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Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
Beginning in 2014, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill.
- Outstanding Paper by a Law Student-- $250
- Outstanding Paper by a Medical Student or Medical Resident -- $250
2014 Contest Question
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted into law in 2010 attempts to improve the access of Americans to improved quality health care, while controlling the nation's escalating health care expenditures. As the ACA gets further implemented in 2014, discuss opportunities and challenges this law presents for constructive, innovative collaboration between the legal and medical professions in contributing to the quest for a more affordable and accessible high quality health care system.
Applicant and Paper Criteria
- All authors must be enrolled, at the time of paper submission, in an accredited law school or medical school (M.D. or D.O.) or participating in an accredited medical residency program in the United States.
- No paper that has been previously published in any form will be considered; however, papers written for course credit are allowed as long as they have not been published. An applicant may submit a paper for publication consideration after the winner of this writing competition has been announced.
- Each submitted paper must be the original work of a single author.
- The length of the paper must be between 1,200 and 5,ooo words. The word count applies to the total paper, including title page, body, footnotes, figures, and tables (if any).
- No abstract is required.
- All references should be in the form of footnotes, using either Blue Book or APA style.
- All papers are to be submitted in Word document format, using 12 point Times New Roman font for all text, including footnotes. The body of papers must be double-spaced and footnotes should be single-spaced. All text must have one inch margins. All pages must be numbered.
- The first page must be the cover page, which must include: the author's name, full contact information, and school or residency program, as well as the final word count obtained from Word and a disclosure of any conflict of interest affecting the author concerning the subject matter of the paper.
- At the top of the first page of text, only the title of the paper should appear.
- If the author wishes to acknowledge an individual or institution, this may be done only on the cover page.
- 1. All papers will be judged by a committee of national experts on medical-legal collaboration, appointed by the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, in a blinded review process. The decision of the judges is final.
- Prizes will not be awarded if the competition judges determine that no entry in a particular year meets the appropriate standards.
- Papers will be judged according to the following criteria: Responsiveness to the competition question
- Originality and thoughtfulness
- Quality of analysis
- Quality of writing
Deadline and Submission
- All papers must be submitted in the proper format by midnight (EST) on January 2, 2014.
- Papers must be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
- Direct questions to:
Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition, Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, m5 W. Call Street, Tallallassee, FL 32306-4300
Phone: 850-645-9473 Web: http://med.fsu.edu/?page-lnnovativeCollaboration.html
- Winners will be announced on or before April1, 2014.
2014 Law School Diversity Scholarship.
The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.
Houtan Scholarship Fund
Description: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language and civilization.
Eligibility: Must have working knowledge of Farsi, interest in Iranian culture/heritage/literature, attending graduate school, academic success/significant improvement in academic success, financial need
Award: $2,500 per semester
Deadline: (Fall) June 1, (Spring) October 1
Contact: The Houtan Scholarship Foundation
300 Central Ave
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Description: The foundation is able to provide scholarships to Thetas in good standing for undergraduate and graduate education. Please refer to the website for an A to Z listing of scholarships and applications.
Eligibility: Women only, must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Scholarships are based on financial need, and be a KAT member in good standing.
Award: Varies by scholarship
Contact: Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
8740 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268-1300
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Description: The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family
Eligibility: New American, merit
Award: $20,000 (plus 50% of tuition)
Practicing Law Institute Bar Review Program Tuition Scholarships
Description: PLI awards scholarships covering the full or partial tuition cost for attending its seminars. Law students generally receive full scholarships to most programs, except for a $25 application fee (below). Faculty usually receives 75% scholarships to most programs. Scholarships are also available to legal aid and government attorneys, judges, judicial clerks, and employees of nonprofit organizations.
Eligibility: Attend bar review course
Award: Seminar tuition
Contact: Mark Dighton, Director of Law School Relations