Medical Student Scholar Program
i4Kids and Dean Anantha Shekhar are pleased to offer $1000 scholarship awards to all Pitt medical students interested in pediatrics. Desiring to promote increased diversity in pediatric medicine and recognizing the extraordinary achievements of trailblazing students, we are especially interested in supporting students who are first-generation college graduates (defined at the bottom of the page). Those who are not first-generation but have demonstrated financial need are still welcome to apply.
Awardees will be:
- offered mentorship opportunities with i4Kids faculty
- invited to i4Kids events including speaker series, networking opportunities and annual symposium
- receive information for new funding opportunities
This award is intended to address the additional financial burden of USMLE exam and test preparation fees, but the scholarship money has no restrictions and may be used as needed by the student.
Note: MSTP students are welcome to apply; however, due to federal regulations, MSTP awardees are not allowed to accept the $1000 scholarship. They may still participate in all other aspects of the program.
Awardees will be selected by a selection panel composed of representatives in the School of Medicine Office of the Dean, Department of Pediatrics, and Admissions and Financial Aid.
Application deadline: February 24, 2023 - 12:00PM EST
Awards announcement: Early April 2023
2023 application is officially closed. Please check back winter 2024.
31 Pitt medical students to date have been awarded and matched with Pediatric faculty mentors.2021 Scholar Recipients 2022 Scholar Recipients 2023 Scholar Recipients