Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship

The Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship Trust was created under the will of Mrs. Reed for the purpose of providing scholarships to men and women who are pursuing a degree in medicine at recognized private medical school, and to exceptional men and women who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in pre-medicine at private universities. The scholarship shall be known as the Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship. Scholarships awarded may be paid to the educational institution to be credited against the recipient's expenses, or paid directly to the recipient.

The Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship shall be awarded to students who are permanent residents of Alabama or Northwest Florida, and who attend, or have been accepted for entrance by, recognized private medical schools, wherever located, and who are pursuing a degree in medicine. As the term is defined by the Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship Trust, "Northwest Florida" includes all counties in the state of Florida west of the Apalachicola River, more specifically: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, and Gulf counties.

The scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of the applicant's prior academic performance, recommendations from instructors, financial need, and the Selection Committee's evaluation of the applicant's motivation, character, ability and promise of fitness as a practicing physician. Special consideration may be given to those applicants who desire to become general practitioners or internists. The scholarship shall be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis.

The scholarships shall be for one academic year, and shall be in amounts determined by the Selection Committee based on the recipient's financial situation; relative costs of the private medical school, college, or university involved; and the trust income available for distribution. Although the Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship is only for one academic year, the Selection Committee may renew a scholarship for the succeeding year if, in its discretion, the recipient performed in a satisfactory manner during the previous year and has not completed his or her course of study at the educational institution. A recipient desiring renewal of the scholarship should inform the Selection Committee of such desire and provide the Selection Committee with any additional information requested. 

A scholarship recipient will be required to fulfill the reporting requirements specified by the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to section 4945 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Selection Committee shall inform each recipient of the nature of such requirements.

Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship Application

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