MSIII 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

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

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Amount: $1,800
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None.

Nathan and Ada August Memorial Scholarship

**Students need not apply
Amount: $1,000
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: $1,000
Criteria: MS III. Students who are in the top of their Pediatric clerkship.
Materials: None

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

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

Suzan and Philip M. Gaynes, MD ’63 Scholarship

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Amount: $3,100
Criteria: MS 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: $5,000 – 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

Patricia J. Numann, MD '65 Endowed Scholarship

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Amount: $2,300
Criteria: MS III. Students with financial need who have worked to advance inclusion, diversity, and gender equity.
Materials: CV and an Essay: describing your efforts to advance inclusion.

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."

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

Jack J. Schneider, MD ’66 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,200
Criteria: MS 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.

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.

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: Select (1) activity 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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

Patrick T. Mathews, MD ’03 Memorial Scholarship

**Students members of the AOA and Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) will be invited to apply
Amount: $3,500
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class who 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: CV and a personal statement: "How you reflect the same qualities of Dr. Mathews."

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 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."

The Martin Black Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class who graduated from an Onondaga County high school and intend to stay in Central New York.
Materials: CV and 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.

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

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Amount: $2,200
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are from Central New York.
Materials: CV

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, who are from or 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: $12,500
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
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: $1,800
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.

Specialty & Focused Scholarships

Theresa Baltera Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
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: 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: $2,500
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Geriatrics.
Materials: CV

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: $1,500
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing Radiology.
Materials: CV

The Dracker Family Scholarship

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Amount: $TBD - 2 awards
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class interested in pursuing Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty.
Materials: CV and 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.

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

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Amount: $1,800
Criteria: MS 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.

Joseph C. Fischer, MD ’79 Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $4,900
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class interested in pursuing a surgical career and following in the steps of Dr. Fischer, who was held in high esteem by his patients, colleagues, friends, and family.
Materials: CV and an Essay: One page on: “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. 

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

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Award: $4,800
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need interested in pursuing Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Surgery. New immigrants to receive preference.
Materials: CV and 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, interested in pursuing Otolaryngology. Interest in Surgical Pathology is a plus.
Materials: CV and an Essay: describing your career goals and academic interests.

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

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

Stanley D. Leslie, MD ’51 Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $16,200
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class who are interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Materials: CV and 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.

The Lynch Family Scholarship

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Amount: $3,300
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are committed to pursuing a career in Family Medicine.
Materials: CV

The Stephen Major, MD Psychiatry Award

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Amount: $TBA
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Students must be a New York State resident and have made the decision to pursue a psychiatric residency program.
Materials: CV

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.

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.

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

The James and Dolores Moffett Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who intend to pursue Primary Care, preferably Family Practice. First preference to a student from New York State who considers community service important.
Materials: CV and submit a one page essay explaining why you're interested in Primary Care.

Rudolph J. Napodano, MD ’59 Scholarship

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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.

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

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

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Amount: $3,600
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who intend to pursue a career in Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty.
Materials: CV and a biographical sketch describing your career goals, academic and intellectual interests.

Rural Medicine Alumni Endowed Scholarship

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Amount: $1,700
Criteria: MS III students participating in the Rural Medical Education Program and in top 50% of class.
Materials: Submit a personal statement on why you chose to participate in the Rural Medical Education Program, and what your experience has been so far.

Ara A. Sheperdigian, MD Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $5,000
Criteria: MS III. College of Medicine medical students with financial need. Students must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a Primary Care practice in a small town setting.
Materials: CV and essay

Julius Schwartz, MD ’33 Scholarship

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Donor Bio
Amount: $3,100
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Cardiology.
Materials: CV and 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.

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

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Amount: $4,600
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who intend to pursue a career in Surgery. Students should demonstrate academic excellence and exhibit compassion.
Materials: CV and a biographical sketch describing your career goals, academic and intellectual interests. 2) Submit a letter of support from a surgical mentor.

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 a brief 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 who are interested in pursuing a career in 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.

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

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Amount: $10,000 
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are pursuing a career in Family Practice.
Materials: CV and a one-page Essay: 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 $1,700
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 
Materials: CV

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

**Students will be invited to apply if qualified
Donor Bio
Amount: $3,300
Criteria: MS II or III. Students in the top 10% of their class who 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.

Rick Zogby, MD, Class of 1984 Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,600
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class who intend to pursue a career in Orthopedic Surgery and recognize how compassionate care leads to a successful doctor-patient relationship.
Materials: CV and an Essay: explaining your interest in Orthopedics and how compassionate care leads to a successful doctor-patient relationship.

Other Scholarships

N. Barry Berg, PhD Scholarship in Musculoskeletal Medicine

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Amount: $2,400
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 these areas of medicine.
Materials: CV

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

Joseph A. Morra, MD "Renaissance Man" Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000
Criteria: MSIII. A hard-working medical student who demonstrates the characteristics exemplified by Joseph A. Morra, and remains passionate about the arts or other pursuits outside of medicine.
About Joseph Morra
Materials: CV and a personal essay (minimum 250 words) about something(s) that you are passionate about outside of medicine. If applicable, applicants are encouraged to include some examples of your passion (paintings, photography, etc).

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

Samuel G. Rosenthal, MD ’64 Scholarship

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Amount: $3,800
Criteria: MS III. Students in the top 50% in their class who exhibit strong moral and ethical character.
Materials: CV and a personal 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 principles of your character. 2) Submit a letter of support from a dean, faculty member, or advisor of the College of Medicine.

The Swift Family Legacy Grants

**Students need not apply
Read about the Swift grants in the Winter 2013 Alumni Journal
Amount: $10,000 – 5 awards
Criteria: Students entering their fourth-year at the College of Medicine in the top 50% of their class with strong financial need. Student must possess strong personal character and determination to finish their degree and contribute to their chosen field.
Materials: None