John D. and Virginia Riesch 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: One award offered annually.
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 have completed or is in the process of completing one year of schooling.
  4. Must be a full-time student.
  5. Must be currently enrolled as a medical or nursing student. Undergraduate medical students are not eligible. Nursing students must be enrolled in a minimum two-year program.
  6. Must attend the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health if a medical school student OR the University of Wisconsin-Madison if a nursing school student.

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

Description: U.S. medical and nursing students are eligible to apply for this award. Medical students must attend the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and nursing students must attend the University of Wisonsin-Madison.

Application requirements for the John D. and Virginia Riesch Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: 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. 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 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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