WCUCOM Student Awarded Welch Scholars Grant
Hattiesburg, Miss., August 14, 2013 - Second-year William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) student Binh Q. Vu of Houston, Texas, has been chosen by the American Osteopathic Foundation’s (AOF) Board of Directors and its Committee on Grants and Awards to receive a 2013 Welch Scholars Grant for $2,000. Students were selected based on their academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, commitment to osteopathic medicine, and financial need.
Each year, these grants are award to second-, third-, or fourth-year students at each American Osteopathic Association accredited college of osteopathic medicine (COM). Each COM submits the name of one student to the AOF for approval, and the scholarship is awarded to each student to help defer the costs of medical education.
Other awards Vu has received include the National Health Service Corps Scholarship, the Wal-Mart Scholarship, and a scholarship for the GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP), as chosen by the National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF), and their National Advisory Committee (NAC). This past summer, he engaged in community service at CommuniCare Health Centers in San Antonio, Texas, as part of his duties as a GE-NMF PCLP scholar. His service project was, “Addressing obesity and diabetes in underserved communities.” Vu plans on becoming a pediatrician upon graduation.