Our scholarships are for middle school to graduate level students who show initiative towards disrupting public health, whether that is for public health or technology--something to improve the conditions of the medical and public health future.
Applications themselves can be found here
The Silverman-Stogdell scholarship is in memory of Dr. Joseph Silverman and Terry Stogdell, both Hemophiliacs who contracted HIV from contaminated medical products in the 1980s and 1990s. Dr. Silverman mentored Stogdell through his teenage years as he was treated for Hemophilia and HIV related complications at Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute and UCSF Children's Hospital. Eventually Dr. Silverman passed from AIDS complications in 1989. Terry Stogdell was taken by AIDS complications in 2002. Both Hemophiliacs and AIDS Activists worked diligently to improve public health and make the community stronger and more educated respectfully. Stogdell was an active counselor and mentor to Camp Cazadero's "Hemo Camp," served on various boards for the Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California as well as supported research and trials for the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control as well as many private research studies. Stogdell donated blood and cell samples that eventually led to the research behind Hepatitis vaccines. While Stogdell and Silverman remain respected for their public health efforts, criticism still surrounds the circumstances that left over 20,000 American Hemophiliacs infected with HIV and over 100,000 Hemophiliacs infected globally, aiming encouragement for responsibility of large pharmaceutical companies that need better procedures for quality and recall endurance.
Every year thousands of healthy people are taken due to medical error or mistake or preventable processes and the medical industry could use more talent in finding solutions. The Silverman Stogdell scholarship was setup to help college bound students who are interested in pursuing public health, especially if affected by a parent's death. All college bound students are encouraged to apply as early as possible and often sign up for information a year before college application. Scholarship sizes and amounts change each year depending on applicants and programs.
The main criteria for Silverman-Stogdell applicants:
Interested or know the right candidate? Apply here.
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