First Generation MD Award

Awarded to students who are striving to be first-generation physicians within their immediate families (includes spouse/partner, sibling, child by blood, adoption or marriage, grandparent and grandchild).

Regardless of where you are in the enrollment process, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship if you think you qualify. If you have questions or further documentation to submit, please email

Award Amount

$10,000 toward tuition – renewable for four additional semesters at AUC ($50,000 maximum award)

Final Application Deadline for January 2017 Semester

November 4, 2016

Final Award Date for January 2017 Semester

November 11, 2016

Eligibility requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum MCAT score of 23 (old version) or 496 (new version)
  • For continued eligibility: Satisfactory academic progress
  • Hold an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s level)
  • Complete the award application
  • Personal essay (minimum of 500 words): How will the experience of being a first generation physician within your immediate family impact the patients and communities you will ultimately serve? In addition, please share the educational and employment background of your immediate family.
  • Applicants must hold an offer of admission to AUC for this scholarship to be awarded.
  • Only incoming first-semester students may apply for this award.

Required documentation can be provided using the Upload Attachments button below, via email at, or mailed directly to AUC (with attention to the Scholarship Committee) at this address:

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
901 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Apply for the Scholarship