Adelaide and Brendan Griswold Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one or more medical students with a strong interest in primary care/family medicine and a demonstrated commitment to alleviating health care disparities.


Second-, third- or fourth-year medical students

Deadline for Submission




Selection Process

Eligible students will receive an email about this scholarship at the beginning of the academic year.

To apply, you must submit a CV and a personal statement explaining:

  • your interest in primary care or family medicine
  • how your community outreach or work has addressed the problem of health care disparities

A panel of physicians, professors and professionals with backgrounds in primary care and medical student training will select the awardee(s).


If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, we’ll notify you by letter.


If you receive this scholarship, you will be recognized during our annual Honors Convocation.

Contact For More Information

Denise McGuigan, MSEd

Principal Education Specialist

Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 6101G, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2922; Fax: (716) 829-2933


Kim Griswold, MD, is an associate professor of family medicine and a 1994 graduate of our medical school. She endowed a scholarship in her parents’ names to honor the sacrifices they made for her.

Past Recipients

  • Adrienne Hezghia and Jesse Cole (2020)
  • Shannon Coleman and James Lioi (2019)
  • Andrew Baumgartner and Emily Zhou (2018)
  • Megan Lesperance and Patrick Salemme (2017)
  • Erin Frost and Vincent LaSala (2015)
  • Aneela Alamgir, Kelly Kaempf and Emilie O'Neill (2014)
  • Francis Coyne and Ilya Rabkin (2013)
  • Younghee Cho and Julie Garchow (2011)
  • Anna Beitin, Lauren E. Carlyle and Benjamin Huang (2010)
  • Ashley Wentworth (2009)
  • Lynn Yen and Elizabeth Terragnoli (2007)
  • Dana Schonberg (2005)