Parish Medical Society Alliance Awards Scholarship
LA)— The Lafayette Parish Medical Society Alliance (LPMSA) Medical Scholarship
Fund, at Community Foundation of Acadiana, recently awarded a total of $10,000
to medical students Kelly Landry and Wade Tucker through its most recent
received a $5,000 scholarship for tuition and educational expenses. Landry and
Tucker are both graduates of Lafayette High School and are attending the
Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Medicine (LSU) in
New Orleans. Landry received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State
University and is in her second year of medical school at LSU. Tucker received
his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is
in his fourth year of medical school at LSU.
"I've wanted to be a doctor since my Kindergarten
career day, honestly,” said scholarship recipient Wade Tucker. "It is the first
time I can remember saying that I wanted to help those who were sick and needed
someone to provide them with care. I've worked towards that dream ever since.”
fund was created to help ensure the future of medicine in Lafayette Parish by
providing assistance to students residing in Lafayette who are in medical
school. The scholarships are made possible by contributions from LPMSA members,
fundraising endeavors and donations from physicians and their spouses,
hospitals and various local businesses.
scholarship awards would not be possible without the community’s generous
support,” said LPMSA President Dana Bishara. "We are very excited to award our
largest scholarships yet to these wonderful students to assist them in pursuing
their medical degrees.”
This is the fourth
year LPMSA awards a scholarship and there are seven, past recipients. Scholarship
applicants must be residents of Lafayette Parish, currently enrolled in or
entering medical school and Louisiana residents for at least 12 months prior to
applying. Applicants are also required
to provide two letters of reference, proof of enrollment and a one-page essay.
information on the LPMSA Medical Scholarship Fund at Community Foundation of
Acadiana, please visit www.cfacadiana.org/LPMSA.
LPMSA is a nonprofit service
organization of physicians and their spouses who are dedicated to advancing the
health of Acadiana.The group is committed to promoting health education;
supporting health-related charitable endeavors; encouraging participation of
volunteers in activities that address health care needs; and extending
health-related programs of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org/LPMSA.
Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA)
core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about.
CFA is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our
region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette,
St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion.CFA has realized cumulative
gifts exceeding $166 million and has made cumulative grants of over $82
million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.