Scholarship

Scholarship

 

    Preamble

Several entrance scholarships are available for students at MMC. These scholarships have been kindly provided through the generosity of members of MyungSung Church in Seoul, Korea, as well as other Christians and churches in Ethiopia and abroad. Their aim is to allow the excellent medical education provided by MMC to be offered to special students and those with financial needs.

    Types and number of scholarships

  Several types of scholarships are available:  

  Korean War Veterans scholarship (**)

  • MCM staff scholarship (*)
  • Scholarship for students from emerging regions (*)
  • Scholarship for students with financial needs (*)

(*) number of these scholarships will vary based on the donations from abroad each year.

(**) number of these scholarships will vary depending upon suitable funding from MCM

     Extent of scholarships

  • Full scholarship: includes full tuition ($2,300/year for Preclinical Year and $2,500 for Clinical Year Ethiopian students and $3,000 for international students) and accommodation / cafeteria ($2,500/year) cost. Costs subject to adjustment at any time.
  • Tuition scholarship: covers only yearly tuition (as above)
  • Partial tuition scholarship: partial scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of MMC. Typically awarded to students with “moderate” financial needs (as defined below).

    Qualifications and requirements for scholarships

   Korean War Veterans scholarship

Presentation of Korean War Veterans Association membership ID is required.

   MCM staff scholarship

  • Age 30 years or under
  • Worked at least 3 years at MCM
  • University degree with GPA at least 3.4
  • Recommendation of MCM leadership

    Scholarship for students from emerging regions

  • ID from emerging regions
  • Documentation of financial need (as below)
  • Academic excellence: no cut-off points for GPA, but scholarship will be awarded in order of decreasing national examination score among qualifying candidates, with preference given to students from emerging regions of Ethiopia.

   Scholarship for students with financial needs

  • Written request for financial assistance
  • Documentation of financial need: employer’s letter stating parent’s salary, or equivalent; home visit by MMC Chaplaincy Office
  • Level of financial need will be individually determined by the scholarship committee and rated as “moderate” (implying financial hardship in the absence of the scholarship) and “severe” (implying that student will not be able to attend MMC without assistance).
  • Academic excellence: no cut-off points for GPA but scholarship will be awarded in order of decreasing national examination score among qualifying candidates.

    Maintenance of scholarship

All scholarship students must have a GPA ≥ 2.5 from the prior Module to qualify for scholarship assistance for the next Module. 

Students who have a cumulative GPA < 2.5 from the prior period of study and are granted a scholarship must subsequently maintain a GPA ≥ 2.5 from the prior Module to qualify for scholarship assistance for the next Module.

Students who lose their scholarship because their GPA is < 2.5 for a Module may be considered for reinstatement of their scholarship once their Module GPA  is ≥ 2.5 and scholarship aid is available.  Once a student loses his/her scholarship assistance there is no guarantee made by MMC that the scholarship will be reinstated

   Scholarship selection process

All scholarship applicants must successfully complete the MMC admission process and register in order to qualify for scholarships. Korean War Veterans and MCM scholarship candidates will come through each organization. Interest in scholarship based on financial need must be expressed at the time of the admissions interview, and must be formally requested in writing with proper documentation before registration.   No acceptance of any student to MMC implies that the applicant will receive any scholarship assistance aid.

Scholarships will be determined by the MMC Scholarship Committee, which will include representatives of both MyungSung Church and MMC.

In exceptional situations and if funds are available, the Scholarship Committee will consider additional scholarship applications from students whose financial situation has deteriorated significantly during the previous year. Such exceptional applications must be submitted to the committee before each new academic year’s registration.

   Scholarship award process

All scholarship candidates will be informed before registration of the status of their scholarship application. The amount of the scholarship will be deducted from the school bill payable each module.

   Scholarship Awardees’ Obligations

All MMC students who receive scholarships at any time between the beginning of their Premed Module to the completing and passing of the Qualifying examination for the Internship Attachment have a obligation back to MMC and/or MCM the day forward after they successfully graduate from Myungsung Medical College.  This obligation does not exclude them or become a substitute for any other obligations that they may owe other sponsoring institutions, organizations or governmental entities including the Federal Republic of Ethiopia and, in the case of foreign students, their own government.

All MMC students who receive scholarships at any time between the beginning of their Premed Module to the completing and passing of the Qualifying examination for the Internship Attachment have an obligation to serve MCM/MMC for the following periods of time:

  • One (1) year immediately after receiving their medical license as newly qualified medical doctors, if they received a Full (e.g., Tuition and Board) Scholarship or
  • One-half (1/2) year if they received a Tuition Only, Board Only or any partial scholarship of any kind (e.g., half-tuition) for any period of time beginning at or after the start of the Premed Module and concluding with the start of their Internship Attachment

Their obligation back to MCM and/or MMC is defined as follows:

  • The obligation listed under this Internship agreement will be added onto any additional obligation of the newly licensed graduate medical doctor owe MCM/MMC from any Scholarships he/or she also received from the Premed Module until qualifying for the Internship Attachment.
  • MCM/MMC has the right to require newly licensed graduate medical doctors to serve in its facilities or any affiliated organizations with which MCM/MMC has an existing MOU in place.
  • Their service may be delayed by the MCM Medical Director, at his/her discretion, should a newly licensed graduate medical doctor be accepted and sponsored into a post-graduate residency training program. In this instance their Internship obligation will be added to any service obligation incurred by MCM/MMC sponsoring for postgraduate training.
  •               MCM/MMC has the right to not accept their service, as well, in which case they will then be released to the Human Resources Department of the Ministry of Health for any service determined by the MoH where the greatest health care need exists for doctors due to geographic location, health care scarcity, or areas where doctors are most urgently needed to meet specific health care the needs of the community. Newly licensed medical doctors must accept any assignment by the Ministry of Health.

 

Failure to fulfill the obligation incurred by the student from their Internship Attachment to MCM/MMC for any reason automatically grants MCM the right to pursue this matter in court.  If after licensing, the medical doctor declines to serve either at MCM/MMC or with the Ministry of Health, he or she is obliged to return the entire amount of funds granted for their scholarship plus a penalty of 50% to MCM.  It also means that the Registrar will not issue any transcripts for the student until the obligation is fulfilled.