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 Association 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 admiss@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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AMAF Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Financial support is being offered to a selected African American student with an interest in cardiology. More details are available at the provided link. Award Amount: $5000
Deadline: February 7th, 2019
Category: COM

2019 SallieMae Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students

Four selected graduate students will each receive $20,000 towards their academic pursuits. Requirements and more details can be found at the provided link. Award Amount: $20000
Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Advanced Nursing Education Nure Practitioner Residency (ANE-NPR)

Financial support is being offered to students who are currently enrolled or plan on enrolling into a nurse practitioner residency program. More details can be found at the provided link. Award Amount: Variable
Deadline: March 4th, 2019
Category: CON

AMPRO GO! Scholarship

AMPRO GO! Is offering one selected college student financial support pending submission of a 750-1,000 word essay regarding ways to improve your community. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

The Davinci Body Sculpting Women in STEM Scholarship

This is a scholarship offered to a selected woman student with a passion for science and technology. Award Amount: $2500
Deadline: April 30th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON- Women

Western Environmental Liners 2019 STEM Scholarship

One selected student will be chosen to receive financial support for educational purposes pending a 500 – 1,000 word essay submission addressing, "why you chose to purse a STEM degree." Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: April 30th, 2019
Category: CHP and CON- undergraduate

GoBestVPN Scholarship for Freedom and Innovation

GoBestVPN is offering a selected student financial support towards their education pending selection based on essay submission addressing one of the topics listed at the provided link. Award Amount: $2500
Deadline: May 10th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Painless Movement Financial Grant

Painless movement would like to offer a selected student financial support pending submission of a 2,000-3,000 word essay regarding passion for fitness, longevity and injury prevention. More details at the link provided. Award Amount: $500
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Remembering A Life Scholarship

Memorials.com is offering one selected student academic financial support pending essay submission regarding the loss of an influencial individual. More details are available at the provided link. Award Amount: $2500
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Unique Vanities Scholarship

Unique Vanities offers an award to a selected student pending submission of an essay addressing, "What Is Your Biggest Failure and How Did You Overcome It?" Award Amount: $500
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Medical Billing Service's Annual Health and Technology Scholarship

Medical Billing Service is offering a selected student with a passion for health and techonology an opportunity to be selected for a financial award pending essay submission. Additional details can be found at the link provided. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Cordisco & Saile Leukemia Scholarship

Cordisco & Saile attorneys are offering one selected college student who has been impacted by Leukemia an opportunity to share their story and be considered for financial support towards academic endeavors. Award Amount: $1500
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Chalik and Chalik Injury Lawers Cancer Survivor Scholarship

Chalik and Chalik Injury Lawers would like to offer a financial award for academic support to a student who has survived cancer pending submission of an essay addressing, "How are you helping others diagnosed with a serious illness and how did your cancer diagnosis influence you to help others?" Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

A student pursuing a degree in a health care- related field with a passion for addressing substance abuse and mental health treatment will be selected pending submission of a 500 word essay. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

ReportsHealthcare Scholarship Program

ReportsHealthcare is offering a currently enrolled college student academic financial support pending submission of a 1,000 word essay addressing the question, "How Can You Inspire Others By Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle?" Award Amount: N/A
Deadline: July 15h, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship

John Foy & Associates is offering one college student who has been affected by Leukemia through a personal or loved ones battle. A student will be selected pending submission of a 500-1,000 word essay regarding the impacts Leukemia has had on their life. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: July, 15th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Live Bearded Bi-annual Scholarship

The team at Live Bearded would like to offer financial support to selected students pending application and video submission demonstrating the need for financial support towards academic endeavors. Award Amount: $2500
Deadline: August 1st, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

2019 BluePay STEM Scholarship

Bluepay is offering a student pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree a chance for financial support towards academic endeavors. Applicants must submit a 500- 1,000 word essay addressing 1 of 3 topics that can be found at the provided link. Award Amount: $1,000 (1st prize) and $250 (2 runners-up)
Deadline: August 16th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

The Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2019

Responsify offers a selected student a financial award pending submission of a 1,000-1,500 word essay regarding the importance of empowering others. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: October 20th, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

VIP Puppies Scholarship

VIP Puppies is offering a selected student financial support pending essay submission addressing the question, “How Can Dog Breeders Encourage Responsible Pet Ownership?” Award Amount: $500
Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Tripz.com Vacation Rental Community Scholarship

A monthly scholarship offered to selected students pending submission of an 800+ word essay explaining what can attract tourism to the area you are from and why someone should visit the area. Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: End of each month
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Course Hero Scholarships

Course Hero is offering selected students the opportunity for academic financial support multiple times throughout the year pending application submission. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Native American Students

Affordable Colleges Online has collaborated with the Chief Diversity Officer at Stony Brook University to offer academic and financial support to Native American students. Various scholarships are availble at the provided link, some specific to undergraduate and graduate students. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
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: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

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, CON

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: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

Disability Scholarships A-to-Z

A directory containing various scholarships for students with disabilities Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON; Students with disabilities

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 $2,200.73 monthly stipend
Deadline: None
Category: COM, CHP, COGS, CON

College Guide for Low Income Students

The Community for Accredited Online Schools offers resources and guidance for low-income students requiring additional financial support to help with the financial burdens of pursing education beyond high school. This includes a list of scholarships that students may apply for and more information can be found using the provided link. Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Category: Varies
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