The Frank Fitts, Jr., Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to medical students at the University of Alabama School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Regional Campus (UA College of Community Health Sciences). The scholarship was created by Cynthia Ford (Fitts) Thomas to address the needs of medical students who bear a high debt load upon graduation from medical school. The scholarship is named in honor of her late husband, Frank Fitts, Jr., great-grandson of J.H. Fitts, who established The University of Alabama’s first endowed scholarship in 1903.
Eligibility: University of Alabama School of Medicine students who are completing their third and fourth years of clinical education at the UA College of Community Health Sciences are eligible for this scholarship. Priority will be given to fourth year students and to applicants whose career goals align most closely with the College’s mission of primary care.
Application Due Date: September 30, 2016
Amount: $5,000 annually