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The Kenneth & Joan Callahan Endowed Scholarship is a $5,500 scholarship awarded to a current sophomore to be applied to the student's junior year. If the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria, the scholarship award will be renewed for the student's senior year. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Have a declared intent to pursue a career in medicine or dentistry by being a registered participant of the Pre-Health Professions Program;

  2. Be able to demonstrate community involvement and/or social responsibility;

  3. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.5;

  4. Be a current sophomore.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit:

  1. A resume that describes his or her academic achievements, community involvement, and other activities that convey both the scholarship and social responsibility of the applicant;
  2. Names and contact information of two people who can serve as references;
  3. A copy of the applicant’s web transcript (unofficial transcript from Banner);
  4. A personal essay that demonstrates a desire to pursue a career in medicine or dentistry, how the applicant’s community service impacted that career goal, and the steps taken to fulfill that goal. Financial need issues can also be included in the essay. Maximum length of essay is 5,000 characters, including spaces. 
  5. Materials should be submitted via e-mail to klee@jcu.edu.
  6. Completed applications should be submitted no later than noon on the due date (last Friday in April). 

 

The James J. & Marie Kolenich Pre-Med Scholarship is a $3,800 scholarship awarded to a current junior who intends to pursue a career in medicine. The award will be applied to the student's senior year.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Have a declared intent to pursue a career in medicine by being a registered participant of the Pre-Health Professions Program;

  2. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.25;

  3. Have taken over 50% of undergraduate coursework at John Carroll University at the time the award is given;

  4. Demonstrate an interest in the humanities;

  5. Be a current junior.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit:

  1. A resume that describes his or her academic achievements, community involvement, and other activities that convey both the scholarship and social responsibility of the applicant.

  2. Names and contact information for two people who can serve as references for the applicant.

  3. A copy of the applicant’s transcript (unofficial transcript from Banner).

  4. A personal essay (max length 5,000 characters) that demonstrates a desire to pursue a career in medicine and an interest in the humanities by highlighting course selections that clearly show such interest, extracurricular activities that point to an interest in the humanities, and/or personal skills and other characteristics that show an interest in the humanities. Financial need issues can also be included in the essay.

  5. Materials should be submitted via e-mail to klee@jcu.edu.
  6. Completed applications should be submitted no later than noon on the due date (last Friday in April). 

The Terence H. Ahearn, S.J. award goes to the outstanding Pre-Health Professions student and is named after the former director of the Biology Department at John Carroll University. Father Ahearn is considered to have established the basis for pre-medical and pre-health professions education here at JCU.

Pre-Health Professions

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