ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- St. George's University has awarded over $800,000 in scholarships to 122 members of the School of Medicine's incoming class of 2021.
"Here at St. George's, we aim to help talented students from around the world achieve their goal of becoming doctors, irrespective of their social or economic backgrounds," said Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George's University. "Our scholarship recipients are enormously accomplished and we are excited to welcome them to school this fall."
Seventy-nine incoming students received Legacy of Excellence Scholarships in recognition of their strong MCAT scores and records of academic excellence. St. George's has offered these $60,000 scholarships for more than a decade.
Forty-three students received the Chancellor's Circle of Legacy of Excellence scholarship, an $80,100 award for those with undergraduate GPAs of 3.7 or higher, science GPAs of 3.5 or higher, and MCAT scores of 506 or higher. St. George's has offered these scholarships for the past eight years.
"We believe financial need shouldn't stop aspiring physicians from serving their communities," said Dr. Olds. "We hope that these scholarship recipients will graduate from St. George's determined to bring their newfound medical expertise to areas most in need."
This year's recipients join more than 5,000 students who have received academic scholarships from the university. In total, SGU has granted more than $100 million in scholarships.
About St. George's University
St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies, to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science, social science, IT, and business. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University's over 17,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.
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