Medical Student Aid

Dr. Melvin Bacon Scholarship Fund

The Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) was established by the Maine Medical Association and within it is the Dr. Melvin Bacon Fund. Dr. Bacon, now deceased, practiced medicine in York County, Maine for many years. He was especially interested in helping Maine students pursue a career in the health field. This fund, set up by the family in his name, is to provide an annual $1000 scholarship to a Maine resident enrolled in an allopathic medical school. Preference is given to York County residents.

Congratulations to Amy V. Steadman for being selected as the 2018 Dr. Melvin Bacon Scholarship recipient! 

The Aroostook County Medical Society Scholarship Fund

The Aroostook County Medical Society (ACMS) disbanded several years ago, and they granted their remaining funds to the Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) to provide support for students from Aroostook County who were enrolled in a medical school.  Scholarships up to $1,000 per student will be awarded until all funds are expended.  Applications are due by May 1, 2019.

Application Form

The Maine Medical Education Foundation Loan

The Maine Medical Education Foundation (MMEF) Loan Program was established in the 1959 by the Maine Medical Association (MMA) to make loans available to Maine residents enrolled in or accepted to approved medical schools. Over the past 50 years, over $5 million has been loaned to deserving medical students. These loans can be used to fill the gap between federal loan programs and the full cost of education.

For more information, see Finance Authority of Maine (FAME).