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School of Medicine Scholarships

Medical students who wish to be considered for Wayne State University School of Medicine private scholarships must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of information submitted on their 2014-15 FAFSA, their academic record, their citizenship status, and other criteria stated in the scholarships listed on this site. Information that Y1 students submitted at the time of application to the WSU School of Medicine also will be considered. There is no separate 2014-15 SOM scholarships application. The School of Medicine Scholarship Committee will notify recipients in summer/early fall 2014.

Scholarships eligibility criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be admitted and enrolled at the WSU School of Medicine (not on a Leave of Absence)
  • Fulfill other requirements as specified by individual scholarship provisions (e.g., place academically in the upper half of the class, participate in volunteer activities, etc.)

Scholarships from private funds are made possible by the generosity of alumni, friends and other donors to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Scholarship recipients are requested to write a thank you letter to the donors associated with the scholarship. The SOM Development and Alumni Affairs Office provides “Thank You Letter Guidelines.” Direct all thank you letters and inquiries about letters to Tim Strzslkowski, 1369 Scott Hall, email: tstrzalk@med.wayne.edu.

Following is a list of scholarships available for annual awards to medical students:

 

Elvis Smith Alford, M.D. and Nellie Corbin Alford Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a rising fourth-year medical student based upon academic excellence. The School of Medicine Office of Financial Aid and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs will select the recipient.

Alumni Scholars Endowment Fund will be awarded to full time first-year medical students based on their scholastic achievement, community service and leadership qualities. Recipients will be selected by the Dean’s Scholarship Committee. The scholarships are renewable provided recipients remain in good academic standing.

Lewis R. Barak M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded to full time medical students or those accepted for study at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and financial need.

The Bar-Levav Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund is available for full time first-year medical students.  Applicants must write a short essay on their character and scholastic achievements.  Recipients will be selected by the Dean’s Scholarship Committee.  Prior recipients may retain the award each year provided they remain in the top half of their class.

The I. Robin Barraco, Ph.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Neurosciences at the School of Medicine will be awarded to a rising third- or fourth-year student.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  

The David W. Barron M.D. and William H. Barron M.D. Endowed Father and Son Memorial Scholarship for Year I or Year III medical students.  Preference will given to medical students whose parent graduated from Wayne State University school of Medicine.  The Dean’s Scholarship Committee will select the recipient of the award based on scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and volunteer service.

Thomas Batchelor, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund is available for any medical student.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and
demonstrated financial need.

Gerald J. Bernath M.D. Endowed Multi-Year Scholarship will be awarded to full time first-year medical students based on their scholastic achievement, volunteer activities and leadership qualities.  The scholarship is renewable provided the recipients remain in the top half of their class.

A.E & E.M. Bernstein Scholarship Fund

Anne V. and John G. Bielawski, M.D. Endowed Student Scholarship is available to all medical students who are in good standing and who demonstrate financial need.  Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated in order to retain the scholarship.

The Black Medical Association Endowed Grant Fund will be awarded to full or part-time students in their first-, second-, or third-year of medical school with preference to those who are members of the Black Medical Students Association.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must submit a written essay that is a statement of his or her need.    

The Louis C. and Edith Blumberg Endowed Memorial Multi-Year Scholarship will be awarded to full time first-year medical students who reside in Greater Metropolitan Detroit.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need and leadership qualities.

William R. and Mary-Jean Bristol Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time medical students who demonstrate financial need.  Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated to retain this award.

DeWitt T. Burton, M.D. and Alice Boyd Burton Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to medical students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.  Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated in order to retain this award.   

William J. Cassidy Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to full time medical students on the basis of financial need, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities.

Community Champions Scholarship will be awarded to medical students who demonstrate financial need, with preference to those enrolled half-time.

David S. Diamond Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time medical students in their second, third or fourth year, with preference to applicants who anticipate a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated in order to retain this award.  

Faculty Scholars Endowment Fund will be awarded to full time first-year students accepted for study at the School of Medicine. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities, and qualities of leadership by the Dean’s Scholarship Committee.  The scholarship is renewable providing recipients remain in the top half of their class.

The Jack P. Fink M.D. and Florence W. Fink Endowed Scholarship for Medical Students will be awarded to full time first-year medical students on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities and leadership qualities. The scholarship is renewable providing recipients remain in the top half of their class.

C. Jackson France, M. D. Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time first-year medical students who demonstrate leadership qualities, scholastic achievement and community service. The scholarship is renewable providing recipients remain in the top half of their class.

Robert C. Fraser, M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full-time students enrolled or accepted for study in the School of Medicine. Students expressing an interest in Ophthalmology may be given preference for this award, but an expressed interest in Ophthalmology is not a required condition for receiving this scholarship.

Alfred & Hanna Fromm Scholarship will be awarded to medical students on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Parker G. Gamble Scholarship will be awarded to any medical student who is in good academic standing.

Doris J Giddey Scholarship Fund will be awarded to first year medical students who are Michigan residents. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.  Recipients may retain this award provided they are in good academic standing.

Sam and Yetta Gonik Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time medical student who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. Recipients may be eligible to retain an award provided they remain in good standing.

Emanuel Graff Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to fourth year medical students in good standing who have a strong interest in a residency in cancer research or oncology. Recipients will be selected by the chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Michael A. Harris Sr. Annual Scholarship will be awarded to a full time medical student who has financial need.  Awards may be used for tuition and other education expenses. Recipients may retain this award provided they continue to meet all criteria, but renewal is not automatic. Recipients must apply and be re-evaluated in order to retain this award.

John E. Hauser, M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full time rising Year IV medical student on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need and an interest in surgery.

Theophilus & Pearline Hawkins Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time medical student.

James C. Hazlett, Jr., Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time first-year medical students to be used for tuition and other educational expenses.

Lyle Heavner M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time first-year medical students on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities and leadership qualities. Recipients may retain this award provided they continue to meet all criteria, but renewal is not automatic.

Genevieve Hitchman Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time first-year medical students on the basis of academic achievement, volunteer activities and leadership qualities.  Recipients may retain this award provided they continue to meet all criteria, but renewal is not automatic.

Thomas and Ada Lillian Hitchman Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full-time first-year medical students on the basis of academic achievement, volunteer activities and leadership qualities.  Recipients may retain this award provided they continue to meet all criteria, but renewal is not automatic.

Norris Hitchman and Vivilore H. Hitchman Scholarship will be awarded to full time first-year medical students.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities, and qualities of leadership.

Shivappa V. Hulbanni, M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to medical students who reside in Oakland,Wayne or Macomb County.

IBN SINA Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a Year I, II, III or IV medical student.  Applicants must write an essay demonstrating their interest in the history of Arabic and Chaldean medicine and culture. Recipients will also be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities and qualities of leadership

Samuel D. Indenbaum Endowed Scholarship for Medical Students will be awarded to a second-, third-, or fourth-year medical student. Applicants must have demonstrated a more than satisfactory academic record during his/her first year of medical school and have financial need. Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated in order to retain this award.

Max Kahn Educational Fund

Molly Kantor-Sam Corel Endowed Scholarship

Saul Karch M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time medical student.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

The Richard F. Kuhn, M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time first-year medical student. Preference will be given to graduates of the University of Detroit. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities, and leadership qualities.

Thomas & Mary Jane LaLonde Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to any medical student in good standing with demonstrated financial need.

Joseph A. Liioi M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to any full-time medical student with preference to a Michigan resident. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities, and leadership qualities.

Edwin H. Lorentzen Endowed Scholarship

Robert J. Lucas, M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded a full time first-year medical student on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities, and leadership qualities.  Recipients may retain this award provided they continue to meet all required criteria.

Raymond R. Margherio Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full time rising second-year medical student.

Joseph M. & Doris V. Markel Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a  full time first-year medical school. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities, and qualities of leadership.

The Frank Markey M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time second-, third- or fourth-year medical students.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.  Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated to retain this award.

Frederick Maynard, M.D. and Mrs. Ruth Maynard Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full-time and part-time medical students.  Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated in order to retain this award.

Dr. Max Mattes Scholarship will be awarded to a full time medical student on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities, and qualities of leadership.

Theodore A. McGraw Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a rising fourth-year medical student with outstanding academic qualifications.

Dr. John T. McHenry Memorial Fund will be awarded to a third-year medical student who has outstanding performance in the area of Neurology.

Herbert Mendelson Enthusiasm for Medicine Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full-time medical students who demonstrate financial need.  Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated in order to receive a renewal of this award.

Michigan Association of Physicians from India Annual Award will be awarded to fourth-year medical students with consideration given to those who are a member of MAPI.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic excellence ranking in the top one-fourth of their graduating class.

Stanley G. Miner Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full time medical student.

Gordon B. Myers Award in Internal Medicine
 
James E. and Christine Orr Scholarship (Medicine)
 
Peace Award  will be awarded to a current medical student. A CV detailing peace activities (past, current) must be submitted, as well as an essay concerning some aspect of peace and doctors.

Penfil-Tischler Endowed Award will be awarded to a fourth-year medical student recognized by his or her classmates for displaying care and understanding to patients during his or her years of clinical studies. The Office of Student Affairs will sponsor this award.  All members of the senior class are eligible for nomination or to make nominations for this award.

Karl G. Pinkard Scholarship Fund

Prentis Foundation


The Dorothy and Charles A. Pokriefka, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to a third- or fourth-year medical student.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Milton M. Ratner Scholarship Endowed Fund will be awarded to a medical student who demonstrates financial need.

Robert W. Rinkel, M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time rising third- or fourth-year medical student on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need. The scholarship is non-renewable.

Arthur J. Roberts, M.D. Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time medical student on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need.

Earl and Anne Saxe Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full time medical student with demonstrated financial need. Recipients must re-apply and be re-evaluated in order to retain this award.   

The Harold K. Schillinger, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund in Medicine will be awarded to full-time medical students.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, qualities of character, leadership and financial need.

School of Medicine Dean’s Academic Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full-time first-year medical students on the basis of scholastic achievement, community service and leadership qualities. Recipients may retain this award provided they continue to meet all required criteria.

School of Medicine Academic Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full-time first-year medical students on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities and qualities of leadership.  The scholarships will be awarded for all four years, providing the recipients remain in the top half of their class.

Wayne R. Scott M.D. and Louise A. Scott Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to full time medical students.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership abilities, and potential for an academic or research career.  Recipients may retain this award providing they continue to meet all criteria.

William S. Sells, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to a medical student.

Stanley Shanoski, M.D. and Celia Shanoski Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full time rising third- or fourth-year medical student.

Dr. Farhad K. and Kathryn Shokoohi Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time medical student on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need.

Sinai Medical Staff Foundation Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time medical students.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Wilbur J. and Myrne M. Steininger Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time first-year medical students on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities and leadership qualities. The scholarships will be awarded for all four years, providing the recipients remain in the top half of their class.

August and Bertha May Stockmeyer Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to a full time Year I medical student. Recipients will selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, volunteer activities and qualities of leadership.

Joseph Taranto Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to a full time first-year medical student on the basis of their scholastic achievement and financial need. The scholarship is to be used for tuition only.

Laura E. Timmis Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full time medical student or a student accepted into the medical school.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and financial need.

Leonard F. Van Raaphorst, M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming first-year medical student to assist in payment for supplies, books and tuition.Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and must reside in Wayne County.  The scholarship is non-renewable.

Narayan Verma, M.D., “Promotion of Enthusiasm in Neurology as a Career in Medicine” Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a first-year medical student with the highest score in Neuroscience. The scholarship is non-renewable.

Charles Vincent Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full time first-year medical student who resides in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  The award shall be used for tuition only.

The Ralph Wadley, M.D. Scholarship Fund

Roger V. Walker, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Roger V. Walker, Sr. Memorial Endowment Fund


Clarence E. Weaver, M.D. & Mary Ann Tully Weaver Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time incoming medical students on the basis of financial need and scholastic achievement.

Gertraud Wollschlaeger, M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full-time Year I, II, III and IV medical students. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need.

William C. Wyte, M.D. and Collette Ditz Wyte M.D. Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to full time medical students on the basis of scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Sri Yalgurdrao and Smt Ganga Kalukarni Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a medical students who reside in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need.

 

External Scholarship Programs

Pisacano Scholars Leadership (PLF) Award in Family Medicine
The application for the 2014 Pisacano Scholars Leadership (PLF) program is now available online at www.pisacano.org. The PLF will award scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine and who will enter their fourth year in medical school in the fall of 2014 may apply. Applicants must demonstrate the highest levels of commitment to family medicine, scholarship, leadership, character, interpersonal skills, and community service. Applications must be received by March 1, 2014. All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection in August 2014. For additional information, please contact PLF Program Coordinator Jane Ireland: jireland@theabfm.org or 888-995-5700, ext. 1249. 

Military Scholarships

National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program is a competitive Federal program which awards scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training.

National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
A program of grant assistance for Year I and II medical students from minority groups currently under-represented in medicine.   

Other Private Scholarships

Students should also research scholarships offered by outside community and private organizations, professional associations, fraternities, sororities and resource books available at municipal libraries. Suggested Web based scholarship resources include:

http://www.finaid.org
http://FastWeb.com