Meena Singh Tomer Endowed International Scholarship

Eligible: Freshman students in the Medical Technology Program

Background and Purpose

The Meena Singh Tomer Endowed International Scholarship was established in 2019 by her husband Dr. Damber Singh Tomer in honor of Mrs. Meena Singh Tomer, a former medical clinical microbiologist in the UAMS Microbiology Lab and the Arkansas Department of Health Laboratory for her 30+ years of service in the field of microbiology. She was a first generation international student in the medical technology program. Besides her M.Sc. degree in Zoology from India, she also earned her Medical Technology degree from UAMS.

Award Amount and Timing

Subject to availability of funds, the total annual award is to be determined.  The first award is planned for fall 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicant must be accepted as a freshman, full-time student in the Medical Laboratory Sciences program in the UAMS College of Health Professions.
  2. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of 3.0 or above.
  3. Documented Financial Need.  All students applying for scholarships must also apply for financial aid if they have not already done so.  Students are not required to accept the awarded loans, but a completed FASFA is required to generate the aid report that officially documents the financial need of applicants.  Please see the Student Financial Services website for more information.
  4. Preference is given to female students who are (a) international students; or (b) children of first-generation immigrants to the United States whose parents were born in another country and the parents became citizens and residents of the United States.