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Dr. A.I. Slagle Medical Educational Scholarship

Scholarship Details

Available to Adult Students
May be renewable up to 4 years - must reapply each year in order to be eligible
Approximately $73,100 available (which may be split into multiple awards)
Applicant must:

  • Have graduated from Apollo Ridge High School, Armstrong High School, Kiski Area High School, or Leechburg High School
  • Be entering (first year student) an accredited medical school in the US to obtain an MD or DO

All applicants must complete the online scholarship application, including his/her response to the following essay question.


Essay Question

One understands that a career in medicine can be lucrative, but one also knows that other professions can be just as financially rewarding-if not more so.  Additionally, other professions can be achieved more quickly, without as many financial and academic demands, and without the enormous time constraints almost always necessitated by a career in the medical arts.  So, why medicine, an arena that constantly refuses to be run according to a schedule and that exposes one to frustration and to reality in its most terrible and absolute forms?  What is it that has engaged your interest and your dedication to a career in medicine?  You are encouraged to share examples of a time or of times in your life that have resulted in your determination to enter the world of medicine.

Past Recipients

To be awarded in 2020.