Atlantic City, NJ (July 25, 2017) – The Miss America Foundation proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for current and former contestants to pursue their education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications are received annually and recipients are selected from a national pool based on a variety of criteria. The Miss America Foundation is honored to announce its newest scholarship award, The Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship.
Dr. Chaudhury Davuluri, lovingly known as “Dr. D,” was a dedicated physician serving several communities across America as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. As a father of two young women — one being a former Miss America and the other a Urologist — Dr. D absolutely loved children, caring for others, and being a mentor. In memory their loving husband and father, the Davuluri Family established a scholarship fund through The Miss America Foundation to help young women pursue their dreams of becoming a physician and serving others.
“Our family was in agreement that it was an organic & meaningful fit to establish a scholarship through the Miss America Foundation,” said Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014. “As it encompasses our father’s life and legacy: service and love for others. Both of which are the fundamental foundations of Miss America and Physicians alike.”
Guidelines for The Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship:
The Dr. & Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship will be granted if there are qualified candidates in the Miss America Organization who meet the requirements for grant of scholarship. This scholarship is available to women who have competed within the Miss America system on the Local, State, or National levels from 2007 to present, regardless of whether a title was won. The MAF scholarship committee will review all applications, and the family will award one or more scholarships per year (up to a combined total of $5,000 per year) depending upon the qualifications of the candidates.
A new application must be submitted each year and previous recipients are also eligible to apply.
Applicants will be considered for the award based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, GPA (high school and college/university), class rank, MCAT score, extra-curricular activities, and level of participation within the system. Applicants must also address the following question:
Becoming a physician isn’t solely about your transcripts and MCAT scores. What is something you’ve experienced outside of the classroom that has influenced your decision to become a physician? And through this experience, what have you learned about yourself?
Applications must be received by August 7, 2017 to be considered.
We encourage all eligible contestants to apply for this generous award as they continue their scholastic endeavors in the medical field! To apply, please click the link below.
The Miss America Foundation remains exceedingly grateful to the Davuluri family for their generous support in providing this meaningful scholarship in honor of their father’s legacy.
To establish an endowed scholarship or to support our scholarship program, please call 609-344-1800 or visit MissAmericaFoundation.org/scholarships.
About The Miss America Foundation (MAF)
The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as endowed scholarships for those young women attending medical school, working in special areas for military service awareness, and in the performing arts.
About The Miss America Organization (MAO)
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, oversees a national network of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.