Office of Financial Aid
USF Health College of Medicine

USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Loan and
Scholarship Programs

The following aid programs are considered "internal" or institutional funds, i.e., funds awarded from USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine sources. Except where noted within the individual program listing, no additional application materials are required other than those listed under "The Application Process".

LOANS:

AMA–ERF Medical Student Assistance Loan: The American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation (AMA-ERF) loan is the result of the generosity of physician donors. The AMA-ERF provides the USF USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine with funds to award loans to medical students with verified financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50. Awards are granted on the basis of financial need and availability of funds.

USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine General Loan: Loans are made to students with verified financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50.

Robert Wood Johnson: The Robert Wood Johnson loan, made available through a grant to the USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine, provides loans to medical students with verified financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50.

Selby Foundation Medical Student Loans: The Selby Foundation, through a grant to the Univer­sity of South Florida, provides funds to aid medical students with verified financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50.

Sidney N. Trockey Loan Fund: This loan fund was established in 1977 through a donation from the estate of Dr. Sidney N. Trockey who lived in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Morsani Morsani College of Medicine awards this loan to students with demonstrated financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

25-0042 Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Scholarship Fund: Financial assistance to medical student who demonstrate financial need.

25-0054 Ronald P. Kaufman M.D. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2003 in memory of Ronald P. Kaufman, M.D. who served as the first Vice President for the Health Sciences from 1987 to 1994. Awards are made to medical students who have a “true love for medicine” as like Dr. Kaufman. Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay expressing why they chose medicine as a career and how the award will assist them. Also, a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, physician, or instructor is required. The applicant’s co-curricular or extracurricular activities will also be considered.

25-0650 Robert R. Sajovetz Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship award to USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine student.

25-0980 Morsani Morsani College of Medicine General Scholarship Fund: Funding provided by general contributions from various individuals, including alumni of the Morsani Morsani College of Medicine. Awards are made to medical students who demonstrate academic excellence.

25-0114 Joseph L. Finster, M.D. Medical Scholarship: Established in memory of Jospeh L. Finster, M.D. who was a faculty member of the USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine.

Awards are made to deserving medical students who have completed their junior year, in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need.

25-0117 Helen W. Bergh Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established by Mary Bergh, M.D., USF College of Medicine Class of 1990 Alumnus, in honor of her mother. Two awards, $2,500 each, are made annually to full-time female medical students who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

25-1340 Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Merit Scholarship: Schol­arships are awarded each year to students of the Morsani Morsani College of Medicine who have demon­strated excellence and outstanding poten­tial as students and future physicians. Funding for this program is obtained through annual donations from the faculty and staff of the College of Medicine, the total number of scholarships available will varies annually. Recipients are selected based on academic excellence.

25-1690 Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Minority Scholarship: Established to provide financial support to minority students enrolled in the USF College of Medicine.

25-3009 James W. Hunsuckle Memorial Scholarship: Established to support an advanced medical student who has achieved superior academic performance, demonstrates financial need, and has an interest in thoracic medicine.

25-3010 Belden Scholarship Fund: Estab­lish­ed in 1972 in memory of Mr. Douglas Belden, one of the State of Florida's outstanding college athletes. Awards are made to students in the Morsani Morsani College of Medicine who, as an undergraduate, demon­strated not only a superior academic record, but also excellence in intercollegiate athletics. Funds are limited and awards will vary annually. Interested applicants should submit a paper outlining their achievements in intercollegiate athlet­ics to the Financial Aid Office.

25-3020 Joseph and Mary Barness Scholarship: Established by Dr. and Mrs. Barness. Annual awards are made available to medical students who demonstrate academic excellence.

25-3030 Donn L. Smith, Charter Class Scholarship: The Charter Class of the USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine named this scholarship in honor of the Founding Dean of the Morsani Morsani College of Medicine. The award is made annually to a rising senior medical student who demonstrated both personal and academic excellence during his/her first three years of medical school. Award will vary annually.

25-3040 Peter and Militza Artzybushev Scholarship: Dr. and Mrs. Constantin Artzibushev established this scholarship in 1975 in memory of Dr. Artzibushev’s brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Militza Artzybushev. The Artzybushev’s were members of the University of South Florida Faculty. The scholarship awards are made to students who have excelled in the area of obstetrics and gynecology and demonstrate financial need.

25-3045 Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Class of 1979 Scholarship: Established by the USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Class of 1979 to support scholarship awards to USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine medical students.

25-3063 Martin and Ruth Silbiger Scholarship in Academics and Research:

Academic Prize – An award is made to a rising third year student who ranks first in his/her class after completion of the second year of medical school.

Research Prize – An award is made to a graduating senior who has contributed most to research efforts at the USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine.

25-3068 Lewitz/Rao Medical Student Scholarship: Established to provide need-based scholarships for medical students in the USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Tampa campus.

25-3069 Morsani Morsani College of Medicine Student Affairs Scholarship: Established to support scholarships to medical students in the USF Morsani College of Medicine Tampa campus. An award is made to a fourth year medical student who has contributed the most to student life during their first three years of medical school. Other consideration will be the student’s co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

25-3071 N. Donald Diebel, Jr., M.D. Memorial Medical Scholarship: Scholarship award is made to a medical student with preference given to underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native) health professional students.

25-3190 Luther M. McEachern Memorial Scholarship: Alumni Award for scholarship and service.

25-3210 W.B. Copeland Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Awards are made available to full-time USF Morsani College of Medicine M.D. students who have faced the challenge of independently financing their education without significant family support. Applicants are required to write an essay explaining any extenuating circumstances that would highlight how an award would benefit them and help achieve their goals.

25-3280 EKG Readers Association Scholarship: Scholarship award is provided to a medical student at the USF Morsani College of Medicine Tampa campus who demonstrates academic excellence.

25-3290 Palm Beach County Medical Society Auxilia­ry: This organization has established a scholarship fund to assist a student each year who is a graduate of a Palm Beach County high school. The award is made to a rising third year M.D. student who demonstrates academic excellence during their first two years of medical school.

25-3330 Ruth and Frank C. Coleman Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1988 in memory of Dr. Frank C. Coleman, a prominent Tampa physician. Awards are made annually to a medical student who demonstrates financial need.

25-3360 James H. Scott Memorial Scholarship: Established to provide support for USF Morsani College of Medicine students who demonstrate financial need.

25-3620 Bryan Marc Dumais Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in 1997 in memory of Bryan Marc Dumais who was a member of the USF Morsani College of Medicine Class of 1997. Awards are made to medical students who demonstrate academic excellence.

25-3640 Dale B. Dubin/Cover Book Scholarship: Established to assist medical student with the cost of textbooks.

25-3670 Evelyn and Alfred Silbiger Scholarship in Medicine: Scholarship award to a high-qualified student who demonstrates financial need at the USF College of Medicine.

25-3840 Aaron Bram Medical Students Book Fund: Established in 1996 by the will of Mr. Aaron Bram. Mr. Bram specified that a portion of his estate was to be left in trust as a book scholarship to medical students who “not only demonstrate academic excellence and financial need, but with a special preference being given to non-traditional students”.

25-3850 Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (FAPI) Minority Scholarship in Medicine: Established in 1993 by members of the Association of American Physicians from South Asia (AAPSA) now known as FAPI. Awards are made annually to medical students who demonstrate financial need.

25-3930 Morsani College of Medicine Scholarship Fund: Established to provide scholarships for medical students at the University of South Florida.

25-3980 Kiran and Pallavi Patel Scholarship in Medicine: Established in 1996 by Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel and the Shaktikrupa Charitable Foundation. Awards are made to medical students who demonstrate financial need, with preference given, but not limited to, South Asian students (Asian-Indian heritage).

25-3990 John and Elizabeth Ackermann Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established in 1996 by Dr. John and Mrs. Elizabeth Ackermann. Awards are made to medical students who are in the upper one-third of his/her class, have participated in extracurricular activities, demonstrate the motivation and intent to become a physician as well as financial need.

Francis J. Flannery Medicine Award: Established by Dr. Michael Flannery, associate professor of Internal Medicine and graduate from the USF Morsani College of Medicine Class of 1988. An annual award is made to a fourth-year medical student who plans to specialize in internal medicine and has an interest in the Internal Medicine program at USF (this interest is noncommittal and in no way represents an agreement for contracts, or match for a residency position in Internal Medicine at USF). Applicants will be judged on their fund of knowledge and judgment, professional behavior and humanistic attributes, extracurricular involvement including community service and financial need. An annual announcement will be made to the rising senior class and will be provided application instructions at that time.