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The Scott A. Gunder, MD, DCMS Presidential Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a second-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine.


Eligibility for scholarship applicants include the following:
- Applicant must be a bona fide resident of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months before registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an undergraduate/graduate school in Pennsylvania)
- Applicant must be a second-year medical student
- Applicant must be enrolled full time at Penn State College of Medicine
- Membership to the Pennsylvania Medical Society and county medical society – membership is free

Applicant must submit the following:
- A completed application form
- Two reference letters, from persons other than family members, documenting the applicant's integrity, interpersonal skills, and potential as a future physician
- A letter, on school letterhead, from Penn State College of Medicine verifying that he/she is enrolled full time and is a second-year medical student
- A typed, one-page essay (12-point type, double spaced) describing the person or event that most influenced you to become a physician and how you see yourself leading others into medicine
- A completed Pennsylvania Medical Society membership application if student is not a current member

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