Dec 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
    
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [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.  Students in good academic standing shall be eligible to receive or continue to receive a scholarship. 

Holman Merit Scholarship.  Recipients shall be an incoming student who has demonstrated scholastic ability, leadership potential, financial need and dedication to medicine as a career and profession.  A student holding the scholarship shall receive it yearly for the duration of their degree so long as they continue to demonstrate the listed qualifications

James and Catherine Waters Memorial Scholarship. Recipient shall be chosen based on merit. 

Killefer Merit Scholars.  Recipient shall be an incoming student who has demonstrated scholastic ability, leadership potential, financial need and dedication to medicine as a career and profession.  A student holding the scholarship shall receive it yearly for the duration of their degree so long as they continue to demonstrate the listed qualifications

Pistole Merit Scholars.  Recipient shall be an incoming student with exceptional academic performance.  A student holding the scholarship shall receive it yearly for the duration of their degree so long as they maintain exceptional academic performance and have no violations of the student conduct code. 

Alumni Merit Scholarship. Recipient(s) of this merit based scholarship shall be an incoming student(s) who has demonstrated exceptional scholastic ability, leadership potential and dedication to a career as a physician. 

Andrew D. Holt Scholarship. Recipient shall be an incoming student that excelled scholastically.  They must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Letitia Gray Doggett Scholarship. Recipient shall be an incoming medical student selected based on merit and exceptional ability. 

Robert L. Summitt, MD Alumni Council Merit Scholarship.  Recipient will be an incoming medical student who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership potential and a commitment to the art and science of the medical profession.  Recipient shall be available to meet with and participate in Medicine Alumni Council meetings, as requested by the Alumni Council. 

Leroy and Margaret Sherrill Scholarship.  Recipient must demonstrate leadership potential, further scholastic ability, a commitment to medicine and have outstanding personal qualities.

Arthur R. Porter Memorial Scholarship. 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. Recipient(s) must be a Tennessee resident.

Mid-South Scholarships. Recipient(s) must be an incoming student.

Chancellor’s Fund. Recipient(s) must be an incoming student and demonstrate a commitment to medicine.

Jesse H. Turner (MED) Scholarship. 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. Recipients shall be selected primarily on the basis of financial need and dedication to medicine as a career and profession. 

J. W. Erwin Scholarship Fund. Recipients may be incoming or enrolled students.  Preference may be given to students who have expressed an interest in the field of public health. 

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

Montgomery Scholarship. Award is based on good academic standing, a commitment to medicine, and financial need.

Ousley Memorial Scholarship. Students receiving these scholarships must be current students, have demonstrated scholastic ability, and a commitment to medicine.

Albright -Armstrong- Rice Merit Scholarship. Recipients shall be incoming or current students who have demonstrated scholastic ability, leadership potential and dedication to medicine as a career and profession. 

Chisolm-Phi Rho Sigma Scholarship. Recipients shall be incoming or current students selected primarily on the basis of financial need and dedication to the health sciences as a career and profession.  Only students in good academic standing shall be eligible to receive or continue to receive this scholarship. 

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

Robert Lee Hyder Scholarship. Scholarships available to current students only, who are in good academic standing.

Medicine Class of 1959. 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 receiving this scholarship must be current students in good academic standing. Previous holder preference.

John Lawson Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for a student with financial need .Students receiving this scholarship must be current students in good academic standing.

Reuben B. Rasar Scholar Fund. Recipient shall be an incoming or currently enrolled student.  Student receiving this scholarship shall have demonstrated successful academic performance and/or financial need (in the broadest sense).  A student holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Sahu Family Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is for a student with financial need who otherwise could not purchase text books, a stethoscope or other appurtenant student expenses.  The needs of the student should be for other than tuition and fees.

Hardy and Cora Lee Graham Scholarship. 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. Recipients shall be incoming or current students, selected on the basis of scholastic ability and/or financial need and dedication to medicine as a career and profession. 

Dr. and Mrs. Lee A. Absher Memorial Scholarship. Students receiving this scholarship shall be incoming or current students with a demonstrated commitment to medicine, and have good academic standing.

Harold H. Fry Family Scholarship.  Students receiving this scholarship shall be selected primarily on the basis of financial need and dedication to medicine as a career and profession.

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

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

Joseph Napoleon Mitchell and Nancy Harris. 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 receiving these scholarships may be incoming or current students. Merit- based; students in good academic standing, demonstrated scholastic ability.

Grace Moulder Merit Scholarship. 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 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. Recipient receiving this merit-based scholarship shall be a current student entering their second year with demonstrated exceptional academic performance during their first year.  Financial need is a key consideration for this scholarship.   

Margaret-Overton Miller Scholarship. Recipient must be an 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 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.

Jacob and Marcia Epstein Scholarship.  Recipients chosen based on exceptional academic performance and financial need.  A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

William T. F. Paul Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate financial need, successful academic performance (at least a 2.5 overall GPA) and exceptional professional performance.   

Elizabeth Johnston M.D. Scholarship. Recipients must demonstrate financial need, successful academic performance (at least a 2.5 overall GPA) and exceptional professional performance.   

Clarence Thomas Hill, Jr. MD Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate successful academic performance and financial need and exemplify a dedication to medicine as a career and profession. 

John C. Holder, MD and Marcia T. Holder Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need.  A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Dr. V.L. and Doris Parrish Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate strong academic performance.  Preference shall be given, but not limited, to applicants from Giles and Lawrence Counties in Tennessee.

Dr. Robin M. Dodd Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  Financial need should also be a consideration for this scholarship.  Preference shall be given, but not limited to, applicants who are from rural areas of the state of Tennessee.  A student or students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. 

Dr. Labe C. Scheinberg Memorial Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate successful academic performance.  Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Michael and Vallerie Greer Scholarship.  Recipient of this scholarship will be based on merit and financial need.   A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Dr. George Nelson Health Sciences Pre-Professional Scholarship.  In addition to exceptional academic performance and financial need, a student or students holding the scholarship shall have preference in subsequent years. 

Bobby and Rebecca Khan Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate successful academic performance. A student holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years and financial need may be considered.

Susan E. Gardner, M.D. Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate successful academic performance.  A student holding the scholarship may have preference in retaining the award in subsequent years and financial need may be considered.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Dattel and Mrs. Lois Roper-Richards Scholarship.  Need based scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate successful academic performance.

Paul and Victoria Akins Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate exceptional academic performance, performing at the top third of their medical class.  Financial need should also be a keep consideration.  A student or students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years, but must maintain their academic standing in the top third of the class to be eligible. 

Edward R. Atkinson, M.D. Scholarship.  Recipients shall be selected primarily on the basis of scholastic ability, financial need and dedication to Medicine as a career and profession.  Students in good academic standing shall be eligible to continue to receive the scholarship. 

Beaver Family Scholarship.  Recipients must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  Preference shall be given to second, third or fourth year medical students, however first year students may also be eligible to receive the scholarship. 

The Earl and Virginia Hord Scholarship.  Recipient must be beginning their third year (“M3”).  Recipient must have shown excellence academic performance during their first two years.  Financial need may also be a consideration for this scholarship in addition to academic performance.  Recipient must be attending the UTHSC College of Medicine-Knoxville in Knoxville, TN for their M3 and M4 years.  A student holding the scholarship in their M3 year shall retain it during their fourth year provided they maintain excellent academic performance, including maintaining a 3.0 GPS and outstanding clinical scores.

Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Sharon Johnson Scholarship.  Recipient(s) must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  Financial need should also be a consideration.  Preference shall be given, but not limited to, applicants who have completed medical missions.  A student or students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. 

Dr. Roberts H. Williams Scholarship.  Recipient must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  Financial need should also be a consideration.

Tait - Moore Scholarship. (This scholarship is shared between the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy on a rotation).  Recipient must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  Financial need should be a key consideration.  Preference shall be given to students from Davidson, Giles or Hamilton Counties in Tennessee. 

Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance Doctor of Medicine Scholarship.  Recipient must demonstrate successful academic performance.  The scholarship shall be awarded to a M3 or M4 and may be renewable in subsequent years.  Preference will be given to a student from Knox or surrounding counties.  Financial need may be considered. 

Dr. Valesia Phillips Scholarship.  Recipient(s) must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  Financial need should also be a consideration for this scholarship.  Preference shall be given, but not limited to, applicants who are from rural areas of the state of Tennessee.  A student or students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. 

Joe and Ruth Crumley Scholarship.  Recipient must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  Financial need may also be a consideration for this scholarship in addition to academic performance.  A student holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Rodney Y. Wolf M.D. & Brenda C. Wolf Scholarship.  Recipient(s) must demonstrate exceptional academic performance, performing at or above the top half of their medical class.  Financial need should also be a key consideration for this scholarship.  A student or students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. 

The Mansbach Family Scholarship.  Recipients must be beginning their third year (“M3”) or fourth year (“M4”) of medical school.  Recipients must have shown exceptional academic performance during their first two years of medical school and financial need should also be a key consideration for this scholarship.  A student or students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. 

Reita Nirankari Agarwal Family Scholarship.  Recipients must have a minimum final cumulative grade point average (or equivalent) of 3.7 at their undergraduate institution.  A student of students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years and must maintain a cumulative 3.6 grade-point average.  Financial need should be a key consideration for this scholarship.  Students shall be selected based on their past, present and future commitment to bridging humanity piece by piece.  This includes students who have made positive contributions to their communities through consistent service and activism.  Recipients should continue leadership and involvement in community service during their time in school.

The Joe M. Moody, M.D. Scholarship.  Recipients must be entering their first year (“M1”) of medical school.  Financial need should be a key consideration for this scholarship.  A new first-year medical student shall be selected each year as the recipient of this scholarship. 

Mary and Fred Wilson Merit Scholarship.  Recipients must have demonstrated scholastic ability, leadership potential, financial need and dedication to medicine as a career and profession.

Daniel and Sue Drinnen Scholarship.  Financial need and academic achievement should both be a key consideration for this scholarship.  A student or students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. 

Lett-Woodall Family Scholarship.  Preference will be given to students with a record of military service, but is not mandatory.  This is a need based scholarship and recipient must demonstrate successful academic performance. 

Crowder Family Scholarship.  Recipient must demonstrate successful academic performance.  Financial need should also be a consideration for this scholarship.  A student or students holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. 

Dr. John W. Lott Memorial Scholarship.  Recipient must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential and general character.

Mark Allen McConkey, M.D. Endowment.  Recipient must demonstrate scholastic ability, leadership potential and dedication to medicine as a career and profession.  A student holding the scholarship shall receive it yearly for the duration of their degree so long as they maintain the qualifications listed above. 

Charles W. Stephenson M.D. Scholarship.  Recipient shall be selected primarily on the basis of scholastic ability and dedication to medicine as a career and profession.  Students must continue in good academic standing to continue to receive a scholarship. 

Dr. and Mrs. Orville Jack Duncan Scholarship.  Recipient shall be chosen on the basis of merit. 

J.S. Bynon Scholarship for the College of Medicine.  Recipient for this need based scholarship must demonstrate successful academic performance. 

The Abby and Lynn Kitabchi Scholarship.   Recipients must be beginning their third year (“M3”) or fourth year (“M4”) of medical school with preference to a student pursuing a career in either Endocrinology, Diabetes or Metabolism.  Student must show exceptional academic performance during their first two years of medical school and financial need is considered.  A student holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Joseph Tyree and Sarah Patterson Gordon Scholarship.  Recipient must be an incoming student who has demonstrated scholastic ability, leadership potential, financial need and dedication to medicine as a career and profession.  First preference shall be given to students graduated from Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, Tennessee.  If none are eligible, then preference shall be given to other students from Marshall County, Tennessee.  If none are eligible, then preference shall be given to students from Middle Tennessee.

Austin & Lauren Fite Family Foundation Scholarship.  Recipient shall have a strong financial need which is the key consideration for this scholarship.  A student holding in the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years provided current standing as a medical student is maintained.

The Scott Carlson Polk Memorial Scholarship. Recipients must demonstrate successful academic performance and financial need.  The student shall have an interest in the CIAO program or other community service work. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Dr. Boston Lee Ousley and Mrs. Cora Fox Ousley Memorial Scholarship.  Recipients shall be incoming or currently enrolled students.  Financial need shall be a primary factor and the student receiving this scholarship shall also have demonstrated successful academic performance.  A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Henry Fleming Taylor M.D. Scholarship.  Recipients shall be incoming or current students who have demonstrated successful academic performance.  Financial need may be a consideration.   A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Dalton and Beulah Buntin Memorial Scholarship. Recipients chosen based on exceptional academic performance and financial need.  A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Fred and Vicky Gregg Endowed Scholarship.  Recipient chosen based on successful academic performance and financial need. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Dr. Hershel Wall Scholarship. Recipient chosen based on exceptional academic performance and financial need.  A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Julian Fleming MD Scholarship.  Recipient chosen based on exceptional academic performance and financial need should be a key consideration for this scholarship.  A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Michael Alabaster MD Family Scholarship.  Recipient chosen based on exceptional academic performance during their first two or three years in medical school and financial need is a key consideration.  There are two scholarships available:

a) The Karl Schledwitz “Monogram Service” award fund - awarded to student entering M4 year having completed M3 year.  Exceptional community service and/or work with patients during clinical rotations.

b) The Martin Grusin “Hardship” Award Fund - awarded to student entering M3 year having completed M2 year. Student has performed outstandingly despite a personal, financial, or physical hardship.

Kerlan Family Scholarship. Recipient shall have completed their first year of medical school and will be chosen based on exceptional academic performance (top half of their medical class), and financial need.  A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. Preference given to students with interest in pursuing general surgery or internal medicine. Additional preference will be given to Tennessee residents and have desire to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee.

Albert and Elizabeth Grobmyer Scholarship.  Recipient must have a parent or legal guardian who earned a medical degree from an accredited allopathic medical school. Recipient must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years. In years with no incumbent holder of this scholarship, preference will be shown to an incoming student.

Leela B. Sud, M.D. Memorial Scholarship.  Recipients must be beginning their third year (“M3”) of medical school. Recipients must demonstrate exceptional academic performance during their first two years of medical school.  This scholarship shall be given as a one-time award to one deserving M3 student.

William and Mary McPeake Scholarship.  Recipient must demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need should be a key consideration for this scholarship. A student holding this scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

Dr. Suzanne Satterfield Memorial Award Fund.  Recipient shall be a graduating medical student each year, commensurate with the UTHSC College of Medicine’s Graduation Ceremony.

Latour Endowed Scholarship for Primary Care Medicine.   Strong preference for students who have an interest in practicing in rural communities, as well as with significant financial need.  Recipient must demonstrate successful academic performance.

Goltman Educational Scholarship.  Recipients shall be selected primarily on the basis of financial need. 

Lawrence L. Gamble Scholarship.  Recipients shall be selected primarily on the basis of financial need, scholastic ability and dedication to medicine as a career and profession.  Preference shall be given to students who are underrepresented minorities as defined by the UTHSC’s Diversity Statement.  Only students in good academic standing shall be eligible to receive or continue to receive the scholarship. 

Frank Whitacre Scholarship.  Recipient shall be a senior medical student who has expressed an interest in further training in the field of obstetrics.

Sam Houston Sanders Scholarship.  Recipient(s) shall be of high academic caliber with financial need and who have undertaken gainful employment to assist themselves in obtaining their education. 

Irving K. Ettman, M.D. Scholarship.  Recipient shall be selected on the basis of excellence in demonstrated radiology skills and in academic and clinical competence in their Radiology Residence. 

Richard and Chrisi Hopper Scholarship.  Recipient may be an incoming or currently enrolled student.  Recipient must demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need shall be a key consideration.  A student holding the scholarship in one year shall have preference in subsequent years.

 

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 and chosen by the Cannon Selection Committee.

 

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 and chosen by the Hand Selection Committee.