The UMF is committed to encourage education primarily through “start-up scholarship”. And in addition to helping scholars start we are inspired and encourage them to finish. Success stories about the finish are stories worth telling.

Maurice D. Hinson, M.D.  – A UMF First

On Friday May 15, 2015 Michelle and I attended the graduation of  Maurice D. Hinson from the Drexel University School of Medicine. The ceremonies were held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA.    

Congratulations Dr. Hinson!

Eleven years ago (2004) Maurice participated in the first UMF Scholarship Awards ceremony where he received a special scholarship award from Ernie & Michelle Urquhart to start his educational journey and to achieve this major milestone with his Doctor of Medicine degree. He also received the Maurice C. Clifford, M.D. Leadership Award for his work creating the Drexel University College of Medicine Mentoring and Pipeline Program (DMAPP). DMAPP is designed to increase opportunities for and advance the health and well being of teens in an underserved Philadelphia community. During his 3rd year Maurice was the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Public Health Award from the United States Public Health Service for his work to achieve health equity, to eliminate health disparities, and to improve the health of all groups.

The Urquhart Memorial Foundation salutes Dr. Hinson, and other UMF scholars, who launched their college education journey with UMF scholarships (and other support) to not only start but also successfully complete their educational pursuits. And, they now participate in flourishing careers that will benefit their communities, family, and themselves.

Success stories such as these inspire us to continue to do the mission of the UMF. Your supporting contributions make it possible. We encourage and appreciate your donations.