Scholarships and Grants

In keeping with our pledge to make medical school affordable, we award partial scholarships to one-quarter of our incoming medical students.

We base these scholarships on academic merit and/or demonstrated need. If you remain in good academic standing, we will renew your award annually.

Internal Scholarships

  • Award of Excellence for Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity
    This honorary award acknowledges individuals whose actions, example and efforts contribute to a respectful and supportive environment at the university and in the Western New York community.
  • Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship and Nader Fellowship
    This fellowship supports rising second-year medical student summer research projects with UB-affiliated faculty members.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship
    These fellowships are for candidates accepted into our medical school who have experience living or working in diverse environments or who have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic, cultural or educational disadvantages and can bring these experiences to UB to help foster a community of diversity and inclusion.
  • Dr. Franz E. and Elizabeth Glasauer Externship Fund
    The fund supports students in good standing who have completed at least their first year of medical school and plan to participate in a global health care experience abroad.  
  • Dr. Howard R. Goldstein ’74 Memorial Humanitarian Scholarship
    This annual award honors fourth-year medical students who demonstrate a humanitarian spirit and dedication to the welfare of others. 
  • Eugene R. Mindell, MD, and Harold Brody, MD ’61, PhD, Clinical Translational Research Award
    This award recognizes a junior research scientist for the best basic science research that seeks to solve a clinical problem.
  • John J. and Janet H. Sung Scholarship
    This $40,000 scholarship is awarded to one student in each incoming class, based on academic merit, financial need and soundness of character.
  • John Naughton Contemporary Medicine Award
    This annual award recognizes significant contributions by medical students to the medical school or the community.
  • Murray J. Ettinger Student Emergency Fund
    This fund is available to students who are experiencing an unexpected hardship that could impact their ability to remain enrolled in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
  • 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.

External Scholarships

Graduate Opportunity Program

The Graduate Opportunity Program provides tuition scholarships to students who graduated from an Educational Opportunity Program, Higher Education Opportunity Program or CUNY Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge program in New York State.

F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship

The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program covers 100 percent of your tuition—plus required books, equipment and most academic fees—in exchange for a year of active duty service to the U.S. Army for every year you receive the scholarship. Your minimum service obligation is two years.

Lee Foundation Psychiatric Scholarship

Medical students apply during their third or fourth year of medical school. Priority given to students from Western New York entering a psychiatry residency at the Jacobs School.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in primary care. In return, you commit to providing care to communities in need for two to four years, once you graduate and complete your training.

National Medical Fellowships

Medical students from underrepresented minority groups receive these need-based scholarships. Several different types of awards exist; they recognize such attributes as leadership, community service and a commitment to care for underserved populations.

Orleans County/Lyndonville Foundation

Medical students apply during their third or fourth year of medical school.  Priority given to students from Orleans County, but open to any Western New York resident who pledges to work and live in Orleans County for minimum of five years after they complete their training.

Pisicano Scholars Leadership Program

This program awards scholarships to medical students committed to practicing family medicine. It reimburses a portion of your debt during your fourth year of medical school, with the remaining funds distributed over your residency. Pisicano scholars receive up to $7,000 a year for up to four years.

Seneca Diabetes Foundation

Medical students may apply in their first year of medical school. Scholarships are open to Seneca Nation students who are planning to enter a primary care specialty residency at the Jacobs School. Students will pledge to work on the Seneca Nation reservation for a minimum of five years after they complete their training. Students will be mentored by Seneca Diabetes Foundation officials during medical school and residency.


Economically Disadvantaged First Professional Study Program (EDPS)

This program provides partial tuition waivers to full-time medical students who are determined to have exceptional need. New York State and participating educational institutions fund the program.

Financial Assistance Inquiries

Financial Aid Advisor

Jennifer Rice

UB Financial Aid Counselor

Room 7202, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 645-8232 (Chose prompt 2 or stay on the line.)


Financial Aid Advisor

Office of Financial Aid
1Capen (North Campus)
114 Diefendorf (South Campus)
Phone: 716-645-8232