Merit-based awards are offered to incoming first year medical studentsbased on meeting two of three requirements:
- A 3.75 overall undergraduate GPA
- 30 or above on the (first time to take the) MCAT exam
- A 9 or above committee rating by the Admissions Committee of the medical school you will attend.
After these requirements are met, 15 students from UASOM and 6 students from USACOM (University of South Alabama College of Medicine) are interviewed by the Board. No application is needed for the merit-based award. All students accepted to medical school are automatically considered. Eleven awards are made in the amount of $5,000 per year; awards are renewable if a student remains in the top 20% of his or her class.