Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards

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.
Guidelines:
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 pathak@bcm.edu if you have questions.

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William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition

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.

 

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Please contact Ann Williams at awwillia@neomed.edu with any questions.

EQuality Scholarship

Website: http://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html

Deadline: February 1, 2018

How to Apply & Eligibility

Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible.

Medical Student Scholarships Applicant must be:

  • enrolled or committed to enroll by the interview date in an accredited medical school in California or a California resident attending an accredited medical school elsewhere in the United States;
  • in good academic standing; and
  • not have received an eQuality medical scholarship before.

In 2018, we expect to award three $6,000 scholarships to assist with medical school expenses.

 

Selection Criteria

The criteria on which scholarship recipients will be selected include:

  • Service to the LGBT+ community
  • Leadership
  • Hardship or special circumstances
  • Academic achievement

In addition to completing the application, applicants for all scholarships must be available for an interview either by phone or in person. Interviews will be on Sunday, 11 March 2018, and Saturday, 17 March 2018.

 

I’m a straight ally. May I still apply?
Yes, students of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible for all eQuality Scholarships.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen?
We do not ask for Social Security numbers nor citizenship/residency status. If you meet the residency or school requirements above and are accepted to and attend an accredited post-secondary school, you may apply.

Student Loan Hero Scholarship

About

Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $1,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs.

Website: https://studentloanhero.com/scholarships/

Who Qualifies / Criteria

All applicants must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in a college/university

How to Apply / Guidelines

To enter, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering one of the following

  1. What financial challenges have you overcome growing up?
  2. How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your future financial goals?
  3. How will you manage your money both during and after college to make smart financial decisions?

Dates

Fall 2017 Semester

  • Opens: June 15
  • Deadline: Aug. 15
  • Winner Contacted: Aug. 30

Spring 2018 Semester

  • Opens: Oct. 15
  • Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Winner Contacted: Jan. 2

Notification

Final winners will be selected by our team and contacted via the email address provided.

Legal

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older, legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and enrolled at an eligible educational institution.
  • The Student Loan Hero 1K Scholarship contest entry period for Fall 2017 prizes begins June 15, 2017 and ends August 15, 2017. For Spring 2018 prizes, October 15, 2018 – December 15, 2018.
  • This contest is sponsored by Student Loan Hero, Inc.
  • The Student Loan Hero Scholarship contest is subject to the complete Official Rules available here: https://studentloanhero.com/scholarships/rules/

ACLS Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Who can apply: Open to students currently enrolled or accepted to medical school, dental school, or nursing school

STEPS:

Submit a video

  • 1. Post a video creatively responding to the following prompt:
    • How would you improve mental health awareness? ie: a system you would change, a service/program that would be helpful
  • Videos should be 30 – 45 sencond in length
  • Upload the video to YouTube and submit the link with your application
    • Each video should include a brief description with a link to https://acls.com/scholarship and the hashtag #mentalhealthscholarship
    • Each video must be original
  • Share the scholarship page on Facebook with the hashtag #mentalhealthscholarship
  • Complete the application including the student survey

*Open to students currently enrolled or accepted to medical school, dental school, or nursing school

*Student must be a legal resident of and currently living in the United States

*Winner is not based on financial need

*Relatives of employees and employees of ACLS Certification Institute and its affiliates are ineligible

*Applicant must complete all steps of the application process to be considered

*Read complete contest information before applying. Please read all requirements carefully.

Award amount: $2,500

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Website: https://acls.com/scholarship

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 July) $1,000 college scholarship (totaling $2,000 per year).

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

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