Financial Assistance — Medical Students

The ability to finance a medical education at Washington University does not influence the student selection process. As all students accepted for admission have proven scholastic ability, financial assistance is awarded solely on the basis of documented financial need which cannot be met by student and family resources. Students who consider themselves financially independent of their parents must arrange for loans to replace the amount of support parents are analyzed to have the potential to contribute. The School of Medicine’s Office of Financial Aid (Box 8059) will assist students in making these arrangements.

In responding to the Admissions Committee’s offer of admission, an accepted student may request financial aid application materials. The Financial Aid Office acknowledges the student’s intent and provides instructions for completing the FAFSA. Everyone applying for financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and designate Washington University School of Medicine, School Code #G24620, as a recipient. Medical school financial aid application documents and detailed instructions will be made available after January 1.

The financial aid application materials solicit information about the applicant and parents, including a detailed description of resources and liabilities. If an applicant’s parents are separated or divorced, the financial information is required from both biological parents (excluding income and assets of their spouse, if remarried). If the applicant is married, similar information is required of the spouse. The School expects the applicant to complete and submit the financial aid documents within two weeks from the date the applicant receives them. Official copies of both biological parents’ individual U.S. Income Tax Returns and the applicant’s official IRS transcripts complete the data required for financial aid consideration.

While “permanent residents” of the United States are eligible for most federal financial aid programs, need-based financial aid from Washington is only awarded if the applicant and both biological parents can provide official, audited documents with the same detailed information as provided on a U.S. income tax return. All information is held in strict confidence.

Financial aid awards are credited toward payment of tuition and fees. If there is an excess of funds on a student’s account after tuition and other charges, the Registrar’s Office will issue a refund check. The loan portion of an award will be funded through the resources of the School of Medicine or through the Federal Direct Loan program. Financial aid awards are made for a given academic year. Students may reapply for financial assistance in succeeding years if they remain in good academic and personal standing, and if there is continued financial need. Awards made to a student may vary from year to year, depending upon the student’s needs and upon the availability of funds to the Committee. Students are responsible for filing applications for renewal of awards in the spring of each year.

The committee holds that students receiving assistance have an obligation to notify the committee in writing if their financial situation changes, for example, through employment or receipt of a scholarship not anticipated at the time the application was submitted.

First- and second-year students are urged not to accept employment during the academic year. A number of fourth-year students find employment in hospitals within the Medical Center. The personnel office may provideassistance to students’ spouses seeking employment.

Merit-based scholarships

In 1978, the School of Medicine established a scholarship program that based selection on merit rather than financial need. As one of the first merit scholarship programs for medical students, the Distinguished Student Scholarship Program has recognized and rewarded academic excellence and personal achievement for 33 years. And, to honor outstanding alumni of Washington University, the Medical Center Alumni Association created in 1989 the Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Program. In 1998, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Association committed to funding one full-tuition, four-year scholarship to a student in each entering class. Beginning with the 2002-2003 academic year, one additional “named” scholarship was made available through the generosity of a donor.

Most merit-based scholarships are awarded to students in the first-year class and are subject to annual renewal. Recipients of these scholarships are expected to maintain academic excellence. If a scholarship is not renewed, the student may file for financial aid from the School. For scholarship recipients who document financial need above the full-tuition scholarship, additional funds are available to provide support up to the total cost of education. Scholarship recipients may not concurrently participate in the School’s Medical Scientist Training Program, the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, or the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program.

Now known collectively as the Distinguished Scholars Program, its aim is to attract and enroll the most outstanding students in the School of Medicine, thus enriching the scholarly environment and broadening the scope of learning for all students. Scholarship recipients are selected on intelligence, character, personal accomplishments and goals, motivation for medicine, aptitude for science, leadership potential, communication skills and diversity of life experience. Scholarships awarded under this Program include the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Scholars, Danforth Scholars in Medicine, Distinguished Alumni Scholars (DAS), Distinguished Faculty Scholars (DFS), and Distinguished Student Scholars (DSS).

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Association Scholarship

One full-tuition, four-year scholarship will be awarded to a student in each entering class beginning in 1999. Selection of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Assocation Scholar is the same as for the Distinguished Student Scholarship.

Danforth Scholars in Medicine

Named in honor of William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth, the chancellor and first lady of the University from 1971 to 1995, the Danforth Scholars Program is a tribute to their legacy of exemplary leadership and service.

Distinguished Alumni Scholarships

Up to four full-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to members of the entering first-year class. The application procedure and selection process are the same as for the Distinguished Student Scholarships. Since 1989, Distinguished Alumni Scholarships have been named in honor of:

Leonard Bacharier, MD
Thomas Bailey, MD
Thomas Baranski, MD/PhD
Walter F. Benoist, MD
Leonard Berg, MD
Grace E. Bergner, MD
Laura Bierut, MD
Ellen F. Binder, MD
Stanley J. Birge, MD
Eugene M. Bricker, MD
Keith H. Bridwell, MD
Angela Brown, MD
Elmer B. Brown, MD
J. William Campbell, MD
David B. Clifford, MD
C. Robert Cloninger, MD
Jennifer W. Cole, MD
John N. Constantino, MD
Justin J. Cordonnier, MD
Michael Crowder, MD, PhD
Carlos Daughaday, MD
John D. Davidson, MD
Louis P. Dehner, MD
Brian Dieckgraefe, MD, PHD
Robert C. Drews, MD
Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH
Ronald G. Evens, MD
Lewis C. Fischbein, MD
I.J. Flance, MD
James W. Fleshman, MD
James Forsen Jr., MD
Bernard T. Garfinkel, MD
Deborah J. Gersell, MD
Jerome J. Gilden, MD
Harvey S. Glazer, MD
David Goldring, MD
Sidney Goldring, MD
Samuel B. Guze, MD
Paul O. Hagemann, MD
Marc R. Hammerman, MD
Alexis F. Hartmann, MD
Alexis F. Hartmann Jr., MD
John C. Herweg, MD
Scott G. Hickman, MD
Richard W. Hudgens, MD
David Hunstad, MD
Robert S. Karsh, MD
John M. Kissane, MD
Ira J. Kodner, MD
Allan E. Kolker, MD
Stuart A. Kornfeld, MD
Lawrence M. Kotner Jr., MD
Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, MD
William M. Landau, MD
Timothy J. Ley, MD
Virgil Loeb, MD
Maurice Lonsway, MD
Robert H. Lund, MD
Alan P. Lyss, MD
Philip W. Majerus, MD
Mark J. Manary, MD
Paul R. Manske, MD
Gerald Medoff, MD
Paul A. Mennes, MD
J. Neal Middelkamp, MD
Benjamin Milder, MD
Barbara S. Monsees, MD
Carl V. Moore, MD
George E. Murphy, MD
David G. Mutch, MD
D. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD
Robert C. Packman, MD
Charles W. Parker, MD
Mary L. Parker, MD
Alan L. Pearlman, MD
M. Alan Permutt, MD
Frederick D. Peterson, MD
Gordon W. Philpott, MD
Gary A. Ratkin, MD
Edward H. Reinhard, MD
Fred C. Reynolds, MD
William J. Ross, MD
Will R. Ross, MD, MPH
Joseph F. Ruwitch Jr., MD
Llewellyn Sale Jr., MD
George Sato, MD
Bradley Schlaggar, MD/PhD
Mark E. Frisse, MD
Gustav Schonfeld, MD
Clay F. Semenkovich, MD
Hyman R. Senturia, MD
Donald Sessions, MD
Gary D. Shackelford, MD
Penelope G. Shackelford, MD
Larry Shapiro, MD
Bernard L. Shore, MD
Barry A. Siegel, MD
Emily L. Smith, MD
William F. Stenson, MD
Arnold W. Strauss, MD
Robert A. Swarm, MD
Steven L. Teitelbaum, MD
Jessie L. Ternberg, PhD, MD
Bradley T. Thach, MD
Mildred Trotter, PhD
Stanley Wald, MD
Stuart Weiss, MD
Alison J. Whelan, MD

Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Program honorees 2016-2017:

R. Mark Grady, MD ‘89
Judy C. Lieu, MD ‘92
Lisa M. Moscoso, MD/PhD ‘98, HS ‘02
Janice W. Semenkovich, MD ‘81

Distinguished Faculty Scholars

The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Program provides merit-based scholarships (up to full-tuition for four years) to students who demonstrate their commitment to bringing diverse people together and to enhancing service to disadvantaged groups.

These awards are for students who have:

  • Been recognized as scholars from groups that are historically underrepresented in medicine;
  • Challenged themselves and excelled academically;
  • Demonstrated leadership;
  • Engaged in or shown a commitment to community service;
  • Demonstrated their commitment to bringing diverse people together (as, for example, by having been involved in diversity
    initiatives in their schools or communities); and,
  • Demonstrated a commitment to serving historically underprivileged populations, and/or demonstrated achievement and
    determination in the face of personal challenges.

Distinguished Student Scholarships

Distinguished Student Scholarships are awarded annually (up to full-tuition for four years) to selected members of the entering first-year class based on meritorious academic and personal accomplishments. Final selection of scholarship recipients is made by a committee of the faculty based on demonstrated superior intellectual achievement as well as an assessment of the applicant’s character, attitude, motivation and maturity.

Scholarship funds

Grace Bergner Abrams Scholarship. Established in 1995 through the bequest of Dr. Grace Bergner Abrams, MD ’43. Friends and patients also contributed to this endowed scholarship.
Helen M. Aff-Drum Scholarship Fund. Established in 1988 to provide scholarship support to financially deserving medical students.

Anderson Student Scholarship. Established through bequest in 2001 by Rolf L. Anderson, MD ’62.

Franz and Harriet I. Arzt Student Loan. Established by the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Franz Arzt in 2013.

Isak and Breine Ascher Scholarship Fund. The late Dr. Eduard Ascher, MD, ’42, established this scholarship through a trust to memorialize his parents, who were lost in the Holocaust during World War II. He chose Washington University School of Medicine because of their willingness to “give a chance” to an Austrian refugee.

Arthur I. Auer MD1956 and Marian D. Auer, NU1955 Scholarship. Established in 2012 by Dr. and Mrs. Auer to provide scholarship assistance to worthy students.

Dr. William Monroe Baker Fund. Established in 1988 under the will of Miss Lola Braxton in memory of Dr. Baker to provide scholarship assistance to worthy students.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Association Scholarship. Established in 1998 by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Association to provide financial assistance to students based on academic excellence.

Floyd A. and Rita Sue Barnett Scholarship. Established in 1994 from a trust agreement (1989) of Floyd and Rita Sue Barnett for scholarships for students who are academically well-qualified and financially deserving.

Dr. Frederick Barry Scholarship. Established in 2009 through the estate of Dr. Frederick Barry for medical student education.

The Dr. Joseph A. and Helene H. Bauer Scholarship. Created in 1987 by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Bauer to provide scholarship support to academically well-qualified and financially deserving medical students.

Edward Baumhardt Scholarship. Established in 2014 through the estate Dr. Edward Earl Baumhardt.

William L. Becker, MD Scholarships. Established in 2012 by Dr. William Becker, MD ’87 and awarded based on financial need.

Albert G. Blanke, Jr. Endowed Scholarship. Established by a generous gift in 1982, the fund provides scholarship assistance for deserving students in the School of Medicine.

Dr. John A. Bowers Scholarship Fund. Established through the estate of Dr. and Mrs. John Bowers. The scholarship is awarded based on need.

Warren Bowersox, MD Scholarship Fund. Established in 2005 by Mrs. Warren Bowersox in memory of her husband, who was a member of the MD class of 1943, to support scholarships.

Isabel Valle Brookings Scholarship. Established in 1957 by Isabel Valle Brookings (Mrs. Robert S.) for scholarships and loans in the School of Medicine.

The Seymour Brown, MD and Rose Tropp Brown Scholarship. Established by the estate of Dr. Seymour and Mrs. Rose Tropp Brown.

Jane Stewart and Robert S. Brua, MD Scholarship Fund. Established in 1996 through the generosity of Dr. Brua.

The Bruce Family Scholarship. Established in 2012 by Robert and Suzanne Bruce to commemorate three generations of physicians: Helen L. Bruce, MD; her son, Robert M. Bruce, MD; and her grandson, Carl T. Bruce, Washington University School of Medicine, Class of 2015.

Robert W. Butcher, MD Scholarship. Established in 2012 by an anonymous donor.

Ruth Elizabeth Calkins Scholarship Fund. Established by Dr. Delevan Calkins in honor of his granddaughter.

Dr. Richard Brookings and Mr. Robert Carter Medical School Scholarship. Established through a bequest of Robert S. Brookings.

Gilbert L. Chamberlain, MD Scholarship Fund. Created in 1971 by Dr. Gilbert L. Chamberlain to be used to aid worthy students in acquiring their medical education.

Cecil M. Charles – Nu Sigma Nu Medical Student Scholarship Fund. Established by the Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity in memory of Dr. Charles.

Tien Hsin Cheng, MD Endowed Scholarship in Medicine. Established in 2007 by Dr. Tien Hsin Cheng, MD ’76, for deserving medical students with financial need.

Dr. Kehar S. Chouke Loan. Established by the estate of Dr. Kehar Singh Chouké.

Class of 1945 Scholarship. Established by the alumni from the Class of 1945 in honor of their 45th reunion.

Class of 1954 Scholarship In Memory of Dan Nathans. Established in 2000 by the alumni from the Class of 1954 in memory of their classmate, Daniel Nathans, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1978. Members of the Nathans family also contributed to the establishment of the fund.

Class of 1956 Scholarship. Established in 1996 by members of the Class of 1956 in honor of their 40th reunion.

Class of 1959 50th Reunion Scholarship. Established in 2008 by members of the Class of 1959 in honor of their 50th reunion.

Class of 1960 Scholarship. Established in 2010 by the members of the Class of 1960 in honor of their 50th reunion.

Class of 1961 Scholarship. Established in 2001 by the members of the Class of 1961.

Class of 1964 Scholarship. Established in 1993 by the alumni from the Class of 1964 to support scholarships.

Class of 1968 Scholarship. Established in 1998 by the alumni from the Class of 1968 in honor of their 30th reunion to support student scholarships.

Class of 1969 Scholarship. Established in 1994 by members of the Class of 1969 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1970 Scholarship. Established in 1996 by members of the Class of 1970 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1971 Scholarship. Established in 1999 by members of the Class of 1971 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1972 Scholarship. Established in 1999 by members of the Class of 1972 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1973 Scholarship. Established in 2000 by members of the Class of 1973 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1974 Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Jonathan Mann. Established in 2002 by members of the Class of 1974 for their 25th reunion and to honor the memory of their classmate, Dr. Jonathan Mann, a pioneering AIDS researcher, who died in the Swissair Flight 111 accident in 1998.

Class of 1975 Scholarship. Established in 2000 by members of the Class of 1975 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1976 Scholarship. Established in 2000 by members of the Class of 1976 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1977 Scholarship. Established in 2002 by members of the Class of 1977 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1978 Scholarship. Established in 2002 by members of the Class of 1978 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1979 Scholarship. Established in 2003 by members of the Class of 1979 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1980 Scholarship. Established in 2004 by members of the Class of 1980 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1981 Scholarship. Established in 2005 by members of the Class of 1981 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1982 Scholarship. Established in 2006 by members of the Class of 1982 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1983 Scholarship. Established in 2007 by members of the Class of 1983 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1984 Scholarship. Established in 2008 by members of the Class of 1984 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Class of 1985 Scholarship. Established in 2016 by members of the Class of 1985.

Class of 1986 Scholarship. Established in 2011 by members of the Class of 1986 in honor of their 25th reunion.

Grace Strong Coburn Scholarship. Created in 1962 through the bequest of Mrs. Grace Strong Coburn for scholarships in the School of Medicine.

Jack W. Cole, MD Scholarship Fund. Established in 2002 by Mrs. Ruth Kraft Cole, in memory of her late husband, a 1944 graduate of WUSM, and to recognize Dr. Cole’s deep appreciation for the education he received. Preference will be given to a student pursuing a career in academic medicine.

T. Griswold Comstock Scholarships. Established under the will of Marilla E. Comstock for students who would otherwise be unable to obtain a medical education.

Robert Emmet Connor Family Scholarship Fund. Established in 2010 by Dr. Robert Connor in appreciation for the medical education he received at Washington University.

Clark and Mildred Cox Scholarship for Women. Established in 1998 with a donation from the Clark Cox Trust.

Arpad Csapo, MD Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1982 by Elise Csapo in memory of her husband, and by his friends and colleagues to provide assistance for students who have shown promise in fields relating to reproductive medicine.

William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholars Program. Established in 1998 in honor of Chancellor Danforths retirement. The Scholarship recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic promise and a record of community service that reflects Dr. Danforths values and actions.

Harriet Arey and John D. Davidson Scholarship. Established in 2000 by Harriet Arey and John D. Davidson for scholarships in the School of Medicine.

Davie Family Endowed Scholarship. Established by Joseph Davie, MD ’68, and his family to support scholarships for deserving medical students.

Paul H. and Ruth K. DeBruine Endowed Scholarship. Established in 1994 by Dr. and Mrs. Paul DeBruine in honor of his 35th medical school reunion to provide scholarship support to academically well-qualified and financially deserving medical students.

The Melvin DeHovitz Scholarship. Established by the estate of Mr. DeHovitz in honor of his mother, Jeanette DeHovitz.

Distinguished Alumni Scholarship. These scholarships are made available by generous donations from our alumni. The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association Executive Council names the scholarships for alumni each year to honor their outstanding contributions and leadership.

Distinguished Faculty Scholarship. These scholarships are for students who have challenged themselves and excelled academically, demonstrated leadership, engaged in or shown a commitment to community service, demonstrated their commitment to bringing diverse people together, and enhanced service to disadvantaged groups. In addition, it links each of the scholarship recipients with a faculty mentor who has contributed to the diversity of the medical school.

Distinguished Student Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to students who are selected primarily on the basis of merit (demonstrated superior intellectual and personal achievements, and an assessment of the applicant’s character, attitude, motivation, and maturity.)

Dr. Charles Drabkin Scholarship. Created in 1964 to provide financial assistance to medical students.

Hazel B. Duncan Scholarship Fund. Established in 2003 through the bequest of Hazel B. Duncan, NU ’26.

Eichner-Dominguez Family Scholarship. Established in 2005 by Lora Eichner, MD ’93, to make it easier for students to attend medical school.

Dr. Howard Eisen and Dr. Judith Wolf Scholarship. Established in 2013 by Dr. Howard Eisen and Dr. Judith Wolf, who both completed their residencies at Washington University School of Medicine. Provides support to medical students based on need or merit.

Dr. and Mrs. Max Elliott Scholarship. Established in 2000 by Dr. Elliott, MD ’64, to assist medical students.

Robert B. Fickel, DDS Scholarship Fund. Established by a 1941 graduate of Washington University School of Dental Medicine.

Carl Fisch Scholarship Fund. Created in memory of Dr. Fisch by his daughter, Marguerite F. Blackmer. Provides support to students who demonstrate financial need.

Flance Medical Scientist Traineeship. Established in honor of faculty member and alumnus I. Jerome Flance, MD ’35 by the Harry Edison Foundation for support of a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program.

Ann Randolph Flipse, MD Scholarship in Medicine. Established in 2007 by Dr. Ann Randolph Flipse to support deserving medical students with a preference for students whose undergraduate degree was in English, history, philosophy, music, arts or a graduate degree in the humanities.

George F. Gill Scholarship in Pediatrics. Instituted in memory of a former clinical professor of pediatrics.

Helen H. Glaser Scholarship for Women Medical Students. Established in 1999 by Robert J. Glaser, M.D., emeritus trustee and former faculty member, in memory of his wife, Helen H. Glaser, MD ’47.

Anne T. and Carl Goetsch Scholarship. This fund was established in 2003 through the bequest of Dr. Anne T. Goetsch, MD ’41, HS44, and Dr. Carl Goetsch, HS ’43, to support medical students.

Norman M. and Eleanor H. Gross Scholarship Fund. Established in 2001 through a bequest from Mr. Gross to provide financial assistance to qualified medical students.

Paul H. and Lila L. Guttman Scholarship Fund. Established in 1976 to provide financial assistance to qualified medical students.

Paul O. and Nancy P. Hagemann Scholarship Fund. Established by Dr. and Mrs. Hagemann to assist academically well-qualified students with documented financial need.

Donald R. and Mary N. Harkness Family Scholarship. Established in 2004 by Drs. Donald and Mary Harkness, both MD ’58,  in memory of their daughter, Laurel, MD ’86.

Lee B. and Virginia G. Harrison Scholarship. Established in 1996 for scholarships for students who intend to pursue a career in internal medicine or family practice. Dr. Harrison was a 1927 graduate of the School of Medicine.

Thomas James Hartford, Jr. Scholarship. Established in 2008. Priority is given to a medical student who is considering a career in health administration.

Harvielle-Bailey Scholarship for Medicine or Surgery. Established in 1970 under the will of Miss Isabel Bailey Harvielle as a memorial to Dr. Charles Poplin Harvielle and Dr. Steele Bailey, Jr., alumni of the School.

Ronald C. and Nell W. Hertel Endowed Scholarship for the School of Medicine. Established in 1995 and endowed in 2005 in memory of Mrs. Nell Hertel to provide financial aid to medical students.

Raymond F. Holden, Jr. and Gertrude K. Holden Scholarship. Established in 2009 by the Estate of Dr. Raymond F. Holden, Jr., MD ’33, to provide scholarship support to medical students.

Allan O. and Doris M. Holtzman Scholarship. Established by Dr. David and Mrs. Tracy Holtzman in honor of Dr. Holtzman’s parents.

Donald J. Horsh Scholarship. Established in 1985 to honor Dr. Donald J. Horsh, former Associate Professor and Deputy Director for the Health Administration Program. Provides support to medical students.

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Y. (Yueh-Gin Gung) Hu Scholarship. Established in 2002 to provide a scholarship to medical students.

Dr. Grace Huse Memorial Fund. Provides scholarship awards for deserving Washington University medical students.

Justan Icks Scholarship. Established in 2008 by anonymous donor to support students with high academic achievement.

Jackson Johnson Scholarship. Provided through a bequest in 1930 from Jackson Johnson.

Dr. Lorraine A. Johnsrud Scholarship. Established in 1983 as a memorial to Lorraine from her classmates, friends, and family to assist deserving medical students in the funding of their medical expenses.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation – Medical Century Club Scholarship Endowment. Following the foundation’s generous gift in 1980 for medical student scholarships, the Medical Century Club accepted the challenge to raise new scholarship funds to match an additional gift from the foundation.

Jay and Ronnie Kaiser Endowed Scholarship. Established in 2004 by Dr. Jay Kaiser, MD ’72, and Mrs. Ronnie Kaiser in appreciation of the financial aid Dr. Kaiser received as a student and to provide support for medical students.

George D. Kettelkamp Scholarship. Established in 1969 by Mrs. Kettelkamp in memory of her husband, an alumnus of the School of Medicine.

M. Kenton King, MD Scholarship. Created by the Executive Faculty to honor Dr. King at the time of his retirement in 1989 as Dean of the School of Medicine after having served in that position for 25 years.

Saulo Klahr Endowed Scholarship. Established in 2010 by Mrs. M. Carol Klahr in memory of her husband, Dr. Saulo Klahr, a WUSM professor of kidney disease for 46 years, to provide scholarship support to medical students.

Ira J. Kodner Scholarship. Established in 2014 to honor Dr. Ira Kodner, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery.

Albert F. Koetter, MD Scholarship Fund. Established in 1978 by Mrs. Stella Koetter Darrow in memory of her father, an alumnus and former faculty member of the School of Medicine.

Nicholas T.  Kouchoukos, MD ’61 and Judith B. Kouchoukos Scholarship. Established in 2011 by Dr. Nicholas T. and Mrs. Judith B. Kouchoukos, to provide scholarship support to medical students.

Helen Hoerr Kurtz Endowed Scholarship in the School of Medicine. Established by the estate of Mrs. Helen Hoerr Kurtz.

Anne L. Lehmann Scholarship Fund. Established in 1983 to grant continued scholarship support to medical students.

Life Insurance Medical Scholarship Fund. Created in 1972 from residual funds in the Life Insurance Medical Research Fund. Scholarship support isnow awarded to students in the MD degree program.

Maude L. Lindsey Memorial Scholarships. Created in 1976 to assist students in the School of Medicine.

John R. Lionberger, Jr. Medical Scholarship Endowment Fund. Created in 1982 by Dr. John R. Lionberger to be used to aid worthy students in acquiring their medical education.

E.A. Marquard Memorial Student Scholarship. Established in 1994 from the E. Alfred Marquard Memorial Student Loan Fund to provide scholarships for deserving medical students.

Alma Mavis Scholarship. Created in 1988 under the will of Alma Mavis to assist students intending to practice family medicine.

Eliza McMillan Scholarship. Provides assistance to young women in any of several schools of the University to secure an education.

Medical Alumni Scholarship Fund. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Edith and Martin Meltzer Scholarship. Established in 2004 by the Meltzer Family Foundation to honor Dr. Gerald Meltzer’s MD ’63, parents, who established the foundation.

Dr. Charles Miller, Jr. and Florence Noland Miller Scholarship. Established in 2014 to support medical students.

Roy B. and Viola R. Miller Memorial Fund. Created in 1963 through the bequest of Roy B. Miller to provide scholarships for medical students.

The Warren S. and Dorothy J. Miller Scholarship Fund. Established in 1982 through the bequest of Dorothy J. Miller to provide scholarships for any students engaged in studies leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

Joseph J. and Ernesta G. Mira Scholarship Fund. Established in 1988 by Dr. and Mrs. Mira to provide assistance to students from the Alton, Illinois area. Available to others when there are no students from the Alton/Madison County area.

George and Elizabeth Ann Neilson Scholarship. Established by the estate of George and Elizabeth Neilson.

David and Janine Nelson Scholarship in Medicine. Established in 2011 by Dr. David Nelson, a 1963 graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, and his wife, Janine.

Nancy S. Newlin, MD and Henry H. Newlin, JD Scholarship Fund. Established by Dr. Newlin and her late husband.

Norland Endowed Scholarship. Established in 2015 by Dr. Charles C. Norland, a 1959 graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, and Mrs. Dorothy Norland.

Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships for Women. Provides for annual financial support to female graduates of an undergraduate institution in the United States in any of several disciplines. Application deadline is February 1.

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Fellowships. Created in an effort to help fill the continuing shortage of physicians who pursue careers in biomedical research, the awards are primarily for students in the Medical Scientist Training Program.

Dr. Roy W. Osterkamp Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 2003 by Mrs. Linda Osterkamp Desloge and Mrs. Lila Osterkamp Haberberger, in memory of their father, Dr. Roy W. Osterkamp, DE ’36. Preference will be given to a student pursuing a career in a medical field related to dental medicine, such as maxillo-facial surgery.  If no student shares this interest, it will be awarded based on need.

F. Thomas Ott (MD ’65) and Mary Miller Ott (MSN ’68) Scholarship. Established in 2010 by Dr. F. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Miller Ott to provide scholarship support to medical students.

Dr. Sidney F. (Class of ’29) and Dora K. Pakula Scholarship. Established in 2001 by Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Pakula in memory of Dr. Pakula’s parents to support student scholarships.

Mary Langston Parker Scholarship. Established in 2014 by The Parker Family  to honor Dr. Mary Langston Parker, MD53, Professor Emerita of Preventive Medicine and past director of Student Health Services.

William B. Parker Scholarship. Established in 1976 by the School of Medicine in honor of William B. Parker’s 51 years of service.

The Robert W. and Elise Hampton Parsons Scholarship Fund. Established in 2014 by Dr. Robert W. Prasons, MD54, to support medical students.

William A. Peck, MD Scholars in Medicine. Established in 2002 to recognize Dr. Peck’s 14 years of service to the Medical Center and Washington University community. University trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends honored Dr. Peck with gifts to this scholarship.

Peterson Group Scholarship. Established in 2014 by Peterson Group to provide financial support to medical students.

Philpott Family Scholarship. Established in 1995 by the Philpott family to provide support for medical students with financial need and excellent academic achievement.

Pi Beta Phi – Charles Ruggieri Scholarship Fund. Established in 1985 by the Washington University Alumni of the Pi Beta Phi medical fraternity to honor Charles Ruggieri and to assist deserving medical students enrolled in Washington University School of Medicine with the funding of their medical education.

The Virginia Keck, George M. (M.D. ’32) and George K. (M.D. ’64) Powell Medical Student Scholarship Fund. Established in 1984 by Mrs. George M. Powell in grateful appreciation for the medical education provided to her husband and son by Washington University School of Medicine, which so positively affected the lives of the Powell families.

Henry and Louise Reller Scholarship. To be given to medical students in the name of the parents of Louise Reller.

Gennaro Resta Scholarship. Established in 2014 by Dr. Regina M. Resta (Class of 1985) and Dr. Michael A. Kolodziej (Class of 1984) to honor Dr. Resta’s father.

Lyman K. Richardson, MD Scholarship Fund. Established in 1993 by Mrs. Ellen Richardson to provide scholarship support to medical students.

John E. Rittmann Scholarship. Established in 2015 by Dr. John E. Rittman, a 1962 graduate of Washington University School of Medicine.

Samuel Jennings Roberts Scholarship Fund. Created to provide scholarships for any students engaged in study leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

Robert Allen Roblee Scholarship Fund. Established in 1948 through a gift of Mrs. Joseph H. Roblee for students in the School of Medicine.

Thomas W. and Elizabeth J. Rucker Scholarship Fund. Created in 1956 through the bequest of Eugenia I. Rucker, in memory of her mother and father.

J. Max Rukes Scholarship Fund. Established in 1987, the fund provides scholarship support to deserving medical school students, with a preference for those who are interested in endocrinology.

Joseph H. Scharf Scholarship Fund. Provided in 1949 through the bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Scharf.

Robert G. and Maxine W. Scheibe Scholarship. Established in 1999 by Robert G. Scheibe, a 1960 Washington University graduate who also received his medical degree here in 1964 and his wife, Maxine, who is a 1966 graduate of the Washington University School of Nursing.

William H. and Ella M. Schewe Scholarship. Established to provide financial assistance to worthy students in the medical school.

Dr. David Schlessinger Endowed Scholarship. Created in 2006 by Dr. Dan Longo in honor of his mentor, Dr. Schlessinger, who was a Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Professor of Genetics and Professor of Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Gustav and Mrs. Miriam Schonfeld Scholarship. Established in 2010 by Dr. Gustav and Mrs. Miriam Schonfeld to support medical students. Dr. Schonfeld, MD60, was past chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and physician-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Edna Schrick, MD Scholarship Fund. Established in 1992 by Dr. Schrick to provide scholarship support.

Mordecai E. Schwartz Endowed Scholarship. Established in 2006 by Dr. Mary R. Schwartz, Dr. David Cech and Alexander I. Schwartz in memory of their father, who was committed to the training of future physicians.

Edward L. Schweich Scholarship. Established in 2010 by Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Schweich, in memory of Edward L. Schweich, for medical student scholarship support.

Senior Merit Scholarship. Established by an anonymous alumnus of the School of Medicine, it provides a scholarship to a senior student who has earned a distinguished record of academic and personal achievements during the first three years in the medical school.

Charlie W. Shaeffer, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund. Established in 2008 by Charlie Shaeffer (MD ’64) and his wife, Claire, for medical students, based on academic merit and/or financial need.

Dr. John B. Shapleigh Scholarship Fund. Established in 1926 through the bequest of Dr. John B. Shapleigh and supplemented by contributions from Mrs. Shapleigh and Miss Margaret Shapleigh.

Alexander Balridge Shaw Scholarship Fund. Created in 1958 through the bequest of Roy A. Shaw in memory of his father, Dr. Alexander Balridge Shaw.

William T. Shearer and Lynn Des Prez Diversity Scholarship. Created by William T. Shearer, MD ’70, and his wife, Lynn Des Prez. Scholarships are awarded with a preference for under-represented students.

Dr. Edward Hiroshi Shigeoka Scholarship Fund. Created in 1988 by Dorothy F. Shigeoka in memory of her husband, Dr. Edward Hiroshi Shigeoka, to help disadvantaged and deserving students pursue their careers in medicine.

Ernie Simms Scholarship Fund. Founded in 1984 by friends, colleagues and former students of Professor Simms in recognition of his contributions to scholarly research and teaching in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Dr. and Mrs. Vergil N. Slee Endowed Scholarship Fund. Established in 2012 through a bequest from 1941 graduate of the School of Medicine, Dr. Vergil N. Slee and his wife.

Stanley B. Smith, MD Scholarship. Established in 2001 in memory of Samuel and Dora Smith, Dr. Smith’s parents, to support student scholarships.

Dr. Dwight H. Stone Scholarship. Established by Mr. Dwayne Stone in honor of his brother, Dr. Dwight H. Stone, a 1959 graduate of the School of Medicine.

Beulah B. Strickling Scholarship Fund. Established in 1960 with a bequest from Mrs. Beulah B. Strickling.

Marleah Hammond Strominger Scholarship. Established in 1971 by Donald Strominger, MD and supported by family and friends of Marleah Hammond Strominger. The recipient shall be a motivated student with need for financial assistance.

Mary and Ernst Stuehrk Scholarship Fund. Established in 1987 to assist medical students with documented financial need.

Edwin H. and Virginia M. Terrill Scholarship Fund. Established in 1964 with the bequest of Dr. Edwin H. Terrill, an alumnus.

Betty L. Thompson Scholarship Endowment. Established in 2001 by Anthony Thompson, in honor of his mother, Betty.

Mildred Trotter Scholarship Fund. For students with documented financial need, the fund was established in 1979 by Dr. and Mrs. Paul Guttman, and supplemented by former students of Dr. Trotter, as a tribute to her many years of teaching in the Department of Anatomy.

Hiromu Tsuchiya Scholarship Fund. Created to provide scholarships in the School of Medicine.

Tuholske-Jonas-Tuholske Medical Scholarship Fund. Established in 1974 by Rose T. Jonas in memory of her father, husband and brother. The recipient shall be a senior student preparing to enter the field of surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, or internal medicine.

Cornelia Van Prooyen, MD Scholarship Fund. Established in 1987, the fund provides scholarship support and other financial assistance to female medical students.

George S. and Aspasia N. Vellios Scholarship. Established by Frank Vellios, MD ’46, in honor of his parents. Scholarships are awarded to deserving medical students with financial need.

Louis H. Waltke and Marie Waltke Memorial Fund for Medical Education. Created in 1984 to provide scholarships and fellowships at the School of Medicine.

Dr. Robert A. Weiss Scholarship. Established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Weiss.

George and Irene Wolf Medical Scholarship Fund. Established by the donors to benefit students in the School of Medicine.

Pamela F. Gallin Yablon, MD Scholarship. Established in 2008 by Dr. Pamela F. Gallin Yablon and Mr. Leonard H. Yablon to support medical students.

Dr. Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Scholarship Fund. Established in 2002 by the children of Dr. and Mrs. Yanow to honor the memory of their parents and to provide support for deserving medical students.

George Zografakis Memorial Scholarship Fund. Created by the family and friends of Dr. Zografakis, a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Loan funds

Auer-Rosenfeld Memorial Loan Fund. Established by Mrs. Elizabeth Auer to be used for educational loans to students.

Dr. John C. Boetto Loan Fund. Established in 1993 by a bequest from Mrs. Josephine D. Boetto as a memorial to her son to provide loans for deserving medical students.

Otto W. Brandhorst Loan Fund. Created in 1985 by the estate of Fern Crawford. This fund supports loans to students in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Harold A. Budke Loan. Established in 1998 to provide financial assistance to needy and deserving medical students.

Harold A. Budke, MD, Loan Fund II. Established in 2001 with a bequest from the estate of Etta Elise Wedemeyer to provide loans to needy and deserving female students who will practice family medicine, internal medicine or obstetrics-gynecology medicine.

Class of 1947 Loan Fund. Established in 1996 by members of the class of 1947 in honor of their 50th reunion.

Jess K. Goldberg Memorial Loan Fund by Ophelia H. Kooden and Violet G. Sachs. Created in 1970 to provide zero-interest loans for medical students in memory of the donors’ brother who passed away while attending medical school.

Health Professions Student Loan Fund. Established by federal legislation for medical students with a demonstrated financial need. Loans are available for long terms at favorable rates.

William Randolph Hearst Medical Scholars Loan Fund. In 1989, the Hearst Foundation provided funding for a new and innovative loan program which provides interest-free loans to students in their last year of study.

Ursula Hecker Loan Fund. Established in 1967 by a bequest from Ursula Lee Hecker for the use and benefit of worthy, deserving and needy medical students.

Kathy E. Holden Loan Fund. Established by Mrs. Roland Holden and the Roland and Ruby Holden Foundation in honor of her granddaughter, Kathy E. Holden, and in recognition of W. Edwin Dodson, MD, to support loans to deserving medical students.

Horncrest Foundation — School of Medicine Loan Fund. In 1982, the trustees of the Horncrest Foundation approved a proposal on behalf of the School of Medicine to match up to a generous annual cap for five year loan funds solicited by the School. The campaign was extremely successful and now provides loan funds to students with documented financial need.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation Loan Fund. Provides financial assistance to medical students in need of such aid.

Gustel and Edith H. Kiewitt Scholarship Loan Fund. Provides loan funds for medical students.

Medical Scholars Loan Program. Established in 1985 by members of the William Greenleaf Eliot Society, this fund provides an interest-free source of long-term student loans. Annual contributions from alumni and friends support this perpetual and growing resource upon which current and future medical students will draw.

George W. Merck Memorial Loan Fund. Established in 1959 by The Merck Company Foundation, the original purpose of the loan was modified in 1983 to provide loans to graduating students which would help bridge the transition from student to resident physician.

Edward F. Musgrave Loan Fund. Established in 1981 by Mrs. Jeannette L. Musgrave. The fund supports medical student loans.

Dr. Lloyd L. Penn and Goldie H. Penn Student Loan. Dr. Penn, MD ’33 established the fund in 1977 to aid well-qualified and deserving students.

Perkins Student Loan. A federal program (formerly National Direct Student Loan) to provide loans to students with financial need. Permits repayment over an extended period at a favorable interest rate.

Dr. William C. and Elva Pratt Loan Fund. Established in 1982 for medical students with demonstrated financial need.

G.H. Reinhardt Memorial Scholarship Loan Fund. Established in 1947 through the bequest of G. H. Reinhardt.

Aline Rixman Loan Fund. Created in 1940 by William Rixman in memory of his wife, the fund is used to alleviate unexpected financial emergencies of medical students.

James L. and Dorothy Rouner Loan Fund. Established in 1997 by Dr. James and Mrs. Dorothy Rouner to be used for medical students pursuing a career in primary care–general internal medicine.

Caroline O. Schlesinger Loan Fund. Established in 1969 to provide financial support for medical students.

School of Medicine Student Loan Fund. Established to make loans to students with documented financial needs.

Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association Loan Fund. Provides emergency loans to medical students.

The Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Loan Fund. Established in 1993 by Mrs. Edith L. Wolff to provide loans to students with demonstrated financial need who are in their final year of study for the Doctor of Medicine degree.