1st Prize - Elyssa Feist - $1,500
As a college student with aspirations of attending medical school in the future, the impact that this scholarship would have on my life would be immeasurable. Pursuing a career in medicine is not only my passion but also my lifelong dream. However, the cost of education and training required to become a doctor can be a major financial burden. The scholarship would alleviate some of this burden and allow me to focus more on my studies and personal development, rather than stressing about how to pay for tuition and other expenses that come along.
Furthermore, attending medical school requires an immense amount of dedication and focus, and it can be challenging to balance academics with the financial demands of daily life. This scholarship would provide me with the opportunity to become more immersed in my studies. I could devote more of my time and energy to learning and developing my skills as a future healthcare provider.
If given the opportunity to attend medical school, my goal is to practice emergency medicine and provide high-quality medical care to patients coming in needing services right away. I am deeply passionate about making a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Having some of my clinical experience near low-income communities, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges that individuals face when accessing healthcare. Many of the people I saw have struggled to receive adequate medical care due to a lack of resources, including access to affordable healthcare and health education. This experience inspired me to pursue a career in medicine and become and advocate for healthcare equity.
As a future physician, I plan to use my skills and knowledge to serve disadvantaged communities by providing medical care and promoting health education. I hope to work with community-based organizations to develop and implement programs that address the unique health needs of underserved populations. Additionally, I aspire to participate in medical research at my university that focuses on addressing health disparities and improving health outcomes for all individuals.
Overall, receiving this scholarship would be life-changing for me as a college student and future medical student. It would enable me to achieve my academic and career goals, and ultimately make a positive impact on my community. I am committed to getting the most out of the knowledge I have gained and will gain in the future and will use it to dedicate my life to serving others, and I believe that this scholarship would provide me with the tools and resources to make a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most.