Scholarships and Fellowships

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Purpose: To support a matriculating medical student who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and possesses strong qualities of motivation and integrity.

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  •   Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine 
  •   Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  •   Show academic honors, scholarships and special recognitions for academic excellence and a list of additional academic experiences outside the classroom (e.g., research and/or publications)
  •   Possess strong personal qualities of motivation and integrity as well as academic excellence

Students are automatically considered for this scholarship based on data provided on their admissions application and transcripts. No action is required. 

Amount:  two-year scholarship, up to $25,000 per year

 

Dr. Bruce M. Koeppen - Founding Dean Scholarship

Purpose: To support a medical student who has achieved excellence despite educational or economic hardships.

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  •   Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
  •   Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  •   Have demonstrated excellence despite educational or economic hardships
  •   Write an essay (500-word limit) detailing how you have achieved excellence despite educational or economic hardships. Submit your essay below.

Amount:  two-year scholarship, up to $25,000 per year

Application deadline: March 1 or within two weeks after receipt of your acceptance to the medical school if admitted after March 1.  All award decisions will be made no later than April 15.

Commitment to Community Service (CCS) Scholarship

Purpose: To support a medical student who has demonstrated academic excellence and a passion for serving others, nontraditional communities or communities in need of additional assistance.  

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  •  Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine 
  •  Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  •  Have demonstrated commitment to community service 
  •  Write an essay (500-word limit) describing how you have served others, nontraditional communities or communities in need of additional assistance. Submit your essay below.

Amount: two-year scholarship, up to $25,000 per year

Application deadline:  March 1 or within two weeks after receipt of your acceptance to the medical school if admitted after March 1.   All award decisions will be made no later than April 15.

First-Generation College Graduate Scholarship

Purpose: To support a medical student who is a first-generation college graduate who has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to community service.

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  •   Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
  •   Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  •   Be a first-generation college graduate 
  •   Have demonstrated commitment to community service
  •   Write an essay (500-word limit) describing how being a first-generation college graduate has shaped your commitment toward academic excellence and commitment to community service. Submit essay below.

Amount: two-year scholarship, up to $25,000 per year

Application deadline: March 1 or within two weeks after receipt of your acceptance to the medical school if admitted after March 1. All award decisions will be made no later than April 15.

Health Care Shortage Scholarship

Purpose: To support and nurture the interest of a medical student who would like to pursue a career in areas that are medically underserved as defined by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HRSA).  Medically underserved areas/populations are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having: too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty and/or a high elderly population.

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must: 

  •   Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine 
  •   Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  •   Demonstrate a commitment to practice medicine in a designated health care shortage area as defined by HRSA.
  •   Write an essay (500-word limit) answering the following: Access to primary health care providers is very limited in certain areas. What is your long-term plan to contribute in helping to solve this crisis? Submit essay below.

Amount: two-year scholarship, up to $25,000 per year

Application deadline: March 1 or within two weeks after receipt of your acceptance to the medical school if admitted after March 1.  All award decisions will be made no later than April 15.

Leadership Scholarship

Purpose: To support individuals who will become leaders in health care and have demonstrated an exceptional level of leadership either at their undergraduate/graduate institutions or in their communities. The scholarships will be awarded to those who have demonstrated a commitment and talent for leadership as well as academic excellence.

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  •   Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine 
  •   Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  •   Have demonstrated excellence and dedication in leadership roles at an undergraduate or graduate institution and/or in their community
  •   Write an essay (500-word limit) detailing how your past leadership roles have shaped your future goals in medicine. Submit essay below.

Amount: two-year scholarship, up to $25,000 per year

Application deadline: March 1 or within two weeks after receipt of your acceptance to the medical school if admitted after March 1. All award decisions will be made no later than April 15.

Primary Care Scholarship

Purpose: To support the interest of a medical student who wishes to pursue a career in primary care (pediatrics, family medicine or general internal medicine) and has demonstrated academic excellence. This scholarship may be renewable up to two years.

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  •   Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine 
  •   Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  •   Have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to pursuing a career as a primary care physician
  •   Write an essay (500-word limit) detailing how your past experiences have cultivated your aspirations toward becoming a primary care physician.  Submit essay below.

Amount: two-year scholarship, up to $25,000 per year

Application deadline: March 1 or within two weeks after receipt of your acceptance to the medical school if admitted after March 1.  All award decisions will be made no later than April 15.

Quinnipiac Alumni Scholarship

Purpose: To support a medical student who received a bachelor's degree from Quinnipiac University and was involved in significant extracurricular, leadership or service during his or her undergraduate years.

Scholarship requirements: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be accepted and matriculate to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University
  • Have been involved in significant extracurricular activities, leadership or service during their undergraduate years
  • Submit an essay (500-word limit) describing your undergraduate involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership or service and detail how these experiences have prepared you to pursue a medical education and career as a physician. Submit essay below.

Amount: two-year scholarship, up to $25,000 per year

Application deadline: March 1 or within two weeks after receipt of your acceptance to the medical school if admitted after March 1.  All award decisions will be made no later than April 15.

Primary Care Fellowship Program

Purpose: The Primary Care Fellows Program provides a grant up to the annual cost of tuition and fees (for four years) to one incoming student who wishes to pursue a career in primary care (pediatrics, family medicine or general internal medicine). As a condition for receiving the Primary Care Fellowship, you must sign a Primary Care Fellowship Agreement in which you agree to practice primary care. 

For each year of service in primary care, Fellows would be forgiven a year’s worth of financial obligation to Quinnipiac University.  Fellows must begin their service obligation under this program no later than March 31 following completion of their residency program.  Fellows not completing medical school or residency, or who choose to enter a specialty field, would be obligated to reimburse the university for tuition and fees. 

IMPORTANT: If you do not complete your primary care obligation, all the fellowship funding you received will be converted to a loan with interest charged from the date the fellowship funding was disbursed to your billing account.

Who can apply for a Primary Care Fellowship?

To apply for a Primary Care Fellowship, you must:

What is Primary Care Fellowship Counseling?
Each year that you receive the Primary Care Fellowship, you need to meet with the financial aid director to review the terms and conditions of the fellowship.

What is a Primary Care Fellowship Agreement?
Each year that you receive a Primary Care Fellowship, you must sign an agreement to practice primary care. The agreement explains the terms and conditions for receiving the fellowship. By signing the agreement, you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that if you do not fulfill the service obligation described in the agreement, the Primary Care Fellowship funding you received will be converted to a loan that you must repay.

Can a Primary Care Fellowship obligation ever be suspended or canceled?
If you do not complete your primary care obligation, all the fellowship funding you received will be converted to a loan with interest that will be charged from the date the fellowship funding was disbursed to your billing account.  

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