Medical School Scholarships

At Ross University School of Medicine, we believe accessible medical care starts with accessible medical education. Our mission is to educate and provide opportunities to a talented and diverse population of students determined to make an undeniable impact on the communities they serve.

RUSM offers a variety of scholarships* and resources to help aspiring doctors offset the cost of their medical education. Our medical school scholarships fall into two groups: awarded by selection & awarded by application

*Available to those who apply and qualify

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$100 million

Scholarships and grants valued at over $100 million (USD)  have been awarded to students since 2020.

How to Get a Scholarship to Medical School by Selection

All applicants who meet the criteria for admission to Ross Med will be considered for all available medical school scholarships available by selection.

No additional forms or scholarship applications are required, and applicants will be considered based on documentation provided as part of their medical school application.

Scholarship How-To

Request Information

Submit a request for information and admissions will begin to explore your options with you.

Start Application

Prospective students must start and submit an admission application in order to be considered for any scholarships.

Receive Admissions Decision

Accepted students are considered for all scholarships available by selection. If eligible, the admissions committee will inform students of scholarship award upon acceptance. Additional scholarships are also available by application.

Scholarships by Selection


All eligible Ross Med applicants will be reviewed for scholarships available by selection. You don’t need to fill out extra forms or apply separately for these scholarships. Eligibility will be assessed based on documents submitted along with your medical school application.

Ross Scholar Award

Total award amount of $30,000, $40,000, $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 or $80,000 equally distributed over eight semesters, beginning with RUSM MD Program’s 3rd academic semester. (All amounts in U.S. dollars.)

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Eligibility*
  • New incoming first semester students who meet the minimum requirements outlined below are eligible for review:
    • Minimum MCAT score of 486
    • Minimum undergrad GPA of 2.80
      • Actual award amount determined by GPA combined with MCAT score.
    • Students do not need to apply for this scholarship; this scholarship can be awarded with most other scholarships/grants. The Ross Scholar Award is not awarded to students who receive the Canadian Scholars Award, Canadian Housing Grant, or International Scholar Award.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures a review for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. Medical Education Readiness Program students advancing to RUSM are ineligible for the Ross Scholar Award.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

Medical Education Scholar Award

The Medical Education Scholar Award is awarded to students who have excelled academically during the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP). Total award amount of $17,000, $25,000, or $35,000 equally distributed over eight semesters, beginning with RUSM MD Program’s 3rd academic semester. (All amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Eligibility*
  • New incoming first semester students who meet the minimum requirement outlined below are eligible for review:
    • Successfully complete the MERP Program with an overall grade ≥ 75%
      • Actual award amount determined by MERP overall grade as follows: 75-79% $17k; 80-84% $25k; 85%+ $35k
  • HBCU/HSI applicants who successfully complete MERP may be offered all HBCU/HSI School Partnership benefits.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures a review for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

 

HBCU/HSI School Partnership Benefit

Part of RUSM’s HBCU/HSI School Partnership Benefit, this award provides an agreement (see HBCU/HSI Partnership Agreement Schools) and pays for MERP tuition and RUSM first semester tuition for recipients who successfully complete MERP and enroll at RUSM, or pays for RUSM first semester tuition for students who matriculate directly into RUSM.

Eligibility*
  • New incoming first semester students who meet the minimum requirement outlined are eligible for review:
    • The HBCU/HSI scholarship is open to eligible HBCU/HSI applicants who hold a bachelor’s, masters, or doctorate degree from one of RUSM’s partnership agreement schools (listed below,) including currently enrolled students and alumni, for future semester starts.
    • Additional award benefits include:
      • Up to two semesters in Tier 1 - 4 University Housing (good standing required upon completion of first semester)
      • Seat deposit waiver, except where prohibited by law
      • *Round Trip airfare to attend the first semester paid for and provided by RUSM.
        • *Students who are residents of the states of New York or Alabama must submit a Letter of Intent to be eligible for travel waiver. Students who are residents of the state of Florida are not eligible for travel waiver due to state regulations.
  • HBCU/HSI applicants who are offered direct admittance to RUSM may choose the Ross Scholar Award if applicable over the HBCU/HSI first semester award, but applicants may not be awarded both.
  • HBCU/HSI applicants who successfully complete MERP may be offered all HBCU/HSI School Partnership benefits including, if applicable, the Medical Education Scholar Award.
  • Students need not apply for this scholarship, and it can be awarded with other scholarships/grants.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures a review for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.
Partnership Agreement Schools
  • Albany State University
  • Alcorn State University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Charles R. Drew University
  • Dillard University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Hampton University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Oakwood University
  • St. Peter’s University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tuskegee University
  • Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
  • University of Puerto Rico 
    • Aguadilla, Arecibo, Bayamon, Carolina, Cayey, Humacao, Mayaguez, Med Science, Ponce, Rio Piedras, and Utuado

For more details on HBCU/HSI Partnership benefits for prospective students, visit our HBCU & HSI Partnerships page.

Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

Canadian Scholars Award

Total award amount $100,000 equally distributed over ten semesters, beginning with RUSM MD Program’s 1st academic semester. (All amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Eligibility
  • New incoming first semester students who meet the minimum requirement outlined below are eligible for review:
    • Proof of Canadian citizenship or Canadian permanent resident status. U.S. dual citizenship and U.S. permanent resident status are ineligible.
  • Students need not apply for this scholarship, and it may be awarded with most other scholarships/grants. It is not awarded to students who receive the International Scholar Award or Ross Scholar Award.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures a review for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. Medical Education Readiness Program students advancing to RUSM for the first semester are ineligible.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

Canadian Housing Grant

This grant pays for a maximum of five medical science semesters in RUSM Housing at Coverley (Tier 1 - 4).

Eligibility*
  • New incoming first semester students who have proof of Canadian citizenship or Canadian permanent resident status are eligible for the Canadian Housing Grant. U.S. dual citizenship and U.S. permanent resident status are ineligible.
  • The Canadian Housing Grant is only applicable toward housing and is non-transferable toward tuition and/or fees.
  • The grant covers the cost of RUSM Housing (in the Villages of Coverley) for any assigned tier, unless noted within specific criteria, for a maximum of five medical science semesters. The award does not apply to clinical science semesters.
  • Repeated semesters will be covered and counted toward the awarded semesters not to exceed the maximum allotment of five semesters.
  • If a student moves out of Coverley, the student will no longer qualify for the RUSM Housing Grant and forfeit any remaining award balance.
  • Students need not apply for this scholarship, and it can be awarded with most other scholarships/grants. It is not awarded to students who receive the International Scholar Award or Ross Scholar Award.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures a review for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. Medical Education Readiness Program students advancing to RUSM for the first semester are ineligible.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

Community Health Leadership Award

Total award: $7,500 - $15,000 (All amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Eligibility
  • New incoming first semester students who meet the minimum requirements outlined below are eligible for review:
    • Overall undergrad GPA ≥ 3.0 on a 4.0 scale—OR—minimum “old” MCAT score ≥ 20 / “new” MCAT score ≥ 490
    • Evidence of prior volunteer or research work
    • Actual award amount is determined by overall undergraduate GPA or MCAT scores and volunteer/research work.
  • Students need not apply for this scholarship, and it can be awarded with other scholarships/grants.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures a review for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. Medical Education Readiness Program students advancing to RUSM for the first semester are ineligible for this award.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

Dean’s Scholar Award

Total award: $3,000 – $5,000 (All amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Eligibility*
  • New incoming first semester students who meet the minimum requirements outlined below are eligible for review:
    • Overall undergrad GPA ≥ 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
    • Prerequisite GPA ≥ 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Overall MCAT score ≥ 492
    • Actual award amount is determined by overall undergraduate GPA, prerequisite GPA, and overall MCAT score.
  • Students need not apply for this scholarship, and it can be awarded with other scholarships/grants.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures a review for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. Medical Education Readiness Program students advancing to RUSM for the first semester are ineligible.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

International Scholar Award

The International Scholar Award is offered to students who are citizens or permanent residents of a country other than the United States or Canada. This award provides tuition assistance to students enrolling in Ross University School of Medicine’s MD program.

Total award amount is $100,000 equally distributed over ten semesters, beginning with RUSM MD Program’s 1st academic semester. (All amounts in U.S. dollars.)

 

Eligibility
  • New incoming first semester students who meet the minimum requirements outlined below are eligible for review:
    • Proof of citizenship or permanent resident status in a country other than the United States or Canada. U.S. citizens, U.S. dual citizenship holders, U.S. permanent residents, and Canadian citizens, Canadian dual citizenship holders, and Canadian permanent residents are ineligible for this award.
  • Students do not need to apply for this scholarship and this scholarship can be awarded with most other scholarships/grants. It is not awarded to students who receive the Canadian Scholars Award, Canadian Housing Grant, or Ross Scholar Award.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures you will be reviewed for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. Medical Education Readiness Program students advancing to RUSM for the first semester are ineligible.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

Opportunity Plus Scholarship

Total award amount $40,000, equally distributed over ten Semesters, beginning with RUSM MD Program’s 1st academic semester. (all amounts in US $)

Eligibility*
  • New incoming first semester students who meet the minimum requirement outlined below are eligible for review:
    • Overall undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0 on a 4.0 scale—OR—minimum “old” MCAT score ≥ 20 / “new” MCAT score ≥ 490
    • Actual award amount determined by overall undergraduate GPA or MCAT scores
  • Students need not apply for this scholarship, and it can be awarded with other scholarships/grants.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures you will be reviewed for the scholarship but does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. Medical Education Readiness Program students advancing to RUSM for the first semester are ineligible for this scholarship.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing, as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. See "General Scholarship and Award Policies" for additional information at the bottom of this page.

Scribe America Partnership Grant

The Scribe America Partnership Grant is awarded to students referred by Scribe America who have participated in the Scribe America program and are accepted for admission into Ross Med’s MD program directly or receive a conditional acceptance into the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) and successfully complete the program. Ross Med will waive application fees for referred applicants who meet Ross Med’s minimum qualifications*. Eligible students will receive a one-time $9500 USD grant towards their first semester tuition at Ross Med or the MERP Educational Scholar Award, whichever amount is greater.

Eligibility
  • Awarded by application to incoming, first semester students
  • Ross Med will waive application fees for referred applicants who meet Ross Med’s minimum qualifications*.
  • Interviews will be granted to all eligible applicants. An interview does not guarantee acceptance into Ross Med.
  • Applicants must reference their association with Scribe America at time of application to Ross Med
  • Eligible individuals may be reviewed for MERP. Those individuals will be required to successfully pass MERP prior to enrolling in their first semester.
Scholarship Terms

This grant cannot be combined or stacked with any other scholarships or grants. Retention of all scholarships and grants requires full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing (as defined in Ross Med's Student Handbook-Academic | Academic Standing & Progress) on a semester basis.

Scribe-X Partnership Grant

The Scribe-X Partnership Grant is awarded to students who have participated in the Scribe-X program and are accepted for admission into Ross Med’s MD program directly or receive a conditional acceptance into the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) and successfully complete the program. Eligible students will receive a one-time $9500 USD grant towards their first semester tuition at Ross Med.

Eligibility
  • Awarded by application to incoming, first semester students
  • Applicants must reference their association to Scribe-X at time of application to Ross Med
  • Eligible individuals may be reviewed for MERP. Those individuals will be required to successfully pass MERP prior to enrolling in their first semester.
Scholarship Terms
  • This grant cannot be combined or stacked with any other scholarships or grants. Retention of all scholarships and grants requires full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing (as defined in Ross Med's Student Handbook-Academic | Academic Standing & Progress) on a semester basis.

Washington State University Partnership Benefit

The Washington State University (WSU) Partnership Benefits are available to students referred by WSU who have participated in the WSU program and are accepted for admission into Ross Med’s MD program directly or receive a conditional acceptance into the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) and successfully complete the program. Ross Med will waive application fees for referred applicants who meet the defined eligibility requirements*.

Eligibility
  • Non-U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents who are not citizens of the state of Washington.
    • Graduated from WSU within the past five (5) years and meet the following:
    • Overall GPA of 2.8 or higher;
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher in prerequisite courses designated by Ross Med;
    • No grade below C (or equivalent) in any prerequisite course designated by Ross Med;
    • Prerequisite coursework completed within ten (10) years of date of application to Ross Med;
    • Cumulative score of 490 or higher on the MCAT®, with minimum section scores of :
      • 123 or greater for Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems;
      • 122 or greater for Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; 
      • 120 or greater for Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills; and 
      • 120 or greater for Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior.
    • Two letters of recommendation;
    • And, any other minimum admissions requirement set forth by Ross Med.
  • Applicants must reference their association with WSU at the time of application to Ross Med.
     
Benefits
  • Ross Med will waive application fees for referred applicants who meet the defined eligibility requirements*.
  • Interviews will be granted to all eligible applicants. An interview does not guarantee acceptance into Ross Med.
  • Flight to 1st Semester: All accepted students will receive a scholarship covering their flight to attend the first semester.*
  • 1st Semester Housing Scholarship: Scholarship will cover 1st-semester housing and may be eligible for the scholarship to be extended to 2nd semester.*
  • Familiarization trips to the island as deemed necessary.*
  • Eligible individuals may be reviewed for MERP. Those individuals will be required to successfully pass MERP prior to enrolling in their first semester.
  • MCAT Application Deferment: Eligible Prospective Students and Eligible Individuals eligible to apply without an MCAT and will be reviewed for the MERP program. Eligible Prospective Students and Eligible Individuals will be required to successfully pass MERP and have an MCAT score reported (within required deadlines) prior to enrolling to 1st semester. 
  • Eligible students who apply and are accepted will be evaluated for academic scholarships at the time of admission. Information on the availability and criteria for other scholarships will be provided within two (2) weeks of acceptance.

*Residents of Alabama, Florida, and New York are not eligible.

Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing (as defined in Ross Med's Student Handbook-Academic | Academic Standing & Progress) on a semester basis.

September 2024 Pull Forward Offer

Ross Med is offering a $10,000 USD grant to students accepted into the January 2025 semester of the MD program who may be interested in moving their start to the September 2024 semester.

Space is limited. This offer is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who meet the eligibility requirements and move their start to the September 2024 semester.

Eligibility and Award Criteria

The September 2024 Pull Forward Grant is offered to MD students accepted for the January 2025 semester. Accepted students who are interested in the offer should email medadmissions@rossu.edu for consideration by July 24, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this offer, students must have received acceptance into the January 2025 program and paid their seat deposit. Students must meet eligibility requirements and request to take advantage of the offer by July 24, 2024.  Additionally, students must be in the position to arrive in Barbados no later than Sunday, September 1 to attend New Student Orientation on Monday, September 2.

This offer is only eligible for new students accepted into the January 2025 semester of the MD program. In order to maintain eligibility for this grant, students need to remain in good academic standing for the first three semesters of the MD program.

Award Amount

This $10,000 USD grant is applied toward the student’s tuition. It will be split evenly between the student’s first five semesters of the MD program.   This offer is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who meet the eligibility requirements and move their start to the September 2024 semester.

How to Get a Scholarship to Medical School Awarded by Application

To be considered for the following medical school scholarships, you will need to complete a brief scholarship application.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship (First Semester Tuition, current amount)

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is offered to students who have a work/volunteer history with an RUSM graduate. This scholarship provides tuition assistance to students enrolling in Ross University School of Medicine’s MD program.

Deadline to Apply (only the next 3 semesters are open, please come back if yours is not listed yet)

  • September 2024 – 08/09/2024
  • January 2025 – 12/13/2024
  • May 2025 – April 12, 2025
Eligibility*
  • Awarded by application to incoming, first semester students only:
    • Letter of recommendation from an RUSM graduate
    • An RUSM offer of admission
    • The following criteria are also considered:
      • MCAT score; GPA; clinical experience, including shadowing/preceptorships, special honors or recognition
  • Applicants must submit application and materials via the RUSM website by published deadline for the eligible semester.
  • Applicants who are not offered the Alumni Legacy Scholarship will automatically be offered a $500 Alumni Book Scholarship if they completed all initial eligibility requirements (applicable to any charge for the semester).
  • Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP Advancer) students advancing to RUSM for the first semester are eligible.
  • Meeting the criteria above ensures you will be reviewed for the scholarship but does not guarantee the scholarship will be awarded.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing (as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress) on a semester basis. Please direct questions to scholarships@rossu.edu.

Please direct all questions about how to earn a scholarship to medical school scholarships@rossu.edu.

Barbados Scholarship

Ross University School of Medicine is proud to announce the opening of their 2021 Barbados Scholarship application, a need-based scholarship covering the full cost of medical school tuition for the standard accelerated curriculum (ten semesters) at RUSM which currently totals $256,736. Two scholarships are awarded per semester, for a total of six scholarships per year.

Eligibility and How To Apply
  • Individuals must be citizens of Barbados and have maintained residency in Barbados for the last seven years. Resident citizens of Barbados who study overseas on special visas will be considered to have maintained residency in Barbados.
  • Must be accepted to study at Ross University School of Medicine.
  • Accepted students must complete and submit the scholarship application form no later than six weeks prior to the first day of class.
  • The RUSM Admissions Office will evaluate student applications and the Ministry of Education will certify student eligibility.
Scholarship Terms

Retention of all scholarships and grants requires full-time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing (as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress) on a semester basis. Please direct questions to scholarships@rossu.edu

Vida Partnership Grant

The Vida Partnership Grant is awarded to admitted Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) students who have participated in Vida’s Volunteer Abroad program. Eligible students will receive a one-time $9500 USD grant towards their first semester tuition at Ross Med after successful completion of the 15-week MERP program.

Eligibility
  • Awarded by application to incoming, first semester students only who have been offered and successfully completed the MERP program
  • Applicants must reference their association with Vida at time of application   to Ross Med
  • Written endorsement from a Vida representative (Please note: this does not fulfill Ross Med’s Letter of Recommendation application requirement)
  • An overall GPA (or equivalency) of 2.6 or higher
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all courses designated as prerequisites for admission by Ross Med
  • No grade below C (or equivalent) in any prerequisite course designated by Ross Med
  • A cumulative score of 490 or higher on the MCAT and minimum section scores of:
    • 123 or greater for Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
    • 122 or greater for Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
    • 120 or greater for Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 
    • 120 or greater for Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior 
       
Scholarship Terms

This grant cannot be combined or stacked with any other scholarships or grants. Retention of all scholarships and grants requires full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing (as defined in RUSM's Student Handbook-Academic | Academic Standing & Progress) on a semester basis.

Proscribe Partnership Grant

The ProScribe Partnership Grant is awarded to admitted Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) students who have worked as a medical scribe through ProScribe for a minimum of 6 months. Eligible students will receive a one-time $9500 USD grant towards their first semester tuition at Ross Med after successful completion of the 15-week MERP program.

Eligibility
  • Awarded by application to incoming, first semester students only who have been offered and successfully completed the MERP program
  • Applicants must reference their association with ProScribe at time of application to Ross Med
  • Written endorsement from a ProScribe representative (Please note: this does not fulfill Ross Med’s Letter of Recommendation application requirement)
  • An overall GPA (or equivalency) of 2.6 or higher
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all courses designated as prerequisites for admission by Ross Med
  • No grade below C (or equivalent) in any prerequisite course designated by Ross Med
  • A cumulative score of 490 or higher on the MCAT and minimum section scores of:
    • 123 or greater for Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
    • 122 or greater for Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
    • 120 or greater for Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
    • 120 or greater for Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Scholarship Terms

This grant cannot be combined or stacked with any other scholarships or grants. Retention of all scholarships and grants requires full time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing (as defined in RUSM's Student Handbook-Academic | Academic Standing & Progress) on a semester basis.

How to Earn a Scholarship to Medical School

The RUSM Scholarship Committee will review the qualifications of each applicant. Award recipients must meet the criteria for admission to RUSM, submit an application for admission, and meet the specific criteria set for each scholarship award. Students may also be required to meet additional requirements.

General Scholarship and Award Policies
  • Most scholarships are applied toward tuition only; recipients are responsible for all other educational expenses and fees unless otherwise stated. These scholarships have no financial value other than being applied toward RUSM’s tuition.
  • Awardees must sign and return the award confirmation and acceptance letter within two weeks of receiving an admittance offer or award(s) may be rescinded.
  • Retention of all scholarships and grants requires students to maintain full-time, continuous enrollment status and remain in good standing as defined in RUSM’s Student Handbook – Academic | Academic Standing & Progress. Disciplinary or academic dismissal from the university will result in forfeiture of the balance of any applicable scholarship awards and grants. Withdrawing from the university may result in forfeiture of the balance of any applicable scholarship awards and grants unless otherwise stated.
    • Multi -semester scholarships will not be disbursed for any semester the recipient repeats   during eligible semesters. A scholarship will be reinstated for the subsequent semester upon promotion for eligible students attending eligible semesters not to exceed the total award amount. 
    • Multi-semester scholarships during the clinical semesters will be awarded based on overall enrollment for the applicable semester. Any adjustment to the curriculum may require an award adjustment to meet/not exceed the total award amount. Clinical scholarship awards combined with any other Ross University School of Medicine scholarship(s) and or grant(s) may not exceed the cost of any semester’s tuition. Scholarships may need to be adjusted to ensure the amount awarded does not exceed the tuition charged.
  • Approved absence students (any semester): An application for approved absences form must be on file. Any remaining balance for the semester being repeated will be applied. Upon promotion to the next semester, a scholarship will be reinstated for any applicable amount and semesters remaining. 
  • Re-admitted students (any semester): Will not be eligible for RUSM scholarships or grants unless noted within specific criteria. For extenuating circumstances, appeals may be submitted to Scholarships@RossU.edu with supporting documentation to be considered on a case-by-case basis. Reinstated scholarships or grants shall not be applied retroactively to already completed or partially completed semesters. Reinstated scholarships or grants become effective at the start of the next semester following reinstatement.
  • Clinical transfer students and graduates: Will not be eligible for RUSM scholarships or grants unless noted within specific criteria. 
  • Medical Education Readiness Program students advancing to RUSM (MERP Advancers) for the first semester: Are eligible for scholarships “awarded by application”, the MERP Scholar Award, and, if applicable, the HBCU/HSI school partnership benefit, but will not be reviewed for other scholarships  unless noted within specific criteria.
  • Errors in scholarship eligibility or awards brought to RUSM’s attention by employees or students of RUSM or by other persons will be reviewed. This may include an increase or reduction of scholarship dollars and/or a change in scholarship eligibility. 
  • Scholarship applications, where required, must be received prior to the deadline to apply date for the applicable semester.   
  • Award recipients who do not start in the intended semester specified (i.e., deferral request) or do not confirm acceptance of their scholarship award may have their award(s) rescinded.

Please direct any questions to scholarships@RossU.edu

Scholarship FAQs

Can you get scholarships for medical school?

RUSM offers a variety of medical school scholarships and grants to help aspiring doctors offset the cost of medical education. Most cover tuition or parts of tuition, but others may cover housing or other applicable costs.

How can I get scholarships to medical school?

To be considered for the following medical school scholarships, you will need to complete a brief scholarship application.

Do medical schools give merit scholarships?

RUSM offers several scholarships based on merit for outstanding prospective students who have a high level of academic achievement.

Where can I get a scholarship to medical school?

To learn more about our medical school scholarships contact scholarships@rossu.edu

Are med school scholarships difficult to earn?

Scholarships are either automatically awarded or may be earned according to academic performance, background, need, or other qualifications.

Can I be awarded multiple medical scholarships?

Several RUSM scholarships may be awarded in conjunction with other scholarships. See each scholarship’s rules and eligibility for more information.

Can international students receive scholarships?

All RUSM students, international or otherwise, may be considered for certain scholarships. Some awards are specifically intended for students from Barbados, Canada, and the United States.

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