Scholarships and Grants

SUNY Upstate Medical University is pleased to offer a number of internal scholarships and grants to enrolled students. You will also find an up-to-date table of outside scholarship opportunities.

We encourage outside scholarship and grant applicants to start their search very focused and then broaden it strategically:

1.  Your hometown:  Check out local organizations such as Lions Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Homeowners' Associations, local grocery stores, parent(s)' place of employment.

2.  Your County:  Check county associations that are specific to your career path.  For example, Onondaga County Medical Society External Icon.

3.  Your State:  Statewide associations/societies sometimes offer scholarships and grants.  For example:  New York Downstate Assocaition for Respiratory Therapists (NYDART). External Icon

4.  Nationally:  Nationally recognized associations/societies can offer scholarships and grants.  For example:  The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). External Icon

Should you have any questions about scholarship and grant opportunity, please contact our Admissions and Financial Aid Office at (315) 464-4570 or admissfa@upstate.edu

Good Luck!

Legend:  COM = College of Medicine

               CHP = College of Health Professions

               CON = College of Nursing

               COGS = College of Graduate Studies

Internal Scholarships

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Medical Alumni Scholarships

The Medical Alumni Association presents over $350,000 in scholarships each year to current and incoming College of Medicine students who qualify based on individual scholarship criteria. Scholarships are awarded at our annual Reunion Awards and Scholarship Presentation, which is held during Reunion Weekend in September. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31st
Category: COM

Susan B. Stearns PhD Scholarship for International Travel

A scholarship given to two College of Medicine students planning on studying abroad. Award Amount: $500
Deadline: Varies
Category: COM, Study Abroad

Susan B. Stearns PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement

The Stearns Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her second year. Students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers while at Upstate will be considered for this award. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: Varies
Category: COM, Volunteering

Nursing Alumni scholarships

Since its inception in 1992, the Nursing Alumni Association has awarded nearly 300 scholarships. The association also provides support for faculty enrichment, continuing education, and other needs of the students, faculty and alumni of the College of Nursing. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 29th
Category: CON

Advocates for Upstate Medical University

The Advocates for UMU undergraduate scholarships for tuition and related expenses assistance will be awarded to active employees and active adult volunteers who are pursuing undergraduate studies in an accredited institution in any health-related field. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: June 30th, October 28th
Category: Undergraduates

External Scholarships

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APAO Student Scholarship

The APAO will grant a PA student strongly interested in pursuing a career in the oncology field. Award Amount: $2,000-$2,500
Deadline: April 25th
Category: CHP-PA

Deb Duethorn Memorial Scholarship

This Central New York Community Foundation is offering financial assistance to individuals pursuing nursing careers to honor the aspirations of Deb Duethorn. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1st (Fall), September 15th (Spring)
Category: CON

Dr. Frank and Florence Marino Scholarship

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving offers financial support to current medical students who have attended (K-12) and graduated from a Connecticut public or parochial high school. Award Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Deadline: May 6th
Category: COM, formerly attended high school in Connecticut

Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship

The Weisblatt Law Firm is offering financial support to undergraduate and graduate students in any area of study; essay submission required. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: May 12th
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Rover College Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship is awarded to one student based on their sharing economy essay submission (400-500 words). Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: May 31st
Category: CHP, CON

Fireproof Ministries Heart Disease Awareness Scholarship 

A scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students who have been affected by heart disease. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 15th
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON, Affected with heart disease

The John Foy & Associates "Strong Arm" Leukemia Scholarship

This law firm offers financial support to college students who have battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 15th
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON, Affected by Leukemia

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes and carry a 3.0 GPA. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 15th
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Scholarship for Financial Awareness

To spread awareness of the importance of being financially responsible, CouponFollow offers financial assistance to students who demonstrate financial awareness in the forms of budgeting, couponing, frugality and/or personal finance. Award Amount: $5000
Deadline: June 30th
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Whiting Law Group, Ltd., LLC Scholarship

Whiting Law Group, Ltd. is offering financial support to undergraduate and graduate students in need; essay submission required. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: July 15th
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

LeafFilter Gutter Protection Scholarship

Financial support is being offered to undergraduate students to put towards tuition or textbooks Award Amount: $500
Deadline: July 29th
Category: CHP, CON, undergraduate

Single Parent Scholarship

Custody X Change is offering financial support to single parents who are full-time students. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: July 31st
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship

Financial support is offered for tuition and school supplies Award Amount: $100-$500
Deadline: July 31st
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

State Farm Service-Learning Grants

This grant is for funding of student-led service learning projects. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 30th
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, Community Service

The 2016 Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship

Financial support is offered to all college or university students with essay submission describing their educational and career goals. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: November 1st
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

The Matinée Voice-over Scholarship

Matinée Multilingual offers a scholarship to any student upon written submission regarding the importance of being able to communicate in multiple languages. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: December 31st
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

A Better America Scholarship

Global English Editing is offering financial support to any student with intentions of making positive contributions towards the country's future. Essay submission required. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: December 31st
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

American Respiratory Care Foundation Scholarships

The ARCF awards six scholarships to respiratory students in an accredited program. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Category: Respiratory Therapy

Veteran Scholarships and Grants

Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits are available to military personnel who agree to have $100 withheld from their monthly pay allowance. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, Veterans

College of Nursing Scholarships

While most nursing students receive tuition assistance from their employers, the College of Nursing also participates in a variety of external scholarships. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Category: CON

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program

After graduation, participants in these programs join the Navy Medical Team as Officers, with the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, regular promotions, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, low cost travel opportunities, excellent retirement and educational benefits, further training, and a rewarding clinical practice. Additional benefits include 30 days of paid vacation a year, use of military recreational facilities around the world, the opportunity to serve around the world in a variety of facilities, and be a part of supportive team of highly trained professionals. Award Amount: Full tuition and monthly stipend
Deadline: None
Category: COM

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to minority students pursuing a four year undergraduate degree who demonstrate leadership and dedication to community service. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 15th
Category: CHP, Minority Students

MyHeart Scholarship

MyHeart is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for two students in post-secondary education(including medical school). MyHeart is specifically interested in providing scholarships to those with a passion for protecting America’s future generations from cardiovascular disease, although we will consider applications from students pursuing all areas of healthcare. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: February 15th
Category: COM

Pisacano Leadership Scholarship

The Pisacano Scholars Leadership program is designed to provide educational programs, leadership training, and funding to reimburse a portion of medical-school-related debt.  Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding medical students for a four-year period.  Students who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine and who will enter their fourth year in medical school in the fall of 2016 may apply.  The PLF will award scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each for the 2016-2017 academic year. Award Amount: Up to $28,000
Deadline: March 1st
Category: COM 4th Year, Family Medicine

Veteran Caucus of the AAPA Scholarship

The Veteran Caucus of the AAPA is offering a stipend to veterans of any uniformed service of the United States or active member of the Guard or Reserve (including spouses or children of a US veteran) that is currently enrolled in a Physician Assistant program. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1st
Category: CHP-PA

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program

A scholarship for Hispanic students, committed to careers in healthcare enrolled in a full-time program: dental, medical, (allopathic or osteopathic), nursing, public health or health policy. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Check back in May 2016 for next cycle deadline
Category: COM, COGS, Hispanic