Kent Adams Memorial Scholarship

History

Kent Adams graduated from West Springfield High School in 1971 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of William and Mary in 1975.  For a time, he pursued a medical tech career at University of Virginia before transferring to George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C. to be closer to home.

There Kent worked on cardio-vascular projects and in the heart catherization laboratory at George Washington University Hospital.  He received his Masters of Science from Georgetown University in Physiology in 1982.  While at GW, Kent was mentored by a physician who encouraged him to pursue a career in medicine.  Kent took his advice, completed his prerequisites at GW, applied to EVMS and was accepted into the MD program.

On the day of his final exam at GW, he was tragically killed in an auto accident.  Kent’s parents established the Kent Adams Memorial Scholarship to perpetuate his memory.

Criteria

The recipient of this scholarship must:

  • Be a Virginia resident.
  • Have demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a declared intent in the specialty of cardiology.
  • Is a rising third or fourth year student enrolled in the EVMS MD program.