The Scholarship Application for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open for current UAB students. Newly admitted students are considered for scholarships based on their application for admission and are not required to fill out the scholarship application until after they receive an award letter. 

School of Medicine Institutional Scholarships
Scholarship Applicants and Recipients must complete these two steps each year. 

1. Complete the School of Medicine application for scholarships

2. Provide financial information by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Designate UAB as the school to receive your FAFSA.
  • Include parental information unless you are age 30 or greater*, even if you:
    • Consider yourself an independent.
    • Receive no financial support from parents.
    • Are married.
    • Consider yourself having no financial need. 
  • If you have questions about completing FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 205-934-8223.
*Including parental information is policy of the UAB Financial Aid Office for determining financial need for scholarships. If parental information is not included, you will not be considered for scholarships.

The School of Medicine is grateful for the generous support of many individuals and foundations providing scholarships. The information submitted to the scholarship application online is shared with our Scholarship Donors. They enjoy reading about the goals and accomplishments of the students they support with their funds.

The FAFSA data helps us match specific scholarship criteria with appropriate students.

Scholarship Criteria Examples:

  • Academic Merit only
  • Financial Need
  • Both Merit and Need
  • Some scholarship funds have very specific criteria:
    • Particular hometown
    • Particular high school
    • Particular geographic locations
    • Ability to add to the diversity and distinction of the student body

Selection process
Current students and incoming accepted applicants to the School of Medicine are eligible to receive institutional scholarship awards. Our Scholarship Committee, composed of dedicated faculty and staff members of the school, makes the award decisions annually. The committee meets three to four times each year to select scholarship recipients based on their academic excellence, ability to add to the diversity and distinction of the student body, and financial need. Some scholarship awards are made for all four years of medical school, but many scholarships are not  renewable. All recipients must qualify each year by completing the School of Medicine Application for Scholarships and FAFSA.

The deadline for scholarship applications was April 16, 2018 for awards applied to the 2018/2019 academic year. Scholarships are offered to newly accepted students before that date, in order to attract outstanding students to the school. For this reason, it is suggested that accepted students file the scholarship application and FAFSA as early as possible. All applicants are notified of the Committee's decision as soon as possible and prior to the official start date of the academic year.

The scholarship donors below are in alphabetical order

The School of Medicine is grateful for the generous support of individuals and foundations providing the following scholarships:

Drs. Seydi V. and Gonul Aksut Endowed Medical Scholarship
Alfa Rural Medical Scholars Program Endowed Fund
Alfa Rural Medical Scholars Loan 
American Medical Association – Birmingham & Huntsville Campuses
Richard Arrington Endowed Medical Scholarship
Norma Marx Bailey Scholarship
Robert S. and Winnie B. Baird Memorial Scholarship Fund
E. B. Baugh, Sr., and Helen Sullivan Baugh Scholarship Fund
Jimmy W. Beard Medical Alumni Endowed Scholarship  Paul W. Burleson, M.D., Medical Scholarship
Paul W. and Martha R. Burleson Medical Scholarship Endowment
The Bush and Posey Endowed Medical Scholarship Fund
Maiben Cammack Memorial Fund
William Groce Campbell Endowed Medical Scholarship
Richard Devore Carter, M.D., Scholarship
Leisa Chambless Endowed Medical Scholarship
John Murphy Chenault, M.D., Medical Scholarship Endowment
Fred and Bessie Mae Chestnut Endowed Medical Scholarship
Ann Margaret Clark Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Comer Foundation Medical Scholarship
Frances Bell Corman, M.D., and Mannie Corman Medical Scholarship
Dr. Jordan and Gale Davis Medical Scholarship
William B. Deal, M.D., Endowed Medical Scholarship
The School of Medicine Dean’s Scholarships
Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Dorsey, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
W. Earle Drennen Scholarship Endowment
Harriet P. Dustan Scholarship
Helen and Murphy Evans Endowed Medical Scholarship
Ramakrishna K. Gadi, M.D., Endowed Medical Travel Award
Gary Michael Gross Endowed Medical Scholarship
Herschell Lee Hamilton, M.D., Endowed Scholarship in Medicine
George S. Hand, Jr., Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Estes H. and Florence Parker Hargis Memorial Scholarship
John Tinsley Harrison Medical Scholarship
Health Services Foundation Scholarship
S. Richardson Hill Endowed Presidential Scholarship
Hire Family Scholarship
Henry Harland Hoffman Medical Scholarship Fund
John Isaac Samuel Holt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Huntsville Campus Alumni Scholarship
Huntsville Campus Valley Foundation Senior Scholarship
Lewis F. Jeffers Scholarship Endowment
Jefferson County Medical Society Endowed Scholarships in Medicine
Eloise and Charles P. Johnston Scholarship Endowment
Henry P. Johnston, Jr., 1st Lt. USAF Scholarship Endowment
Louise and Henry P. Johnston, Sr., Scholarship Fund
Drs. Santosh and Prakash Kansal Endowed Medical Scholarship
Stephen J. Kelly, M.D., Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Hayne Kendrick Medical Scholarship
Charles O. King Scholarship Trust
Clarence E. and Margaret S. Klapper Endowed Scholarship in Medicine
Stephen G. Lauten, M.D., Endowed Medical Scholarship
Clarence Long Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund
Jane Knight Lowe Scholarship Endowment
Madison County Medical Alliance
Dr. C. C. McLean Medical Scholarship Fund
McLester Endowed Medical Scholarship
Medical Alumni Association/Birmingham Surgical Society Endowed Scholarship
Medical Alumni Association/Dean of Medicine Scholarship
The Mineral District Medical Society and Auxiliary Endowed Scholarship
John P. Newsome, M.D., Scholarship
Edgar A. O’Rear, Jr., M.D., Memorial Endowed Scholarship
H. Parker and Mabel Osment Scholarship
Doris Sturgis Phillips Scholarship in Medicine
Dr. Seaborn W. Purifoy and Daisy Brown Purifoy Memorial Scholarship
Thomas E. Rast Endowed Medical Scholarship
Mary D. Roberts Medical Scholarship Endowment
James Earl Robertson Medical Scholarship Endowment
Benjamin and Roberta Russell Medical Scholarship Endowment
School of Medicine Scholarships
School of Medicine Diversity Scholarships
Shelton Endowed Medical Scholarship
Frank R. Sherard Scholarship Endowment
Robert G. Sherrill, M.D., Endowed Medical Scholarship
Dr. Marcus Skinner Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Charles Smith and Mrs. Mildred Broun Smith Endowment
James D. Sokol and Lydia C. Cheney Endowed Medical Scholarship
Florence F. Staples Medical Scholarship Fund
W. Hudson and Sara E. Turner Medical Scholarship
W. Hudson Turner, M.D., Endowed Medical Scholarship
UAB National Alumni Society - NAS Dean's Scholarship
Edgar Smith Underwood, M.D., Endowed Medical Scholarship
Walker Medical Student Scholarship
Christine L. White Scholarship made possible by F. Cleveland Kinney, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Lee White Medical Scholarship Fund
Wilson Primary Care Medicine Loan Fund