Renee Crawford, fourth-year student at A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA), received the 2019 Sherry Arnstein Student Minority Scholarship from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The $5,000 scholarship, named for former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, is awarded to two osteopathic medical students annually.
“I am very grateful and honored to receive the scholarship,” says Crawford. “As an African American, I am from one of the populations that is underrepresented in medicine as compared to its representation in the general population. I am blessed to stand on the shoulders of giants, including those of my mentor, Dr. Terence P. Rhone, who introduced me to the osteopathic profession as my youth pastor. I appreciate the opportunities and doors that this award has helped and will help to open, and I look forward to continuing on my path to fulfill the mission of ATSU-SOMA.”