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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. These scholarships include:

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

GUARANTEED TO ALL APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE CRITERIA

Admissions Committee Scholarship for Academic Excellence

This is automatically awarded to eligible candidates.  Applicants need not fill out an application for this 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 Scholarship awarded $5,000 per semester of the 5 semesters of Basic Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

•Automatically awarded to accepted candidates who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and a pre-requisite GPA of at least 3.25. GPAs are determined by the Admissions Committee

•Students must maintain an overall High Pass each semester to continue eligibility

•Applicants are identified during the Admissions enrollment process and are notified of their award by the Scholarship Coordinator upon acceptance into the University

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

Physician Diversification Initiative

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 Scholarship awarded $5000 per semester for the entire College of Medicine program.

Eligibility Requirements

• All applicants must submit a completed application along with:

• An essay of no more than 500 words

• A list of certificates and awards

• Copy of their passport

A letter of recommendation separate from ones used during the enrollment process

• To apply, download the application here:DIG

• AUA applicants must possess both an undergraduate and prerequisite GPA of 3.25 or higher

• Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

• Prove qualification as one of the underrepresented categories as listed on the application

• AAMC defines underrepresented in medicine as those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population as per https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/urm/

Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility.

Dean’s Achievement Award

 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.

Earning a competitive MCAT score is an incredible achievement and eligible students who have earned these scores should be rewarded

Award Amount

$60,000 Scholarship awarded $6000 per semester for 10 semesters

Eligibility Requirements

• A 505 or higher on the MCAT

• Students must maintain an overall High Pass each semester to continue eligibility

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 Scholarship awarded $4,000 per semester of the 5 semesters of Basic Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

• Automatically awarded New York residents who have earned acceptance and who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and a pre-requisite GPA of at least 3.0. GPAs are determined by the Admissions Committee

• Students must maintain an overall High Pass each semester to continue eligibility

• Applicants are identified during the Admissions enrollment process and are notified of their award by the Scholarship Coordinator upon acceptance into the University.

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

Canadian Scholars Award

AUA is proud to offer a pathway for Canadian students to become licensed, practicing physicians. AUA is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. 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 recognizes the academic achievement of exceptional Canadian students.

Award Amount

$20,000 Scholarship awarded $4,000 per semester of the 5 semesters of Basic Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

• Automatically awarded Canadian residents who have earned acceptance and who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and a pre-requisite GPA of at least 3.0. GPAs are determined by the Admissions Committee

• Students must maintain an overall High Pass each semester to continue eligibility

• Applicants are identified during the Admissions enrollment process and are notified of their award by the Scholarship Coordinator upon acceptance into the University.

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

SERVICE AWARDS

A LIMITED NUMBER OF GRANTS ARE AWARDED TO EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES WHO MEET THE CRITERIA OF THE SERVICE AWARDS

U.S. Military Veterans Recognition 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 Scholarship awarded $2,500 per semester of 5 semesters of Basic Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

• U.S. military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed forced on active duty, either currently or with an honorable discharge

• All applicants must provide a completed application along with a DD214 form demonstrating eligibility

• Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility

• To apply, download the application here: USM

• This award is limited – apply early for consideration

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. Starting in February 2017, this scholarship is awarded to individuals who have worked in health professions.

Award Amount

• $2,500 Scholarship awarded one time, entering first-semester students only.

Eligibility Requirements

• Must have worked full-time 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

• All applicants must provide a completed Application along with proof of current certification

• Letter of recommendation from a supervisor

• To apply, download the application here: CAA

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 award towards tuition for first-semester – includes entry to the Tinman Rohr Triathlon.  Awarded to one applicant each semester. The scholarship does not include room, board, transportation, or educational supplies.

Eligibility Requirements

• 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

• Complete the award application

• This scholarship is open to incoming first-semester students only

• Apply before July 1st for consideration for the Fall semester start and January 1st for consideration for the Spring semester start

Global Education Service Award

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

Award Amount

Up to $1500 awarded toward the cost of global enhancement project

Eligibility Requirements

• 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

• Awarded by the Dean of AUA COM

• Must be in good academic standing with High Pass in all coursework

• This scholarship is open to students successfully completing their first, second, or third semester

• Students may be selected only once for this award

AUA Research Grant (for current AUA students)

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 One Time

Eligibility Requirements

• Enrolled and in good standing with AUA

• Awarded by the Dean of Clinical Sciences

• Presently in a clinical semester (Semesters Six through Ten)

• The research paper should have identified (in the acknowledgments) AUA as the student’s affiliation

• AUA Research Grants must be recommended by the Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences, AUA, and the chair of AUA’s research Committee

To apply, download the application here: RGF

CULTURAL AWARDS

A LIMITED NUMBER OF GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE TO EXCEPTIONAL CANDIDATES WHO MEET THE CRITERIA OF THESE CULTURAL AWARDS

New York Minority Physician Award

Award Amount

$50,000 awarded $5,000 per semester for the entire College of Medicine program.

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 a grant of $50,000.

Eligibility Requirements

All Applicants Must:

• Be a resident of New York State

• Submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus

• Applicants are identified during the Admissions enrollment process and are notified of their award by the Scholarship Coordinator upon acceptance into the University.

Scholarship for Indian Citizens and Residents

Award Amount

$60,000 scholarship broken down by:

• $35,000 scholarship awarded $7,000 per semester of the 5 basic science semesters of AUA College of Medicine MD program.

• $25,000 scholarship awarded $5,000 per semester of the 5 clinical science semesters of AUA College of Medicine MD program.

The scholarship does not include room, board, transportation, or education supplies

Eligibility Requirements:

• All applicants must submit an application along with proof of residency in India (no older than two months from application date), copy of passport, and a one page personal statement indicating why you should be considered for the scholarship.

• Applicants who have taken college-level coursework in the US or Canada are ineligible for this scholarship.

• Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility.

• To apply, download the application here: CRI

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 Scholarship awarded $5000 per semester of 5 semesters of Basic Sciences. The scholarship does not include room, board, transportation, or educational supplies.

Eligibility Requirements

• Copy of passport

• Essay outlining their academic success and challenges, community service, and/or professional achievements and recognition

• Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and a prerequisite GPA of 3.25 or higher

• Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility

• Completed application form found here: AAPI

The Antiguan Tuition Grant

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

Award Amount

Full tuition for the entire medical education program leading to an MD degree. The grant does not cover room, board, transportation, or educational supplies*

Eligibility Requirements

• Selected by the Admissions Committee

• Must show proof of Antiguan citizenship

• Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility

AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States, as 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.

*Grant for Clinical sciences covers base AUA clinical rotations costs. For other programs such as the FIU certificate program, the grant will cover up to the base AUA clinical semester cost. The difference in cost will be the responsibility of the student.

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 Scholarship awarded $5,500 per semester of 5 semesters of Basic Sciences. The scholarship does not include room, board, transportation, or educational supplies.

Eligibility Requirements

• Copy of passport, birth certificate, and proof of address

• Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility

• Completed application found here: CARICOM

The Montserrat Tuition Grant

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

Award Amount

Full tuition for the entire medical education program leading to an MD degree. The grant does not cover room, board, transportation, or educational supplies*

Eligibility Requirements

• Selected by the Admissions Committee

• Must show proof of Monserrat citizenship

• Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester to continue eligibility

AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States, as 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.

*Grant for Clinical sciences covers base AUA clinical rotations costs. For other programs such as the FIU certificate program, the grant will cover up to the base AUA clinical semester cost. The difference in cost will be the responsibility of the student.

Sibling or Spouse Allowance

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA COM) 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 AUA COM 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

Up to $45,687 awarded 20% tuition discount on the lowest tuition of one sibling or spouse.

Eligibility Requirements

• For spouses: must show documentation of marriage or legal civil union or registered domestic partnership (RDP) at the time of the qualifying partner’s acceptance.  Couples who are legally joined after matriculation are not eligible

• For siblings: a copy of your birth certificate or other legal document showing you have the same parent

• Spouses or siblings must be enrolled concurrently if one leaves through withdrawal or graduation the discount is no longer applied

• Spouses or siblings may be enrolled in either AUA COM or AICASA to qualify discount is applied to the lowest tuition

Before You Apply for One of These Scholarships, Please Review the Following:

• Prior to scholarship consideration, all candidates need an acceptance to AUA, a completed scholarship application, and supporting documents where appropriate

• Scholarships may not exceed tuition and do not include room, board, transportation, and educational supplies unless noted below

• Unless otherwise noted, all scholarships require recipients to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) along with promotion to the next semester

Scholarships may not be combined

Submit scholarship applications to:

Admissions Department ATTN: Shyam Dharia
Scholarship Coordinator
Manipal Education Americas, LLC, Representative for: American University of Antigua
One Battery Park Plaza, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10004
sdharia@auamed.org
Phone: 212-661-8899 x195
Fax: 973-498-7707