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Scholarships

Through the generosity of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations, the IU School of Medicine annually awards scholarships and loans to financially and academically deserving medical students. The named scholarships programs listed below reflect the importance that individuals have placed on making an investment in future physicians — an investment that will yield a valuable resource and quality medical practitioners.

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Scholarship Selection

IU School of Medicine awards over $8 million in scholarships annually, placing us at the national average for total scholarship funding per enrolled student. Scholarship funding has been a priority for the school. Dean Hess and the Office of Gift Development focus on scholarships when meeting with donors and alumni. To show his level of commitment, Dean Hess and Mrs. Hess have personally funded scholarships.

IU School of Medicine scholarships are used in the recruitment of our best and brightest students (focusing on merit and diversity). Additionally, IU School of Medicine grants merit-based and indebtedness scholarships to the fourth year students.

IU School of Medicine’s scholarship selections are made by the scholarship committee each year in late June with recruitment scholarships decided throughout the recruitment and admissions season. While some scholarships have restrictions, the committee maintains a philosophy of equal opportunity. Medical students receiving the Indiana Primary Care Scholarship, Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Programs (HPSP) or the National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) will be deemed ineligible for IU School of Medicine scholarships. Likewise, any student who is in the combined degree program will not be eligible for our scholarships. 

The Application for Financial Assistance gathers specific information that is not made available through the admissions process or through the Free Application for Financial Assistance (FAFSA) for consideration in the scholarship selection process.


Current categories of scholarship support

  • Academic/merit based
  • Donor-specified funding requirements (i.e., specific counties in Indiana, attending a specific campus, etc…)
  • Scholarships promoting class diversity
  • Financial need/disadvantaged/indebtedness

Scholarship requirements

Annual scholarships may be one year only with no expectation for renewal. Multi-year scholarships may have requirements for renewal.

  • All renewal scholarships require clear first time passing of all courses/clerkships and students must be in good academic standing require passing all courses on the first attempt as well as all USMLE exams.
  • Progress academically in a timely fashion and take exams when appropriate.
  • Loss of scholarship for academic (e.g. failure or repeating a year)/professionalism reasons may be permanent.
  • Scholarships from all sources may not exceed total tuition.
  • No more than four years of funding.

Good academic standing, as defined by the scholarship committee, is a student who is not on academic probation for any reason during the entire preceding academic year or semester.

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Search for Scholarship Funds

The following endowed scholarships are available through the IU School of Medicine.

example: "Bartholomew County" or "underrepresented in medicine"

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Genovese Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 1988, is funded by contributions in honor of Dr. Pasquale D. Genovese. Recipients must have an interest in internal medicine or related subspecialties in internal medicine.

William H and Jeanne D Gilmore Scholarship for Medical Students

This scholarship was established in 2016. This gift supports scholarships for students in the Indiana University School of Medicine. Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preference will be given to students with physical disabilities. Second preference will be given to students with financial need.

Audrey Gogola Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2012 by multiple donors to support medical student scholarships at the IU School of Medicine-South Bend campus.

Ted and Pauline Grisell Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 1997 by Dr. Ted Grisell to honor the memory of his wife, Pauline Grisell. This scholarship is awarded to Indiana residents based on financial need and academic achievement. Can be renewed up to four years for the student with good academic standing.

E. Dale and Susan Habegger Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2015 by Dale and Susan Habegger to be used to support scholarships for medical students.

Ruth Hamilton Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 through the estate of Ruth E. Hamilton.

Alvin J. and Sara A. Haley Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 to attract academically exceptional students.

Dr. Martin John and Lois Bender Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Martin J. and Lois Bender. The scholarship will be given to medical students enrolled at the IU School of Medicine-Evansville campus, who are Vanderburgh and contiguous county (Posey, Gibson and Warrick) high school graduates with preference given to student who have demonstrated financial need. Dr. Bender and Lois Bender wish to encourage the study of medicine to support and advance the professional practice of medicine in Evansville, IN.

William H. and Fern L. Groves Hardiman Scholarship

Established in 1973, this scholarship is awarded to students with financial need who have expressed an interest in cancer research. The scholarship is targeted for research as specified by the donor. This scholarship endowment helps support the Summer Research Program in Academic Medicine.

Claude Smith Black, MD, Award for Outstanding Work in Research

This scholarship was established in 1997 through the estate of Suzanne B. Caylor to be awarded to a medical student who has done exemplary research, as decided by the IU School of Medicine Student Research Committee. The scholarship is targeted for research as specified by the donor. This scholarship endowment helps support the Summer Research Program in Academic Medicine.

Kenneth E. Bobb Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Dr. Kenneth E. Bobb. Preference is given to students from Jackson County and/or counties contiguous to Jackson (Bartholomew, Brown, Jennings, Lawrence, Monroe, Scott or Washington counties).

Class of 1956 Ronald H. Doneff Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by the Class of 1956 in honor of Dr. Doneff's memory and the values he helped reinforce in his classmates. Through great determination, Dr. Doneff finished his medical education despite great physical handicaps, started a private dermatologic practice and raised a family.

George E. Branam Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Dr. George E. Branam as he realizes the importance of scholarships for both undergraduate and medical students. The scholarship gives preference to medical students from Allen, Delaware or Monroe County.

Class of 1960 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Class of 1960 in April 2000 to provide scholarships to IU School of Medicine students.

Class of 1962 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Class of 1962 in 2013 to support scholarships at the IU School of Medicine.

Class of 1957 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1993 by the Class of 1957 to provide scholarships to deserving medical students. Preference given to students who intend to practice primary care.

Class of 1963 Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Class of 1963 in May 2013 to provide scholarships to IU School of Medicine students.

Class of 1964 Mary J. Yoder Scholarship

This scholarship is established in 1990 by the Class of 1964 in celebration of the 25 year reunion of the class, this fund commemorates their classmate, Mary Jean Yoder, MD, who exemplified the ideals of perseverance and service to others. Dr. Yoder was tragically killed in an automobile accident less than a week after graduation from the IU School of Medicine.

Class of 1963 John P. Quakenbush Scholarship

This general scholarship was established by IU School of Medicine Class of 1963 in honor and memory of Dr. Quakenbush on the 45th anniversity of their graduation from medical school.

Class of 1967 Glenn W. Irwin Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1992 by the Class of 1967 in celebration of the 25 year reunion of the class. This fund provides medical student scholarships in honor of Dr. Glenn W. Irwin Jr., a former dean of the school and retired chancellor of IUPUI.