Scholarships & Awards 2014

How to Apply for Scholarships

**The application process is now closed for this year. We are currently reviewing applications. Students will be notified of their results in July. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.**

This scholarship chart below will expedite the process of searching for Upstate Medical Alumni Scholarships.

Using the Chart:

  • Find your Class Year
  • For more detailed criteria and the application link, click the scholarship name
  • If interested in applying, click the application link to download an application
  • Download a listing of scholarships PDF document requiring student application.
  • NOTE: Scholarships which have a "No" in the Application Required column, do not require students to submit an application in order to be considered. Recipients for these scholarships are selected by other departments based on various criteria.

Be aware that scholarships listed below may or may not be available based on scholarship criteria and/or funding rules.


All applications are pdf files. If you have difficulty downloading the files, please contact Kristen Piescik by email or 464-4356. Please note that to be eligible to apply for these scholarships you must be an incoming or current medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.


Scholarship Class Year Application Required Financial Need Merit Criteria
Carol Kavanagh & Class of 1973 Scholarship Incoming No X X  
Alphonse A. Maffeo, MD '72 Scholarship Incoming No X    
B. Dale Magee, MD '75 Scholarship Incoming No X   First generation in family to attend college
Onondaga County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Incoming No X   Onondaga County resident who intends to stay and practice in Onondaga County
Frederick W. Sloan, MD '74 Scholarship MS I Yes     Biographical sketch/Merit
Student Citizen Awards for MS I MS I Yes     Leadership / Volunteerism
Grant H. Hobika, MD '52 Scholarship MS I, II Yes   X Students combining medicine and the arts
Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876, Scholarship MS I, II No X   Students with similar ideals to Dr. Loguen Fraser
Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship MS I, II, III Yes   X Medical student, in good academic standing, who has exhibited leadership qualities while in medical school and has potential for further involvement with Upstate Medical University upon graduation
Martha S. Kincaid, MD Scholarship MS I, II, III Yes X X Students pursuing Primary Care
Ester and Monroe Richman, MD, '55 Scholarship MS I, II, III No X   Medical student with financial need who is married with child
Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship MS I, II, III Yes X X Medical student in good academic standing and expresses financial need
Schein Family Scholarship MS I, II, III No X X  
Susan B. Stearns PhD Scholarship for International Travel MS I, II, III Yes     Students who plan to study abroad in 2014
Stevens Madison Oneida Counties Scholarship MS I, II, III Yes X X Students must be from Madison or Oneida County and be interested in pursuing a career in Primary Care. Must also intend to stay and practice in CNY Region.
Subik Family Scholarship MS I, II, III Yes     Students who were born and raised, or who spent significant time in the following counties in the Adirondack region of NY: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren
Class of 1966 Scholarship MS II No X X  
Alfred F. and Shirley D. Enwright Endowed Scholarship MS II Yes     NYS resident who intends to stay and practice in New York State
Sonya A. LaBella Memorial Scholarship MS II Yes     Students overcoming personal challenge contributing to their decision to become a physician
The Lynch Family Scholarship MS II Yes   X Students pursuing Family Medicine
Gustave P. Milkey, '43 and Janet B. Milkey Merit Scholarship MS II No X X  
Robert V.P. Hutter, MD '54 and Ruth L. Hutter Scholarship MS II No X X Pathology
Susan B. Stearns PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement MS II Yes     Leadership / Volunteerism
Student Citizen Awards for MS II MS II Yes     Leadership / Volunteerism
Barbara and Harold H. Wanamaker, MD '56 Scholarship MS II Yes   X From Central New York and intends on practicing in CNY
A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship MS II, III No X X  
The Ayanian Family Scholarship (Endowed by Zaven S. Ayanian, MD '59) MS II, III Yes X X Student must be from Onondaga County. Write an essay about how you as a future physician plan to give back when you have the means to do so.
Edwin T. Dailey, MD '68 Memorial Scholarship in Radiology MS II, III Yes X X Students pursuing Radiology
Joseph J. Gadbaw, MD 12/'43 and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship MS II, III No X X Leadership skills
Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD '66 Scholarship MS II, III Yes   X Medicine & Travel
Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Luba Trief Memorial Scholarship MS II, III Yes   X Students pursuing Obstetrics & Gynecology
Andrew D. Weinberg, MD '78 Memorial Geriatric Scholarship MS II, III Yes X X Students pursuing Geriatrics
Leanne and Frank E. Young, MD '56 Endowed Scholarship MS II, III No   X Career in Academic Medicine, preferably, Basic Sciences
Benjamin N., Mollie P., and Gerson H. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship MS III No X    
The Martin Black Family Scholarship MS III Yes   X Students who graduated from Onondaga County High School and intend to stay in Central New York upon graduation.
Bernard J. Burke, MD '43 Scholarship MS III Yes X X Students pursuing Family Practice
Leonard D. Carpenter, MD '33 and Ruth E. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship MS III No X   Students must be from CNY
The Dracker Family Scholarship MS III Yes   X Students pursuing Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty
Robert Eitches, MD '78 Scholarship in Honor of Shirley and Irving Eitches MS III Yes     Students pursuing Rural Medicine
Joseph C. Fischer, MD '79 Memorial Scholarship MS III Yes   X Students pursuing surgical career
Max Gara and Robert H. Gara, MD, '56 Scholarship MS III Yes X   Students pursuing Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Surgery
Suzan and Philip M. Gaynes, MD '63 Scholarship MS III Yes X X  
Samuel Gersten, MD '39 and Martha Gersten Endowed Scholarship MS III No X X  
Jerome C. Goldstein, MD '63 and Rochelle Goldstein Scholarship MS III Yes X X Students pursuing Otolaryngology; Students pursuing Surgical Pathology a plus
Frances Harmatuk, MD '41 Geriatric Scholarship MS III Yes X X Students pursuing Geriatrics
Stanley D. Leslie, MD '51 Memorial Scholarship MS III Yes   X Students pursuing Obstetrics & Gynecology
Patrick T. Mathews, MD, '03 Memorial Scholarship MS III No   X Student who shares similar qualities embodied by Dr. Mathews
James L. McGraw, MD '41 Scholarship MS III Yes X X Students pursuing Ophthalmology
Rudolph J. Napodano, MD '59 Scholarship MS III Yes X X Students pursuing Internal Medicine
Sam and Carol Nappi Endowed Scholarship MS III Yes X X Biographical sketch and outline of goals
Betty Reiss, MD '68 and Jacob Reiss, MD '68 Family Endowed Scholarship MS III Yes X   Students pursuing Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty
Samuel G. Rosenthal, MD '64 Scholarship MS III Yes   X Strong moral character
Jack J. Schneider, MD '66 Scholarship MS III Yes X X Students pursuing Radiation Oncology is a plus
Julius Schwartz, MD '33 Scholarship MS III Yes X X Students pursuing Cardiology
John B. and Henrietta E. Simeone Scholarship in Memory of Fiorindo A. Simeone, MD MS III Yes   X Students pursuing surgical career
Student Citizen Awards for MS III MS III Yes     Leadership / Volunteerism
Herbert M. Weinman, MD '65 and Suzy Weinman Scholarship MS III Yes X   Students pursuing Family Practice
Susan and Jack Yoffa, MD '69 in Memory of Elaine Yoffa Hornung Scholarship MS III Yes X X Students pursuing Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Swift Family Legacy Grants MS IV No X X Students possessing the personal character and determination to finish degree and contribute to their chosen field. Must have strong financial need.

Carol Kavanagh & Class of 1973 Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: Incoming
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Carol Kavanagh and Class of 1973 Scholarship is awarded to an incoming medical student with financial need.
  • Award: One $2000 award to be given

Alphonse A. Maffeo, MD '72 Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need
  • Class Eligibility: Incoming
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Alphonse A. Maffeo, MD '72 Scholarship is awarded to an incoming medical student with financial need.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

B. Dale Magee, MD '75 Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need
  • Class Eligibility: Incoming
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Magee Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who is first generation in their family to attend College.
  • Award: One $2750 award to be given

Onondaga County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need / Geographic Region / Merit
  • Class Eligibility: Incoming
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Onondaga County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship is to assist an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine Student who graduated from an Onondaga County high school and has a desire to pursue a career practicing medicine in Onondaga County.
  • Award: Two $5000 awards to be given

Frederick W. Sloan, MD '74 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Biographical Sketch
  • Class Eligibility: MS I
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Sloan Scholarship will be awarded to a medical student in good academic standing.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Student Citizen Awards for MS I

  • Application: MS I
  • Scholarship Type: Leadership/Volunteerism
  • Class Eligibility: MS I
  • Eligibility Criteria: These awards recognize medical students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers in the life of our campus and greater Syracuse community.
  • Award: Three $1000 awards to be given

Grant H. Hobika, MD '52 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Merit / Project-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS I and MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Hobika Scholarship was established in 1997 in loving memory of Dr. Hobika. Dr. Hobika will be forever remembered for his care for patients and passion for medicine. Applicants must be a medical student who actively combines creative arts, such as music, drama, painting, drawing, photography, etc., with the practice of medicine.
  • Award: One $500 award to be given

Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876, Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need / Leadership
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Sarah Loguen Fraser Scholarship, which was endowed by the Syracuse Medical Alumni Association in 2000, honors the first African-American female graduate of the College of Medicine, and is awarded to a medical student who exhibits financial need and holds similar ideals to Dr. Loguen-Fraser.
  • Award: One $4000 award to be given

Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Leadership/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Upstate Medical Alumni Association Founders Scholarship is awarded to a medical student, in good academic standing, who has exhibited leadership qualities while in medical school and has potential for further involvement with Upstate Medical University upon graduation.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Martha S. Kincaid, MD Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need / Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Martha S. Kincaid, MD Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing and exhibits a need for financial aid, who is interested in pursuing primary care.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Ester and Monroe Richman, MD, '55 Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Monroe Richman, MD '55 and Esther Richman Scholarship is awarded to a medical student with financial need who is married with child.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need / Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing and expresses financial need.
  • Award: One $4500 award to be given

Schein Family Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need / Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Schein Family Scholarship is awarded to a medical student with financial need who is in the top third of their class.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Susan B. Stearns PhD Scholarship for International Travel

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Leadership/Volunteerism
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Stearns Scholarship is awarded to two medical students who plan to study abroad in 2014.
  • Awards: Two $500 awards to be given

Stevens Madison Oneida Counties Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need / Geographic Region / Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Stevens Madison Oneida Counties Scholarship is awarded to a medical student with financial need. The student must be from Madison or Oneida County and be interested in pursuing a career in Primary Care. They must also intend to practice in the Central New York Region upon completion of their residency program.
  • Award: Three $1000 awards to be given

Subik Family Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Geographic Region
  • Class Eligibility: MS I, II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Subik Family Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who was born and raised, or who spent significant time in the following counties in the Adirondack region of New York: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Class of 1966 Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The 1966 Scholarship Fund was established in 2006, and will be awarded to a medical student in the top half of his/her class who demonstrates a need for financial assistance.
  • Award: One $3000 award to be given

Alfred F. and Shirley D. Enwright Endowed Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Geographic Region
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Alfred F and Shirley D. Enwright Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who is from New York State and intends to practice in New York State.
  • Award: One $1500 award to be given

Sonya A. LaBella Memorial Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Strong Moral Character
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Sonya A. LaBella Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who has overcome a personal challenge that contributed to their desire to become a physician.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

The Lynch Family Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Lynch Family Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing with the intent to pursue a career in Family Medicine.
  • Award: One $1250 award to be given

Gustave P. Milkey, '43 and Janet B. Milkey Merit Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Gustave P. Milkey MD '43 and Janet Milkey Scholarship was established in 1999 in loving memory of Dr. Milkey. Dr. Milkey, known for his leadership, integrity, excellence and responsibility would be proud to award this merit based Scholarship.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Robert V.P. Hutter, MD '54 and Ruth L. Hutter Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Robert V.P. Hutter, MD '54 and Ruth L. Hutter Scholarship is awarded to a second year medical student who is number one in their Pathology class.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Susan B. Stearns PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Leadership/Volunteerism
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Stearns Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who has distinguished themselves as a leader and volunteer while at Upstate.
  • Award: Two $500 awards to be given

Student Citizen Awards for MS II

  • Application: MS II
  • Scholarship Type: Leadership/Volunteerism
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: These awards recognize medical students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers in the life of our campus and greater Syracuse community.
  • Award: Three $1000 awards to be given

Barbara and Harold H. Wanamaker, MD '56 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Geographic Region/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS II
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Wanamaker Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing. The student must be from the Central New York Region and intend to practice in the Central New York.
  • Award: One $1500 award to be given

A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship is awarded to an upper class medical student based on financial need and academic achievement.
  • Award: One $2000 award to be given

The Ayanian Family Scholarship (Endowed by Zaven S. Ayanian, MD '59)

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Ayanian Family Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing.
  • Award: One $8000 award to be given

Edwin T. Dailey, MD '68 Memorial Scholarship in Radiology

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Edwin T. Dailey, MD '68 Scholarship in Radiology is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing who is interested in pursuing Radiology.
  • Award: One $1500 award to be given

Joseph J. Gadbaw, MD 12/'43 and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Leadership/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Joseph J. Gadbaw, MD 12/'43 and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who demonstrates excellent leadership skills.
  • Award: One $1500 award to be given

Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD '66 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Merit/Travel-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Morlang Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing who plans to work or study abroad.
  • Award: One $3000 award to be given

Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Luba Trief Memorial Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Luba Trief Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who is interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Andrew D. Weinberg, MD '78 Memorial Geriatric Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Andrew D. Weinberg, MD '78 Memorial Geriatric Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing with the intent to pursue Geriatrics.
  • Award: One $1250 award to be given

Leanne and Frank E. Young, MD '56 Endowed Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS II, III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Leanne and Frank E. Young, MD '56 Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who intends to pursue a career in Academic Medicine, preferably in the Basic Sciences.
  • Award: One $2000 award to be given

Benjamin N., Mollie P., and Gerson H. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Benjamin N, Mollie P., and Gerson H. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a medical student with financial need.
  • Awards: Two $500 awards to be given

The Martin Black Family Scholarship

  • Application: MS III
  • Scholarship Type: Merit/Geographic Region
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Martin Black Family Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who graduated from Onondaga County High School and intends to stay in Central New York.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Bernard J. Burke, MD '43 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Bernard J. Burke, MD Scholarship Fund is awarded to a medical student based on financial need and academic achievement who is interested in pursuing Family Practice.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Leonard D. Carpenter, MD '33 and Ruth E. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Geographic Region
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Leonard D. Carpenter, MD '33 and Ruth E. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a medical student from Central New York based on financial need.
  • Award: One $2000 award to be given

The Dracker Family Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Dracker Family Scholarship is awarded to a medical student interested in pursuing Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty.
  • Award: One $500 award to be given

Robert Eitches, MD '78 Scholarship in Honor of Shirley and Irving Eitches

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Robert Eitches, MD '78 Scholarship in Honor of Shirley and Irving Eitches is awarded to a medical student interested in pursuing Rural Medicine.
  • Award: One $1500 award to be given

Joseph C. Fischer, MD '79 Memorial Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Joseph C. Fischer, MD '79 Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 in loving memory of Joseph C. Fischer, MD '79 and is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing who plans to pursue a surgical career and follow in the footsteps of Dr. Fischer, who was held in high esteem by his patients, colleagues, friends and family.
  • Award: One $4500 award to be given

Max Gara and Robert H. Gara, MD, '56 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Gara Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing with the intent to pursue Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Surgery. New Immigrants to receive preference.
  • Award: One $5000 award to be given

Suzan and Philip M. Gaynes, MD '63 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Suzan and Philip M. Gaynes, MD '63 Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing and financial need.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Samuel Gersten, MD '39 and Martha Gersten Endowed Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Samuel Gersten, MD '39 and Martha Gerten Endowed Scholarship is awarded to four medical students who are in top 10% of their class and are citizens of the United States.
  • Award: Four $5000 awards to be given

Jerome C. Goldstein, MD '63 and Rochelle Goldstein Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Jerome C. Goldstein, MD '63 and Rochelle Goldstein Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing with the intent to pursue Otolaryngology. Students pursuing Surgical Pathology a plus.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Frances Harmatuk, MD '41 Geriatric Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Frances A. Harmatuk, MD '41 Geriatric Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing with the intent to pursue Geriatrics.
  • Award: One $2000 award to be given

Stanley D. Leslie, MD '51 Memorial Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Leslie Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing with the intent to pursue a career in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  • Award: One $3000 award to be given

Patrick T. Mathews, MD, '03 Memorial Scholarship

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Leadership/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Patrick Mathews, MD '03 Memorial Award is in honor of Dr. Mathews who passed away in February of 2006 at the young age of 29. The recipient of this award will be a third year medical student who shares the qualities embodied by Dr. Mathews: faith, compassion and above all, a zest for medicine and for life; students who improve the lives of their classmates merely by their presence.
  • Award: One $2000 award to be given

James L. McGraw, MD '41 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The James L. McGraw, MD '41 Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing with the intent to pursue a career in Ophthalmology.
  • Award: One $1000 award to be given

Rudolph J. Napodano, MD '59 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Rudolph J. Napodano, MD '59 Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing who intends to pursue Internal Medicine.
  • Award: One $6000 award to be given

Sam and Carol Nappi Endowed Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Sam and Carol Nappi Scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good academic standing with financial need. The student must submit a biographical sketch and outline of goals.
  • Award: One $4500 award to be given

Betty Reiss, MD '68 and Jacob Reiss, MD '68 Family Endowed Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Reiss Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who intends to pursue Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty.
  • Award: One $3000 award to be given

Samuel G. Rosenthal, MD '64 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Strong Moral Character/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Samuel G. Rosenthal Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who exhibits strong moral and ethical character.
  • Award: One $3250 award to be given

Jack J. Schneider, MD '66 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Jack J. Schneider, MD '66 Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who is in good academic standing. An interest in Radiation Oncology is a plus.
  • Award: One $2000 award to be given

Julius Schwartz, MD '33 Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Julius Schwartz Scholarship was established in 2000 in loving memory of Dr. Julius Schwartz and is awarded annually to a medical student who demonstrates a need for financial assistance and intends to pursue a career in Cardiology.
  • Award: One $2500 award to be given

John B. and Henrietta E. Simeone Scholarship in Memory of Fiorindo A. Simeone, MD

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Simeone Scholarship is awarded annually to a medical student with the intent to pursue Surgery. The student will demonstrate academic excellence and compassion.
  • Award: One $4500 award to be given

Student Citizen Awards for MS III

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Leadership/Volunteerism
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: Theses awards recognize medical students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers in the life of our campus and greater Syracuse community.
  • Award: Two $1000 awards to be given

Herbert M. Weinman, MD '65 and Suzy Weinman Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Weinman Scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing who intends to pursue Family Practice.
  • Award: One $5000 award to be given

Susan and Jack Yoffa, MD '69 in Memory of Elaine Yoffa Hornung Scholarship

  • Application
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need/Merit/Specialty-based
  • Class Eligibility: MS III
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Yoffa Scholarship is awarded to a medical student who intends to pursue a career in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  • Award: One $1500 award to be given

The Swift Family Legacy Grants

  • Application: None
  • Scholarship Type: Financial Need
  • Class Eligibility: MS IV
  • Eligibility Criteria: The Swift Family Legacy Grants are awarded to five students with strong financial need. Students should possess the personal character and determination to finish their degree and contribute to their chosen field.
  • Award: Five $10,000 grants will be awarded

Please note that many of our Awarded Scholarships are selected based on academic performance as established by the donor and financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Financial Need can only be determined if a candidate files the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For a candidate to be considered for a scholarship, we encourage all medical students to file a FAFSA for the year in which they wish to be considered for the award. Please visit the FAFSA website External link for more information.

E. Gregory Keating, PhD Memorial Scholarship (New)

The E. Gregory Keating, PhD Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student from any of the four colleges who exemplifies the character of Dr. Keating. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at 315 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


Medical Alumni Association Student Awards

Medical Alumni Scholars

The Medical Alumni Foundation supports full or partial tuition payments for outstanding medical students identified by the Admissions Committee at Upstate Medical University. These Awards are recognized annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at 315 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 


Commencement Awards

The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award

The Academic Achievement Award is given to a graduating medical student in recognition of unparalleled excellence in academic and clinical achievements. It is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at 315 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association Phillip B. Armstrong Award

The Phillip B. Armstrong Award was established by the Class of March 1943 to honor Dr. Phillip B. Armstrong, who was professor and chairman of the Department of Anatomy for many years. The recipient of this Award is a member of the basic science faculty who has most influenced the lives of the graduates. It is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at 315 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association Basic Science Department Teaching Award

The Basic Science Department Teaching Award is presented to a Basic Science Department held in esteem by the graduating seniors. It is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at 315 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association Clinical Faculty Teaching Award

The Clinical Faculty Teaching Award is presented to Clinical Faculty members held in esteem by the graduating students. It is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at 315 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association Clinical Department Teaching Award

The Clinical Department Teaching Award is presented to a Clinical Department held in esteem by the graduating students. It is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at 315 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association Clinical Campus Distinguished Teaching Award

The Clinical Campus Department Teaching Award is presented to a Clinical Campus Department held in esteem by the graduating students. It is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at 315 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association Clinical Campus Department Teaching Award

The Clinical Campus Department Teaching Award is presented to a Clinical Campus Department held in esteem by the graduating students. It is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu


 

Looking to endow a scholarship or award?

The Upstate Medical Alumni Foundation, under the direction of the Executive Director, and with the consent and guidance of the Board of Directors, is charged with the responsibility for all scholarships on behalf of the College of Medicine. Gifts to the endowment create permanent and self-perpetuating income sources for important College needs. They are critical to the future of Upstate Medical University and the College of Medicine. Endowments are needed to finance scholarships to deserving students. A scholarship is perpetual, providing that donated funds are conserved and augmented, and that the investment income funds not only the needs of today's students, but the needs of future generations as well.


The minimum amount required to establish a named endowment fund is $25,000, contributed over a period of not more than five years.



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