Edmund J. and Estelle D. Walker General Medical Education Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent on funding and the number of qualified applicants. Last year 61 awards were offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must attend a Wisconsin institution.
  4. Must be a full-time student enrolled in a medical school or allied health program.
  5. Must have completed or be in the process of completing one year of medical school or a qualifying health career program. For students pursuing a medical degree, no awards are granted for undergraduate study.
  6. Must be currently enrolled in medical school or an allied health program with direct patient care and identified as having critical workforce shortages. Currently, this limits eligibility to medical students, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. students attending medical school or who are enrolled in allied health careers with direct patient care and identified as having critical workforce shortages are eligible for this award. Currently, this limits eligibility to medical students, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Students must be enrolled in a Wisconsin institution.

Application requirements for the Edmund J. and Estelle D. Walker General Medical Education Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Through a variety of funds, the Foundation offers scholarships to students in medical school or who are enrolled in allied health careers with direct patient care and identified as having critical workforce shortages. Preference is given to a student closer to completing his/her degree. Preference will also be given to candidates from Wisconsin who are attending an educational institution in Wisconsin, and to those who show a strong interest in practicing in Wisconsin, especially in areas of need. Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, personal qualities and strengths, and letters of recommendation.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Applications are available online from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation (WMSF) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must also submit a one page personal statement addressing the topics listed on the application as well as stressing how he/she has demonstrated empathy, recognition of colleagues, passion for learning and the desire to share his/her knowledge to educate colleagues and patients; a transcript of recent high school or higher education work; and two letters of recommendation, preferably from school officials who can discuss his/her academic and personal achievements as well as his/her potential for future success. If the applicant has applied for financial aid at his/her institution for the current academic year, he/she should enclose a copy of the financial award letter. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Elizabeth Ringle
Address: 330 E. Lakeside St. Madison, Wisconsin 53715

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