Max Schaefer, third-year medical student in the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM), received the Welch Scholars Grant from the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF).
The $2,000 grant is given to students across the country based on their outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, strong commitment toward osteopathic medicine, and financial need.
Schaefer earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Notre Dame and is a member of MU-COM’s inaugural class. During his time at Marian University, Schaefer has excelled in and out of the classroom.
“Max Schaefer is a wonderful example of the quality of MU-COM students we have here,” said Paul Evans, DO, senior vice president and dean of MU-COM. “He teaches human anatomy as a student prosector, is a yoga instructor, has done scientific research in nanotechnology, and has completed extensive community volunteer work. Max is a deserving recipient of this national award.”
The Welch Scholars Grant is named in honor of Sterling Welch, DO, for his outstanding generosity to the AOF and his desire to support osteopathic medical students.