Fort Bend Medical Society Scholarship Program
 

The pursuit of a career in medicine is not an easy decision.   Once a high school senior experiences that calling, there are many unanswered questions.  What is the life of a physician?  How do prepare myself for medical school?  What better way could the Society serve the youth of Fort Bend county than to offer them a scholarship to further their undergraduate education in preparation for Medical School?

The Scholarship program provides a forum for high school seniors to apply for a scholarship for their undergraduate tuition, and also an opportunity to meet with the Scholarship Committee and ask questions about medical school, specialization and what a physician’s life is really like.   Each scholarship is $1000.   The program commences in spring of each year, with the scholarship award in time for college commencement.  Scholarship funds may be used for tuition and fees.

The inception of the program was in 2014, thanks to the initial contributions of Fort Bend Medical Society members.  The Society plans to continue this program annually.   The program is coordinated by Executive Director Vickie Tonn, assisted by a FBMS Scholarship Committee.

 

FBMS Scholarship Application 2017-2018

 

 

Caleb Thomas Leachman

Caleb Leachman, son of Ron and Suzanne Campbell and Daryl Leachman of Needville, Texas, is the 2016-2017 recipient of the $2,000 Fort Bend Medical Society scholarship.  

He graduated in 2016 from Needville High School where he was actively involved in many school activities including being an outstanding player on the school’s football team, as well as a vast array of community service programs.  Along with the FBMS scholarship, Caleb also received The Academic Excellence and Cullen Leadership scholarships from The University of Houston along with several other local awards and scholarships. 

He has three other older siblings who are also attending college; therefore, Caleb has worked throughout his high school years to assist his family with this financial burden while graduating in the top 10% of his class and scoring in the top 80% on his SAT.   

Caleb is majoring in Biology at The University of Houston and plans on pursuing a medical career in pediatric surgery.

The Fort Bend Medical Society is proud to award their 2016-2017 scholarship to Mr. Caleb Leachman!

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Scholarship Committee:

Dr. Paul Loubser                                                        

Dr. Art Klawitter                                                                                           

Dr. Shreyas Bhavsar

Dr. Neetee Gadgil

Dr. Lauren Swords

Dr. Sapna Singh

2014-2015 Recipient - Theodore Zhang
2015-2016 Recipient - Alwin Alias

2017 Scholarship Application available February 2017

Fort Bend Medical Society seeks your contributions to the Scholarship Program.   Contributions may come from members of the Society, non-members, health care institutions, commercial entities or even individuals.  Endowments or contributions in the name of an organization or individual are most welcome.  Please contact Vickie Tonn for more information;  vickietonn@yahoo.com    281-239-2178 (Office)  713-502-5791 (Cell)