Awards and Scholarships
A broad program of student aid is administered to offer needy students opportunities to defray expenses through awards, scholarships, and loans.
The awards and scholarships listed in this section are designed to promote high attainment of scholarship among students of the School of Medicine.
To view a complete list of awards and their descriptions, click here.
All scholarships are chosen by a committee and do not have applications. A complete list of all available scholarships is available in the University Catalog.
The National Medical Fellowships—Scholarships are awarded to minority students. The amounts are determined by National Medical Fellowships, Inc. Application should be made directly to: National Medical Fellowships, Inc., 250 West Fifty-Seventh Street, New York, N.Y. 10019.
The Student Emergency Loan Fund—This fund was established with monies given to the School of Medicine as a class gift by the Class of 1958. Additional contributions have been made in the name of medical alumni and in memory of Mr. Jacob H. Rowe and Dr. Julius Bosch. Loans to needy students on a short-term basis are made by the Medical Center Financial Aid Office.
The Joe Jones Emergency Loan Fund—The Joe Jones Emergency Loan Fund was established by the Graduating Class of 1973, as a memorial to the late Joe Everette Jones, a member of the class. The loan is for emergency use only, maximum $200, at six percent interest for a period of one (1) year, without collateral. The loan is limited to Senior students having emergency needs.
The George S. Bel Medical Student Loan Fund—This fund was established by the late Mrs. George S. Bel as a memorial to her late husband, Dr. Bel, who was the founding professor and head of the Department of Medicine and served until his death in 1939. The fund will be used primarily to grant emergency loans to Seniors who wish to schedule electives or who wish to arrange interviews for residency programs located out of state. Loans of up to $500 may be made and must be repaid within a year at an annual interest rate of 7 percent.
The Adolph H. Sellmann Memorial Emergency Loan Fund—This program was established in 1979 by friends and associates of the late Dr. Sellmann, former associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology until his retirement in 1977. This loan is designed primarily for Senior students who wish to schedule electives or who wish to arrange interviews for residency programs located out of state. Loans of up to $500 may be made and must be repaid within one year at an annual interest rate of 7 percent.
The Mary Dworak Fasting Loan Fund—This fund, set up in memory of the late Mary Dworak Fasting, is available to needy third and fourth year students. Loans are interest free and repayable before the end of the Summer, following approval of the loan.
For more information on the types of student financial aid that is available, visit the Admissions section of the LSU School of Medicine website.
Because of the exacting requirements of the modern medical curriculum, it is unwise for students to count on meeting their expenses by outside work. The faculty does not specifically forbid such additional duties but does definitely discourage them. The faculty, furthermore, reserves the right to require that such duties be discontinued if they interfere with the satisfactory progress of prescribed studies. This ruling applies to externships as well as to all other kinds of extracurricular work. Students are required to notify the Office of Student Affairs and Records if they accept employment or undertake extracurricular work.