Scholarship & Aid Opportunities

College of Medicine Scholarships

Although federal aid is the primary source used by most medical students to pay for medical school, the MUSC College of Medicine offers a variety of scholarships to assist with the financial burden of medical school.  Some scholarships are merit-based, others are need-based, but the primary goal of our scholarship program is to maximize all available funds to assist students in lowering their overall educational indebtedness.

Office of Student Financial Aid


Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn more about affording medical school, FAFSA, loans, and student financial aid resources. The information provided will help answer questions about the Student Financial Aid application process and give you valuable information on how to finance your Graduate/Professional School education. Please visit the MUSC College of Medicine Tuition and Fees for insight in Doctor of Medicine cost of attendance.


Financial Literacy


The Office of Student Financial Literacy is dedicated to providing students with a better understanding of their finances. We are devoted to helping you chase your dream of becoming a healthcare leader while equipping you with the tools you need to reduce the amount of debt taken on while at the university. Please visit the MUSC Office of Student Financial Literacy for assistance with affording medical school.


We encourage you to access the AAMC Financing Medical School Resources to learn about the financial aid process and paying for medical school.

Current Scholarships:

A list of the endowed scholarships available for COM students through the MUSC Foundation can be found on the MUSC Medical Student Scholarship page.  This list is updated as often as possible, but some scholarships may not be available on an annual basis due to changes in the fund’s corpus amount.  Specific questions regarding scholarships may be directed to the officers listed on the Scholarship Application.

MUSC Institutional Scholarships 

External and Contractual Opportunities


How and When to Apply:

Accepted and continuing medical students will receive a scholarship email in mid-January with information and directions on how to apply.  As noted on the application, the final deadline for submission of this scholarship application is April 1.

Review Process: 

All applications are reviewed by a Scholarship Committee comprised of various COM faculty, and members of the offices of Admissions, Diversity, Development, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Student Accounting, and the Medical University Foundation. Academics and financial need, as well as, exemplary characteristics in compassion and cultural awareness, leadership, resilience, and published research are all considered by the Scholarship Committee when selecting students for scholarships. Most students qualify, in some way, for many of the scholarships, but the Committee is responsible for determining who best meets the specifications of each scholarship.  The number of scholarships awarded each year depends on the number of students who apply and the amount of available funding.

Scholarship Notification:

Newly accepted students are notified of scholarship awards by mid-April.  Continuing students are notified by mid-May.  The submission of one scholarship application per year is all that is required to remain eligible for additional scholarships that may become available after the main award process has ended.


Questions concerning scholarships should be directed to:

Wanda Taylor
Assistant Dean for Scholarship Support and Development

Charlotte Kerr, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions