MSM Receives Funding from the Georgia Power Foundation to Support 12 Full Student Scholarships

Students from the MSM medical, public health, and physician assistant programs will benefit from the new scholarships.

ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 9, 2023 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has received funding from the Georgia Power Foundation to support full scholarships for 12 of its students. Four students each from the Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Public Health, and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies programs will benefit from the new scholarships.

“Morehouse School of Medicine is immensely grateful to the Georgia Power Foundation for this generous gift,” said Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, President and CEO of Morehouse School of Medicine. “These scholarships will be life-changing for our students, allowing them to focus completely on their studies, without having to worry about the financial costs of their education. Our learners are MSM's most valuable asset – they are the next generation of the health and scientific workforce. After graduation, they frequently return to their hometowns, committed to achieving health justice for all people. This investment from the Georgia Power Foundation is an investment not only in our students, but also in the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.”

“The state of Georgia is incredibly fortunate to have Morehouse School of Medicine as a leading academic and research institution, and we’re grateful for its leadership in advancing health equity with every graduating class,” said Kim Greene, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power, who also serves as a member of the MSM Board of Trustees. “At Georgia Power, we have a longstanding commitment to supporting students and higher education programs that uplift communities, including HBCUs. These new scholarships not only will help MSM get health care providers in the field in communities that need them the most, but will benefit Georgia directly as so many MSM graduates choose to stay and practice in our home state, providing critical medical care to our neighbors, friends and families.”

The scholarship program was first announced at an event during the 52nd Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, DC. 

First established as a two-year medical program at Morehouse College in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine has been an independent institution since 1981. In addition to its world-renowned Doctor of Medicine program, MSM offers a wide range of health sciences doctorate and master's degrees in public healthbiomedical sciences, and physician assistant studies. Many programs are available online or in a hybrid format for distance learners.

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Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. An independent and private historically-Black medical school, MSM was recognized by the Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s number one medical school in fulfilling a social mission — the creation and advancement of health equity. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit or call 404-752-1500.


Jamille Bradfield
Director, External Communications, Media Relations & Crisis Communications
Morehouse School of Medicine