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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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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United Kingdom Scholarship

AUA is proud to offer a pathway for students from UK to become licensed, practicing physicians. The UK Scholarship, offered to a limited number of new, incoming students, recognizes the academic achievements of exceptional UK students..

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

  • Undergraduate: First Class Honours and Second Class Honours, First Division
  • Citizen of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

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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 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.

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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 Scholarship 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.

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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

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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 Preclinical 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

$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

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CULTURAL AWARDS

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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.

There are no GPA requirements for this award. AUA encourages applicants to apply early for priority consideration.

Award Amount

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of Canada

This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

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United Kingdom Grant

AUA is proud to offer a pathway for students from United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) to become licensed, practicing physicians. The United Kingdom Grant is offered to a limited number of incoming students to help offset the cost of their medical education.

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

  • Citizen of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

This award is limited – apply early for consideration.

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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). We’re proud to recognize our long-standing relationship with this prestigious physicians group with the AAPI Scholarship, 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.

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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
  • Contact the Prime Minister’s office and or the Ministry of Education’s office to apply for this scholarship

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 Medicine Program during Preclinical 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

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 Medicine Program during Preclinical 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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Grant for Indian 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 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 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.

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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

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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

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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 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.

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BEFORE YOU APPLY, PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING:

  • 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 preclinical sciences are eligible for scholarships
  • For continuing eligibility requirements, please consult AUA’s Academic Catalog

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