Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students:

  • Minority students directly because they typically face disproportionate challenges to financing their education. This guide highlights nearly 40 scholarship opportunities, thoroughly explaining eligibility, award specifics, and most importantly, how to apply.

Summer Opportunities For High School Students:

TEACH Research-Training Early Achievers for Careers in Health (TEACH) Research at Pritzker

-Training Early Achievers for Careers in Health (TEACH) Research provides opportunities for talented Chicago Public Schools high school students to gain exposure in health-related research in a summer experience at the University of Chicago. Students are recruited from the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program, which is a three-year enrichment program for high achieving and talented Chicago Public Schools students. This program is designed to prepare the students for academic success at the best colleges and universities.

YSTP-Young Scientists Training Program at Pritzker

-The Young Scientists Training Program (YSTP) is an eight-week summer program for up to 10 outstanding minority high school students to gain experience in research, medicine, and the biological sciences. The program seeks high achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds, African American/Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the health related sciences and medicine.  Participants will be selected locally or must have a local residence for the duration of this commuter program.

Medical College of Wisconsin High School Student Programs

For Milwaukee High School Students Only

AIM-Apprenticeship in Medicine


-The Medical College of Wisconsin offers the Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM) program to provide carefully selected Milwaukee high school students from diverse backgrounds with a meaningful experience to stimulate their interest in careers in medicine, biomedical research and allied health. AIM emphasizes academic preparation, achievement, and career awareness.

ROADS-Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science


-The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) offers students from diverse backgrounds a terrific educational opportunity. Students interested in biomedical science serve as ROADS interns for seven weeks during the summer. Each intern assists a MCW principal investigator (PI) who acts as their mentor on a current research project. This program is designed to provide participants with a meaningful experience in a research laboratory setting and to stimulate their career interest in science, medicine, and biomedical research.

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