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Scholarships & grants

School of Medicine and School of Graduate Education

Researching and applying for scholarships can be time-consuming, but it’s worth the effort because it can reduce the amount you’ll have to borrow to cover your education costs.

Scholarships at Geisinger College

Geisinger College of Health Sciences scholarships are based solely on verified financial need as documented through the FAFSA form. Financial need is determined by subtracting your contribution from the annual cost of attendance. The amount of these awards is determined by a variety of factors including approved funding levels and the number of qualified applicants.

External scholarships and grants

There are a variety of external scholarships available to graduate and medical students. Some scholarships are easily obtained, while others are more competitive. If you receive any type of aid or benefit from an outside source, the Office of Financial Aid should be notified promptly. The total amount of financial aid you may receive from all sources cannot exceed your cost of attendance. In addition to the external scholarship sources listed, you may consider:

  • Asking a parent’s employer about scholarship or low interest loan programs for children of employees
  • Contacting county or regional medical societies for potential scholarship assistance for medical students
  • Contacting religious and fraternal organizations, as well as service clubs such as the local Rotary or Lions Club
  • Talking with a family doctor to become a mentor and assist in the search for funds

Scholarship search

Additional scholarship resources can be found by entering “medical school scholarships” into a search engine or by contacting the Office of Financial Aid. Be on the lookout for scholarship scams. Find advice and reliability information at FinAid.

Search tip: Keep a journal of scholarships for which you are eligible. If a scholarship requires the applicant to be a second- or third-year medical student or the deadline has passed, write down all important information about the scholarship including who is offering it, how to contact them, application process, deadline and requirements. Refer to the journal each year for future opportunities.


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Military scholarship and fellowship information

  •  U.S. Navy

  •  U.S. Air Force

  •  U.S. Army

  •  U.S. Veterans Benefits

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