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March 27, 2018 > Scholarships to help fund future doctors? education

Scholarships to help fund future doctors? education

Submitted By Meg Walker

Physicians at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) are awarding scholarships annually to deserving high school students who are committed to becoming physicians. The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Pre-Medical Scholarships each total $25,000 per recipient and are paid out to each student over five years, helping students to fulfill their ambition to become a doctor and give back to their communities.
Applications are now being accepted and the deadline for submitting applications is April 13, 2018. High school students with the following qualifications are eligible to apply for the scholarships:
? Student plans to become a doctor and selects a college major that will prepare him or her for this career
? GPA in top 20% of class (verified by transcript)
? Demonstrated need for financial assistance to attend a four-year college or university (verified by FAFSA, SAR, and parent?s tax returns)
? Applicants must live in the areas served by PAMF which include San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Students who meet the above qualifications can complete an online application found atÿÿ Also, the information listed below needs to be submitted:
? 1,000-word essay discussing student?s interest in the field of medicine, student?s background and life experiences, and need for financial assistance.
? A statement of support from student?s college guidance counselor.
? High school transcript
? FAFSA, SAR, and parent?s tax return
? SAT and ACT test scores

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