URiM Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Medicine has scholarships specific to URiM students, as well as many scholarships open to all M.D. program students.

COM Diversity Scholarships

Jenny and Jerry Reves, M.D. Diversity Scholarship
Established by the College of Medicine Faculty and the University Medical Associates in honor of College of Medicine alumnus and former Dean, Dr. Jerry Reves (Class of 1969), and his wife Jenny. This scholarship was created in furtherance of the University’s commitment to improve health outcomes for minorities through training and establishing a diverse healthcare workforce. To that extent, particular attention will be given to applicants who represent a group that is underrepresented in medicine. The selected student will demonstrate both academic merit and financial need.

Bernard W. Deas, Jr. M.D. Endowed Scholarship 
Colonel Bernard W. Deas, Jr., M.D., was the first African American graduate of the MUSC College of Medicine. Born in Charleston in 1944, Dr. Deas was educated at Iowa State University and after graduation was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army. He returned to Charleston and graduated from the College of Medicine in 1971, eventually becoming a medical oncologist. Deas became the commander of health services at White Sands Medical Center, and retired as a colonel in 1994. He received many honors over his career, including the MUSC College of Medicine's Distinguished Alumni Award. Colonel Deas died in 2012, at only 67 years old. This scholarship started as an expendable fund, but was endowed in July 2021 by the MUSC Alumni Association with a gift of $50K.

Rose Delores Gibbs, M.D. Endowed Scholarship 
This scholarship was established by Dr. Rose Delores Gibbs, the first African American female to graduate from the MUSC College of Medicine (Class of 1973) to support medical students with financial need. Dr. Gibbs was a charter member and president of the MUSC Black Alumni Association and has served as secretary, treasurer, and president of the College of Medicine Alumni Association. In 2006, she was awarded the College of Medicine’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

The selected student will demonstrate both academic merit and financial need. In furtherance of the University’s commitment to improve health outcomes for minorities through training and establishing a diverse healthcare workforce, particular attention will be given to applicants who represent a group that is underrepresented in medicine. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming student with continuation until graduation, pending satisfactory academic and professionalism progress.

Haney-Singleton/Deas Endowed Scholarship
Established in September 2021 by an anonymous donor in honor of Deborah Deas, M.D. and Myra Haney-Singleton, Ph.D. Without the mentoring by these extraordinary women, there are physicians practicing today who never would have been successful. Dr. Deas, former faculty member and interim dean for the College of Medicine, and Dr. Haney-Singleton, associate dean for student affairs and student wellness, worked together tirelessly to assist students through medical school hurdles, whether emotional, health, or academic difficulties. Both believe in “lifting as we climb.”

MUSC College of Medicine Under-Represented in Medicine Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was created by underrepresented in medicine alumni for students who demonstrate both academic merit and financial need. In furtherance of the University’s commitment to improve health outcomes for minorities through training and establishing a diverse healthcare workforce, particular attention will be given to applicants who represent a group that is under-represented in medicine. The scholarship is awarded with continuation until graduation, pending satisfactory academic a professionalism progress.

Coastal Community Foundation Thaddeus Bell, M.D. Scholarship 
One scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student in one of the six colleges at MUSC. Although not strictly limited to the College of Medicine, medical students are strongly encouraged to apply. Dr. Bell graduated from the College of Medicine and strongly prefers the recipient be an M.D. student.

Scholarships and Aid Information for M.D. Students

For a comprehensive list of all MUSC scholarships and other scholarship and financial aid opportunities, please see our Scholarships and Aid page.