Institutional Scholarships

UICOM’s Committee on Student Scholarships and Awards (CCSAS) offers a limited number of institutional scholarships at the time of admission. All scholarships are funded by the generosity of alumni and other donors who strongly support medical education. No separate application is required and all admitted students are considered for these awards. Institutional Scholarships are limited to tuition and mandatory fee expenses.

Scholarship recipients must also meet the following criteria:
*   Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have DACA status
*   Must enroll for at least 6 credit hours each semester
*   Must meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)* each semester

Please note that any change from your initial In-state or Out-of-state residency status could affect your eligibility for the award.

The Research Scholarship is offered to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research as evidenced by participating in research that has led to dissemination (presentation, poster, abstract, manuscript) of new knowledge. Preference is given to the student with longitudinal engagement and a high level of involvement (primary presenter, first author, etc.).

The Social Engagement Scholarship is offered to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in community and social engagement as evidenced by a high level of commitment to volunteer work or other community engagement. Preference is given to involvement in areas of interest to the UICOM (promotion of health equity, promotion of pipeline programs to careers in medicine, advancing social justice endeavors, addressing diversity and inclusion).

The College of Medicine Scholarship is offered to candidates who optimally embody the characteristics of a UICOM student. The ideal candidates will have demonstrated tenacity, perseverance, mettle, and resolution.

The UI COM-unity Scholarship is awarded to candidates who embody the spirit of the University of Illinois College of Medicine community (“UI COM-unity”) with special attention to our mission, values, and devotion to the elimination of health disparities.

The Academic Scholarship is offered to candidates who demonstrate excellence in scholastic achievement as demonstrated by high academic performance in undergraduate/graduate work and meaningful contributions to the advancement of science and medicine.

The Dean’s Scholarship is offered to exceptional candidates who have demonstrated academic excellence and

  • has contributed significantly to scientific advancement,
  • has contributed significantly to community and social engagement, and
  • embodies the ideal characteristics of a UICOM student The ideal candidates will have demonstrated tenacity, perseverance, mettle, and resolution.