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2019-2020 Scholarship Committee

Keith Hunter, M.D., ‘81, Chair
Major General George A. Alexander, M.D. ’77
Annette Bey Shaw, M.D. ’84
Sylvester C. Booker Jr., M.D. ’64
Jackson L. Davis III, M.D. ’70
Mildred Hall-Watson, M.D. ’77
Kathryn D. Kelly, M.D. ’07
Marilyn Watson Millet, M.D. ’84
Connie Swiner, III, M.D. ‘85
Marie Young, M.D. ‘79


HUMAA is proud to support the next generation of doctors.
This year, HUMAA received its largest numbers of applications (213).
There is no amount of gratitude we can express to the many donors who continue to ensure students at the
Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM) have additional resources to assist them on their educational journey.
Each year, we also honor the alumni whose legacies continue through these awards. Thank you! 

 

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.
Kayla Thomas

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

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.
Tsion Adine

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.
Andy-Bleck Nwancha

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.
Cherna Cherfrere

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.
Richu Raju

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.
Karra K. Manier

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.
Chiemelum Amechi

CLASS OF 1964 SCHOLARSHIP: ($1,000)
Established by the Class of 1964 at its 50th reunion in 2014, this scholarship is awarded to an African-American student in good standing with financial need.
DianneMarie Omire-Mayor

CLASS OF 1970, 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.
Stephanie Abigail Carter

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.
DeMario Montez Butts

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 in pre-clinical years
(first and second years) who are activists in student government or in some other humanitarian activity.  Each student will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
Vanessa Aponte | Zachary Moore

CLASS OF 1979 SCHOLARSHIP: ($2,000) 
Established by the Class of 1979, this scholarship is awarded to two students, a female and a male student of African-American descent.
Each student will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
Julencia Curtis | Michael W. Smith

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.
Mark Lorthe

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.
Shannon Anderson

CLASS OF 1985 SCHOLARSHIP: ($5,000)
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.
Payton Gore

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.
Olivia Madison

CLASS OF 1989 STRIVERS SCHOLARSHIP: ($1,000)
The Class of 1989 established the Strivers Scholarship to recognize a third-year student who demonstrated outstanding improvement through hard work and
diligence during the first and second years of medical school.
Alexandra Cancio-Bello

CLASS OF 2013 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: ($1,000)
Founded by the Class of 2013 during their 5th reunion, this award goes to a medical student in good standing with financial need.
Keale Lychell Cade

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 interest in the field of radiation oncology or diagnostic radiology.
Cyrus Washington

JANET HARMON BRAGG & SUMMER ALLEN BRAGG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ($5,733.15)
Founded by a gift from the Janet Harmon Bragg and Summer Allen Bragg Foundation in 2018, this scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving African-American students.
James Lockhart

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.
Lysa Auguste

DRS. SAMUEL & JOYCE BUSCH SCHOLARSHIP ($5,075)
This scholarship was established by Drs. Samuel and Joyce Busch, both Class of 1961. It is awarded to students who are U.S. citizens. For the first recipient, preference is given to second year African-American female students with good moral character and financial need. The recipient must be in the top 50% of their class with a specialty in pediatric and family medicine. The funds must be used for tuition. For the second recipient, preference is given to a hardworking, first year African-American male with good moral character and financial need. The recipient must be in the top 50% of their class. Each student will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,537.50.
Jordan Williams | Tarik D. Hawkins

DR. JOSEPH D. CAUTHEN JR. AWARD: ($4,000)
This award is established in memory of Dr. Joseph D. Cauthen Jr., Class of 1957. Dr. Cauthen was an ophthalmologist who served his community in the Norfolk Community Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. This award is given to two third year African-American male students who plan to practice medicine in the United States. Each student will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000.
Nathan W. Smith | Julian Lane

DR. DONALD CHAMBERS AWARD: ($1,000)
Donald C Chambers, MD, a native of Brooklyn, NY and Jamaica, West Indies, was a member of the Class of 1961. Dr Chambers was President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the winner of many scholarships. After internships and residencies in Washington DC and NY, Dr. Chambers went on to a stint in the U.S. Air Force, before joining the ob-gyn practice of Drs. William Hall and Louis Randle in Baltimore. His service included chief of ob-gyn positions at Provident Hospital, Lutheran Hospitals, Northwest Medical Center, and Sinai Hospital. He was on the Howard and Meharry medical faculties and consulted at the University of Maryland Medical School and UM hospital.
Derek Altema

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.
Grayland Godfrey

THE DR. ANTHONY A. CLEMENDOR (CLASS OF 1963) AND 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.
Alexandria Hairston

THE MARY AND GEORGE COHEN SR. SCHOLARSHIP: ($2,801.28)
This scholarship was established by George F. Cohen Jr., M.D., Class of 1977, in memory of his parents, Mary and George Cohen Sr. The recipient must be a junior at the Howard University College of Medicine, male, from Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia area and/or be in the top 25% of their class.
Haroon O. Ismail

THE INEZ ELIZABETH AND GEORGE FRANKLIN COHEN JR. SCHOLARSHIP: ($2,756.46)
Dr. George F. Cohen Jr., 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.
India Jones

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.
Leeanne Fagan

DR. LOUISE MAXIENNE DARGANS FLEMING SCHOLARSHIP: ($2,590.88)
Established by Dr. Eddie Lam, Class of 1990, in 2018, this scholarship honors his godmother Dr. Louise Maxienne Dargans Fleming, an honorary Howard alumna. Dr. Dargans Fleming was the Director of Research for the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, as part of Congressman Adam Clayton Powell’s staff, one of two African-Americans to head a Congressional Committee staff.
Her lifetime of public service has been honored by the NAACP, the National Council of Negro Women, Delta Sigma Theta National Sorority, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and the National Association of Colored Women. The scholarship is awarded to a student in whom HUMAA sees academic promise.
Jiali Ma

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 African-American student who is from the District of Columbia and who has excelled academically.
Courtney Ford

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 is 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 is given to students who were born and/or reared in Washington, D.C., NC or SC.
Maya Bryant

THE WILLIAM L. DOSS, JR., M.D. AND LUCILLE E. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $750
William L. Doss, III, M.D., Class of 1991, and President of HUMAA's Executive Board of Directors, is a practicing physician at the Hampton Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Virginia. The scholarship is established in honor of his parents, William L. Doss, Jr., M.D., Class of 1963 and Lucille E. Brown.
The scholarship provides financial assistance to a student born in Michigan who is in good academic standing and in need of financial support.
Amari Carter

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.
Siena Simmons

THE 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, PA, 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.  Mr. Titus Duncan was the caretaker for the Pine Forge 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 is 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 erasing health disparities in underserved communities.  Preference is given to graduates of Pine Forge Academy, Oakwood and Columbia Union colleges.
Gregory Mathelier

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.
Morenike Olu

DR. TAIRA EVERETT AWARD: ($1,000)
Taira Everett, 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 or one who has completed another graduate degree who is outstanding in scholarship.
Whitney Jones

DR. GORDON C. FRASER SCHOLARSHIP: ($1,000)
This scholarship is 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.
Sabrina A. Aaron

NIA GANTT MEMORIAL AWARD: ($1,000)
This award has been established by the Class of 2004 as part of their class gift.  The Nia Gantt Memorial Award is given to a female freshman or sophomore student who exhibits a determination and a love for medical education despite having to overcome complex difficulties in her life, and who has demonstrated herself to be an inspiration to other students to strive for excellence in medical education.
Karen Jeoffroy

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.
Donovan Griggs

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, 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.
Connie Liao

DR. AND MRS. COLERIDGE M. GILL AND CORDELL M. GILL AWARD: ($2,900)
This scholarship honors three exceptional individuals, who have dedicated their careers to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students to pursue their dreams, and achieve their goals through hard work, determination and drive.  Dr. Coleridge Mason Gill was a prominent Washington DC OB/GYN, Class of 1938, who in addition to owning a successful OB/GYN practice, dedicated his professional career to the education of Howard University College of Medicine students as an instructor and active member of the teaching faculty.  His wife, Mrs. Ethel Greenfield Gill cared for many women and children, always showing love and compassion to those she served as a registered nurse and nursing instructor.  Their youngest son, Cordell Martin Gill is an educator and administrator, who dedicated his career to the support, mentorship and inspiration of students from disadvantaged and undeserved backgrounds. This scholarship is awarded to a medical student who has excelled and shown commitment to mentorship, service, leadership and academic prowess.

         Olivia Ware

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.
Abdoul M. Kone

ROBERT HENDERSON AWARD: ($500)
This award has been established by the Class of 2004 as part of their Class Gift. The Robert Henderson Memorial Award is given to a male freshman or sophomore student who has scored in the top twenty-five of the Structure and Function section in their freshman year curriculum and who demonstrates extracurricular interests in the arts, athletics or creative writing.
Ezana Lulseged

DR. OSCAR J. JACKSON, SR. AND MRS. NORMA JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP ($1,679.04)
Dr. Oscar J. Jackson and his wife, Mrs. Norma J. Jackson, established this scholarship in 2018 as an honor to Dr. Jackson for his hard work and dedication. Dr. Jackson graduated from Howard University in 1951 with top honors in Chemistry and received his Doctor of Medicine in 1955 from HUCM. Dr. Jackson completed his surgery residency at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, MO in 1962. Dr. Jackson was the first known African-American surgeon on record at the University of California San Francisco Hospital. Dr. Jackson unselfishly dedicated his medical service to help improve the health of his patients and their families living in underserved communities in San Francisco. The scholarship is awarded to a student of African-American descent who comes from an underserved and disadvantaged background. This student must display good moral character, demonstrate the academic ability, and needs financial assistance for books, tuition and/or housing.
Kayla Monique Davis

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.
Angelica Johnson

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.
Kwesi Lillard

THE HAROLD W. KOROL, M.D. AND IRIS S. KOROL SCHOLARSHIP: ($1,000)
Established in 2016, the scholarship honors Dr. Harold W. Korol, M.D. ’61, and his wife Iris S. Korol. Dr. Korol is an otolaryngologist and Iris is a philanthropist and community activist in Palo Alto, CA. The scholarship is granted to an upper-class student with demonstrated need. Preference is given to an individual with an interest in one of the surgical specialties.
Remi Wilson

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. Each student will receive $1,000.
Ahmad Haj-Assaad | Regan Burgess

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.
Gretter Diaz

THE 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.
Marcus Dean

THE DR. AND MRS. BIG-WAH LOH SCHOLARSHIP: ($22,179.00)
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.
Elizabeth Rumi

DR. ROBERT L. MACDOUGALL 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 practiced 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.
Zackary Deshawn Brown

THE 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.  
Jordan A. Rushing

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.
Zenobia K. Faussett

DRS. WILLIAM ALEXANDER & ELEANOR HENRY MILES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: ($3,000)
This scholarship honors Dr. William Alexander Miles and his wife Dr. Eleanor Henry Miles, both Class of 1955. The 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. 
Dorian Ball

DR. ONYEKACHI H. OGBONNA SCHOLARSHIP: ($2,000)
This scholarship was established in 2019 by Dr. Onyekachi H. Ogbonna, Class of 2011 and a practicing hematologist and medical oncologist in Pennsylvania. Dr. Ogbonna establishes this scholarship in memory of his undergraduate mentor, Dr. Georgiana Aboko-Cole, a former Howard University researcher and prior Director of the Center of Preprofessional Education. This scholarship is given to a BS/MD student of African nationality with a stellar academic record and financial need.
Precious A. Ndukwe

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. If no one qualifies, it is awarded to any student in great need of assistance.
Nkemdilim C. Ndubuizu

LEO AND 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.
Briana White

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 a recipient is selected, preference is given 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.
Jasmine Thompson

DR. DAVID AND MRS. ANABELA RIVADENEIRA SURGICAL SCHOLARSHIP: ($3,265.84)
Dr. David E. Rivadeneira, Class of 1995, is a nationally renowned, 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.
Stephanie Llanos

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.
Benjamin Castin

THE DOUGLAS U. SMITH, M.D. SCHOLARSHIP: ($5,000)
This scholarship was established by Dr. Douglas U. Smith, Class of 1966.  It will be awarded to a student in good standing and in either their sophomore, junior, or senior year.  Preference is given to African-American students.
Miranda Barnes

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.
Jessica Williams

THE LAURA DEWITTY AND LILYON STEVENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: ($2,000) 
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.
Timothy King

THE SUMAN SWARUP SCHOLARSHIP: ($6,600.18)
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.
C. Jayson Esdaille

DR. AND MRS. AUGUST C. TERRENCE SCHOLARSHIP: ($5,000)
This scholarship 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. Preference is given to residents of Louisiana.
Prenicia Gant

DR. JOHN TOWNSEND SCHOLARSHIP: ($2,144.41)
This scholarship is awarded in honor of Dr. John Townsend, former Chairman of the Howard University College of Medicine Department of Medicine, former national president of the Association of Academic Minority Physicians and beloved professor and mentor. The recipient must be in good standing and have financial need.Preference is given to a student interested in endocrinology.
Lisa Nene Umeh

JOHN L. AND 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.
Jeremy Watson

THE 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.
Christina Augustin

DR. LENNOX S. WESTNEY SCHOLARSHIP: ($1,000)
This scholarship, established by his wife, Dr. Ouida E. Westney, and their children, honors Dr. Lennox S. Westney, a 1961 graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM), who was a former Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at HUCM 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.
Anchal Ahluwalia

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.
Mia Aldridge

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.
Magaline Alcindor

HUMAA also pleased to support students through the distribution of awards provided by the Dr. Josephus C. and Nellie C. Carr Foundation

DR. JOSEPHUS C. AND NELLIE C. CARR MERIT ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS: 

An award in the amount of $6,000 is given to five students who are in the top 25% of
their classes. The following students are this year’s recipients.

Rikiara Brown
Joshua Cabral
Chukwukadibia Onyeukwu Ibecheozor
Boubini Jones-Wonni
Justin Morales


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