The AAMD Education and Research Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that nine scholarships totaling $30,800 were awarded to medical Dosimetry students this Spring.
The Foundation Board has had another difficult time selecting as there were excellent candidates as well as an increase of nearly 50% in the number of applications to the Anna Gunilla Bentel Scholarship. The six recipients again showed academic excellence and leadership at a level which earns them the ability to be forever linked to the name of Gunilla Bentel. The Trustees feel these individuals will be among the next leaders in the profession. The Anna Gunilla Bentel Scholarship is restricted to tuition, books and fees. Most of the recipients received the full award of $5,000.00*.
Anna Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Recipients ($5,000.00*)
- Pamela Fox, Thomas Jefferson School of Health Professions, Philadelphia, PA
- Lea Gentry, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- Benjamin McClain, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC ($800.00*)
- Chhipo Sath, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
- Emily Shuler, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
- Karen Tran, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
The Foundation Trustees also awarded two AAMD Founders Scholarships in honor of the founding members of the society. The recipients showed academic excellence and promise for the future and are each awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship.
Founders Scholarship Recipients ($1,000.00)
- Melissa Barruzza, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
- Lisa Wojtowicz, University of Wisconsin/La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
As a sign of our belief in this student, the Foundation Board of Trustees elected to award an additional scholarship to the recipient of the Gunilla Bentel scholarship who was limited by the restriction of the scholarship.
Special Recognition Scholarship Recipient ($3,000.00)
- Benjamin McClain, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC