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Scholarships and Grants

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) provides a limited number of scholarships and/or grants for students*. See below for more information.

Academic Awards

These scholarships and grants are awarded to high-achieving entering students, and are generally based on an applicant’s MCAT score and/or undergraduate GPA.

  • High Achievers Scholarship

    AUA recognizes that earning and maintaining a high GPA is an incredible achievement and is proud to offer the High Achievers Scholarship. 

    Award Amount

    $45,000-$80,000

    Eligibility Requirements 

    • Prerequisite and undergraduate GPA of 3.50 and above
    • Hold an undergraduate degree (equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degree)
    • Student will need to submit an essay for consideration
  • 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 payment period (1-4) plus intersession and $10,000 per payment period (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)

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

  • 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 payment period (1-4) plus intersession and $7,500 per payment period (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)

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

  • Physician Diversification Initiative Scholarship

    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 Scholarships to qualified applicants.

    AUA encourages applicants to apply early for priority consideration.

    Award Amount

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

    This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

  • Admissions Committee Scholarship (Two Tiers)


    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.

    AUA offers two award tiers for the Admissions Committee Scholarship. Award amounts are dependent on both prerequisite and undergraduate GPAs.

    Tier 1 Award Amount

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

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Prerequisite GPA of 3.00 and above
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above

    Tier 2 Award Amount

    $40,000, awarded $8,000 per payment period (1-4) plus intersession

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Prerequisite GPA of 3.25 and above
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.50 and above

    Students need not apply for these scholarships as they are automatically awarded if qualified.

  • New York Scholarship


    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 Scholarship.

    Award Amount

    $20,000, awarded $4,000 per payment period (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

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

  • Canadian Scholarship


    AUA is proud to offer a pathway for Canadian students to become licensed, practicing physicians. The Canadian Scholarship, offered to a limited number of new, incoming students, recognizes the academic achievements of exceptional Canadian students
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    AUA encourages applicants to apply early for priority consideration.

    Award Amount

    $36,000, awarded $4,000 per payment period (1-4) plus intersession and $4,000 per payment period (5-8)

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Pre-requisite GPA of 3.00 and above
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above
    • Resident of Canada

    This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

  • International UK Grant

    AUA is proud to offer the International UK Grant to students from the United Kingdom who join AUA via the International Track.

    Award Amount

    $55,000, awarded $5,500 per payment period (1-4) plus intersession and $6,875 per payment period (5-8)

    Eligibility Requirements 

    • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United Kingdom upon acceptance to AUA’s International Track
    • However, if a qualifying applicant has First Class Honours and Second Class Honours, First Division, he or she will receive an additional $10,000, for a grand total of $65,000
 

Service Awards

These awards are granted to entering students based on their contributions to the field of healthcare or to the public good.

  • 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 Grants.

    AUA encourages applicants to apply early for priority consideration.

    Award Amount

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

    Eligibility Requirements

    • 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

    This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

  • Jonathan Rohr Grant

    Jonathan was in 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 Grant is awarded to a qualified student that embodies the spirit of Jonathan Rohr.

    Award Amount

    $5,125, one-time award for payment period; 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 August start and before January 1st for consideration for the February start

    Awarded to one applicant per payment period.

  • Career Advancement Grant

    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 grant is awarded to individuals who have and continue to work in health professions.

    Award Amount

    $2,500, one-time award for first payment period

    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
  • Global Education Service Grant

    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
  • 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

    $500, a one-time grant awarded during clinicals

    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

     

     

 

Cultural Awards

As part of our mission, American University of Antigua College of Medicine is encourages a awith an emphasis on increasing minority representation and racial diversity in MD programs and the global physician workforce. Via

  • Canadian Citizen’s Grant

    AUA is proud to offer a pathway for Canadian students to become licensed, practicing physicians. The Canadian Citizen Grant is offered to a limited number of incoming students to help offset the cost of their medical education.

    Award Amount

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

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Resident of Canada

    There are no GPA requirements for this award.

  • AAPI Grant for Students of Indian Descent

    AUA is the only medical school recognized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). We’re proud to recognize our long-standing relationship with this prestigious physicians group with the AAPI Grant, a financial award offered to a limited number of qualified applicants to AUA who represent the bonds our organizations share as educators and physicians.

    AUA encourages applicants to apply early for priority consideration.

    Award Amount

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

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Applicants must be related to a physician who holds AAPI membership
    • 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

    This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

  • The Antiguan Tuition Grant

    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

    This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

    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 Health Track during Preclinical Sciences and intersession or the FIU Certificate Program during Clinical Sciences, the difference in tuition will be the responsibility of the student.

  • 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

    This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

    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 Health Track during Preclinical Sciences and intersession or the FIU Certificate Program during Clinical Sciences, the difference in tuition will be the responsibility of the student.

  • Grant for South Asian Citizens and Residents

    Award Amount

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

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Applicants must be citizens & residents of any of the South Asian Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka)
    • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
      • Proof of residency (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 grant
    • Applicants who have taken college-level coursework in the United States or Canada are ineligible for this grant

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

  • New York Minority Physician Grant

    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 payment period (1-4) plus intersession then $6,250 per payment period (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
  • Sibling or Spouse Grant

    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 grant to siblings or a spouse who are enrolled concurrently in a full-time program at AUACOM or AICASA. In order to qualify for the grant, all siblings or spouses must be enrolled full-time for each period 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
  • 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 payment period (1-4) plus intersession

    Eligibility Requirements
    • A copy of passport, birth certificate, and proof of address
    • Must be a resident of the CARICOM country and cannot be a US citizen or resident.
 

Before You Apply for a Scholarship

  • Prior to scholarship/grant consideration, all candidates need acceptance to AUA and, where appropriate, a completed scholarship/grant application and supporting documentation
  • Scholarships/grants 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 entering basic sciences are eligible for scholarships/grants
  • For continuing eligibility requirements, please consult AUA’s Academic Catalog.

If you have additional questions, please email Scholarship/Grant Coordinator Karen Ash.


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