Student Financial Services
Medical Student Scholarships
There are three major sources of University of Vermont College of Medicine scholarships: Need-Based Scholarships, Merit Scholarships, and Service Scholarships. Beyond these sources, students should search for outside scholarships. Medical students who are 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill can also apply for the UVM Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.
- Awarded strictly on the basis of financial need.
- In order to be considered, students must provide parent information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and complete the FAFSA by the priority funding deadline (the last day of February preceding the fall semester).
- For more information about financial aid, please the Financial Aid section of our website.
- No separate application needed.
- Eligibility factors may include academic achievement, commitment to social justice and diversity, as well as demonstrated financial need.
- Award amounts vary for each student.
- Scholarships are renewable up to four years if making satisfactory academic progress.
There are variety of service oriented scholarships for medical students that will pay full tuition and fees, books and supplies, plus a monthly stipend for living expenses while the student is enrolled. Specific terms and conditions vary among service organizations. Click here for more information on the available programs.
UVM Yellow Ribbon Scholarship (Application)
- A student must be 100% eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Only Out-of-State Undergraduate, Out-of-State Graduate, and In- and Out-of-State College of Medicine students are eligible to apply.
- First-come, first-served scholarship. Students are chosen based on when they submit the application each year.
- Limited availability: 35 scholarships for Out-of-State Undergraduate students; 2 scholarships for Out-of-State Graduate students; 5 scholarships for In- or Out-of-State College of Medicine students
- For complete Terms and Conditions, please click here.
- Maximum scholarship amounts are estimated at $10,464 per year for Out-of-State Undergraduate students, $5,000 per year for Out-of-State Graduate students, and $10,000 per year for College of Medicine students.
- Students who are awarded the UVM Yellow Ribbon Scholarship will receive a matching Yellow Ribbon Scholarship from the VA.
- Students awarded this scholarship must renew every year by May 31st, for the following year. Students who do not complete the renewal application by May 31st can submit the regular application when it becomes available and will then be considered with the first-time applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Outside scholarship assistance is perhaps the largest source of potential funding for students. The best resources for exploring these scholarships are bookstores and libraries. There are also a number of websites that can assist you in finding outside scholarship assistance. Here are some websites and outside scholarship foundations to help start your search:
- U.S. News
- Adirondack Community Trust
- AMA Foundation
- American Society of Hematology
- Charles River District Medical Society
- Essex South District Medical Society
- Pauletta & Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award
- Pisacano Leadership Foundation
- Windham County Medical Association Scholarship
- Worcester District Medical Society
- Foundation for Seacoast Health
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