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2020 Scholarship Applications are Open
How long should the application take?
The application is made up of a few questions and a short video. For the questionnaire, responses to each question should be no longer than 350 words. For the video, we estimate a response should take only about 3 minutes, but it should not exceed more than 5 minutes. With thoughtful consideration to the written and video prompts, we estimate 3–5 hours needed to complete the scholarship. The time it takes to thoughtfully complete the application will not affect your consideration. We are looking for complete and considerate responses.
How do I receive my scholarship funds?
Scholarship winners will be notified October 30, 2020 and will be asked to confirm receipt of the email and provide proof of enrollment in their health science program. Details regarding what constitutes proof of enrollment can be found in the official rules. We’ll work with the winners to arrange the award. As a reminder, you can be asked to show proof of expenditure.
Can I apply to the scholarship if I applied last year?
We highly encourage you to apply to the scholarship again. Keep in mind that we’ve updated the questions, so approach it with a fresh perspective—we will not be accepting videos that were submitted as part of prior years’ applications. Also consider the eligibility requirements in applying for the scholarship. Only currently enrolled or those expected to enroll as first years are eligible to apply.
Can I apply to the scholarship if I have previously won the scholarship?
Prior winners are ineligible to reapply. There are simply too many other deserving candidates to “re-win” this limited capacity award!
I am a US citizen, but attend school in the Carribean. Do I qualify?
Yes, US citizens attending a health professional school in the Carribean are eligible to apply.
When will I hear back from you?
You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your application submission. We will notify everyone on or before October 30, 2020.Do I need to have an Osmosis account to apply?
Yes, you just need to have a free Osmosis account to send a spread joy card. No purchase is necessary.Read the official rules
Congratulations to our very first grand prize winner
Tyler is a second-year medical student at John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is originally from Waimea, Hawai'i. He is interested in specializing in surgery. When he isn't studying, he spends his time hiking, scuba diving, and traveling.Learn more about Tyler
Learn about our 2019 $1000 scholarship winners
Nat is a second-year medical student at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Nat is interested in improving health care for transgender and gender-diverse individuals, particularly in the field of oncology. Nat’s favorite pastimes include power-lifting with friends, using their art history degree to paint scenes around them, and studying the Japanese language.
Dilan is a first-year medical student at the new Texas Christian University & University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. This program hosts a holistic, patient-centered curriculum with early clinical exposure, formal empathy training, and integrated research. Dilan will soon begin research examining biomarkers of depression, and is interested in specializing in psychiatry or neurology. Dilan enjoys the outdoors, meditating, or working on community development projects.
Grace is a second-year medical student at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She is originally from Gainesville, FL. She wants to specialize in family medicine with a fellowship in integrative medicine. When Grace is not studying, she is traveling, reading British classics, and playing with her dog, Frodo.
Shqiponja is a second-year Physician Assistant student at Yale University's Online PA Program. She is originally from Albania, but has lived in Derby, Connecticut for most of her life. Shqiponja is interested in working with underserved populations and has a special interest in public health. She loves to spend time reading, running, and having long and fun conversations with her four-year-old daughter.