Office of Student Affairs
Lions Eye Center, 2020 Gravier Street
A broad program of student aid is administered to offer needy students opportunities to defray expenses through awards, scholarships, and loans.
The School of Medicine in New Orleans offers a variety of scholarship programs for students ranging from merit-based, merit/financial need based and merit/financial need based for students of a disadvantaged background. The medical school Scholarship Committee has the responsibility of recommending to the Dean of the School policy which includes level of support, eligibility criteria and selection procedures for each type of scholarship program.
The Medical Alumni Association Scholarships
The Fred Allison, Jr., M.D. Scholarship
The Sidney F. Guyol and Jay Guyol Chetta, MD, (‘48) Endowed Scholarship
The James Alexander Thom III, MD (‘42) Scholarship
The Edgar Hull, MD, Scholarship
The Clay E. Easterly, MD, (‘41) Memorial Scholarship
Henry (‘43) and Delia Selby Merit Scholarship
Dr. Lynn Churchill Hartman Merit (‘46) Scholarship
Dr. Edmond C. Campbell (‘39) Merit Scholarship
The Timothy Ware Schurtz Memorial Scholarship
Lynwood James Brassett, M.D. and Joann Bontemps Brassett Endowed Scholarship
J.K. Howles, M.D. Scholarship
Keith S. Morgan, M.D. Scholarship
Charles Alford, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
George Haik, M.D. Scholarship
Angela Christian, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
The George J. Waguespack/Arlie E. Ogle Memorial Scholarship
The Charlene Baker Memorial Scholarship
The Mary Giordano, MD, (‘56) Memorial Scholarship
The Daniel W. Beacham, MD, (‘43) Memorial Scholarship
The Bobbie A. Millet Scholarship
The Sandi Rottschafer Memorial Scholarship
St. Claude Medical Foundation Scholarships
Hotel Dieu Medical Staff Scholarships
Morris Sherman, MD Scholarship
Richard Vial, MD Memorial Scholarship
Dalton S. Oliver, MD Scholarship
John Foret, MD Scholarship
Shira Kansas, MD Memorial Scholarship
The Seese/Voors Memorial Scholarship
The Michael Connell, MD Memorial Scholarship
The Harry B. Caplan Memorial Scholarship
The Adatto Family Scholarship
Colin D. Goodier, MD (‘05) Memorial Scholarship
James A. “Buddy” Nobles, Jr., MD (‘06) Memorial Scholarship
James O. Lilly, MD (‘59) Memorial Scholarship
Michael L. Wheelis, MD (‘87) Scholarship
The LSUHSC Foundation Past Chairmen Scholarships - the LSUHSC Foundation annually sponsors scholarships in honor of past Board Chairman Angela Hill, Mary Ella Sanders, M.D., and Andre Rubenstein. The scholarships provided are based on half of the cost of tuition. Incoming students are selected by the scholarship committee on the basis of merit.
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 third year students who have performed academically in an outstanding manner and have financial need.
The Kellogg Endowment Fund Scholarship - The scholarship is sponsored by the Kellogg Endowment Fund and is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and is in need of financial assistance.
Scholarship Program for Students of Disadvantaged Background - This scholarship, offered to incoming first year medical students is designed to assist those who have not had the benefits of our usual student in the areas of primary and secondary education, family income, social and cultural experiences. Special consideration will be given to those who have excelled academically. Support will be available for a four year period providing the student remains in good academic standing. Interested applicants should send a letter describing their particular disadvantage to the Office of Admissions.
Potential applicants for any of the scholarship funds should contact the Office of Student Affairs and Records for further details regarding eligibility.
The National Medical Fellowships Scholarships are awarded to minority students. The amounts are determined by National Medical Fellowships, Inc. Application should be made directly to: National Medical Fellowships, Inc., 250 West Fifty-Seventh Street, New York, N.Y. 10019.
Loan Funding Opportunities
The Student Emergency Loan Fund -This fund was established with monies given to the School of Medicine as a class gift by the Class of 1958. Additional contributions have been made in the name of medical alumni and in memory of Mr. Jacob H. Rowe and Dr. Julius Bosch. Loans to needy students on a short-term basis are made by the Office of Student Affairs.
The Joe Jones Emergency Loan Fund - The Joe Jones Emergency Loan Fund was established by the Graduating Class of 1973, as a memorial to the late Joe Everette Jones, a member of the class. The loan is for emergency use only, maximum $200, at six percent interest for a period of one (1) year, without collateral. The loan is limited to Senior students having emergency needs.
The George S. Bel Medical Student Loan Fund - This fund was established by the late Mrs. George S. Bel as a memorial to her late husband, Dr. Bel, who was the founding professor and head of the Department of Medicine and served until his death in 1939. The fund will be used primarily to grant emergency loans to Seniors who wish to schedule electives or who wish to arrange interviews for residency programs located out of state. Loans of up to $500 may be made and must be repaid within a year at an annual interest rate of 7 percent.
The Adolph H. Sellmann Memorial Emergency Loan Fund - This program was established in 1979 by friends and associates of the late Dr. Sellmann, former associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology until his retirement in 1977. This loan is designed primarily for Senior students who wish to schedule electives or who wish to arrange interviews for residency programs located out of state. Loans of up to $500 may be made and must be repaid within one year at an annual interest rate of 7 percent.
The Mary Dworak Fasting Loan Fund - This fund, set up in memory of the late Mary Dworak Fasting, is available to needy third and fourth year students. Loans are interest free and repayable before the end of the Summer, following approval of the loan.
A complete detailing summary of all provisions governing financial aid available to students of the Health Sciences Center may be found elsewhere in this publication under the heading: TYPES OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE.
Because of the demanding requirements of the modern medical curriculum, it is unwise for students to count upon meeting their expenses by outside work. The faculty does not specifically forbid such additional duties but does definitely discourage them. The faculty, furthermore, reserves the right to require that such duties be discontinued if they interfere with the satisfactory progress of prescribed studies. This ruling applies to externships as well as to all other kinds of extracurricular work. Students are required to notify the Office of Student Affairs and Records if they accept employment or undertake extracurricular work.