• About the Louise W. Rauh, MD Scholarship Award

    Louise W. Rauh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1928. Rauh practiced pediatrics for over 50 years and made very important, pioneering contributions to the delivery of pediatric care in the Cincinnati area. She also spent 48 years teaching at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where she was an inspiration to countless medical students, residents & health professionals. Rauh died in 1991 at the age of 88. Read More.

    In 1990, the Women’s Faculty Association of the Department of Pediatrics established a scholarship in her honor, which is awarded annually to a fourth-year medical student at the University of Cincinnati. The Louise Rauh Scholarship is awarded based on excellences in academic performance (dean’s list, third-year pediatric clerkship rotation, AOA, etc.), leadership skills, community service, resourcefulness and financial need.

  • Current Recipient of the Scholarship Award

    Esther Cheng is the recipient of the 2014 Louise Rauh Scholarship Award. Esther is a fourth year student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM).

    As a member of the 2014 class of the UC College of Medicine, Esther academic performance has been outstanding. Her clinical evaluations describe her as an eager and engaged learner. Esther is really excelled in communications with patients and families and has also served the underserved at the MedVOUC and racetrack clinics. She also, participated in the Big Siblings Program at the College of Medicine. Esther was inducted into the Medical Student Scholars Program in Child and Adolescent Health in her first year.

    During her medical school career Esther has worked with 5 different faculty members in research and has a first-author case report article in submission for publication. When not playing golf or soccer, Esther follows sports as an avid fan. Esther has applied for a residency in ENT. The Women’s Faculty Association congratulates Esther on her achievements.

  • Past Recipients of the Scholarship Award

    Winners of the Louise W. Rauh Graduation Award (1991 - Present)

    • 2013   David Moon
    • 2012   Kathryn Hitchcock
    • 2010   Jared Carson Bentley
    • 2009   Gerald Cho
    • 2008   Robin Theresa Petroze
    • 2007   Justin W. Smith and Julie Thistlethwaite
    • 2006   Callisia Nathelee Clarke and Jessica Beegan
    • 2005   Brian Postma and Shana Alexander
    • 2004   Kara Ann Tencza
    • 2003   Jennifer Ernst and Nicole Baldwin
    • 2002   Deborah Bradley and Adam Mussman
    • 2001   Karyn Marie Dyehouse
    • 2000   Nicole Thorpe
    • 1999   George Papacostas
    • 1998   Malini Gillen
    • 1997   Kimberly Renee Shirley
    • 1996   Elissa Falzetta
    • 1995   John Kunkel
    • 1994   Nicole Grunenberg / Ryan
    • 1993   Alberta Henderson
    • 1992   Andrea DeLaat
    • 1991   Joseph Bailey