MSII Scholarship

MS II Scholarships

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2019 Scholarships

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  • Note: If a scholarship is merit based and requires you to be in a certain class ranking to apply; please contact Jennifer Martin Tse, Registrar, at registrar@upstate.edu for this confidential information.

 
It is important to note the following dates will indicate when your specific "class ranking" will be determined for those scholarships which require you to be in a certain % class ranking. To learn your "current" class ranking contact the Registrar's Office. Apply, apply!

MS1's final class ranking will be based on their status as of: May 31, 2019.
MS2's final class ranking will be based on their status as of: March 22, 2019.
MS3's final class ranking will be based on their status as of: June 27, 2019.

Academic & Financial Need Based Scholarships

A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship

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Amount: $2,600
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None

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

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Amount: $1,000
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

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

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Amount: 2 awards of $11,950 each
Criteria: MS II. Students in the top 33% of their class with financial need and no student VISA.
Materials: CV

Class of 1966 Scholarship

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Amount: $4,400
Criteria: MS II. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None

Class of 1971 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS II. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Students recipient should be will to help support the Medical Alumni Foundation Class of 1971 Scholarship when they are financially secure.
Materials: None

The Class of 1977 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000
Criteria:  MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None

Samuel Gersten, MD ’39 and Martha Gersten Endowed Scholarship

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Donor Bio

Amount: $4,875 – 2 awards for MS II & 2 awards for MS III (4 total awards)
Criteria: MS II, and MS III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None

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

Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship

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Amount: $4,400
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: CV and an Essay: describing your reasons for selecting a career in medicine and evidence of your commitment.

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

Leadership & Volunteerism Scholarships

Student Citizen Awards

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Amount: $1,000 – 8 awards
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.

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: $1,700
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.

Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
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.

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 and demonstrate excellence in leadership.
Materials: CV

E. Gregory Keating, PhD Memorial Scholarship

** Students need not apply.
Dr. E. Gregory Keating's Bio
Amount: $500
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

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?".

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: $13,500
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”.

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.

Edward F. Higgins, MD '78 Scholarship

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Amount: $3,500
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.

Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD ’66 Scholarship

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Amount: $5,400
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.

Ralph Stevens, MD '81 Madison-Oneida County Scholarship
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Amount: $1,000 per year for up to four years – multiple awards
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.

Marc A. Subik, MD '79 Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
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.

Barbara and Harold H. Wanamaker, MD ’56 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,100
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.

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.

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

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Amount: $2,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need and interested in pursuing Geriatrics.
Materials: CV

Edwin T. Dailey, MD ’68 Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Radiology.
Materials: CV

Robert Eitches, MD ’78 Scholarship in Honor of Shirley and Irving Eitches

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Amount: $1,800
Criteria: MS II, or III. Students interested in pursuing a career in Rural Medicine.
Materials: CV and a one-paragraph (less than 250 words) on your long-term interests in Rural Medicine.

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 interested in pursuing a specialty in Pediatrics.
Materials: CV and Essay: Describing how you envision your future in medicine.

Frances A. Harmatuk, MD ’41 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,200
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

Martha S. Kincaid, MD '73 Scholarship

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Amount: $4,700
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

Angeline R. Mastri, MD '59 Scholarship

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Amount: $5,000
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.

McAnarney Family Endowed Scholarship in Pediatrics

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Amount: $1,000
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.

James L. McGraw, MD ’41 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,100
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

Rudolph J. Napodano, MD ’59 Scholarship

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Amount: $8,100
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.

Jack J. Schneider, MD ’66 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,200
Criteria: MS II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. An interest in Radiation Oncology a plus.
Materials: CV and an Essay: about your feelings about medicine, Upstate’s Department of Medicine, and your future aspirations.

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.

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 and treat the elderly. List any community volunteer efforts you have been involved with.

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.

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.

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

Sonya A. LaBella Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,600
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.

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 second year student regardless of need. 
Materials: None

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

Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876 Scholarship

**Students need not apply.  Faculty are invited to nominate students for this award.
Online Nomination Form
PDF Nomination Form
Sarah Loguen Fraser Bio
Amount: $6,000
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