otherwise specified, all scholarships listed are restricted to students
who demonstrate need. Selection is made by the financial aid office.
Application for need-based aid is all that is necessary in order to be
considered for all of the need-based scholarships listed below.
Students who meet any of the additional restricted criteria listed
should be sure to complete the optional information section of the
financial aid application to assist the financial aid office in
matching them to the appropriate scholarship.
Established in 1959 by a generous gift from the estate of the late
Grace Alley in memory of her brothers, Walter S. Alley and Charles C.
Alley. Income from this bequest is used to provide a scholarship each
year, preferably to a student from the Petersburg, Virginia,
Julian Ruffin Beckwith Scholarship Fund
Established in 1979 by the bequest of Miss Lucy M. Skeen in honor of
Dr. Beckwith, formerly of our Department of Internal
David Ball Medical Scholarship
Established in 1997 by the estate of Frances Myers Ball of
Charlottesville, Virginia, in memory of her son who died of a rare
heart condition as a teenager.
Robert M. Blizzard Pediatrics Scholarship Fund
Established by gifts from friends of Dr. Robert Blizzard, former
Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. One scholarship is awarded
annually to a student selected by the Pediatrics faculty.
E. Booker Student Aid Fund
Established in 1976 by the bequest of Mildred Earle Booker,
Martinsville, Virginia, to assist needy students from Culpeper,
Martinsville, and Henry County, Virginia.
Graham Clark Scholarship Fund
Established in 1967 by the bequest of Alice S. C. Merchant from Chevy
Charles Granville Craddock Memorial
Established by Dr. Craddock's widow, Mrs. Hilah W. Craddock of Pacific
Palisade, California in memory of her husband. Dr. Craddock was a 1944
graduate of the School of Medicine.
Charles L. Crockett Jr. Scholarship Fund
Established in 1980 by a gift of the Warren W. Hobbie
Charitable Trust, Roanoke, Virginia. Scholarships are need based and
are awarded with no restrictions as to race, sex or creed. Preference
is given to individuals whose intent is to serve mankind through
Charles Nuckols Davidson Scholarship Fund
Established by Dr. Davidson through the Medical Alumni Association.
Scholarships are available to residents of the Greater Baltimore area
of Maryland and the State of Virginia (with preference given to
Buckingham County) who demonstrate financial need and have good
DeButts Scholarship Fund
Established by Dr. Richard E. DeButts for needy medical students.
Funds administered through the Medical Alumni Association.
Francis duPont Scholarships
Several are awarded each year. Amounts depend upon available funding.
Established in 1928 by the generous bequest of Philip Francis duPont
(Virginia, 1900). Generally awarded to students who demonstrate
academic excellence as well as financial need.
Gray Ellesor, M.D. and Janie Vance Ellesor Scholarship
The Ellesor Scholarship was established in June of 1999 by
the generous bequest of an anonymous donor from South Carolina.
According to the donor's wishes, the scholarship is to be awarded to
"exceptional medical students with outstanding scholastic records who
are unable to finance their medical education."
Vardell Ellis Scholarship Fund
Established in 1968 by the generous gift of Mr. T. Kenneth Ellis of
Hot Springs, Virginia, in memory of his wife.
Charles Magill Fauntleroy
Established by the bequest of Charles Magill Fauntleroy. Individual
scholarships are limited to $500 annually. Recipients must exhibit high
standards of scholarship and honor.
S. and Clayton B. Ethridge, M.D. ('33) Memorial
The scholarship fund was established initially in 1993 by a generous
gift from Dr. Ethridge's widow, Mrs. Rosa Sander Ethridge, to fund
competitive scholarships to outstanding medical students. Additional
funds were later provided under terms of Mrs. Ethridge's
R. and Louise C. Gillespie Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Gillespies in 1992 to provide scholarship support
for medical students.
Alexander G. Gilliam Medical
The fund was established in 1984 through the bequest of an anonymous
donor. Scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of scholastic merit
and financial need. Recipients, to be known as "Alexander G. Gilliam
Scholars," should be of high moral character and integrity.
and Samuel H. Goldfarb Scholarship Fund
Established in 1967 by a gift from Dr. Norman Goldfarb of Forest
Hills, New York, to assist medical students.
Gwathmey Medical Student Aid Fund
Established in 1981 by a bequest of Lomax Gwathmey of Norfolk,
William A. Herndon
Established in 1911 by the bequest of Dr. Cumberland George Herndon, a
graduate of the medical school, for the purpose of providing
scholarship assistance to students who demonstrate financial need and
intend to become physicians in the Armed Forces of the United
William R. Hill Scholarship
Established in 1997 by a gift to the School of Medicine from Dr.
Hill's widow, Mrs. William R. Hill of Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Hill was
a 1934 graduate of the School of Medicine.
Katharine A. Howell Medical
Established in 1991 by the Estate of Katharine Howell. Although from
New Jersey, Ms. Howell developed a love for the state of Virginia
during many summers spent in Goshen with her mother. She was a staunch
supporter of medical education.
P. and Caroline F. Irons Scholarship
The Irons Scholarship was established in 1993 by Robert P.
Irons Sr., M.D., and his wife, of Lexington, Virginia. Dr. Irons, a
scholarship recipient who graduated from the School of Medicine in
1945, practiced for over 40 years as a general surgeon. His wife,
Caroline, earned a degree in medical technology at the University of
Virginia. Students must demonstrate both financial need and academic
promise to qualify for the Irons Scholarship.
Harold Maurice Jackson Medical Student Scholarship
Established in 1996 by the bequest of Mrs. Lela Moore Jackson in
memory of her husband, a 1935 graduate of the School of Medicine. The
scholarship is awarded every four years as a four-year merit
scholarship to an entering student.
Jill Karp Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Leslie Jill Karp received her undergraduate degree in 1987 and her
M.D. degree in 1991, both from the University of Virginia. She was
completing her medical residency in Otolaryngology at the University of
Connecticut when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident as she
was driving home from the hospital. The Leslie Karp Scholarship was
established by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Karp of Stamford Connecticut, as a
tribute and memorial to their daughter.
Gillis Kindred, M.D., Scholarship
Established as a memorial in 1989 by family, friends and the
Medical School Class of 1948, of which Dr. Kindred was a member. Dr.
Kindred, whose father was a professor at the medical school for many
years, attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and as a
medical student. Scholarship funding is administered by the University
of Virginia Fund. Recipients are selected by the medical
and Mrs. H. Kruger Kaprielian Scholarship
Fund Established in 1951 by Dr. Kaprielian, an alumnus of the medical
school, for the purpose of providing support to worthy students of
Richard C. Lambert Memorial Medical
Established in 1980 by James E. and Beverly Lambert of Portland,
Oregon, in memory of their son. Dr. Richard Lambert was killed in a
hiking accident two weeks following graduation from the University of
Virginia School of Medicine. The Lamberts desired that the scholarship
be awarded to a medical student who exhibits the same personal
qualities attributed to their son by his classmates: absolute
integrity, optimism, determination, sense of humor, and boundless joy
W. Lawson and Margaret Urquhart Lawson Memorial Fund
Established in 1974 by a gift from the estate of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Pegram Warren in memory of Mrs. Warren's father and
George Tucker Lee, Jr. Medical Scholarship ('72)
Established by gifts from Dr. St. George Tucker Lee, Jr., a
cardiologist from Newport News, Virginia. Dr. Lee received both his
undergraduate and M.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated need.
William F. and Nina S. Logan Memorial
Established in 1997 by the bequest of Dr. Myrtle Logan Pleune of
Rochester, New York, in memory of her parents. Dr. Pleune was a 1943
graduate of the School of Medicine. Scholarships are awarded to medical
students from Southwest Virginia--defined as Roanoke and west of
Roanoke, with preference given to those intending to return to
Southwest Virginia to practice.
Edward May Magruder Medical Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Magruder in 1927 by a gift from the
American Clan Gregor Society.
S. Maynard Scholarships
Established in 1972 by the bequest of Catherine J. Maynard.
Scholarships are restricted to upper-class students who demonstrate
Charles E. and Bernice G. McKay Medical
This endowed scholarship for medical students was established in March
of 2000 by a generous gift from Charles E. McKay, M.D. and Bernice G.
McKay of Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. McKay was a member of the
School of Medicine Class of 1948.
Margaret D. McClung Medical
Established in 1994 by the bequest of Mrs. McClung. Awards are
restricted to medical students who intend to become generalist
Percy F. McMurdo Scholarship
Established by the estate of Dr. McMurdo, a graduate of the medical
school, to aid worthy medical students.
P. McNeill Jr. and Virginia J. McNeill Memorial Fund
Established in 1947 by a gift from the estate of the late Major George
P. McNeill (Virginia, 1917), USA Medical Corps. No restrictions as to
Medical Class of 1956
Established in 1994 by generous gifts from class members. Awarded on
the basis of merit and need.
Medical Class of 1970
This scholarship is funded through the generosity of members of the
Medical Class of 1970. The first two four-year scholarships were
awarded to students in the class entering the School of Medicine in
Medical Alumni Aid Fund
Established in 1975 by friends and alumni of the medical school, many
of whom received financial assistance as medical students. Fund
perpetuated by on-going contributions of alumni and friends.
Medical Class of 1966 Pullen Merit
Established in 1993 by generous gifts from class members and friends
in honor of Edwin W. Pullen, Ph.D., dedicated Professor of Anatomy and
Dean of Admissions at the School of Medicine. Recipients are selected
from the entering class by the Admissions Committee. No application is
Medical Class of 1967 Endowed Merit
Established in 1993 by generous gifts from class members and friends.
Recipients are selected from the entering class by the Admissions
Committee. No application is required.
J. and Effie Lu Miles Scholarship
Established in 1995 by the Eric J. and Effie Lu Miles Memorial
L. Minor Scholarship
Established in 1939 by a bequest from Dr. James L. Minor of Memphis,
Tennessee. Individual scholarships are limited to $350.
Frances Corbusier O'Brien Memorial
Established in 1997 by David S. O'Brien, M.D., of Annapolis, Maryland,
in honor of his mother. Dr. O'Brien is a 1963 graduate of the School of
M. Payne Scholarship Fund
Established 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. Recipients must reside in Virginia preferably in Stafford,
Spotsylvania or King George Counties, and must demonstrate need. The
Class of 1960 continues to make generous contributions to the
and Mrs. Robert T. Peirce Medical Scholarship
Established in 1995 by a cash bequest from the estate of Ruth H.
Anderson M. Renick, Jr., Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by the gift of Anderson M. Renick, Jr., M.D., of
Lutherville, Maryland. Dr. Renick is a 1955 graduate of the School of
Medicine. Scholarships from the Fund are to provide support to students
documenting an interest in practicing family or internal medicine,
preferably in rural communities.
Charles E. and Robin P. Rowe
Established in 1997 by a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Rowe, Jr.
of High Point, North Carolina. Dr. Rowe is a 1965 graduate of the
School of Medicine. Scholarship preference is given to students from
Northumberland, Franklin, and Montgomery counties in
Elizabeth W. and Lillie Ewart Russell
Established in 1975 by the bequest of Mr. William B. Russell to
provide funds to third and fourth year medical students who plan to
practice in a rural community of the State of Virginia for three to
five years after commencing the practice of medicine. Scholarships
currently awarded to supplement support for Virginia Medical
William Selden Memorial Scholarship
One scholarship limited to $500 annually. Funds provided through the
Centennial Endowment Fund. Recipient must be recommended to the Rector
and Visitors by the Dean of the School of Medicine.
Bascom Slemp Medical Scholarship
Gift from the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation. Scholarships to be awarded
exclusively to students from Lee and Wise counties in
Southern Medical Association Medical
Student Scholarship Program
The SMA makes funding available annually to each medical school
located within its territory for the purpose of providing scholarships
to third-year students of superior abilities. Candidates must be
recommended to the Association by the Dean of the medical
Fellowship in Medicine
This scholarship fund was established by the generous gift of Ann M.
(Mrs. Whitney) Stone of Charlottesville, VA.
M. and Kathleen C. Sturgill Scholarship
Established in 1997 by Dr. Benjamin C. Sturgill to honor his parents,
this scholarship is awarded strictly on the basis of need.
Charles Robert Tatum Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1988 by the bequest of Mary O. Tatum as a memorial to
Theresa A. Thomas Memorial
Scholarships are funded by a generous gift from the Theresa A. Thomas
Memorial Foundation in 1988.
Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation
Primary Care Scholarship
Established in 1992 by the Theresa Thomas Memorial Foundation to
provide scholarships to medical students pursuing careers in primary
Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation
Generalist Scholars Program
One of three scholarship funds at the School of Medicine
created through the generosity of the Theresa Thomas Memorial
Foundation in Richmond, Virginia, this provides support for
scholarships awarded to participants in the Generalist Scholars
William Norman Thornton, Jr., Medical
Established in 1998 by a generous gift from William N. Reingold, M.D.
Dr. Reingold, a 1952 graduate of the School of Medicine who practices
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Norfolk, Virginia, created the scholarship
to honor Dr. Thornton as his mentor. Dr. Thornton received his
undergraduate degree (1933) and his M.D. degree (1936) from the
University of Virginia, where he chaired the Department of Obstetrics
and Gynecology for twenty-nine years.
Elizabeth McClung White Medical Student
Created in 1996 by the bequest of Elizabeth McClung White of Monterey,
California. scholarships are to assist "needy and able medical
students" who are of southern parentage and from one of the following
states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Established in 1970 by the bequest of Lily S. Winn of Savannah,
Georgia, in memory of her parents, Mary Montgomery Winn and Fleming
Walthour Winn. The donor was especially interested in assisting
students engaged in the study of Otolaryngology.
and David Zipser Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1964 by gifts from the family and friends of the
Zipsers. Recipients must demonstrate need.