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Maureen R. L. Mussenden Scholarship

Maureen R. L. Mussenden
Maureen Mussenden

With a focus in health law and corporate law and specialized expertise in hospital/university affiliation agreements, Maureen R. L. Mussenden served as associate counsel in UB’s Academic Health Center. A native of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, she earned a BA from Keuka College and a JD from Cornell Law School. She was a member of several legal organizations and also was actively involved with numerous community organizations. She died in 2010 at age 54, after a courageous battle with cancer.

 

 

 

This award supports first-generation graduate students attending one of the five health sciences schools.

The Maureen R. L. Mussenden Scholarship fund provides one-third in state tuition for up to four years (based on the tuition the year the scholarship is awarded) and is available to students pursuing a graduate degree in any of the following schools:

  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Public Health and Health Professions

The Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences presents the award.

Award Amount

One-third in state tuition for up to four years, based on the tuition the year the scholarship is awarded.

Eligibility

Applicants must be currently enrolled in or accepted to a graduate program in one of the five UB Health Sciences schools.

  • Applicants must be first-generation students (students whose parents did not receive a college degree).
  • Priority will be given to women. The Foundation and the University may modify or disregard any selection criteria that are determined in whole or in part to be contrary to law or to then existing University policy.
  • Residents and fellows are not eligible.

Application Process

Submit a completed application to the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences.

Application Requirements

  • completed application
  • personal essay (500-word maximum)
  • letter of recommendation from UB faculty member sent directly to the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences

Deadline

Applications must be received by Sept. 29, 2018.

Selecting Awardees

Successful applicants will be notified in writing.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Maureen R. L. Mussenden Scholarship, please contact:

Deborah L. Kelsch

Senior Staff Assistant

Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences

155 Biomedical Education Building, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2775

Email: dlkelsch@buffalo.edu