Scholarship Opportunities for Third Year Medical Students

scholarship pictureStudents interested in scholarships not listed below are asked to email with the scholarship’s web link or provide them with literature on the requested program. There is a new application process which will open mid-January and students will receive notification.

The Sarnoff, NIEHS and NIH-Medical Scholars Program require the student to train elsewhere. Overseas opportunities such as the VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship are available for students meeting academic requirements. Students should consult their Advisory Deans to discuss their options. Every student planning their third year should consult with a Duke Study Program Director for two reasons: the programs are competitive and the student may not receive their first choice. Study Program Directors can help you prepare for backup plans. The Duke Study Program Director is responsible for monitoring student's progress during the research training year. It is recommended students meet with their Study Program Director prior to getting their signature for registration.
Duke permits a full year of basic science credit to be obtained while pursuing approved research training.
A variety of research scholarship programs are available during the basic science elective year. Most of these require a full 12 months of research. More detailed information can be found on the program's website. Students can email for more information.

Adverse Events Reporting System

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is available during the third year basic science elective and fourth year clinical elective years. A student receiving a research scholarship may also qualify for need-based financial aid funds.

Your award will incorporate the scholarship along with your financial aid award in accordance with NIH, Duke SOM policies and federal financial aid regulations. Duke University School of Medicine policy dictates that all external scholarships replace need-based loans first. At such time that these loans are replaced, then the grant portion of your aid award will be reduced. This includes any merit scholarships as well. Total aid from all sources cannot exceed the established and Board approved cost of education.
Whenever aid exceeds cost, there is an over-award situation which is a violation of federal regulations (HEA section 673.5 (b) (2), 673.5 (D)). All effort will be made to ensure that you have all the financial aid you are entitled to.
Need-based financial aid funds are not available for any added monthly cost at study away sites where living expense is greater than if the student studies at Duke. Unsubsidized loans can be obtained for these additional expenses.
Scholarship awards are typically disbursed by term enrollment -- however, you will want to verify with your scholarship source the actual disbursement calendar and make financial arrangements accordingly. The funds credited to your student account first go to pay any outstanding tuition or fees on your account. Any remaining balance will be refunded to you.  If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid at (919) 684-6649.