Lucy Oxley, MD African American Medical Student Scholarship
In 2008, a personal commitment was made by UC professor of surgery Kenneth Davis, MD, and his wife, Johnie, to establish the Lucy Oxley, MD African American Medical Student Scholarship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
In their words, “The goal is to honor the memory of an amazing woman who paved the way for many of us to follow and to provide a permanent source for scholarships for African American medical students.”
Lucy Oxley, the first African-American to earn a medical degree at UC in 1935.
The Oxley Scholarship is an endowment fund within the Marilyn Hughes Gaston Scholars Program at the College of Medicine. The Gaston Scholars Program was established in 1999 to provide scholarships for admitted students at the College of Medicine who come from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the community of physicians and who have expressed an interest in practicing in a location that traditionally has been medically underserved.
Gifts of any size are welcome for this fund. As of January 31, 2011, the College of Medicine has received $43,000 in cash donations with an additional $8,200 in pledges.
Once the fund reaches the threshold of $50,000, the College can begin making awards based on the interest. At $600,000, the College should be able to offer a full tuition scholarship to one of our students.
UC College of Medicine
Development & Alumni Affairs
University Hall Suite 100
51 Goodman Drive
PO Box 670544
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0544
For more information on scholarship funding opportunities, please contact Mike Zenz, Executive Director, College of Medicine Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at (513) 558-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.