Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. U. R. Plante, who practiced medicine in Massena from 1916 to 1972. It is believed that Dr. Plante delivered approximately 9,000 babies during his 56 years of practice. The Plante family, in establishing this scholarship in his honor, stated, "May the students who benefit from the Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship have the same compassion and concern for their patients that Dr. Plante had for his."
A $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending medical school who is a resident of either the Adirondack Park, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex or Hamilton County of New York State or has lived in one of these counties for at least two years. The successful candidate must be willing to return to one of the above locations or to a remote part of the US or where doctors are needed to practice medicine. Interested applicants must be accepted to or currently in an MD program only.
The deadline to apply for 2017 is April 15, 2017.
Applications must be submitted through our Online Grants Manager.
To give your references an information sheet on what we're looking for, click here.
The Plante family likes to keep track of the recipients of this scholarship and encourage those grantees to share their progress in the field of medicine and hear where recipients are practicing medecine. We gratefully accept electronic photos and stories about your experiences.
Read here about Darcy Beiras, Plante Scholarship recipient who came back to the region to practice medicine.