The application cycle for the Mercy Health Education for Service Forgivable Loan for the 2018-2019 Academic Year has opened. This very generous forgivable loan provides funds for the full annual tuition, fees and institutional charges at NEOMED for study in the College of Medicine and an annual stipend of $15,000. The loan is awarded annually so long as the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria. There will be 5 recipients for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
• Agree to provide one year of service through employment by Mercy Health in a primary care, general surgery or other needed specialty in underserved, rural and/or disadvantaged community served by Mercy Health for each year the student received a loan, i.e., a student who receives the full four years of funding will have a four-year service commitment to Mercy Health.
Please submit the following:
• CV or resume;
• Personal statement describing extra-curricular community services and/or volunteer activities that demonstrate a commitment to community practice, health of medically underserved and to practicing through employment with Mercy Health (not to exceed two pages); and
• Three letters of recommendation that speak to your passion to practice medicine. Recommended references include a physician you've shadowed, a volunteer manager from one of your community service experiences, or other mentors that truly understand your commitment to community practice, health of medically underserved and to practicing at a Mercy Health facility.
Application deadline: Monday, June 18th 2018
Letters of recommendation should be written to the Education for Service Scholarship Committee. Applicants must submit all application materials as one packet to the Office of Enrollment Services, c/o Sarah Moore. Submissions may be made in person, by mail, or electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org). Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Sarah Moore at 330.325.6292 or email@example.com.