MS III Scholarships

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2017 Scholarship Deadline: March 31, 2017

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  • Essays:  Essays should be typed, single or double-spaced, and no longer than one page in length.  Please put the scholarship and your name on the top.
  • Unofficial Transcripts:  Unofficial transcripts can be obtained through your "My Upstate" page.  Go to: My Upstate > Student Academic Information > Academic Transcript.  Right click to choose print and change the destination from printer to "Save as PDF".  Then simply attach it to the scholarship application of your choosing.  Please note that we cannot accept unofficial transcripts that have been saved or printed as a word document.  We must receive a copy of the transcript in its original form.  It is recommended that you save the document as a PDF or similar file.
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Academic & Financial Need Based Scholarships

A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship

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Amount: $2,300
Criteria: MS II or III. Students with financial need.
Materials: None

Benjamin N., Mollie P., Gerson H. '57 and Martin W. Aronovitz, MD '65 Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $650 - multiple awards
Criteria: MS III. Students with financial need.
Materials: None.

Nathan and Ada August Memorial Scholarship

**Students need not apply
Amount: $950
Criteria: MS III.  Students who are in the top of their Pediatric clerkship.
Materials: None

Stanley A. August, MD Memorial Scholarship

**Students need not apply
Amount: $950
Criteria: MS III.  Students who are in the top of their Pediatric clerkship.
Materials: None

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

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Amount: $10,500
Criteria: MS II or III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None

The Class of 1977 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000
Criteria:  MS I, II, or III.  Students with financial need.
Materials: None

Suzan and Philip M. Gaynes, MD ’63 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,100
Criteria: MS III.  Students in 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: $4,750 – multiple awards
Criteria: MS III.  Students in the top 10% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None

Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship

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Amount: $4,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: 1) Submit an essay describing your reasons for selecting a career in medicine and evidence of your commitment. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Schein Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students in top 33% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None

Jack J. Schneider, MD ’66 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,100
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need and interested in Radiation Oncology a plus.
Materials: 1) Submit an essay about your feelings about medicine, Upstate’s Department of Medicine, and your future aspirations. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Leadership & Volunteerism Scholarships

Student Citizen Awards

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Amount: $1,000 – multiple 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: 1) Submit a list of community activities or experiences you have been involved with during your time at Upstate. 2) Select one and write a brief 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

**Students need not apply
Donor Bio

Amount: $2,500
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who have demonstrated a passion for outreach, civic involvement and/or humanitarian work.
Materials: None

Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students in 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: 1) Submit a personal statement 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. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

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

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Donor Bio
Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS II or III.  Students who have financial need and demonstrate excellence in leadership.
Materials: Provide a list of leadership accomplishments.

E. Gregory Keating, PhD Memorial Scholarship

** Students need not apply.
Dr. E. Gregory Keating's Bio
Amount: $550
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 of Dr. Keating.  See bio for additional information.
Materials: None

Patrick T. Mathews, MD ’03 Memorial Scholarship

**Students need not apply
Amount: $2,500
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class and share the qualities of the late, Dr. Mathews: faith, compassion and above all, a zest for medicine and for life. Students should improve the lives of their classmates merely by their presence.
Materials: None

Location Scholarships

The Ayanian Family Scholarship

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Donor Bio (Read more in the Winter 2014 Alumni Journal)
Amount: $8,700
Criteria: MS II or III.  Students in top 25% of their class with financial need who are from Onondaga County.
Materials: 1) Submit an essay about how “you as a future physician plan to give back when you have the means to do so”. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

The Martin Black Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,300
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class who graduated from an Onondaga County High School and intend to stay in Central New York.
Materials: 1) Submit a personal statement describing your intentions of staying in Central New York upon graduation and why. Also include how you plan to contribute to the community in health care. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Leonard D. Carpenter, MD ’33 and Ruth E. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $2,100
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with finanical need who are residents of Central New York.
Materials: None

Edward F. Higgins, MD '78 Scholarship

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Amount: $3,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need from or currently residing in Cortland County.
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: $4,000
Criteria: MS II or III.  Students in top 50% of their class and plan to work or study abroad.
Materials: 1) Submit a brief essay regarding your plans to work or study abroad. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Susan B. Stearns, PhD Scholarship for International Travel

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Donor Bio
Amount: $500 – multiple awards
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students who plan to study abroad in 2017.
Materials: 1) Submit a personal statement about why you selected your travel destination and highlight what you plan to do there. Also explain how this experience will impact your career goals. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Ralph Stevens, MD '81 Madison-Oneida County Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000 – multiple awards
Criteria: MS II or III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need from Madison or Oneida County and interested in pursuing a career in Primary Care. Must intend to stay and practice in Central New York region.
Materials: 1) Submit 1-2 paragraphs highlighting the residency programs you intend to apply to, your specific intentions in Primary Care, and your goals/plans for living in Central New York. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Marc A. Subik, MD '79 Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students who were born and raised, or who spent signifant time in the following counties in the Adirondack region of NY: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren.
Materials: 1) Submit a short paragraph (no longer than 150 words) outlining your career goals. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Specialty & Focused Scholarships

Theresa Baltera Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,250
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Hematology, Oncology or Orthopedics.
Materials: Write 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: $1,000
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Geriatrics.
Materials: None

Bernard J. Burke, MD ’43 Scholarship

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Donor Bio
Amount: $1,100
Criteria: MS III. Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Family Practice.
Materials: None

Edwin T. Dailey, MD ’68 Memorial Scholarship

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

The Dracker Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,500
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class interested in pursuing Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty.
Materials: 1) Submit a personal statement describing how you, as a doctor, will try to improve the health and welfare of children. 2) Submit a letter of support from a dean, faculty member, or advisor in the College of Medicine. 3) Submit unofficial transcript.

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

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Amount: $1,700
Criteria: MS III.  Students interested in pursuing Rural Medicine.
Materials: 1) Submit a one-paragraph (less than 250 words) on your long-term interests in Rural Medicine. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Joseph C. Fischer, MD ’79 Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $4,600
Criteria: MS III.  Students interested in pursuing a surgical career and follow in the steps of Dr. Fischer, who was held in high esteem by his patients, colleagues, friends, and family.
Materials: 1) Submit an original essay (no more than 250 words) on the topic: “How I, as a new surgeon, will create and maintain effective relationships with my patients”.  Committee will look for originality, clarity of thinking and commitment to the field of surgery.  Academic rigor and scholarship should be demonstrated in the essay.  2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Max Gara and Robert H. Gara, MD ’56 Scholarship

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Award: $4,600
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need interested in pursuing Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Surgery. New immigrants to receive preference.
Materials: If applicable, provide a copy of your naturalization papers, Green Card, or Asylum Card.

Jerome C. Goldstein, MD ’63 and Rochelle Goldstein Scholarship

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Amount: $1,100
Criteria: MS III.  Students in the top 33% of their class with financial need and interested in pursuing Otolaryngology. Students pursuing Surgical Pathology a plus.
Materials: 1) Submit an essay describing your career goals and academic interests. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Frances A. Harmatuk, MD ’41 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,200
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Geriatrics.
Materials: Submit unofficial transcript.

Martha S. Kincaid, MD Scholarship

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Amount: $2,800
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Primary Care.
Materials: None

Stanley D. Leslie, MD ’51 Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $12,900
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class who are interested in pursuing Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Materials: 1) Submit a personal statement describing how you, as a practicing clinician, see yourself improving the quality of care for your patients throughout your career in OB/GYN. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

The Lynch Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,700
Criteria: MSIII.  Students in top 50% of their class who are interested in pursuing Family Medicine.
Materials: Submit unofficial transcript.

James L. McGraw, MD ’41 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,100
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Ophthalmology.
Materials: None

Rudolph J. Napodano, MD ’59 Scholarship

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Donor Bio
Amount: $7,000
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Internal Medicine.
Materials: 1) Submit 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. 3) Submit unofficial transcript.

Betty Reiss, MD ’68 and Jacob Reiss, MD ’68 Family Endowed Scholarship

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Amount: $3,400
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are pursuing Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty.
Materials: 1) Submit a biographical sketch describing your career goals, academic and intellectual interests. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Julius Schwartz, MD ’33 Scholarship

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Donor Bio
Amount: $2,600
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are pursuing Cardiology.
Materials: 1) Submit a biographical sketch 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. 3) Submit unofficial transcript.

John B. and Henrietta E. Simeone Scholarship in Memory of Fiorindo A. Simeone, MD

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Donor Bio
Amount: $4,400
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class who are pursuing Surgery. Students should demonstrate academic excellence and exhibit compassion.
Materials: 1) Submit a biographical sketch describing your career goals, academic and intellectual interests. 2) Submit a letter of support from a surgical mentor. 3) Submit unofficial transcript.

Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Luba Trief Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000
Criteria: MS II or III.  Students in top 50% of their class who are interested in pursuing Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Materials: 1) Submit a brief essay about something you had to overcome to pursue medicine. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Andrew D. Weinberg, MD ’78 Memorial Geriatric Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS II or III.  Students in top 20% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Geriatrics.  Connection to the military a plus.
Materials: 1) Submit an essay explaining your reasons for going into medicine, including your reasons for wanting to care and treat the elderly. 2) Submit unofficial transcript.

Herbert M. Weinman, MD ’65 and Suzy Weinman Scholarship

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Amount: $10,000 
Criteria: MS III.  Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are pursuing Family Practice.
Materials: 1) Submit an essay of 250 words or less on “Why I have chosen family practice”. 2) Write a statement of 100 words or less on how you have contributed significantly to a community or social project.

Susan and Jack Yoffa, MD ’69 in Memory of Elaine Yoffa Hornung Scholarship

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Amount $1,600
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% of their class with financial need who are pursuing Obstetrics and Gynecology. 
Materials: None

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

**Students will be invited to apply if qualified
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Donor Bio (Also read about Dr. Young on Braeburn Pharmaceuticals)
Amount: $3,300
Criteria: MS II or III.  Students in the top 10% of their class who are interested in pursuing Academic Medicine, preferably the Basic Sciences.
Materials: Write a few sentences describing what area of Academic Medicine you are planning to pursue, including your research interests and any research projects you have completed.

Other Scholarships

N. Barry Berg, PhD Scholarship in Musculoskeletal Medicine

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Amount: $1,700
Criteria: MSIII. Students in top 50% of their class. Preference given to students who are from Upstate New York and have an interest in pursuing either Musculoskeletal Medicine or Sports Medicine. Provide a few sentences explaining why you are pursuing this area. What you would like to specialize in and what electives you have, or plan on completing related to this area of medicine.
Materials: None

Kasten Aker Family Scholarship

**Students need not apply.
Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III students with outstanding qualities. 
Materials: None

Esther and Monroe Richman, MD ’55 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,100
Criteria: MS I, II, or III.  Students who are married and have a child/children with financial need.
Materials: None

Samuel G. Rosenthal, MD ’64 Scholarship

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Amount: $3,400
Criteria: MS III.  Students in top 50% in their class who exhibit strong moral and ethical character.
Materials: 1) Submit a statement that describes an instance in your life where you fought for what you believed was right. The instance should appropriately describe you as a person who strongly represents the moral qualities, ethical standards, and principals of your character. 2) Submit a letter of support from a dean, faculty member, or advisor of the College of Medicine. 3) Submit unofficial transcript.

The Swift Family Legacy Grants

**Students need not apply
Read about the Swift grants in the Winter 2013 Alumni Journal
Amount: $10,000 – multiple awards
Criteria: Students entering their fourth-year at the College of Medicine with strong financial need and possessing the personal character and determination to finish their degree and contribute to their chosen field.
Materials: None

 

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