Student Scholarships

Medical Student Scholarships

The Medical Alumni Foundation awards over 100 scholarships and awards each year to incoming and current Norton College of Medicine students who qualify based on individual scholarship criteria.

Applications for this year's scholarships (for the Classes of 2027, 2026 and 2025) will open in mid-February. You can search for available scholarships based on your specific criteria using our Scholarship Search Tool.  (You can also browse a list of available scholarships.) Don't forget to check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions.  

Before you fill out applications for individual scholarships, you must submit a Scholarship General Information Form.  This form allows you to submit your personal information, CV, and optional financial need statement in one convenient place before you apply for the scholarships you're interested in.  The General Information Form is required in order for you to be considered for any scholarships, so be sure to complete it before the application deadline. (Please note that if you applied for scholarships last year, you must submit a new form for 2024.)

Important Scholarship Application Information:

    • Medical Alumni online community account: To create your online account, click here>>.   It may take 1-2 business days for your request to be processed. If you have any questions or difficulties with the form, or questions about scholarship requirements, please contact Ellen Edgerton at edgertoe@upstate.edu.  *Please note online accounts are not available for incoming students.

    • Essays and Statements:  Please be sure your name is on the top of all essays or statements. Unless otherwise noted on the application form all essays should be typed, single-spaced, and no longer than 1 to 1 1/2 pages in length.