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This fund was established in June 1988 in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Henry O. Leonard by Helen G. Snider. Dr. Leonard was a general practitioner in Coffeeville, MS for many years. Juniors in the School of Medicine who are in good academic standing and have proven financial need are eligible for this scholarship. Two are awarded each year. Recipients must plan to go into the practice of family medicine and must commit to practice in this state for a period of five years following graduation and residency training.
This award, sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine and the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, goes to a senior who demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in Family Medicine, and commitment to family practice. The award was established in memory of Dr. John Powell of Houlka, MS, by his wife. It consists of a cash prize and inscription of the student's name on a plaque permanently displayed at the Medical Center. The student also receives free tuition and a two-night stay at the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians' annual Scientific Assembly, where the student will again be recognized.
The Stanley C. Russell Scholarship, in honor of Dr. Stanley Russell, was begun by his family in 2002 in honor of his 70th birthday and is supported through alumni, family and friends of Dr. Russell. This award is given annually to a fourth-year student going into a residency in family medicine. The recipient is chosen by the Department of Family Medicine based on academic excellence, character, bedside manner and commitment to practicing in a rural area in Mississippi. Each recipient should personify the old-fashioned, country doctor approach to patients, delivering excellent medical care and going the extra mile to make the patient feel cared about as a whole person.
This scholarship honors Dr. Victor Yawn, a family doctor who practiced in south Jackson and served as a part-time faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student chosen by the Family Medicine Department. (Not given every year)
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