Rush University has a number of endowed and other grant and scholarship funds available to assist students with their costs. Programs may be merit-based, need-based, or be based on a specific set of criteria.
The recently completed philanthropic Campaign for Rush surpassed its $20 million goal for student scholarships and raised nearly $31 million from 8,800 alumni, faculty members, corporations and other donors who have invested in Rush’s educational mission. Rush faculty are involved in many other initiatives to raise funds for student scholarships, including the Rush Ball and Faculty Golf Outing. Faculty have also been successful in applying for funds from external sources to support student assistance programs. The newly developed Rush University Diversity Scholarship Award Programs
not only encourage diversity in health professions and the elimination of healthcare disparities, but also reward outstanding academic achievement, leadership activities and community involvement.
Most of the funds that are available do not require a specific application for students to be considered.
- Students are considered for need-based grants and scholarships by simply submitting an application for financial assistance to the Office of Student Financial Aid (and following all required steps to apply, which may include providing parent information).
- Students are considered for most merit-based grants and scholarships automatically either through the admissions process or after grades are in.
- The Office of Student Financial Aid will communicate with students for those grants and scholarships that require a separate application or that require students to self-identify for consideration.
A detailed listing of the grant and scholarship funds available through Rush University is available here
. Some donors remain very active with the funds they have established. Students who receive some philanthropic funds may be asked to write a letter of thanks for the funds they receive. Additionally, some donors may wish to meet recipients of funds created in their name. Detailed instructions will follow from Rush University Medical Center's Office of Philanthropy, as necessary.