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).

AUC's Scholarship Committee reviews applications and awards scholarships on a weekly basis. If you have questions or further documentation to submit, please email scholarships@aucmed.edu.

Award Amount

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

Semester Application Deadline Final Award Date
January 2018 11/24/2017 12/1/2017


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 scholarships@aucmed.edu, 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

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