Fort Bend Medical Society Scholarship Program


The 2018-2019 scholarship application is now available.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the top five (5) applicants.  Deadline for submission is April 1, 2018 and interviews will be conducted on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce Office located at 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, TX  77478.

The scholarship is intended for senior students in Fort Bend County high schools who desire to attend medical school pursuing either a Doctor of Medicine Degree or a Doctor of Osteopathic Degree.   The student must also meet the other qualifications and requirements as set forth in the attached application.  Failure to meet any one of these will result in disqualification.

Applications are also available via counselors at the various ISD's.  Please note, all applications and paper work must be turned in to one's applicable counselor.  Do not mail directly to the Fort Bend County Medical Society.


Anjali James, daughter of James Francis of Missouri City, Texas, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the $2,000 Fort Bend Medical Society scholarship.

She graduated in 2017 from L.V. Hightower High School, Fort Bend ISD, where she was actively involved in many school activities including being an outstanding student.  She served as President of the National Honor Society; Vice President and Events Chair of the Medical Science Academy Student Board; National Honor Art Society; National English Honor Society; Student Leadership Group; Future Business Leaders of America; Varsity Speech and Debate/National Forensics League; South Asian Cultural Association; Health Occupational Students of America.  

Anjali James

Over the course of her high school career, she was in the medical science academy which offered such subjects as Anatomy, Medical terminology, Pathophysiology and Microbiology. 


Anjali’s volunteerism and community involvement while in high school was extensive.  She volunteered at St. Joseph Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Quality Living Assisted Health Care Facility, Little Flowers Mission League, Habitat for Humanity.


For the years 2016 and 2017, she has intern at three hospital facilities….Houston Methodist observing surgeries; Memorial Hermann observing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and MD Anderson Cancer Center working in the research sector, the first high school student in history to work at the Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Program.  There she co-authored a manuscript for a new development of a breast cancer diagnostic test that is much more affordable and accurate than those available to patients today and assisted in a project exploring the role of a protein known as EphA2 in malignant tumors.


With all these above responsibilities and work, Anjali graduated 5th in a class of 556 and scored a 92.5 percent on her SAT tests.


Anjali says, “I want to positively change someone’s life, to defy stereotypes based on background and disabilities.  I am motivated to make the world a better, safer place.  And to do that. I strive to be an everyday hero. And an aspiring healer.  A Physician.”


She is currently majoring in Honors Biology at The University of Houston.  Her desire to become a physician was impressive.


The Fort Bend Medical Society is proud to award their 2017-2018 scholarship to Miss Anjali James


Scholarship Committee:

Dr. Sapna Singh

Dr. Art Klawitter

Dr. Asha Wurdeman

Dr. Lauren Swords



2014-2015 Recipient - Theodore Zhang
2015-2016 Recipient - Alwin Alias
2016-2017 Recipient - Caleb Leachman


FBMS Scholarship Application 2018-2019


Fort Bend Medical Society seeks your contributions to the Scholarship Program.   Contributions may come from members of the Society, non-members, health care institutions, commercial entities or even individuals.  Endowments or contributions in the name of an organization or individual are most welcome.  Please contact for more information.