Raymond Nester Sweeney, MD ’68 Academic Scholarship

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Raymond Nester Sweeney, MD ’68 Academic Scholarship

Illinois Residents

Up to 5 of the top admitted Illinois Resident students are offered $25,000 per year for the first two years of medical studies at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Once the student takes the Step 1 Board Exam at the end of the second year of medical school, the scholarship will be renewed at $25,000 per year for two more years if the score is one standard deviation above the national average.

The IL Resident Raymond Nester Sweeney, MD ’68 Academic Scholarship supports up to a maximum of 4 years (8 semesters total) earned toward a M.D. degree at University of Illinois.

Non-Illinois Residents

Up to 5 of the top admitted Non-Illinois Resident students are offered an award that covers the non-resident portion of tuition for four years of medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In addition, once you take the Step 1 Board Exam upon successful completion of your second year, should you score at least one standard deviation above the national average you will receive an additional $10,000 per year (or $20,000 in total) for each of the remaining two years of medical school.

The Non-IL Resident Raymond Nester Sweeney, MD ’68 Academic Scholarship supports up to a maximum of 4 years (10 semesters total, including 2 summers) earned toward a M.D. degree at University of Illinois.

Eligibility for the Raymond Nester Sweeney Academic Scholarship

If a student is selected for the Raymond Nester Sweeney Academic Scholarship, the recipient must be enrolled as a University of Illinois – College of Medicine student and must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Only those selected at the time of admission are eligible; no other financial aid application is necessary. In order to qualify, scholarship recipients must also meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must enroll for at least 6 credit hours each semester
  • Must meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress* each semester

* Scroll down to the Satisfactory Academic Progress(SAP) section under The Aid Process