Non-Federal Financial Assistance
The Brody Scholarship Program
A full scholarship is awarded to three or four incoming medical students each year. Preference is given to eastern North Carolina residents who demonstrate outstanding academic performance, leadership potential and a sincere interest in primary care medicine. Upon admittance, the Scholarship Committee recommends students to the Brody Foundation Board of Directors for consideration. If a student maintains acceptable academic progress, these funds are renewable for up to four years of medical school.
The Fullerton Scholarship
A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year by the Fullerton Foundation to incoming students nominated by the medical schools in North and South Carolina. Criteria for nomination include demonstrated outstanding academic performance prior to entering medical school and the potential to develop into a highly capable professional concerned with the total welfare of society.
The Forgivable Education Loan for Service
This program was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011 and the first loans are available for the 2012-13 academic year. The loan provides financial assistance to qualified students who are committed to practicing medicine in North Carolina. Annual loan amounts are $14,000. Students apply directly through CFNC.org.
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Programs
The Navy, Air Force, Army and North Carolina National Guard all offer financial assistance to medical students or residents.
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
This program provides tuition, educational expenses and a monthly stipend to students who will serve in the National Health Service Corps for a designated time period.
The North Carolina Legislative Grant for Minority Medical Students
This grant is awarded to an under-represented minority that meets the mission of the school.
Southern Medical Association Scholarship
This scholarship is based on scholastic achievement and financial need. It is awarded to a third-year student by the Medical Student Scholarship Fund of the Southern Medical Association.
In addition, a number of other named scholarships are available through the School of Medicine. Managed by the Health Sciences Development and Alumni Affairs of ECU, they were established by individuals throughout the region who recognize the importance of supporting medical student education. Scholarship availability is dependent upon market conditions. Applications are made available to students in the fall of every academic year. For a complete detailed list, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.