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APMA Educational Foundation Names Tiffany Tran 2021 APMA–PICA Full-Tuition Scholar

November 1, 2021

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After an intensive selection process, the APMA Educational Foundation has named Tiffany Tran, California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, Class of 2023, as the winner of the inaugural 2021 APMA–PICA full-tuition scholarship. One student from each of the nine schools of podiatric medicine was nominated by their school. Nominees had demonstrated financial need, academic excellence, community service, research involvement, and peer support.

Tran, a third-year podiatric medical student, will be awarded a scholarship of $45,000. The foundation extends its deepest appreciation to PICA, a ProAssurance Company, for its gift to fully fund the APMA-PICA Full-Tuition Scholarship. APMA is grateful to PICA for its continued commitment to the field of podiatry and podiatric medical students across the country.

“We are proud that this newly established scholarship will make an impact on the next generation of podiatric physicians,” said Ross Taubman, DPM, president and CMO of PICA.

Of her nomination, Tran said, “It’s a huge honor to even be nominated. This is extremely inspiring during such a difficult time. I am so thankful to APMA and PICA for this opportunity.”

Additional support from the APMA Educational Foundation will enable first finalist William Stallings ’23 (New York College of Podiatric Medicine) to receive $10,000, and second finalist Daniel Lowe ’23 (Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery) to receive $5,000. The remaining nominees have been named commended scholars and will each receive $1,000.

“Although I was very impressed by the diversity of the candidates’ backgrounds and life experiences, I was even more impressed by their diverse philanthropic volunteerism and outreach,” said Laura J. Pickard, DPM, president of the APMA Educational Foundation. “Our profession is truly blessed by their enthusiasm, and they will be instrumental in moving our profession forward. We must continue to support these students financially, and the foundation will continue to lead the way. With the APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship endowment surpassing $10 million, no other organization in our profession can come close to the student support we have provided and will continue to provide in the future.”

Congratulations to the following students, whose talent, tenacity, and contributions to the profession cannot be overstated:

Full-Tuition Scholarship Recipient—$45,000
Tiffany Tran, California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, Class of 2023

Tiffany Tran

First Finalist—$10,000
William Stallings, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Class of 2023

William Stallings

Second Finalist—$5,000
Daniel Lowe, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Class of 2023

Daniel Lowe

Commended Scholars—$1,000

  • Rovern Anthony, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, Class of 2024
  • Katie Diol, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Class of 2023
  • Carly Goehring, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University, Class of 2024
  • Katherine Gutierrez, Western University College of Podiatric Medicine, Class of 2023
  • Holly Mergelsberg, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Class of 2023
  • Cassidy Wisbang, Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University, Class of 2023

To learn more about the APMA Educational Foundation, visit www.apma.org/educationalfoundation.

 


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