Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

University of Mississippi

HPAO Departmental Scholarships

HPAO Departmental Scholarships

Health Professions Advising Office Scholarships

Students in the Health Professions are eligible for several scholarships administered by the Health Professions Advising Office through the College of Liberal Arts.  For more information regarding loans, grants and other scholarship opportunities, visit the Financial Aid website: http://finaid.olemiss.edu/

Health Professions Advising Office Annual Scholarships:  Students registered in 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.

 

THE DR. HUGH BATEMAN SCHOLARSHIP

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 recipient will be a student with the intent of attending medical school.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office

 

THE JOSEPH M. BYNUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This endowment was established to assist students in health professions.  The recipient must be a graduate of The University of Mississippi, a Mississippi Resident and must attend The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.  The Scholarship is for Tuition only.  Students with other tuition based scholarships (That cover full tuition) cannot receive the Bynum Memorial scholarship.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

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

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 till 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.

This endowment was established in 1968 to assist students in health professions.  The recipient must be a graduate of The University of Mississippi, a Mississippi Resident and must attend The University of Mississippi School of Medicine.  The Scholarship is for Tuition only.  Students with other tuition based scholarships (That cover full tuition) cannot receive the Culley Memorial scholarship.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

 

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

This endowment was established in 1987 by Dr. and Mrs. James C. Hays.  The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student at the university with an emphasis in pre-med.  Preference is given to Mississippi residents and the student must plan to attend The University of Mississippi School of Medicine.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

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 ENDOWMENT FUND IN PRE-MEDICINE

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 recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student at the university with an emphasis in pre-med.  Preference is given to Mississippi residents and the student must plan to attend The University of Mississippi School of Medicine.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

 

THE WALLACE E. AND ELIZABETH G. HOPE SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

This endowment was established in 2009 by Wallace a Louisiana native & and Elizabeth G. Hope.  The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student pursing Nursing.  The recipient must show leadership potential, excel academically and show financial need.  Student must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. on all courses.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office

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.”

 

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

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 recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student at the university with an emphasis in pre-med.  Preference is given to Mississippi residents and student must be recommended by the Pre-Professional Advisor.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

 

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

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.’

This scholarship was established in 1994 to honor in perpetuity the memory of the late Drs. Marie Dees and C. Walter Mattingly while at the same time to recognize and assist deserving students pursuing a pre-medical education. The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student at the university with an emphasis in pre-med.  The recipient of this scholarship must be recommended by the Pre-Professional Advisor.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

 

THE CHARLES R. MCMURCHY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Charles R. McMurchy, Jr.  The recipient of this scholarship must show significant financial need and must major in a natural science within the College of Liberal Arts.  Student must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. on all courses.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

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 ENDOWMENT

This endowment was established in 2003 to honor Mary Eugenia Miller.  The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student at the university with an emphasis in pre-med.  The recipient of this scholarship must be recommended by the Pre-Professional Advisor.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

Representing the majority of her life’s material possessions, the gift will endow the Miller-Pittman Medical Scholarship Endowment and the Miller-Pittman PreMed Scholarship Endowment.

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 school teacher, 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. 

The Miller–Pittman Medical Endowment assists deserving students at the School of Medicine and the PreMedical Endowment fund assists young men and women who are pursuing an education in pre-medicine on the Oxford campus.

 

THE JOHN E. RAY SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS ENDOWMENT

This endowment was established in 1999 by Dr. John E. Ray. The recipient must study in one of the following fields (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Mathematics) with an emphasis towards pre-med.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

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.

 

 B.H. RICHARDSON, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

This endowment was established in 1999 to honor B.H. Richardson Jr.  The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student at the university with an emphasis in pre-med.  Preference is given to Mississippi residents and student must be recommended by the Pre-Professional Advisor.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office. (1922-2007)

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 PEARL LINDA WALTERS AND OTIS W. WALTERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND

This endowment was established in 1994 to honor Pearl Linda Walters (1909 -1995) and Otis W. Walters (1922-1993).  The recipient of this scholarship must be an in-coming freshman pursuing pre-med.  The recipient must be active with community service, excel academically and show financial need.  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.  For additional information, please contact the Health Professions Advising Office.

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.