Grants and Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. They are a great way to pay for your education and may reduce the need for student loans. If you are a new student, you will be considered for scholarships at the time of admission. To apply for scholarships, you must indicate your interest during the application process, and complete the scholarship application after your acceptance to UHSA.

Minority Physician’s Award

To increase access to medical education for first-year minority medical students, UHSA is proud to offer Black, Hispanic, and Asian students the Minority Physician’s Award. The award is offered to first-year medical students based in the United States and its territories.

Award Amount

  • $2,500 per term (1-5) – medical school

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Proof of residency in the United States or U.S. Territories
  • A copy of your passport
  • One page essay stating why you should be considered for the grant
  • Must maintain good academic standing

Please note:

  • Scholarship candidates must be accepted as a student by UHSA before consideration
  • Scholarships may not be combined
  • Only new incoming students enrolling into their first term are eligible
  • Grant cannot be regained once lost

Healthcare Professionals Grant

Awarded to qualified applicants who have a professional background in a health care profession and are now ready to expand on their knowledge.

Award Amount

  • $2,000 one-time awarded in term 1

Eligibility

  • Proof of current certification or license
  • Proof of full-time employment for at least six months in a recognized health profession including but not limited to: Nursing, EMT/Paramedic, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Pharmacist
  • Letter of recommendation from a relevant supervisor

Please note:

  • Scholarship candidates must be accepted as a student by UHSA before consideration
  • Scholarships may not be combined
  • Only new incoming students enrolling into their first term are eligible
  • Grant cannot be regained once lost

Dr. Yele Akande Grant for International Medical Students

Awarded to eligible international medical students, the Dr. Yele Akande Grant offers eligible incoming, first semester students a pathway to becoming licensed, practicing physicians.

Award Amount

Grant covering the cost of the 4-year education. For students receiving this grant, the cost of tuition is reduced to:

  • $5,837 Per Term for the Basic Sciences (Six Terms)
  • $5,837 Per Term Clinical Sciences (Four Terms)

This grant excludes the following fees:

  • Normal academic fees
  • Malpractice Insurance for the clinical sciences
  • Room and board and any education supplies

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a citizen & resident of an African, EU, or South Asian Country
  • Proof of residency (for example National ID, Driver’s license, or Recent utility bill)
  • A copy of your passport
  • One page essay stating why you should be considered for the grant
  • Must maintain good academic standing
  • Applicants who have taken college-level coursework in the United States or Canada are ineligible

Please note:

  • Scholarship candidates must be accepted as a student by UHSA before consideration
  • Scholarships may not be combined
  • Only new incoming students enrolling into their first term are eligible
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress each term
  • Grant cannot be regained once lost