Nov 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
    
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Scholarships and Funding


Financial Aid

UTHSC offers a comprehensive financial aid program to qualified students on the basis of need and ability. Financial aid is available to students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time work. UTHSC believes that the cost of education is the primary responsibility of the student and/or the student’s family. The purpose of aid is to reduce the difference between the cost of education and what a family can reasonably be expected to pay. A limited number of aid programs are available that do not require that students establish need. Personnel in the Financial Aid Office are available to help students explore possible financial aid sources to meet their individual needs. The goal of the office is to see that students do not forego an education because of financial need.

Careful and realistic financial planning is a necessary part of college preparation. Other services offered by the Financial Aid office include budget counseling, debt management information, and pre-loan counseling.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application required for financial aid at UTHSC. Students may access information regarding Financial Aid, including information on applying for financial aid, available scholarships, financial literacy counseling, and general student loan information at http://www.uthsc.edu/finaid/.

Emergency Loans

Emergency loans are available to medical students for up to $500 through the Office of Student Affairs. Loans are based on need and availability of funds. Interest is approximately six percent (6%) per annum and repayment is within thirty days. Loans are based on need and availability of funds. Students experiencing financial difficulty are also encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office, 910 Madison Avenue Suite 520, (901) 448-5568.

Policy on Employment

The College of Medicine supports the view that a successful medical school experience requires a full time commitment on the part of most students. Medical students’ primary responsibility must be to scholarship and to their academic pursuits. The College of Medicine recognizes that financing the cost of medical training may require, under very compelling circumstances, that some medical students seek employment during the academic year.

Any student considering employment is encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs to seek voluntary counseling. Students will be advised on (1) alternative employment options, especially those that promote further professional growth and development, (2) the impact that employment may have on academic performance, and (3) the availability of other sources of income.

Under no circumstances should the nature of the student’s work experience misrepresent the level of professional skill or knowledge. In addition, the work experience should not require a level of time commitment that could adversely affect academic performance. It should be clearly understood that the minimal standards for progress and promotion must be met by all students, regardless of employment.

Scholarships

The following are merit-based scholarships offered to incoming medical students. Students are nominated for these awards by the Admissions Committee. Students are selected prior to matriculation by the Admission Scholarship Committee. The criteria for the awards are described below. The scholarship’s renewal for all four years is contingent upon the student continuing to demonstrate the qualities outlined in the award. These include keeping a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrating professionalism and leadership. The number of awards given is contingent on available funds.

George E. Bradford Scholarship. Selection based primarily on scholastic ability and dedication to the health sciences as a career and profession. Amount and duration of award determined by committee. Only students enrolled and in good academic standing will be eligible to receive or continue to receive a Bradford Scholarship.

Holman Merit Scholarship. Awarded once every four years, the scholarship is for up to full tuition and fees. Family involvement; provisions for additional funds made at time of selection. Given to an incoming Merit Finalist. Family wants interaction with recipient during and after medical school and will add the funds at the beginning of each term/year to cover full tuition/fees.

James and Catherine Waters Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to one student per year in the sum of $6,000 on the basis of merit only. After selection, the Donors will be apprised of the name, address, and other pertinent information concerning the recipient.

Louis Killeffer Merit Scholarship. Amount and duration of award determined by committee. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Dr. W. H. Pistole Scholarship. Students receive $25,000 per year for four years, 2-3 awards can be given each year depending on availability of funds. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Alumni Merit Scholarship. An incoming student may be awarded $12,500 each year. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Andrew D. Holt Scholarship. Students receive up to $7,000 each (as funds are available). Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Letitia G. Doggett Scholarship. Students receive up to $25,000 each for four years. Students receiving these scholarships must be incoming students with demonstrated leadership potential, scholastic ability, have good academic standing, a commitment to medicine, and outstanding personal qualities.

Robert L. Summitt, MD Alumni Merit Scholarship. Students receive $25,000 per year for four years. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Leroy and Margaret Sherrill Scholarship. Students receive $10,000 each of their four years. Students must have excelled scholastically and be nominated at the time of their medical school interview. They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Arthur R. Porter Memorial Scholarship. Students receive up to $3,000 each for one year. Scholarships are for incoming students who demonstrate leadership potential, scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, and outstanding personal qualities.

The following awards are given preferentially to students from diverse backgrounds (as defined in the UTHSC’s Diversity Statement), i.e., those students in the opinion of the Admission’s Committee whose presence in medical school will enhance the experience of all students. The student is eligible for this award for four years of study.

Tennessee Scholars Fund. Students receive $10,000 each. Students must be Tennessee residents. Funds are awarded to incoming and current students.

Mid-South Scholarships. Students receive $10,000 each. Funds are awarded to incoming students only.

Chancellor’s Fund. Students receive $10,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be incoming students and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

Jesse H. Turner (MED) Scholarship. Students receive up to $10,000 each. The students are selected by The MED Foundation administrators from a list of students nominated by the Admissions Committee. Students receiving these scholarships must be incoming students with demonstrated scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, leadership potential, and have good academic standing. Students who are from Shelby County are given preference.

The following awards are given to enrolled students who demonstrate the qualities outlined in the fund’s Memorandum. A Scholarship Selection Committee meets annually to award these scholarships. “Merit” is based on Cumulative GPA to date. “Financial Need” is based on a financial profile from the Financial Aid Office. The number of awards given is contingent upon available funds.

Roane County Medical Society Scholarship. Awarded to residents of Roane and Anderson Counties in TN, on the basis of financial need and scholastic attainment. Should an eligible and deserving recipient not be found in Roane or Anderson Counties in TN, scholarships may be awarded to eligible and deserving students residing anywhere in the State of Tennessee.

Rona Jefferson Scholarship Fund. Students receive up to $3,500 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, have good academic standing and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

J. W. Erwin Scholarship Fund. Qualified students receive $2,000-5,000. Students receiving these scholarships must have demonstrated an interest in public health and be in good academic standing.

Billy and Sally Gore Medical Student Memorial. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must have strong scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, and financial need.

Montgomery Scholarship. Students receive up to $3,000 each. Award is based on good academic standing, a commitment to medicine, and financial need.

Ousley Memorial Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, have demonstrated scholastic ability, and a commitment to medicine.

Albright Armstrong Rice Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

Chisolm-Phi Rho Sigma Fund. Students receive $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

Leon T. Banakas Scholarship Fund. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

Robert Lee Hyder Scholarship. Students receive up to $1,000 each. Scholarships available to current students only, who are in good academic standing.

Medicine Class of 1959. Students receive up to $1,000 each semester ($2,000 annually). Students receiving these scholarships must be current students only, in good academic standing, and have a commitment to medicine.

Dr. Smeltzer Sr. and Dr. Smeltzer Jr. Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students in good academic standing. Previous holder preference.

John Lawson Memorial Scholarship. One student receives up to $1,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students in good academic standing.

Reuben B. Rasar Scholar Fund. An annual award of up to $1,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students in good academic standing. Previous holder preference.

Sahu Family Endowed Scholarship. Students receive a one-time award of $1,000. Students receiving this scholarship may be incoming and current students, have good academic standing, and financial need.

Hardy and Cora Lee Graham Scholarship. Students receive up t o $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students. Preference given to underrepresented minorities in good academic standing. Based on merit and financial need.

Vinsant Family Scholarship Fund. Students receive up to $1,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students in good academic standing, with a demonstrated commitment to medicine.

Dr. and Mrs. Lee A. Absher Memorial Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students with a demonstrated commitment to medicine, and have good academic standing.

Harold H. Fry Family Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students with an interest in public health, and be in good academic standing.

James L. Glass Memorial Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving this scholarship must be current students with demonstrated scholastic ability, and be in good academic standing.

Stern Merit Scholarship Fund. Students receive up to $4,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with a demonstrated commitment to medicine, and scholastic ability. Preference given to students who are underrepresented minorities as defined by the UTHSC’s Diversity Statement.

Joseph Napoleon Mitchell and Nancy Harris. Students receive up to $2,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with a demonstrated scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, and be in good academic standing.

Ephraim and Ruth Camp Merit Scholarship. Students receive up t o $3,000 each. Students receiving these scholarships may be incoming or current students. Merit- based; students in good academic standing, demonstrated scholastic ability.

Grace Moulder Merit Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with demonstrated scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, and be in good academic standing.

Charles J. Deere Merit Scholarship. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with demonstrated scholastic ability, leadership ability, a commitment to medicine, and be in good academic standing.

Dr. Carolyn Benthall ‘77 Memorial Endowed. Students receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students with demonstrated scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine, be in good academic standing, and financial need. Merit-based.

Margaret-Overton Miller Scholarship. Student receive up to $2,000. Students receiving these scholarships must be incoming students, with demonstrated scholastic ability, and a commitment to medicine.

Dorothy Snider Scholarship Award. Students eligible for this award should be receiving other scholarships and this fund will match an amount up to that award. The awards are up to $5,000. The Foundation considers this award to be a grant and requests awardees be aware that they have an obligation to consider donating the amount of money received from the Foundation back to the fund when they are able to ensure the perpetuity of the fund.

AMA Scholars Fund. Selection is made from the graduation class by the Dean/Dean’s Designee on behalf of the College of Medicine Scholarship Committee. Funds are provided by the AMA Alliance and are awarded in the amount of $5,000 each. The number of awards given is determined by the availability of funds.

Cannon Scholarship

Cannon Scholars. The Cannon family, in honor of Dr. Bland Cannon, has established a fund that recognizes third-year medical students for scholarship, humanism and professionalism. Students are nominated by their peers and faculty. The Cannon Selection Committee chooses 4-5 students for the award of $4,000-5,000.

Hand Scholarship

Hand Scholars: The Hand family, in honor of Dr. Albert Hand, has established a fund that recognizes third-year medical students for scholarship, humanism and professionalism. Students are nominated by their peers and faculty. The Hand Selection Committee chooses three students for the award of $5,000.