About the Scholarship

Pediatric Student Scholarship

The scholarship is funded through a generous gift from Pamela Davis Leight (daughter of Dr. Davis) and George Staples Leight, Jr., M.D.  The recipient will be awarded a $5000 tuition scholarship. If the student’s tuition has already been covered, the student may use the scholarship money for room and board or other living expenses.

UNC medical students who intend to specialize in pediatrics or medicine/pediatrics are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The medical student selected as the Davis Pediatric Scholar will be one who, during the third-year medical school clinical experience, demonstrated a scholarly approach to pediatric medicine; an exemplary sensitivity, concern and care for children of all backgrounds; a special talent for putting patients and parents at ease; a willingness to both listen and provide clear explanations; a recognizable ability to gain the trust of patients, families, and other medical providers; high moral standards and ethical values; and a passion for enhancing the well-being of children everywhere.