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Scholarship Opportunities

These internal and external scholarships are offered in a number of categories, including diversity, specific program areas, service learning, honors, financial need, and more.

We encourage you to review the offerings and find the options that best fit your personal needs. We are here to assist you with reaching your full potential while achieving your educational goals.

If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Buckner via email or call (951) 827-7343.


UC Riverside School of Medicine Scholarships

Dean’s Mission Scholarship - Merit Program

Our most prestigious scholarship will be offered to strong, mission-fit applicants to fund either 100% of all mandatory tuition and fees, approximately $40,000, or a $20,000 award which covers 50% of all mandatory tuition and fees for the first and second years of medical school.

Dean’s Mission Award - Service Program

Students entering into their third year of medical school will be selected annually to receive a two year award to cover all required university fees, not covered by other need-based financial aid sources. Each selected recipient is required to complete the following:

Two years, six months (30  months) of qualified service within San Bernardino, Riverside, or Imperial County in one of the following disciplines - pediatrics, family medicine, general internal medicine, Ob/Gyn, general surgery or psychiatry. Failure to meet these requirements will automatically result in the conversion of the Dean’s Mission Award into a loan that must be repaid upon graduation.

Founders Scholarship Award

The Founder’s Scholarship Award Program was established to recruit the best applicants in the current School of Medicine admission’s applicant pool. The scholarship provides an extra incentive for heavily recruited applicants to attend UCR’s School of Medicine.

Professional Fee Offset Grant

We are pleased to announce that we have a limited number of need-based Professional School Fee Offset Grants to assist medical students in paying for the annual professional school studentfee. Eligibility for these grants is based upon student and parent income/asset information. The grant can be combined with other merit based funding to cover all required university fees.

IEHP Dean’s Mission Award – Service Program

We are pleased to introduce the IEHP Dean’s Mission Award. As an IEHP Dean’s Mission Award awardee, you will receive up to $47,000 annually to cover all required university fees, not covered by other need-based financial aid sources, for all four years of medical school. Each selected recipient is required to complete the following:

  • The IEHP Dean’s Mission Award is awarded solely to students with a commitment to practice medicine in one of the following disciplines – General Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General OB/GYN, General Surgery or General Psychiatry.
  • Once you have completed your residency training program you will be required to practice medicine and serve the Medi-Cal population in Inland Southern California for five years.  Failure to meet these requirements will automatically result in the conversion of the IEHP Dean’s Mission Award into a loan that must be repaid upon graduation. 
Institutional Scholarships

We have several privately funded scholarships  offered in a number of categories, including diversity, specific program areas, service learning, honors, financial need, and more.