Scholarships and Awards

The College of Community Health Sciences offers scholarships for medical students and residents, made possible by the generosity of our donors.


Dr. Benjamin Collins Maxwell Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Benjamin Collins Maxwell Endowed Scholarship was established by Dr. David H. and Mrs. Regina A. Maxwell in 2015 to support medical students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Regional Campus (UA College of Community Community Health Sciences) who plan to practice rural primary care in Alabama.

Eligibility

UAB Heersink School of Medicine students who are completing their fourth year of clinical education at the College of Community Health Sciences are eligible for this scholarship. Priority is given to Rural Medical Scholars or students who intend to practice rural primary care in Alabama. Additional priority is given to students from Escambia County, Alabama, where Dr. Benjamin Collins Maxwell practiced and taught for many years.

Amount $1,000 Annually
Apply By March 25, 2022

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Reese Phifer, Jr., Memorial Foundation Scholarship in CCHS

The Reese Phifer Jr. Memorial Foundation Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to promote the education of medical students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Regional Campus (UA College of Community Health Sciences).

The Reese Phifer, Jr., Memorial Foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. Reese Phifer in 1967 in memory of their son J. Reese Phifer, Jr., a student at The University of Alabama who died in 1964. The foundation established the scholarship fund in 2014.

Priority is given to current fourth-year students who intend to complete their residency at The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program, which the College operates, and who have an interest in spending part of their residency training in Fayette, Alabama.

Eligibility

Fourth-year medical students at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Regional Campus (College of Community Health Sciences) are eligible for this scholarship.

Amount $1,500 annually
Apply By March 25, 2022

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Jovita M. Taylor Endowed Scholarship

The Jovita M. Taylor Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a medical student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Regional Campus (UA College of Community Health Sciences). The scholarship was created by Drs. Michael Taylor and Heather Taylor to honor Mrs. Jovita Taylor and to promote the education of medical students at the College.

Eligibility

UAB Heersink School of Medicine students who are completing their third and fourth years of clinical education at the College of Community Health Sciences are eligible for this scholarship. Priority consideration shall be given to a third-year medical student at the College who plans to specialize in Pediatrics. If no applicants meet the priorities for consideration, the award can be made to a fourth-year medical student who plans to go into Pediatrics.

Amount $1,125 annually
Apply By March 25, 2022

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