The foundation of our programs is the general need-based
scholarship program. These awards are offered primarily to first- and second-year
medical students, although a few selected programs are open to third-year students.
A rigorous application process ensures that assistance is provided to students
with the greatest documented need. Scholarships are granted on the basis of financial
need as determined by the student's total resources (including parental and spousal
support), cost of education, and receipt of other scholarships and grants. Awards
have range from $500 to $10,000.
California Community Service Scholarship Program
(Two types of scholarships
The goal of the program is to expose students to the issues affecting
the health status of medically underserved communities in California through participation
in research or community-based clinical training. It also fosters their commitment
to practicing in California. The scholarships, intended to significantly reduce
educational debt, are made possible through grants from the San Francisco Foundation
and the California Endowment.