Britta Bunnel has been awarded the first Rotary scholarship at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. She is now a member of the Class of 2025 Cohort and is part of the Tri-Cities Learning Community.
Excerpts from Britta’s Scholarship Essay
- Dreamed of becoming a doctor: to know what to do when someone needed care to help them feel better.
- Pursuing a career in medicine that focuses on helping others by using tangible skills that can make a substantial difference in the lives of people
- Member of Phi Delta Epsilon pre-med academic fraternity whose mission is “deeds not words,” placing high value on serving others
- Served at low-income clinic in Quito, Ecuador and on a public health team in Mexicali, Mexico
Many residents in our state do not have access to quality medical care from licensed physicians. The vision of Washington’s community-based medical school is to prepare students to become healthcare leaders that are ready to serve Washington communities where they are needed most. The “Service Above Self” mission reflects not only the mission of the Rotary Districts across the world but reflects the mission and vision the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has for the State of Washington.
The Rotary Scholarship at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine was established to help reduce the shortage of physicians in vast areas of the state. Britta was selected for the scholarship this year with funding to help support her four-year study. Three more four-year scholarships are planned for successive years.
More than $17,000 has been donated through September 21, 2021.
To learn more or donate visit bellevuesunriserotary.org/rotary-scholarship