2020 HAROLD T. PRUESSNER, M.D. MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Harold T. Pruessner, M.D. Medical Student Scholarship
In 1995, the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians, through the TAFP Foundation, established a scholarship in honor of Harold T. Pruessner, M.D. From 2000 through 2003, a Shooting Star Gala fundraising event was held annually to support this scholarship fund. Members of the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians continue to support the scholarship fund through membership in the Century Club. Individuals and organizations committed to encouraging the practice of family medicine provide additional financial support. Since July 2001, when the first scholarships were awarded, two scholarships have been awarded annually to deserving medical students, one from Baylor College of Medicine and one from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Beginning in 2008, the amount was increased to $2,000 each. The addition of the University of Houston College of Medicine has implemented a new change. Beginning in 2021, one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Houston area student once they match into a Family Medicine residency program.