Scholarships

There are several scholarship opportunities (listed below) available to pre-professional students in healthcare-related fields.

For more information about these scholarships, please contact:

Dr. David Pennock, Director
Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education
Department of Biology
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-3737
pennocdg@MiamiOH.edu

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Carman Bahr Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more undergraduate students majoring in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology or
  • Zoology

who demonstrate both academic merit and financial need. It is the express intention of the donor that preference be given to students who plan to attend medical school upon graduation.

David and Helen Bernie Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a College of Arts and Science major based on academic merit. First preference is given to students pursuing premedical studies.

Dr. Richard and Lorry Blath Healthcare Scholarship

This shall be awarded to one or more outstanding undergraduate students demonstrating academic merit and financial need entering their senior year who intend to enter medical school after graduation. In addition this student or students will be chosen based on their university, school, and community involvement.

Roger and Marilyn Friedman Family Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more undergraduate senior(s) demonstrating academic merit and planning to attend The Ohio State University Medical School upon graduation from Miami University.

Paul R. Gaylord Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is doing very well at Miami and plans to pursue a career in dentistry. The scholarship is for ~$1,000. If you are currently a sophomore or junior, have a major that is in the College of Arts and Science, have achieved an overall GPA and science GPA of 3.20 or higher, and have been involved in campus and community activities, then you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Dr. Paul Gehring and Dr. Gena Gray Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more undergraduate student(s) during their junior year demonstrating academic merit and/or financial need and who are committed to a career on the patient-care side of the healthcare industry. The scholarship may be renewed in the recipient(s)' senior year provided the student continues to maintain academic eligibility.

Dr. Richard and Marcia Hirsh Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more undergraduate student(s) demonstrating financial need and who intends to attend medical or dental school upon graduation from Miami University.

Earl and Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students from Adams County planning to enter a medically-related profession.

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Edward Kezur Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an upper-class (sophomore, junior, or senior) pre-med student majoring in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology or
  • Zoology

Awards are made on the basis of academic merit.

Robert Dugan Kreger Science Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a male undergraduate enrolled in the College of Arts and Science demonstrating academic merit. Applicants must possess a 3.5 minimum grade point average and have been ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class in order to be considered for the scholarship. Preference shall be given to students of junior and senior class standing and must have a declared major in one or more of the following departments at Miami University:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology and Environmental Earth Science
  • Microbiology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Jason John Madachy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one or more undergraduate students who demonstrate academic merit. Preference shall be given to students who are members of a Greek social organization and have expressed a desire to attend medical school. Recipients must have attained at least junior status.

Dr. Asa C. Messenger Memorial Loan Fund

This fund was established by Mr. Conrad Leslie in honor of Dr. A.C. Messenger. Interest-free loans of up to $2,500 are available to undergraduates preparing for a career as a physician. Loan recipients must be in good standing and enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours each semester. Loans require the recommendation and approval of the Director of the Mallory-Wilson Center. Loan repayment begins one year after graduating from medical school or one year after leaving Miami University if the student does not pursue postgraduate study. The entire loan shall be repaid within 10 years after the initial payment is due.

Parke and Dorothy Smith Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  1. have completed one full academic year at Miami;
  2. have a declared major of:
    • Biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Zoology or
    • Microbiology;
  3. have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 as reflected on their Miami University transcript.

First preference shall be given to students from the southwestern Ohio area.

Bryan D. Wood Memorial Scholarship

This 3-year renewable scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing pre-medical studies on the basis of academic merit. Recipients must maintain a 3.7 minimum cumulative GPA to be eligible. Preference is given to applicants who meet these qualifications and who are graduates of Mountain Lakes High School (Mountain Lakes, NJ) or Keystone Heights High School (Keystone Heights, FL) or are members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

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