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2022-2023 Scholarships and Awards

Annual scholarships

  • Angelina Fricchione Cupple and Michael Cupple Scholarship is provided through an endowment at the Scranton Area Foundation and is awarded to MD students who are residents of Lackawanna County and plan to pursue primary care medicine.
  • Appleseed Foundation Behavioral Health Scholarship is awarded to a third- or fourth-year MD student who is in good academic standing, resides in Luzerne County and expresses an interest in applying for residency in psychiatry with a strong desire to practice in Luzerne County post residency training.
  • The Benkovic Family Foundation Scholarship is awarded to an incoming MD student from Pennsylvania who has financial need.
  • Geisinger Commonwealth Alumni Scholarship was originally established by the Charter Class of Geisinger Commonwealth. The award goes to a Geisinger Commonwealth student who exemplifies the mission of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine as demonstrated by a commitment to service and a community-minded spirit.
  • Geisinger Commonwealth Student Scholarship is made possible by the contributions of the employees of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and will help fund an MD1 student based on merit and/or need. This award will go to a student representing Geisinger Commonwealth’s northeastern and north central Pennsylvania region.
  • The John J. and Nancy S. Menapace Annual Scholarship is awarded to an incoming student enrolled in the MD program based on merit or demonstrated financial need.
  • The Mr. Andrew and Dr. Susan Sordoni Annual Scholarship is a scholarship given to an incoming student enrolled in the MD program based on merit or demonstrated need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to return to their native counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne or Wyoming to practice medicine following their education and professional training. Two new NEPA Health Care Foundation Scholars are selected from each incoming class.
  • Sanofi Pasteur Annual Scholarship is awarded to an incoming MD1 student who demonstrates need, merit or both, first preference to a Monroe County resident with a second preference to Lackawanna, Luzerne or Northampton counties.
  • The Taylor Nursing Rehabilitation Scholarship of the Luzerne Foundation is based on need, merit and involvement in community activities with first preference to residents of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Moosic, Old Forge and Taylor who indicate intent to practice in NEPA.
  • Wayne Memorial Health Scholarship is awarded to a MD1 student who is a resident of Wayne or Pike counties or from the greater Carbondale area of Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties who demonstrates financial need as determined by the office of financial aid.
  • The Hawk Family Foundation Annual Scholarship is awarded to an incoming first-year medical student for fall 2021. This scholarship is based on merit, need or a combination of both and the student must be a legal resident of (in order of preference) Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania or northeast Pennsylvania.
  • Dr. Gino and Mrs. Jean Cavalieri Mori Annual Scholarship is awarded to an MD student who demonstrates need, merit or both.
  • John and Helen Villaume Annual Scholarship is awarded to a Wayne County resident. The student must continue to maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Susquehanna Health Annual Scholarship is awarded to a first-year medical student at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee and may be based on merit and/or need. First preference is for student(s) who are residents of the counties included in Geisinger Commonwealth’s West Campus region.
  • Wilkes-Barre General Auxiliary Fund Annual Scholarship will be awarded to a third-year medical student in fall 2022. The student must have successfully passed their USMLE exam on the first attempt. The student must also have graduated from a high school located in Luzerne County and must have been a resident of Luzerne County at the time of graduation.
  • The Louis Mastro Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student based on merit, need or a combination of both. The student must express an intention to return to northeast Pennsylvania to practice primary, family or pediatric medicine, with the hope of the recipient practicing medicine in the region for a five-year minimum commitment.
     

Endowed funds

  • Dr. Gino and Mrs. Jean Cavalieri Mori Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an MD student who demonstrates need, merit or both.
  • Fidelity Bank Endowed Scholarship gives first preference to an incoming MD student from any of the counties identified as primary region of Geisinger with second preference to Pennsylvania residents who exhibit financial need.
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an incoming Doctor of Medicine (MD) student based on the student’s merit and/or demonstrated financial need.
  • The Gov. and Mrs. William W. Scranton Endowed Scholarship is a merit- and/or need-based scholarship awarded to an MD student who residents within our current counties.
  • Intermountain Medical Group Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an MD3 student who has expressed interest in primary care or a subspecialty that is underserved in NEPA. First preference to students from any of the counties in northeastern PA (defined as Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming).
  • Michael and Louise Altier Medical Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the MD program at Geisinger Commonwealth with initial preference given to students from Lackawanna County. This award is based on merit or demonstrated financial need.
  • Myer Alperin Family Medical Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student in the MD program selected based on merit or need.
  • The Sheila S. Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded based on merit and/or financial need with first preference to an incoming MD student who is a permanent resident of Lackawanna or Luzerne counties with second preference for student(s) who are permanent residents anywhere within the currently defined Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine footprint. 
  • David Price and Carolyn Warren Price Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students who are legal residents within Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties in Pennsylvania and Broome County in New York. Second preference is students who are legal residents in Geisinger preferred counties.
  • Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Endowed Scholarship shall be awarded by the scholarship committee in such numbers and amounts as the income from the scholarship fund warrants.
  • Sarah Wright Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded according to need. First preference is to residents in the Geisinger region. Second preference is to residents of Pennsylvania.  
  • Scranton Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an incoming MD1 student who demonstrates need, merit or both, must reside in one of the regionally preferred counties serviced by Geisinger Commonwealth and must be in good academic standing.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine scholarships and awards

  • Our institutionally funded scholarships and awards are available to admitted students. 
  • Eligibility factors include academic achievement, merit, diversity, interview day scores and socio-economic background (primarily AMCAS data). A holistic awarding approach is taken, considering many factors. 
  • The Office of Admissions is responsible for choosing and notifying recipients rather than the Office of Financial Aid. 
  • Award amounts vary for each student but generally range from $10,000 - $60,000 per year.
  • Scholarships and awards are typically renewable for up to four years if making satisfactory academic progress.
  • If offered a scholarship or award, you will be provided with important “Terms & Conditions of Your Scholarship Offer.”