University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine



Scholarship Opportunities


Scholarships: Providing Financial Assistance to Future Physicians

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 Kathy Buckner via email or call (951) 827-7343.

UC Riverside School of Medicine Scholarships

Mission Award Scholarship

UC Riverside, School of Medicine has launched the Mission Award Scholarship which provides an additional incentive for students who receive their medical degree from UCR School of Medicine to remain in Inland Southern California and practice medicine.  It is anticipated that at least six students awardees–will receive a scholarship to cover all required university fees not covered by other need-based financial aid sources for all four years of medical school. UC Riverside School of Medicine Mission Award Scholarship will be awarded solely to students with a commitment to practice medicine in Inland Southern California (i.e. Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties) for a period of five years following residency training – awardees must practice medicine in one of the following disciplines-pediatrics, family medicine, general internal medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery or psychiatry.

Regional Properties Mission Scholarship

In partnership with Regional Properties, UCR School of Medicine has launched the Regional Properties Mission Scholarship that provides an additional incentive for students who receive their M.D. at the UCR School of Medicine to remain in Inland Southern California and practice medicine. Each student awardee – one each year during the four-year project period – will receive a scholarship (up to $39,000.00 annually) to cover all required university fees not covered by other need-based financial aid sources for all four years of medical school. Regional Properties Mission Scholarship Award will be awarded solely to students with a commitment to practice medicine in Inland Southern California.  Students who practice five years in Inland Southern California will have completed their service commitment.

First 5 Riverside Medical Student Service Award Scholarship Program

First 5 Riverside (F5R) has launched a service award program that provides an additional incentive for students who have a commitment to practice primary care pediatrics in Riverside County. Each student awardee – one each year – will receive a scholarship (up to $39,000 annually) to cover all required university fees not covered by other need-based financial aid sources for all four years of medical school. Students who complete five years of general pediatric practice in Riverside County will have completed their service commitment.

SOM Dean's Scholarship Award

The UCR School of Medicine has been given the opportunity to select five medical student awardees to receive up to $43,000 from the SOM Dean’s Scholarship Award Program. Each selected student will receive $20,000 per year for two years to offset student tuition and educational expenses. This scholarship will also provide $3000 for an approved summer project that serves to benefit our community.

Founder's 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 Founder's Scholarship provides an extra incentive for heavily recruited applicants to attend UCR’s School of Medicine.

Medical School Scholarship Award

The Medical School Scholarship award is designed to attract the best and brightest incoming medical students.

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 Student Fee. Eligibility for these grants is based upon student and parent income/asset information.  

External Scholarships

American Medical Foundation (AMA)

The AMA offers several fellowships and scholarships for medical students. To learn more about all AMA awards and scholarships, please visit the AMA website.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

School Information

School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Admissions Inquiries: (951) 827-7353
E-mail: medadmissions@ucr.edu

General Inquiries: (951) 827-4568
E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

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