Women’s Scholarships From The American Association For Women Podiatrists
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2012 Women's Scholarship Winners | Scholarship Info | Support the Scholarship Endowment Fund!
Congratulations to our 2012 AAWP women’s scholarship winners! With so many talented students of podiatric medicine submitting applications this year, the field was truly tough to decide upon for the board of the American Association for Women Podiatrists. But these four women’s scholarship winners have clearly demonstrated why they are winners. These soon-to-be podiatric physicians will surely leave their mark on foot health as the talented podiatrist each of them will no doubt become.
2012 AAWP Founder’s Scholarship Recipients:
Samantha Price- Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
As Vice President of her chapter of AAWP, Samantha (with the club President) organized a Susan G. Komen team entitled “Ultimate DeFeet” with each member raising at least $2300 for breast cancer research and participating in the 3 day walk. To reach this goal, she put together multiple fundraisers including a book sale on campus and a charity dance event. Samantha has interests in both sports and working with children and has been able to combine the two with her training by conducting foot screenings at local Special Olympics events.
Melissa Curry- Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
As President of her AAWP chapter, Melissa (with her Vice President) organized “Ultimate DeFeet” and put together a crab feast to help raise the required minimum $2300 per walker on the team. She coordinated “Team AAWP” to participate in the Scottsdale Women’s Half Marathon and an informational booth with foot screenings at the ADA Walk/Tour de Cure. With a passion for community service, she has found time to volunteer at homeless shelters and Special Olympics events while in school.
Melinda Bowlby- California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
As president of the CSPM chapter of AAWP, Melinda focused on informational events for all students. She organized a panel luncheon where five female podiatrists shared their personal experiences and struggles. She held a workshop on sexual harassment, which explored issues in the medical workplace both between students and faculty/attendings, as well as interactions with patients. Melinda’s AAWP student chapter also held a sock drive with donations going to San Francisco’s Project Homeless Connect.
Nadia Sadeghi- Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
As president of the Scholl chapter of AAWP, Nadia organized a fundraiser (selling mugs) that raised over $1500. This money enabled her chapter to send two members to the 2011 APMA Annual Scientific Conference in Boston to attend the National AAWP meeting and assist at the AAWP informational booth. Her AAWP chapter also raised funds to sponsor and manage the Scholl lady’s basketball team. Nadia took her commitment to woman in medicine one step further by collaborating with the American Medical Women’s Association at Rosalind Frankin University so that together they could organize community service projects and multiple fundraising events.
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Are you a woman and a student pursuing a degree in podiatric medicine? Interested in next year’s AAWP women’s scholarship? Each year, we give a talented group of students a valuable scholarship prize of $500 to assist with the fees associated with pursuing their degree in podiatric medicine.
To obtain the AAWP women’s scholarship application, click here. Simply download the application, print it, complete it and follow the submission instructions. Good luck!
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Help support students studying to become podiatric physicians with our scholarship fund. Your donation to the AAWP Scholarship Endowment Fund will help provide the financial support a deserving podiatric medicine student needs to help complete their degree. Your contribution directly adds to the AAWP women’s scholarship.
Click here to download the AAWP Women’s Scholarship Donation Form (PDF).
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