Application Deadline Extended: Akron Children's Hospital Forgivable Loan

The application deadline for the Akron Children’s Hospital forgivable loan opportunity has been extended to Thursday, May 28. Interested applicants now have two additional weeks to complete their application. Akron Children’s Hospital will provide a generous award that will cover all tuition and fees for the recipients’ third and fourth year of medical school. In exchange for the award, the recipient will commit to providing two years of service through employment by Akron Children’s Hospital (post-residency training) in general pediatrics.

The award amount received shall be treated as a forgivable loan, provided that for each month of student’s employment by Akron Children’s Hospital in fulfillment of the work commitment, one month’s amortization payment shall be forgiven (additional details found in loan agreement and promissory note). If awarded, the Office of Financial Aid will quickly work with you regarding your financial aid package for the current, 2019-2020 academic year.

Application Deadline

Thursday, May 28

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current M3 student who plans to practice general pediatrics.
  • Student must have student loan debt from their educational costs from the NEOMED College of Medicine program.

Supporting Documents

A letter of recommendation from a pediatrics clerkship site director. In the event a pediatrics clerkship is not completed at the time of application, a letter from the Assistant Dean of Students within the College of Medicine will suffice. The letter of recommendation should address the student’s commitment and readiness to practice as a pediatric doctor.


Please email the completed application and the letter of recommendation to

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at I would highly encourage all eligible students to apply.

-Submitted by Sarah Moore

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