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

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.

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.

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.


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