Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants

Preparing for medical school requires years of challenging courses, epic-length admission tests and amazing stamina given that it's only the beginning of the journey. Put your hard work to work for you. Whether through superior academic achievement, the ability to balance school work with community service, or a commitment to serving your country, Trinity recognizes our incoming students' efforts with merit-based scholarships, grants and awards.

Unless otherwise noted, the following scholarships and grants are exclusively available to incoming first-term MD students.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Physician's Scholarship - $20,000 Award

Selected by the scholarship committee and awarded to a select group of applicants who have demonstrated high academic achievements in GPA and MCAT exam testing.

  • Award will reduce the tuition by $2,000 each term of the ten-term MD program.
  • To be eligible, accepted students will have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and an MCAT score of 502 (27 if before 2015). 
  • Retention requirements – cumulative 3.2 GPA by academic year; 220 USMLE Step 1 score.
Dean's Scholarship - $25,000 Award

Selected by the scholarship committee and awarded to a select group of applicants who have demonstrated high academic achievements in GPA and MCAT exam testing.

  • Award will reduce the tuition by $2,500 each term of the ten-term MD program.
  • To be eligible, accepted students will have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and an MCAT score of 508 (30 if before 2015).
  • Retention requirements – cumulative 3.2 GPA by academic year; 220 USMLE Step 1 score.
President's Scholarship - $30,000 Award

Selected by the scholarship committee and awarded to a select group of applicants who have demonstrated high academic achievements in GPA and MCAT exam testing.

  • Award will reduce the tuition by $3,000 each term of the ten-term MD program.
  • To be eligible, accepted students will have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and an MCAT score of 518 (33 if before 2015).
  • Retention requirements – cumulative 3.2 GPA by academic year; 230 USMLE Step 1 score.
Chancellor's Scholarship - $50,000 Award

All students who are awarded the Physician’s, Dean’s and President’s Scholarship who have a GPA of 3.2 or higher may be invited to compete for an additional merit scholarship level: The Chancellor’s Scholarship, elevating their current scholarship to an award level of $50,000.

  • Applicants will complete a written response to a topic determined by the chancellor. The Award recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee.
  • Award will reduce the tuition by $5,000 each term of the ten-term MD program
  • Students must maintain a 3.2 GPA and earn a 230 or higher on their first attempt of the USMLE Step 1 exam.
Vincentian Scholarship

The Vincentian Scholarship is awarded to an eligible student entering the MD program from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Services Commission will receive applications, select finalists and choose the award recipient.

Trinity Award for Excellence - $1,000 Award

The Award for Excellence is a bestowment $1000 bestowed on a Trinity SOM student who scores at or above 230 on the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt or who scores at or above 244 on the USMLE Step 2 CK on the first attempt.

Scholarships are offered to an applicant when they have been offered admission to the MD program and have met the criteria for eligibility as determined by the Scholarship Committee or Admissions Team. All scholarships require recipients to maintain the specified GPA, successfully complete the admission requirements and honor school policy.

Grants

Military Veterans Recognition Grant - $5,000 - 10,000 Award

Selected by the Office of Admissions and awarded to a select group of qualified applicants who have served their country in one of the divisions of the US Armed Forces.

  • A grant of $1,000 per term depending on total grant, will be awarded to a select set of military veterans, who have served their country in the Armed Forces on current active duty or with a verified honorable discharge.
  • Recipients must provide official records demonstrating eligibility for this grant.
  • Grant will only be offered to an applicant(s) who meet all admission prerequisites and have been offered admission to Trinity School of Medicine.
  • Additional information on utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits.
Care in the Community Grant - $5,000 - 10,000 Award

Selected by the Office of Admissions and awarded to a qualified applicant(s) who has demonstrated leadership in community service at home or abroad.

  • A grant of $1,000 per term depending on the total grant, will be awarded to an applicant(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • Recipients will provide references to substantiate their activities.
  • Recipients may be asked to submit an essay on their involvement in their community service activities.
  • Grants will only be offered to applicants who meet all admission prerequisites and have been offered admission to Trinity School of Medicine.
Health Care Service Grant - $5,000 - 10,000 Award

Selected by the Office of Admissions and awarded to a qualified applicant(s) who has a prior background in a health care profession: Nursing, EMT/Paramedic, Physicians Assistant, or Scribe.

  • A grant of $1,000 per term depending on the total grant, will be awarded to an applicant(s) who has verifiable work experience in a health care profession.
  • Recipients will have been in the position or role for one year.
  • Grant will only be offered to applicant(s) who meet all admission prerequisites and have been offered admission to Trinity School of Medicine.
Caricom Citizen Student Grant - $25,000 Award

Eligibility based on citizenship of a Caricom nation and applicable to the MD program only. 

  • A grant of $2,500 per term for the ten-term MD program, will be awarded to an applicant(s) who has proof of citizenship of a Caricom nation.
  • Grant will be offered to Applicant(s) who meet all admission prerequisites and have been offered admission to Trinity School of Medicine.
Canadian Student Study Abroad Grant - $10,000 - $30,000 Award

Eligibility based on citizenship/permanent resident status and award level determined by academic strengths that showcase your abilities to succeed in medical school and beyond.

  • A grant of $1,000 - $3,000 per term for the ten-term MD program, will be awarded to an applicant(s) who has proof of citizenship or permanent resident status from Canada.
  • Grant will only be offered to Applicant(s) who meet all admission prerequisites and have been offered admission to Trinity School of Medicine.

Questions about grant or scholarship eligibility? Contact an admissions advisor.

Canadian Student Exchange Rate Hardship Grant (Variable)

Trinity School of Medicine offers a currency exchange rate hardship grant for Canadian students in certain situations. This grant is specifically designed to mitigate the fluctuation in the value of the Canadian dollar if the exchange value drops to thresholds that are historically low and could potentially effect a student’s ability to continue their medical education as determined solely at the discretion of the school.

Please keep in mind
1. This hardship grant can be applied in addition to other grants and scholarships made available by Trinity and will be calculated based on the tuition remaining once awards have been applied. 
2. This grant is, as mentioned, is variable and discretionary. Its size, and whether it's offered at all, will be reassessed prior to the start of each term based on current exchange rates.
3. This is available to all Canadian students when offered! Whether you are new student this January or already progressing towards graduation you are eligible for this tuition adjustment.
4. All Canadian citizens and permanent residents who receive an offer of admission for the MD program at Trinity School of Medicine will be eligible to apply for the program.

Questions about grant or scholarship eligibility? Contact an admissions advisor.