The Medical School Diversity 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. 2019 Medical School Diversity Scholarship Program, an applicant must submit the following items on or before Oct. 1, 2019:
- 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.
2018 Medical Diversity Scholarship Winner: Tshibambe Tshimbombu, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Tshibambe Tshimbombu, who is wrapping up his first year of medical school at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, intends to pursue a career as a gynecologist and thereby improve the status of maternal healthcare in both the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Tshimbombu has already taken steps to achieve his goals. During his undergraduate studies, Tshimbombu collaborated with fellow students as part of a nonprofit health organization called All For A Healthy Africa, through which he organized several initiatives to help African women and children with healthcare issues. He is also currently moving forward with plans to build a small clinic in the DRC that focuses on obstetrics and gynecology.
Past Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship Winners
- 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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