MUSC Scholarships for M.D. Students

Medical Student Scholarships Available Through MUSC

A list of the endowed scholarships, available for COM students through the MUSC Foundation, is found below.  This list is updated as often as possible, but some scholarships may not be available on an annual basis due to changes in the fund’s corpus amount.  Specific questions regarding scholarships may be directed to the officers listed on the Scholarship Application.

Sol and Ditty Abrams Endowed Scholarship:

Established by the children and grandchildren of Sol and Ditty Abrams in honor of Ditty, and in memory of Sol.  Dr. Ray DuBois (Dean of the MUSC College of Medicine) and his wife, Lisa Abrams DuBois were two members of the family who established this scholarship. Academic merit and need are considered when awarding this scholarship. 

AMA Foundation Scholars Fund: 

The SC Medical Association Alliance raises funds for the AMA Foundation to provide scholarships for medical students with academic excellence and/or financial need.  Students awarded these scholarships are recommended to the AMA by the Dean’s office.  Recipients may be chosen in any year of their enrollment. 

Arnold Endowed Scholarship:

Established by Dr. J. Harold Arnold (Class of 1948) in honor of his fiancée, Ms. Ruth S. Robinson, who was killed tragically in an automobile accident. This scholarship is awarded to a medical student from South Carolina who has financial need. 

Mary E. Baker, M.D. Endowed Scholarship:

 Dr. Baker (Class of 1978) established this scholarship to support College of Medicine students. Preference is for a student from Newberry county with financial need. 

Ball Family Medical Heritage Scholarship: 

Eight generations from the Ball family have graduated or served on the faculty of the MUSC College of Medicine. In honor of their loyalty and commitment to the MUSC College of Medicine, the family established this scholarship to assist worthy medical students who have financial need. 

Celia K. and Howard J. Barnhard, M.D. Endowed Scholarship:  

Established by Dr. Howard Barnhard (Class of 1949) and his wife to encourage and to provide assistance to a 4th year medical student who intends to practice Family Medicine. 

Dr. Luther George Bell Scholarships:

These scholarships were established by Dr. Bell in 1973, and later by a trust fund by Dr. Bell and his wife Mary Carter Bell in 1980, to provide scholarships for South Carolina residents already admitted to the College who are “of such limited means that they would be unable to study medicine at MUSC without financial assistance.” The request was made, but not directed by Dr. Bell, that students repay 10% of the total amount awarded within ten years after their graduation. 

Stephen D. Canaday Memorial Endowed Scholarship:  

Stephen D. Canaday, Ph.D. was an admired anatomy professor oat MUSC for many years.  This endowed scholarship was established by Dr. Canaday’s wife and many of his colleagues and friends. Awarded to a rising 2nd year student who excelled in anatomy during the 1st year of medical school. The scholarship is renewable for the recipient’s 3rd and 4th years providing satisfactory academic and professional performance.9 

John W. Cathcart, M.D. Endowed Scholarship: 

Established in memory of Dr. Cathcart by his wife, Margaret Cathcart, and daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Reves.  Dr. Reves is a former Dean of the College of Medicine and a distinguished University Professor. This four-year merit-based scholarship is awarded to an entering medical student with strong scholastic ability. 

Charleston County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship: 

Awarded annually to a nursing and a medical student who are worthy and demonstrate need.  Recipients must be natives of, and currently residing in, Charleston County. 

Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Rho Sigma Fraternity Scholarships Fund: 

A scholarship is awarded annually to the medical student who has the highest score on Step I of the National Boards at the end of the second year. 

Rakesh and Brinda Chokshi Endowed Scholarship:

Dr. Rakesh and Dr. Brinda Chokshi are both 1993 graduates of MUSC College of Medicine. They established this scholarship to aid other students of Indian descent who are striving to pursue a medical degree.  Financial need and academic merit are considered. 

Dr. Jack Cochran Endowed Scholarship: 

Colonel Henry J. “Jack” Cochran graduated from Emory in 1960 and was commissioned into the US Air Force as a second lieutenant.  He enjoyed an extraordinary and distinguished career in the Air Force.  After moving to Charleston, he experienced health problems where he received care at MUSC.  His daughter is Mrs. Cathy Cole; his son-in-law is Dr. David Cole, President of MUSC.  His wife, Virginia, and family have established this scholarship as a tribute to his extraordinary life.  Financial need is the primary consideration for this scholarship. 

Ralph Coleman Scholarship: 

Awarded to a rising 4th year student who best exemplifies qualities of studiousness, knowledge and a compassion for patients. This scholarship was established by Mrs. Florence Horowitz in memory of Ralph Coleman, who was “one of the most extraordinary teachers that I have had in my life in medicine.” 

College of Medicine Alumni Class Scholarships: 

These scholarships are made to students who show a presence that will enrich the entire university and whose accomplishments as physicians and citizens will bring future distinction to their alma mater. Students awarded these scholarships receive them annually until graduation (if funding remains available and if the student remains in good academic and professional standing). Because the award amounts vary greatly, a student may receive one or several class scholarships. Scholarships are from the classes of 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958,  1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,  1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994 and 2008. 

College of Medicine Dean’s Academic Merit Award: 

For two outstanding incoming students, a waiver of tuition and fees is awarded for the four years of medical school. Students to be awarded these Dean’s Awards are recommended to the Scholarship Board by the Admissions Committee. 

Dr. Robert D. Crouch Scholarship: 

Established by Dr. Robert David Crouch, Sr. (Class of 1948) through his estate. Need and academic merit are considered when awarding this scholarship.  Dr. Crouch had a long career in his urology practice that spanned 57 years in Frederick, MD.  During his years in practice, he was instrumental in bringing advanced technology for treatment of urological conditions to the Frederick area. 

Dr. Anthony Todd Crowe, M.D. Memorial Endowed Scholarship: 

This scholarship was established by the Crowe family in honor and memory of Dr. Anthony Todd Crowe (Class of 1990).  Dr. Crowe practiced anesthesia at Oconee Memorial Hospital for 23 years, serving in many leadership positions. This scholarship is for academic merit and need; preferably a student from Oconee county, or a graduate of the College of Charleston or Clemson. 

Lewis M. Davis, M.D. Endowed Scholarship: 

Dr. Lewis Davis, Jr. (Class of 1971) established this scholarship in memory of his father (Class of 1943) and mother (College of Nursing Class of 1941).  Academic merit and financial need are considered when awarding the scholarship.  Preference is given to students from Greenville county or from a SC town with a population of less than 50,000. 

The Rene DeBacker and Hilda Spodheim DeBacker Scholarship:  

Established by Dr. Hilda DeBacker, a 1967 graduate of the MUSC College of Graduate Studies and a professor of Anatomy at MUSC for many years. The DeBacker Scholarship is awarded to a rising 2nd year medical student who has excelled academically. 

Dean's Scholarships:

These scholarships are provided by a special fund established by the College of Medicine Dean and the Office of the Provost in response to the rising costs of medical education. Scholarships are awarded annually to students with high educational debt and/or outstanding academic merit and leadership in the College of Medicine. 

James B. Edwards Scholarship: 

Awarded annually to two incoming students, these scholarships provide merit-based scholarships of $5,000 per year, plus a waiver of tuition and fees.  This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate superb intellectual qualifications and outstanding potential for leadership in the study and practice of medicine. Qualified students throughout the United States are eligible; however, preference is given to South Carolina residents. The award remains in effect for four years, assuming the student maintains high academic performance and fulfills the promise of excellence. Students to be awarded these scholarships are recommended by members of the Admissions Committee. The Edwards Scholars Program was established in 1991 to honor James B. Edwards, an oral surgeon from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina who has dedicated much of his life to public service. His distinguished career includes service as Governor of South Carolina, US Secretary of Energy, State Legislator and President of the Medical University of South Carolina. A significant portion of the endowment funds earmarked for Edwards Scholars came from Dr. Edwards’ friends, colleagues, and associates in appreciation of his leadership and service.

The following named scholarships fall under the James B. Edwards Scholars Program: Marguerite A. Muller, Dr. Samuel Madison Pitts, and Anne Marie Kathryn White. 

James B. Edwards Award: 

Awarded annually to two incoming students, these scholarships provide merit-based scholarships of $10,000 per year for four years of medical school.  Students receiving these awards must have superb intellectual qualifications and outstanding potential for leadership.  Recommendations for the recipients of these awards are made by the Admissions Committee. 

Fairey/Strait Medical Heritage Endowed Scholarship: 

Established by the late Dr. Philip W Fairey, Jr. (Class of 1943), Dr. William Francis Strait, III (Class of 1953), and Dr. F. Strait Fairey, Jr., (Class of 1971) to honor the many members of their families who were in the medical profession.  This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the College of Medicine whose presence will enrich the entire University and whose contributions as physicians and citizens will bring distinction to their profession, alma mater, and communities in which they live and serve. 

Joseph Flowers, M.D. Endowed Scholarship:  

A native of the rural Wesley Chapel community in rural Colleton county, Dr. Flowers pursued his medical career and returned to Walterboro, starting his current practice in 1974. For ten years, he was the only obstetrician in the area and was instrumental in recruiting the current Colleton Medical Center. This endowed scholarship is awarded to a first year student based on financial need (to continue annually based on satisfactory academic and professional performance). 

Fullerton Foundation Scholarship: 

Each year, in mid-February, the Scholarship Committee identifies one incoming student who demonstrates and projects the potential for development into a highly capable professional, who is concerned with the total welfare of society and who is interested in practicing Family Medicine in SC or NC. The nominee must be a SC or NC resident (within certain confines as specified by the Fullerton Foundation), have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, and a minimum score of 125 on each section of the MCAT.  Three students are interviewed and selected in early April by the Fullerton Foundation (from a total of seven student nominees from the NC and SC medical/osteopathy schools).  Students selected receive $25,000 per year to help cover tuition, fees and living expenses throughout medical school. 

William A. Gardner M.D. Endowed Scholarship:  

Dr. Gardner (Class of 1965) was an honored and distinguished Doctor of Pathology, with over 46 years of service to the field of medicine. His children established this scholarship from memorial gifts following his death.  Preference is given to a student from the low country of SC. 

Dr. Rose Delores Gibbs Endowed Scholarship:  

This scholarship was established by Dr. Gibbs, the first African-American woman to graduate from the MUSC College of Medicine in 1973, to help underrepresented in medicine students who have financial need.   

David B. Gregg Memorial Scholarship: 

Dr. Gregg was a 1936 College of Medicine alumnus. This scholarship, based on academic merit and outstanding citizenship, was established through a bequest in his wife’s will to support College of Medicine students.  It is awarded to an incoming medical student on academic merit and outstanding citizenship. 

Dewitt L. Harper, M.D. Scholarship Fund: 

Established in memory of Dr. Harper (Class of 1932) by his brother Caldwell Harper, this scholarship assists medical students who demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and outstanding character. 

Hanna Endowed Scholarship: 

Established by the David R. and Margaret C. Clair Foundation in honor of Dr. Charles D Hanna, Sr. and his wife Lenay B. Hanna of Spartanburg, SC.  Dr. Hanna is a longtime member of the MUSC Board of Trustees.  This is a merit-based scholarship. 

Theodore Culyer Harper Scholarship: 

Established by the nephews of Dr. Harper, this scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. 

Louise Mickel Harvey Scholarship: 

Awarded to a female student entering the College of Medicine who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence.  Recipient must be a SC resident, preferably from Kershaw County.  This scholarship is presented by Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC. 

Edgar O. Horger, III Endowed Scholarship:  

Dr. Horger is a 1962 graduate of the MUSC College of Medicine.  The family of Dr. Horger chose to recognize his many contributions to clinical and academic medicine, and to honor his extraordinary career, by establishing this endowed scholarship which considers academic merit and financial need. 

Hope Family Scholarship: 

Established from the estate of Dr. A. Chalmers Hope (Class of 1937) provides either for a scholarship to be awarded to a deserving medical student or to an endowed faculty chair.  Several members of the Hope family are graduates of MUSC’s College of Medicine.  Financial need and academic merit are considered when awarding the scholarship. 

Drs. Katherine Browne Huggin and Perry McKown Huggin Scholarship:   

Established by the Huggin family to be awarded to a worthy medical student.  Dr. Katherine Huggin was born in Anderson, SC and graduated from the Medical College of SC in 1929.  Dr. Perry Huggin was born in Laurens, SC and graduated from the Medical College of SC in 1930.  Both had distinguished careers that spanned generations. 

Allen H. Johnson, Sr., M.D. Scholarship: 

Established in memory of Dr. Johnson by his son, Dr. Allen H. Johnson, Jr., this is a four-year, need-based scholarship, which is awarded to an entering first year student. The award is given to SC residents of Georgetown or Williamsburg counties or SC residents of Florence or Marion counties within 15 miles of Hemingway. 

George Dean Johnson:  

Dr. Johnson, from Spartanburg county, was a Citadel graduate who received his medical training at MUSC.  He became the first instructor in pediatrics at MUSC.  This scholarship was established through a bequest from Dr. and Mrs. George Dean Johnson.  Academic merit and financial need are considered. 

Helen M. King Medical Scholarship Endowment: 

Awarded every four years to an incoming medical student; based on academic merit and financial need.  

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Endowed Scholarship: 

Dr. Lee (Class of 1942) opened a medical practice in Florence, SC, with his brother, Lamar.  This practice lasted over 50 years.  The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation was established in 1995 to support a broad range of charitable purposes.  Because the Foundation has many ties with alumni of the MUSC College of Medicine, a scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy medical student.  Financial need and merit are considered. 

Robert E. Livingston, Jr., M.D. (Class of 1939) and Pauline Livingston Endowed Scholarship:  

Dr. Robert E. Livingston, III (Class of 1965) and his wife, Georgette, (Class of 1962 X-Ray Technology) established this scholarship in honor of Dr. Livingston’s father and mother.  This merit-based scholarship shall be awarded to a first year student for four years as long as he/she maintains satisfactory academic performance.  

Dr. Isabel Lockard, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship: 

Dr. Lockard was a remarkable teacher and mentor. Since 1952, she taught neurosciences to medical, dental, and graduate students and to neurology residents.  Following her death in 2011, several of her faculty colleagues established this endowed scholarship in her name.  Awarded to a fourth-year medical student based on need, preferably with an interest in the neurosciences field. 

Dr. Caroline B. Lown Endowed Scholarship: 

Caroline B. Lown worked at MUSC for 36 years, assisting many of the Medical University’s leaders as an Executive Administrator.  This scholarship was established through a bequest and was established in 2011 following Mrs. Lown’s death.  The scholarship is to assist students in financial need.  Preference is given to students who graduated from the College of Charleston. 

Marvin and Cleo T. McAlhany Scholarship: 

This endowed scholarship was established in 1992 by Mrs. Cleo T. McAlhany in memory of her husband, Marvin McAlhany, in honor of their treasured friend, Dr. James Young White, a 1951 graduate of the College of Medicine, Dr. White provided untiring and faithful care to countless individuals in upper Dorchester County for many years.  Preference for this award is given to students from upper Dorchester County with limited financial means.   Students receiving this scholarship must be in good academic standing. 

Landrum McCarrell Scholarship:  

Dr. McCarrell (Class of 1950) practiced Family Medicine in Travelers Rest, SC for his entire career.  He established this scholarship through a bequest.  This scholarship was then established to provide assistance to a medical student from Greenville County with preference given to students from the Travelers Rest area. 

Dr. Ann Ward Maners, M.D. Endowed Scholarship: 

Dr. Ann Ward Maners (Class of 1980) and her husband, Dr. Alex Pappas (Class of 1975), established this need-based scholarship with the goal of assisting medical students with tuition and fees.   

William Harris Mathis Jr., M.D. Endowed Scholarship: 

Dr. Mathis was a Class of 1943 graduate.  This scholarship was established through a bequest in his estate.  Financial need and academic merit are considered when awarding this scholarship. 

May Family Medical Heritage Scholarship: 

This scholarship was established by the late Dr. May and other members of the May family to honor the long line of May Family graduates of the MUSC College of Medicine.  This scholarship is awarded to a student who intends to practice in SC and who is expected to bring distinction to the profession, the College of Medicine, and the community in which he or she lives and serves. 

Cavert Keith McCorkle Endowed Scholarship & the Philip Hunter and Mary Smith McCorkle Endowed Scholarship: 

Dr. Cavert McCorkle (Class of 1972) established this scholarship in honor of his parents.  Scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of academic merit and financial need. 

Dr. Edward E. McKee Scholarship Fund: 

This fund was established in memory of Dr. McKee in 1980 to be awarded to a medical student who has successfully completed the second year. This is to enable a student to travel to a pathology or scientific allied laboratory (immunology, pathological chemistry) in North America or abroad.  The awarding of this scholarship is managed through the College of Graduate Studies. 

Melvin DuBose Medlock, M.D. and Joanne Villeponteaux Medlock Endowed Scholarship: 

Established by Dr. Melvin Medlock (Class of 1958) and his wife, Mrs. Joanne Villeponteaux Medlock.  This is a merit and need based scholarship.  Once awarded, the scholarship will be renewable pending satisfactory academic and professional progress.   

Dr. W. L. Mills Scholarship: 

Established by Dr. Mills, this scholarship is awarded annually to a 4th year medical student from South Carolina who has exhibited dedication to medicine, strong academic merit, and financial need. 

Maria and Constantine Moskos Scholarship: 

Established by Dr. Vasiliki Moskos (Class of 1965), in memory of her parents, as a tribute to their strong belief in education.  This is a merit and need based scholarship awarded to an entering female medical student (descendants of Maria and Constantine Moskos and/or a student with Greek descent preferred). 

Sol Neidich, M.D. and Mrs. Evelyn Rudowitz Neidich Endowed Scholarship: 

Dr. Neidich (Class of 1938) established this scholarship through a bequest in his will. Financial need is a primary consideration for this scholarship.   

Woodrow and Geneva Oxner Endowed Scholarship: 

Established by Dr. Claudia Oxner Simmons, College of Medicine Class of 1956, in memory of her parents who made great sacrifices in order for her to obtain a medical degree. This is a need-based scholarship. 

Alex A. Pappas, M.D. Endowed Scholarship:  

Dr. Pappas (Class of 1975) and his wife, Dr. Ann Ward Maners (Class of 1980), established this need-based scholarship with the goal of assisting medical students with tuition and fees.   

David G. Pinosky and Elsie P. Pinosky Endowed Scholarship:  

Dr. Pinosky (Class of 1959) and his wife, Elsie, established this endowed scholarship specifically for students based on academic merit. Dr. Pinosky is a true renaissance man with an outstanding background in the military, in psychiatry, and in entrepreneurial medicine.  

J. Dill Pittman Endowed Scholarship: 

Established by Marvyne S. Pittman in loving memory of her husband, J. Dill Pittman from Lancaster County. Several scholarships are awarded annually to current medical students based on academic merit and financial need. 

Pitts-Aiken AOA Scholarship: 

Recipient of this award is selected by a Committee of AOA members.  Award is based on an outstanding academic record and overall credentials.  Student must show potential for leadership in medicine and the community.  The scholarship is renewed annually if student remains in the top 25%of the class. 

Charles B. Preacher, M.D. Endowed Scholarship: 

Dr. Preacher was born in Sumter, graduated from USC, and received his MD degree from the Medical College of SC in 1943.  In honor of his memory, his children established this scholarship, in his name, through their family’s foundation.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy student with financial need. 

Proctor Family Scholarship: 

Scholarship established by Dr. and Mrs. Edward Proctor, Sr., College of Medicine Class of 1947 and College of Nursing Class of 1946.  Financial and academic merit considered. 

Provost’s Scholarships: 

Three merit-based scholarships, awarded annually, to students who are academically outstanding in their classes (second, third, and fourth year students are considered).  

Joseph H. Rainey Endowed Scholarship: 

This scholarship was created in memory of Joseph Rainey who was the first black person to be elected to the SC House of Representatives.  He was born in Georgetown, SC in 1832 and received a limited schooling.  This scholarship is to assist an underrepresented in medicine student with financial need. 

Jerry and Jenny Reves Diversity Scholarship: 

Established by the College of Medicine faculty and University Medical Associates in honor of College of Medicine alumnus and former dean, Dr. Jerry Reves (COM '69), and his wife Jenny. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to underrepresented in medicine medical students.  Recipients will be chosen by the College of Medicine Scholarship Committee. The criteria for selection will be financial need and academic merit. 

Rich Scholarship: 

Established by Mary D. Rich in memory of her father, John Christopher Rich, M.D.  Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of academic merit and financial need. 

Rodman-Rohde Scholarship: 

Established by Dr. E. Marie Roberts (Class of 1949) in honor of Mrs. Jesse Rodman and Mrs. Josie Rohde for their kindness during Dr. Roberts’ years of medical school.  Recipients must be female students in the College of Medicine whose presence will enrich the entire University and whose contributions as physicians and citizens will bring distinction to their profession, alma mater, and communities in which they live and serve.  

Siddiqi Family Endowed Scholarship:  

Dr. Syed M.Z.A. Siddiqi and his wife, Mrs. Pauline M. Siddiqi, established this endowed scholarship in honor of their two sons who graduated from the College of Medicine at MUSC: 

Dr. Nasar A. Siddiqi (Class of 2009) and Dr. Mohammad F. Siddiqi (Class of 2011):  

Financial need is the primary consideration for this scholarship. 

Claudia Oxner Simmons, M.D. and Charles N. Simmons, M.D. Endowed Scholarships: 

Dr. Claudia Oxner Simmons graduated from Newberry College and the MUSC College of Medicine. She was the first woman doctor from Batesburg-Leesville.  Dr. Charles Simmons, also, was a COM alumnus.  This endowment was set up to help support College of Medicine students with financial need. 

John T. Stevens Scholarship Fund: 

This scholarship was established through a grant by the John T. Stevens Foundation in 1972. This award is available to MUSC students from Kershaw and Lancaster counties.  To encourage awardees to practice in those counties upon graduation, they are asked to sign a contract for five years of service in lieu of repaying the loan. 

Kenneth W. Smith, M.D. Endowed Scholarship: 

Awarded to a student in the College of Medicine who possesses the qualities of intellectual capability and integrity. This award is given in honor of Dr. Smith by his wife, Mrs. Kelley Smith. The recipient must be a resident of South Carolina and possess strong academic merit. 

Palmira Silva Snape, M.D. Scholarship: 

Established by Palmira Silva Snape (COM '64), a family physician from Easley, SC, to encourage medical students to strive for a career in family medicine and to focus on volunteering and giving back to their communities. Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected based on financial need with preference given to students wishing to pursue a career in family medicine. 

Stone Family Endowed Scholarship:  

This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Halstead M. Stone (Class of 1949) and his son, Dr. Samuel R. Stone (Class of 1980) as a tribute to their extraordinary legacy in Chester county. Preference is given to students from Chester county, those who plan to practice family medicine, and/or a graduate of Clemson University.  Financial need is considered. 

Tatum Endowed Scholarship:  

Dedicated to excellence in medicine and medical education, Dr. Charles Tatum (Class of 1981) established this scholarship for outstanding students in the College of Medicine whose presence will enrich the entire University and whose contributions as physicians and citizens will bring distinction to their profession, alma mater, and communities in which they live and serve. 

Dr. Allan George Thurmond Scholarship: 

This scholarship was established by U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond in honor of his brother. It is awarded annually to a worthy student who demonstrates need who is entering the Medical University for the first year, pursuing a course of study leading to an M.D. degree, and who is a legal resident of South Carolina. 

Ronald Vaughn Wade, M.D. Endowed Scholarship:  

Established by Dr. Ronald V. Wade (Class of 1970) to help students with the financial burden of medical school.   

Aaron R. Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship:  

Established by the Williams family in loving memory of their son, Aaron, who was only 16 when he passed away.  Aaron was an avid student with hopes of one day becoming a doctor.  This scholarship is based on academic merit and need. 

Oliver Williamson, M.D. Endowed Scholarship:  

Dr. Williamson (Class of 1957) has deep and everlasting roots within MUSC.  From medical school to residency to faculty, Dr. Williamson had been a member of the MUSC family for over 50 years until his death in 2014.  This scholarship was created to provide an entering student with financial assistance. 

Jean Wilson Endowed Scholarship: 

Awarded to students in the College of Medicine who demonstrate both the desire and intellectual ability to excel in the study of medicine.  Qualified students throughout the U.S. are eligible; however; preference is given to SC residents.  Preference is also given to students who show an outstanding caring attitude for patients. 

Dr. Larry R. Winn, M.D. and Wraellen M. Winn Endowed Scholarship:  

Dr. Winn worked for NASA prior to attending the MUSC College of Medicine (Class of 1974) who was a physician in Easley, SC for forty-one years.  This scholarship was established in memory of him and his wife, Wraellen M. Winn to support worthy medical students who demonstrate need. 

June O. Yarborough/Francis Marion College Scholarship: 

This fund was established by friends of the late Mr. Yarborough, a former member of the MUSC Board of Trustees, for graduates of Francis Marion College who will pursue health careers at MUSC. A qualified student is recommended by MUSC and the award is approved by the President of FMU. 

Henry and Silvia Yaschik Medical Scholarship Endowment:  

Established by Henry and Sylvia Yaschik, who were longtime residents of Charleston, to be awarded to an incoming medical student at MUSC on the basis of financial need and academic merit. The Yaschiks were enormously grateful of the opportunities given to them throughout their lives and wanted to make sure their legacy of charity and philanthropy to their community continued for time on end.