Mary Schonfield was a dear wife and mother of two daughters. Seen with a medical, plant, bird or flower book in her hand and eager to learn; Mary was accepted to UC Berkeley in her early 20’s, but decided to stay with her future husband to marry, raise a family, and build a homestead in a rural community.
She helped support her family throughout the years by working first as a dental assistant, then a receptionist at a rural health clinic, and lastly as a medical assistant. In her late 40’s she decided to go back to school so that she could apply to a Physician Assistant program. Driving 60 miles each way to school several times a week, while working, Mary excelled in her studies. She was accepted
to UC Davis Physician Assistant program.
After earning her degree, Mary returned to her community to help the underserved population. Mary then went on to become a women’s health provider, bringing her sensitivity and positive attitude to countless people in her community.
This scholarship seeks to support women adult learners who are currently accepted to a Physician Assistant program.
Any female student who is at least 27 years old and studying to become a PA may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us what prompted you to return to school to become a medical professional and what are you hoping to accomplish once you graduate.
What are the drivers that prompted you to return to school to become a medical professional?
The application deadline is Aug 17, 2022. Winners will be announced on Sep 17, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 17, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.