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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Office of Development & Philanthropy

Scholarships & Awards

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is vigorously committed to Excellence in Education. To protect and ensure that commitment many scholarships and awards are made available. The listing that follows will help you see which you may be Eligible for or may want to Support. For more Information on an existing scholarship/award or for information on Establishing a new one, please contact Development & Philanthropy at 718 270.4405, or send an email to: Ingrid.dildy@downstate.edu.

 

President's Award

The President's Scholarship

Scholarships for students meeting defined criteria of any of the 5 schools or affiliated programs.

Anesthesiology

Gerald L. Wolf, M.D. Scholarship

Annual award of a scholarship to a Resident in honor of Dr. Gerald L. Wolf.

Joseph P. Giffin, M.D. Scholarship

Annual awarding of a scholarship to a Resident in honor of Dr. Joseph Giffin.

Ketan & Nirmala Shevde Scholarships and Awards

1) Shevde Family Scholarship for Medical Students in Anesthesia Research, 2) award for Anesthesiology Residents, and 3) Scholarship for Medical Students.  

Cell Biology

John Craig Award

Annual award for Medical Students for exhibiting excellence in Microbiology and Immunology course.

Michael Regester Scholarships

Award to a selected high school student involved in exploring the Health Sciences.

Morse Fellowship Fund

Stephen I. Morse Annual Award for outstanding graduate research.

Dermatology

Deborah Shalita-Marmour Award

Scholarships for Medical Students.

Deborah Shalita-Marmour Fund

Supports scholarships and fellowships for Medical Students furthering Downstate’s commitment to a diverse student population.

Joseph N. Aaron Scholarship

Annual scholarship for a student in Dermatology based on clinical and academic performance as well as financial need.

Development & Philanthropy

The Brooklyn Children's Society of SUNY Downstate

Award program to support patient education, disease prevention, and treatment focusing on eradication and/or reduction of obesity, asthma, sickle cell disease, neurologic deficit disorders, and other diseases/disorders prevalent among children in the community served by SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

Family Medicine

Excellence in Geriatrics Prize Fund

Annual award to selected Family Practice Residents.

Medicine

Chairman's Fund

Supports Medical School Tuition scholarships for qualified students. 

Herbert I. Silverberg, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award

Annual award of to a Resident showing interest and proficiency in Internal Medicine.

Allergy & Immunology

Drs.  Alan and Adele Josephson Memorial Fund

Scholarship to a Medical Student for excellence in research in Allergy & Immunology.

Infectious Disease

The William McCormack, M.D. Scholarship Fund

One to three annual awards rewarding successful scholarly projects by Medical Students interested in the study of Infectious Diseases.

Rheumatology

Douglas J. Mund, M.D. Scholarship Award Fund

Annual award to a Resident showing interest and proficiency in Rheumatology


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alvin M. Siegler, M.D., Scholarship Fund in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Annual award recognizing a Senior Resident in Obstetrics & Gynecology who has demonstrated excellent skills with patients and operative technique as well as an interest in scholarship and research.

The Harriet E. Russell Scholarship Fund

Two annual scholarship awards to: a) a student who has demonstrated an interest in becoming a Medical Student and b) a Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology who has attained a level of excellence in both educational scholarship and patient care.

Robert C. Knapp, M.D. Scholarship Fund in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Annual scholarship to a second-year Resident in Obstetrics & Gynecology who has shown interest in a career in Gynecologic Oncology.  If no Resident in Obstetrics & Gynecology has shown interest in Gynecologic Oncology, then a Resident in Radiation Oncology is eligible for the award for that year.

 

Physiology & Pharmacology

Dr. Alfred Stracher Memorial Fund

Awards to research Fellows, scholarships to Graduate and Medical Students and faculty.

Robert F. Furchgott Society

Scholarships and awards supporting junior investigators and other awards including the Furchgott Youth Scholar.

College of Medicine

Cecile and Seymour Alpert, M.D. Scholarship Fund

Scholarship to support needy and deserving Medical Students.

Dr. Richard D. Levere, M.A.C.P. Scholarship

Scholarship for Medical Students in good standing in Hematology and Oncology.

Eugene B. Feigelson, M.D. Scholarship

A merit-based scholarship for Medical Students with financial need.

Fred H. Sirkin Memorial Award

Annual award for excellence for a 3rd or 4th year female Medical Student.

H. Stuart Smith Scholarship

Award to be distributed at the discretion of the Dean.

The Harriet E. Russell Scholarship Fund

Two annual scholarship awards to: a) a student who has demonstrated an interest in becoming a Medical Student and b) a Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology who has attained a level of excellence in both educational scholarship and patient care. 

Matthew A. Comay, M.D. Scholarship

Annual scholarship awarded to Medical Students who demonstrate both academic promise and financial need.

Trude Perlman Award

The Trude Perlman Memorial Award is for deserving Medical Students’ spouses.

Diversity Education & Research

Diversity Education and Research

Scholarships to attract and retain students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research.

Madu Rao Scholarship

Annual scholarship for outstanding 4th year minority Medical Student. 

Zahra Said Scholarship

The Zahra Said Scholarship supports deserving female students in medicine and nursing whose opportunities may be limited by cultural, religious, socioeconomic or other circumstance.


College of Nursing

College of Nursing Giving Tree: Growing the Future of Nursing

Scholarships and awards in the College of Nursing.

Zahra Said Scholarship

The Zahra Said Scholarship supports deserving female students in medicine and nursing whose opportunities may be limited by cultural, religious, socioeconomic or other circumstance.

School of Graduate Studies

Alumni School of Graduate Studies Student Fellowship Fund

Provides support for 1) student fellowships, 2) scholarships for students from underrepresented backgrounds, 3) externships.

The Mildred Schuker Fund

Externship scholarships.

School of Health Professions

School of Health Professions Giving Tree

Scholarships and awards in the School of Health Professions including: Academic Excellence Award; Professional Development Award; Student Emergency Fund; Student/Faculty Research Award; Community Activities/Service Award. The fund also supports awards specific to each of the six School of Health Professions Programs - Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Medical Informatics, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant.

Midwifery Program

Joan Ditchik Memorial Award

Annual award to graduating Midwifery Student.

Lily Hsia Midwifery Student Scholarship

To support Midwifery Student scholarship.


School of Public Health

Alicia & Madu Rao Family Fund Scholarship

Merit based scholarship with clinical learning focus on pediatric asthma and obesity.

Global Health in Developing Countries Elective Fellowship

Fellowships for participants in the Global Health in Development Countries Elective.

MPH Biostatistics Scholarship

Scholarships in Biostatistics for students in the Master of Public Health Program.

Samuel Kavaler, M.D. (LICH ’22) and Florence Kavaler M.D. MPH (COM '59) Award

For recognition of educational achievement by student(s) in the School of Public Health.  

School of Public Health Educational Fund

Supports scholarships for Students in the School of Public Health.

School of Public Health Lenard & Christine Szarek Fellowship

Fellowships for Students enrolled in the School of Public Health’s MPH or DrPh programs.

Student Center

Gladys Brancati Student Center Award

Open to students of all colleges who were employed at the Student Center while attending school.

Sesquicentennial Scholarship

The Sesquicentennial Scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more Medical Students who have demonstrated substantial financial need.

Student Book Scholarship

Scholarship to be given to students for books.