Sanford Markham, MD Memorial Scholarship

The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) Scholarship Program is pleased to offer the Sanford Markham, MD Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Sanford Markham, one of the HWCOM Founding Deans devoted his life to family, country, and medical education. Known for his ever-present bow ties and affable mild manner, Dr. Markham came to Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in 2007 as the founding Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs and was responsible for the planning and development of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). He was a dedicated advocate for women’s healthcare. Dr. Markham continuously strived to instill professionalism to the next generation of physicians.


  • Applicants must be second, third, or fourth year medical students.
  • Applicants must be in good academic and professional standing.
  • Applicants cannot be a current recipient of a full tuition scholarship.  
  • Demonstrated financial need is a required component to be a recipient of this award. Current FAFSA must be on file.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe any special circumstances or obligations you have that might demonstrate financial need.
  2. Describe what makes you the best candidate for this award.