The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship

The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship is for students who have or have had a spouse, parent, or grandparent diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and who want to pursue a degree in the medical profession as a result of their experience. Eligibility:-The spouse, child or grandchild of a person who has been diagnosed with ALS-A legal resident of Florida-Currently majoring in any medically-related degree or attending any medically-related certification program-Any age of student may apply - scholarships are not restricted to graduating high school seniors, high school graduates or current undergraduates-Applicants must attend or be accepted to school full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located in the U.S.-Students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)All interested students must complete an application and mail it along with a current, complete official transcript of grades (Grade reports are not acceptable. Official transcripts must display student name, school name, degree program, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken.), a 500-word essay describing how the student's experience with ALS has impacted him/her and his/her decision to enter the medical field, and two (2) letters of recommendation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes