The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2022 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. 2022 Medical School Diversity Scholarship Program, an applicant must submit the following items on or before Oct. 1, 2022:
- 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.
2021 Medical Diversity Scholarship Winner: Tiffie Keung, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Keung is from Guam, where her parents both still live. She is a first-generation college student and the first in her family to pursue medicine. Keung says her parents were a great example of a hard work ethic and encouraged her to always follow her dreams, regardless of the challenges she may face.
Keung is involved in the local community, fundraising for Uloma Immigrants’ House which provides assistance and resources to immigrants. She also mentors a college student from Guam so she can help guide another individual through the process of preparing and applying for medical schools. Additionally, she is part of the Executive Board of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association where she serves as the Co-Vice President and is a member of the Student National Medical Association where she serves as the Co-Public Relations Chair.
Past Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship Winners
- 2021: Tiffie Keung, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- 2020: Teguru Tembo, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- 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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