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Dr. A.I. Slagle Medical Educational Scholarship

Augustus Ira Slagle, MD was a practicing physician from Westmoreland County.  He was born January 25, 1884 to Samuel J. and Jennie Linweber Slagle.  He married Mabel R. Slagle who passed on September 3, 2006.

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.

*Note: for this scholarship to be renewed, an email will automatically be sent to the student who obtained the scholarship from the previous year(s).

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

  • 2021-22 Hannah Guzolik & Aubrey Chickerella