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Western New York Medical Scholarship

Initiated by concerned local physicians and business leaders, the Western New York Medical scholarship addresses two key objectives — student debt and projected physician shortages.

Each scholarship recipient is required to sign a pledge to live and practice for at least five years in one of the eight Western New York counties at the conclusion of their training.

Award Amount

$30,000 per year (for four years)

Eligibility

First-year medical students who graduated from a high school located in one of Western New York’s counties:

  • Allegany
  • Cattaraugus
  • Chautauqua
  • Erie
  • Genesee
  • Niagara
  • Orleans
  • Wyoming

Application Process

Indicate your interest by emailing Lani Jandreau.

Lani Jandreau

Administrative Asscociate

Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

901 Kimball Tower, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2773; Fax: (716) 829-6067

Email: lanijand@buffalo.edu

Deadline

Emails must be received by Dec. 15.

Selecting Awardees

The Scholarship Committee of the Office of Medical Education, in consultation with the Admissions Committee, will decide which students to interview.

Among factors taken into consideration are: academic achievement, future plans and demonstrated financial need.

Following interviews, the Scholarship Committee will make the awards.

Notification

Awardees will be notified by phone call and written confirmation in mid-March.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Western New York Medical Scholarship, please contact:

Eric Alcott

Senior Associate Dean and Executive Director of Medical Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

901 Kimball Tower, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-3294; Fax: (716) 829-6067

Email: ealcott@buffalo.edu