Dr. Karl Stockhausen Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Dr. Karl Stockhausen, a 2008 graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC). Dr. Stockhausen planned to spend his life in service of healing others, especially in third world countries. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine, MD, from AUC and, twice, joined surgical teams providing healthcare in Honduras. He worked for three months in La Parroquia, Guatemala, assisting in free healthcare clinics for the indigenous community. At age 24, while in medical school, Dr. Stockhausen was diagnosed with a rare eye disease and at age 26 he was diagnosed with cancer, but Karl was a fighter and finished medical school with honors. The cancer took his life, but it did not diminish his indomitable spirit or will to be of service to others. This scholarship was created by his family and friends to continue his legacy.
Three scholarships, up to $5,000 each, will be awarded to eligible students currently enrolled at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The award is directed to the institution and is applied toward tuition expenses only.
- Students attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
- Must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours
- GPA 3.0 or higher
- Application completely filled out
- Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member or medical professional
- Essay Question: Choose one of the following three topics (no more than 500 words)
- Describe your service to others through medicine, your tenacity and accomplishments while under pressure.
- Discuss the significant challenges you have encountered in your life, what you did to overcome these challenges and what positive impact you have made as a result.
- Describe your experience in performing a clinical rotation in a third world country, disadvantaged community, or equivalent, and how it affected your outlook on providing medical care to those less fortunate.