University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Bryant/Small Scholarship Fund

Bryant/Small Scholarship Fund


SOM - Student Affairs D02001


Graduate or Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Dr. Richard Small worked at the Citrus Experiment Station as a student at UCR. Richard and his wife, Laura, a food safety instructor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, live on a 33-acre avocado farm in Fallbrook, Calif., near Escondido. Dr. Small was a zoology major at UCR graduating in 1961 with his classmates and friend, Dr. Fred Bryant, now an orthodontist practicing in Riverside. The Smalls have supported UCR since 1977. Last year, Richard Small and Fred Bryant started the Bryant-Small Scholarship to benefit a deserving medical student.

Selection and Guidelines:

This fund will provide for scholarship assistance to a second year medical student who has demonstrated leadership, special aptitude for and a deep commitment to the study of medicine. This award will be administered by the Dean of the School of Medicine.

It is the donor's preference that the Dean selects the recipient(s) with the consultation of a faculty committee. The award should go to a second year medical student who has demonstrated leadership and a deep commitment to the study of medicine. The recipient should have a special aptitude for the study of medicine. While academic performance may be taken into consideration, it should not be the only criteria for selecting the recipient. The donor's preference is that students not be required to write an essay to apply for the scholarship.

There is no application procedure for students. Personnel from the UCR School of Medicine will notify the student award recipients.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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