ASCEND Triad Healthcare Recruiting Scholarship for Health Professions

This scholarship supports graduate, doctoral, and professional students in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, or physical therapy in their final academic year.

Dharshan S. Jayasinghe CEL’ 12, BS ’03 is the CEO of Triad Healthcare Recruiting, and his wife Shannon Jayasinghe serves as President.  They both strongly believe in social responsibility and community service, improving the health and wellness of communities and improving access to college education.

In this spirit, they have committed $1 million to develop the ASCEND Triad Healthcare Recruiting Scholarship, which provides academic support to passionate and committed students at over 50 colleges and universities across the United States.

The ASCEND Scholarship fund provides $9,500 in tuition for the final academic year and is available to graduate, doctoral, and professional students pursuing a degree in the following areas of study:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy

Recipients should have a desire to work in the United States and contribute in a meaningful way to their community.

Recipients will be strongly encouraged to attend ASCEND career development events initiated by Triad Healthcare Recruiting.

The Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences presents the award.

Award Amount

$9,500, awarded in equal amounts during the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Graduate, doctoral, or professional students in the following areas of study:  Medicine, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Pharmacy.
  • Expected to graduate in the academic year the scholarship is awarded.
Recipients should have a desire to work in the United States and contribute in a meaningful way to their community.

Application Process

Submit a completed application to the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences.

Application Requirements

  • completed application
  • statement about the importance of contributing back to their community, both personally and professionally
Application Closed

Applications for the ASCEND Scholarship will be accepted starting in May 2020.

Deadline

Applications must be received by July 15.

Selecting Awardees

Successful applicants will be notified in writing.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the ASCEND Scholarship, please contact:

Deborah L. Kelsch

Senior Staff Assistant

Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences

955 Main Street, Room 6190, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-2775

Email: dlkelsch@buffalo.edu