Grants and Scholarships

Dr. Stephen E. and June H. Szabo Grants

Details of the grant requirements are available through the Premedical Programs Office at the University of Dayton. Applicants must submit a proposal directly to the Director of Premedical Programs. The proposal must include a statement of the project and its goals, the location where the project will be carried out, a complete budget for the experience as well as a statement of the amount of funds requested through a Szabo Grant, and a statement of how the results of the project will be shared with the UD community.


Funds for scholarships are derived from the generous support of members of the Dayton community. These funds help ensure that the top pre-professional students are rewarded for their excellent achievements at the University of Dayton.

The application deadline for scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year is March 14. A few notes about the application:

  • You will identify your recommendation letter writers in the application. It is important that you ask these faculty or staff if they will write you a letter of recommendation. They will receive an email from Premedical Programs after the application deadline with directions on completing the letter of recommendation.
  • You are asked to identify programs that you have participated in PPO Programs. These are programs sponsored by Premedical Programs such as Alpha Epsilon Delta, Dental Interest Group, Healing Hearts, Global Brigades, Reach Out Montgomery County and UD/Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium.

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The Eleanora S. Everhard Scholarship

This private scholarship was established by Eleanora S. Everhard in memory of her parents, Aaron and Ann Vennette Everhard and is administered by The Dayton Foundation. The original fund was established in 1933. This scholarship is limited to one academic year only, and is not renewable. Preference for the Everhard Scholarships is given to females who are in a premedical curriculum.


The Dr. Stephen E. and June H. Szabo Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a gift from the estates of Dr. Stephen E. and June H. Szabo in 1999. Dr. Szabo graduated from the University of Dayton in 1935 majoring in Pre-Dentistry. Professionally, Dr. Szabo was a well-respected oral surgeon in the Dayton area. During his practice, which spanned over 50 years, he fought and paved the way for all oral surgeons in and around the Dayton area to have privileges to operate in all the hospitals. As a result of his efforts, he was on the staff of every hospital in Dayton.


Carl I. Michaelis Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a gift from the estate of Dr. Carl I. Michaelis in 2001. Dr. Michaelis was a Professor of Chemistry whose teaching career began in 1954 at UD and spanned 36 years. Among numerous awards, Michaelis was recognized as Professor of the Year and was runner-up for the Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award in 1963. In 1987 he was nominated for Distinguished Service Professor and was appointed professor emeritus in 1988.

As well as teaching, Michaelis advised premedical and predental students and served as the faculty advisor for the student affiliate of the American Chemical Society for 33 years.


Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants for any scholarship offered through the Premedical Programs office must be sophomore or junior students enrolled at the University of Dayton who intend to apply to a primary health care professional school (medicine, dentistry, optometry, etc.). They must have registered with the Premedical Programs office, be active within the program, and be currently advised by one of the designated premedical advisors.

The scholarship must be used to defray the expenses of tuition, fees, and/or room and board at UD.

The amount of the awards can vary, depending on the qualifications and needs of the student.

Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of evidence for satisfactory academic performance and moderate financial need. The selection committee is comprised of premedical advisors.

Applications become available during the second semester of the academic year. Awards are announced in April.