The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical School Diversity Scholarship.
The scholarship, established in 2014, is part of the law firm’s initiative to recognize medical school students who do outstanding work to promote ethnic diversity in their community.
The funds are to be used toward his or her continued education in medical school. The scholarship is available to all medical school students in the United States who work hard to promote ethnic diversity in their communities.
The scholarship will award $2,000 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.
Medical Diversity Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Applicant is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community.
- Applicant is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited medical school within the United States.
- Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited medical school.
Medical Diversity Scholarship Applications Requirements
In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2020 Medical School Diversity Scholarship Program, an applicant must submit the following items on or before Oct. 1, 2020:
- A completed scholarship application form. (Located at the bottom of page).
- A one page typed essay describing how you have utilized your time promoting ethnic diversity within your community. Alternatively, you may write about how you will use your medical degree to promote ethnic diversity in the future.
- A certified, official copy of medical school transcript.
2019 Medical Diversity Scholarship Winner: Kylee Kus, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Oakland University third-year medical student Kylee Kus is currently enrolled at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Auburn Hills, Mich., studying dermatology with a focus on conditions that are more prevalent in people of color. Kus said she found her passion for studying dermatology while working as a medical assistant prior to medical school.
Throughout her studies, Kus said she has “been gifted with exceptional mentors that have inspired [her] to continuously refine [her] career goals.” All of which has led her to her current path of researching skin diseases and disorders and their potential correlation to race. Kus said she hopes her research will help herself and others provide proper care to diverse patient populations.
Past Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship Winners
- 2019: Kylee Kus, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
- 2018: Tshibambe Tshimbombu, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
- 2017: Haidang Nguyen, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- 2016: Rachel Lewis, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- 2015: Adriana Lopez, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- 2014: Quynh Le, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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