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Dr. M. Winter Jackson Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who plan to specialize in the general or family practice of medicine and based on academic standing , potential for growth and development in the chosen field and need. It is renewable for the fourth year of medical school if the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

  • 2016-17
    • Seniors - Amanda Cooley, Caleb Peyton
    • Juniors - Craig Bullock, Mitchell Moore
  • 2015-16
    • Seniors - David Green and Brent McCaleb
    • Juniors - Amanda Cooley and Caleb Peyton
  • 2014-15
    • Seniors - Kristie Alvarez, JR Davidson
    • Juniors - Andrew Brown, Daniel Hester

Dr. and Mrs. Henry O. Leonard Scholarship

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 commit to practice in Mississippi for five years following graduation and residency training.

  • 2017
    • Seniors - William Lee Stephen Morgan and Jackson Brooks Turner;
    • Juniors - William Thomas Casey and Jeffery Clinton Pride
  • 2016
    • Seniors - Susan Frichter and Angela Payne
    • Juniors - Brooks Turner and Stephen Morgan
  • 2015
    • Seniors - Emily Brandon and Josh Black
    • Juniors - Susan Frichter and Angela Payne
  • 2014 
    • Seniors - Jonathan Buchanan and Micah Walker
    • Juniors - Emily Brandon and Josh Black
  • 2013 
    • Senior - John Miller
    • Juniors - Jonathan Buchanan and Micah Walker
  • 2012
    • Seniors - Anna Marie Hailey-Sharp and Matt Murray
    • Junior - John Miller

Powell Award for Excellence in Family Medicine

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.

  • 2017 - Brock Banks
  • 2016 - Jessica Douglas
  • 2015 - Emily Brandon
  • 2014 - Jonathan Buchanan
  • 2013 - Katherine O'Neal Royals
  • 2012 - Anna Marie Hailey-Sharp
  • 2011 - Laura Jackson
  • 2010 - Lauren Treadwell
  • 2009 - Rebecca Rose