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2014 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship 

This award, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes two osteopathic underrepresented minority students at AACOM's member colleges of osteopathic medicine (one newly accepted student and one continuing student).  

For more information about Sherry R. Arnstein, read Climbing Arnstein's Ladder, the third article in 2005 AICP National Planning Landmarks and Pioneers. (4 pages, 82k) 

Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant must be an underrepresented minority (African-American; Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian; mainland Puerto Rican, or Hispanic) student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in his or her first, second, or third year at an AACOM member college of osteopathic medicine OR an underrepresented minority student who has been accepted and is planning to matriculate at one of the AACOM member colleges. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees are ineligible.

Deadline

Entries must be post-marked by March 30, 2014. All entries must include the required Cover Page, with all appropriate signatures, in addition to the required essay. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Awardees will be notified by July 21, 2014.

If you are a continuing osteopathic medical education student, the following items are needed with your application:

  1. A 750-word (maximum) essay on:
    1. What osteopathic medical schools might do to recruit/retain more underrepresented minority students;
    2. What the applicant personally plans to do as a student and as a future DO to help increase minority student enrollment at a college of osteopathic medicine; and
    3. How and why the applicant was drawn to osteopathic medicine.
      (NOTE: The response to question #3 should not exceed 250 words.)

If you are a New osteopathic medical education student, the following items are needed with your application:

  1. A completed New Student Cover Page.

  1. A copy of a letter of acceptance from the college of osteopathic medicine which the applicant plans to attend in the Fall of 2014.

  1. A 750-word (maximum) essay on:
    1. What osteopathic medical schools might do to recruit/retain more underrepresented minority students;
    2. What the applicant personally plans to do as a student and as a future DO to help increase minority student enrollment at a college of osteopathic medicine; and
    3. How and why the applicant was drawn to osteopathic medicine. (NOTE: The response to question #3 should not exceed 250 words.)

Essay Judging Criteria:

  • The ideas in the paper are innovative or have an innovative component.
  • The ideas in the paper are presented in detail with proposed actions.
  • The paper contains a good discussion of the significance of the ideas including pros and cons.
  • The proposed actions are feasible.
  • The applicant has a willingness to help promote osteopathic medicine to underrepresented minorities.  

Please mail all entries to:

Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
AACOM
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231

Questions regarding the 2014 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship should be directed to AACOM at (301) 968-4142.

 

 
 
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