Blumberg Scholars to attract Jewish students to Dothan area

The Blumberg Family Jewish Community Services of Dothan is adding a new initiative to its plan to attract Jewish residents to the southeastern Alabama community.

Over the next three years, a total of up to six Blumberg Scholars will be named at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. The awards of up to $10,000 per year will be made to Jewish students “who demonstrate the highest levels of academic excellence and personal character, and commit to serve Dothan’s Jewish and greater community.”

Recipients must be Jewish; enter ACOM as a first-time, full-time medical student upon meeting admission requirements; and be committed upon graduation to have a primary care medical practice in a medically-underserved area of southeast Alabama and be active in Dothan’s Temple Emanu-El.

The scholarships may continue for all four years at ACOM, and it is anticipated that two scholars will be named for each of the next three years, for a total of six.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. Applications can be downloaded here.