Application Period: October 1-November 30, 2017
2018 AAN Annual Meeting: Los Angeles, CA.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is pleased to sponsor the Medical Student Scholarship to the 2018 AAN Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California.
We are able to offer 40 $1,000 scholarships to US and Canadian medical students who are SIGN chapter members to attend the April meeting. SIGN chapter presidents or a designated SIGN representatives are given preference for the receiving the scholarship. The AAN hopes that by helping students attend the AAN Annual Meeting, their interest in neurology will be stimulated, ultimately benefiting the field of neurology.
In order to apply for these funds, the following requirements must be met:
- The applicant must be a member of the AAN at the time of application submission. AAN membership is free for medical students. AAN Medical Student membership application.
- Applicant must be an active SIGN member.
- The student must be from a school outside the Los Angeles area (the funds are intended for transportation/lodging and similar expenses).
- The student must attend some required events during the Annual Meeting. The specific events have yet to be determined. It is imperative that scholarship recipients advise the AAN by January 31, 2018, if their plans have changed and decline the scholarship.
- Applicants from the same institution are encouraged to apply; however, the scholarship will be given to no more than one student per institution. If more than one application is received from the same institution and they are deemed equal, the awarding of the scholarship will be determined by the date/time the application is received.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Interest outlining SIGN leadership and activities
- A letter of recommendation from any faculty member at the student's current school i.e. any faculty member who knows the student well, or a faculty member in the Dean’s office (single-spaced, one-page, on school letterhead). Letter should include language similar to:
§ “I certify that (student name) is a medical student in good standing/enrolled in (school name).”
§ “I recommend (student name) for the AAN Medical Student Scholarship to the Annual Meeting because….”
1. Complete the online application.
2. Submit applications online on or before 11:59 p.m. CST on November 30, 2017. Applications received after November 30 will not be considered. Note: Applications submitted via mail, email or fax will not be considered.
1. Winners will be notified in in late December 2017 by e-mail.
2. Winners must attend some events during the AAN Annual Meeting. The specific events have not yet been determined. Attendance at the events will be tracked. If recipients do not attend the required event(s), the scholarship is forfeited.
3. The scholarship check, payable to the student, will be mailed to the student 6-8 weeks following the Annual Meeting.
If you have questions about this process or need SIGN Chapter application materials, please contact Maggie Rock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the 2018 recipients:
- Austen Anderson, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Rumyar Ardakani, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- Erik Arneson, University of Iowa
- Maya Ayoub, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
- Samantha Banks, Creighton University School of Medicine
- Katherine Berry, Oregon Health & Science University
- Simon Beshara, McMaster University
- Shivkumar Bhadola, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Lauren Bojarski, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Nan Cheng, University of Maryland School of Medicine
- Sharon Chiang, Baylor College of Medicine
- Kirsten Nicole Consing, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Abhijit Das, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
- Josh East, Indiana University School of Medicine
- Kelsey Eklund, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
- Neha Garg, Wake Forest School of Medicine
- Marina Girgis, Wake Forest School of Medicine
- Barbara Gordon, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
- Kim Griffin, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Rohit Gummi, University of Missouri School of Medicine
- Glenn Harris, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Salman Hashim, Mercer University School of Medicine
- Caitlin Hof, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
- Bily Hoffman, Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Billie Hsieh, University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School
- Dennis Huang, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, MD School of Medicine
- Shankar Iyer, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Kayla Jacques, The University of Kansas School of Medicine
- Abhi Jain, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Yujin Kang, McGill University
- Alissa Kasunich, West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Eric Lee, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
- Philip Lee, Medical University of South Carolina
- Tina Liu, Boonshoft School of Medicine
- Sirui Ma, Washington University School of Medicine
- Marna McKenzie, University of Manitoba
- Aarathi Minisandram, Tufts University School of Medicine
- Maria Molinaro, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Lauren Moore, University of Louisville School of Medicine
- Thu Nguyen, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Medha Parulekar, Rush Medical College
- Emmanuel Perez, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Michael Porambo, Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
- Victoria Ragland, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
- Bradley Shane, The University of Arizona - Tucson
- Georgia Shelton, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Amanda Simon, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
- Tanya Singh, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
- Megan Super, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
- Farris Taha, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
- Nigil Thaimuriyil, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Catherine Tran, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
- Catherine Veilleux, Université de Sherbrooke
- Emile Vieta Ferrer, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
- Alex Waldman, Emory University School of Medicine
- Camille Wang, Vanderbilt University
- Jessica White, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
- John Wilson, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Matthew Zabel, California Northstate University College of Medicine
- Andrew Zhang, University of Minnesota