AAP Resident Hardship Scholarship Program
Are you a pediatric resident with financial need?
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers financial hardship scholarships designed to help allay financial difficulties for residents in good academic standing. Each application will be reviewed carefully, and a moderate number of scholarships varying from $1,000 to $5,000 will be granted to interns and residents in most need. This past year, the Academy received 128 applications from residents, 54 of who were awarded scholarships.
All completed applications, which include the Resident Scholarship Application Form and the Program Director's Recommendation Form, must be submitted by April 22, 2016. Applications will not be processed if any items are missing.
QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLICANT:
- Be a pediatric resident in a training program (categorical or combined) and have a definite commitment for another year of residency or chief residency (not fellowship) in a pediatric program accredited by the Residency Review Committee.
- Have a substantial need for financial assistance.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Complete the Resident Scholarship Application Form and submit it by Friday, April 22, 2016.
- Confirm with your program director that he or she has received the link to the Program Director's Recommendation Form via email, has filled it out, and has submitted it by Friday, April 22, 2016. Please note that your program director will NOT receive the link to the Program Director's Recommendation Form until your portion of the application has been submitted and received by the Academy. Please allow your program director ample time to complete this form and indicate that your application will not be evaluated without this completed form. IMPORTANT: Your entire application will be forwarded to your program director along with the link to the recommendation form. If you do not wish for your program director to see your financial information, please contact Kimberley VandenBrook via email to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after submitting your application and request that your financial information not be forwarded.
You will receive confirmation of your completed application by May 20, 2016. If you have not received confirmation of your completed application by May 20, 2016, please contact Kimberley Vandenbrook. The scholarships will be reviewed and all applicants will receive notification by August 31, 2016.
Please note that the scholarship is considered taxable income. If you are chosen as a scholarship recipient, you will receive a 1099-MISC form for the 2016 calendar year.
This award is for financial need and not intended for use toward international rotations. The AAP offers the International Elective Award program to assist residents in completing elective rotations overseas. For more information, please visit http://www2.aap.org/sections/ypn/r/funding_awards/international_travel.html
If you have any other questions, after reading the instructions in full, please contact the Program Coordinator, Resident Initiatives, Kimberley VandenBrook, or call the Academy at 800/433-9016, extension 7134.
The 2016 Residency Hardship Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of the AAP Friends of Children Fund Program.
RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION:
Resident hardship scholarship recipients are selected by the Section on Early Career Physicians Subcommittee on Residency Hardship Scholarships. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of the resident's application and the Program Director's Recommendation Form. The Subcommittee on Residency Hardship Scholarships will make recommendations to the AAP Advisory Committee to the Board on Membership. Resident recipients will be notified by mail by August 31, 2016.
Friday, April 22, 2016 -
Deadline for application and Program Director's Recommendation Form. No application will be evaluated if it is incomplete.
August 2016 -
Scholarships will be mailed. Please do not call before August 31, 2016 as information is confidential and cannot be released before that date. Letters will be sent to all applicants by August 31, 2016.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE RESIDENT HARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANT
- Complete the Resident Hardship Scholarship Application Form and submit by Friday, April 22, 2016. The AAP will contact your program director regarding their recommendation. Please note that the program director's email address MUST be provided on the application form.
- Contact the Program Coordinator, Resident Initiatives at email@example.com if you have not received a confirmation of your application by May 20, 2016.
- Notify the American Academy of Pediatrics of any address change as notification letters will be mailed by August 31, 2016 to the mailing
address given on the application form.
- Upon receipt of the award, all resident recipients are asked to submit a thank-you letter to the program contributor.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics will maintain contact with you for 3 to 5 years to determine to what extent this program has contributed to your career in pediatrics. This survey will be forwarded to the email address we have on file. Again, your responses are used to evaluate and improve this program. We appreciate your participation in this follow-up.