Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

University of Mississippi

HPAO Departmental Scholarships

Students registered with the Health Professions Advising Office will receive an invitation each spring semester to apply for these scholarships to support their student the following academic year.  The deadline is in late March. For more information, contact the Health Professions Advising Office at hpao@olemiss.edu.

 

Scholarships for Students Pursuing Dentistry    

THE JOSEPH M. BYNUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This endowment was established to assist students pursuing a career in dentistry.  The recipient must be a graduate of the University of Mississippi, a Mississippi resident, and must attend the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.  Students with other tuition-based scholarships cannot receive the Bynum Memorial scholarship. This one-time scholarship may be awarded up to $2000.

Dr. Joseph Medicus Bynum, Jr. (1876- 1955) a native of Booneville, MS, received his  B.A. from UM in 1898 from the school of Science, Literature and Arts and was granted his license to practice medicine in 1901.

 

THE JOHN E. RAY SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient must be a full-time student attending the University of MS and study in one of the following fields (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Mathematics) while pursuing a career in medicine. The scholarship will be awarded up to the amount of $4000.

This endowment was established in 1999 by Dr. John E. Ray. Dr. JOHN E. RAY (1922-2006), a native of Hinkle Creek, MS lived in New Orleans for 43 years. He was a graduate of UM & Northwestern Univ. Med School & served in the US Army in the Korean War. Dr. Ray was a former Department Head of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Ochsner Medical Institutions and Professor of Surgery at Tulane University.

 

 

Scholarships for Students Pursuing Medicine    

THE DR. HUGH BATEMAN SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient will be a full-time student attending the University of Mississippi (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who plans to pursue a career in medicine. The scholarship may be awarded for up to $2000.

This scholarship fund was established in 2014 to honor Dr. Hugh Bateman (1937-2015), a native of Franklinton, LA, who received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Univ. of Southern Miss. In the fall of 1970, Dr. Bateman became Coordinator of Clinical Services in the Dept. of Speech and Hearing (now Communicative Disorders) at UM, then chair of that department, becoming Assistant Dean of Lib. Arts for health related professions advisement in1985, and leaving UM in 1988.  In his later years he served as a research advocate for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), offering his advice, meeting with many who had just been diagnosed and offering encouragement and hope.

 

THE BENNETT SCHOALRSHIP FOR FUTURE PHYSICIANS

The recipient will be full-time entering freshmen at the University of MS who plans to pursue a career in medicine from Tupelo, MS (Graduates of Tupelo High School, Tupelo Christian Preparatory School, and Home Schooled students who qualify). Preference is given to Mississippi residents and student must be recommended by the Health Professions Advisor. The scholarship will be awarded up to $1000 for eight semesters. The Health Professions Advising Office will select the recipients and monitor their progress.

This endowment was established in 2004 by Bob Bennett and The University of Mississippi.  First preference for recipients will be full-time entering freshman from Tupelo, MS (graduates of Tupelo High School, Tupelo Christian or any home schooled students from Tupelo who qualify) who are preparing for a vocation as a physician. If there are no incoming freshman from Tupelo pursuing a career as a physician, a current rising junior from Tupelo, MS who is pursuing a physician vocation may receive the scholarship. Recipients may retain the scholarship for up to 8 semesters for incoming freshman or 4 semesters for rising juniors provided they continue to pursue a vocation as a physician and maintain a GPA that will qualify them for this program/curriculum.

 

THE JOHN C. CULLEY & NINA SOMERVILLE CULLEY (1897-1965) MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This endowment was established in 1968 to assist students pursuing a career in medicine.   The recipient must be a graduate of The University of Mississippi, a Mississippi resident and must attend the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Students with other tuition-based scholarships cannot receive the Culley Memorial scholarship. This scholarship may be awarded up to $2500 for the first year, and up to $3000 for the second year given the student finished in top one-third of the medical school class.

John C. Culley (1886- 1966) distinguished physician and surgeon, was born in Madison, MS, and received his medical degree at Vanderbilt Univ. (1909)He served for 10 years as prof. of medicine at UM (1914-1924), was superintendent & owner of the first hospital in Oxford, and also served as pres. of the MS Medical Association (1931-1932). He was also part time University physician until 1945.

His wife, Nina Somerville Culley (1897-1965), a native Oxonian and daughter of the dean of the UM law school, received her B.S. from UM in 1915.

 

THE DR. & MRS. JAMES C. HAYS SCHOLARSHIP IN PRE-MEDICINE  

The recipient will be a full-time student attending the University of MS (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who plans to pursue a career in medicine. Preference is given to Mississippi residents and the student must plan to attend the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. The scholarship may be awarded for up to $2000.

This endowment was established in 1987 by Dr. and Mrs. James C. Hays.  Dr. JAMES C. HAYS, Sr. earned his M.D. at UMC in 1962, completing his residency at the Mayo Clinic and afterwards served a tour of duty with the Air Force.  He returned to Jackson and had a long career in private practice with a medical specialization in internal medicine & cardiovascular disease.

Mrs. Preston Myers Hays (1940-2012) was born in Indianola, MS, raised in Jackson and was a UM graduate (B.A. in Math, 1961). She received many outstanding volunteer awards, was involved in the cultural and civic life of Jackson, MS for many years and was a driving force in the inception of the Miss. Children’s Museum.

 

THE JEFFERSON F. HOLLINGSWORTH, M.D. SCHOLARSHIP IN PRE-MEDICINE

The recipient will be a full-time student attending the University of MS (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who plans to pursue a career in medicine. Preference is given to Mississippi residents and the student must plan to attend the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. The scholarship may be awarded for up to $2000.

For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

This endowment was established in 1987 to honor Dr. Jefferson F. Hollingsworth (1943-1986), a native of Meridian, MS who received a B.S. from UM (1965) and M.D. from Tulane University (1968) was a cardiovascular surgeon in Jackson and was instrumental in getting the cardiac catheterization program started in Meridian.

 

THE DR. AND MRS. JAMES A. LAUDERDALE PRE-MED SCHOLARSHIP 

The recipient will be a full-time student attending the University of MS (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who plans to pursue a career in medicine. Preference is given to Mississippi residents. Student must be recommended by the Health Professions Advisor. The scholarship will be awarded up to the amount of $2000.

This endowment was established in 2000 by Mrs. Lauderdale to honor Dr. James Abner Lauderdale (1914- 1996).  After graduating from Tulane University and serving in the Navy in the south Pacific, he began his medical practice in Meridian in 1948, retiring in 1988.  He was chairman of the ‘Knock Out Polio’ immunization campaign in 1964 sponsored by the East Mississippi Medical Society.

 

THE MARIE DEES AND C. WALTER MATTINGLY PRE-MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient will be a full-time student attending the University of MS (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who plans to pursue a career in medicine. The recipient of this scholarship must be recommended by the Health Professions Advisor. The scholarship will be awarded up to the amount of $2000.

This endowment was established in 1994 to honor Marie Dees and C. Walter Mattingly (1900-1981) Walter Mattingly (1900-1981) New Orleans surgeon and horse breeder, grew up in White Castle, Iberville, Louisiana and graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana School of Medicine in 1926. He was appointed house surgeon at Charity Hospital in New Orleans

 Dr. Marie Dees Mattingly (1896-1993) native of Copiah County, MS received her B.S. from UM in 1917 and Tulane University of Louisiana School of Medicine in 1921.  She was an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Tulane for a number of years. From the 1921 Tulane yearbook ‘Jambalaya’ – ‘if her patients could know how solid her foundation is, they would never lose confidence in her. The locality which she chooses will be very fortunate. Not only is she an excellent student but in her class none is loved more, or by a larger number.’

 

THE CHARLES R. MCMURCHY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The recipient of this scholarship must show significant financial need and must major in a natural science within the College of Liberal Arts. Eligible students must complete a FAFSA with Office of Financial Aid.  Student must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. on all courses. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $4000. The McMurchy Scholarship may be awarded for up to four years.

This scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Charles R. McMurchy, Jr.  Dr. Charles R. McMurchy, Jr. originally from Fayette, MS, graduated from UM (1969), University Med.Center (1974) and has been in private practice specializing in gastroenterology, in Winston-Salem, NC for more than 40 years.

 

THE MILLER-PITTMAN PRE-MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient will be a full-time student attending the University of MS (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who plans to pursue a career in medicine. The scholarship recipient must be recommended by the Health Professions Advisor. This scholarship may be awarded up to $2000.

This endowment was established in 2003 to honor Mary Eugenia Miller.  Miss Eugenia Miller (1908-2002) of Crenshaw received a degree in landscape design from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in English from Columbia University. She was a retired schoolteacher, a world traveler and a resident of Crenshaw for more than 90 years. “Love of education defined her life, and her gift to the university reflects that,” says Hal Crenshaw, a lifelong friend of Miller and executor of her estate. The scholarships honor Miller’s Uncle “Doc” Pittman, a country doctor who practiced at the turn of the 20th century. Dr. Judge Bradford (J.B.) Pittman, M.D. (1867- 1940) was born in Webster County, MS and was practicing medicine in Crenshaw, MS at the time of an auto accident in which he survived but claimed the life of his wife & young son in 1919. 

 

 B.H. RICHARDSON, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

The recipient will be a full-time student attending the University of MS (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who plans to pursue a career in medicine. Preference is given to Mississippi residents and student must be recommended by the Health Professions Advisor. The scholarship will be awarded up to the amount of $2000.

This endowment was established in 1999 to honor B.H. Richardson Jr.  B.H. Richardson, Jr. (1922-2007) a native of rural Kemper County was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after being wounded during the World War II invasion of Normandy, France. Mr. Richardson lost his life to Alzheimer’s disease in April 1998. To honor their brother and the humble life he chose to live, Bobby E. Richardson of Vicksburg and Bernice Goldman of Philadelphia have established the B.H. Richardson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment. None of the Richardson family has ties to Ole Miss; But B.H. Richardson’s brother and sister chose to memorialize their late brother by giving to a state institution with a medical school whose students might one day find the key that unlocks the mystery behind Alzheimer’s.

 

THE SYDNEY KELLI SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This endowment was established in 2016 by the family and friends of Sydney Kelli Smith.  The recipient will be a full time entering freshman majoring in Biology and/or seeking to attend Medical School. He or She will have financial need determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Recipient will be selected by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Committee and will receive the scholarship for 8 semesters or until the undergraduate degree is received. $750 per academic year.

The Sydney Kelli Smith Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 to honor Sydney Kelli Smith by closest family and friends.   

 

 THE PEARL LINDA WALTERS AND OTIS W. WALTERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

The recipient will be an incoming freshman attending the University of MS who plans to pursue a career in medicine. The recipient must be active with community service, excel academically and have financial need. Eligible students must complete a FAFSA with Office of Financial Aid. Student must maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. on all courses and must be a Mississippi resident for at least the previous five years. The scholarship will be awarded up to the amount of $2000 per year for four years (Up to Maximum of $8000).

This endowment was established in 1994 to honor Pearl Linda Walters (1909 -1995) and Otis W. Walters (1922-1993).  The Walters were business owners on the Gulf Coast and real estate developers in the Biloxi, MS area. They also sponsored the Otis W. and Pearl L. Walters Faculty Achievement Award in Clinical Research from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

 

THE DR. SIDNEY H. WARREN MEMORIAL PRE-MED SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student at the University of Mississippi pursuing a career in medicine.  Student must be recommended by the Health Professions Advisor.  

 

 

Scholarships for Students Pursuing Nursing   

THE WALLACE E. AND ELIZABETH G. HOPE SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student pursing nursing at the University of Mississippi.  The recipient must show leadership potential, excel academically and have financial need. Eligible students must complete a FAFSA with Office of Financial Aid Student must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. on all courses. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000.

This endowment was established in 2009 by Wallace & and Elizabeth G. Hope.  From a small community in southeast Louisiana, Wallace E. Hope (1919- 2005) – a product of the Great Depression – began working when he was 10 and persevered to become a gas company executive. The legacy he created with his wife, Elizabeth, will be continued through this endowment.  They selected the nursing program because of the constant shortage of nurses and also because Elizabeth would have pursued a career in the medical field if she had had the opportunity to go to college, according to the Hope’s son, William, a UM alumnus. ‘Neither of my parents had the opportunity to go to college’ he said. ‘They were not unlike others in their generation. They worked very hard from a young age, but they were fortunate to do extremely well. Being caring people, they planned this gift to provide educational opportunities for others.”