Inspire the Next Generation of Physicians!
The Butte-Glenn Medical Society Board of Directors is pleased to launch our new scholarships in 2019. These scholarships are to inspire the next generation of physicians as we seek to address severe access to care issues in our region. One award is for a high school senior from any school in Butte or Glenn county and will be approximately $2,000. The other award is for a senior graduating from CSU Chico’s pre-med program and will be approximately $2,000. These scholarships are designed to be available in perpetuity on an annual basis. BGMS will fundraise each year to increase the award amounts, and to offer residents stipends as new residency programs are created in the region. Please read these instructions carefully.
2020 Application due date: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5 pm. Email completed application form to the BGMS Executive Director, Kristy Bird MaKieve, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Printed applications can be mailed to Butte-Glenn Medical Society, 25 Jan Court #130, Chico, CA 95928 but must be postmarked by February 19, 2020 due to delays in mail delivery.
The BGMS Scholarship Committee will review applications in early March and award recipients announced no later than March 27, 2020. The Committee will be comprised of BGMS physician members and elected to be on the committee by the BGMS Board of Directors. If an application is received by a family member or close relation of any scholarship committee member, that member will recuse themselves from reviewing that specific application.
High School Seniors from all Butte and Glenn County schools are welcome to apply for the high school scholarship.
Pre-Med program senior students at CSU Chico will also be eligible to apply for the college scholarship.
Butte-Glenn Medical Society physician leaders know that the road is long and difficult through medical school to residency and then starting to practice medicine. We hope these scholarships can be a beacon as students pursue their dreams, and perhaps consider coming back to the area to practice medicine. It is our goal to award these scholarships and to follow these students as they become healthcare leaders.
Scholarship Committee needs you!
If a physician would like to participate in the Board of Directors' Scholarship Committee, please contact Kristy Bird MaKieve, Executive Director of BGMS, at email@example.com or contact Dr. David Alonso, President. After launching the scholarships in 2019, the main function of the Committee will be to review applications and recommend final decisions. It's a rewarding effort.
Applications and Deadlines
Stay tuned for application criteria and details to be posted in October 2019 and applications open sometime in December 2019. Award decisions will be made in April 2020.
The Butte-Glenn Medical Society Scholarships will be derived from 4% spin off of our current investment fund. Scholarship donations will increase the investment fund, enabling us to provide more funds each year in perpituity. Donations may be sent by check addressed to Butte-Glenn Medical Society, 25 Jan Court #130, Chico, CA 95928 and note clearly that these for "BGMS Scholarships."
Our goal is to raise $25,000 by the end of 2019 for the Butte-Glenn Medical Society Scholarships investment fund. Donate $1,000 or more and you or your organizaiton will receive a Donor plaque in recognition of your generous gift.
A 501(c)6 non-profit organization, the Butte-Glenn Medical Society advises everyone who donates to the scholarship funds to discuss tax implications with your accountant.
As residency programs are created in our counties and funds increased, we will consider additional scholarships.