Scholarships, Awards and Funds for Students

The following scholarships are held by the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation. The School of Medicine Financial Aid Office matches student recipients with these scholarships. For more information on a particular scholarship, contact us at 866-315-0947 or [email protected].

1940 Class Scholarship – Established by generous gifts from class members. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

1944-45 War Years Scholarship – This scholarship fund was established by combining two class funds (1944 and 1945). The name, War Years Scholarship, is derived from the alumni of these two UVA Medical School classes who served in World War II. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

1946 Class Scholarship – Established in 2005 after their 50th Class Reunion and funded by the existing Class of 1946 Fund and from generous gifts from class members. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Class of 1948 John and Wanda Owen Scholarship  – Established in 2007 in honor of their classmate, Dr. John A. Owen, Jr., and in memory of his wife, Wanda R. Owen.  Dr. Owen was an admired faculty member in the Endocrinology Department, spending most of his time in diabetes care. Mrs. Owen was a graduate of the School of Nursing. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Class of 1948 Kindred/Chodosh Scholarship – Established by the members of the Medical School Class of 1948. In July 2008, the balance in the Robert Kindred Scholarship was transferred from the University of Virginia Fund to the Medical School Foundation.  In February 2009, Mrs. Melba Chodosh, widow of Dr. Paul L. Chodosh, contributed $25,000 in memory of her husband.  This scholarship was renamed the Class of 1948 Kindred/Chodosh Scholarship Fund in memory of the two classmates.

Class of 1949 Harvey Smallwood Memorial Scholarship – Established in 2006 in memory of Dr. Harvey D. Smallwood, admired classmate and faculty member, and in honor of his wife, Betty O. Smallwood. Funded by the Class of 1949 Fund and by generous gifts from class members. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Class of 1950 Samuel and Mary Miller Scholarship Fund – Established in 2003 in honor of Dr. Samuel Miller, a member of the Medical School Class of 1950 and Professor Emeritus of the UVA School of Medicine, and in memory of his wife, Mary Agnes Miller.  Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Class of 1954 Community Service Award – Established by the Class of 1954 and presented annually to a fourth year UVA medical student who has performed outstanding community service in the Charlottesville area, including surrounding counties. Determination of the award recipient is based on the quantity and quality of service and the student’s impact on the community. The award is presented each year at graduation.

Medical Class of 1956 Scholarship – Established in 1994 by generous gifts from class members. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need and merit.

Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from class members, this fund was endowed June 30, 2010, with the first scholarship(s) awarded to medical students during the 2011-12 academic year.

Class of 1960 Robert M. Payne Scholarship Fund – Established in 1990 by the Medical School Class of 1960 as a memorial to Robert Mercer Payne, a classmate who was killed in an accident prior to graduation. UVA medical school recipients must reside in Virginia, preferably in Stafford, Spotsylvania or King George Counties, and must demonstrate financial need.  This fund is held at the School of Medicine.

Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund – Established in 2012 by generous gifts from class members. Scholarships are provided on the basis of financial to student(s) who wish to practice as rural family physicians. First scholarship awarded 2013-14.

Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund – Established in 2012 by generous gifts from class members. Scholarships are provided on the basis of financial need. First scholarship awarded 2013-14.

Class of 1965 (Collins) Scholarship – Established in 2013 by an estate gift from Dr. Beth Collins (deceased 2012) who was a member of the Class of 1965. This scholarship is need based with the first award issued in 2014-15.

Class of 1966 W. Harry Muller ScholarshipEstablished in 2006 by class members to honor retired faculty member, W. Harry Muller, MD. This scholarship awards one of the deferred medical students $10k/year for four years beginning with academic year 2011-12. The class approved this at their 2011 Class  Reunion (April 29-30, 2011).

Medical Class of 1966 Pullen Merit Scholarship – Established in 1993 by generous gifts from class members and friends to honor Edwin W. Pullen, PhD, dedicated Professor of Anatomy and Dean of Admissions at the School of Medicine (deceased 2002). Recipients are selected from the entering UVA Medical School class by the Admissions Committee and the students receive the scholarship during each of their four years.

Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund – Established in 2008 by generous gifts from class members. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from class members. The first two four-year scholarships were awarded to students entering the School of Medicine in 1999. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from class members, this fund was endowed June 30, 2010, with the first scholarship awarded during academic year 2011-12.

Class of 1973 Scholarship Fund – Established in 2003 by generous gifts from members of the Medical School Class of 1973. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Class of 1974 Scholarship Fund – Established in 2006 by generous gifts from class members. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need.

Thomas P. Kimmitt, MD Class of 1977 Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in 2006 by the Class of 1977 to honor their classmate, Thomas P. Kimmitt, who was injured in an accident and remained comatose for many years (deceased 2003). Scholarships are provided  on the basis of need.

Class of 1982 Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from class members, this fund was endowed June 30, 2010, with the first scholarship awarded during academic year 2011-12.

Class of 1983 Gratton Alexander Litz III Scholarship Fund – Established in 2008 by the Medical School Class of 1983 as their 25th year reunion gift to provide a self-sustaining scholarship fund in memory of their classmate, Alex Litz. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Class of 1985 Nancy Walton Pugh Global Health Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from   members of the Class of 1985 as their 25th Reunion Class Gift. This scholarship fund is named in memory of classmate, Nancy Walton Pugh, (deceased 2003) and provides students with global health travel awards which are coordinated through the Center for Global Health. First awards presented in 2011-12 academic year.

Class of 1986 Scholarship Fund – Established in 2012 by generous gifts from class members, scholarships are provided on the basis of need. First scholarship awarded 2013-2014.

Class of 1997 Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from class members, this fund was endowed June 30, 2010, with the first scholarship awarded during academic year 2011-12.

Class of 1998 Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from class members, this fund was endowed June 30, 2010, with the first scholarship awarded during academic year 2011-12.

Class of 1999 John R. Stoltzfus Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from class members, this fund was endowed June 30, 2010, with the first scholarship awarded during academic year 2011-12. This fund is named in memory of deceased class member, John R. Stoltzfus, MD.

Class of 2000 Scholarship Fund – Established by generous gifts from class members, this fund was endowed June 30, 2010, with the first scholarship awarded during academic year 2011-12.

Dr. and Mrs. Alexander G. Brown, III Scholarship Fund – Established in 2005 from the bequest of Dr. Alexander G. Brown, Medical School Class of 1935. Scholarships are provided to deserving, merit, and financially needy UVA medical students.

Carlos R. and Mary Jo Ayers Scholarship FundEstablished in 2007 by Dr. Carlos Ayers, a house staff and faculty member, along with his wife, Mary J. Ayers, with a $100,000 gift. Scholarships are provided to medical students who have an interest in internal medicine, pediatrics, or neurology. If none of these criteria can be met, then need based awards may be presented. Students interested in surgery are excluded. The first scholarship was disbursed in 2008.

William A. Booth Medical Scholarship Fund – Established as a general scholarship fund. The fund balance grew with the addition of alumni gifts and smaller class fund balances. In 1999, a gift from the Estate of Dr. Charles V. Amole (Class of 1933) added over $100,000 to the fund. In 2008, Dr. Robert Keeley, (Class of 1944) made a $50,000 contribution in memory of Mr. William Booth (deceased 2008), who was the executive director of the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation from 1960 to 1992.  To honor Mr. Booth’s many contributions to the Medical Alumni Association and the high esteem for which he is remembered, the scholarship was renamed the William A. Booth Medical School Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are provided to medical students demonstrating either financial need or academic promise.

Cardwell Scholarship – Established in 2005. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Charles Davidson Scholarship – Established in 1983 by the generosity of Dr. Charles Davidson, Medical School Class of 1938 (deceased 1995). Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Richard E. deButts Scholarship – Established in 1984 by friends, patients and family members in honor of Dr. Richard E. deButts, Class of 1934, for his many years of service (deceased 1996). Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Arthur Ebbert, Jr. MD, Scholarship – Established in 2004 by a generous gift from Dr. Arthur Ebbert, Jr., Class of 1946, to fulfill his wish to provide financial assistance to UVA medical students. Scholarships are used for recruitment by the Dean of Admissions.

Edmondson Foundation Scholarship  –  Established in 1996 by a generous gift from a member of the medical school Class of 1960. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Creston Farrow Scholarship – Established with a gift annuity in memory of Dr. Creston Farrow (Class of 1951) who died December 21, 2007.  Scholarships are awarded to medical students with financial need. First scholarship awarded 2013-2014.

Leslie Faudre Scholarship –Established in 2005 with a bequest from Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Faudree. Dr. Faudree was a member of the Medical School Class of 1939. Another bequest  from Ruby Olson, sister of Dr. Faudree, was added in March 2008 in memory of her brother. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need. The first scholarship was disbursed in 2009.

Carson L. Fifer Scholarship – Established in 1986 by the Fifer Family in honor of Carson L. Fifer, MD, Medical School Class of 1928, (deceased 1986). Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Jean McNutt Martin Glasgow Scholarship – Established with bequest from Dr. Jean Glasgow (Class of 1936; deceased 2010) along with additional stock gifts from her son, Dr. Lowrie Glasgow (Class of 1973). Scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need to medical or nursing students.  First scholarship awarded 2013-2014.

J. Kaye Halsey, MD Memorial Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynecology – This endowment was established in memory of Dr. J. Kaye Halsey by her life partner, Christine Shaw. Dr. Halsey graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1978. She undertook her post-graduate training in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, completing her Residency Program in 1982. Being only the second woman to complete Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training at University of Virginia Medical Center, Dr. Halsey broke down barriers that had existed and paved the way for future generations of women to fulfill their talents in this medical profession. Dr. Halsey had a successful OB/GYN practice in Charlottesville, serving our community for 32 years, delivering countless babies, providing superb medical and surgical care for her patients, and advocating for women’s health needs.

This scholarship fund offers financial assistance to a fourth year female medical student who is pursuing her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This female medical student must demonstrate that she respects diversity (in ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, education and religion), that she abides by the principle of inclusivity, and that she would like to continue Dr. Halsey’s legacy of making a difference in women’s health. The first scholarship will be awarded in the 2016-17 academic year.

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Mary and Charles Henderson, III Family ScholarshipEstablished in April 2006 by Dr. and Mrs. Henderson as a permanent endowed family scholarship to provide scholarship awards  to medical students who are from West of Roanoke in southwest Virginia and who are students or graduates of the University of Virginia. If there is no eligible candidate from southwest Virginia, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student who is a native of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each recipient will receive a copy of Addendums A, B, and C of the fund agreement and is expected to make annual contributions to the scholarship beginning 8 years after graduation. However, this is not a requirement to receive the scholarship. A permanent plaque will be installed either at the Medical School Foundation Office and it will be updated annually with the names of the scholarship recipients. The first scholarship was awarded in FY 2012.

William Hobson Scholarship (MD/Master’s in Public Health) – Established by the generosity of William Hobson (deceased 2005). Scholarships are provided to medical students who are enrolled in the dual degree MD/Master’s in Public Health Program and who have completed three years of medical school. Scholarship recommendations are made by the Public Health Sciences Department in the School of Medicine.

John Horgan Scholarship – Established with gifts from Dr. John Horgan (Class of 1964; Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine 1971) and his wife, Mrs. Nancy Horgan. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need to medical students with the highest GPA who are residents of the state of Virginia.

Katherine A. Howell Scholarship Fund – Established in 1991 from the Estate of Katherine Howell. Although from New Jersey, Ms. Howell developed a love for the state of Virginia during many summers spent in Goshen with her mother. Although Ms. Howell did not have a college education, she was a staunch supporter of medical education. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

Robert A.G. Jones NMA ScholarshipFunded by the estate of Dr. Robert A. G. Jones (deceased 1986), who was a graduate of the UVA Medical School Class of 1933, and his wife, Alice G. Jones. As stated in Dr. Jones’ will, scholarships are to be provided to deserving black medical students in memory of Edward V. Jones and Alice G. Jones.  The first scholarship was awarded in 2007.

Harry Lee Kanter, MD Scholarship – Established in 2013 by Dr. Harry Lee Kanter, a member of the School of Medicine’s Class of 1986. First preference for scholarship recipients shall be given to residents of the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake, Va. First scholarship awarded in 2014-15.

Richard C. Lambert, MD Class of 1980, Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in 1980 by James E. and Beverly Lambert of Portland, Oregon, with assistance from members of the UVA Medical School Class of 1980, in memory of their son, Dr. Richard Lambert.  Dr. Lambert was killed in a hiking accident two weeks following graduation from the UVA School of Medicine. The Lamberts desired that scholarships be awarded to medical students who exhibit the same personal qualities attributed to their son by his classmates and friends: absolute integrity, optimism, determination, sense of humor, and boundless joy in living. UVA medical students from the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Idaho, who possess an active interest and enjoyment in the outdoors, may receive the scholarship.

Lewis-Logan Scholarship – Established in 1980s by Mr. and Mrs. John Minor Botts Lewis, Jr. as an expression of appreciation for the excellent treatment Mr. Lewis received from physicians at the University of Virginia Hospital. Although Mr. Lewis’ prognosis was described as bleak, the doctors were able to extend his life by a few years. The name of the scholarship was changed in 1996 when the Lewis’ son, Mr. George Willis Logan, made a large donation to the already endowed fund.  Scholarships are provided to both UVA medical students and nursing students.

William Carter Lowe, MD Scholarship Fund – Established in 2005 with funds from the Estate of William Carter Lowe, MD, Class of 1957 (deceased 2004). Scholarships are provided on the basis of financial need, with preference given to North American Indian students. Dr. Lowe spent a good deal of his professional life on Indian reservations caring for Native American Indians. He felt they had been terribly abused and he wanted in his own way to help rectify that. Even after retirement, he spent the majority of his time volunteering both on the Indian reservations and in the community where he lived in Kalamazoo, Mich.  He was well-loved as a physician and greatly admired and respected for his volunteer work and for his care of the Native American Indians.

Lynchburg Medical Alumni Scholarship – Established 1997 by T. Scott Garrett, MD, and his wife, Whitney Garrett.  Dr. Garrett is a graduate of the UVA Medical School Class of 1984. Scholarships are provided to UVA medical students from Lynchburg and the counties of Bedford, Campbell, Appomattox and Amherst.

W. Copley and Margaret K. McLean Scholarship – Established in 2002 by family members to honor Dr. Copley McLean and his wife, Mrs. Margaret McLean. It was announced at Dr. McLean’s 80th birthday party on May 5, 2002. Dr. McLean was a member of the UVA Medical School Class of 1946, and Mrs. Margaret McLean graduated from the School of Nursing in 1945. The scholarship continued to grow through additional gifts from family and friends and the first scholarship was issued in the 2014-15 academic year.

Medical School Scholarship (FHK) – Established in 2000 with a gift from a member of the Class of 1957 to show her appreciation for the wonderful education she received at the UVA School of Medicine, this  anonymous scholarship fund was endowed June 30, 2010, with the first scholarship awarded in academic year 2011-12. Scholarships are to be given to deserving, needy, female, minority medical students.

Margaret D. McClung Scholarship – Established  in 1994 by the bequest of Margaret Denny McClung. Mrs. McClung’s late husband, O. Hunter McClung, Jr., MD, was a graduate of UVA Medical School, Class of 1939. Scholarships are provided exclusively to students participating in the Generalist Scholars Program and Generalist Scholars who are pursuing a dual MD/MPH degree.

Elizabeth Nalley Radiological Scholarship – Established in 1980 through a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. William J. Jones to honor Miss Elizabeth Nalley, who became chairman of the X-Ray Technology Department at the UVA School of Medicine in 1936.  Miss Nalley devoted most of her adult life to the teaching and guidance of countless students who attended UVA’s X-Ray Technology Department. Mr. Jones, who graduated from her program in 1955, later became the president of Atlantic X-Ray Service of Virginia Beach, Va. Scholarships are provided to students upon the recommendation of the Radiology Department.

Lawrence and Nettie Pace Scholarship – Established in 2000 by a generous gift from Lawrence J. Pace, MD (School of Medicine, Class of 1934, and faculty member) and Nettie Pace (School of Nursing, Class of 1931). Scholarships are provided to deserving and financially needy UVA medical students, preferably from the Rockingham County, Va., area (Harrisonburg) or the Mercer County, W.Va. (Princeton).

Ram Family Scholarship Fund – Established in 2010 by Anil K. Ram to provide a scholarship for students selected by the staff at the Center for Global Health to study/work on a health-related project in South India. The first award was given in academic year 2011-2012.

Richard C. Shrum Scholarship – Established by Dr. Richard Coffman Shrum (Class of 1942; deceased 2011) and his wife, Maureen Parrott Shrum (deceased 2008), and by their two sons who are both graduates of the UVA School of Medicine, in appreciation for: 1) William A. Herndon scholarship provided to Dr. Shrum from 1938 to 1942, and 2) a temporary, part-time position given Dr. Shrum by the UVA School of Medicine in 1956, when after nearly 13 years in the Medical Corp, U.S. Army, he came to Charlottesville to go into solo, private practice of general surgery. Scholarships are provided on the basis of need.

John A. Stough Scholarship – Established in 1994 by Dr. John A. Stough, Class of 1946 (deceased June 1994). The scholarships provided by the income of this endowed fund are awarded to medical students on the basis of scholastic merit and financial need.

Benjamin C. and Eleanore B. Sturgill Scholarship – Established in 2006 by Eleanore B. Sturgill, in memory of her husband,  Dr. Benjamin C. Sturgill (deceased 2004). Dr. Sturgill was a graduate of the UVA Medical School Class of 1960, and as Dean of Admissions, he was a much-admired faculty member. Scholarships are provided to UVA medical students who have a demonstrated financial need and hold a high school diploma from the City of Norton, Va., or from one of the following Southwest Virginia counties: Bland, Wythe, Grayson, Tazewell, Smyth, Washington, Buchanan, Russell, Dickerson, Wise, Scott or Lee. If there are no eligible candidates from these locations, then the scholarship may be offered to a student who graduated from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

William T. Tucker Scholarship – Established in 1994 by generous gifts from classmates, friends, family, and colleagues to honor Dr. William T. Tucker (deceased 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.

Dr. Edwin Warner Vaughan Memorial Scholarship – Dr. Edwin Vaughan, Class of 1937, was described as a man who loved life and gave his all to his family, his church, and his global community. He died in June 2008 at the age of 95, naming the UVA School of Medicine as one of his beneficiaries. The Vaughan Scholarship Fund was established in his memory and provides scholarships to medical students on the basis of academic merit or financial need. The first scholarships were awarded in the Spring of 2009.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship – The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a generous charity providing annual scholarship grants to students at more than 200 accredited educational institutions, including the University of Virginia, which are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Thousands of women medical and nursing students receive financial assistance each year. The Medical School Foundation selects and awards scholarships on the basis of need to Christian women who reside in one of the specified states.

Lettie Pate Whitehead was born in Bedford County, Va., in 1872. Her husband, Joseph Brown Whitehead, a young attorney, secured an exclusive contract to bottle and sell Coca-Cola throughout most of the U.S. When Mr. Whitehead died at the age of 42, Mrs. Whitehead assumed responsibility for the family’s business affairs, overseeing not only the expansion of the Coca-Cola bottling business, but also the family’s real estate investments. She became one of the first women to serve on the board of directors of a major American corporation, serving as director of The Coca-Cola Company for almost twenty years beginning in 1934. Mrs. Whitehead felt a keen sense of duty to those in need. Through the benevolence of this gracious and generous woman, many charitable institutions and individuals continue to benefit from the extraordinary legacy of Lettie Pate Whitehead.

Paul H. Wornom Scholarship – Established by bequest of Dr. Paul H. Wornom (Class of 1950; deceased 2011). Scholarships provided on the basis of financial need to medical students from the Virginia Peninsula areas, viz. the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, and the counties of York and James City. If there is no student qualified within the aforementioned geographic areas, then recipients can be chosen from the Commonwealth of Virginia at large. First scholarships awarded 2011-2012.