Available Scholarships

The following scholarships are open for applications for 2021. You can also search for scholarships using our Scholarship Search Tool. Please read our FAQ page for questions about eligibility and the application process.

 

Class of 1966 Scholarship

Award amount: $6,100

Open to: MS2, top 50%, with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/class-of-1966-apply

 

Class of 1971 Scholarship

Award amount: $2,100

Open to: MS2, top 50%, with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/class-of-1971-apply

 

Class of 1977 Scholarship

Award amount: $1,600

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/1977-apply

 

A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship

Award amount: $3,400

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 50% of their class with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/andreatta-apply

 

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

Award amount: $2,200

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/aronovitz-apply

 

Zaven S. Ayanian, MD '59 Family Scholarship

Award amount: $35,500

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 25%, with financial need; must be from New York State (Preference given to first generation to attend medical college)

Required materials: CV and an essay about how "You as a future physician plan to give back when you have the means to do so."

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/ayanian-apply

 

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

Award amount: $1,500

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need; willing to help support the Medical Alumni Foundation with a similar scholarship when they are financially secure

Required materials: List of activities

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/ayres-apply

 

Theresa Baltera Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $1,700

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who are interested in Hematology, Oncology, or Orthopedics

Required materials: CV and Essay: explaining your motivation for pursuing the specialty of Hematology, Oncology, or Orthopedics and expand on your career goals

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/baltera-apply

 

N. Barry Berg, PhD Scholarship in Musculoskeletal Medicine

Award amount: $2,400

Open to: MS3, top 50%, interest in pursuing either Musculoskeletal Medicine or Sports Medicine (Preference students from NYS)

Required materials: CV & short statement explaining why you are pursuing this area, what you want to specialize in & what related electives you have or plan on completing

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/berg-apply

 

The Martin Black Family Scholarship

Award amount: $1,700

Open to: MS3, top 50%, who graduated from an Onondaga County high school and intends to stay in Central New York

Required materials: CV and personal statement: describe your intention of staying in CNY upon graduation and why. Include plans to contribute to the community in health care.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/black-apply

 

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

Award amount: 3 awards - $22,400 each

Open to: MS2, top 33%, with financial need and no student visa

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/brandwein-apply

 

Sharon A. Brangman, MD '81 Award/Scholarship

Award amount: $3,000

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need who are interested in Geriatrics

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/brangman-apply

 

Bernard J. Burke, MD ’43 Scholarship

Award amount: $1,400

Open to: MS3, top 50% with financial need, who are interested in pursuing Family Practice

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/burke-apply

 

Cady Family Scholarship

Award amount: $1,300

Open to: MS2, top 66% with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/pages/scholarship-applications/cady-apply

 

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

Award amount: $2,700

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who are from Central New York

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/carpenter-apply

 

David L. Charney, MD '68 Endowed Scholarship

Award amount: TBD

Open to: MS1/MS2, top 50%, with financial need

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/pages/scholarship-applications/charney-application

 

Student Citizen Awards

Award amount: One award per class - $3,000 each

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, leaders and volunteers in the Upstate campus and/or Syracuse area

Required materials: CV and Essay: Select 1 activity/experience & describe how it has impacted your life. Also illustrate how it will influence you as a physician.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/student-citizen-apply

 

Douglas (Ed Ben-Edison) Cox, MD '63 Scholarship

Award amount: $1,900

Open to: MS1, top 50%, with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/cox-apply

 

Edwin T. Dailey, MD ’68 Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $1,800

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 25%, with financial need, interested in pursuing Radiology

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/dailey-apply

 

Dracker Family Scholarship

Award amount: TBD

Open to: MS3, top 50%, interested in pursuing Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty

Required materials: CV & personal statement describe how you as a doctor will try to improve health & welfare of children. Letter of support from dean, faculty or advisor

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/dracker-apply

 

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

Award amount: $2,200

Open to: MS3, interested in pursuing a career in Rural Medicine

Required materials: CV & one-paragraph (less than 250 words) on your long-term interests in Rural Medicine

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/eitches-apply

 

Alfred F. and Shirley D. Enwright Endowed Scholarship

Award amount: $1,800

Open to: MS2, top 50%, who are from New York State and intend to stay and practice in New York State

Required materials: CV and Essay: describing why you plan to practice in New York State.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/enwright-apply

 

Joseph C. Fischer, MD ’79 Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $6,000

Open to: MS3, top 50%, 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

Required materials: CV & Essay "How I, as a new surgeon, will create and maintain effective relationships with my patients."

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/fischer-apply

 

Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship

Award amount: $1,600

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, exhibited leadership qualities while in medical school & have potential for involvement with Upstate upon graduation (Preference-child of an alumnus)

Required materials: CV & personal statement describing how your leadership qualities have had a positive impact at Upstate & how you plan to stay engaged after graduation

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/founders-apply

 

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

Award amount: $2,500

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need, demonstrated a passion for outreach, civic involvement, and/or humanitarian work

Required materials: CV and Essay: Select 1 activity/experience & describe how it has impacted your life. Also illustrate how it will influence you as a physician.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/friendship-found-apply

 

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

Award amount: $1,800

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 25%, with financial need, who demonstrate excellence in leadership

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/gadbaw-apply

 

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

Award amount: $5,900

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, interested in pursuing Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Surgery (Preference new immigrants)

Required materials: CV and if applicable, provide a copy of your naturalization papers, Green Card, or Asylum Card

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/gara-apply

 

Suzan and Philip M. Gaynes, MD ’63 Scholarship

Award amount: $3,500

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/gaynes-apply

 

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

Award amount: TBD

Open to: MS1/MS2, in top 50%, with financial need, who have a strong interest in Pediatrics

Required materials: CV and Essay describing how you envision your future in medicine

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/gersony-apply

 

Samuel Gersten, MD ’39 and Martha Gersten Endowed Scholarship

Award amount: 4 awards - $6,125 each

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 10%, with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/gersten-apply

 

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

Award amount: $1,400

Open to: MS3, top 33%, with financial need, interested in pursuing Otolaryngology. Interest in Surgical Pathology is a plus.

Required materials: CV & Essay: describing your career goals and academic interests

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/goldstein-apply

 

Douglas W. Halliday, MD PhD '79 Scholarship

Award amount: $1,300

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need, SUNY graduates from Upstate NY who intend to practice medicine in Upstate NY.

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/pages/scholarship-applications/halliday-application

 

Frances A. Harmatuk, MD ’41 Scholarship

Award amount: $2,800

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 25%, with financial need, who are interested in Geriatrics

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/harmatuk-apply

 

Edward F. Higgins, MD '78 Scholarship

Award amount: $4,500

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need, must be from or currently residing in Cortland County, NY

Required materials: Submit a personal statement on why you chose a career in medicine

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/higgins-apply

 

Geraldyne B. and Grant H. Hobika MD '52 Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $500

Open to: MS1/MS2, top 50%, who actively combine creative arts with medicine

Required 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.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/hobika-apply

 

Martha S. Kincaid, MD '73 Scholarship

Award amount: $6,100

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who are interested in Primary Care

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/kincaid-apply

 

Sonya A. LaBella Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $2,600

Open to: MS2, who have overcome a personal challenge that contributed to their desire to become a physician

Required materials: CV & Essay describing a personal challenge you overcame that contributed to your desire to become a physician

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/labella-apply

 

Stanley D. Leslie, MD ’51 Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $20,500

Open to: MS3, in top 50%, interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Required materials: CV & personal statement describe how you, as a clinician, see yourself improving the quality of care for your patients throughout your OBGYN career

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/leslie-apply

 

Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD Alumni Scholarship

Award amount: $8,200

Open to: MS1/MS2, top 50%, with financial need, must have a genuine desire to provide service to medically under-served; should have demonstrated leadership qualities and willingness to give of themselves

Required materials: CV and Personal Statement

Application link: By faculty nomination

 

Lynch Family Scholarship

Award amount: $3,800

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who are committed to pursuing a career in Family Medicine

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/lynch-apply

 

Stephen Major, MD Psychiatry Award

Award amount: $1,500

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need. Students must be a NY State resident and have made the decision to pursue a psychiatric residency program.

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/major-apply

 

Angeline R. Mastri, MD '59 Scholarship

Award amount: $10,500

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need, must have strong interest in entering the field of Neurology and/or Pathology

Required materials: CV and a one page personal statement describing yourself and your aspirations

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/mastri-apply

 

Patrick T. Mathews, MD ’03 Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $3,600

Open to: MS3, top 50%, 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.

Required materials: CV & personal statement: "How you reflect the same qualities of Dr. Mathews."

Members of AOA and Gold Humanism Honor Society will be invited to apply.

 

McAnarney Family Endowed Scholarship in Pediatrics

Award amount: $1,400

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need, must have a strong interest in entering the field of Pediatrics

Required materials: CV and a one page personal statement describing yourself and your aspirations

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/mcanarney-apply

 

James L. McGraw, MD ’41 Scholarship

Award amount: $1,400

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 33%, with financial need, who are interested in Ophthalmology

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/mcgraw-apply

 

James and Dolores Moffett Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $10,000

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who intend to pursue Primary Care, preferably Family Practice. First preference to a student from NY State who considers community service important.

Required materials: CV & one-page essay explaining why you're interested in Primary Care.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/moffett-apply

 

Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD ’66 Scholarship

Award amount: 2 awards - $12,500 each

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 50%, who plan to work or study abroad, preferably in a disadvantaged society.

Required materials: CV and Essay: regarding your plans to work or study abroad.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/morlang-apply

 

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

Award amount: $1,000

Open to: MS3, 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.

Required materials: CV & essay about something(s) that you are passionate about outside of medicine. If applicable, include examples of your passion.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/morra-apply

 

Rudolph J. Napodano, MD ’59 Scholarship

Award amount: $11,300

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who are interested in pursuing a career in Internal Medicine

Required materials: CV & biographical essay describing career goals, academic & intellectual interests. 2) Letter of support from a dean, faculty member or advisor in COM

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/napodano-apply

 

Patricia J. Numann, MD '65 Endowed Scholarship

Award amount: $2,800

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who have worked to advance inclusion, diversity, and gender equity

Required materials: CV & Essay: describing your efforts to advance inclusion

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/numann-apply

 

Allan J. Press, MD '67 Endowed Scholarship

Award amount: $4,000

Open to: Incoming, MS1, MS2, MS3, top 50% with need, SW Pennsylvania

Required materials: CV and personal essay on why you are interested in a career in medicine.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/pages/scholarship-applications/press-application

 

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

Award amount: $4,400

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who intend to pursue a career in Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty

Required materials: CV & biographical sketch describing your career goals, academic and intellectual interests

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/reiss-apply

 

Esther and Monroe Richman, MD ’55 Scholarship

Award amount: $1,500

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, who are married and have child/children, or single parents with financial need

Required materials: None

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/richman-apply

 

Samuel G. Rosenthal, MD ’64 Scholarship

Award amount: $4,800

Open to: MS3, top 50%, who exhibit strong moral and ethical character

Required materials: CV & personal statement describe an instance in your life where you fought for what you believed was right. Letter of support.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/rosenthal-apply

 

Rural Medicine Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Award amount: $2,200

Open to: MS3, top 50%, students participating in the Rural Medical Education Program at Upstate

Required materials: Personal statement on why you chose to participate in the Rural Medical Education Program, and what your experience has been so far.

RMED Program students will be invited to apply.

 

Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship

Award amount: $5,500

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need (Preference to self-described/identified disability)

Required materials: CV and an Essay: "Describe your reason(s) for choosing a career in Medicine and what you have done to affirm this choice."

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/sanders-apply

 

Schein Family Scholarship

Award amount: $1,600

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 33%, with financial need

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/schein-apply

 

Jack J. Schneider, MD ’66 Scholarship

Award amount: $2,700

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, an interest in Radiation Oncology a plus

Required materials: CV & Essay: about your feelings about medicine, Upstate’s Department of Medicine, and your future aspirations

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/schneider-apply

 

Julius Schwartz, MD ’33 Scholarship

Award amount: $3,900

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, interested in pursuing a career in Cardiology

Required materials: CV & biographical sketch describe your career goals, academic & intellectual interests. Letter of support from a dean, faculty member or COM advisor

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/schwartz-apply

 

Ara A. Sheperdigian, MD Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $5,000

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a Primary Care practice in a small town setting

Required materials: CV & Essay: one page explaining your passion/interest in a small town primary care practice. (OBGYN or General Surgery in a small town acceptable too)

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/sheperdigian-apply

 

John B. and Henrietta E. Simeone Scholarship

Award amount: $5,700

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, intend to pursue a career in Surgery. Students should demonstrate academic excellence and exhibit compassion

Required materials: CV & biographical sketch describe your career goals, academic and intellectual interests. Letter of support from a surgical mentor.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/simeone-apply

 

Frederick W. Sloan, MD ’74 Scholarship

Award amount: $1,400

Open to: MS1, good academic standing

Required materials: CV and an Essay: "Submit a biographical sketch describing your career goals, academic and intellectual interests".

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/sloan-apply

 

Brian P. Sorrentino, MD Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $1,500

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 25%, who intends to advance medical knowledge with a career in academic/research medicine.

Required materials: CV and a brief statement concerning your interests in advancing medical knowledge

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/sorrentino-apply

 

Susan B. Stearns, PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement

Award amount: $2,000

Open to: MS2/MS3, who are interested in pursuing Family Medicine in an under-served area.

Required materials: CV and Essay: Write a one page essay on "Why Family Medicine and why an under-served area?"

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/stearns-comm-apply

 

Ralph Stevens, MD '81 Madison-Oneida County Scholarship

Award amount: TBD

Open to: Incoming/MS1/MS2/MS3, who have lived or studied in Madison or Oneida County, NY (Preference to intending to practice primary care CNY)

Required materials: 1) CV. 2) Submit a few short paragraphs about your connections to Central NY, and your career plans for residency and after.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/stevens-apply

 

Marc A. Subik, MD '79 Family Scholarship

Award amount: $1,900

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, born and raised or spent significant time in the Adirondack region of NY

Required materials: CV and a short paragraph (no longer than 150 words) outlining your career goals

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/subik-apply

 

Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Luba Trief Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 50%, who are interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Required materials: CV and Essay: about something you had to overcome to pursue medicine

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/trief-apply

 

Barbara and Harold H. Wanamaker, MD ’56 Scholarship

Award amount: $2,700

Open to: MS2, top 25%, from Central New York and intend to stay/practice in CNY after residency

Required materials: CV & personal statement: describe your ties/family connection to CNY & an experience that inspired you to commit to practice in CNY after residency

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/wanamaker-apply

 

Andrew D. Weinberg, MD ’78 Memorial Geriatric Scholarship

Award amount: $1,800

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 25%, with financial need, who are interested in pursuing Geriatrics

Required materials: CV & Essay explaining reasons for going into medicine, including reasons for wanting to care for/treat elderly. List any community volunteer efforts.

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/weinberg-apply

 

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

Award amount: $10,000

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, who are pursuing a career in Family Practice

Required materials: CV & 1pg Essay- Why I have chosen family practice & statement of less than 100 words- How you contributed significantly to a community/social project

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/weinman-apply

 

Williams Family Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000

Open to: MS1/MS2/MS3, top 50%, with financial need (Preference to veterans or Colgate graduates)

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/williams-apply

 

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

Award amount: $2,100

Open to: MS3, top 50%, with financial need, pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Required materials: CV

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/yoffa-apply

 

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

Award amount: $4,100

Open to: MS2/MS3, top 10%, interested in pursuing a career in Academic Medicine, preferably the Basic Sciences.

Required materials: CV & Essay: describe what area of Academic Medicine you are planning to pursue, including research interests & any research projects you've completed

Qualified students will be invited to apply.

 

Rick Zogby, MD, Class of 1984 Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $2,100

Open to: MS3, top 50%, intend to pursue a career in Orthopedic Surgery and recognize how compassionate care leads to a successful doctor-patient relationship

Required materials: CV & Essay: explain your interest in Orthopedics and how compassionate care leads to a successful doctor-patient relationship

Application link: https://medalumni.upstate.edu/zogby-apply