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Scholarships for Pre-Health Majors

Pre-Med Student Endowment Fund

Accepting Applications for Spring 2024

The Pre-Med Student Endowment Fund was established to help SUNY Plattsburgh students in need to prepare to apply to medical school. Grants will be awarded yearly to make SUNY Plattsburgh students more competitive in their applications to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. The main goal is to support MCAT preparation, although other costs associated with medical school applications will be considered. The size of the award will be dependent on the size of the endowment at the time of the award applications. Between one and three awards will be made each year depending on the amount to be dispersed and the requests made. It is anticipated that the grants will be in the range of $250 – 500.

Candidates for this award must:

  • Be SUNY Plattsburgh students 
  • Have least 60 credits toward graduation completed 
  • Have financial need 
  • Have a GPA above 3.30 

Students of any major are welcome to apply; non-biology students should show their path to completing the pre-medical prerequisites before graduation. 

How to Apply

Students applying for this award should submit an application packet to Dr. Slish at [email protected] by February 15 with the following materials:

  • Personal statement outlining the applicant’s reasons for wanting to attend medical school
  • Official transcripts, with plans to complete degree
  • At least three letters of recommendation (a mix of academic and professional)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Specific request for funding including:
    • A list of free MCAT prep resources that the applicant is currently using
    • A list of paid resources that the student has researched
    • Explanation of the resources that are being requested and how they will help the
      applicant improve
    • Preliminary MCAT results (results of a free, online, full-length MCAT exam)

Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Adirondack Community Trust. It is an award of $10,000 given annually to a student attending medical school.

Qualifications for this scholarship include:

  • Must be a resident of St. Lawrence, Clinton, Franklin, Essex or Hamilton counties of New York or have lived in one of these counties for at least 2 years.
  • Must be accepted by an accredited Medical School in either the U.S. or Canada. Must expect to enter the fields of family (general) practice OB GYN, or gerontology.
  • Must be willing to return to St. Lawrence, Clinton, Franklin, Essex or Hamilton county New York to practice for at least 2 years or be willing to practice for two years in a remote part of the U.S. or where doctors are needed.

How to Apply

Deadline for application is April 14; all decisions are made by June 1. Applications for this scholarship are available at the link below.

ARC Foundation of Clinton County

The ARC Foundation of Clinton County offers an annual scholarship to encourage students to pursue an undergraduate degree in a field related to clinical service for the intellectual and other developmentally disabled. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded annual to a Clinton County resident to encourage students to develop and interest in working with people who are developmentally disabled.

ARC Foundation of Clinton County

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