Mary Lee Evers and Ralph Evers Scholarship Fund
The Mary Lee Evers and Ralph Evers Scholarship Fund of the Union County Community Foundation established a scholarship for medical students attending the UAMS College of Medicine who are graduates of Union County high schools and residents of Union County, Arkansas. It was the desire of Mr. And Mrs. Evers to assist students from Union County who wish to seek a college education. Graduating from high school during the depression, they were unable to attend college. However, Mrs. Evers always dreamed of becoming a doctor or a nurse. Therefore, the scholarship was created to assist worthy students from Union County who are preparing for a career in medicine. Amy Lynn Foster and Jennifer Bishop of El Dorado received the awards in 2006.
Whaley Family Memorial Scholarship
The Union County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Whaley Family Memorial Scholarship Fund scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2021 to honor the memory of Dr. Clyde Hill Whaley, Betty S. Whaley Jagoditsh and their family. Scholarships are awarded to worthy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine students who graduated from a public high school in Union County Arkansas. The eligibility criteria include academic merit, character and financial need. Applicants must complete and submit the UAMS College of Medicine scholarship application, a cumulative college academic transcript through the most recent term, a letter of recommendation from a college official as well as a written personal statement. The inaugural award was presented in 2021.
Ethel Brickey Hicks Charitable Trust Rural Scholarships
The late Ethel Brickey Hicks of Knox County, Tennessee, established a trust fund to provide scholarships to junior and senior medical students who wish to practice medicine in small towns in Arkansas. The inaugural awards were presented in 1994 and currently provide approximately $19,000 per year, per student. Since the inception of the rural practice scholarship in 1994, the Hicks trust has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships.
Dorothy Snider Foundation Scholarships
The Dorothy Snider Foundation was created by Dorothy Louise Surles, formerly Dorothy Louise Snider, of Manila, Arkansas. Scholarships are awarded each year to students who excel academically. Students must maintain the equivalent of a 3.0-grade point average to be eligible for the Snider Scholarship. Preference will be given to students who are permanent residents of northeast Arkansas, who plan to reside and practice in northeast Arkansas and who have financial need. Secondary preference will be given to those who plan to practice anywhere in Arkansas. Scholarship recipients have a moral, rather than legal, obligation to repay the scholarship to the Snider Foundation when they are able to do so, in order that other deserving students may benefit from the scholarship fund in the future. Since 1988, the Snider Foundation, along with matching funds from the College of Medicine, has awarded a combined $2,000,000 in scholarships to medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.
Joseph and Carolyn Tenenbaum Charitable Trust Fund Scholarships
The A. Tenenbaum Company, Inc., Arkansas’s largest recycler and processor of scrap metal, was established in 1890. Records available from 1983 to present reveal the Tenenbaum Trust fund has contributed over $1,000,000 to over 300 medical students. Students are nominated based on financial need and professional promise. The selection of scholarship recipients is made by the Tenenbaum Trustees. In 1886, a Russian immigrant named Abraham Tenenbaum arrived in Little Rock driving a wagon loaded with tinware. By 1890 he had accumulated enough capital to rent a small warehouse. He had a sign painted that read: “A. Tenenbaum Company: Buyer of Hides, Furs, Wool, Beeswax, Burlap Bags, Scrap Iron and Metals” and a new business was born. In 1900, Julius Tenenbaum joined the company. The scrap metal industry began to prove its importance to the country. In the spring of 1933, Mr. Joe Tenenbaum, son of Julius, joined the firm. The Scholarship was established by Joe and Carolyn Tenenbaum to honor their parents, Julius and Birdie Tenenbaum and Nona and Seymour Summerfield, to aid deserving students needing financial assistance to attend medical school. Tenenbaum Scholarships were first awarded in 1983. One of the inaugural recipients was Debra Velez Owings, M.D., for whom we now have a named scholarship established in her memory.