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School of Medicine Greenville


Financial Aid

Scholarships

Awards to Incoming Students

The USC School of Medicine Greenville offers a variety of scholarships to incoming M1 students through one standard scholarship application (be sure to check the Financial Aid Calendar for deadlines and more details). All applications for scholarship undergo a holistic review that focuses on four major areas: admission committee score, financial need, metrics, and distance travelled (the obstacles overcome and achievements made that bring a future student to this point in their career). It is possible for a student excelling in any of these areas to receive a scholarship of any level. Once reviewed, the Scholarship Committee will then rank all applicants; awards are made based on this ranking. Unless otherwise noted, students will receive these awards for four years so long as they progress with their class.

Pillar Scholarship

$30,000/year

Pedestal Scholarship

$15,000/year*
*most scholarships awarded to each class are at this level.

Step Scholarship

$10,000/year

Youkey Family Scholarship

$40,000/year
Every four years, one student will be selected for this award by the scholarship committee.

Pearce Family Endowed Scholarship

$40,000/year
Every four years, one student will be selected for this award by the scholarship committee.

Paladin Scholarship

$50,000/year
Awarded in conjunction with Furman University, this award is given once every four years.

Walters Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

$40,000/year
Every four years, one student will be selected for this award by the scholarship committee.

Non-Resident Tuition Reduction

$47,000/year (approximately)
This award is given to four students per year in conjunction with another scholarship during the first year of medical school(non-recurring award), and reduces a the non-resident tuition for those students to the reduced/scholarship rate that is published each year by the university. To see the difference impact for this year, please visit our tuition and budgets page.

Non-Resident Scholarship

$20,000
Each year, a number of non-resident students are awarded a one-time(non-recurring) scholarship of $20,000 to defray some of the cost difference between resident and non-resident tuition.

 

Awards to Continuing Students

At various milestones in their medical school career, students may be recognized for their academic and personal achievements.

Dempsey Award

$2,250-$4,500
Each year, one or two rising M2 students is/are selected by their peers to receive this one-time award. The student who receives this award seeks to promote and live by the guiding principles of the School of Medicine Greenville. This award is non-recurring for the student.

McManus Award

$10,000
Each year, one rising M4 student is selected to receive the McManus award by a rotating group of physicians and clerkship directors who teach in the M3 year. Students who are selected must meet the following requirements: Commitment and dedication to the practice of medicine; compassion for patients and their families; personal integrity and enthusiasm; and intellectual and professional excellence. This award is given in memory of a GHS physician, Dr. Christopher M. McManus, who exemplified each of these characteristics.

 

Outside Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by non-USCSOMG entities. We strive to keep this list as up to date as possible, but providers of these scholarships may change or cancel the programs at any time without notice to the SOMG.

SCMA Scholarships

Application deadline is typically March 1st, but should be confirmed by the student each year.

Eric T. Crickman, MD Scholarship

$2,000
Awarded to a medical student from Darlington County who is interested in occupational medicine or family medicine.

Florence County Medical Society Scholarship

$2,000
Awarded to a medical student from Florence County.

Alice Ruth Folk Scholarship

$1,200
Awarded to a medical student from Spartanburg County. This scholarship is funded by the Spartanburg County Medical Society Alliance.

Kristen Mahon Scholarship

$3,000
One $3,000 scholarship for a medical student who is a graduate of Lander University or Irmo High School, or is a native South Carolinian.

 

SCMA Alliance President’s Scholarship

$1,500
A scholarship will be awarded to one medical student from each of the medical schools. Four total scholarships.

Henry J. Stuckey Scholarship

$3,500
Awarded to a medical student from Bamberg County.

Spartanburg County Medical Society Scholarship

$2,500
Awarded to a medical student from Spartanburg County.

Walter J. Roberts, Jr., MD Scholarship

$500
Awarded to a medical student who is a resident of South Carolina with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Conway Hospital Medical Staff

$2,500
Awarded to a medical student from Conway or Horry County.

Greenville County Medical Society Alliance

$1,795
Awarded to a medical student from Greenville County attending a South Carolina medical school.

Healing Hands Scholarship

$2,000
Awarded to a medical student from Charleston County attending a South Carolina medical school.

 

American Medical Association Scholarships

Application deadlines vary. Follow this link for more detailed information.

Minority Scholars Award

$10,000
Awarded annually to first- or second-year minority students (African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino.) Students must be nominated by their medical schools. awarded annually to first- or second-year minority students (African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino.) Students must be nominated by their medical schools.

Physicians of Tomorrow

$10,000
Physicians of Tomorrow Awards are given annually to rising fourth year medical students (third year students who are approaching their final year of medical school). Students are nominated by their medical schools, and selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship

$5,000
The Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship is awarded annually to a medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska. Students apply directly to the AMA Foundation for this scholarship opportunity.

 

Other Scholarships

Lettie Pate Whitehead

Amount and deadlines vary
This scholarship is awarded through the USC main campus financial aid office on behalf of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. To be eligible, students must be female, southern, of the Christian faith, and entering the medical profession.

NHSC Scholarship Program

Full tuition
Applications are taken directly from the NHSC. Visit their website for more information.

Military Health Professions Scholarship Program

Full tuition, living stipend, and signing bonus. Applications are taken through the military. Please visit our Helpful Links page for links to each program.

Check back periodically as we will revise the listings of scholarships when new awards and information become available.