Scholarships and grants are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them or earn the funds by working. There are two categories of Boston University scholarships: merit and need. Need-based financial aid is awarded based on you and/or your family’s financial need. Merit-based financial aid is awarded without regard for financial need. This type of aid is usually awarded for a variety of talents and interests: academic, artistic, athletic, etc. Private and Service scholarships are also available from other sources.
Remember that you can receive more than one type of financial aid. An award package may include a combination of scholarships, grants, and other types of assistance, such as loans and work-study.
The AAMC – OSR Committee on Diversity and Community provides a list of scholarships, research grants and fellowship opportunities to medical students, which is updated monthly. Please take advantage of the many opportunities by visiting the AAMC website.