University of Southern Indiana

B/MD Scholarship Guidelines

A printable PDF of the Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Scholarship Guidelines also is available.

The University Of Southern Indiana B/MD Scholarship promotes academic excellence in pre-medical undergraduate studies. Additional program goals are as follows:

  • To increase the number of physicians providing medical services to Indiana residents residing in Southwestern and Southern Indiana.
  • To increase opportunities for Indiana residents, especially those who reside in the Southwestern and Southern portions of the state, to obtain education and training in Indiana University School of Medicine.
  • To enhance the state's efforts in medical education, research, and services focusing on medical issues in Indiana.

Eligibility – Students eligible to apply to the program must be residents of Indiana and meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum SAT score of 1280, or an ACT composite score of 27
  • High school grade point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0

Application – Admission to the joint B/MD program is a dual process. Students entering the program will be independently accepted into the undergraduate program at the University of Southern Indiana and the medical degree program at Indiana University School of Medicine. The following procedure will be followed:

  1. Applications will be sent to the B/MD Advisory Committee at the Indiana University School of Medicine -Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana; at the same time you must submit an application for admission to the University of Southern Indiana. You will not be considered for the scholarship without having applied to USI.
  2. The B/MD Advisory Committee will arrange for qualified candidates to have an interview with members of that committee.
  3. Applications from selected qualified students will then be forwarded to the Admissions Committee of Indiana University School of Medicine to be verified as B/MD scholars.
  4. Final selection and admission to the School of Medicine will be the responsibility of the Admissions Committee of Indiana University School of Medicine.

The application form and other details can be found at

Neither acceptance into the University of Southern Indiana nor a recommendation to forward the student’s application to the Admissions Committee of Indiana University School of Medicine guarantees acceptance by the School of Medicine. Selected students will have a provisional seat in Indiana University School of Medicine. 

NOTE: Students who decline USI’s offer of a B/MD Scholarship forfeit all future entitlement to this award.

Provisional Indiana University School of Medicine Matriculation – Once admitted into the program the student must meet defined criteria to claim the provisional seat reserved in the Indiana University School of Medicine. Those criteria are as follows:

  1. Continuous enrollment.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required for the first 31 undergraduate hours and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 from 62 hours until Baccalaureate degree is completed.
  3. Students must take the MCAT and obtain a score equal to the average of the previous year's entering class at Indiana University School of Medicine.
  4. Completion of required coursework includes course designed specifically for the B/MD program.
  5. Completion of the AMCAS application and interview for the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Students may major in any field but must complete specified courses for this program and application to medical school. If a student fails to meet the above requirements, they will not be allowed to matriculate directly into the Indiana University School of Medicine. The student may seek admission to the School of Medicine through normal pathways.

Scholarship Renewal

The award will be renewed automatically if the student earns a minimum of 27 semester hours each academic year (fall/spring), and maintains the required minimum grade point average as indicated for the Provisional IUSM Matriculation. Recipients who fail to meet Retention and Progression requirements will be dismissed from the program and the B/MD Scholarship will be forfeited. If a dismissed student meets the minimum grade point average and other requirements of the Rice Scholarship, it will be reinstated at the request of the student.

Official enrollment is determined on census day (end of the first week) of each semester. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will evaluate earned hours (fall/spring) after spring grades are final. Any deficits in the required 27 semester hours may be made up in the summer term. Students need to submit an appeal to reinstate their award if summer is used to regain eligibility.   

The University provides in-state tuition (Indiana resident rate) for 8 consecutive semesters from the date of initial enrollment. Tuition will be provided for summer coursework of 11 semester hours or less per summer. Summer coursework totaling 12 or more semester hours will provided, but will count as 1 of the 8 allowable semesters. Awards are coordinated with other tuition-specific aid (if applicable) to ensure that the total of such aid does not exceed actual tuition charges.

NOTE: All scholarship participants must maintain good standing at USI. Students who are dismissed from the University forfeit all entitlement to the B/MD Scholarship.

Appeals Process – Students may request exceptions to the B/MD Scholarship Rules and Regulations when unusual or mitigating circumstances warrant such action. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Student Financial Assistance Appeals Committee at USI. Send all correspondence to Student Financial Assistance, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, Indiana 47712. Decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.

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