Western New York Medical Scholarships

Western New York Medical Scholarships at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were initiated by local physicians and business leaders to address 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.

Preference will be given to applicants who complete their residency training in Western New York. Students awarded will receive up to 90 percent of tuition costs. 

For a complete listing of Western New York scholarships and descriptions, please see below.

Application Process

Applications are available in February each year. Notifications will be made promptly after Match Day in March.


Click on each scholarship to see specific details for that scholarship.

The following WNY scholarships are available to students of any year while attending medical school, traditionally distributed to incoming first-year medical students when submitting the General Scholarship Application Form. Scholarship applications are available March 1 each year.

Contact Information

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

Laura E. Yusick, JD.

Laura E. Yusick, JD

Admissions Advisor

Office of Medical Admissions

955 Main Street, Room 1100, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3466; Fax: (716) 829-3849

Email: jacobs-medical-admissions@buffalo.edu