AUA's medical school scholarships

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

You graduated at the top of your class. You’ve been recognized by your community as a leader. We’ve noticed. American University of Antigua offers qualified students a variety of scholarship opportunities that reward academic excellence and community and volunteer service. Fill out our scholarship application form below.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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Provost Scholarship

AUA recognizes that earning a competitive MCAT score while maintaining a high GPA is an incredible achievement and is proud to offer the Provost Scholarship.

Award Amount

$80,000, awarded $8,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession and $10,000 per semester (5-8)

Eligibility Requirements

  • MCAT score of 505 and above (28 and above on scores before 2015)
  • Pre-requisite and undergraduate GPA of 3.50 and above
  • Hold an undergraduate degree (equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degree)
  • Must maintain a High Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

Students need not apply for this scholarship as they are automatically awarded if qualified.

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Dean’s Achievement Scholarship

AUA recognizes the time and effort students have invested in taking the MCAT. Although we do not consider your MCAT score in admissions decisions, we will consider high scores for a scholarship.

Award Amount

$60,000, awarded $6,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession and $7,500 per semester (5-8)

Eligibility Requirements

  • MCAT score of 505 and above (28 and above on scores before 2015)
  • Hold an undergraduate degree (equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degree)
  • Must maintain a High Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

Students need not apply for this scholarship as they are automatically awarded if qualified.

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Physician Diversification Initiative Grant

AUA believes a diverse patient population requires a physician who trained in a diverse community.  To embrace a more diverse community, AUA is proud to offer a limited number of Physician Diversification Initiative Grants to qualified applicants.

Award Amount

$50,000, awarded $5,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession and $6,250 per semester (5-8)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
    • An essay of no more than 500 words
    • A list of certificates and awards
    • A copy of their passport
    • A letter of recommendation separate from ones used during the enrollment process
  • Pre-requisite and undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Prove qualification as one of the underrepresented categories as defined by AAMC (https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/urm)
  • Must maintain a High Pass each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

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Admissions Committee Scholarship

The foundation of a successful physician begins with strong academic undergraduate performance.  AUA recognizes the academic success of its accepted applicants and is proud to offer the Admissions Committee Scholarship for Academic Achievement.

Award Amount

$25,000, awarded $5,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • Pre-requisite GPA of 3.25 and above
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.50 and above
  • Must maintain a High Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

Students need not apply for this scholarship as they are automatically awarded if qualified.

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New York Scholars Award

AUA graduates earn more residencies in New York than in any other state.  Our graduates are from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds and often pursue much needed primary care fields.  In an effort to continue to serve the state of New York with qualified physicians, AUA is pleased to offer the New York Scholars Award.

Award Amount

$20,000, awarded $4,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • Pre-requisite GPA of 3.00 and above
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above
  • Resident of New York State
  • Must maintain a High Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

Students need not apply for this scholarship as they are automatically awarded if qualified.

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Canadian Scholars Award

AUA is proud to offer a pathway for Canadian students to become licensed, practicing physicians. AUA students are eligible to apply for elective clinical sites in Canada and AUA graduates are eligible to complete residency training and receive licensure in Canada. The Canadian Scholars Award recognizes the academic achievement of exceptional Canadian students.

Award Amount

$20,000, awarded $4,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • Pre-requisite GPA of 3.00 and above
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above
  • Resident of Canada
  • Must maintain a High Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

Students need not apply for this scholarship as they are automatically awarded.

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The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Scholarship for Students of Indian Descent

AUA is the only medical school recognized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI).

Award Amount

$25,000, awarded $5,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
    • A copy of passport
    • Personal statement outlining academic successes and challenges, community service, and professional achievements and recognitions
  • Pre-requisite GPA of 3.25 and above
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.50 and above
  • Must maintain a High Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

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SERVICE AWARDS

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U.S. Military Veterans Grant

AUA recognizes the service and sacrifice performed by the U.S. military and is pleased to offer a limited number of U.S. Military Veterans Recognition Grants.

Award Amount

$12,500, awarded $2,500 per semester (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • S. military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty, either currently or with an honorable discharge
  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with a DD214 form demonstrating eligibility
  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

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Jonathan Rohr Scholarship

Jonathan was completing his third semester of medical school at the time of his death. He was a very popular, straight-A student at AUA. In addition to the tremendous workload of a medical student, Jonathan was a lead TA at the school where he mentored other medical students in Anatomy, his favorite subject. He was also heavily involved in local triathlon activities. He helped organize the first triathlon race held in Antigua. The Jonathan Rohr Scholarship is awarded to a qualified student that embodies the spirit of Jonathan Rohr.

Award Amount

$5,125, one-time awarded in semester (1); includes entry to the Tinman Rohr Triathlon

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
    • Personal statement describing a passion for and commitment to athletics, community service, and teaching
    • Letter of recommendation from a service organization and/or athletic coach separate from ones used during the enrollment process
  • Apply before July 1st for consideration for the Fall semester start and before January 1st for consideration for the Spring semester start

Awarded to one applicant per semester.

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Career Advancement Award

AUA recognizes students who have contributed to the health and well-being of others through other health professions and are now ready to expand on their medical knowledge and expertise. This scholarship is awarded to individuals who have and continue to work in health professions.

Award Amount

$2,500, one-time awarded in semester (1)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
    • Proof of current certification
    • Proof of full-time employment for at least 6 months in a recognized health profession (including but not limited to: RN, EMT, PA, PT, Chiropractor, Pharmacist, X-ray Tech, Phlebotomy)
    • Letter of recommendation from a supervisor separate from ones used during the enrollment process

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Global Education Service Award

Awarded during intersession to allow student travel to an underserved area to and work with a physician to fulfill their enhancement project criteria.

Award Amount

Up to $1,500, awarded towards the cost of a global enhancement project

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with a personal statement discussing the student’s interest in and understanding of the needs of the underserved nations; must include a description of the work the student will be doing to meet the enhancement requirement
  • Students must have successfully completed their first, second, or third semester
  • Awarded by the Dean of Basic Sciences
  • Students may be selected only once for this award

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AUA Research Grant

The AUA Research Grant is awarded to clinical students who are involved in research opportunities that have been published or presented at the regional, national, or international levels.

Award Amount

$1,500, awarded one-time

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be presently enrolled in a clinical semester and in good standing with AUA
  • Students must identify the research paper which should identify (in the acknowledgements) AUA as the student’s affiliation
  • Awarded by the Dean of Clinical Sciences and the Chair of the Research Committee

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CULTURAL AWARDS

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The Antiguan Tuition Grant

AUA is committed to building the island supporting our students and campus community. AUA is pleased to offer The Antiguan Tuition Grant to a limited number of Antiguan citizens.

Award Amount

Full tuition and institutional fees for the entire medical education program leading to an MD degree; does not cover room, board, transportation, insurance, and other living expenses

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must show proof of Antiguan citizenship
  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences
  • Contact the Prime Minister’s office to apply for this scholarship

AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States; immigration to the United States is at the discretion of the U.S. immigration authorities. 

Some or all clinical rotations may be scheduled at sites in CARICOM nations.

*The grant only covers base tuition costs; for other programs like the Global Medicine Program during Basic Sciences and intersession or the FIU Certificate Program during Clinical Sciences, the difference in tuition will be the responsibility of the student.

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The Montserrat Tuition Grant

One grant per every calendar year is awarded to a citizen of Montserrat enrolling into AUA.

Award Amount

Full tuition and institutional fees for the entire medical education program leading to an MD degree; does not cover room, board, transportation, insurance, and other living expenses

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must show proof of Montserrat citizenship
  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States; immigration to the United States is at the discretion of the U.S. immigration authorities.

Some or all clinical rotations may be scheduled at sites in CARICOM nations.

*The grant only covers base tuition costs; for other programs like the Global Medicine Program during Basic Sciences and intersession or the FIU Certificate Program during Clinical Sciences, the difference in tuition will be the responsibility of the student.

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Scholarship for Indian Citizens and Residents

Award Amount

$86,500, awarded $9,500 per semester (1-4) plus intersession and $9,750 per semester (5-8)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
    • Proof of residency in India (no older than two months from the application date)
    • A copy of their passport
    • One-page personal statement indicating why they should be considered for the scholarship
  • Applicants who have taken college-level coursework in the United States or Canada are ineligible for this scholarship
  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States; immigration to the United States is at the discretion of the U.S. immigration authorities.

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New York Minority Physician Award

In an effort to create a more diverse physician workforce, AUA is proud to offer undergraduate Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian students from New York State with this grant.

Award Amount

$50,000, awarded $5,000 per semester (1-4) plus intersession and $6,250 per semester (5-8)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
    • Government issued ID showing proof of residence in New York State
    • A letter of recommendation from a member of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus
  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

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Sibling or Spouse Allowance

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUACOM) and the American International College of Arts and Sciences in Antigua (AICASA) are pleased to offer a tuition discount to siblings or a spouse who are enrolled concurrently in a full-time program at AUACOM or AICASA. In order to qualify for the discount, all siblings or spouses must be enrolled full-time for each semester of eligibility.

Award Amount

20% tuition discount on the lowest tuition of one sibling or spouse; or 10% for each sibling or spouse when tuition is the same

Eligibility Requirements

  • For siblings: a copy of your birth certificates or other legal documentation showing you have the same parent
  • For spouses: a copy of your marriage certificate, legal civil union, or registered domestic partnership at the time of the qualifying partner’s acceptance to AUACOM or AICASA; couples who are legally joined after matriculation are not eligible
  • Siblings or spouses may be enrolled in separately in AUACOM and AICASA to qualify for the discount
  • Both students must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Both students must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

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CARICOM Tuition Grant

AUA is pleased to assist the career aspirations of students from the Caribbean community (CARICOM) by offering a special tuition grant.

Award Amount

$27,500, awarded $5,500 per semester (1-4) plus intersession

Eligibility Requirements

  • A copy of passport, birth certificate, and proof of address
  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

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BEFORE YOU APPLY, PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING:

  • Prior to scholarship consideration, all candidates need acceptance to AUA and, where appropriate, a completed scholarship application/supporting documentation
  • Scholarships may not be combined; those who qualify for more than one will receive the award with the highest value only
  • Unless otherwise noted, only new incoming students into the first semester of basic sciences are eligible for scholarships
  • Once lost, scholarship eligibility may not be regained

Questions? Contact:

Karen Ash, Scholarship Coordinator

Manipal Education Americas, LLC; representatives for American University of Antigua

One Battery Park Plaza, 33rd Floor

New York, NY 10004

[email protected]

Phone: 212-661-8899 x185