian American Organizations (CIAO)
Partial scholarships are awarded in honor of Mrs. Mary Sansone, Executive Director of CIAO, for her many years of community service. Preference is given to students of Italian descent; however, students of all heritages have received these awards. This award is a grant and does not have to be repaid.
Stephen R. Kopycinski Memorial Scholarships
Partial tuition scholarships are awarded 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.
Contact: FAID@sgu.edu 631-665-8500 ext 1232
Needs Based Scholarship Programs for Non-US Students
International Peace Scholarships
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 scholarships are awarded to non-US 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.
Global Medicine Scholarship 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 scholarships are awarded to non-US 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.
Contact: JCampbell@sgu.edu 631-665-8500 ext 1343
Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Program
The Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Program, commemorating the 60 years of the Queen's reign as the Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, provides for 60 full-tuition scholarships to be awarded to citizens of Commonwealth nations. Ten scholarships are available for Doctor of Medicine students in the School of Medicine.
A prospective scholarship candidate must be a resident citizen of a Commonwealth country, have been accepted to St. George’s University, and submit an essay detailing how this award will ultimately benefit the development of his/her country. The scholarship application and essay must be submitted by the following deadlines:
A Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Committee established by the University awards the scholarships. The scholarship funds tuition only. Students must have a financial plan in place to fund living and travel expenses through their own personal resources or alternative funding sources.
Contact: JCampbell@sgu.edu or fax +1 631-665-8623
Ten 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.
Contact: CDowe@sgu.edu 473-444-4680
Scholarship Opportunities for Upperclassmen Students
A prospective Upperclassman award candidate must have completed term 1 and have achieved academic excellence. Determinations are made twice yearly after registration in the spring and fall. Awards are for one term only, and students can apply each term.
Contact: FAID@sgu.edu 631-665-8500 ext 1232 for instructions on how to apply for any of the upperclassman scholarship programs listed below.
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 in terms 3 through 10 who have achieved academic excellence and have participated in extracurricular or community service during their first years of medical school. 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.
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.