Founded by daughter Dr. Blanche Bourne-Tyree for students majoring in medicine or a related field.
Dr. Ulysses G. Bourne graduated from Leonard Medical College in North Carolina. By 1903, he had established a private medical practice on All Saints Street in Frederick, Maryland. In 1919, Dr. Bourne and Dr. Brooks, another local doctor, opened a hospital to better care for the African American community until Frederick Memorial Hospital was able to help two years later. In addition to his active involvement with the medical community, Dr. Bourne was dedicated to civic causes. He was president of the Frederick area NAACP for 20 years and active with many other organizations. To further her father’s legacy, Dr. I. Blanche Bourne-Tyree started The Dr. Ulysses G. Bourne, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Not only did Dr. Bourne-Tyree follow in her father’s footsteps, but also recipients of his scholarship aim to do so as well. Students who are awarded scholarships from The Dr. Ulysses G. Bourne, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund must be Frederick County seniors planning to attend a four-year educational institution of their choice to study the sciences, with intentions of pursuing a career in healthcare. Preference is given to applicants who wish to become medical doctors, like Dr. Bourne, as well as those who seek careers in the allied health professions.