Scholarships & Loans

The Meharry Alumni Association, Inc., provides a number of scholarships, gifts, and financial assistance, through generous donations and membership dues. Scholarships are awarded each fall during Convocation. If you are interested in learning about how to establish an endowment, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs.


Financial gifts can be made to any of the following:


Devail Wyatt Scholarship Fund/Cadaver Ball
The Devail Wyatt Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to first-year medical, dental, and graduate students who exemplify excellence, leadership, and diligence through their academics and their dedication to the community. Established in the memory of Devail Wyatt, a 13-year-old cancer patient whose dream to become a minister and physician was cut short on December 26, 2003, when he passed away at the age of 16. Through the scholarship established in his name, others can realize Wyatt’s dream.

Held every year during the third weekend in January, The Cadaver Ball helps support and sustain the Scholarship Fund. First-year students celebrate their completion of gross Anatomy and Meharry celebrates Devail’s life as one who lived out Meharry’s mission each day.


The Act of Grace Student Emergency Loan Fund
The Act of Grace Student Emergency Loan Fund helps students with living expenses and unexpected bills. Students may borrow a maximum of $500. To apply and participate, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Students must be enrolled in the School of Medicine or School of Dentistry.
  2. Students may be male or female.
  3. Funds provided must be used for the following purposes:
    • Food
    • Utilities
    • Rent
    • Unexpected Travel
  4. Loans must be repaid in full the following semester that the loan originated.
  5. Students may assume one loan—no overlapping.
  6. Second-semester seniors are not eligible to participate.

Dr. John Capers Bull Student Emergency Loan Fund (SELF)Provides short-term student loans to assist them in dire emergencies; all full-time Meharry students are eligible to apply. Students may borrow a maximum of $300, and the loan must be repaid in full within 90 days. Each student may borrow one time in a given academic year.

Student Parent AssociationThe Student Parent Association Scholarship (SPAS) was created to provide childcare scholarships to Meharry student who are parents. The amount of debt for those with children can be significantly high as many students take out additional loans to finance their childcare needs. Thus, we hope to assist student-parents in reducing their financial loan burdens.Scholarship recipients will be selected during the fall semester of each academic year. All awards will be issued to the childcare provider service of the awardee.

Contact Office of Alumni Affairs

1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-7512
Telephone: 615.327.6266
FAX: 615.327.6621

The Office of Alumni Affairs responds to all inquires within 48 hours.