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. While both recognize the highest-achieving applicants, the first type is awarded entirely on the basis of merit, the other on financial need as well as merit. Private and Service scholarships are also available from other sources.

Federal and state grants are government-funded awards that do not have to be repaid. Eligibility requirements are established by the government. Most require that you file the FAFSA.

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 clicking the PDFs below and/or visiting the AAMC website.

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