Scholarships & Awards 2011


All applications are pdf files. To download the application, please click on the linked name of the scholarship. If you have difficulty with this, please contact Donna Gataletto at 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.


Open Scholarships – Students Submit Application

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

The Ayanian Scholarship fund which was established in 2001, will be awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her second or third year in good academic standing and who demonstrates a need for financial assistance. One Scholarship will be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

Dracker Family Scholarship

The Dracker Scholarship will be awarded to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student who is in his/her third year that is in good academic standing with the intent to pursue Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty. One Scholarship will be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Joseph C. Fischer, MD '79 Memorial Scholarship

The Fischer Scholarship was established in 2002 in loving memory of Joseph C. Fischer, MD, '79. The scholarship, administered by the Medical Alumni Association, makes possible tuition assistance for a third-year Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student 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. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

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

The Gara Scholarship will be awarded to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her third year who is in good academic standing with the intent to pursue Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Surgery. One Scholarship will be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Grant H. Hobika, MD '52 Scholarship Fund

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. Appliants must be an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine medical student currently in their first or second year who actively combines creative arts, such as music, drama, painting, drawing, photography, etc., with the practice of medicine. One Scholarship will be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Stanley D. Leslie, MD ’51 Memorial Scholarship

The Leslie Scholarship will be awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student who is in his/her third year who is in good academic standing with the intent to pursue a career in Obstetrics & Gynecology. One Scholarship will be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD '66 Scholarships

The Morlang Scholarship established in 2009 will be awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her second or third year who is in good academic standing and plans to work or study abroad. One Scholarship will be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


Rudolph J. Napodano, MD '59 Scholarship

The Rudolph J. Napodano Scholarship was established in 1998 and is awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her third year that is in good academic standing with the intent to pursue Medicine and with financial need. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu

 

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

The Reiss Scholarship is awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her third year that is in good academic standing with the intent to pursue Pediatrics or a Pediatric sub-specialty and with financial need. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu

 

Samuel G. Rosenthal, MD '64 Scholarship

The Samuel G. Rosenthal Scholarship was established in 2001. This Award is given annually to a third year Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Jack J. Schneider, MD '66 Scholarship

The Jack J. Schneider, MD '66 Scholarship will be awarded annually to an an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her third year who is in good academic standing, and demonstrates financial need. An interest in Radiation Oncology is a plus. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Julius Schwartz, MD '33 Scholarship

The Julius Schwartz Scholarship was established in 2000 in loving memory of Dr. Julius Schwartz. In light of Dr. Schwartz's great passion for medicine and the high caliber of his own contributions to the profession, the family of Dr. Schwartz felt the best way to forever continue his legacy was to endow a Scholarship in his name. The Schwartz Scholarship is awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her third year that demonstrates a need for financial assistance and intends to pursue a career in Cardiology. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

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

The Simeone Scholarship is awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student entering his/her fourth year with the intent to pursue Surgery. The student will demonstrate academic excellence and compassion and have financial need. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Frederick W. Sloan, MD '74 Scholarship

The Sloan Scholarship is awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her first year that is in good academic standing. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


Susan B. Stearns PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement

The Stearns Scholarship is new for 2010 and will be awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her second year. Students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers while at Upstate will be considered for this award. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


Student Citizen Awards

These awards recognize those students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers in the life of our campus and greater Syracuse community. Upstate College of Medicine medical students in the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 are eligible to apply. Click on the link below for your Class’ Basic Information Application Form. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

Harold H. Wanamaker, MD '56 and Barbara Wanamaker Scholarship

The Wanamaker Scholarship will be awarded to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine medical student in the top 25% of their class who is currently in his/her second year, Class of 2013. The student must be from the Central New York Region and intend to practice medicine in the Central New York region. One scholarship will be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

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

The Weinman Scholarship will be awarded annually to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student currently in his/her third year who intends to pursue Family Practice. One scholarship to be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Susan and Jack Yoffa, MD, 1969 Scholarship, in memory of Elaine Yoffa Hornung

The Yoffa Scholarship will be awarded to an Upstate Medical University College of Medicine student, who is in good academic standing, currently in his/her third year with financial need, who intends to pursue a career in Obstetrics & Gynecology. One scholarship to be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Awarded Scholarships

Please note that many of our Awarded Scholarships are selected by our student's 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 for more information.

 

Carol Kavanagh & Class of 1973 Scholarship

The Carol Kavanagh & Class of 1973 Scholarship was established in 2007. This Scholarship will be awarded to a 1st year, incoming medical student in the top half of his/her class who demonstrates a need for financial assistance. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund

The 1966 Scholarship Fund was established in 2006. This Scholarship will be awarded to a medical student in the top half of his/her class who demonstrates a need for financial assistance. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship Fund

The A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship Fund is awarded to an upper class student based on financial need and academic achievement. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

 

Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876, Scholarship

The Sarah Loguen Fraser Scholarship was Endowed by the Syracuse Medical Alumni Association in 2000. The Scholarship honors the first African-American female graduate of the College of Medicine. It will be awarded to a first or second year medical student who exhibits financial need and holds similar ideals to Dr. Loguen-Fraser. A commitment to serve the health needs of the African American community is a plus. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


Dr. Joseph, '43 and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship

The Dr. Joseph and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship was established in 1998. It is awarded annually to a medical student in good academic standing who demonstrates excellent leadership skills. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


Dr. Samuel ’39 and Martha Gersten Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Samuel and Martha Gersten Scholarship was established in 1996 and is awarded annually to four medical students who are in the top 10% of their class, a citizen of the United States and exhibit financial need. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


The Patrick Mathews, MD, '03 Memorial Award
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. Funding from this Award comes from five of Patrick's very close friends. The recipient of this Award will be fourth year students who share 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. It is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

Dr. Gustave P. ’43 and Janet B. Milkey Merit Scholarship
The Dr. Gustave and Janet Milkey Scholarship was established in 1999 in loving memory of Dr. Gustave Milkey. Dr. Milkey, known for his leadership, integrity, excellence and responsibility would be proud to Award this Merit based Scholarship. The Scholarship, administered by the Medical Alumni Association, makes possible tuition assistance for a second-year medical student who is in the top half of his/her class. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

Onondaga County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Fund
The fund is to assist an incoming medical student at Upstate Medical University who graduated from an Onondaga County high school and has a desire to purse a career practicing medicine in Onondaga County. One Scholarship is awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

Schein Family Scholarship
The Schein Family Scholarship is new for 2010. This Scholarship will be awarded to a first, second or third year medical student in his/her class who demonstrates a need for financial assistance. One Scholarship to be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

Frank E. Young, MD '56 and Leanne Young Endowed Scholarship
The Frank E. Young, MD '56 and Leanne Young Endowed Scholarship is new for 2010. This Scholarship will be awarded to a second or third year medical student who is in the top 10% of his/her class who intends to pursue a career in Academic Medicine, preferably in the Basic Sciences. One Scholarship to be awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.


Medical Alumni Association Student Awards

Medical Alumni Merit Awards

These Awards recognize the top four students in each class. They are awarded annually. For more information, please contact the Medical Alumni Office at (315) 464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu.

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

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 Valedictorian Award

The Valedictorian Award is presented to a medical student in his/her fourth year with the highest academic rank within the class. 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. The corpus of the endowed account is defined as that amount originally endowed by the donor plus any future endowed amounts contributed to the fund by the donor. If the donor specifies that a certain designated percentage of the appreciation, dividends and/or interest from the account are to become part of the endowed portion annually to pay the endowment, that amount will also become part of the corpus of the fund and may never be spent.



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