First Generation MD Award

This $10,000 scholarship is 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)

Application Deadlines & Award Dates

September 2018 Application Deadline: 7/30/2018
September 2018 Final Award Date: 8/17/2018

January 2019 Application Deadline: 12/3/2018
January 2019 Final Award Date: 12/21/2018

Eligibility requirements
  • Incoming first-semester students and transfer students are eligible for this scholarship
  • 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.
  • If a transfer student is accepted, granted advanced standing, and scholarship-eligible, that student’s maximum award amount is dependent on his/her semester of placement.

Required documentation can be provided 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
880 SW 145th Avenue, Suite 202
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Note: Though AUC's Scholarship Committee will review award applications as they are received, this scholarship will only be officially awarded to applicants who hold an offer of admission to AUC.

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