Robert B. & Ruth M. Glisson Memorial Scholarship

History

Graduating from his Georgia high school at 16, Robert Glisson met his future wife while visiting his uncle, who was married to Ruth’s aunt. Originally from Deland, Florida, Ruth Glisson attended High Point College with Robert. After graduation, Robert joined the naval reserves around the time of the Korean War. 

The Glissons relocated to Norfolk where they stayed and raised their two children, Britton and Amy.  They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on May 15, 2004 shortly before Ruth passed away on August 27 the same year. Robert Glisson established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Ruth.

Criteria

Awarded annually to a student in the MD program at EVMS based on academic merit and financial need.