Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships, including need-base and merit-base grants and scholarships, available for both incoming and current medical students in the College of Medicine. Many of these scholarships are processed and approved by the College of Medicine Scholarship Committee. Others, including all need-base grants and scholarships, are handled and processed by the Financial Aid Office in consultation with the College of Medicine. No additional application is required for the need-base and merit-base grants and scholarships other than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Incoming Merit Scholarships

The following are merit-based scholarships offered to incoming medical students. Students are nominated for these awards by the Admissions Committee. Students are selected prior to matriculation by the Admission Scholarship Committee. The criteria for the awards are described below. The scholarship's renewal for all four years is contingent upon the student continuing to demonstrate the qualities outlined in the award. These include keeping a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrating professionalism and leadership. The number of awards given is contingent on available funds.

For a description of the following incoming Merit Scholarships, click the name of the scholarship.

Diversity Scholarships

The following awards are given preferentially to students from diverse backgrounds (as defined in the UTHSC's Diversity Statement), i.e., those students in the opinion of the Admission's Committee whose presence in medical school will enhance the experience of all students. The student is eligible for this award for four years of study. . For a description of the following incoming Merit Scholarships, click the name of the scholarship.

Matriculated Merit Scholarships

The following awards are given to enrolled students who demonstrate the qualities outlined in the fund's Memorandum. A Scholarship Selection Committee meets annually to award these scholarships. "Merit" is based on Cumulative GPA to date. "Financial Need" is based on a financial profile from the Financial Aid Office. The number of awards given is contingent upon available funds.

COM Scholarship Descriptions

The following are merit-based scholarships offered to incoming medical students. Students are nominated for these awards by the Admissions Committee. Students are selected prior to matriculation by the Admission Scholarship Committee. The criteria for the awards are described below. The scholarship's renewal for all four years is contingent upon the student continuing to demonstrate the qualities outlined in the award. These include keeping a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrating professionalism and leadership. The number of awards given is contingent on available funds.

George E. Bradford Scholarship. Selection based primarily on scholastic ability and dedication to the health sciences as a career and profession. Amount and duration of award determined by committee. Only students enrolled and in good academic standing shall be eligible to receive or continue to receive a Bradford Scholarship.

Holman Merit Scholarship. Awarded once every four years, the scholarship is for up to full tuition and fees. Family involvement; provisions for additional funds made at time of selection. Given to an incoming Merit Finalist. Family wants interaction with recipient during and after medical school and will add the funds at the beginning of each term/year to cover full tuition/fees.

James and Catherine Waters Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to one student per year in the sum of $6000 on the basis of merit only. After selection, the Donors shall be apprised of the name, address, and other pertinent information concerning the recipient.

Louis Killeffer Merit Scholarship. Amount and duration of award determined by committee. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Dr. W. H. Pistole Scholarship. Students receive $25,000 per year for four years, 2-3 awards can be given each year depending on availability of funds. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Alumni Merit Scholarship. An incoming student may be awarded $12,500 each year. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Andrew D. Holt Scholarship. Students receive up to $7,000 each (as funds are available). Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Letitia G. Doggett Scholarship. Students receive up to $25,000 each for four years. Students receiving these scholarships must be incoming students with demonstrated leadership potential, scholastic ability, have good academic standing, a commitment to medicine, and outstanding personal qualities.

Robert L. Summitt, MD Alumni Merit Scholarship. Students receive $25,000, will be given each year for four years. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Arthur R. Porter Memorial Scholarship. Students receive up to $3,000 each for one year. Scholarships are for incoming students who demonstrate leadership potential, scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, and outstanding personal qualities.

The following awards are given preferentially to students from diverse backgrounds (as defined in the UTHSC's Diversity Statement), i.e., those students in the opinion of the Admission's Committee whose presence in medical school will enhance the experience of all students. The student is eligible for this award for four years of study.

Tennessee Scholars Fund. Students receive $10,000 each. Students must be Tennessee residents. Funds are awarded to incoming and current students.

Mid-South Scholarships. Students receive $10,000 each. Funds are awarded to incoming students only.

Chancellor's Fund. Students receive $10,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be incoming students and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

The following awards are given to enrolled students who demonstrate the qualities outlined in the fund's Memorandum. A Scholarship Selection Committee meets annually to award these scholarships. "Merit" is based on Cumulative GPA to date. "Financial Need" is based on a financial profile from the Financial Aid Office. The number of awards given is contingent upon available funds.

College of Medicine General Scholarship. Awards given to students either admitted to or enrolled to the UTHSC College of Medicine. Awards may be one-time or recurring and may be based on either merit or need.

College of Medicine Faculty Scholarship. Awarded to a student or students identified by UTHSC College of Medicine faculty and the Scholarship Selection Committee as having strong academic performance. Financial need may also be considered and a student or students may receive the award in more than one year.

Sam Houston Sanders Scholarship. Awarded annually to multiple students who are enrolled at or admitted to the UTHSC College of Medicine. Preference shall be given to students who have achieved at a high academic caliber, and financial need may also be taken into consideration.

Ed Reed Scholarship. Five students receive $10,000 each preferentially to students from diverse backgrounds (as defined in UTHSC's Diversity Statement). Students may be admitted to or already enrolled at the UTHSC College of Medicine and both exceptional academic performance and financial need shall be key considerations for scholarship selection. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Julian G. Fleming M.D. Scholarship. Applicants must be currently enrolled at or admitted to the UTHSC College of Medicine and financial need is the key consideration for this scholarship while academic performance will also be taken into consideration. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Albert and Elizabeth Grobmyer Scholarship. Awarded to students admitted to or already enrolled at UTHSC College of Medicine. Student or students receiving scholarship must have demonstrated exceptional academic performance and they must have a parent or legal guardian who earned a medical degree from an accredited allopathic medical school.

The Kerlan Family Scholarship. Awarded to students who have completed at least their first year of medical school at the UTHSC College of Medicine. Student or students must demonstrate exceptional academic performance, performing at the top half of their medical class. Financial need should also be a key consideration. Preference should bel given to medical students who have expressed an interest in pursuing careers in general surgery or internal medicine. Preference shall also be given to students who are Tennessee residents and have expressed a desire to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee. A student or students holding this scholarship in one year shall hlave preference in subsequent years.

Richard and Christi Hopper Scholarship. An award of up to $2,500 to a student already enrolled or admitted to the UTHSC College of Medicine. Exceptional academic performance and financial need should both be considered for this scholarship. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

William and Mary McPeake Scholarship. An award of approximately $1,250 given to a student or students already enrolled or admitted to the UTHSC College of Medicine. Exceptional academic performance and financial need should both be considered for this scholarship. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

The Robin M. Dodd Scholarship. An award of $1,000 given to a student who is already enrolled or admitted to the UTHSC College of Medicine. The student must demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need should also be taken into consideration. Preference shall be given, if possible, to applicants who are from rural areas of the state of Tennessee. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Fred and Vicky Gregg Scholarship. An award of up to $1,500-$3,000 to a student already enrolled or admitted to the UTHSC College of Medicine. Exceptional academic performance and financial need should both be considered for this scholarship. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Dr. Hershel P. Wall Scholarship. An award given to a student or students already enrolled or admitted to the UTHSC College of Medicine. Exceptional academic performance and financial need should both be considered for this scholarship. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

R. Lee and Bette T. Winchester Memorial Scholarship. A one-time award of $1,000-$3,000 given to a student or students who have already completed their first year of medical and are entering their M2 year at the UTHSC College of Medicine. Exceptional academic performance during the M1 year and financial need should both be considered for this scholarship.

Karl Schledwitz "Monogram Service" Award. One-time award of approximately $1,250 given to a student entering their M4 year having completed their M3 year. Exceptional community service and/or work with patients during clinical rotations determines the recipient.

Martin Grusin "Hardship" Award. One-time award of approximately $1,250 given to a student entering M3 year having completed their M2 year. Recipient shall have performed outstandingly despite a personal, financial (large financial need), or physical hardship.

Peggy Dawson Scholarship. An award given to a student or students already enrolled or admitted to the UTHSC College of Medicine. Exceptional academic performance and financial need should both be considered for this scholarship. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Leela B. Sud, M.D. Memorial Scholarship. One-time award is given to a student or students who are already enrolled at the UTSHC College of Medicine and are beginning their M3 third year of medical school. Recipient(s) must have shown exceptional academic performance during their first two years of medical school. Preference shall be given to a student or students who meet these criteria and are also interested in pursuing a career in psychiatry. The Scholarship Selection Committee and the Department of Psychiatry will assist in the identification of such a student. The minimum amount for this award will be $2,000 (if less is available to be awarded, it is to be saved and awarded the following next year).

Roane County Medical Society Scholarship. Awarded to residents of Roane and Anderson Counties in TN, on the basis of financial need and scholastic attainment. Should an eligible and deserving recipient not be found in Roane or Anderson Counties in TN, scholarships may be awarded to eligible and deserving students residing anywhere in the State of Tennessee. Notify President of Roane/Anderson County Medical Society of the names/amounts of the awards.

Rona Jefferson Scholarship Fund. Students receive up to $3,500 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, have good academic standing and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

J. W. Erwin Scholarship Fund. Qualified students receive $2,000-5,000. Students receiving these scholarships must have demonstrated an interest in public health and be in good academic standing.

Billy and Sally Gore Medical Student Memorial. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must have strong scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, and financial need.

Montgomery Scholarship. Students receive up to $3,000 each. Award is based on good academic standing, a commitment to medicine, and financial need.

Ousley Memorial Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, have demonstrated scholastic ability, and a commitment to medicine.

Albright Armstrong Rice Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

Chisolm-Phi Rho Sigma Fund. Students receive $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

Leon T. Banakas Scholarship Fund. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

Robert Lee Hyder Scholarship. Students receive up to $1,000 each. Scholarships available to current students only, who are in good academic standing.

Medicine Class of 1959. Students receive up to $1,000 each ($2,000 annually). Students receiving these scholarships must be current students only, in good academic standing, and have a commitment to medicine.

Dr. Smeltzer Sr. and Dr. Smeltzer Jr. Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students in good academic standing. Previous holder preference.

John Lawson Memorial Scholarship. One student receives up to $1,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students in good academic standing.

Reuben B. Rasar Scholar Fund. An annual award of up to $1,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students in good academic standing. Previous holder preference.

Hardy and Cora Lee Graham Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students. Preference given to underrepresented minorities in good academic standing. Based on merit and financial need.

Vinsant Family Scholarship Fund. Students receive up to $1,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students in good academic standing, with a demonstrated commitment to medicine.

Dr. and Mrs. Lee A. Absher Memorial Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students with a demonstrated commitment to medicine, and have good academic standing.

Harold H. Fry Family Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students with an interest in public health, and be in good academic standing.

James L. Glass Memorial Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students with demonstrated scholastic ability, and be in good academic standing.

Stern Merit Scholarship Fund. Students receive up to $4,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with a demonstrated commitment to medicine, and scholastic ability. Preference given to students who are underrepresented minorities as defined by the UTHSC's Diversity Statement.

Joseph Napoleon Mitchell and Nancy Harris. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with a demonstrated scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, and be in good academic standing.

Ephraim and Ruth Camp Merit Scholarship. Students receive up to $3,000 each ($126,000 annually). Students receiving these scholarships may be incoming or current students. Merit- based; students in good academic standing, demonstrated scholastic ability.

Grace Moulder Merit Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with demonstrated scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, and be in good academic standing.

Charles J. Deere Merit Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with demonstrated scholastic ability, leadership ability, a commitment to medicine, and be in good academic standing.

Dr. Carolyn Benthall '77 Memorial Endowed. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with demonstrated scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, be in good academic standing, and financial need. Merit-based.

Margaret-Overton Miller Scholarship. Student receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be incoming students, with demonstrated scholastic ability, and a commitment to medicine.

Dorothy Snider Scholarship Award. Students eligible for this award should be receiving other scholarships and this fund will match an amount up to that award. The awards are up to $5,000. The Foundation considers this award to be a grant and requests awardees be aware that they have an obligation to consider donating the amount of money received from the Foundation back to the fund so that they are able to ensure the perpetuity of the fund.

AMA Scholars Fund. Selection is made from the graduation class by the Dean/Dean's Designee on behalf of the College of Medicine Scholarship Committee. Funds are provided by the AMA Alliance and are awarded in the amount of $5,000 each. The number of awards given is determined by the availability of funds.

Bland W. Cannon, M.D. Scholarship
Cannon Scholars
. The Cannon family, in honor of Dr. Bland Cannon, has established a fund that recognizes third-year medical students for scholarship, humanism and professionalism. Students are nominated by their peers and faculty. The Cannon Selection Committee chooses 4-5 students for the award of $4000-5000.

Albert M. Hand, M.D., Scholarship
Hand Scholars:
The Hand family, in honor of Dr. Albert Hand, has established a fund that recognizes third-year medical students for scholarship, humanism and professionalism. Students are nominated by their peers and faculty. The Hand Selection Committee chooses three students for the award of $5000.

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