Dr. Stuart Nelson UW-Superior Pre-Medicine Student Award

This award provides financial support to students enrolled in the UW-Superior Pre-Medicine/Pre-Health program with strong desire to succeed in becoming a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). To qualify, applicants must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA, must be enrolled full-time in the Pre-Medicine/Pre-Health program, and must submit an essay that details the applicant’s strong desire to succeed in medical school, their commitment to strong academic performance at UW-Superior, and their intention of successfully applying to medical school.

Funds received from this award opportunity must be used to help pay the cost of enrolling in and completing a Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparatory course, the cost for taking the MCAT, the cost for using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) to apply to M.D. and/or D.O. medical schools, and/or other expenses related to applying to and being accepted to M.D. or D.O. medical schools.

Dr. Stuart Nelson, PhD
Supplemental Questions
  1. To qualify for this award you must submit a concise essay that includes only the following components: Your one major motivating factor for seeking to become a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) physician; state your anticipated year of graduation from UW-Superior and your strong desire to graduate from UW-Superior; list the UW-Superior courses you have taken and intend to take; state your major, your favorite course taken at UW-Superior so far, and your current cumulative GPA; indicate which preparatory Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) you intend to take along with the cost to you; state the approximate date you intend to take the MCAT; list three M.D. or D.O. medical schools you intend to apply to along with the costs to you for applying to those schools; list three questions that you might be asked at a medical school interview. Do not provide answers, simply state the questions as if you were the interviewer. Do not include the question, "Why do you want to become a physician?" The reviewing committee is interested in your ideas and opinions about the medical school application process and your desire and plans to earn a M.D. or D.O. Again, make the essay as concise as possible.