The UNC School of Medicine Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund scholarship program was established in 1966 with a modest stipend to six students. Because of generous alumni support and commitment to medical education at UNC, there are 90 Alumni Funded Loyalty Fund Scholars in 2019-20. Of those scholarships, approximately 60 are available via the annual application process. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate character, commitment to service, academic achievement, leadership qualities and show financial need.

One-year scholarships, valued at $10,000, are awarded to rising Foundation Phase (3rd semester), Application Phase and Individualization Phase students.

A scholarship selection committee comprised of representatives from the Office of Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Admissions, Alumni Affairs and the Medical Foundation of North Carolina select recipients.

Scholarship selection will be made by early June. Selected students will be notified as early as possible. Distribution of funds will be applied toward financial aid package (if applicable) and will be managed by the School of Medicine’s Financial Aid Office.

Recipients will be asked to thank the alumni who supported the scholarship. This is accomplished through thank you cards or letters and attending one to two alumni events during the year. Scholarship recipients should realize that they have a responsibility to contribute annually to the Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund at a time which is appropriate to each recipient.

Questions: Contact the Alumni Office at 962-8891 or