Since the 1980’s, the Philadelphia-based Measey Foundation has made an annual award to the Bryn Mawr College for a limited amount of scholarship funds for students enrolled in Bryn Mawr's postbac premedical program. As designated by the Measey Foundation, the scholarship money is intended to reduce the financial burden on academically talented students who have already accrued debt from federal or private education loans. In recent years, scholarships have ranged from $3,500-$6,500, and have been awarded to 5-10 students per year.
Measey Scholarship awards are not guaranteed at the point of admission to the program. Enrolled students are invited to apply at the midpoint of their postbac year at Bryn Mawr. Scholarship awards are applied to the tuition costs of their final semester in the program.
The scholarship committee encourages scholarship applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in medicine or who are economically disadvantaged. The scholarship committee also considers the socioeconomic status of family of origin along with student loans and outstanding debt.
For more resources related to diversity in medicine, see the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Diversity and Inclusion website.