HUMAA Scholarships

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Class of 1947 Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the Class of 1947, this scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good standing with financial need.

Class of 1948 Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the Class of 1948, this scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good standing.

Class of 1949 Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the Class of 1949 at its 50th reunion in 1999, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is in good standing and who has financial need.

Class of 1956 Scholarship: ($6,000)
Established by the Class of 1956 at its 50th reunion in 2006, this scholarship is awarded to a student who has financial need in the first, second, or third year of medical school.

Class of 1957, Dr. Leslie D. Duke Sr. Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Endowed by the Class of 1957 and Dr. Duke's family and friends, this scholarship is awarded to a third year student who has an interest in family medicine.

Class of 1959 Scholarship: ($2,500)
Established by the Class of 1959, this scholarship is awarded to a first year student who demonstrates both high academic promise and financial need.

Class of 1960 Scholarship: ($2,500)
Established by the Class of 1960 at its 50th reunion in 2010, this scholarship is awarded to a student in good standing, who has demonstrated leadership and community service in the surrounding community.

Class of 1961, Alfred C. Carr Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Formalized in 2010, this scholarship was initially established by the Class of 1961 as a Revolving Student Loan Fund in 1971, in memory of their beloved classmate, Alfred C. Carr, who died during his medical training period. By continuing its support of medical education through this scholarship, the class of 1961 underscores its commitment to facilitate excellence in the preparation of physicians trained at the Howard University College of Medicine. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore student with financial need and a good academic record in the freshman year.

Class of 1964 Scholarship ($1,000) 
Established by the Class of 1964 during their 50th reunion in 2014, this scholarship is awarded to an African American student in good standing with financial need.

Class of 1970, Dr. Dorothy Gaither Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the Class of 1970 in memory of their classmate, Dorothy Gaither, this scholarship is made to a student who is in good standing, and who has the greatest financial need.

Class of 1971 Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the Class of 1971 at its 40th reunion in 2011, this scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior student in good academic standing with financial need.

Class of 1972 Scholarship: ($2,000)
Established by the Class of 1972 at its 40th reunion in 2012, this scholarship is awarded to two students, a female and a male student who are activists in student government or in some other humanitarian activity. Each student will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.

Class of 1981, Hampton Barker Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
The Class of 1981 established this scholarship in memory of their classmate, Hampton Barker. The award is made to a student who is outstanding in research.

Class of 1983, Dewana Buckner Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
The Class of 1983 established this scholarship in memory of their classmate, Dewana Buckner. The scholarship is awarded to an African-American female student from Washington, D.C. with financial need and who has demonstrated high academic achievement.

Class of 1985 Scholarship: ($2,000)
Established by the Class of 1985 at its 25th reunion in 2010, this scholarship is awarded to a second or third year student in the upper two thirds of the class who has financial need.

Class of 1987 Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the Class of 1987, this scholarship is awarded to a medical student in good standing who has demonstrated leadership and community service.

Class of 1989 Strivers Scholarship: ($1,000)
The Class of 1989 established the Strivers Scholarship to recognize a third year student who demonstrated outstanding progress through hard work and diligence during the first and second years of medical school.

Dr. Leslie L. Alexander Scholarship: ($1,000)
This scholarship was established by Major General (Dr.) George A. Alexander, Class of 1977, in memory of his father, Dr. Leslie L. Alexander, Class of 1952, who was a professor of radiology and a former HUMAA Executive Board member. The late, Dr. Alexander made medical history when he was elected as the first African American Vice President of the American College of Radiology. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior medical student who has excelled academically and has demonstrated an i nterest in the field of radiation oncology or diagnostic radiology.

Dr. Reynold E. Burch Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
This award is made to a student with an interest in obstetrics and gynecology and is granted in memory of Dr. Reynold E. Burch, Class of 1942. Preference is given to students born and raised in Maine or New Jersey.

Drs. Samuel and Joyce Busch Scholarship ($10,000)
Established by Drs. Samuel and Joyce Busch, both Class of 1961, this scholarship is awarded to four students. For the first two recipients, preference is given to second year African American female students with good moral character and financial need. The recipients must be in the top 50% of their class with a specialty in pediatric or family medicine. The funds must be used for tuition. For the second two recipients, preference is given to hard-working, first year African American males with good moral character and financial need. The recipients must be in the top 50% of their class and come from one of three locations: Southern Michigan/the Detroit metro area (Washtenaw County, Wayne County or Macomb County), Southern Pennsylvania (Washington County, Allegheny County or Greene County), or Southern Virginia (south of Richmond to the North Carolina border). 

Dr. William A. Cleland Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established in 2002 with a gift from the estate of Dr. William A. Cleland, Class of 1933, this scholarship is awarded to a student with an interest in pediatric medicine. Preference is given to students who are from North Carolina.

Dr. Anthony Clemendor (1963) & Mrs. Janat Clemendor Scholarship: ($2,500)
This scholarship was established by Dr. Anthony A. Clemendor and his wife Mrs. Janat Clemendor, in recognition of the training he received at Howard University College of Medicine which enabled him to have a successful private obstetrics and gynecology practice in the City of New York from 1968 until he retired in 2003. Dr. Clemendor also served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs at New York Medical College from 1974-1997 where he is a retired professor of obstetrics and gynecology. This scholarship is awarded to a third year African-American student, with financial need, who is interested in obstetrics and gynecology.

Mary and George Cohen Sr. Scholarship ($1,000+)
Dr. George Cohen, Class of 1977, established this scholarship in 2014 in honor of his parents, Mary and George Cohen Sr. This scholarship is awarded to a third-year male student from either Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, who is also in the top 25% of his class.

Inez Elizabeth and George Franklin Cohen Jr. Scholarship ($1,000+)
Dr. George Cohen, Class of 1977, established this scholarship in 2016. It is awarded to a student with financial need in the top 50% of the class. Preference is given to an African-American student. 

Dr. Monroe Crawford Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
E. Monroe Crawford, M.D., Class of 1962, established this award in 1977 in memory of his father, Dr. Monroe Crawford, Class of 1927. The late Dr. Crawford made medical history by discovering and reporting the first known case of tularemia (rabbit fever) in the South. When the scholarship is granted, preference is given to students who are from Mississippi.

Alice Tompkins Davis Scholarship: ($1,000)
This scholarship is awarded to honor Mrs. Alice Tompkins Davis, who served as Executive Director of HUMAA for fourteen years (1982-1996). It is granted to a worthy and deserving student who is from the District of Columbia and who has excelled academically.

Dr. T. Wilkins Davis Scholarship: ($1,000)
T. Wilkins Davis, M.D., Class of 1945, an organizer and incorporator of the Howard University Medical Alumni Association, and Secretary Emeritus of HUMAA, having served as Secretary for 50 years, was born outside of Spartanburg, S.C., reared in Charlotte, N.C., and practiced medicine in Washington, D.C. He always fought for assistance for medical students and through his scholarship, he hopes to encourage and further careers in medicine and service, and to honor, especially, the communities that supported him. The scholarship shall be awarded to an African American student, in good standing who has evidenced service to the community (previous to or during medical school), to HUCM, or to HUMAA. Preference should be given to students who were born and/or reared in Washington, D.C., in North Carolina, or in South Carolina.

Olly Clenzo Duckett, M.D. Scholarship ($1,000)
Established by his family in 2014, the Olly Clenzo Duckett, M.D. Scholarship is awarded to a medical student with financial need and in good standing, preferably in the top half of the class. The primary consideration is financial need. 

Laura DeWitty & Lilyon Stevens Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by Dr. Robert L DeWitty Jr. and Dr. Joel Stevens, in memory of their mothers Mrs. Laura DeWitty and Mrs. Lilyon Stevens. Both Dr. DeWitty and Dr. Stevens are members of the Class of 1972. This scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth year student in good standing with financial need. Preference is given to a student who has expressed an interest in one of the surgical specialties.

Olly Clenzo Duckett M.D. Scholarship ($1,000)
Established by his family in 2014, the Olly Clenzo Duckett M.D. Scholarship is awarded to a medical student with financial need and in good standing, preferably in the top half of the class. The primary consideration is financial need. 

Titus Duncan Scholarship: ($2,500)
This scholarship is established by Dr. Ronald L. Anderson, Class of 1968, and his wife, Dr. Beverly Anderson to honor Mr. Titus Duncan who served as the caretaker at the Pine Forge Academy in Pine Forge, Pennsylvania, where Dr. Anderson attended school and was influenced by Mr. Duncan's example to pursue excellence in the practice of ophthalmology and his service to God. The Pine Forge Academy, a historically African American co- educational Seventh-day Adventist boarding school, opened in 1946. Mr. Titus Duncan was the caretaker for the academy's buildings and grounds for over three decades and during that time he instilled in those students who worked under his supervision the value of meticulous and hard work and service to the community. The recipient of this scholarship should be a third or fourth year African American student who has exemplified prior to, and while a student at Howard University these qualities, and who is committed to erase health disparities in underserved communities. Preference is given to graduates of Pine Forge Academy, Oakwood and Columbia Union colleges.

Dr. Lena F. Edwards Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the late Dr. Lena F. Edwards, Class of 1924, this scholarship is given to an African American female student who is from the District of Columbia, who evidences need, and who intends to engage in a family medicine practice. The award is made during the freshman year and continues for three years, providing the student remains in good standing.

Dr. Taira Everett Norals Award ($500)
Taira Everett Norals, M.D., MBA, was the first female graduate of the Howard University dual MD-MBA program, graduating in 2011. She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and is currently a practicing internist. The award is made to a female student in the dual MD-MBA program who is outstanding in scholarship.  

Dr. Gordon C. Fraser Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship was established by Dr. Gordon C. Fraser, Class of 1964, in recognition of the training he received at Howard University College of Medicine, which enabled him to have a successful private obstetrics and gynecology practice in California. Dr. Fraser is originally from Guyana. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving medical student. 

Dr. Earl E. Fredrick Jr. Scholarship: ($12,500)
As a result of the generosity of The Sumner Allen Bragg and Janet Harmon Bragg Foundation, this scholarship is presented in honor of Earl E. Fredrick Jr., M.D., Class of 1958. The scholarship is awarded to two-first year African American medical students with demonstrated potential. The award will be renewed in the second, third and fourth years, providing the student remains in good standing. Each student received a scholarship in the amount of $6,250.00. 

Christine T. George Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
This scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Christine T. George by her son Dr. Theodore R. George Jr., Class of 1960. Preference is given first to a medical student from the state of Ohio and second to a student from the District of Columbia. Eligibility is based solely on need.

Dr. Melvin D. Gerald & Dr. William E. Matory Sr. Scholarship: ($1,000)
This scholarship was established by Dr. Melvin D. Gerald, Class of 1970 and Dr. William E. Matory Sr., Class of 1953. When the scholarship is awarded, preference is given to a third- year student who is in good standing and who plans to engage in a family medicine practice.

Dr. Alwyn H. Granady Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the family of the late Dr. Alwyn H. Granady, Class of 1954, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is in good standing, who has demonstrated high ethical and moral standards, and who has an interest in the field of internal medicine.

Dr. King S. Jones Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established in 1994, this scholarship is given in memory of Dr. King S. Jones, Class of 1925. When the funds are awarded, preference is given to residents of Indiana.

The Dr. Bernard K. Kapiloff and Mrs. Lynn Kapiloff Scholarship ($5,000)
Established by Mrs. Lynn G. Kapiloff, this scholarship honors Dr. Bernard K. Kapiloff, Class of 1945, without whom HUMAA would not exist. The scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need and an interest in going into the practice of medicine. 

The LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. M.D. Scholarship ($2,000)
This scholarship was established by Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., Class of 1952, in memory of four medical school faculty - Drs. Charles R. Drew (Surgery), Burke 'Mickey' Syphax (Surgery), Jack E. White (Surgery), W. Montague Cobb (Anatomy) and a surgical colleague, Dr. Edward E. Cornwell Jr., Class of 1954. The scholarship is awarded to two third year medical students (one female and one male), who have expressed an interest in one of the surgical specialties. 

Ivan S. and Eunice L. Lloyd Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Raymond A. Lloyd, M.D., Class of 1966, established this scholarship in memory of his parents, Ivan S. Lloyd M.D., Class of 1930 and his wife Eunice Louise Scott Lloyd. Dr. Ivan Lloyd spent his entire career in politics, government and the practice of medicine in Jamaica. He received his country's highest honor, the Order of Jamaica, in 1992. His wife and partner, Eunice L. Lloyd, spent her life serving as a midwife and helping the poor and indigent through organizations such as the Women's Federation of Jamaica. Within a span of more than seventy years, twenty-five members of the Lloyd family would graduate from Howard University, including Errol Lloyd, M.D., Class of 1971 and Raymond Lloyd II, M.D., Class of 1990. This award goes to a junior or senior student who is in the top 25% of the class and who plans to go into politics and medicine. Preference is given to students born and reared in Jamaica or one of the Caribbean Islands.

Louis Jasper and Ruth Dickerson Logan Scholarship: ($1,000)
This scholarship was established by Dr. Omega C. Logan Silva, Class of 1967, in memory of her parents Louis Jasper and Ruth Dickerson Logan. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore student, in good standing, who has lived in the District of Columbia metropolitan area or North Carolina for at least 10 years prior to entering medical school.

The Dr. and Mrs. Big-Wah Loh Scholarship: ($5,000)
Established by Dr. Kelvin Loh, Class of 1966, and Dr. Samuel Loh, Class of 1971, in 2016, this scholarship honors their parents. The scholarship is awarded to a current medical student who is impoverished and demonstrates the academic ability to continuously maintain himself or herself in good scholastic standing. 

Dr. Leon R. McKinney Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship is given in memory of Dr. Leon R. McKinney, Class of 1947. When a recipient is selected, preference is given to residents of New York. 

Edward C. Mazique, M.D. Scholarship: ($1,000)
Edward H. Mazique, M.D., Class of 1976 established this endowed scholarship in memory of his father Dr. Edward C. Mazique. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior African American male medical student who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and a commitment to community leadership and service. Preference is given to students from Louisiana or Mississippi.

Robert L. MacDougall, M.D. Scholarship: ($2,500)
This scholarship was established by Dr. Robert L. MacDougall, Class of 1975, in appreciation for the opportunity once afforded to him by the Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. MacDougall practices internal medicine in Painesville, Ohio. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is in good standing with financial need. The funds are to be used for food, books, supplies or housing.

Dr. William Alexander Miles Memorial Scholarship: ($3,000)
Established by Dr. Eleanor Henry Miles, Class of 1955, in memory of her husband, Dr. William Miles, Class of 1955. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving second-year Howard medical student who has suffered an economic hardship, due to a lack of financial support or resources, or the sudden onset of some physical, mental or emotional disability. This award is both need and merit based.

Dean Russell Miller, M.D./O. Anthony Ogundipe M.D. Scholarship ($2,500)
This scholarship was established in 2015 by Dr. O. Anthony Ogundipe, Class of 1987. Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Ogundipe currently practices obstetrics and gynecology in Los Angeles. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be an international student who does not otherwise qualify for government sponsored financial aid. In the event that no one qualifies, it is awarded to any student in great need of assistance. 

Leo & Tommie Pickett Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
This scholarship was established by Anthony C. Pickett, M.D., Class of 1991, in memory of his parents Leo and Tommie Pickett. The recipient of this award was the highest ranking first-year student from the state of California whose heritage and background foster continued ties to the African American community. The funds are to be used for books, supplies, or housing.

Dr. Charles A. Pinderhughes Memorial Scholarship: ($3,000)
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Elaine Pinderhughes in memory of her husband, Dr. Charles A. Pinderhughes, following his death in February 1998. Dr. Pinderhughes' most significant contributions, which were in the field of psychiatry, were his theories of group related paranoias and psycho-physiological bonding, most particularly brain functioning. When funds are awarded, preference goes to an African-American student who exemplifies, through academic achievement and research interest in the connection between brain functioning and social behavior, his/her potential to carry forward the life work of Dr. Charles A. Pinderhughes in the field of psychiatry.

Dr. David and Mrs. Anabela Rivadeneira Surgical Scholarship: ($1,000+)
Dr. David E. Rivadeneira, Class of 1995, is a nationally renown, board certified colon and rectal surgeon from New York, where he is the Vice Chair of Surgical Strategic Initiatives of the North Shore/LIJ Health System. He is also the Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Director of Surgical Services for Huntington Hospital, and a Professor of Surgery at Hofstra University School of Medicine. The scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Rivadeneira in 2016 and gives preference to students with a Hispanic or Latino background in the third or fourth year of medical school with the intention of entering a surgical career. 

Dr. Stanley R. Samms Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the children of the late Dr. Stanley Samms, this scholarship is awarded to a student with an interest in Internal Medicine. Preference is given to students from the Caribbean or Washington, D.C., or a combination of both.

The Douglas U. Smith M.D. Scholarship ($5,000)
This scholarship was established by Dr. Douglas U. Smith, Class of 1966. It is awarded to a student in good standing in either their sophomore, junior or senior year. Preference is given to African American students. 

Consuelo M. Sousa, M.D. Scholarship: ($2,500)
This scholarship was established by Timothy L. Stephens Jr., M.D., Class of 1961 in memory of his wife Consuelo M. Sousa, M.D., Class of 1958, a dedicated mother, pediatrician, and administrator. This scholarship will be awarded to an African-American woman who displays the same dedication to her family and medicine.

The Laura DeWitty and Lilyon Stevens Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Established by Dr. Robert L. DeWitty Jr. and Dr. Joel Stevens, in memory of their mothers, Mrs. Laura DeWitty and Mrs. Lilyon Stevens. Both Dr. DeWitty and Dr. Stevens are members of the Class of 1972. This scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth year student in good standing with financial need. Preference is given to a student who has expressed an interest in one of the surgical specialties. 

The Suman Swarup Scholarship: ($1,000+)
Established in 2016, this scholarship was founded by Dr. Jitendra Swarup, Class of 1991. Dr. Swarup is one of the world’s leading cataract surgeons with four ophthalmology businesses in North Carolina. The scholarship honors his mother, Mrs. Suman Swarup, who worked at the Howard University Computer Department. The Suman Swarup Scholarship is awarded to a junior student with financial need who achieved a ranking in the top 50% during his/her freshman and sophomore years. The recipient must also consistently display the personal, humanitarian, and academic qualities that are the cornerstone of the Howard University College of Medicine’s Mission, Value and Vision Statements. 

Dr. and Mrs. August C. Terrence Scholarship: ($5,000)
This award is given to a deserving medical student in memory of Dr. and Mrs. August C. Terrence. Dr. Terrence, Class of 1928 and a former president of HUMAA, practiced medicine in Opelousas, Louisiana. The award stipulates that preference must be given to residents of Louisiana.

John L. & Minnie D. Trotman Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
This scholarship was established by Charles J. Trotman, M.D., MBA, Class of 1966, in memory of his parents, John L. and Minnie D. Trotman. Mr. and Mrs. Trotman were educators who devoted their lives to the education of the youth in Southeast Alabama. The award is granted to a junior or senior in the upper quartile of the class. Preference is given to individuals who were born and reared in Alabama, who were graduates of Morehouse College or Spelman College, or a combination of both.

Thaddeus and Deloris Watson Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Established by the children of the late Thaddeus and DeLoris Watson in memory of their parents, this scholarship is awarded to a first or second-year medical student who has financial need and who is the child of a civil servant or nurse. A student can only receive this scholarship once. 

Dr. Lennox S. Westney Scholarship: ($1,000)
This scholarship, established by his wife and children, honors Dr. Lennox S. Westney, a 1961 graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine, who was a former Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Howard University College of Medicine and Hospital, and the first occupant of the John F. J. Clark, M.D. Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth year medical student with financial need and good academic standing. Preference is given to a student with an interest in Obstetrics and Gynecology specialization or who is a graduate of Oakwood University or Washington Adventist University.

George Williams Memorial Scholarship: ($1,000)
Anthony C. Pickett, M.D., Class of 1991 established this scholarship in memory of Mr. George Williams. The scholarship is awarded to the highest ranking second year student born and raised in California whose heritage and background foster continued ties to the African American community. All funds must be used for books, supplies, or housing.

Dr. John T./Myrtle J. Williams Family Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship was established by Dr. John T. Williams Sr. and his wife, Mrs. Myrtle J. Williams in 2014. Dr. Williams is an orthopedic surgeon from Pennsylvania who graduated in the Class of 1964. The scholarship is awarded to an African American medical student who is in good academic standing and in need of financial aid. 

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