The Prosper Shaked Scholarship for Future Medical Professionals
We Are Now Accepting Applications for the Annual Prosper Shaked Scholarship for Future Medical Professionals!
Thank you to everyone that applied for the 2018 scholarship. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Danielle Hounshell. Submissions are now open for the 2019 scholarship award.
The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked is a Miami law firm devoted to representing victims of serious personal injury in South Florida. Through his practice with car accident injury victims and the victims of other catastrophic injuries, Prosper Shaked understands the importance of ensuring we have skilled doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. This $1,500 scholarship is available, annually, to any applicant pursuing any of the following degrees:
- An undergraduate degree in a pre-medical field (e.g. biology, chemistry, or pre-med);
- Nursing degree;
- Physician’s Assistant degree;
- Medical Assistant degree;
- M.D. or D.O. degrees;
- Doctor of Nurse Practitioner (D.N.P);
- Nurse Anesthetist (N.A.);
- Dentist (D.D.S.);
- Chiropractor; or
- Any other medical degrees.
To apply for our scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a citizen of the United States.
- You must be able to demonstrate full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university in pursuit of a degree related to the medical field. If you have not been accepted into a program yet, you can apply for the scholarship, but no funds will be released without proof of acceptance or enrollment.
- You must maintain a minimum GPA score of 3.0 through the time that you are applying.
The selected student will receive a $1,500 scholarship to be used toward the tuition for their medical or science degree.
How to Apply
- Complete the Future Medical Professional Scholarship form found on our website. (Click here to download the form).
- Submit a 650-word essay about your future goals in the medical field.
- A transcript reflecting your current academic standing, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and proof of enrollment.
Submit all of these materials by mail or via e-mail. Failing to include all of these materials will result in your application being rejected.
To apply for the scholarship online, submit your application and materials attached to an email to Prosper Shaked at [email protected]. Your email’s subject line should be “Prosper Shaked Scholarship for Future Medical Professionals.”
To submit your application by mail, send your paper application to:
The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked
Attn: Prosper Shaked
1160 Kane Concourse #405
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
Applications for this year’s scholarship must be submitted and received or postmarked by no later than August 15th, 2019 for eligibility in the fall of the application year.
Before contacting us, please thoroughly read the above instructions and the questions answered below. If you have additional questions, please email them to [email protected], and someone will respond to your question.
How can I use the scholarship?
This scholarships awarded by The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked should be used for tuition expenses toward a degree in the scientific or medical fields, or for a related undergraduate or graduate level degree. Your scholarship check will be made payable to your university or college.
How many students can receive the scholarship?
The Prosper Shaked Scholarship for Future Medical Professionals will be awarded to only one applicant who demonstrates academic excellence and passion for working as a medical professional.
Can I use an unofficial or internal transcript?
Unfortunately, we can only accept official transcripts from an accredited university as proof of your enrollment, student status, and GPA.
Do I need proof of acceptance and proof of enrollment?
If you are a high school student applying for this scholarship for your freshman year, proof of acceptance into a qualifying institution is sufficient. Proof of enrollment is not necessary.
If you are already enrolled at a college or university, proof of enrollment at the qualifying university or college is sufficient. Proof of acceptance is not necessary if you can provide proof of enrollment.
What can I use as proof of enrollment?
Documentation from your school’s registrar verifying you are enrolled as a full-time student is sufficient proof of enrollment. We will not accept unofficial printouts or digital copies of your class schedule.
Do I need to be in medical school to get this scholarship?
No. The Prosper Shaked Scholarship for Future Medical Professionals accepts applications for anyone starting studies or already pursuing studies in an undergraduate or graduate institution as long as those studies are focused on future work in the medical field. This includes nursing students, PA students, pre-med students, medical students, those studying science and more.
Data Use Policy: The information gathered as part of this application process will only be used to determine eligibility and authenticity of the student’s status, GPA, and enrollment. The Law Offices of Prosper Shaked do not share this information with third parties, nor use your application or personal information for promotional or marketing purposes. This information is kept confidential, and all application materials are deleted or destroyed after we complete our application and evaluation process.