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Blair County Medical Society Scholarship

2017-2018 Academic Year Award

Applications Accepted July 1 - Sept. 30, 2017


A qualified medical student will be awarded a $2000 scholarship.

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is pleased to administer the Blair County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship for medical students who resides in Blair County.

This scholarship is made possible by $50,000 contribution from the Blair County Medical Society which established the fund within the Foundation to assist local students with the cost of attending a U.S. medical school.

For more information about the scholarship, contact the Foundation at (717) 558-7852, (717) 558-7854 or

Eligibility for scholarship applicants:

  • Applicant must be a United States citizen.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Blair County in the state of Pennsylvania for a least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not including the time spent attending an undergraduate/graduate school in Pennsylvania).
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a fully accredited United States medical school.
  • Applicant must be enrolled or entering his/her second, third, or fourth-year of medical school.
  • Applicant cannot be a past recipient of the Blair County Medical Society Scholarship.

Applicant must submit:

  1. A completed scholarship application form.
  2. Two reference letters, from persons other than family members, documenting the applicant's integrity, interpersonal skills, and potential as a physician. One letter must be from either a medical school professor or a physician.
  3. A letter, on school letterhead, from the applicant's medical school verifying that he/she is enrolled full-time as a second, third, or fourth-year medical student at that institution.
  4. A typed one-page essay addressing the following: Reasons for pursuing a medical career, personal goals, and plans for future within the profession.

Application materials must be postmarked by September 30th of the current year. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision in December of the current year.

Application materials should be mailed to:

Blair CMS Scholarship
c/o The Foundation
777 East Park Drive
P.O. Box 8820
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820
TEL: (717) 558-7852 or (717) 558-7854
FAX: (717) 558-7818