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

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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.

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

Be the Change Challenge Award

Purpose of Award: This is EMRA’s largest award and is intended to empower you, as an EMRA member, to“dream big” for emergency medicine.  The award will provide a large grant to a resident/medical student or group of residents/students to create and pursue a project designed to have a significant impact on emergency medicine education, research, practice or policy.

Disbursement of Award: Award recipients will be given $5,000 ($2,000 will be disbursed upon receipt of the award; $3,000 will be disbursed upon completion of the project as outlined in the project proposal). Note: if award funds are being used to purchase goods for the project or to facilitate the proposed project, an advance on the balance of award monies may be requested.

Application Process:  Complete and submit the project proposal form, describing the project, its goals, budget, timeline, and its potential effects in detail. In addition, please include your curriculum vitae (for group submissions, only the group leader’s CV should be attached) and a letter of support from a faculty member within your residency program or medical school.
Sample Project Proposal: Project Safe Space

Eligibility: Applicants must be current EMRA members (medical students, residents, and alumni are eligible).

Selection Criteria: Grants will be judged on the quality, feasibility, and novelty of the project. We are looking for ideas that are ambitious, unique, and capable of improving emergency medicine practice.
*Note: If a suitable project proposal is not submitted during a given calendar year, this award will go unfilled for that year.

Award: $5000 total ($2000 up receipt of the award; $3000 upon completion)

Application Deadline: July 15

Website: http://www.emra.org/Content.aspx?id=1652

EMRA Travel Scholarship to SAEM

Purpose: To assist a resident or student member of EMRA in the costs associated with attendance of the SAEM Annual Meeting

Application Process
: Letter of intent explaining need and purpose of attendance (no greater than one page), single letter of support, current curriculum vitae, and application form

Eligibility: Resident or student member of EMRA (international members included)

Selection Criteria: Up to six applicants may be chosen based on financial need and academic pursuit

Award: $500 travel scholarship, and SAEM will waive the Annual Meeting registration fees for any SAEM member who receives this award

Application Deadline: July 15

Date of Inception: 2008

Sponsor: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

About SAEM: The Annual Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) brings together academic emergency medicine physicians from many regions to a single location. Thus, these meetings provide an opportunity for organizations other than SAEM to access the academic emergency medicine community. Visit the SAEM webpage for more information

Website: http://www.emra.org/Content.aspx?id=170

EMRA -Emergency Medicine Grants

Local Action Grants

Purpose of Award: To promote the involvement of EM physicians-in-training in activities which support Emergency Medicine through community outreach and other community-driving events

Application Process: Submit Cover Letter, Grant Proposal Form (using the EMRA Local Action Grant Proposal Template), and CV(s) of primary author(s) to EMRA.  Preferred Method of submission is by email to awards@emra.org.  You may also submit materials by mail or fax.  Application & Cover letter may be submitted using the General Award Application form (see “apply now” button below).
Important:  Please note that the Grant Proposal Template requests the approval of a tax-exempt entity (university or other institution) who agrees to be the administrator of the grant funds.  EMRA does not allow for any indirect costs or other fees to be applied to the grant before distribution to the grantee.  If necessary, please request a waiver of these fees from your institution.

Eligibility: Grants will be available to any EMRA member (medical students, residents, fellows) or any emergency medicine interest group whose principal applicant is an EMRA member.

Selection Criteria: The proposed project must be consistent with EMRA’s Purposes and Objectives. Grants will be awarded in support of projects relating to: improving community health through education, direct services or preventive programs (e.g., developing a local bicycle helmet education program); supporting the specialty of emergency medicine through community awareness, advocacy of local and state medical societies, or involvement with local and state government e.g., development of a state “Emergency Medicine Day;” improving opportunities for resident education and interaction on the residency, state, or regional level e.g., travel honorariums for speakers, development of a regional EM resident conference.

Award: One award not to exceed $1000 each spring and fall

Sponsor: EMRA

Application Deadline: January 15 for Spring Award— July 15 for Fall Award

Award Date: Spring Meeting, Fall Meeting

Requirement: EMRA must receive appropriate acknowledgment for its support of the project. Local Action Grant recipients are encouraged to prepare a summary article of their results for EM Resident and to present a report at the membership meeting following the receipt of their grant.

Website: http://www.emra.org/Content.aspx?id=177