Scholarship recipients honored

2016 Scholarship WinnersOn March 24, the Alliance honored three outstanding young people with scholarships for pursuing careers in the health sciences.

The scholarships were awarded to Brande Oakley and Keith Lansberry, both students at the UNCG School of Nursing, and Princess Collins, a graduating senior attending James B. Dudley High School. She will study biology and health administration at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Pictured are Brande, Keith and Princess and Scholarships Chair Teresa John. Many thanks to Teresa and her assistant, Susan Stahl, for spearheading the scholarship process.

Scholarship Applications

This scholarship was established in 1970 in honor of Mrs. Jean Embry Frazer. Mrs. Frazer served as president of The Greensboro Medical Alliance in 1972-73. She died following a long battle with cancer. This scholarship is awarded to a local high-school senior with high academic standing and personal financial need who plans to pursue a career in the health-care field.

To qualify for this scholarship a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in a health occupations/medical careers class in the Guilford County School System.
  2. Have a 3.0 or better GPA
  3. Complete the following application requirements:
    1. Complete the attached form.
    2. Secure two letters of recommendation.
    3. Enclose high-school transcript(s).
    4. Enclose a copy of college acceptance letter if you have received it.

Please return all of the above to your teacher/advisor for submission.

The Scholarships Chairperson may request a personal interview. Also, in some cases, the Scholarship Committee may consult with the teacher/advisor.

The amount of the scholarship may vary from year to year.

The award will be presented by an Alliance member at Senior Awards Day whenever possible. The recipient will also be invited to the annual Medical Alliance Luncheon held in March.

Scholarships Awarded

The Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine Alliance is proud to have awarded scholarships this spring to three outstanding young people pursuing careers in the health sciences.

The Alliance scholarships were awarded to Aleah Barnes and Eric Debrah, both students at the UNCG School of Nursing, and De’Erica Alston, a graduating senior attending James B. Dudley High School. She will study nursing at Winston-Salem State University.

The Alliance is widely recognized for its long tradition of promoting community health in the Greater Greensboro area through its active involvement in issues of health education and promotion. Members are spouses of physicians practicing in Guilford County.

Pictured are De’Erica Alston with her parents, Cassondra and Eric Alston of McLeansville; MaryK McGinley of UNCG; and members of the Alliance’s board of directors.

GGSMA scholarship winner