College awards scholarships to three medical students

Three medical students at the College of Community Health Sciences were awarded scholarships in late 2013. 

Erica Young and Caroline Price received the Frank Fitts Jr., Endowed Scholarship, awarded to full-time medical students at the University of Alabama School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Regional Campus who bear a high debt load upon graduation from medical school. Both Young and Price are third-year medical students at the College.

Brittany Anderson, a fourth-year medical student and class president, received the Dr. Sandral Hullett Endowed Scholarship awarded to African-American medical students enrolled full-time at the University of Alabama School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Regional Campus. 

In the training of third- and fourth-year medical students, the College serves as a regional campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham.

The Frank Fitts, Jr., Endowed Scholarship was first established at The University of Alabama in 1903 by J.H. Fitts. The fund now stands to address students’ current financial needs and to honor Frank Fitts, Jr., the great grandson of J.H. Fitts.

Using a share of the proceeds from the 1991 Fiesta Bowl, The Dr. Sandral Hullett Endowed Scholarship was established to support minority, particularly African-American, graduate students and to honor Dr. Sandral Hullett, who, after completing medical residency at the College’s Family Medicine Residency in 1979, went on to practice with and become director of West Alabama Health Services and its staff, as well to hold an adjunct faculty position at the College.