Scholarships

Scholarship Universe
Scholarship Universe is an advanced scholarship management system for students at the University of Arizona. Scholarship Universe can help match you to thousands of UA and non-UA scholarship opportunities.

College of Medicine – Tucson Scholarships
The College of Medicine – Tucson offers a variety of scholarships to entering and continuing medical students.

Primary care Scholarship

Up to 10 percent of UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson students are eligible to receive free tuition while helping address the state’s primary care shortage in underserved areas. For 2020-2021 Academic Year, the application window will be different for incoming and continuing medical students, please refer to the following dates: 

  • Incoming medical students - opens on (tentatively) March 30, 2020 and closes April, 13 2020, at 5:00 p.m
  • Continuing medical students - opens on (tentatively) April 20, 2020 with a priority deadline of May 11, 2020 (for rising fourth-years) and it closes for all on June 1, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. 

Future Physicians Scholarship

Partnership with COM & Navajo Nation

Opens March 15th

Deadline June 25th

Key points of the Navajo Nation Future Physicians’ Scholarship Fund:
• The agreement is in effect for six years and then reviewed for renewal
• The fund will provide financial aid and academic support for up to seven Navajo scholars per year, to help them earn a medical degree from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson or the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.
• Current UA medical students will be eligible for the awards, as will students who are accepted into the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (PMAP) program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, or the Pathway Scholars Program (PSP) at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. Both programs are designed to prepare students from rural and economically challenged parts of Arizona to qualify for entrance to medical school.
• Navajo medical students who receive support from the Navajo Nation Future Physicians’ Scholarship Fund, and earn their medical degrees, will be required to serve the Navajo people for a minimum of five years upon completing their post-MD medical residency programs.
• The UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will match the scholarship funds provided to students by the Navajo Department of Diné (Navajo) Education.
• Financial assistance will cover tuition 

If you are interested, please send an email to both the COM Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office to confirm the process: admissions@medicine.arizona.edu and financialaid@medicine.arizona.edu

 

Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) and Third-party Funding
If you are to receive QTR or any third-party payments, we will coordinate your financial aid awards around these funds. The amount of your financial aid awarded will be reduced. Please tell us if you are anticipating a QTR or other third-party payment.

External Scholarship Awards

If you receive an external award from a non-UA organization and would like to have the funds placed in your student financial aid account, please follow these steps:

  1. Notify the Office of Financial Aid via email at financialaid@medicine.arizona.edu.
  2. Notify your donor to send the endorsed check to: 

University of Arizona 
Office of Student Financial Aid
P.O. Box 210066
Tucson, Arizona
85721-0066

Make sure to keep a copy of all records and receipts of payments from external scholarships.  

Thank your donors: (Sample Thank you Letter Template)