Scholarships

The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine offers Temple University fund-administered scholarships and non-Temple scholarships to incoming and current students who meet the criteria.

Non-Temple Scholarships

Each year, TUSPM students are awarded a number of private non-Temple University fund-administered awards not identified on this page. Students are encouraged to visit their email accounts or the Office of Student Financial Services for notification of such opportunities.

Students should also check Fastweb, the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 180,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans available to students.

Temple University Scholarships

TUSPM offers Temple University fund-administered scholarships to students in a specific class year. General scholarships are open to students in all years.

First-year scholarships
Second-year scholarships
Third-year scholarships
Fourth-year scholarships
General scholarships

How to Apply

Incoming first-year students: First-year students will be considered for scholarships as part of the application process and need not apply.

Current students: Current TUSPM students should print and submit the scholarship application to the Office of Student Affairs by June 1, 2014. Download the scholarship application for current students.

First-year scholarships

  • First-year Merit Scholarships. Presented to incoming first-year students with a minimum combined MCAT score of 20 and a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0. The competitiveness rating of the undergraduate college will be a consideration.
  • Allen E. Forsythe, DPM Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1999 by and bequest from Allen Forsythe, DPM, POD ’37, to provide scholarships for incoming podiatry students who have excellent academic credentials and financial need.
  • Georgia Student Scholar Aid Fund. Awarded to a first-year student who is a resident of the state of Georgia at the time of matriculation, adheres to the ideals of the podiatric medical profession, has leadership qualities, and a demonstrated financial need. Donated by Dr. and Mrs. E. Dalton McGlamry with additional donations from Dr. Alan Stacey Banks.
  • Gilbert Master, DPM (POD '38) Scholarship Fund. Established in 1992 by Bernard Master to provide scholarships to first-year podiatry students based on academic excellence and involvement with school activities.
  • Goldsmith-Greenfield Scholarship-Funded by Robert K. Greenfield and Berta Goldsmith. Dr. Greenfield was a trustee from 1967 until 1991, serving the last two years as chairman of the board. Mrs. Goldsmith, a long-time contributor to TUSPM, at her death in her 100th year directed Mr. Greenfield to organize a foundation. Gifts from the Goldsmith-Greenfield Foundation have funded this scholarship. Presented to a first-year student who has excelled as an undergraduate and has demonstrated financial need.

Second-year scholarships

  • Class of 1989 Clinical Instruments Scholarship Fund. Established in 1989 by members of the Class of 1989 to provide for scholarships to help second-year podiatry students pay for clinical instruments.
  • E. Louis Gray Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship honors the memory of a member of the PCPM Class of 1995 who died at the end of his second year as a student. The money for the scholarship was raised by the Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA). The scholarship is presented to a second-year African-American student and member of SNPMA who has a demonstrated financial need and leadership qualities.  
  • G. Elmer Harford Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a second-year student, who has excelled in courses in the anatomical sciences, is a member of the Stirling-Harford Anatomical Society, ranked in the top 50% of his/her class, and has a demonstrated financial need. Donated by the Estate of Dr. G. Elmer Harford, his friends and colleagues. Dr. Harford was full-time professor at PCPM. He taught Anatomy and was considered to be the authority in his field. He remained on the faculty until his retirement.
  • Herbert Rothfeld, DPM Scholarship. Established in 1998 to provide scholarships for second-year podiatry students who have the highest grade point average in anatomy.
  • Thomas S. Union, Sr. and Family Scholarship Fund. Established in 1995 by Thomas S. Union, Jr., DPM, POD ’68, and Joseph M. Union, DPM, POD ’74, to provide scholarships to second-year podiatry students who are residents of Georgia and demonstrate leadership, high academic ability and financial need.
  • Gartha E. Wolfe, DPM Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1989 through a bequest from Dr. Wolfe to provide scholarships for second-year podiatry students in the top half of the class who demonstrate financial need.

Third-year scholarships

  • Frieda and John Juda Memorial Award Fund. Established in 2016 in memory of his parents by former asst. professor in the Dept of Medicine Erwin J. Juda, DPM '82 RPh to provide a scholarship to a third or fourth year student with financial need who has excelled in the study of pharmacology, and who has contributed to the science of pharmacology through research or publication.
  • Richard E. Adler, DPM Scholarship. Awarded to a third-year student who has demonstrated academic excellence and service to the community. Given by Dr. Richard E. Adler, a 1977 graduate of PCPM.  
  • Briskin-Sitkoff Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1993 by Harold Sitkoff, DPM, POD ’41 and Irma Briskin Sitkoff in memory of Arthur Briskin, DPM, POD ’43, and Marjorie Cohen Sitkoff DPM, POD ’44, and in 1995 by Irma Briskin Sitkoff in memory of Harold Sitkoff, DPM, POD ’41, to provide scholarships for third-year students in the School of Podiatric Medicine based on financial need and academic excellence.
  • Lynn Catapano, DPM (POD '86) Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1992 by family, friends and classmates to provide scholarships for second-year podiatry students.
  • J. David Derr, DPM Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to third-year students who have excelled academically, have a record of service to TUSPM and colleagues, and a demonstrated financial need. Made possible through the estate of J. David Derr, DPM Dr. Derr was commissioned in the Air Force following his graduation from the Temple School of Chiropody in 1958. He opened a practice in Idaho after his tour of duty, but returned to the Air Force, where he spent the rest of his career. He left his entire estate to TUSPM for scholarships. Five awards of approximately $4,000 each are given to third-year students, and Dr. Derr's bequest also helps to fund Merit Scholarships for incoming students.
  • Betty Souder Frese Scholarship Fund. Established in 1998 by Herman Frese, SBM ’49, to provide scholarships for third-year podiatry students who have excelled academically and who demonstrate financial need.
  • Leon E. Kehr, DPM Scholarship Fund. Established in 1999 by Leon E. Kehr, DPM, POD ’53, to provide scholarships for third-year podiatry students in the top half of their class who have been involved in community activities and who demonstrate financial need.
  • Charles (POD '23, '34) and Alice (SBM '27) Krausz Scholarship Fund. Established by Charles Krausz, DPM, former dean and professor emeritus of the School of Podiatric Medicine, and friends in 1992 to provide scholarships for third-year podiatry students who excel academically, demonstrate financial need and provide service to the school.
  • Edwin B. Martin, Jr., DPM Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to the third-year student who has demonstrated academic excellence and service to his or her classmates through involvement in campus organizations and the community. Given by friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Martin, a graduate of the class of 1974. After completing a residency program at Valley Forge Medical Center under the direction of Dr. James Ganley, Dr. Martin returned to his hometown of Fayetteville, NC, where he opened a practice and was active in the North Carolina Podiatric Medical Society.
  • Bohdan Terleckyj Scholarship Fund. Established in 1997 by friends and colleagues of Bohdan Terleckyj, CLA ’70, MED ’75, a former faculty member, to provide scholarships for third-year podiatry students who have excelled in microbiology and who demonstrate financial need.
  • Louis Zulli, DPM Scholarship Fund. Established in 1996 by Leon Kehr, DPM and friends, students and colleagues of Louis Zulli, DPM, POD ’53, to provide scholarships for students in the School of Podiatric Medicine.

Fourth-year scholarships

  • Frieda and John Juda Memorial Award Fund. Established in 2016 in memory of his parents by former asst. professor in the Dept of Medicine Erwin J. Juda, DPM '82 RPh to provide a scholarship to a third or fourth year student with financial need who has excelled in the study of pharmacology, and who has contributed to the science of pharmacology through research or publication.
  • The Benjamin and Martha Marcus Memorial Award. The purpose of the Fund is to provide an award(s) for a graduating 4th year student at the School of Podiatric Medicine who has excellent aggregate academic credentials dealing with Foot and Ankle Surgery Clinic. The fund will award (5) $2,000 awards as determined by the committee, over the course of five years or less.
  • The Effective Management Private Practicitoner Award. The purpose of the Fund is to provide for an award(s) for a graduating fourth year student at the School of Podiatric Medicine who has strong academic credentials and a potential desire to start a private practice. the fund will award (20) $500 awards as determined by the committee, over the course of five years or less.
  • James E. Bates, DPM Presidential Scholarship. Awarded to fourth-year students who have established an outstanding record of academic accomplishment, service to TUSPM and community, and personal and professional integrity. Given by the colleagues, friends, and family of Dr. Bates, the founding President of PCPM from 1963 until 1995 when he retired and became Chancellor.
  • Dr. John Buckholtz and Dr. Harold Vogler Surgical Scholarship Fund. Established in 1991 to provide scholarships for fourth-year podiatry students based on clinical qualifications and recommendations from the surgery department.
  • Tammy Clemons Fund. Established in 2001 by Tammy Clemons’ classmates in her memory to provide scholarships to fourth-year podiatry students who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need, with preference to active members of the Student National Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Richard D. DiNapoli, DPM Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a student in the DPM /Ph.D. program who demonstrates a commitment to the completion of the program, academic excellence, dedication to the profession, and financial need or to a fourth-year student who demonstrates an interest in and commitment to the advancement of surgical treatment of the foot and ankle, dedication, integrity, and financial need. Given by friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. DiNapoli, a 1985 graduate who died in 1994. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Podiatry Institute and was President of the New Hampshire Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Foot and Ankle Associates of North Carolina Scholarship Fund in Honor of Shirley Thompson and Mary Kinard- Established in 2005 by Stephen Kinard, DPM, ’94, and Clarence M. Stewart, DPM, ’95, to provide scholarships for upcoming fourth-year students enrolled in the School of Podiatric Medicine who are active members of the Student National Podiatric Medical Association.
  • James V. Ganley, DPM Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a fourth-year student who has demonstrated interest and accomplishment in podopediatrics. Dr. Jim Ganley was a person who was loved by everyone who knew him. He was recognized as an outstanding teacher, scholar, practitioner, and gentleman. A 1954 graduate of Temple, he taught podopediatrics at TUSPM until his death in 1993.
  • William M. Goldfarb, DPM Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a fourth-year student who has demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding services to his/her classmates, TUSPM, and the podiatric profession. Donated by friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Goldfarb, who was a Trustee of PCPM from 1975 until his death in 1975. Dr. Goldfarb founded the Hershey Seminar, one of the most continuously successful surgical meetings in the country.
  • Stanley Grode, DPM Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1991 by the family, friends and colleagues of Stanley Grode, DPM to provide scholarships for fourth-year students with financial need who have excelled in the study of the anatomical sciences, and who have contributed to the science of anatomy through research or publication.
  • Richard C. Haas II Award Fund. Established in 2009 by William D. Farrett, Jr., D.P.M., POD ’95, and Sheila Kimble-Haas in memory of Richard C. Haas, D.P.M. ’POD 95 to provide awards for students enrolled in the School of Podiatric Medicine entering their fourth year  who have financial need and who have exhibited significant academic achievement, with preference given to students who have shown an interest in helping underserved populations in the United States.
  • Felix A. Hess Scholarship Fund. Established by Leslie A. Hess, DPM, POD ’79, to provide scholarships for podiatry students who are in the top half of the class and who demonstrate financial need.
  • Edwin J. and Helen L. Kay Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 2005 by a bequest from Helen L. Kay to provide scholarships for podiatry students with financial need.
  • Leonard Hymes, DPM Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a fourth-year student who has shown outstanding commitment to the profession of podiatric medicine through his/her humanistic service to others as well as academic excellence, citizenship, and a record of service to classmates. Dr. Leonard Hymes was a member of the faculty from 1964 until his death in 1983.
  • E. Dalton McGlamry, DPM Scholarship. Awarded to a fourth-year student who has ranked within the top 20% of his/her class in the first three years of surgery grades. Made possible through the generosity of the family, friends, colleagues, and former residents of Dr. McGlamry, one of the giants of podiatry. A 1954 graduate of Temple, Dr. McGlamry is a pioneer in residency training for podiatric medicine and surgery. A founder of PCPM, he served on the board in the 1960s. He is an author, lecturer, surgeon, and gentleman, and has served as president of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Louis (POD '35) and Ruth Newman Scholarship Fund. Established in 1993 by Andrew Newman to provide scholarships for fourth-year podiatry students with financial need and who excel in surgery.
  • Kate L. Paine Memorial Scholarship Fund in Peripheral Vascular Disease. Established in 1988 by Leslie A. Hess, DPM, POD ’79, in honor of a bequest from Kate Paine to provide scholarships for fourth-year podiatry students.
  • J.E. Smaha Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1986 by Paul G. Smaha, DPM, POD ’68, to provide scholarships for fourth-year podiatry students based on academics, leadership and financial need.

General Scholarships

  • Aisha S. Chaudhry, DPM and Iftikhar M. Chaudhry, MD, Scholarship Fund. Established in 2013 by Aisha S. Chaudhry, DPM and Iftikhar M. Chuadhry, MD to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Podiatric Medicine who have financial need.
  • T. George Downs Scholarship Fund. Established in 1991 by Mr. Downs to provide scholarships for podiatric medicine students with financial need.
  • Dr. Gallman-Stelmach Endowed Scholarship Fund. Established in 2004 by M. Doris Stelmach, DPM, POD 43, in memory of her husband, W. Peter Stelmach, MD, her brother, Edmund F. Gallman, DPM and her son, Peter Stelmach, MD to provide annual scholarships to third- or fourth-year School of Podiatric Medicine students with financial need who show an interest in, and aptitude for, the study of metabolic diseases.
  • Ruth Hess (EDU '78) Scholarship Fund. Established by Leslie A. Hess, DPM, POD ’79, to provide scholarships for podiatry students who demonstrate academic excellence in biochemistry and financial need.
  • Krausz-Schultz Scholarship. Presented to a second, third or fourth-year student who is a legal resident of Pennsylvania. The successful candidate must be in the top 50% of the class, be actively involved in the college community and have demonstrated financial need.
  • Kevin Mahan Memorial Scholarship. Established by the TUSPM Board of Trustees in memory of Kevin Mahan, older brother of TUSPM Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kieran Mahan, DPM
  • Dr. Bernard and Susan Master Scholarship Fund. Established in 1993 by Bernard Master to provide scholarships for students in the School of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Leona Master Scholarship Fund. Established in 1993 by Bernard Master to provide scholarships for students in the School of Podiatric Medicine.
  • John A. Mattiacci Scholarship Fund. Established by Dean John A. Mattiacci, Maureen Mattiacci and the Office of Professional Employees International Union. The purpose of the fund is to support students of TUSPM who have financial need, with preference given to TUSPM students who are children of OPEIU members, if available and eligible.
  • James and Katharine McNerney Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 2010 by James E. McNerney, D.P.M., POD ’70, to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the School of Podiatric Medicine who have financial need.
  • John P. Dahdah, DPM '84 Scholarship Fund.  Established in 2014 by John P. Dahdah, DPM, to proivde a merit scholarship to a student enrolled in the School of Podiatric Medicine.
  • New England Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2006 by the School of Podiatric Medicine alumni in New England to provide scholarships for students who have financial need and who have exhibited significant academic achievement with preference for students who have legal residence or spent a substantial amount of time living in New England.
  • LeGrand Newman, DPM Scholarship Fund. Established in 1995 by family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Newman, former associate dean of academic affairs, to provide scholarships for podiatry students with financial need.
  • Paul R. Quintavalle, Sr., DPM Scholarship Fund. Established by family, friends and colleagues of Paul Quintavalle, DPM, POD ’40, former chairman of the board of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, to provide scholarships for podiatry students based on academic excellence, financial need, compassion to patients and commitment to the community.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard R. Roccapriore Scholarship Fund. Established in 2000 by Richard R. Roccapriore, DPM, POD ’53, to provide scholarships for podiatry students with financial need.
  • Frank H. Rubin, DPM, '43 Memorial Fund in Podiatric Medicine. Established in 2004 by Gladyce F. Rubin to honor the memory of her husband, who was widely respected for his dedication to podiatric medicine and the welfare and dignity of his patients, to provide an annual award to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in podiatric surgery, and an annual scholarship to a third- or fourth-year student with financial need who demonstrates outstanding attributes of performance, compassion, enthusiasm and commitment to patient services.
  • Dr. and Mrs. George K. Schacterle Scholarship Fund (POD '51). Established in 2002 by Dr. and Mrs. George K. (Sonia) Schacterle, DPM ’51 to provide a scholarship based on academic excellence and financial need. If a student considered for this scholarship is in his or her third or fourth year and has demonstrated an interest in teaching and/or research, then preference shall be given to that candidate.  
  • School of Podiatric Medicine Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship and Annual Award. Established in 2004 by the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Alumni Association to provide an annual scholarship to a student with financial need and to provide for an annual award to an outstanding graduating student.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jack Schreffler Scholarship Fund. Established in 1999 by Jack M. Schreffler, DPM, POD ’56, to provide scholarships for podiatry students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Lillian K. Seibert (POD '43) Scholarship Fund. Established in 1998 by Ruth Seibert, EDU ’51, to provide scholarships for School of Podiatric Medicine students who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.
  • Shirley Seave Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1999 by Edwin Seave, DPM, POD ’43, LAW ’51, to provide scholarships for podiatry students who demonstrate academic ability, leadership and financial need.
  • Manning Smith, DPM, (POD '39) Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1996 by his wife, Ethel, to provide scholarships for needy male students from Pennsylvania who demonstrate financial need.
  • Samuel Turrisi, DPM (POD '48) Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1997 by classmates, family and friends to provide scholarships for students in the School of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Dr. James Conwell White and Nancy L. White Scholarship Fund. Established in 2004 by James Conwell White, DPM, POD ’52, to provide scholarships for students with financial need who are enrolled in the School of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Dr. and Mrs. William Ziegler Scholarship Fund. Established in 1997 by William Ziegler, DPM POD ’48, to provide scholarships for students in the School of Podiatric Medicine.
  • CENTRELLA FAMILY MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

    Established by the Delaware Podiatric Medical Association and the Centrella Family in memory of Louis D. Centrella, DPM, '67 and Michael L. Centrella, Jr., DPM '76 to provide scholarships for fourth year students with financial need who have excelled in the study of anatomical sciences and surgery anatomy, and who have contributed to the science of anatomy through research or publication.

  • THE CATHERINE HAND, DPM '49 ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 2015 by Catherine Hand, DPM, to provide annual scholarships to one or more students with financial need who excel in their courses at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

  • BAKO EXCELLANCE IN PODIATRIC DERMATOLOGY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

    Established in 2014 by Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO, the purpose of the fund is to provide an annual scholarship for the student enrolled in the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine achieving the highest grade point average in dermatology, while simultaneously exhibiting superior acumen in clinical dermatology.