Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Scholarship

Xavier University School of Medicine Aruba is Honoring the  550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by offering educational scholarships to deserving students from Sikh Community


The year 2019 marks the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru and the founder of the faith. To honor this mammoth occasion, Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba is offering 20 educational scholarships to deserving students of Sikh heritage.

Scholarship recipients will earn a 50% discount on tuition to Xavier University School of Medicine’s 5.5 Year Premed/MD program or 4 Year MD Program (housing, health insurance, registration, immigration and other incidental fees are excluded).  Students need to fill out a separate scholarship application to be considered.  Scholarship applications are due by August 1st, 2019.  Scholarship awards will be given shortly after the deadline. The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for consideration of the scholarship.

  •  Either parents belonging to Sikh community
  • New Students Only. Not available to current students
  • Students entering into the premed program or entering into the MD program from the first semester (MD1), beginning September 2019. Medical School Transfer Students are not eligible.
  • Minimum high school and/or undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  •  Students must complete an application to the university in full and submit all required documents and be accepted by the Admissions Committee and complete a separate scholarship application before  being considered.

In order to maintain the scholarship throughout the Premed and MD program the following criteria must be maintained at all times:

  • Students must pass every course on first attempt of the program.
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must pass USMLE steps in first attempt.
  • Must maintain a good professional conduct.

If students do not meet all the required criteria at any point the scholarship will be discontinued and the student will have to pay the normal fee as mentioned in the Student Handbook and informed by the Student Finance office.  All students receiving the Guru Nana Dev Ji scholarship must live in university sponsored housing which is not subject to discount.

Please contact Manpreet Sekhon at (516-927-0418) or email to receive more information and a link to the application for this scholarship.

Click here to apply!

*Anyone who is awarded this scholarship is not eligible for the Richland State Bank of South Dakota Student Loan