The David Geffen Medical Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding students entering DGSOM, including in-state tuition (if applicable, out-of-state tuition is covered for year one only), and a living stipend to be put towards the other expenses of medical school, including room and board, required books and supplies, health insurance, and transportation. The David Geffen Medical Scholarships have positioned recipients to immediately pursue careers in clinical practice, teaching, research, and public service, giving them the tools to become leaders in health care, in the community, in academic medicine, and in health care policy – without the economic burden that often restricts the choices of many young physicians and scientists.
The David Geffen Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Financial need is not a criterion for eligibility. The merit-based scholarships provide full financial support for approximately 25% of current UCLA medical students and there is no need to submit an application. All applicants to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will be considered for the scholarships, eliminating the need to submit separate applications.