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  • Scholarships

    Dean’s Scholarship Fund
    Presented annually. Selection is made by the School’s Scholarship and Awards Committee.

    Alumni Scholarship Fund
    Money made available through donations of Medical Alumni; Recipients are selected by the School of Medicine Scholarship and Awards Committee.

    School of Nursing Scholarship Fund
    Funds are made available through the Washington Women’s Luncheon Club Scholarships. Awards are presented annually to one or more Nursing student(s) who have completed their junior year with excellence in academic, clinic, and overall performance. Award amounts vary.

    John Houston Ware Scholarship Fund
    Established by the Wear Foundation to aid worthy students. These scholarships are awarded for academic excellence.

    Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
    Established by the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. This scholarship is designed for Christian women who have financial need and are pursuing a degree in nursing, medicine, dentistry, and health related professions. Recipients must be in good academic standing and must be accepted to either of the before mention programs. Recipients must also apply for all applicable state and federal grants, which includes completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply via the myU web portal.

    Third Party Awards and Scholarships
    Awards made to students by outside sources. The award amounts vary by student.

    Federal Third Party Awards and Scholarships
    Given through the Army, Navy, Air Force and the USPHS offers Health Professions Scholarships to students interested in serving in the military. Students are required to serve a year as a commissioned officer for each year of participation in the program, with a two year minimum. These scholarships provide tuition, other academic fees, required books, required equipment, and a monthly living stipend.

    William D Mobley Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Awarded annually to students who show evidence of financial need and are pursuing a career as dental hygienists, dental assistants, or dental technicians.

    Sumner Foundation Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1977 by Mrs. E.H. Sumners of Eupora, Mississippi, to provide scholarship assistance for students from Webster, Montgomery, Attala, Carroll, and Choctaw counties who are enrolled at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Award amounts are based upon funding and vary each year. Applications are available through the UMC financial aid office.

    Douglas N Wills Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 1969 by classmates in memory of Douglass Wills. The fund provides scholarships for sophomore medical students who demonstrate promise in medicine, financial need and good character. Selection is made by the School of Medicine Scholarship and Awards Committee. Minimum award is $500.

    Dental School Scholarship Fund
    Funding from outside sources to provide scholarships to dental students.

    Celia Robson Physical Therapy Award
    Awarded to a senior physical therapy student pursuing an orthopedic or sports medicine clinical education affiliation. Recipients must demonstrate academic competency, and show an interest in the community through service organizations and church activities. Award amount is $200.

    Charles Dodgen Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Awarded to a freshman based on overall performance and professional potential.

    Hattiesburg Physician’s Scholarship
    established in 1983 by the Board of Directors of the Hattiesburg Community Blood Center, Inc. Award recipients must be sophomores or juniors in the upper one-third of their class. Preference is given to medical students from the Hattiesburg area.

    John F Lucas Memorial Scholarship
    Established by family and friends of Dr. Lucas, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Greenwood for more than 48 years. Incoming freshmen from Leflore, Sunflower, Washington, Bolivar, Humphreys and Yazoo Counties are eligible. Selection is based on financial need. Selection is made by the School of Medicine Scholarship and Awards Committee.

    Ottillie Schillig Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 1984 through a gift to the Medical Center from the Schillig Trust. At least one scholarship is available each year in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Related Professions, and School of Dentistry. All recipients must be in good academic standing, and preference is given to those students who intend to practice in smaller Mississippi towns and communities. Selection is made by the Scholarship and Awards Committee in each of the Medical Center Schools.

    Yvonne Bertolet Scholarship
    Presented to junior nursing students who have a minimum GPA of 3.5; who actively participate in extracurricular school and campus activities; and who demonstrate qualities of caring and commitment. Selections are made by the School of Nursing Student Affairs Committee.

    Bacot Foundation Scholarship
    Awarded to a deserving upperclass medical student from Pascagoula. Award amount is $14,000 for each of two academic years.

    R H Green Foundation Scholarship
    Awarded annually to a minority medical student from the Jackson metropolitan area. Preference is given to those students who commit to practice in MS. Selection is based on academic performance and financial need. Scholarship is renewable for the sophomore, junior, and senior years if the student remains in good academic standing.

    Mattie D Clifton Scholarship
    Awarded annually to qualified students enrolled in the School of Nursing. Awards are based on financial need. Preference is given to students in the Nursing Services Administrative program, or older students reentering the work force.

    Abe and Toni Abrams Scholarship Fund
    Awarded annually to a worthy medical student from Jackson county. Selection is made by the School of Medicine Scholarship and Awards Committee. Award amount is $500.

    Dr. Jeff Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship
    Awarded annually to a junior and senior Nursing student. Award amount is $2000.

    Leonard Scholarship
    Awarded annually to two junior Medical students who are in good academic standing and have proven financial need. Recipients must plan to practice in family medicine, and must commit to practice in MS for a period of five years following graduation and residency training. Selection is made by the School of Medicine Scholarship and Awards Committee.

    L D Webb Memorial Scholarship
    Established with a bequest from Dr. Webb in 1990. First-year students who demonstrate financial need and academic promise are eligible for this scholarship-renewable for each year of enrollment if the student remains in good academic standing. Preference is given to students from northeast Mississippi.

    William K Purks MD, Merit Scholarship
    Established by the Vicksburg Hospital Medical Foundation in 1990. Awarded by the School of Medicine Scholarship and Awards Committee to a freshman medical student on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, character, and potential in the field of medicine. This scholarship may be renewed for each year of medical school.

    Hazel Wilmington Medical Scholarship
    Established in 1992, is awarded to a freshman medical student based on demonstrated financial need and overall promise in the field of medicine. The award is renewable each year if the recipient maintains good academic standing.

    Norman C Nelson MD Scholarship
    Established as the Dean’s Scholarships in 1988, were designated in the name of Dr. Norman C. Nelson in 1994 in honor of his 21-year tenure as Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. Nelson Scholarships are awarded to superior students who have exceptional academic potential. The scholarship is renewable each year if the recipient remains in good academic standing.

    McDevitt MD Scholarship
    Established through a bequest from Alma Valentine McDevitt in memory of her husband, are awarded to worthy and deserving medical students. The scholarships are renewable for each year of medical school provided the recipient maintains good academic standing.

    Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Scholarship
    Funds received from the Mississippi Hospital Association to be used as scholarships for eligible students.

    J T and Mary Davis Scholarship
    Available to medical students who show financial need. Preference is given to students from Alcorn, Benton, Prentiss, Tippah, and Tishomingo counties who have successfully completed the first year of medical studies.

    Pearl L and Otis Walters Scholarship
    Funds made available by the University of Mississippi Foundation are made available as scholarships to deserving students.

    W Forrest Hutchison Memorial Scholarship
    Established by William Forrest Hutchison’s family. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore medical student who is in the top 25 percent of his/her class.

    Dean’s African-American Scholarship in Dentistry
    Scholarship is awarded annually to one African-American dental student.

    Irene H. Snipes Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 1997 by the Mississippi Hospital Association in memory of Irene H. Snipes. The fund provides assistance to students enrolled in the School of Health Related Professions who are in good academic standing. Selection is made by the Student and Alumni Affairs Committee in the School of Health Related Professions.

    Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship
    Awards are made to students who come from community colleges; based on academics, leadership, and community record. Recipients are chosen by the Chancellor.

    Edwin N Rubenstein Scholarship
    Funds made possible through the Rubenstein Endowment. One scholarship is to be awarded annually to a nursing student who has shown the most scholastic improvement by the end of his/her junior year. Recipients are selected by the School of Nursing Student Affairs Committee.

    Charles Preston Winter Scholarship
    Established in December, 1997, by the Charles Preston Winters Foundation of West Point. Annual award is given to a senior medical student who is in good academic standing and plans on going into pediatrics. Preference is given to students who plan to practice in Mississippi.

    James T Baird Memorial Scholarship
    Awarded in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, and Dentistry. Scholarships is renewable as long as recipient remains in good academic standing. Preference is given to those students who intend to practice in smaller Mississippi towns and communities.

    Robert M Hearin Scholarship
    Established by the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation. Awards are made to outstanding students selected on the basis of their academic record and financial need.

    Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students
    Provided to full-time students in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, and Dentistry who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Awards are based on need. Apply via the myU web portal.

    Jake Mills Memorial Scholarship in Medicine
    Fund scholarships in the School of Medicine.

    Dr. Bill Weatherford Memorial Scholarship
    Fund scholarships in the School of Medicine.

    Barksdales Medicine Scholarship
    Made possible by the Barksdale Foundation Account. A full scholarship awarded to a first-year African-American medical student who is a Mississippi resident. Recipients are selected by the School of Medicine Scholarship and Awards Committee. Selection is based on prior academic achievement, the student's potential for success in medicine and accepted institutional financial aid guidelines. The scholarship is renewable each year as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. Recipients must commit to reside and practice medicine in Mississippi for a period of five years.

    Nina Bess Goss-Moffitt Scholarship in Medicine
    Established by Dr. Ellis M. Moffitt in 1999 in memory of his wife, Dr. Nina Bess Goss-Moffitt. Provides annual tuition scholarships to female medical students and is awarded on the basis of need and potential for successful completion of the four-year curriculum. Recipients will receive the Goss-Moffitt Scholarship each year in medical school if they remain in good academic standing.

    C D Roberts, MD, Scholarship in Medicine
    Scholarships awarded in the School of Medicine with preference given to Rankin County residents. Awarded based on need and potential for success.

    Dean’s Scholarship in the School of Health Related Professions
    One scholarship awarded annually.

    EMT-Paramedic Scholarship
    Available to students who, upon graduation, agree to be employed in an area of Mississippi that is considered to be at-risk for emergency medical services, as determined by the MS State Department of Health, Office of Rural Health.

    Vice Chancellor’s Faculty Family Scholarship
    Awarded to a faculty family member attending one of the medical center’s schools. Award recipients are selected by the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. The scholarship is a full cost of attendance scholarship that is renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.

    UMMC Family Scholarship Graduate/Professional Programs
    Established for children of full-time employees of The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Children of retired UMMC employees or those UMMC employees who die while in service are also eligible. The scholarship will pay up to full time tuition. The amount will vary annually based on eligibility of funds. All eligibility criteria as stated on the application MUST be met to obtain an award.

    Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship
    A unique longitudinal program that identifies rural college students who aspire to return to their roots to practice medicine. MRPSP Commission selects from applicants recommended by SOM Admissions Committee.

    Orr-Russwurm Memorial Scholarship
    Scholarship preserved exclusively for the purpose of providing assistance to deserving students whom are planning a full or part-time career in Christian Missionary work. The amount will vary annually based on eligibility of funds. All eligibility criteria as stated on the application MUST be met to obtain an award.