The APMA Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the PICA Distinguished Scholar Award. One student from each of the nine colleges of podiatric medicine was selected for the prestigious $500 award. The winners were chosen from among the 160 2021–22 APMA Educational Foundation student scholarship recipients. Recipients were chosen based on academic excellence, vision for the future of podiatric medicine and surgery, relationships with peers, recommendations, and financial need.
The foundation extends its congratulations to the following students:
Tolulope Afolabi, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Yahya Ayesh, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Neil Bernard, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Nathan Clyde, Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
Alex Dang, Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
Ksenja Llazar, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Daniel Lowe, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Shalvi Prasad, California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Julia Tolin, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
“We are so honored to support the next generation of podiatric physicians and surgeons. In our over 40 years of protecting podiatrists, PICA has consistently supported students by contributing to the APMA Educational Foundation. Since podiatry is in our DNA, nothing is more rewarding than seeing students like these scholarship recipients succeed in their academics, as well as their career pursuits. I extend my congratulations to all of these future leaders of our profession.”—PICA President and Chief Medical Officer Ross E. Taubman, DPM
“PICA’s generous support of our students allows us to further ease the financial burden of podiatric medical school for these outstanding students. We wish each of these exceptional scholars all the best as they continue their podiatric medical education. We look forward to their contributions to our specialty in the future.”—APMA Educational Foundation President Laura Pickard, DPM
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