When you're accepted to the Wayne State University School of Medicine, it's because we believe you belong here. We see in you the traits we're looking for in both a student and a physician, and we're committed to helping you reach your goals.

Our scholarships are a tangible example of this commitment, an investment in you and your future. To apply, simply complete your FAFSA and Academic Works application. We'll take it from there.

Board of Governors M.D. Scholarship

The Board of Governors (BOG) M.D. Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year and second-year medical students who demonstrate financial need based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information and who complete 50 credit hours meeting satisfactory academic progress standards. The amount of the BOG M.D. Scholarship is based on the aggregate total Federal Direct Subsidized Loan that you borrowed at the undergraduate level, if any, and the percentage used of the 600% lifetime Federal Pell Grant eligibility limit.

Federal Direct Subsidized loan undergraduate aggregate total Percentage used of Federal Pell Grant 600% lifetime eligibility 2020-21 Board of Governors M.D. need-based scholarship amount
$0 to $10,000 Less than 100% $2,000
$10,001 to $23,000 Less than 100% $5,000
N/A 100% to 150% $10,000
N/A 150.1% to 200% $12,000
N/A 200.1% to 300% $14,000
N/A 300.1% to 600% $18,000

The Federal Direct Subsidized Loan aggregate total borrowed at the undergraduate level and the percentage used of the Federal Pell Grant 600% eligibility limit can be viewed at

School of Medicine scholarships

Medical students who wish to be considered for Wayne State University School of Medicine private scholarships must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of information submitted on their FAFSA, their academic record, their citizenship status, and other criteria stated in the scholarships listed on this site. Information that first-year students submitted at the time of application to the WSU School of Medicine also will be considered. Please use this link to apply for scholarship consideration which will open for around 2 weeks in August. Sign in using your access id and password. Once logged in you should see the option for a "General Application" and a School of Medicine Conditional application. You must first complete the General Application before proceeding to the School of Med application. The School of Medicine Scholarship Committee will notify recipients in summer/early fall.

Scholarships eligibility criteria

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • File a FAFSA
  • Be admitted and enrolled at the WSU School of Medicine (not on a Leave of Absence)
  • Fulfill other requirements as specified by individual scholarship provisions (e.g., place academically in the upper half of the class, participate in volunteer activities, etc.)

Scholarships from private funds are made possible by the generosity of alumni, friends and other donors to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

Available annual scholarships