EARL STEWART, JR., is an aspiring physician and native son of the city of Augusta, Georgia, where he grew up and attended public schooling for both his primary and secondary educations. He is a 2005 alumnus of A.R. Johnson Health Sciences and Engineering Magnet High School, where he studied on the Health Sciences curriculum while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. He is also a 2009 alumnus of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Cum Laude) with a pre-medical focus with minors in Chemistry and Latin. At Mercer, he was a Josiah Penfield Presidential Scholar and served as a member and officer of several organizations and honor societies and accrued many awards for leadership and academic excellence, including being named to the National Dean's List, Mercer's President's and Dean's Lists, Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
Mr. Stewart currently attends the historic Meharry Medical College's School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, with the classification of rising Senior Medical Student. At Meharry, he is a member and leader of several medical student associations and has been awarded multiple accolades for academic excellence and community service. He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Governor's Council of the Tennessee State Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the Secretary of the Governing Council of the Tennessee Medical Association-Medical Student Section, President of the Thomas-Hardy Internal Medicine Society, and has served as Chaplain of the Meharry Chapter of the 100 Collegiate Black Men and of his medical class. He is also a member of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Honor Society for Humanism in Medicine. His plans after medical school include entering residency in General Internal Medicine and thereafter pursuing a fellowship in general cardiology. His ultimate career goal is to become a practicing cardiologist in his hometown.