Admissions, Scholarships, and Aid
The postbac application opens annually in mid-September. Beginning in the fall of each year, candidates are admitted on a rolling basis. The closing deadline to apply is April 30.
Bennington reviews applications holistically. In addition to strong academic performance, we value experience in the field, a clear statement of your reasons to pursue an MD, DO, or DDS, strong personal qualities, and a desire to learn in a collaborative and interactive academic setting. We are interested in your volunteer and leadership activities and career experience. We recommend that applicants have math experience at the college algebra level or above.
- Early Application Scholarship | Students who apply by February 15 and accept an offer of admission will receive a $1,500 Early Application scholarship.
- Early Commitment Scholarship | Students who accept an offer of admission by March 15 will receive a $1,000 Early Commitment scholarship.
For optimal consideration of the following competitive scholarships, we recommend applying early in the cycle.
- Merit Scholarships | The Bennington Postbac Program offers scholarships to students who demonstrate the potential for success in the healthcare profession. Applications are reviewed holistically and awards are determined through a combination of merit and need, as identified by our admission committee.
- Diversity in Healthcare Scholarships | The Diversity in Healthcare Scholarship aims to increase access to students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of medicine and other healthcare professions. Bennington is committed to attracting a diverse cohort of students to the postbac program. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, as identified by our admissions committee.