First Generation MD Award

Awarded to students who are striving to be first-generation physicians within their immediate families (includes spouse/partner, sibling, child by blood, adoption or marriage, grandparent and grandchild).

AUC's Scholarship Committee reviews applications and awards scholarships on a weekly basis. If you have questions or further documentation to submit, please email

Award Amount

$10,000 toward tuition – renewable for four additional semesters at AUC ($50,000 maximum award)

Semester Application Deadline Final Award Date
May 2018 4/2/2018 4/20/2018

Eligibility requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum MCAT score of 23 (old version) or 496 (new version)
  • For continued eligibility: Satisfactory academic progress
  • Hold an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s level)
  • Complete the award application
  • Personal essay (minimum of 500 words): How will the experience of being a first generation physician within your immediate family impact the patients and communities you will ultimately serve? In addition, please share the educational and employment background of your immediate family.
  • Applicants must hold an offer of admission to AUC for this scholarship to be awarded.
  • Only incoming first-semester students may apply for this award.

Required documentation can be provided using the Upload Attachments button below, via email at, or mailed directly to AUC (with attention to the Scholarship Committee) at this address:

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
880 SW 145th Avenue, Suite 202
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

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