Awarded annually to two incoming students, these scholarships provide merit-based scholarships of $5,000 per year, plus a waiver of tuition and fees. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate superb intellectual qualifications and outstanding potential for leadership in the study and practice of medicine. Qualified students throughout the United States are eligible; however, preference is given to South Carolina residents. Students to be awarded these scholarships are recommended by members of the Admissions Committee. The Edwards Scholars Program was established in 1991 to honor James B. Edwards, an oral surgeon from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina who has dedicated much of his life to public service. His distinguished career includes service as Governor of South Carolina, US Secretary of Energy, State Legislator and President of the Medical University of South Carolina. A significant portion of the endowment funds earmarked for Edwards Scholars came from Dr. Edwards’ friends, colleagues, and associates in appreciation of his leadership and service. The following named scholarships fall under the James B. Edwards Scholars Program: Marguerite A. Muller, Dr. Samuel Madison Pitts, and Anne Marie Kathryn White.
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The award remains in effect for four years, assuming the student maintains high academic performance and fulfills the promise of excellence.
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