MSII Scholarships

Important Information for Applicants

  • First-Time Visitor?  You must have a Medical Alumni username and password to use the "apply online" feature on our website.  Create your login here through the "New User Registration" form.  It may take 1-2 business days for your request to be processed. Please note: We are currently experiencing longer than usual delays in processing new login account requests. If you do not already have a Medical Alumni login established, you may apply for scholarships using our fillable PDF form. If you have any questions or difficulties with the form, or questions about scholarship requirements, please contact edgertoe@upstate.edu.

  • Essays and Statements:  Please be sure your name is on the top of all essays or statements.

  • About Class Rank: If you would like to learn your current class ranking, please contact Jennifer Martin Tse, Registrar at registrar@upstate.edu for this confidential information. (Be sure to include your class year with your request.) However, please note that, for the purposes of final eligibility consideration for merit-based scholarships, your ranking will be based on your grades as of the following dates:
    MS1: May 29, 2020
    MS2: March 27, 2020
    MS3: June 24, 2020
    For questions about class rankings and scholarship eligibility, contact edgertoe@upstate.edu.

  • Questions? Visit our Scholarship FAQ page or contact us at 315-464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu for assistance.

 

Academic & Financial Need Based Scholarships

A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship

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Donor Bio
Amount: $2,700
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Haley L. Burdge, Class of 2022

The John R., MD '84 and Deborah L. Ayres Endowed Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria:  MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Students should be willing to help support the Medical Alumni Foundation with a similar scholarship when they are financially secure.
Materials: List of activities
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Cameron R. Bosinski, Class of 2021

Elliot Brandwein, MD '67 and Arlene Eckstein Brandwein, MD '68 Scholarship

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Amount: $15,550 - 2 awards
Criteria: MS II. Students in the top 33% of their class with financial need and no student VISA.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Erik C. Baim and Haley L. Burdge, Class of 2022

Class of 1966 Scholarship

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Amount: $4,800
Criteria: MS II. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Aleksandar Popovic, Class of 2022

Class of 1971 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,600
Criteria: MS II. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Recipient should be willing to help support the Medical Alumni Foundation Class of 1971 Scholarship when they are financially secure.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Fatema Arafa, Class of 2022

The Class of 1977 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,500
Criteria:  MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Cameron R. Bosinski, Class of 2021

Samuel Gersten, MD ’39 and Martha Gersten Endowed Scholarship

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Donor Bio

Amount: $5,000 – 4 awards
Criteria: MS II and MS III. Students in the top 10% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Fatema Arafa, Justin N. Durland, Margaret M. Mandato, Hannah G. Smith

Robert V.P. Hutter, MD ’54 and Ruth L. Hutter Scholarship

**Students need not apply
Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS II. Students who are in the top of their Pathology class.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Thomas C. Knoerl, Class of 2022

Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship

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Amount: $4,500
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to applicants with a self-described/identified disability.
Materials: CV and an Essay: "Describe your reason(s) for choosing a career in Medicine and what you have done to affirm this choice."
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Hannah G. Smith, Class of 2022

Schein Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 33% of their class with financial need.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Apeksha Ashok Kumar, Class of 2023

The Williams Family Scholarship

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Amount: $3,000 (2 awards)
Criteria: MS I, MS II or MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. First preference will be given to  veterans. The winner of this scholarship should intend to give back in the future to an Upstate Medical University scholarship fund when they are in a position to do so.
Materials: CV.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Julia B. Norton and Mallory A. Rowley

Leadership & Volunteerism Scholarships

Student Citizen Awards

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Amount: $1,000 – 1 award per class
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers in the life of the Upstate campus and the greater Syracuse area.
Materials: CV and an Essay: describing how your involvement has had an impact on your life. Also illustrate how you feel this activity will influence you as a practicing physician during your career in medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Eunice E. Choe, Class of 2023; Joshua Mathew, Class of 2022; Marina A. Seidel, Class of 2021

The Friendship Scholarship in Honor of Ernest Found, MD '80, in Memory of his wife, Ellyn Slocum Found, and his daughter, Caroline Slocum Found

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Donor Bio
Amount: $1,900
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who have demonstrated a passion for outreach, civic involvement, and/or humanitarian work.
Materials: CV and an Essay: Select (1) activity/sport or experience describing how your involvement has had an impact on your life. Also illustrate how you feel this activity will influence you as a practicing physician during your career in medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Marina A. Seidel, Class of 2021

Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship

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Amount: $1,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class who have exhibited leadership qualities while in medical school and have potential for further involvement with Upstate Medical University upon graduation. Child of an alumnus is a plus, but not mandatory.
Materials: CV and an Essay: describing how your leadership qualities have had a positive impact at the College of Medicine and how you plan on remaining engaged with your alma mater after graduation.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Garrett W. Esper, Class of 2022

Joseph J. Gadbaw, MD 12/43 and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship

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Donor Bio
Amount: $1,500
Criteria: MS I, II or III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need who demonstrate excellence in leadership.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Justin N. Durland, Class of 2021

E. Gregory Keating, PhD Memorial Scholarship

** Students need not apply.
Dr. E. Gregory Keating's Bio
Amount: $600
Criteria: Established to honor the memory of Dr. Keating who was dean of Student Affairs, this award is presented to a student from any of the four Upstate colleges who exemplifies the character and leadership of Dr. Keating. See bio for additional information.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Gavin Ajami, Class of 2022

Susan B. Stearns, PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement

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Donor Bio
Amount: $2,000
Criteria: MS II, or III. Students who are interested in pursuing Family Medicine in an under-served area.
Materials: CV and Essay: Write a one page essay on "Why Family Medicine and why an under-served area?".
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Alison D. Stedman, Class of 2021

Location Based Scholarships

Zaven S. Ayanian, MD '59 Family Scholarship

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Donor Bio (Read more in the Winter 2014 Alumni Journal)
Amount: $20,500
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in top 25% of their class with financial need; must be from New York State and preference will be given to first generation to attend medical college.
Materials: CV and an Essay: about how “You as a future physician plan to give back when you have the means to do so”.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Amanda N. Balch, Class of 2021

Alfred F. and Shirley D. Enwright Endowed Scholarship (endowed by Michael O'Leary, MD '78 and Colleen Enwright O'Leary, MD '78)

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Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS II. Students who are from New York State and intend to stay and practice in New York State.
Materials: CV and an Essay: describing why you plan to practice in New York State.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Diane E. Mathews, Class of 2022

Edward F. Higgins, MD '78 Scholarship

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Amount: $3,600
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need currently residing in Cortland County, NY.
Materials: Submit a personal statement on why you chose a career in medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Joseph Settineri, Class of 2024

Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD ’66 Scholarship

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Amount: $12,500 - 2 awards
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 50% of their class who plan to work or study abroad, preferably in a disadvantaged society.
Materials: CV and an Essay: regarding your plans to work or study abroad.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Ashraf A. Patel and David O. Ola, Class of 2021

Ralph Stevens, MD '81 Madison-Oneida County Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000 
Criteria: Incoming, MS I, MSII, or MSIII College of Medicine students, who have lived or studied in Madison or Oneida County. Preference is given to students intending a career in primary care, and intending to practice in CNY.
Materials: 1) Submit a few short paragraphs about your connections to Central NY, and your career plans for residency and after.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Thomas R. Bieganowski, Adam J. Cole, Danielle M. LaPaglia, Jacqueline J. Maier, Diane E. Mathews, Alec G. Miller, Julia K. Raleigh, Mallory A. Rowley, Alison D. Stedman

Marc A. Subik, MD '79 Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,800
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students who were born and raised, or who spent significant time in the following counties in the Adirondack region of NY: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren.
Materials: CV and a short paragraph (no longer than 150 words) outlining your career goals.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Benjamin L. Fuller, Class of 2021

Barbara and Harold H. Wanamaker, MD ’56 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,200
Criteria: MS II. Students in the top 25% of their class who are from Central New York and intend to stay and practice in Central New York after residency.
Materials: CV and a personal statement describing your ties/family connection to Central New York and an experience that inspired you to be committed to practicing medicine in Central New York after residency.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Dominic N. Facciponte, Class of 2022

Specialty & Focused Scholarships

Theresa Baltera Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Hematology, Oncology, or Orthopedics.
Materials: CV and an Essay: explaining your motivation for pursuing the specialty of Hematology, Oncology, or Orthopedics and expand on your career goals.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Amanda N. Balch, Class of 2021

The Sharon A. Brangman, MD '81 Award/Scholarship in Geriatrics

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Amount: $2,500
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need and interested in pursuing Geriatrics.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Eunice E. Choe, Class of 2023

Edwin T. Dailey, MD ’68 Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,500
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Radiology.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Ryan M. Thibodeau, Class of 2021

Susan E. and Welton M. Gersony, MD '58 Endowed Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000
Criteria: MS I or II. Students with financial need who have a strong interest in pursuing a specialty in Pediatrics.
Materials: CV and Essay: Describing how you envision your future in medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Marissa L. Rice, Class of 2022

Frances A. Harmatuk, MD ’41 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Geriatrics.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Xiancheng Wu, Class of 2021

Martha S. Kincaid, MD '73 Scholarship

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Amount: $6,000
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Primary Care.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Hannah M. Connolly

Angeline R. Mastri, MD '59 Scholarship

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Amount: $7,400
Criteria: MS II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Students must have a strong interest in entering the field of Neurology and/or Pathology.
Materials: CV and Submit a one page personal statement describing yourself and your aspirations.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Dominic N. Facciponte, Class of 2022

McAnarney Family Endowed Scholarship in Pediatrics

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Amount: $1,100
Criteria: MS II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Students must have a strong interest in entering the field of Pediatrics.
Materials: CV and Submit a one page personal statement describing yourself and your aspirations.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Marissa L. Rice, Class of 2022

James L. McGraw, MD ’41 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 33% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Ophthalmology.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Nathan J. Arboleda, Class of 2021

Rudolph J. Napodano, MD ’59 Scholarship

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Donor Bio
Amount: $8,800
Criteria: MS II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Internal Medicine.
Materials: CV and a biographical essay describing your career goals, academic and intellectual interests. 2) Submit a letter of support from a dean, faculty member, or advisor in the College of Medicine. 
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Sarah E. Myers, Class of 2021

Brian P. Sorrentino, MD Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,500
Criteria: MS II or MS III. Students in the top 25% of their class who intend to advance medical knowledge with a career in academic/research medicine.
Materials: CV and a brief statement concerning your interests in advancing medical knowledge.
Read more about Dr. Brian P. Sorrentino
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Ashraf A. Patel, Class of 2021

Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Luba Trief Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 50% of their class who are interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Materials: CV and an Essay: about something you had to overcome to pursue medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Julian T. Sit, Class of 2022

Andrew D. Weinberg, MD ’78 Memorial Geriatric Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need and are interested in pursuing Geriatrics. 
Materials: CV and an essay explaining your reasons for going into medicine, including your reasons for wanting to care for and treat the elderly. List any community volunteer efforts you have been involved with.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Gretchen R. Goble, Class of 2021

Leanne and Frank E. Young, MD ’56 Endowed Scholarship

**Students will be invited to apply if qualified
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Donor Bio
Amount: $3,300
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 10% of their class and are interested in pursuing a career in Academic Medicine, preferably the Basic Sciences.
Materials: CV and an Essay: describing what area of Academic Medicine you are planning to pursue, including your research interests and any research projects you have completed.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Cameron R. Bosinski, Class of 2021

Other Scholarships

Grant Hobika, MD ’52 Scholarship

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Amount: $400
Criteria: MS I or II. Students in the top 50% of their class who actively combine creative arts, such as music, drama, painting, drawing, photography, etc., with the practice of medicine.
Materials: 1) Submit a short essay describing how your pursuit of the creative arts has linked to your career in medicine. 2) Submit examples of your artistry.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Kelly Gao, Class of 2023

Kasten Aker Family Scholarship

**Students need not apply.
Amount: $1,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with outstanding qualities. 
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Garrett W. Esper, Class of 2022

Sonya A. LaBella Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,900
Criteria: MS II. Students who have overcome a personal challenge that contributed to their desire to become a physician.
Materials: CV and an essay describing a personal challenge you overcame that contributed to your desire to become a physician.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Julian T. Sit, Class of 2022

Gustave P. Milkey, MD ’43 and Janet B. Milkey Merit Scholarship

**Students need not apply
Donor Bio
Amount: $1,100
Criteria: MS II. Awarded to the top scoring second year student regardless of need. 
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Justin J. Patricia, Class of 2022

Esther and Monroe Richman, MD ’55 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students who are married and have a child/children, or a single parent with financial need.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Sarah E. Myers, Class of 2021

Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876 Scholarship

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Sarah Loguen Fraser Bio
Amount: $6,400
Criteria: MS I or II. Students with financial need who hold similar ideals to Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser - must have a genuine desire to provide service to the medically under-served. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership qualities and willingness to give of themselves through volunteer work or other efforts that make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Materials: CV, Personal statement
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Samantha K. Williams, Class of 2023