Dr. Mark Austin Scholarship for Medical Students

Scholarship Details and Application

Welcome to the Scholarship Details and Application page. Here, you’ll find comprehensive information about the Dr. Mark Austin Scholarship, including eligibility requirements, application guidelines, and key dates. We invite aspiring medical professionals to explore the opportunities this scholarship offers and take the first step toward realizing their dreams in the field of medicine. Discover how you can be part of Dr. Austin’s legacy and make a meaningful impact on the future of healthcare.

Scholarship Overview

The Dr. Mark Austin Scholarship for Medical Students is a prestigious award that recognizes and supports aspiring medical professionals who embody the values and dedication exemplified by Dr. Mark Austin throughout his distinguished career. This scholarship offers a substantial financial award of $2,000 to the selected recipient, providing crucial assistance for their educational expenses. Eligible applicants must demonstrate a deep passion for a career in medicine, outstanding academic achievement, and a commitment to community service through healthcare. The scholarship is awarded through an inspiring essay contest, allowing applicants to showcase their dedication to excellence and their vision for the future of healthcare. Beyond the financial support, this scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Mark Austin, inviting recipients to become part of his enduring legacy and carry forward his values in their own medical journeys. It serves as a platform for future medical professionals to make a meaningful impact on healthcare and society, empowering them to pursue their dreams and contribute to the betterment of healthcare for all.


To be considered for the Dr. Mark Austin Scholarship for Medical Students, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Pursuit of Medicine: You must be an undergraduate student actively pursuing a career in medicine or a high school student with plans to attend university for a medical degree. We are dedicated to supporting future healthcare professionals who are committed to the field of medicine.
  2. Academic Excellence: We value exceptional academic performance. Applicants should have a strong academic record, demonstrating outstanding scholastic achievements in their current or previous studies.
  3. Passion for Medicine: A deep commitment to the field of medicine is essential. We seek applicants who genuinely aspire to make a positive impact on the lives of patients, showing a true passion for healing and healthcare.
  4. Continuous Growth: We are looking for individuals dedicated to personal and professional growth. Successful applicants should exhibit a strong desire to expand their knowledge and skills within the medical field, striving for continuous improvement.
  5. Essay Requirement: As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit a thoughtful essay of under 1000 words in response to the following prompt:

“Describe a significant challenge currently faced by the healthcare industry and propose an innovative solution to address it effectively.”

  1. Problem-Solving Skills: We are interested in applicants who demonstrate creative and resourceful problem-solving abilities. This includes the capacity to identify and address complex issues within the healthcare sector.


One time award of $2,000


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 15, 2024.

Winner Announced

The winner for the scholarship will be announced June 15, 2024.

How to Apply

To apply for the Dr. Mark Austin Scholarship for Medical Students, please follow these steps:

  1. Essay Submission: Write an essay, adhering to the following guidelines:
    • Format your essay in Word Doc format.
    • Address the essay prompt:
      “Describe a significant challenge currently faced by the healthcare industry and propose an innovative solution to address it effectively.”
  2. Email Submission: Email your essay as an attachment to: [email protected]

Include Your Information: In the email, please provide the following details:

    • Full Name
    • Phone Number
    • Mailing Address
    • Email Address
    • Name of Your High School and Graduation Date (for high school students)
    • Name of the University You Are Currently Enrolled In (for undergraduate students)
    • A Brief Personal Bio
    • Your Current GPA