Hill & Ponton Veterans’ Scholarship

Overview

The disability attorneys at Hill & Ponton are honored to represent veterans. To give back even more, they are now offering four $1,000 scholarships to help veterans further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans.

2019 Scholarships

  • Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded
  • Two scholarships will be awarded in the fall, two in the spring
  • Application Deadline: May 1st and November 1st
  • Awards will be announced June 15th and December 15th

How to Apply

  • Applicants must be veterans of the armed forces and must plan to use their education to help fellow veterans
  • Applicants must provide their personal information and a statement of 300 words or fewer on how the applicant plans to use his or her education toward helping veterans
  • We verify service and character of discharge with a DD-214
  • Scholarships will be paid directly to the school (Applicant’s should have attended/or already be attending school)

Website: https://www.hillandponton.com/veterans-scholarship/

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support a year, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

  1. NEW AMERICAN STATUS

One of the following must be true as of the application deadline:

  • Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
  • Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
  • Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
  • Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
  • DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Note: For all of the above, it must be true that both of your parents were born outside of the United States as non-US citizens, and were not eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.

The application includes the following sections:

  1. A confirmation of your eligibility – “New American” documents showing status
  2. Your personal and contact information
  3. Your higher-education history
  4. The graduate program[s] for which you seek support
  5. Required submissions:
    1. Resume
    2. Two essays
    3. Transcripts
    4. Scores of standardized tests already taken
    5. Recommendations (3 required, up to 5 accepted)
  6. Optional exhibits

You must not have reached or passed your 31st birthday as of November 1, 2020.

The application for the 2021 Fellowship will open in the spring of 2020.

Deadline: each year November 1.

For further information visit https://www.pdsoros.org/apply

ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program

American Society of Hematology  — Minority Medical Student Award Program

The ASH’s Minority Medical Student Award Program offers 8 to 12 week summer research experiences in the study of hematology.

Minorities include American Indians, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, Blacks or African Americans, and Hispanics or Latinos.

Participants receive the following:

  • A $5,000 stipend to support their summer research experience
  • A $1,000 travel allowance to attend the ASH annual meeting
  • $1,000 after the ASH annual meeting for presenting their research at the Promoting Minorities in Hematology event
  • Complimentary subscriptions during medical school and residency to Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology, and The Hematologist, the Society’s newsletter
  • The guidance of a research mentor and a career-development mentor

Application requirements include a completed form, a current resume and 3 letters of recommendation.

Key Dates

Application and Request a Mentor Form Available August 1, 2019
Request a Mentor Deadline November 15, 2019
Application Deadline January 15, 2020
Award Notification Mid-March 2020

Questions?

For questions about the ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program, please contact awards@hematology.org.

For information about supporting the award, contact the Corporate Relations team at corporatesupport@hematology.org or 202-776-0544.

For further information visit http://www.hematology.org/Awards/MMSAP/2624.aspx#c, or telephone 202-776-0544 or email awards@hematology.org