Scholarships

AICASA recognizes academic excellence, community, and volunteer service when evaluating applicants.

To encourage and reward these values among our applicants, AICASA has established an endowment of a select number of full and partial scholarships to qualified students for each entering semester. Scholarship criteria are competitive and funding is limited. Accepted students are invited to apply for available scholarships posted on the university website. AICASA scholarships do not preclude you from seeking outside grants, scholarships and awards.

Grants are available to qualified students. The following is a list of the grants currently available. All monetary amounts are in US dollars. All grants may be extended up to six semesters at AICASA if the student does not graduate in the expected four semesters.

Grants for South Asian Citizens and Residents

Award Amount

$96,500, awarded $2,500 per semester (1-4) at AICASA, then $9,500 per semester (1-4) plus intersession and $9,750 per semester (5-8) at AUA

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:

    • Applicants must be citizens & residents of any of the South Asian Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka)
    • Proof of residency (no older than two months from the application date)

    • A copy of their passport

AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States; immigration to the United States is at the discretion of the U.S. immigration authorities.

All grants may be extended up to six semesters at AICASA if the student does not graduate in the expected four semesters.

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Canadian Grant

Award Amount

$10,000, awarded $2,500 per semester (1-4) at AICASA

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:

    • Proof of residency in Canada (no older than two months from the application date)

    • One-page personal statement indicating why they should be considered for the grant

  • Applications will be individually considered based on a holistic review of your transcripts and other documents.

  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester enrolled at AICASA

AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States; immigration to the United States is at the discretion of the U.S. immigration authorities.

All grants may be extended up to six semesters at AICASA if the student does not graduate in the expected four semesters.

APPLY HERE

United Kingdom Grant

AICASA is proud to offer a pathway for students from United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) to complete health sciences programs and be eligible for enrollment into the MD program of AUACOM. The United Kingdom Grant is offered to a limited number of incoming students to help offset the cost of education.

Award Amount

$10,000, awarded $2,500 per payment semester

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizen of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

Students need not apply for this scholarship as they are automatically awarded if qualified.

All grants may be extended up to six semesters at AICASA if the student does not graduate in the expected four semesters.

International Grant

Award Amount

$6,000, awarded $1,500 per semester (1-4) at AICASA

Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of a country that is not the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, or a South Asian country (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka)
  • Applicants must submit a completed application along with:
    • Proof of residency (no older than two months from the application date)
    • A copy of their passport
  • There are no GPA requirements for this award

AICASA/AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States; immigration to the United States is at the discretion of the U.S. immigration authorities.

APPLY HERE

The Antiguan Tuition Grant

AICASA and AUA are committed to building the island supporting our students and campus community and are pleased to offer The Antiguan Tuition Grant to a limited number of Antiguan citizens.

Award Amount:

Full tuition and institutional fees for the entire medical education program leading to an MD degree; does not cover room, board, transportation, insurance, and other living expenses. This amounts to $23,000USD for a four semester sequence.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must show proof of Antiguan Citizenship
  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester enrolled at AICASA
  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession
  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences
  • Contact the Prime Minister’s office and/or the Ministry of Education for this scholarship
  • AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States; immigration to the United States is at the discretion of the U.S. immigration authorities

Some or all clinical rotations may be scheduled at sites in CARICOM nations

*The grant only covers base tuition costs; for other programs like the Global Medicine Program during Basic Sciences and intersession or the FIU Certificate Program during Clinical Sciences, the difference in tuition will be the responsibility of the student.

All grants may be extended up to six semesters at AICASA if the student does not graduate in the expected four semesters.

The Montserrat Tuition Grant

One grant per every calendar year is awarded to a citizen of Montserrat enrolling into AICASA.

Award Amount

Full tuition and institutional fees for the entire medical education program leading to an MD degree; does not cover room, board, transportation, insurance, and other living expenses. This amounts to $23,000USD for a four semester sequence.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must show proof of Montserrat Citizenship

  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester enrolled at AICASA

  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

  • Must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

AUA cannot guarantee clinical placement in the United States; immigration to the United States is at the discretion of the U.S. immigration authorities

Some or all clinical rotations may be scheduled at sites in CARICOM nations

*The grant only covers base tuition costs; for other programs like the Global Medicine Program during Basic Sciences and intersession or the FIU Certificate Program during Clinical Sciences, the difference in tuition will be the responsibility of the student.

All grants may be extended up to six semesters at AICASA if the student does not graduate in the expected four semesters.

APPLY HERE

CARICOM Tuition Grant

AICASA and AUA are pleased to assist the career aspirations of students from the Caribbean community (CARICOM) by offering a special tuition grant.

Award Amount

$33,500, awarded $1,500 per semester (1-4) at AICASA, then $5,500 per semester (1-4) plus intersession at AUA 

Eligibility Requirements

  • A copy of passport, birth certificate, and proof of address

  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester enrolled at AICASA

  • Must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

All grants may be extended up to six semesters at AICASA if the student does not graduate in the expected four semesters.

APPLY HERE

Sibling or Spouse Allowance

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUACOM) and the American International College of Arts and Sciences in Antigua (AICASA) are pleased to offer a tuition discount to siblings or a spouse who are enrolled concurrently in a full-time program at AUACOM or AICASA. In order to qualify for the discount, all siblings or spouses must be enrolled full-time for each semester of eligibility.

Award Amount

20% tuition discount on the lowest tuition of one sibling or spouse; or 10% for each sibling or spouse when tuition is the same

Eligibility Requirements

  • For siblings: a copy of your birth certificates or other legal documentation showing you have the same parent

  • For spouses: a copy of your marriage certificate, legal civil union, or registered domestic partnership at the time of the qualifying partner’s acceptance to AUACOM or AICASA; couples who are legally joined after matriculation are not eligible

  • Siblings or spouses may be enrolled in separately in AUACOM and AICASA to qualify for the discount

  • Both students must maintain a Pass grade each semester enrolled at AICASA

  • Both students must maintain a Pass grade each semester during Basic Sciences and intersession

  • Both students must not fail any rotations during Clinical Sciences

All grants may be extended up to six semesters at AICASA if the student does not graduate in the expected four semesters.

APPLY HERE

Scholarship Contact

Karen Ash, Scholarship Coordinator

Manipal Education Americas, LLC; representatives for AICASA
40 Wall Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10005

kash@auamed.org

Phone: +1 212-661-8899 x185

Guidance and Advice

  • Prior to scholarship consideration, all candidates need acceptance to AICASA and, where appropriate, a completed scholarship application/supporting documentation
  • Scholarships may not be combined; those who qualify for more than one will receive the award with the highest value only
  • Once lost, scholarship eligibility may not be regained
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