Premedical Scholarships

The American University Hassa S. Shanker Premedical Achievement Prize is a cash award of $2,000 presented to the most outstanding undergraduate student intending to apply to a health professional school who has taken at least five science and mathematics courses at American University. Selection is based on academic achievements, leadership qualities and contributions to society or the health professions. Applicants must be planning to apply to medical, dental or veterinary school, or to a program in the health sciences, such as physical therapy. Application forms are available in the bookcase outside Room 202 in the Beeghly Chemistry Building.

The Josephine G. Gimble Scholarship provides $2,000 awarded annually to a junior or senior undergraduate student or a postbaccalaureate student who is majoring in the health sciences and who has expressed a commitment to a career in the allied health fields such as nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant or public health. You must have taken courses at American University before applying. Details are provided in the application form to be found outside Beeghly 202.