Senior Scholarships

Each spring, the Department of Family and Community Medicine presents several scholarships to graduating students and during the Long School of Medicine’s Annual Senior Awards Dinner.

Eligible recipients must:

  • Currently be in their MS4 year,
  • Secure a position in a Family Medicine residency in the initial Match of the current year, and
  • Demonstrate financial need with the Financial Aid Office by having submitted a FAFSA and Scholarship Application.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for more than one scholarship.

Review the scholarship information below and for each submission, please include all of the following:

  • Identify the scholarship(s) for which you wish to apply
  • Submit a one-page narrative describing your unique qualifications for each scholarship
  • Submit your curriculum vitae (CV) – you may either submit the same or a different CV for each scholarship if you apply for more than one
  • Contact information (i.e., home and email addresses; home and mobile telephone numbers)

Application reviews are anonymous, so remove all identifying information from your narrative(s) and CVs.


Please email your narrative(s), curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information (see above) to Ms. Nichole Rubio ( by the deadline.

The deadline for the 2023-2024 Academic Year is closed.  

Please contact Dr. Nehman Andry ( if you have a question about any of these scholarships.

ScholarshipInformation About the ScholarshipWhat to Include in Your Narrative and CV
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander David Major, MD Exemplary Family Physician ScholarshipPresented for demonstrated excellence in clinical and academic ability, community involvement, and leadership potential in Family Medicine.Your academic accomplishments, community service activities, and leadership activities.
Bates Family Medicine ScholarshipPresented for a demonstrated commitment to Family Medicine as a specialty and for caring for individuals and populations in South Texas in primary care settings.Your passion for caring for the people in South Texas as a Family Physician.
The John Primomo, MD Scholarship for Excellence in Community ServicePresented for leadership in community service by individual activities and/or within organizations.The population(s) served and the outcomes produced.
The John Primomo, MD Scholarship for Excellence in ResearchPresented for leadership in clinical or educational research or quality improvement project(s) related to Family Medicine/Primary Care.Your research project, findings, and how the results of your work were disseminated.
The John Primomo, MD Scholarship for Excellence in Academic Family MedicinePresented for potential for leading teaching and scholarly activity based on past involvement in academic activities such as teaching and research/quality improvement projects.Teaching activities and research and/or quality improvement projects in medical school that have prepared you for a career in academic Family Medicine.
The John Primomo, MD Scholarship for Excellence in GeriatricsPresented for excellence in geriatrics based on past accomplishments and potential for future contributions.Your geriatrics-related projects and the outcomes your project(s) produced.
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander David Major AwardWinona Gbedey
Bates Family Scholarship
Amy Nguyen
Margot Favret
John Primomo Award for Excellence in Academic Family MedicineSamantha Driscoll
John Primomo Award for Excellence in Community ServiceCasandra Compean
John Primomo Award for Excellence in GeriatricsAmy Nguyen
John Primomo Award for Excellence in ResearchWinona Gbedey