February 24, 2021

Seven named 2020 Michigan Scholarship Fund Scholars

National Medical Fellowships 2020 Michigan Scholarship Fund Scholars include, top row, from left, Capricia Bell, Miriam Dash, Macda Gerard, Jerry Graham, and bottom row, from left, Elizabeth Martin, Eghosa Igbinobaro and Uche Nwagu.

Seven Wayne State University School of Medicine medical students have been awarded scholarships by the National Medical Fellowship Michigan Scholarship Fund.

The Michigan Scholarship Fund was created in 2019 to provide scholarships for underrepresented minority medical students enrolled in accredited medical schools in the state of Michigan, and/or originally from the state of Michigan.

Capricia Bell, Miriam Dash and Macda Gerard were selected to receive the Andrea Pinnock Scholarship. Established in 2020 by Drs. Helen Byrd and Lascelles Pinnock, the $5,000 need-based scholarship is awarded to students of Caribbean descent enrolled at the School of Medicine for the 2020-2021 academic year who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership and commitment to service.

Jerry Graham will receive the Dr. Silas Norman Jr. Scholarship. Established in 2020 by Dr. Marc Keshishian in memory of NMF alumnus Silas Norman Jr., M.D., the $5,000 need-based scholarship is awarded to an African American student enrolled at the School of Medicine for the 2020-2021 academic year who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership and commitment to service.

Eghosa Igbinobaro and Elizabeth Martin will receive the Dr. Herman and Shirley Gray Family Scholarship, which was established in 2019 by NMF alumnus Herman Gray, M.D., M.B.A., in memory of his father, Herman B. Gray Sr., M.D. The need-based scholarship provides two awards of $7,500 each to African American students who are enrolled at the School of Medicine for the 2020-2021 academic year, and who demonstrate interest in public health, community health, population health or children and families.

Uche Nwagu was selected to receive the Michigan Scholarship Fund, which was created in 2019. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to three underrepresented minority medical students in an accredited medical school in the state of Michigan in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The students will be recognized during an April 25 virtual reception.

More information about the Michigan Scholarship Fund is available here.