The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2023 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. 2023 Medical School Diversity Scholarship Program, an applicant must submit the following items on or before Oct. 1, 2023:
- 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.
2022 Medical Diversity Scholarship Winner: Devin Barzallo, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Barzallo is currently enrolled at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, with plans to complete his residency in Cleveland.
Barzallo’s parents immigrated from Ecuador in the mid-1990s and were faced with language barriers and housing instability. Barzallo said that it was difficult to navigate the healthcare system and he was relied on as their interpreter. His grandmother passed away from metastatic melanoma, which lead to his interest in dermatology and oncology.
Once Barzallo began shadowing dermatologists, he realized there was a lack of diversity in the field. He then created a high school program with the mentorship of a physician at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Past Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship Winners
- 2022: Devin Barzallo, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
- 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
- 29000 Inkster Road
Southfield, MI 48034
- Phone: (248) 595-7544
- 19 Clifford St.
Suite 805 Merchants Row
Detroit, MI 48226
- Phone: (313) 992-8281
- 1001 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
- Phone: (313) 777-8482
- 343 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- Phone: (734) 888-3003
- 51424 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Township, MI 48316
- Phone: (586) 250-2626
- 432 N. Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502
- Phone: (810) 818-8182