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Merit-based scholarships & Grants

Merit-based scholarships and grants are awarded to individual medicine and pharmacy students at NEOMED through the NEOMED Foundation. These are considered a source of “gift-aid” because they are a source of free money – financial aid that doesn’t have to be paid back.

Availability for scholarships is subject to funding availability and percentage of need able to be met.

Application Timeline: December 15 through March 15.

For Medicine Students

These merit-based scholarships and grants are distributed to NEOMED students within the College of Medicine.

Amount
$2,500

Criteria

  • is in good academic standing;
  • will enter his or her fourth year in the fall of 2017; and
  • is a long-standing Ohio resident.

 

Application Submission

  • Application;
  • Resume or CV;
  • Two letters of recommendation; one from a physician and one from a community constituent (defined as an individual without ties to NEOMED).These letters should address the student’s patient care practice and the student’s longitudinal commitment to the community; and
  • Essay describing your practice and understanding of patient-centered care and the role of physicians in the community.  Essay not to exceed two pages.

The recipient will be notified by April 28, 2017 and the scholarship will be applied to the student’s educational expenses for next academic year (2017-2018.

Letters of recommendation should be written to the Student Financial Aid Scholarship and Award Committee.  Applicants must submit their application materials in one packet to the Office of Enrollment Services, c/o Sarah Moore. Submissions may be made in person or electronically to . For more information, call 330.325.6292.

Through a generous donation from Dr. Shailaja and Mr. Swamy Behara, the George I. Litman, M.D., FACC, FACP Endowed Scholarship was created. The Beharas, residents of Houston, Texas, created the scholarship in Dr. Litman’s honor after he assisted their son, Raju, with a research project and provided guidance as he considered medical school.

This merit-based scholarship is for College of Medicine students who are completing their third-year (rising M4s) with an interest in cardiology and cardiology research.

Amount
$3,000

Criteria

  • is in good academic standing;
  • on track to successfully complete three years of medical education at NEOMED; and
  • have a firm interest in cardiology and cardiology research.

 

Application Submission

  • Application;
  • Resume or CV;
  • Essay describing your interest in cardiology or cardiology research which may draw upon experiences during your third-year of medical education. Essay not to exceed two pages.
  • NEOMED transcript will be submitted by the Office of Enrollment Services.

The recipient will be notified by April 28, 2017, and the scholarship will be applied to the student’s educational expenses for next academic year (2017-2018.)  The scholarship is a one-year award.

Applicants must submit their application in one application packet to the Office of Enrollment Services, c/o Sarah Moore. Submissions may be made in person or electronically at . For more information on this scholarship, please call 330.325.6292.

Amount
$2,500 – $4,000

Additional Criteria

  • Graduates of a Stark County, Ohio high school
  • Demonstrates great academic success

Amount
$525 – $700

Additional Criteria

  • Underrepresented minority
  • Students from Mahoning and Trumbull County, Ohio
  • Display great academic success as defined by ranking in the top 25% of their class

Amount
$2,500 – $5,000

Additional Criteria

  • Third year (M3) student
  • Achieved the highest academic success in the field of Pathology as determined by the Chair of Pathology

Amount
$1,200 – $1,600

Additional Criteria

  • Third or fourth-year (M3 & M4) student
  • Interested in Pathology
  • Display great academic success as defined by ranking in the top 25% of their class

Amount
$1,500 – $4,060

Additional Criteria

  • Underrepresented minority student
  • Third or fourth-year medicine student
  • Display great academic success as defined by ranking in the top 50% of their class

Amount
$580 – $1,685

Additional Criteria

  • Financially deserving female students
  • Beginning their third year in College of Medicine
  • Preference given to a student who demonstrates great academic success as defined by ranking in the top 25% of their class

For Pharmacy Students

These merit-based scholarships and grants are distributed to NEOMED students within the College of Pharmacy.

The Ann and Barry Klein Commitment to Community Scholarship recognizes a Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) pharmacy student who displays exemplary commitment to community service, regardless of service venue.

Amount
$1,500

Additional Criteria

  • will enter their third or fourth year in fall of 2017;
  • demonstrate a commitment to community service; and
  • perform community service in Summit County.

 

Application Submission

  • Application;
  • Resume or CV;
  • Essay describing your community service in Summit County, Ohio and the impact you feel this will have on your career as a health care professional. Essay not to exceed two pages.

The recipient will be notified by April 28, 2017, and the scholarship will be applied to the student’s educational expenses for the next academic year (2017-2018). The scholarship is a one-year award but may be renewed for one year.

Applicants must submit their original essay to the Office of Enrollment Services, c/o Sarah Moore. Submissions may be made in person or electronically to . For more information, call 330.325.6292.

The CVS Health Foundation Pharmacy School Grants Program supports students as they complete their pharmacy education.

Amount
n/a

Additional Criteria

  • Students in good standing
  • Interested in a career in community pharmacy practice, AND
  • who intern/volunteer their time with an organization that supports underserved populations.
  • In addition, at least 25% of the scholarship funds must be awarded to fluent speaking bilingual student(s).

 

Application Submission

  • Application;
  • essay;
  • letter of recommendation

Further details found on the application.   

Amount
$500

Application Submission

  • Essay

 

Application Deadline

Fall

Amount
$2,000

Additional Criteria

  • Students who have made significant efforts towards raising awareness or play an active role in educating others about cultural competency and diversity related matters impacting the pharmacy profession
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Not be a previous Walgreens Diversity Scholarship recipient
  • Consent to release their name and photo for use by Walgreens

 

Application Deadline
Late Fall

Questions?

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 330.325.6286
Email: finaid@neomed.edu