American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) today announced eight new merit-based scholarships created to help aspiring medical students fund their education.

The scholarships are designed to reward students who exemplify AUC’s commitment to service, collaboration and achievement. For example, the Alumni Heritage Scholarship awards full tuition for the first semester to a qualified student who has experience working with or volunteering with an AUC graduate. The Community Outreach Award recognizes exceptional dedication to community service. And the First Generation M.D. Award is given to qualified applicants who have the goal to be the first physician in their immediate family.

Award criteria vary, and some scholarships are one-time awards, while others are renewable for the duration of the awardee’s enrollment at AUC.

“These scholarships were created to help support our academic culture by recognizing students who demonstrate the values and attributes we look for in future AUC students,” said Heidi Chumley, M.D., AUC executive dean and chief academic officer. “Our new scholarships help more students fund their education as they study to become physicians.”

Full scholarship details, criteria and application forms are online at

About American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), founded in 1978, has more than 5,000 alumni who are practicing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. AUC graduates regularly compete for and obtain residency positions at prestigious healthcare institutions, and students’ performance on national licensing exams is on par with students’ performance at medical schools in the United States and Canada. AUC students begin their journey to become physicians on the pre-clinical campus in St. Maarten before completing clinical training in affiliated hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom. AUC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine. AUC is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV). For more information about AUC, visit

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