Established in 1994 by generous gifts from classmates, friends, family, and colleagues to honor Dr. William T. Tucker (deceased in 1986), a member of the UVA Medical School Class of 1951, as a tribute to his character and the respect and high esteem in which he was held. Scholarships are provided to UVA medical students who demonstrate need and who best exemplify the leadership and positive human qualities of Dr. Tucker. First preference is given to students from Franklin, Va., and the metropolitan Richmond area. Dr. Tucker was proud of his Franklin heritage and felt it contributed greatly to his personality, character and success in life. If there are no eligible students from these areas, then students who demonstrate financial need will be considered.