Healthcare Student Scholarship
As a healthcare student, you may be eligible for a discount on your upcoming global medical outreach trip with Power of a Nickel. This discount is intended for those wishing to conduct research related to activities encountered on the medical trip. Awards are made of $500 toward fees for Central and South America and $750 for Asia, Europe, and Africa. A research article, poster presentation, article for publication or presentation at an accredited venue, or a publishable case study is required.
If a research study is chosen, it is the responsibility of the healthcare student to develop the research plan, methodology, data collection, and results analysis. In addition, the student must obtain IRB approval (if required) prior to scholarship awarding.
If a poster presentation, article for publication or case study is chosen for the scholarship, it is your responsibility to choose the topic (usually during the mission trip - with help from the attendings on the trip), research the current literature on the topic of interest, and prepare the appropriate document for submission.
The research committee will be glad to assist you as you follow this path. For many, this is the first time you may experience this type of activity. We want to make it a good experience. You are encouraged to reach out to [email protected].org (Barbara Grogg) or [email protected] (Dr. Jodi Flanders) for assistance in this process.
Research submission for publication (or another format as applicable) within 6 months of the completion of the trip is required. Failure to complete the research within the timeframe will result in the requirement to repay the $500/$750 to Power of a Nickel.
If you are interested, applications will be taken until the final payment for the trip in which you are participating is due. Scroll down for the application for a scholarship.
Typically 3-4 scholarships are awarded per trip - but it is totally at the discretion of the scholarship committee based on the applications received.
You will be advised of the selections before the final payment deadline for the trip.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].