Student Scholarships / Awards

Fred Kastenbaum PreHealth Award

Awards are granted each academic year by the Health Professions Advisory Committee. 

The $500 award is to be used for assistance with preparation for the required standardized exams associated with admittance to graduate health programs such as: MCAT, DAT,  OAT, GRE

 

Application Procedures:

  • Students submit a 500 word essay on their career goals and motivation towards that goal
  •  Resume (include any appropriate shadowing or other health-related experiences)
  •  Students must indicate how the award money will be used (commercial prep courses, prep materials, registration fees, etc.) and when they will be taking the exams
  •  Students must submit a copy of their most recent transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)

Criteria for award:

  • Clear indication of career goals and reasons for pursuing those goals
  •  Clear indication of how the money will be used to prepare for the exams
  •  Record of academic performance that is competitive for admission to the indicated graduate program

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Congratulations to this year's recipients!

 

Reid Garner, Biochemistry B.S. German area studies minor (2018)

“My hope is to complete medical school as a member of the United States Air Force. I have not decided yet whether I want to pursue an MD or an MD-PhD. Through volunteering at both Cayuga Medical Center and at Upstate Medical Center, I have gained more of an interest in Emergency Medicine. I am most interested in Orthopedics and Cardiothoracics.”

Colette Piasecki-Masters, Biology, Honors Program (2018)

“My passion for medicine was ignited when I began my biology curriculum and joined Professor Susan Witherup’s research lab. Through shadowing in orthopedics, pediatrics, urology, emergency medicine, I realized that every good physician is both a student and a teacher.  Through these experiences my goal is now reaffirmed: I want to train as a doctor who supports both a patient’s body and mind.”

 

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