Congressman John Lewis Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship to support students from under-represented groups

Part of Xavier University School of Medicine’s mission is to make  medical education affordable.

Total Scholarship Value: up to $66,000

Congressman John Lewis Memorial Scholarship Criteria

  1. Student must be entering Xavier University school of medicine in the first year of basic science (MD1-MD3).
  2. Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Student must come from an under-represented minority group (African American, Native American, or Hispanic American)
  4. Student must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Please note: All prospective students must be accepted prior to applying for a Scholarship.

Building Tomorrow. Today.

An excellent school, a gorgeous environment, and the tools you need to succeed. Xavier University School of Medicine (XUSOM) offers everything you’re looking for — and more. Our esteemed faculty is comprised of distinguished physicians who are committed to preparing our students for success. We cultivate a positive environment  through small class sizes and engaged learning, so students can gain the most from their education.

Fully Accredited

Xavier is fully accredited. Students can practice anywhere in the US and Canada.

Academic Success

High pass rates on USMLE Step 1 and Step 2, and a high residency match rate.

Residential Campus

A brand new all-inclusive residential campus was opened in Fall 2021.

New Academic Campus

A brand new state of the art academic campus is set to open during Fall 2024.

To maintain the Congressman John Lewis Memorial scholarship:

  • Student must have continuous enrollment. There should be no interruptions or discontinuation in studies.
  • Student must reside at Xavier’s residential campus during basic science semesters.
  • Student must not receive any disciplinary actions while a student of Xavier.
  • Student must maintain satisfactory academic progression at the discretion of Chief Academic Officer.

Scholarships may be rescinded if terms are not met, and the student will be responsible for full tuition. Awards are disbursed in the Student Management System as a credit toward your tuition. Scholarship offers are at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, and the committee reserves the right to approve or deny a student for any reason.

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