Financial Aid


Student Finance Handbook

The Office of Student Finance has put together a handbook for all students. It contains up to date information and instructions. Please click here to access this handbook.

General Information

The cost of financing a medical education can be daunting, but the office of student finance at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is available to assist you in preparing to meet it. Staff members are committed to clarifying the process of applying for financial aid so that you may explore various options that exist for funding your medical education. Read this information carefully and use it as a reference guide to help select from the numerous avenues of funding available to you.

Applicants to the M.D./Ph.D. (also known as the Medical Scientist Training Program — MSTP) and Ph.D. programs should note that this website is intended primarily for students enrolling in the M.D. program at Einstein. Tuition for students in these programs is remitted and a stipend is offered. Students in such programs are encouraged to contact the appropriate graduate division for information regarding tuition waivers and stipends. The office of student finance reviews grant applications for M.D. students only.

The office of student finance awards grant assistance on the basis of demonstrated financial need. In addition, a number of scholarships not based on financial need are awarded by the admissions office.


Upcoming Deadlines for Outside Scholarships

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program

JVS Chicago processes academic scholarship applications from eligible students who have financial needs that cannot fully be met by other appropriate resources. Assistance is available primarily for those with FINANCIAL NEED who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000. 


  • Must be Jewish. 
  • Were born and raised in Chicago metropolitan area*, including Lake County, Indiana; OR one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment.
  • Intend to remain in the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school
  • Are entering an accredited graduate program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full 2016-2017 academic year OR
  • Are entering your junior or senior years of an accredited bachelor's degree program in a helping profession on a full-time basis for the full 2016-2017 academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate career promise
  • Are available for an in-person interview between March 1 and April 20, 2016 

*Chicago metropolitan area includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.

Award Amount:$1,000-$8,000
Deadline: February 1, 2016 


Joseph Collins Foundation

The Joseph Collins Scholarship is pleased to invite all second, third and fourth year students to apply for a scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The scholarships will be awarded based upon the following criteria:

Financial Need
Scholastic Record
Good Moral Character

Special Note: those student who have an interest in the arts by demonstrating your actively involved in the Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Musical Instrument , and Literary Activities will more likely be favorably considered. 


You intend on specializing in neurology, psychiatry, or becoming a general practitioner 

Application is attached – and must be typewritten.
Please note:  that you will also need one faculty recommendations is required.  Your College Transcript, Your Medical School Transcript and photo of yourself. 

Completed applications must be returned to the Student Finance Office, Van Etten, Room 230.

Award amount: $15,000 scholarship  to be awarded to one Einstein student in 2016-17. 
Deadline: February 22, 2016  

Application link: Joseph Collins Scholarship Application 


DAR-Medical Scholarships

These awards are in the amount of up to $5,000. Students must be attending or accepted into an approved, accredited medical school (including Osteopathic Medical Schools), colleges or universities. An application form must be completed for each scholarship you are applying for.


Alice W. Rooke Scholarship

A $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student who has been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant) at approved, accredited medical schools, colleges, and universities. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, applicant may reapply for up to four years.

 Award amount: up to $5,000 
Deadline: February 10, 2016  


Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.This scholarship is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing at the graduate level at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities. There is a preference to females "if equally qualified."

 Award amount: up to $5,000 
Deadline: February 10, 2016  


Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship

A preferred amount $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student either attending or planning to attend an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year for up to four consecutive years, pending receipt of proof of continued enrollment (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant), and after the first semester, an annual transcript review indicating a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Award amount: up to $5,000 
Deadline: February 10, 2016  


Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship

A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who is a US citizen attending medical school. The selection process is based on academic merit with a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the applicable educational institution. The recipient may reapply for the scholarship each year, but is not guaranteed the award.

Award amount: up to $5,000 
Deadline: February 10, 2016  


The Pisacano Scholarship Leadership Program

Only applicants who in the fall of 2016 will be entering their fourth year (full-time) in a U.S medical school will be considered. Applicants must have declared family medicine as their specialty. Applicants will be judged on commitment to family medicine, leadership qualities, academic performance, interpersonal skills, communications skills, and involvement in serving others. The Foundation Board requires each applicant to complete an interview with a local family physician. 
Award Amount: Up to $28,000
Deadline: March 1st, 2016  

2016 AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award

These $10,000 minority scholarship awards recognize current first and second-year medical profession. The scholarship rewards commitment to the elimination of the health care disparities, outstanding academic achievements, leadership activities, and community involvement . Award recipients will attend the 2016 AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting and a leadership training seminar. Each medical school may nominate two students for the general Minority Scholars Award category.
Award amount: $10,000  
Deadline: March 4, 2016 

Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship for LGBTQ female medical students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States or Canada. Applicants should be in good academic standing, and have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBTQ community.  

 Award amount: $ 5,000 (total of 4 scholarship will be distributed) 
Deadline: April 15, 2016  


Annual Senior Care Scholarship

The annual scholarship award is for (5) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must be planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline. 

Award amount: $1,000 
Deadline: April 15th, 2016  


Welsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are granted upon application to those students who seem best to satisfy the requirements of the Welsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Trust Fund.The scholarship requires that applicants must be residents of Connecticut for five years and be currently enrolled in a not-for-profit medical school accredited by the AMA and/or the World Health Organization. Students demonstrating financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interests and community service, will be strongly considered. 

 Award amount: Up to $20,000 within the limits of the funds available. 
Deadline: April 30th, 2016 


Pride Foundation

We manage numerous scholarships and each one has its own specific criteria (there is only one application to complete). There is not a minimum GPA requirement. Students must have some demonstrated need, but the overall amount varies. We look for students who demonstrate commitment to social justice and LGBTQ concerns, exemplify leadership in their communities, and demonstrate the ability to be academically and personally successful. All applicants must be from the Northwest.

Deadline: Varied 


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: varied

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