Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships, including need-base and merit-base grants and scholarships, available for both incoming and current medical students in the College of Medicine. Many of these scholarships are processed and approved by the College of Medicine Scholarship Committee. Others, including all need-base grants and scholarships, are handled and processed by the Financial Aid Office in consultation with the College of Medicine. No additional application is required for the need-base and merit-base grants and scholarships other than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Incoming Merit Scholarships

The Committee on Admissions each year identifies five individuals from the entering class to receive these scholarships, which are funded by endowments in the College of Medicine. Recipients are chosen from a group of fifteen finalists selected on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership ability, professional potential and personal qualities.

  • Andrew D. Holt Alumni
  • Alumni First Year Merit
  • C.M. Gooch Scholarship
  • Holman Merit Scholar
  • Letitia G. Doggett
  • Louis A. Killeffer
  • Sherrill Scholarship
  • Summitt Alumni Council
  • W. H. Pistole Sr.

For a description of the following incoming Merit Scholarships, click the name of the scholarship.

Matriculated Merit Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office in consultation with the College of Medicine Scholarship Selection Committee will identify rising M2 and M3 students who will receive merit awards.

George Edwin Bradford

The George Edwin Bradford Merit Scholarship was established in 1989 by Lila C. Bradford in memory of her husband and UT graduate, Dr. George Bradford. This scholarship is funded by an endowment in the College of Medicine.

Each year there are scholarships awarded by the College of Medicine through the Office of Student Affairs which recognize medical students who, in an exemplary manner, demonstrate the humanistic qualities that have historically been associated with the "Art of Medicine."

Albert M. Hand, M.D. and Family Merit Scholarship

The Albert M. Hand Scholarship was established in 1998 by Dr. and Mrs. Albert M. Hand and family to recognize junior medical students who have "demonstrated scholarship, excellent personal qualities, as well as a clinical and professional potential."

Each year, the Hand Scholarship selection committee accepts and reviews nominations from from the junior class, department chairs and clerkship directors. Awardees are chosen by Dr. and Mrs. Hand upon recommendation of the Office of Student Affairs.

Bland W. Cannon Scholarship

The Bland W. Cannon Scholarship was established in 1989 by the late Dr. Bland W. Cannon, his family, and friends to recognize medical students who "demonstrate a high degree of respect, empathy, compassion and humanism for the patients on the part of the physician in addition to a high degree of scholarship."

Each year, the Bland W. Cannon Scholarship selection committee accepts and reviews nominations submitted from the junior class, department chairs and clerkship directors.

The College of Medicine Scholarship Selection Committee in consultation with the Financial Aid Office may also identify students who will receive awards based on need and/or merit. All recipients must be in good academic standing. These awards include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Montgomery Scholarship
  • Chisolm-Phi Rho Sigma
  • Leon T. Banakas Scholarship
  • J & C Waters Memorial Scholarship
  • Smeltzer Scholarship
  • Margaret-Overton Miller Scholarship (Merit only)
  • Joseph & Sarah Gordon Scholarship (Geographic*)
  • Vinsant Family Scholarship
  • Harold H. Fry Family Scholarshipl
  • Reuben B. Rasar Scholarship
  • Absher Memorial Scholarship
  • James L. Glass Memorial Scholarship
  • Orville Jack Duncan Scholarship (Merit only)
  • Hardy & Cora Graham Scholarship (Geographic*)
  • Medicine Class of 1959 Scholarship
* Selection based on financial need and/or merit, and includes additional stipulations as it relates to county.
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Office of Student Affairs

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Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5684
Fax: (901) 448-7085

Associate Dean

Owen P. Phillips, M.D.

Executive Dean:
David M. Stern, M.D.