The goal of this scholarship is to encourage medical students to become involved in community service throughout their careers. The scholarship consists of financial aid to defray part of the student’s medical degree tuition. 

The Foundation will award five (5) scholarships of $6,000 each until the available funds are exhausted, reaching $30,000 by the year 2024.

Requirements to apply

  • Been recommended by your Medicine Dean.
  • Been attending to one of the Puerto Rico’s accredited institutions.
  • Must have been an active part of health initiatives with a direct impact on the community during the Medical career.
  • Present a letter of recommendation from the Dean of Medicine of the institution where you are studying.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
  • Submit an essay explaining how working with the community contributes to your training as a doctor.

How to apply?

The request is made electronically and the opening is between March 1 and April 30 of each year.

Scholarship evaluation

  • Only complete applications will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. That includes those that have sent all the information as detailed in “Requirements to apply”.
  • The Scholarship Committee of Fundación Intellectus will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Institution for your ratification.
  • The Foundation will notify the acceptance or denial of the scholarship to the applicants on or before June 30th of each year.