Greenville, NC, June 08, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Four North Carolina residents have been awarded The Brody Medical Scholarship for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The four students will be a part of the class of 2012.
The state’s most distinguished medical scholars program, The Brody Medical Scholarship provides full tuition and fees, along with most living expenses, for four years of medical school. The scholarship also funds summer enrichment programs, such as travel abroad, in addition to any service projects the scholars undertake during medical school.
Each year twelve accepted applicants to the entering class at the Brody School of Medicine are nominated to interview for the scholars program. From the twelve finalists, the Brody Scholar Committee then chooses the four students who are awarded the Brody Medical Scholarship.
The award criteria are high scholarship ability, strong evidence of leadership, service, moral character and a promise of distinction in medicine.
The following students have been awarded the Brody Medical Scholarship for the class of 2012:
Nabeel H. Arastu (East Carolina University), son of Dr. Hyder and Mrs. Shamim Arastu of Greenville, NC
Bryan Howington (University of North Carolina at Pembroke), son of Mr. Spencer and Mrs. Frankie Howington of Pembroke, NC
Wesley Thomas O’Neal (North Carolina State University), son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wyatt O’Neal of Wilson, NC
Mary Elizabeth Windham (East Carolina University), daughter of Dr.Charlie Sang, Jr. and Mrs. Jonsi Sang of Greenville, NC
About The Brody Medical Scholarship
The Brody Medical Scholarship was established in 1983 by the family of J.S “Sammy” Brody. As part of the family’s long-standing commitment to the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU), the Brody Medical Scholarship has become North Carolina’s most distinguished medical scholarship. The scholarship provides full tuition and fees to incoming medical students who show high scholarship ability, with strong evidence of leadership, service, moral character, and a promise of distinction in medicine. The program shares the goals of the medical school to improve the health and quality of life for people in eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/bsomadmissions/brody_scholars.pdf.