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PRIME LEAD-ABC is the first medical school program of its kind in the nation that addresses the unique health needs of Black, African and Caribbean islander communities.


Approximately 12 applicants per entering class may receive full or partial scholarships to cover tuition and fees each year for four years. There is no separate application process for scholarships. All applicants are eligible. Scholarship amounts are determined on a rolling basis with consideration of students’ academic excellence and financial need. Scholarship funding is also available for all PRIME-LEAD-ABC scholars with interest in completing an optional fifth year in graduate study for a Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) or Master's Degree in Science - Biomedical and Translational Science (MS-BATS).

“The UCI Black community is small but mighty. I thought, ‘If I’m going to go into this stressful time in my life, let me go where I feel supported and have roots.’” -PRIME-LEAD-ABC co-founder, Kaosoluchi Enendu, class of 2021