Scholarship Fund

The Worcester District Medical Society founded in 1794, is a professional organization representing 2,500 physicians and medical students in Central Massachusetts. The Society was established to advance medical knowledge, to develop and maintain highest professional and ethical standards of medical practice and health care, and to serve as an advocate for physicians and their patients.

The Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to medical students each year. The number and amounts offered are evaluated each year based on the monies available through donations and fund raising. The Committee will accept applications for 2021 beginning June 1, 2021.

The criteria for scholarship awards will be based on scholastic achievement, financial need and community service.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a legal resident of Central Massachusetts at the time of applying to medical school.
  • Must be currently enrolled as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student, attending an accredited allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medical school (not on leave or in your gap year, in a degree program such as an MPH or PHD, or in a fellowship year at the time that award is dispersed).
  • Must be in good academic standing, demonstrate involvement in community service and have a financial need.
  • Must submit a complete application and include:
    • Medical School Transcript (must be official copy mailed directly from medical school)
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • An essay stating the applicant’s reasons for selecting a career in medicine and why they feel deserving of the award

Must be a legal resident of Central Massachusetts at the time of applying to medical school.

*Cities and Towns in Central Massachusetts

Ashburnham
Ashby
Athol
Auburn
Ayer
Barre
Bellingham
Berlin
Blackstone
Bolton
Boxboro
Boylston
Brimfield
Brookfield
Charlton
Clinton
Douglas
Dudley
E. Brookfield
Farnumsville
Fisherville
Fiskdale
Fitchburg
Gardner
Gilbertville
Grafton
Groton
Hardwick
Harvard
Holden

Hopedale
Hopkinton
Hubbardston
Hudson
Lancaster
Leicester
Leominster
Linwood
Lunenburg
Marlboro
Mendon
Milford
Millbury
Millville
N. Brookfield
N. Grafton
N. Oxford
N. Spencer
New Braintree
Northborough
Northbridge
Oakham
Oxford
Paxton
Pepperell
Petersham
Phillipston
Princeton
Rochdale
Royalston

Rutland
S. Lancaster
Shirley
Shrewsbury
South Barre
Southboro
Southbridge
Spencer
Sterling
Sturbridge
Sutton
Templeton
Townsend
Upton
Uxbridge
W. Auburn
W. Boylston
W. Brookfield
W. Upton
W. Warren
Warren
Webster
Westboro
Westborough
Westminster
Whitinsville
Winchedon
Worcester

*Resources: Worcester District Medical Society Bylaws.  Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

* Application deadline is Monday, August 3, 2020.

Telephone/Zoom interviews will be conducted.  Candidates should be prepared to discuss their desire to become a physician, involvement with community service/volunteer opportunities, unique attributes and financial need.

The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make a selection based on the criteria above.  Recipients will be notified by early October.

To apply, please fill out the form below:

  • Applicant Information

  • Education

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  • Work/Volunteer Experience

  • Academic Achievements/Needs

  • Note: Financial aid offices in all accredited medical schools deduct the award amount from the loan amount available
  • The information supplied by me on this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that misrepresentation may cause denial or withdrawal of the scholarship.

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