Academic Scholarship for Visiting Students

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The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine offers an Academic Scholarship for Visiting Students. A scholarship is offered annually for visiting underrepresented in medicine and LGBTQ+ students.  Emergency Medicine rotations are available at Eskenazi Hospital and IU Health Methodist Hospital. Students with an interest in pediatric emergency medicine have an additional option to complete their rotation at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Interested applicants may apply for this $2,000 scholarship using the online application form.


Qualifying students will be full-time third year medical student applying to a fourth year elective. Applicants must be in good standing at their home institution and be a US citizen or permanent resident. This scholarship program is available to students who belong to a group considered to be under-represented in emergency medicine (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian), or identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (GLBTQ+). All applicants must have the intent to pursue emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine.

How to Apply

Students who are interested can apply using the online application form. In addition to completing the form, an updated CV and medical school transcripts must be uploaded to consider the application complete. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed by members of the IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine with attention given to academic performance, service, leadership and commitment to a career in emergency medicine.

Following scholarship selection, awardees need to apply for the Emergency Medicine clerkship rotation using the VSLO system.


Students who are underrepresented in medicine or LGBTQ+ and interested in pursuing a career in emergency medicine are encouraged to apply for the IU School of Medicine Emergency Medicine URM Scholarship. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Online Application