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Scholarship options for UMHS students

We offer several scholarship options for our students. There are also third party scholarships that students can apply for to help fund their medical education.

Basseterre town center, St. Kitts

Basseterre town center, St. Kitts

Merit scholarships

The Dean’s, President’s, and Founder’s scholarships are merit-based awards provided to qualified students as new matriculates. Awards granted under these programs are based on the academic strengths demonstrated in each student’s application for admission. All accepted students are considered for these programs. No additional application is required to apply.

Awards granted under these programs are applicable towards tuition for the Basic Science semesters attended on the St. Kitts campus. A comprehensive review of the accepted student's admissions file is conducted to determine award amounts. We weigh each student's cumulative GPA, as well as GPAs for all premedical coursework, advanced biology coursework, and graduate and medical school coursework. Award recipients will be notified via email. Terms of each award will be outlined in the award letter.

Dean’s Scholarship

Award amount is $1250/term or $1000/term for students in the EBS program

President’s Scholarship

Award amount is $1500/term or $1200/term for students in the EBS program

Founder’s Scholarship

Award amount is $1750/term or $1400/term for students in the EBS program

Dr. William Thurman Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Our late founding Provost, Dr. William Thurman, made an enormous contribution to the creation and development of UMHS. His spirit of professionalism along with a clear student-centered approach lives on, and is part of the UMHS ethos. Dr. Thurman loved medicine and always inspired students to achieve greatness.

To honor his memory and lasting impact on our University, the Board of Trustees has established the Dr. William Thurman Scholarship for Academic Excellence. This scholarship will be awarded to exemplary students who demonstrate academic excellence during their clinical semesters (semesters 6-10).

Award recipients stand to receive up to $1,000 per semester.

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.80 for an award toward any clinical semester
  2. Achieve a minimum of 75 on the first attempt of all NBME Core Shelf exams, for an award toward semesters 7, 8, and 9
  3. Be in good academic standing for an award toward any clinical semester
  4. Earn a score of 240 or higher on a first attempt at USMLE Step 1 for a semester 6 award
  5. Earn a score of 240 or higher on first attempt at USMLE Step 2 CK for a semester 10 award

In addition to the per-semester awards, the scholarship fund also grants an additional $2,500 award to the Valedictorian at graduation.

There is no application necessary. Students’ academic records will be reviewed upon receipt of each NBME and USMLE Score. Any award granted will be applied to the appropriate semester.

For questions, contact Dr. Brijette Sena, Associate Dean of Academic Administration.

St. Kitts Scholarship

In concert with the Kittitian Government, UMHS offers two significant scholarships to citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Students interested in applying should contact the Human Resource Management Department, Office of the Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Veterans Scholarship

We are proud to offer the Robert Ross Veterans Scholarship. This is a need-and-merit-based scholarship that is available to veterans, servicemen, and servicewomen during Basic Science semesters. Students may be eligible for up to $1,000 per semester. Students interested in the program should contact the Office of Financial Aid for further details.

Third Party Scholarships

The White Coat Investor Scholarship provides several awards based on total funds raised. You must have a valid US Social Security Number to apply.

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Office of financial aid

The financial aid office is open Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:00 pm ET

t: 212-868-0855 / e:

Elissa Schoening - Director of Financial Aid (ext. 320)


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