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2023-2024 Student Scholarships

The Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Finance and Administration, is responsible for the award and distribution of several scholarships to CUNY Med students.

The CUNY Med scholarship applications have closed for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Office of Student Affairs will announce the recipients in the fall semester.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

The following awards will be available for 2023-2024 with the goal of having them deposited in student accounts in the fall semester.

The mission of the CUNY School of Medicine of The City College of New York is to graduate broadly educated, highly skilled medical practitioners to provide quality healthcare to communities historically underserved by primary care practitioners. A primary care physician is defined as one who provides comprehensive, continuous, and primary healthcare in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, or Psychiatry. The Primary Care Commitment Scholarship was established in the fall of 2018 through alumni commitment funds. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, and the demonstration of a passion and commitment to practicing primary care in an underserved area. Applicants must be M4 students who are applying only to residencies in primary care disciplines.

This award was established to recognize talented medical students who have extraordinary achievements in the areas of academics, leadership, service, and scholarship and evidence of commitment to the mission of the CUNY School of Medicine.

This award, established by Jack and Libby Sonkin, is intended to recognize a student with financial need, who exhibits outstanding evidence of scholarship and leadership.

This award is intended to support activities related to medical activism, such as attending conferences. Applicants for this award should have a demonstrated commitment to social and medical activism.

A group of dedicated alumni established the 40th Anniversary Biomedical Endowed Fund following the celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary. These highly competitive scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need with consideration of academic merit and research activities. Awards are meant to reduce the financial burden of medical school tuition.

This scholarship, established by Bernard Mendik, is intended to support students with financial need who have worked during medical school. Any student from the five boroughs may apply, but preference is given to students who are from the South Bronx or The Bronx.

These scholarships were established in 1984 by Dr. Sidney I. and Eleanor T. Silverman to reward students who reflect the highest moral, ethical, and esthetic attitudes and behavior consistent with a humanistically-oriented society. Students will be selected on the basis of evidence of humanism, advocacy, and service that is consistent with the mission of the CUNY School of Medicine.

This award is for medical students who exhibit humanism, advocacy, and service that is consistent with the mission of the CUNY School of Medicine. Awardees will be medical students who exemplify the qualities of excellent Healers, Leaders, and Scholars.

This award, available to all undergraduate CUNY School of Medicine students, is meant to reduce the burden of tuition on an undergraduate student with significant financial need.

The purpose of the Maestro Cares Scholarship is to promote equal opportunities in higher education, making possible the access, progression, and graduation of students with high intellectual capacity and limited economic resources. This scholarship will be disbursed over two semesters, Fall and Spring, conditional on the awardees maintaining a 3.0 GPA and performing a minimum of 20 hours of community service each semester (for a total of 40 over the course of the 2023-24 academic year).

Need more scholarship resources?

  • Scholarships for DACA Status  They have expanded their Scholarship and Fellowship Lists with 222 BRAND-NEW scholarships and 80 fellowships. The complete list now contains 344 undergraduate and 302 graduate/post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. For additional resources on Undocumented and DACA Students, please click here.
  • The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), and more.
  • The Foundation Center is the world’s leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising, and grant programs.
  • The National Health Service Corps  offers loan repayment and scholarships to primary care providers and student for serving at NHSC sites.
  • The Hebrew Free Loan Society administers three scholarship programs for the UJA-Federation of New York. This program provides approximately $1 million to students with financial need, primarily in the New York City metropolitan area.
  • National Medical Fellowships (NMF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians and other professionals in the healthcare workforce in order to improve access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities.
  • PA Foundation  is a national nonprofit organization that promotes better health and wellness by providing PAs and PA students with philanthropic opportunities and resources.
  • The American Medical Association (AMA) offers several fellowships and scholarships for medical students.
  • Fastweb  is the leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school. They offer scholarships based on your strengths, interests and skills and resources to help you with tough financial aid decisions. Guidance is also offered to help you prepare for a promising future.
  • The Broke Scholar is the home of information regarding thousands of college scholarships, grants and fellowships. Any student can use this free service to help find third party scholarships and grant money for school.

Download our list of additional scholarships.

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