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Scholarships & Awards


 In 1985, the family and friends of Dr. Dana W. Nance (B.A., 1925, M.D., 1929) endowed the Nance Prize to provide an annual award given to a student in the College of Arts & Science. The award recognizes an outstanding graduating senior from the pre-medical curriculum who has demonstrated perseverance in overcoming academic, financial, or social obstacles to succeed, who is well-trained in the technical skills acquired through the undergraduate pre-medical curriculum, and who possesses an abiding sense of ethical and moral concern for the patient. 

The Dean of the College of Arts & Science joins with the Health Professions Advisory Office in calling for applications from Vanderbilt University pre-med students applying to medical school in the current cycle (2019 Entering Cycle).  A faculty committee from the College of Arts & Science will select the Nance Prize Scholar for 2019. 

The recipient(s) will receive recognition in the graduation program and a monetary award.  All applicants will be notified of a decision by May 1, 2019. 

Applications are due at the Health Professions Advisory Office no later than March 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm CST and should be sent electronically to



National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program


U.S. Air Force

SSgt Sarah D. Kelley
Cell:  615-775-6457
Office: 615-885-9980

U.S. Army

Sergeant First Class Barry L. Boone Jr.
Army Medical Department Recruiter
Cell 877-349-5527
Office 615-874-5002

U.S. Navy
Krystal M. Chunaco, RN/BSN
Lieutenant, United States Navy
Medical Programs Officer Advisor
Navy Recruiting District Nashville
640 Grassmere Park, Suite 104
Nashville, TN 37211
Office: (615) 332-0755 ext. 225
Cell: (615) 336-0735