White Coat Investor Scholarship

“Like in 2016, we’re going to give out five awards. However, we’ve raised quite a bit more money for 2017, so the prize amounts for 1st-3rd should be quite a bit higher.”

  • 1st Place- 60% of the cash raised
  • 2nd Place- 30% of the cash raised
  • 3rd Place- 10% of the cash raised
  • 4th Place- A copy of The White Coat Investor: A Doctor’s Guide to Personal Finance and Investing for every member of your class, plus a $100 Amazon gift certificate
  • 5th Place- $100 Amazon gift certificate

How much cash has been raised so far?

So far for 2017 the scholarship amount is $34,150.

Who can apply?

Only professional students enrolled full-time for the 2017-2018 year and in good academic standing are eligible (yes, we actually call your school and check.) That means medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, law, pharmacy, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, optometry, podiatry etc. No undergraduates. No residents. Even if you’re a dental resident paying tuition. Sorry. Students only.

You do not need to be a US resident, but you MUST HAVE A US SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. As we are not a registered charity, the winners of the top three prizes will be required to fill out a W-9 for us and we will issue them a 1099 and report the income to the IRS. Consider it to be fully taxable income. The good news is your tax bracket is almost surely dramatically lower than ours, allowing us to give more and you to receive more on an after-tax basis.

Deadline: Applications open June 1, 2017. The final date for submission is August 31, 2017.

Website and application: https://whitecoatinvestor.com/scholarship/

The Future of Bariatric Surgery Scholarship

To increase awareness and encourage new activity and insight into the field, Bariatric Surgery Source is pleased to offer a bi-annual (January and August) $1,000 college scholarship (totaling $2,000 per year).

Submission Deadline: January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2017

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently majoring in any medically-related degree or attending any medically-related certification program.
  • Students of any age – scholarships are not restricted to graduating high school seniors, high-school graduates, undergraduates, or graduate students.
  • Attending (or accepted by) school full-time (as defined by the educational institution) at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located in the U.S.

Scholarship Guidelines

Using our online form, all interested students must:

  • Complete an online application
  • Upload a current, complete official transcript of grades (grade reports are not acceptable. Official transcripts must display student name, school name, degree program, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken.)
  • Upload a minimum 2,000-word essay describing how the field of bariatric surgery will evolve over the next 5 years
  • Upload two (2) letters of recommendation

Website: http://www.bariatric-surgery-source.com/bariatric-surgery-scholarship.html#selection-recipients

Quit Smoking Community Scholarship

Deadline: July 21, 2017

You can participate if you are:

  • 18 years or older.
  • a student enrolled full-time in a U.S. institution for graduate or undergraduate program. (U.S. territories are excluded)
  • an American citizen or lawful permanent resident, currently living in the United States
How to Participate:
  • Choose a topic relevant to smoking-related problems and share your vision on how to inspire more smokers to quit.
  • The essay has to be original, well-thought-out, well written, and ideally between 750-1500 words, although you may write a longer essay.
  • Read the rules and regulations, and make sure you comply with them or your entry could be void.
  • Download, print, and fill in a Scholarship Contest Application Form.
  • Email your essay as well as a scanned copy of your completed application form to scholarship@quitsmokingcommunity.org
  • One applicant can send only one essay.

Website: https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/scholarship/

Morgagni Medical Scholarship

The Morgagni Medical Society made a generous donation to the Columbus Citizens Foundation from which one (1) medical school student scholarship will be awarded. The amount awarded will be $10,000 over 4 years.

The application deadline is Monday, July 31, 2017.

Eligibility: The Morgagni Medical Scholarship is only for incoming first year medical students starting in the fall of 2017. Students need to be of Italian descent (at least 50% Italian).
Process: Students interested in receiving the Morgagni Medical Scholarship must submit an application online and the required supporting documents to the Columbus Citizens Foundation. A committee reviews and evaluates the applications and asks selected applicants to visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation for a mandatory interview.
Approximately one month after interviews, the committee decides which applicant will be
awarded the scholarship. Applicants are notified by email of the committee’s decision.
Website with application: http://www.columbuscitizensfd.org/scholarships/Morgagni-Medical-Scholarship

Instructions
STEP 1: Complete the Morgagni Medical Scholarship Application
STEP 2: Submit all required support documents directly to Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Department (by mail: 8 East 69 Street, New York, NY 10021) by the Monday, July 31, 2017 deadline.
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Dr. Frank & Florence Marino Scholarship

The Dr. Frank and Florence Marino Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for students enrolled in an A.M.A. accredited (or similar status accrediting entity) medical schools located in the United States.

Deadline: May 5, 2017

The 2017 application is now open for students who meet the following criteria:

Criteria for the award:

  • applicants must have attended Connecticut public and/or parochial schools for at least eight years;
  • graduated from a Connecticut public or parochial high school; and
  • be attending medical school and entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year in fall 2017.  The award is not applicable to students entering their first year of medical school.

Number of awards: 1 – 5

Size of the awards:

  • $1,000 – $2,000
  • Students may apply for renewal awards

Inquire with the financial aid office for the application.

The scholarship listing can be found on the Hartford Foundation’s web site at hfpg.org/scholarships.

For more information: Please feel free to contact Jennyfer Holmes or Sarah Carlson with any questions by phone at 860-548-1888 or by email at jholmes@hfpg.org or scarlson@hfpg.org .

Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship

Guidelines:

Application deadline: Applications accepted annually from January 1 through September 1.  Winners selected and contacted by end of September.

Annual scholarships available: $1,000: One $500 scholarship awarded to a student of some kind of legal college, university or program; AND one $500 scholarship awarded to a student of some kind of medical college, university or program.

The Idea: Jason Waechter loves both the medical profession and the legal profession.  He believes the best of each field have something in common—they solve problems in creative and original ways.  These scholarships embrace this.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

  • Open to any students of any kind of legal or medical college, university or program;
  • No minimum GPA requirement;
  • The primary criteria is creativity in the application;
  • Background of the applicant may be considered.

Application requirements:

Write 150 original words (or more) about any of the following:

    • How the Medical & Legal Community can work more easily together;
    • How to reduce medical mistakes;
    • For medical students only: What lawyers don’t know about medicine, but should;
    • For law students only: What doctors don’t know about law, but should; OR
    • Any other novel topic mixing law and medicine.

In this writing also include (which does not count toward your 150 words):

  • Name & contact information;
  • Your background of not more than 40 words (include school and how far you are along).

The key: Be as absolutely creative and attention-getting as possible. There are no constraints—list ideas, thoughts, a narrative, an essay, whatever. Have fun and be unique with it.

Submit any text electronically to clerk@lawyerforlife.com. Anything else that cannot be submitted electronically (or anything else [creative] you wish to send) can be mailed to:

Waechter Law, 19080 W. Ten Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075

Nutshell on how to apply:

Send an email with:

  1. Name & contact information
  2. Your background
  3. Your written submittal

 

Website: http://www.themotorcyclelawyer.com/Scholarship.html

To see scholarship winners from previous years: http://www.birthlaw.com/34.html

KASF Scholarship for Descendants of American Korean War Veterans

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) – Eastern Regional Chapter (ERC) is pleased to announce a new scholarship program in honor and recognition of 1.6 million American Veterans who served in the Korean War during the Korean War era (June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955). These men and women answered the call to fight for a country and people they never knew and never met. More than 54,000 Americans died and 103,000 were wounded.

To express our gratitude to these Veterans for their sacrifices, KASF-ERC will offer their descendants an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. KASF-ERC scholarship program will recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and potential for success. Awardees will receive a check of $2,000 scholarships from KASF and be able to attend the KASF-ERC Award Ceremony & Banquet in Washington, D.C.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements, the applicant should be:

  1. Direct descendants of a Korean-War Veteran who served in Korea from June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955 (Korean War Era, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
  2. Enrolled as a full-time student during the 2016-17 academic year
  3. Attend a school located in the KASF Eastern Region: DC, DE, IN, KY, MD, NC, PA, VA, & WV

Visit http://www.kasf.org/eastern for more information and the application form.

Deadline: July 8, 2017