Prehealth Scholarships

The Office of Prehealth studies offers several scholarship opportunities for Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry undergraduate students. Only Juniors (60-89 hours) and Seniors (90+ hours) are eligible for these scholarships. All scholarships are merit-based, and to be competitive a student should have a 3.5 or above overall GPA. Most of these scholarships require that a student have a FAFSA on file with the Student Financial Aid Office.

The Fall 2020 Prehealth Scholarship Application is closed. Recipients will be notified via their Baylor email in early September if they have been selected. The link to the Spring 2021 Prehealth Scholarship Application will be posted here early in January.

If you have any questions email prehealth@baylor.edu.

The Donald E. Kaiser Scholarship

The Donald E. Kaiser Scholarship was established in 1987 by Dr. and Mrs. Willis Tacker in honor of their friend Dr. Donald Kaiser. It is awarded each year to a student who will complete their undergraduate studies in fewer than four years before attending medical school.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be designated Pre-Med
  • Must be an undergraduate of Junior (60-89 hours) or Senior (90+ hours) standing
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid office with a FAFSA on file
William and Argye Hillis Scholarship

The William and Argye Hills Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Hillis in 1988. Dr. Hillis graduated from Baylor in 1953 after entering as a 16-year-old freshman. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins in 1957, and in 1981 returned to Baylor as the chair of the biology department.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be designated Pre-Med or Pre-Dent
  • Must be an undergraduate of Junior (60-89 hours) or Senior (90+ hours) standing
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid office with a FAFSA on file
Doctors Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Scholarship

The Doctors Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Scholarship was established in 1999 to recognize outstanding Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Students.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be designated Pre-Med or Pre-Dent
  • Must be an undergraduate of Junior (60-89 hours) or Senior (90+ hours) standing
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid office with a FAFSA on file
Vance LeCrone Scholarship

This scholarship was founded in memory of Dr. Vance LeCrone, an Orthodontist from The Woodlands. Dr. LeCrone graduated from Baylor in 1994 and earned his DDS and completed his Orthodontics residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in Houston. 

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be designated Pre-Dent
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid office with a FAFSA on file
Pinkoson Family Premed Scholarship

The Pinkoson Family Premedical Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Pinkoson.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be designated Pre-Med
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid office with a FAFSA on file
Virgil and Helen Tweedie/AED Scholarship

The Virgil L. Tweedie Scholarship was created in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Tweedie. Dr. Tweedie was faculty sponsor of AED and chaired our Prehealth Committee for 24 years. It is awarded to outstanding Pre-Med and Pre-Dent students.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be designated Pre-Med or Pre-Dent
  • Must be an undergraduate of Junior (60-89 hours) or Senior (90+ hours) standing
  • Must be registered with the Student Financial Aid office with a FAFSA on file
Robert Sparkman AED Pre-Medical Scholarship

The Sparkman scholarship honors outstanding Pre-Medical students, who have already been accepted to medical school. This scholarship is only awarded in the Spring semester.

Specific eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be designated Pre-Med
  • Must be an undergraduate of Senior (90+ hours) standing

Prehealth Programs

(254) 710-3659

Mailing Address
One Bear Place #97108
Waco, TX 76798-7108

Office Location
BSB B111