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MEDLIFE chapter; Pursue Your Passion Scholarship


sonya15 4 / 29  
Jun 28, 2013   #1
Prompt: Tell us what you are passionate about learning and outline how you will spend the $1,000 helping you learn. Your learning plan can include formal education, informal education, travel, internships, books, events... whatever you believe is the best plan for the money. Be specific and may the best plan win.

I have spent the last six months establishing a MEDLIFE chapter (nonprofit that provides medical aid to South American slums) on my campus with the support of 110 motivated and passionate students who also want quality healthcare to become a basic human right. This scholarship would be used to kick-start our chapter to travel on its first "Mobile Clinic" to Ecuador this winter working alongside local doctors providing healthcare. Among other topics, we would learn about basic and advanced medical techniques, hygiene and infrastructure problems, Latin American culture and Spanish language, and communication through interacting with the community, volunteers, doctors, and chapters. I hope to pursue international healthcare policy, and gaining perspective on health disparity through this trip would be my way of most meaningfully honoring this scholarship. The money would be used in part to help fund my trip but also as an initial fund for our chapter to carry out trip fundraisers and request donations. With 110 members, this initial $1,000 would be immensely valuable as the first and most important step in grounding our new chapter.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this and provide your comments.
OP sonya15 4 / 29  
Jun 28, 2013   #2
Hi, I would really appreciate any comments on this essay (content, grammar, brevity, overall answer). If you were giving away this scholarship, do you think I would be a good candidate? I will gladly check yours and provide meaningful feedback right away.
Didgeridoo - / 306 191  
Jun 28, 2013   #3
You did a very good job of fitting a lot of information into a short amount of space. I don't know what kind of people you will be competing with, but you articulate your point well, and I think you would be a very good candidate! Best of luck.
dumi 1 / 6,927 1592  
Jun 28, 2013   #4
I have spent the last six months establishing a MEDLIFE chapter (nonprofit that provides medical aid to South American slums) on my campus with the support of 110 motivated and passionate students who also want quality healthcare to become a basic human right.

I spent last six months trying to establish a MEDLIFE Chapter( NGO providing medical aid to South American slum dwellers) for my campus with the support of 110 motivated and passionate students who also share the belief that every human being has a right to receive quality healthcare.


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