A limited number of scholarships is available. These may be awarded to students who demonstrate high scholastic potential or achievement and who have need for financial assistance. These scholarships are administered by the Office of Student Affairs and Records. They are awarded by the Dean upon the recommendation of a committee of the faculty.
The Medical Alumni Association Scholarships—These scholarships are supported by alumni funds. The medical alumni, to date, have contributed over $50,000 to this activity. These funds, derived from alumni generosity, are maintained in a sequestrated principal trust deposited with the LSU Foundation. Earnings from the trust are distributed annually.
The Vaughn Scholar Fund—Through the generosity of a grateful graduate of the School of Medicine, Dr. Cecil Cyrus Vaughn of the Class of 1958, a scholarship was established in 1982. The students supported by this fund will receive the proceeds during the second, third and fourth year of medical school. The award is made to a sophomore of high academic standing who has definite financial need.
The Fred Allison, Jr., MD, Scholarship—This scholarship was established by friends and former house officers of Dr. Allison upon his retirement from the School of Medicine in 1987. Dr. Allison served for 19 years as the Edgar Hull MD Alumni Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student of exceptional promise and true financial need.
The Class of 1958 Silver Anniversary Scholarship Fund—At its twenty fifth anniversary reunion in 1983, the Class of 1958 established a scholarship in the name of the class. Earnings from this fund will be used to award partial scholarships to two needy medical students in good academic standing.
The Sherman Memorial Scholarship Fund—Mrs. Morris Sherman, widow of the late Dr. Sherman, a 1940 graduate of the School of Medicine, has established a scholarship fund in the name of her husband. Proceeds from the fund will be awarded on an annual basis to an unmarried student who has completed the Sophomore year in good standing and has true financial need. The scholarship is given in recognition of the gratitude that Dr. Sherman held for his education in the LSU System and acknowledges the generous financial aid that he received ``in the midst of the great depression.''
The Sidney F. Guyol and Jay Guyol Chetta Endowed Scholarship Fund—This endowed scholarship fund was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Jay G. Chetta, a 1948 graduate of the School of Medicine and her sons, Dr. Sidney G. Chetta, a 1977 graduate and Dr. Marc A. Chetta, a 1978 graduate. With this scholarship, Dr. Jay G. Chetta honors her father, the late Sidney F. Guyol; and her sons, Sidney and Marc honor their mother. Proceeds from the scholarship will be awarded to a needy Sophomore medical student who is academically sound, of high moral and ethical standards, and who fulfills certain other scholarship requirements.
The James Alexander Thom III Scholarship—This scholarship, valued at $2,000 per year, is made possible by gifts of the family of Dr. James Alexander Thom III of Baton Rouge, a member of the Graduating Class of 1942 of the School of Medicine, and is awarded to a medical student on the basis of scholarship and evidence of need, to be determined by the Office of Student Affairs and Records.
The William Wesley Frye Memorial Scholarship—This scholarship, supported by the scholarship fund of the Medical Alumni Association, has been designated in honor of the late Dr. William W. Frye, (1903-1975), Dean of the School of Medicine from 1949-1966 and Chancellor of the Medical Center from 1966-1969. This scholarship is awarded to a student in the School of Medicine who has demonstrated high scholastic potential and who has need of financial assistance.
The Edgar Hull Scholarship—An alumnus of the School of Medicine, Dr. Julius H. Mullins of Baton Rouge, a member of the Graduating Class of 1936, has provided a scholarship to be awarded annually to a first year student who has demonstrated high scholastic potential and has need of financial assistance. This scholarship has been designated in honor of the late Dr. Edgar Hull, formerly professor and Head of the Department of Medicine, and associate dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Hull was a member of the active faculty from the time the School opened, until 1966, when he was appointed Dean of the School of Medicine in Shreveport.
The Clay E. Easterly, MD, Memorial Scholarship—This scholarship was established, in 1988, by Mrs. Easterly in her husband's memory. It is also supported by donations from his children, relatives, friends and colleagues. Dr. Easterly was a surgeon in Gulfport, MS, and a 1941 graduate of LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. The scholarship is awarded annually to a first year student who shows considerable promise and is in need of financial assistance.
The Harry Shaheen, MC, Scholarship—In honor of his father and as a gift to him on Father's Day, Louis Shaheen established the Harry Shaheen, MD Scholarship. Dr. Shaheen, a family physician in DeQuincy, LA, and a 1960 graduate of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, matched his son's contribution. Any medical student in need of financial assistance is eligible to receive this annual scholarship.
The Seese-Voors Scholarship—This scholarship was established by their colleagues to honor the memory of Harry L. Seese, MD, a 1958 graduate of the LSU Medical School New Orleans and Antonie W. Voors, MD, DPH. Dr. Seese was an Assistant Professor and a cardiologist in the Department of Medicine; and Dr. Voors was a Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. The annual scholarship is given to any deserving medical student with financial need.
Henry and Delia Selby Merit Scholarship—This scholarship, established in 1990, is named for and funded by Henry Selby, MD, a 1943 graduate of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and his wife. It was the first full-tuition scholarship awarded by the School and the first scholarship based solely on academic merit rather than financial need. Dr. Selby is a radiologist in New York City. This annual scholarship is given to a promising incoming first year student.
Dr. Lynn Churchill Hartman Scholarship—This is the second full-tuition scholarship based solely on academic merit rather than financial need established at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Fred Hartman established the scholarship in honor of his late wife, a 1946 graduate of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. The scholarship is awarded annually to a promising incoming first year female medical student.
The Southern Medical Association Medical Student Scholarship—The Southern Medical Association makes available $1,000 annually to the School of Medicine for the purpose of providing assistance to first year students, particularly those of superior abilities.
The Kellogg Endowment Fund Scholarship—Two scholarships are sponsored by the Kellogg Endowment Fund and are awarded annually to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are in need of financial assistance.
The Timothy Ware Schurtz Memorial Scholarship—This award has been established by the family and friends of Timothy Ware Schurtz who was an outstanding student in the Class of 1978 prior to his death. The scholarship is to provide support for a deserving Sophomore student who is selected on the basis of scholarship, character and financial need.
The Medical Center Minority Scholarships for Cultural Diversity—Each year scholarships are provided for qualified minority students pursuing a professional career in the field of medicine. These scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis provided the student remains in good academic standing. Students are selected on the basis of financial need and scholarship.
Potential applicants for any of the scholarship funds should contact the Office of Student Affairs and Records for further details regarding eligibility.
The George J. Waguespack/Arlie E. Ogle Memorial Scholarship—established by Dr. Richard W. Waguespack, a 1975 graduate of the Medical School, and his wife, Carolyn, in memory of their fathers. The scholarship will be awarded to any student in the School of Medicine who is academically sound in financial need.
The Charlene Baker Memorial Scholarship—established by Dr. David G. Baker, a 1976 graduate of this Medical School, in memory of his wife. The scholarship will be awarded to any student who is academically sound and in financial need.
Hotel Dieu Medical Staff—when Hotel Dieu Hospital was sold to the state the medical staff donated it reserves to a number of entities including the LSU School of Medicine for the establishment of a scholarship fund.
The St. Claude Foundation Scholarships—are from funds donated by a group of alumni who once owned St. Claude General Hospital. When the hospital was sold the profits were donated to a foundation and proceeds are used to fund medical and nursing scholarships.