David R. Cox Scholarship for Rare Compassion

With 1 out of 10 people affected by rare disease, still, medical professionals often do not recognize or encounter one of the 7,000 that exist today.

In an effort to build the bridge of understanding and compassion among medical professionals, Global Genes presents the third year of the David R. Cox Scholarship for Rare Compassion. This scholarship program is an opportunity for emerging medical students to connect to the rare disease community with the goal of developing and understanding compassion for the challenges and lifestyles that patients diagnosed with a rare disease are faced with every day.

All medical students are eligible to be matched with a rare disease patient and/or family, and those who meet the requirements may have the opportunity to submit an essay or audio submission about their experience for consideration to receive a scholarship.

To learn more about the matching program and eligibility for the scholarship submission, check out our guidelines below.

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Scholarships Awarded: 

  • 1st Place: $5,000.00 and complimentary registration to the Global Genes 2018 RARE Patient Advocacy Summit plus a travel support scholarship of $600
  • 2nd Place: $2,500.00
  • 3rd Place: $1,500.00

Important Dates:

  • 2019 RARE Compassion Program opens: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • 2019 Request form closes: Friday, March 1, 2019
    • Students are matched on a rolling basis
  • Scholarship submissions due (if eligible): Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Submissions reviewed by committee: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Recipients notified: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • Recipients announced: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • 2019 RARE Patient Advocacy Summit (optional): September 18-20, 2019 

For questions, please email Ashley Yee, Senior Manager, Patient Engagement, at coxprogram@globalgenes.org.

 

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