Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards
Deadline: January 31, 2018
For the 15th year, Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce the annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.
The contest honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey strongly advocated a role for the humanities in medical education and in the development of a full, enriching intellectual life.
1. Entrant must be a medical student currently pursuing a medical doctor (M.D.) degree at an accredited United States medical school.
2. Original poems must be written in English (no translations from other languages), on a medical topic, no more than 50 lines.
3. The submitted poem must never have been published (that is, sold to the public or transferred to another entity for sale to the public), must not be under consideration for publication and must never have been awarded recognition in another writing contest.
(Following submission, please do not submit the poem for public display or publication until after the award winners have been announced. Publication of your poem may result in disqualification from the award).
4. Each medical student may submit only one poem. Your submission must be mailed and emailed with the following components:
a. One cover page that includes your name, current mailing address, email address and telephone number.
b. One photocopy of a current student I.D. card documenting medical school enrollment.
c. Six hard (print) copies on high-quality (e.g. bond) paper. Do not staple any of the pages.d. Font size must be at least 10 points.
d. Font size must be at least 10 points.
e. Limited to two, 8.5 x 11 inch pages and the aforementioned 50 lines.
f. Paragraphs should be single-spaced, and one line should be left between stanzas.
g. Put your name in the upper right header of all pages (last name followed by first name, separated by a comma). If two pages in length, please add page numbers after your name.
h. In addition, please email your cover sheet, student I.D. card photocopy and electronic version of your poem (in Microsoft Word format) to Christine Cummings (Christine.Cummings@bcm.edu).
5. Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2018. We will not be able to confirm receipt of your submission.
6. Envelopes for submissions should be marked “For the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards Program” and sent to:
Neal R. Barshes, M.D., M.P.H. Chairman, Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards Associate Professor of Surgery Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Baylor College of Medicine MS: BCM500 One Baylor Plaza Houston, TX 77030
A distinguished panel of qualified judges will assess the poems. Winners will be announced in July 2018. The first-prize poem will become the property of the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards program and will be submitted to a major medical periodical for consideration for publication. If it is accepted for publication, the publisher will own copyright. Recognition and cash awards of the following amounts will be awarded to the three poems receiving the highest scores from the panel of judges:
– $1,000 for first prize
– $500 for second prize
– $250 for third prize
Please contact Dipali Pathak at 713-798-4710 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Middlesex North District Medical Society
The Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship, sponsored by the Middlesex North District Medical Society, is available to any medical school student who is enrolled and has completed one year at an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada.
Applicants must be a legal resident of one of the following towns comprising the district: Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.
Deadline: January 1st
Application: Click here to download an application (.pdf, 2 pages)
Please mail to: Middlesex North District Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1411.
For additional information, call (800) 944-5562 or fax (781) 464-4823.
ESDMS Medical Student Scholarship Program
To assist in funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town.
- Residency in an Essex South community for at least 5 years prior to college, with a desire to return and practice in this area. These communities are: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham, Massachusetts.
- Current curriculum vitae, which includes the permanent address, high school with date of graduation, and medical school with expected date of graduation.
- A statement of academic standing from the medical school.
- A letter of recommendation from a district society member, if possible.
- A letter that includes a statement of personal goals.
Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Essex South District Medical Society (usually in April).
Application Deadline: January 1st
Mail Requirements to:
Essex South District Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1411.
Contact for application information:
Susan Frazier, email@example.com OR Call 1-800-944-5562
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 36th annual poetry writing competition during the 2017-2018 academic year. The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada.
The top three poets will be awarded $300, $200 and $100 respectively.
- Entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2017.
- Each participating student is permitted three entries.
Please contact Ann Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
UVA Serpentine Society
Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually to two current students, either undergraduate or graduate, of any year who demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and fellowship and have actively supported, through volunteerism and advocacy, the LGBTQ Center at the University of Virginia.
Rather than self-nomination, the recipient will be selected through nominations submitted from peers, students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
The student will be known for their exemplary acts of kindness toward people of diverse backgrounds and their participation in the education of others.
Any questions concerning the scholarship may be directed via email to the Chair of the Herring Scholarship, Blake Calhoun at email@example.com.
Nominations for the 2017 John Herring Scholarship closed on April 30, 2017
UVA Serpentine Society
Peter L. Page Grant
The Peter Page Grant provides awards to highly-motivated gay male students with financial need. Current undergraduate or graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full-time basis can apply for a one-year grant.
Decisions will be based on academic achievements, financial need, essays, extracurricular activities, and awards demonstrating exceptional commitment to bettering LGBT community at UVa and beyond.
Recipients can apply for the grant again the following year.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2017
Sponsored by Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County, Ohio.
Deadline: March 1
1865 North Ridge Road E, Suite A
Lorain, OH 44055
Applicant must reside or be employed in Lorain County, Ohio desiring aid for initial and advanced medical education or be pursuing education and training in all fields of medicine. FAFSA, Student Aid Report, and tax forms are required.