The scholarships provide full financial support to outstanding students entering the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, including instate tuition, room and board, books and supplies. The scholarship covers these costs for the duration of medical school, provided scholars remain in good standing.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit; financial need is not a criterion for eligibility. All applicants to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will be considered for the scholarships, eliminating the need to submit separate applications. The merit-based scholarships provide financial support for approximately 25% of current UCLA medical students.
The David Geffen Medical Scholarships will position recipients to immediately pursue careers in clinical practice, teaching, research and public service, giving them the tools to become leaders in health care, in the community, in academic medicine and in health care policy – without the economic burden that often restricts the choices of many young physicians and scientists.