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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine tuition scholarships

Through the generous gifts of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine benefactors, medical school tuition scholarships are available. The Scholarship Committee makes these awards based on both merit and financial need. These awards are very competitive.

Scholarship eligibility is reviewed for all appointed students who apply for financial aid. Parental data is used in the evaluation of the financial need component of scholarship awards. These awards are renewable subject to continued meritorious performance. These awards may be adjusted if the student receives external funding equal to 100% of their cost of attendance.

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences tuition waiver

All predoctoral (Ph.D.) students enrolled full-time in an eligible program at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are provided with a tuition waiver. This tuition waiver is equal to the amount of tuition charged for the specific term. The tuition waiver is provided as part of the appointment to Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences need-based scholarship and Federal Pell Grant

The need-based scholarship award program is designed to assist students in funding the cost of their education. The selection criterion for this award is based on a formula that evaluates student-documented financial need. Parental data is used in the evaluation of each scholarship award and recipient. These award amounts vary annually and are made possible by generous benefactor contributions to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

The Federal Pell Grant is based on financial need as determined by the information submitted on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This grant program is available for undergraduate students only. Detailed information can be found on the Federal Pell Grants website.

External funding and scholarship opportunities

  • Fastweb
  • The College Board
  • AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides the Hebert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship to third-year medical students who have shown leadership efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care. Additionally, the AAMC maintains a list of repayment, forgiveness, and other scholarship programs.
  • Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program. Fellowships of up to $33,000 a year are awarded to seniors and recent graduates from more than 300 colleges for individuals to work as research assistants.
  • EMPOWER Scholarships. The EMPOWER (Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations with Emphasis on Rehabilitation) scholarship supports students pursuing a career in a medical or rehabilitation field. This scholarship is only available to students in Minnesota.
  • Fogarty International Center funding opportunities. The center's global health research and research training programs offer a variety of funding opportunities.
  • Fulbright scholarship. Grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
  • Goldwater scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified college students who intend to pursue careers as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage who plan to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees.
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation. The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service.
  • P.E.O. International. The P.E.O. Sisterhood's mission is to promote educational opportunities for women and offer a variety of scholarships aimed at supporting learners at all levels from high school seniors to doctoral students, as well as continuing education opportunities. 
  • Rhodes scholarships. Fellowships are awarded for a two-year period to outstanding students from around the world in an effort to bring them to the University of Oxford to study.
  • Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Scholarships are awarded to graduate students who demonstrate creativity, originality, and initiative in one or more aspects of their life as well as a commitment to the values expressed in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  • Ron Brown Scholar Program. A national program benefiting academically talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need, social commitment, and leadership potential.
  • UNCF. Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to help students pay tuition, room and board, and fees.
  • UNCF Healthcare Workforce Diversity Program. Scholarships are awarded to those pursuing certification or a two-year associate's degree in a healthcare-related STEM field. The scholarships aim to address disparities in health care by supporting a diverse workforce.
  • White Coat Investor Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to professional students who are enrolled full-time in a professional school located in the United States and are in good academic standing.

American Indian ethnicity scholarships

Hispanic ethnicity scholarships

Military scholarships

Physical therapy scholarships

  • AMBUCS scholarship — applications accepted from mid-February through April 15 annually

Imaging and therapy students

Sonography students