New Scholarship Program Rewards Community Involvement and Academic Achievement

August 13, 2014

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) today announced eight new merit-based scholarships created to help aspiring medical students fund their education.
 
The scholarships are designed to reward students who exemplify AUC’s commitment to service, collaboration and achievement. For example, the Alumni Heritage Scholarship awards full tuition for the first semester to a qualified student who has experience working with or volunteering with an AUC graduate. The Community Outreach Award recognizes exceptional dedication to community service. And the First Generation M.D. Award is given to qualified applicants who have the goal to be the first physician in their immediate family.
 
Award criteria vary, and some scholarships are one-time awards, while others are renewable for the duration of the awardee’s enrollment at AUC.
 
“These scholarships were created to help support our academic culture by recognizing students who demonstrate the values and attributes we look for in future AUC students,” said Heidi Chumley, M.D., AUC executive dean and chief academic officer. “Our new scholarships help more students fund their education as they study to become physicians.”

January 2015 Semester Scholarships


Alumni Heritage Scholarship
Awarded to qualified applicants who have a work/volunteer history with an AUC graduate.
 
Canadian Scholarship
Awarded to qualified applicants who are Canadian citizens.
 
Career Commitment Scholarship
Awarded to qualified applicants who have previously been employed in a health care profession.
 
Community Outreach Award
Awarded to qualified applicants who have shown exceptional dedication to their communities, hospitals, or charities.
 
Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholarship
Awarded to qualified applicants who have demonstrated superior academic achievement during their undergraduate or post-baccalaureate studies.
 
Dean’s Academic Scholarship
Awarded to qualified applicants who have shown solid academic achievement during their undergraduate or post-baccalaureate studies.

First Generation MD Award
Awarded to qualified applicants who are striving to be first generation physicians within their families.
 
MERP Advancer Award
Awarded to students who have excelled academically and provided leadership to peers during the Medical Education Readiness Program